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  • Satyanath, Shanker; Voigtländer, Nico; Voth, Hans-Joachim (2013)
    Social capital – a dense network of associations facilitating cooperation within a community – typically leads to positive political and economic outcomes, as demonstrated by a large literature following Putnam. A growing ...
  • Voigtländer, Nico; Voth, Hans-Joachim (2013)
    Today, per capita income differences around the globe are large – varying by as much as a factor of 35 across countries (Hall and Jones 1999). These differentials mostly reflect the "Great Divergence" (Sam Huntingon) – the ...
  • Voigtländer, Nico; Voth, Hans-Joachim (2008)
    We analyze the rise of the first socio-economic institution in history that limited fertility – long before the Demographic Transition. The "European Marriage Pattern" (EMP) raised the marriage age of women and ensured ...
  • Carvalho, Vasco M.; Voigtländer, Nico (2014)
    The adoption and diffusion of inputs in the production network is at the heart of technological progress. What determines which inputs are initially considered and eventually adopted by innovators? We examine the evolution ...
  • Voth, Hans-Joachim; Voigtländer, Nico (2009)
    This paper argues that Malthusian regimes are capable of sustained changes in per capita incomes. Shifting mortality and fertility schedules can lead to different steady-state income levels, with long periods of growth ...
  • Voigtländer, Nico; Voth, Hans-Joachim (2012)
    Marriage is amongst the biggest decisions in life. In general, there is a tendency towards assortative matching – people marry others who are relatively similar to themselves. Intermarriage between different social, religious ...
  • Voigtländer, Nico; Voth, Hans-Joachim (2011)
    How persistent are cultural traits? This paper uses data on anti-Semitism in Germany and finds continuity at the local level over more than half a millennium. When the Black Death hit Europe in 1348-50, killing between one ...
  • Voigtländer, Nico; Voth, Hans-Joachim (2012)
    In this paper, we assess the determinants of long-run persistence of local culture, and examine the success of policy interventions designed to change attitudes. We analyze anti-Semitic attitudes drawing on individual-level ...
  • Voigtländer, Nico; Voth, Hans-Joachim (2008)
    How did Europe escape the "Iron Law of Wages?" We construct a simple Malthusian model with two sectors and multiple steady states, and use it to explain why European per capita incomes and urbanization rates increased ...
  • Voigtländer, Nico; Voth, Hans-Joachim (2005)
    Why was England first? And why Europe? We present a probabilistic model that builds on big-push models by Murphy, Shleifer and Vishny (1989), combined with hierarchical preferences. The interaction of exogenous demographic ...

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