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For instance, behavior of real wages in response to population shocks
seems to be conditional on institutions.
This means that the economists who are attempting to model “From
Malthus to Solow” are focusing on the wrong thing...
I now argue a better way of thinking about why there was no trend in
long-run living standards is that of ‘ and decline’
. James A. Robinson (Harvard) The Emergence of Modern Economic Growth: A Comparative and Historical Analysis: L
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14 / 25 The Rise and Decline of Rome as measured by Shipwrecks Hopkins, Keith (1980) Taxes and Trade in the Roman Empire (200 B.C.-A.D. 400),
Journal of Roman Studies, Vol. 70. (1980), pp. 101-125. The Evidence from Lead in the Greenland Ice Cores Source: de Callataÿ, François (2005) “The Greco-Roman Economy in the super long-run:
Lead, copper, and shipwreacks, Journal of Roman Archaeology, 18, 361-72. An Simple Framework When the Greek city states emerged they did so with functional
systems of governance which provided public goods, su...
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