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Natural Experiments of History
Language: en
Pages: 286
Authors: Jared Diamond
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-01 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

In eight case studies by leading scholars in history, archaeology, business, economics, geography, and political science, the authors showcase the “natural experiment” or “comparative method”—well-known in any science concerned with the past—on the discipline of human history. That means, according to the editors, “comparing, preferably quantitatively and aided by statistical
Quicklet on Natural Experiments of History edited by Jared Diamond and James A. Robinson
Language: en
Pages: 34
Authors: Nicole Silvester
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-15 - Publisher: Hyperink Inc

Natural Experiments in History grew, in a way, out of co-editor Jared Diamond's book Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. In the earlier book, he spent a chapter looking at the Polynesian expansion as a near-perfect natural experiment in which a single ancestral Polynesian culture migrated to
Institutions Or Culture?
Language: en
Authors: Agnieszka Wysokinska
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher:

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Historical Natural Experiments
Language: en
Pages: 37
Authors: Davide Cantoni, Noam Meir Yuchtman
Categories: Economic history
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher:

The analysis of historical natural experiments has profoundly impacted economics research across fields. In this chapter we trace the development and increasing application of the methodology, both from the perspective of economic historians and from the perspective of economists in other subdisciplines. We argue that the historical natural experiment represents
Natural Experiments in European Economic History
Language: en
Pages: 434
Authors: Davide Werner Cantoni
Categories: Economic history
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher:

The last essay analyzes the "Commercial Revolution" of the late Middle Ages. We present a new dataset that documents the economic transformation of the German lands of the Holy Roman Empire using information on the incorporation of cities and the establishment of markets. Using this dataset, we find that medieval