Origins of Political Change—The Case of Late Medieval Guild Revolts

New EHES working paper Fabian Wahl is a PhD student at the Universityof Hohenheim In the last decades there has been an increasing interest in the role of institutional innovations in the late medieval and early modern period for the “Rise of the West” and the “Great Divergence” between the Western countries and the rest of […]

FRESH: Economic Geography in Historical Perspective IIIS, Trinity College Dublin

This blog post was written by Ronan C Lyons,  Assistant Professor of Economics at Trinity  College Dublin and a Research Affiliate at the  Spatial Economics Research Centre in LSE. A FRESH meeting was organized in Trinity College Dublin on November 7, with the aim of bringing together researchers involved in work that combines both economic […]

FRESH meeting on Ancient Economy and Early Economic Developments

A FRESH meeting was organized in Esbjerg October 1-2 to bring together researchers in Ancient History and Economic History to share research and exchange interdisciplinary ideas. The economists and ancient historians who took part in the workshop are explicitly interested in collaborating across disciplines. Their papers covered a wide spectrum of topics and approaches and […]

Effects of Agricultural Productivity Shocks on Female Labor Supply: Evidence from the Boll Weevil Plague in the US South

New EHES working paper Manifested in historical accounts, songs, and family tales, the boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis), an approximately one-fourth inch long beetle with a very long snout, is considered as the most well-known agricultural pest in the American South.  Anthonomus grandis Arriving near Brownsville, Texas, from Mexico in 1892, the boll weevil started to […]

Lifespan from the Dark Ages to the Industrial Revolution

New EHES working paper The family trees of European nobility provide a rich resource for the understanding of our Neil Cummins is Assistant Professor of Economic History, London School of Economics demographic past. Over the past year, I have consolidated about 1.3 million aristocratic records that have been deposited online by the church of Jesus Christ […]

International conference on economic and business history of Latin America

Call for papers As part of the 80th anniversary celebrations of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Chile, the Faculty is hosting an International Conference on the Economic and Business History of Latin America to be held on December 12th, 2014 in its premises in Santiago, Chile. The conference invites contributions in […]