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1.

Collective Hallucinations and Inefficient Markets: The British Railway Mania of the 1840s

Number of pages: 322 Posted: 18 Jan 2010
Working Paper Series
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Mathematics and Digital Technology Center
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This Time is Different: An Example of a Giant, Wildly Speculative, and Successful Investment Mania

B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol. 10, Issue 1, Article 60, 2010
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 23 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2012
Accepted Paper Series
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Mathematics and Digital Technology Center
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3.

What Lessons for Economic Development Can We Draw from the Champagne Fairs?

CESifo Working Paper Series, No. 3438
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 19 May 2011
Working Paper Series
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Economics and Politics and All Souls College, Oxford
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4.

Law, Finance and the First Corporations

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE RULE OF LAW, James J. Heckman, Robert L. Nelson, L. Cabatingan, eds., Abingdon: Routledge-Cavendish, 2009
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 Jan 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
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5.

Charles Mackay's Own Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Railway Mania

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 14 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2012
Working Paper Series
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Mathematics and Digital Technology Center
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The Collapse of the Railway Mania, the Development of Capital Markets, and Robert Lucas Nash, a Forgotten Pioneer of Accounting and Financial Analysis

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 16 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2012
Working Paper Series
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Mathematics and Digital Technology Center
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7.

Statistics in Ancient History

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 13-06
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 14 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2013
Working Paper Series
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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8.

Self-Enforcing Political System and Economic Growth: Late Medieval Genoa

97-037
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 28 Jan 1998
Working Paper Series
Stanford University - Department of Economics
Downloads 551
9.

Overseas Trade and the Decline of Privateering

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 26 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2010
Working Paper Series
University of Mannheim and Luxembourg Institute for Socio-Economic Research
Downloads 423
10.

A Mark of Distinction: Branding and Trade Mark Law in the UK from the 1860s

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 27 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2009
Working Paper Series
Independent
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11.

Printing and Protestants: Reforming the Economics of the Reformation

Number of pages: 78 Posted: 18 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2011
Working Paper Series
Chapman University - The George L. Argyros School of Business & Economics
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12.

The Cost of Transportation in Pre-Industrial Europe

Dartmouth College, Dept. of Econ, Working Paper No. 01-02
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 06 Feb 2001
Working Paper Series
Dartmouth College - Department of Economics
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13.

The Forgotten Discovery of Gravity Models and the Inefficiency of Early Railway Networks

OEconomial, vol. 5, no. 1, 2015, pp. 157-192.
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 02 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2016
Working Paper Series
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Mathematics and Digital Technology Center
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14.

Trade and information shocks, and market development: Evidence from early modern Europe

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 24 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2021
Working Paper Series
Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore
Downloads 251
15.

Does European Development Have Roman Roots? Evidence from the German Limes

Number of pages: 126 Posted: 29 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2017
Working Paper Series
University of Hohenheim - Department of Economics
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16.

Trading Costs and the Pattern of Trade in Pre-Industrial Europe

Dartmouth Economics Working Paper No. 00-06
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 11 Jan 2001
Working Paper Series
Dartmouth College - Department of Economics
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17.

The Medieval Expansion of Long-Distance Trade: Adam Smith on the Town's Escape from the Violent and Low-Growth Feudal Equilibrium

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 492
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 05 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2016
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford University, Department of Political Science
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18.

Toward Understanding 17th Century English Culture: A Structural Topic Model of Francis Bacon's Ideas

Number of pages: 92 Posted: 03 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2018
Working Paper Series
Washington and Lee University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Economics

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19.

Emergence of Corporate Contract Set, Governance and Accountability: Standing Orders of the East India Company, 1600-1621

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 15 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2017
Working Paper Series
Kozminski University
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20.

Anaerobic Digestion as a Renewable Energy Source and Waste Management Technology: What Must Be Done for this Technology to Realize Success in the United States?

University of Massachusetts Law Review, Vol. 9, 2014
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 07 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2014
Accepted Paper Series
Washburn University School of Law
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21.

Patents and Industrialisation: An Historical Overview of the British Case, 1624-1907

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 11 Mar 2012
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Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa - Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM) and University of Bristol - Department of Historical Studies
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Trading Costs, the Expansion of Trade and Economic Growth in Pre-Industrial Europe

Dartmouth, Dept. Of Economics, Working Paper 00-05
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 11 Jan 2001
Working Paper Series
Dartmouth College - Department of Economics
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23.

Bagehot's Giant Bubble Failure

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 06 Sep 2019
Working Paper Series
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Mathematics and Digital Technology Center
Downloads 190
24.

Comparative Advantages in Italy: A Long-Run Perspective

Bank of Italy Economic History Working Paper No. 9
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 22 Mar 2013
Working Paper Series
European University Institute and Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)Humboldt University Berlin - Department of Economics
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25.

Law and Technology

International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication & Society, 2014
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 Mar 2014
Accepted Paper Series
University of Sussex Law School
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26.

Railroads and Growth in Prussia

Number of pages: 72 Posted: 22 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2014
Working Paper Series
University of Cologne - Center for Macroeconomic Research (CMR)
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27.

Longevity in Services: The Case of the Dutch Warehousing Companies 1600-2000

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 28 Sep 2004
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Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)Amsterdam Business School and Independent
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28.

From Wood to Coal May Well Be from Malthus to Solow

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Mar 2014
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Bank for International Settlements (BIS) - Monetary and Economic Department and International Monetary Fund (IMF) - European Department
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29.

Italy and the First Age of Globalization, 1861-1940

Bank of Italy Economic History Working Paper No. 16
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 25 Mar 2013
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Princeton University - Department of History and University of Dublin, Trinity College
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30.

The Early British Railway System, the Casson Counterfactual, and the Effectiveness of Central Planning

Essays in Economic & Business History, vol. 34, 2016, pp. 60-94.
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 17 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2016
Working Paper Series
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Mathematics and Digital Technology Center
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31.

Characterizing a Legal-Intellectual Culture: Bacon, Coke, and Seventeenth-Century England

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 30 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2019
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Washington and Lee University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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32.

The Anglo-American Misconception of Stockholders As ‘Owners’ and ‘Members’: Its Origins and Consequences

Journal of Institutional Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 23 Sep 2019
Working Paper Series
Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, The University of Virginia
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How the Slave Trade Fostered Last Resort Lending

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 25 Jul 2018
Working Paper Series
University of the West of England (UWE)
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34.

Lessons of the Spanish Empire, or the Curse of Resource Abundance

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 27 Jul 2012
Working Paper Series
Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
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35.

The Transaction Costs of Semi-Public Institutions: Railway History as a Challenge for Coase

Number of pages: 377 Posted: 02 Dec 2011
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European University Institute - Florence School of Regulation
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Does Medieval Trade Still Matter? Historical Trade Centers, Agglomeration and Contemporary Economic Development

Number of pages: 96 Posted: 20 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
University of Hohenheim - Department of Economics
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The Wheels of Change: Technology Adoption, Millwrights, and Persistence in Britain’s Industrialization

Number of pages: 77 Posted: 02 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2020
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Northwestern University - Department of Economics, University of Haifa and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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Bulk Commodities and the Liverpool and London Markets of the Mid-19th Century

No. 2003-9a
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 13 Jan 2004
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North Carolina State University - Department of Economics and University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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Technical Change, Non-Tariff Trade Barriers and the Development of the Italian Locomotives Industry, 1850-1913

CEIS Working Paper No. 305
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 11 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2015
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University of Rome Tor Vergata - Faculty of Economics and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa - Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM)
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40.

A Structural Topic Model of the Features and the Cultural Origins of the Baconian Program

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6443
Number of pages: 94 Posted: 29 May 2017
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Washington and Lee University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Economics

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41.

Accessing Capital Markets: Aristocrats and New Share Issues in the Cycle and Pneumatic Tyre Industries, 1892-1898

Leeds University Business School Working Paper No. 16-10
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 25 Apr 2016
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University of Leeds, Independent and University of Leeds - Faculty of Business
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42.

Mercantilist Warfare

In Economic Warfare: Storia Dell’arma Economica, edited by Virgilio Ilari and Giuseppe Della Torre, 59–74. Quaderno SISM 2017. Roma: Società Italiana di Storia Militare
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 17 May 2017
Accepted Paper Series
Insper
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Viking's 'Semantic Gaps': Law and the Political Economy of Convergence in the EU

In Bill Davies and Fernanda Nicola, eds., EU Law Stories: Critical and Contextual Histories of European Jurisprudence (Cambridge University Press 2017)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 11 May 2015 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2017
Accepted Paper Series
University of Connecticut School of Lawaffiliation not provided to SSRN
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Directed Technical Change and the British Industrial Revolution

USAEE Working Paper No. 19-409 (June, 2019)
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 06 Jun 2019
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Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University and Australian National University

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Ease vs. Noise: On the Conflicting Effects of Transportation Infrastructure

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6058
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Oct 2016
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London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Geography and Environment, Darmstadt University of Technology - Department of Law and Economics and Touro College
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Integration in the English Wheat Market 1770-1820

NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 12/2013
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 15 Jun 2013
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NHH - Norwegian School of Economics and University of Bristol - Department of Economics

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47.

Bulk Commodities and the Liverpool and London Markets of the Mid-19th Century

No. 2003-9a
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 04 Feb 2005
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North Carolina State University - Department of Economics and University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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48.

How the East was Lost: Coevolution of Institutions and Culture in the 16th Century Portuguese Empire

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 30 Mar 2020
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Universidade de Brasilia and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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49.

On the Accuracy of Latin American Trade Statistics: A Nonparametric Test for 1925

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Nov 2005
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Public University of Navarre - Department of Economics and Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Department of Economics and Business (DEB)
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International Trade Finance from the Origins to the Present: Market Structures, Regulation and Governance

The Oxford Handbook of Institutions of International Economic Governance and Market Regulation, 2019
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 17 Oct 2019
Working Paper Series
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and University of Toulouse 1 - Laboratoire d'Etudes et de Recherches sur l'Économie, les Politiques et les Systèmes Sociaux (LEREPS)

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