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But there are some problems with this view. Population density in the
pre-modern ear is positively correlated with proxies for per-capita
income, such as urbanization or Maddison’ income estimates.
In addition, measures of good government, such as proxies for
constraints on the executive are correlated with urbanization in this
DeLong and Shleifer (1993) showed there was a strong correlation
between form of government and urbanization in the pre-modern
world. James A. Robinson (Harvard) The Emergence of Modern Economic Growth: A Comparative and28, 2009 Analysis: L
5 / 25 The Black Death One of the great facts apparently consistent with the Malthusian
model is the impact of the Black Death on real wages.
As the data shows, after the population collapse real wages eventually
increased, but the story is more complicated than meets the eye.
After the Black Death, the government of Edward III tried to stop
wages rising by passing the Statute of Labourers and they also tried
to block the competitive forces that...
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