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Height and the High Life: What Future for a Tall Story?

Timothy Leunig and Hans-Joachim Voth

in The Economic Future in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263471
eISBN:
9780191734786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263471.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses height as a reliable indicator of health status and standard of living. It also suggests that mapping from height to other measures of well-being has attracted the attention of ... More


Economics With a Human Face?

Francesco Boldizzoni

in The Poverty of Clio: Resurrecting Economic History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144009
eISBN:
9781400838851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144009.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The major misunderstanding about cliometrics comes from the subsequent spread of Douglass North's new institutional approach. North claims to have challenged traditional economic theory, which he ... More


The World we Have Lost: Macroeconomic Perspectives

Francesco Boldizzoni

in The Poverty of Clio: Resurrecting Economic History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144009
eISBN:
9781400838851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144009.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter covers macroeconomic issues, including economic cycles, money, price levels, the nature of growth, and the historical roots of underdevelopment. It shows how the micro level is logically ... More


Historical Theory  

Andrew Stewart Skinner

in A System of Social Science: Papers Relating to Adam Smith

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198233343
eISBN:
9780191678974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233343.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Adam Smith's interest in social history found a number of precedents and parallels on the Continent. It is interesting to note that, as Quaestor for the University Library, Smith made purchases ... More


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