How history can contribute to better economic education

Coen Teulings, 11 July 2014

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Historians tend to stress the particularities in history. Each event is unique, caused by a set of conditions that will never reproduce themselves again. In turn, each event causes new events, which therefore are equally unique and equally irreproducible. Hence, historians conduct painstaking research into the details of these conditions to understand the course of history.

Topics: Economic history, Education
Tags: agglomeration, Agriculture, economic history, geography, history, Industrial Revolution, institutions, new economic geography, urbanisation

Long-term barriers to growth

Enrico Spolaore, Romain Wacziarg, 3 October 2013

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Students of comparative development have turned their focus to factors rooted deeper and deeper in history.

Topics: Development, Economic history
Tags: ancestry, Culture, development, geography, growth, technology transfer

Ethnic inequality

Alberto Alesina, Stelios Michalopoulos, Elias Papaioannou, 18 November 2012

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Topics: Development, Poverty and income inequality
Tags: development, diversity, ethnicity, geography, Inequality

The Spatial Diffusion of Technology

Diego Comin, Mikhail Dmitriev, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg , 11 November 2012

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Topics: Development, International trade, Macroeconomic policy
Tags: geography, human interactions, technology diffusion

Three centuries of climatic variation and the world income distribution

John C Bluedorn, Akos Valentinyi, Michael Vlassopoulos, 15 December 2009

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Policymakers around the world are being urged to address the effects of climate change. Formulating a unified policy on climate change is one of the central goals of the Copenhagen Summit on Climate Change now underway. A key input into that decision-making process is an accurate appraisal of the possible economic consequences of climate change.

Topics: Environment
Tags: climate change, geography, history

The blessing of bad geography in Africa

Nathan Nunn, Diego Puga, 6 June 2007

Mountainous terrain is tough to farm, costly to traverse, and often inhospitable to live in; yet in Africa, countries with a rugged landscape tend to perform better than their flatter rivals. To explain this paradox, CEPR Research Fellow Diego Puga and his co-author Nathan Nunn reach back more than two centuries – to the slave trade.

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Topics: Development
Tags: Africa, geography, slave trade

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