Economic History

Economic history is the academic study of economies or economic events of the past. Research is conducted using a combination of historical methods, statistical methods and the application of economic theory to historical situations and institutions. The field can encompass a wide variety of topics, including equality, finance, technology, labor, and business. It emphasizes historicizing the economy itself, analyzing it as a dynamic force and attempting to provide insights into the way it is structured and conceived. Using both quantitative data and qualitative sources, economic historians emphasize understanding the historical context in which major economic events take place. They often …

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BGI: Berggruen Governance Index · 16 July 2024 English

This report evaluates the governance performance of the United Kingdom ahead of the 2024 election, focusing on the interplay between fiscal austerity, economic stagnation, and public scandal. Despite a high …

research focuses on the political economy and economic history of the US and Europe in the 20th century


Cato Institute · 9 July 2024

The first age of globalization (1870-1914) is one of the most fascinating periods of economic history. In the conventional telling, great technological innovations such as refrigeration, steamships, railways


Cato Institute · 26 June 2024 English

Hayek: A Life is the first volume of a definitive biography of one of the last century's most important thinkers, co- authored by Bruce Caldwell, the general editor of Friedrich …

Depression, was one of the most exciting pieces of economic history I read in grad- uate school. Long-run contributions


Cato Institute · 26 June 2024 English

Matt Zwolinski and Miranda Perry Fleischer's Universal Basic Income lives up to its subtitle, What Everyone Needs to Know--or nearly. In 66 short chapters, the book provides a trove of …

Depression, was one of the most exciting pieces of economic history I read in grad- uate school. Long-run contributions


Cato Institute · 26 June 2024 English

Ban the Box A recurring topic in Working Papers is criminal justice policy innovation. The goal of these policies is to reduce the negative effects of incarceration on subsequent employment. …

Depression, was one of the most exciting pieces of economic history I read in grad- uate school. Long-run contributions


Cato Institute · 26 June 2024 English

II cast my first vote at age 18 in 1997, voting "yes" on a proposal to spend government money on a stadium for Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew. I did …

Depression, was one of the most exciting pieces of economic history I read in grad- uate school. Long-run contributions


Cato Institute · 26 June 2024 English

Fans of economist Milton Friedman--of whom I'm one--should count themselves lucky that Stanford historian Jennifer Burns has written a detailed biography of him. Based on intensive archival research that only …

Depression, was one of the most exciting pieces of economic history I read in grad- uate school. Long-run contributions


Cato Institute · 26 June 2024 English

Agriculture in the developed world has historically benefited from government support in the form of subsidies, price controls, trade protection, and other policies. These result from a political process that …

Depression, was one of the most exciting pieces of economic history I read in grad- uate school. Long-run contributions


World Bank Group · 24 June 2024 English

This paper presents a unified analytical framework to organize and review the literature on consumption-based poverty measurement, with a focus on establishing absolute poverty lines. Based on this framework, the …

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World Bank Group · 24 June 2024 English

This paper presents a unified analytical framework to organize and review the literature on consumption-based poverty measurement, with a focus on establishing absolute poverty lines. Based on this framework, the …

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