Malthusian dynamism and the rise of Europe: Make war, not love

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American Economic Review. Papers and Proceedings, May 2009, 99 (2), pp. 248-254.
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dc.contributor.author Voth, Joachim
dc.contributor.author Voigtländer, Nico
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
dc.date.issued 2009-05-01
dc.identifier.citation American Economic Review. Papers and Proceedings, May 2009, 99 (2), pp. 248-254.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/6070
dc.description.abstract 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 during the transition. Europe checked the downward pressure on wages through late marriage, which reduced fertility, and a mortality regime that combined high death rates with high incomes. We argue that both emerged as a result of the Black Death.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 1185
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dc.title Malthusian dynamism and the rise of Europe: Make war, not love
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2014-06-03T07:14:25Z
dc.subject.keyword Economic and Business History
dc.subject.keyword growth
dc.subject.keyword comparative development
dc.subject.keyword technological progress
dc.subject.keyword demographic transition
dc.subject.keyword diversity
dc.subject.keyword human capital
dc.subject.keyword malthusian stagnation
dc.subject.keyword black death
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