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Recent Publications

June 2017:

Daniel Curtis and Joris Roosen (coordinating for life project) published ” The sex-selective impact of the Black Death and recurring plagues in the Southern Netherlands, 1349-1450″  in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

The results of the Agency Project conducted at Utrecht University and Radboud University Nijmegen were published by Routledge in the book  Agency, Gender and Economic Development in the World Economy 1850–2000 – Testing the Sen hypothesisThe researchers in Utrecht who worked on this are Jan Luiten van Zanden, Auke Rijpma, Selin Dilli and Sarah Carmichael.

May 2017:

Anita Boele and Tine De Moor published their article “‘Because family and friends got easily weary of taking care’. A new perspective on the specialization in the elderly care sector in early modern Holland” in The Economic History Review

March 2017:

Paper by Bas van Bavel, Erik Ansink, and Bram van Besouw (coordinating for life project). Understanding the economics of limited access orders – Incentives, organizations and the chronology of development. appeared in Journal of Institutional Economics

February 2017:

Sarah Carmichael and Auke Rijpma (both part of the Agency project) contributed “Blood is Thicker than Water: – Geography and the Dispersal of Family Characteristics Across the Globe” to Cross-Cultural Research.

December 2016:

Article by Ruben Schalk “From orphan to artisan: apprenticeship careers and contract enforcement in The Netherlands before and after the guild abolition” appeared in The Economic History Review.