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New job! University of Manchester

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...

Where can you study for a Masters in Economic History?

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...

Spending a Windfall

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...

Danger to the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street?

21 October 2016

New post by Patrick O’Brien and myself at ‘positive check’, the ESHE blog. Avaliable here.