Sunday, April 1, 2018

On the blogs -- Economic History Edition

When did sustained growth start?-- Dietrich Vollrath on a paper by Jane Humphries and Jacob Weisdorf, in which they show the increase in real wages in the 1600s and preceding the Industrial Revolution

Do we really care whether the profits from American Slavery were reinvested to spur faster growth or not?-- Brad DeLong on Gavin Wright's presentation on the topic of the centrality of slavery for economic growth and the Industrial Revolution

What Happened to The Standard of Living During the Gilded Age?-- Bradley Hansen on living standards during the latter part of the 19th century in the US (he suggests the situation was not as bad as some historians think)

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