The Link Between Political Stability and Business Growth: A Glimpse into Haiti’s Economic History

Craig Palsson Societies that effectively manage and control violence tend to experience enhanced economic progress. This premise, supported by various studies such as North et al. (2009), demonstrates the adverse effects of political upheaval on the business landscape of low-capacity states. This connection is demonstrated by Haiti and the American occupation. Historically, Haiti’s political landscape […]

‘After Da Gama: Real wages in Western India, c. 1500-c. 1650’

‘After Da Gama: Real wages in Western India, c. 1500-c. 1650’ By Hélder Carvalhal (Univ. of Manchester), Jan Lucassen (International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam), and Pim De Zwart (Wageningen University & Research) How did living standards fare in India over the last five centuries? This central question in economic history, both for the debate […]

Harmonious relations: Quality transmission among composers in the very long run

Authors: Karol Jan Borowiecki (Department of Economics, University of Southern Denmark) Nick Ford (Department of Economic History, Lund University) Maria Marchenko (Department of Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business) Read the full paper here   All of us have had teachers who we can recall decades later. Many of us have struggled with a […]

The Toulouse Salons: a regional counterweight to the Parisian art scene? (1861-1939)  

  Author: Léa Saint-Raymond (ENS-PSL, Ph.D, director of the Observatoire des humanités numériques, read the full paper here Art market studies have one point in common, that of concentrating on the major metropolises of the art market, mainly in Paris, London, New York or Amsterdam. The peripheries are therefore a blind spot in this […]

Exploring the Early Origins of the Quest for Authorship in the Art Market. Evidence from Jean-Baptiste Pierre Lebrun (Paris, 1748-1813)

Hans J Van Miegroet and Anne-Sophie V Radermecker You can read the full paper here Exploring the Early Origins of the Quest for the Artist’s Hand The guarantee of the artist’s name is one of the most important factors for art buyers, as any misattribution or reattribution can have dramatic financial consequences. Our research explores the early […]

Fund management in the interwar period

Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos, Department of Accounting and Finance, The Open University Business School, UK Email:     Janette Rutterford Department of Accounting and Finance, The Open University Business School, UK. Email:   Daniele Tori Department of Accounting and Finance, The Open University Business School, UK. Email:     read the full paper […]

Contracting Creativity

  Ennio E. Piano (Middle Tennessee State University) and Clara E. Piano (Austin Peay State University) Read the full paper here The Demand and Supply of Creative Freedom What determines the creative freedom available to an artist? In a recent publication, authors Ennio E. Piano and Clara E. Piano contribute to the ongoing effort to […]

The Highs and The Lows- Swedish Bank Failures through Inflation and Deflation (1914-26)

by Seán Kenny, Anders Ögren, and Liang Zhao Paper available here In the current context, it is difficult to imagine any policy discussion that does not involve interest rate movements and rising prices. The dual shock of supply chain disruptions induced by Covid-19 and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine have led to inflation rates that […]

The Portuguese budgetary costs with First World War: A comparative perspective

by Ricardo Ferraz In my paper, I calculate and present the budgetary costs of Portugal with the First World War and estimate their effects on public finances and on economic growth using two dynamic models. I also establish comparisons between Portuguese budgetary costs with those of other belligerent nations. It is important to start by […]

Historical political economy and long-run development – Cologne FRESH meeting May 2023

Political economy has recently been described as the methodology of economics applied to the analysis of political behavior and institutions. Using history as a laboratory to contribute to political-economic theory and empirics has proven immensely valuable. This encompasses the use of historical data to study institutions and human behavior in the historical context but also […]