This is a blog about world economic and political history. There will be a special focus on Europe and the early modern period, but the analysis will be comparative, and I may at times refer to other world regions and time periods.
This blog's first name was "no future without a past" but shortly after its creation I decided to change it to a less poetic but more informative name.
My name is Nuno Palma. I am an assistant professor in the department of economics, econometrics, and finance of the University of Groningen.
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23 February 2017
Starting in September, I will become a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Economics of the University of Manchester. I will greatly miss Groningen, where I have spent...
16 January 2017
If you are interested in why some countries became rich and others stayed poor, then a Masters in Economic History could be the degree you are looking for. While development economics...
21 November 2016
The paper “Spending a Windfall: American Precious Metals and Euro-Asian Trade 1531-1810”, by André C. Silva and myself, is now available as a GGDC...
21 October 2016
New post by Patrick O’Brien and myself at ‘positive check’, the ESHE blog. Avaliable here.