Tag Archives: History

Evolution of European Borders: 1000 Years in less than 3.5 Mins

HT: Marginal Revolution

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When the Levee Breaks: Black Migration and Economic Development in the American South

From Richard Hornbeck and Suresh Naidu: In the American South, post-bellum economic development may have been restricted in part by white landowners’ access to low-wage black labor. This paper examines the impact of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 on black … Continue reading

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Luck, Wealth, & Inequality

From Joseph Ferrie and Hoyt Bleakley: The state of Georgia allocated most of its land to the public through a system of lotteries. These episodes provide unusual opportunities to assess the long-term impact of large shocks to wealth, as winning was … Continue reading

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Interview with Barry Eichengreen: Economic History, the Great Depression, and the Recent Financial Crisis

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Delong on the Lack of a Political Reaction to the Second Gilded Age

Brad Delong: Ray Ginger put it in two absolutely brilliant books–Altgeld’s America and The Age of Excess–even the Republicans thought that they wanted to live in Abe Lincoln’s America, where when you are young you split wood into fence rails and go … Continue reading

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