Artículos: How to become a leader in an emerging new global market: The determinants of French wine exports, 1848-1938

María Isabel Ayuda (Universidad de Zaragoza, Department of Economic Analysis, Faculty of Economics and Business Studies) ; Hugo Ferrer-Pérez (CREDA-UPC-IRTA, Edifici ESAB-PMT) y Vicente Pinilla (Universidad de Zaragoza and Instituto Agroalimentario de Aragón -IA2- (Universidad de Zaragoza-CITA), Department of Applied Economics) publicaron How to become a leader in an emerging new global market: The determinants of French wine exports, 1848-1938cuyo resumen señala "When studying the emergence of new global markets it is essential to consider how countries and companies compete to obtain advantageous positions. Our objective is to study how France obtained an initial leadership position in the new global wine market which it subsequently consolidated. We will also analyse the main determinants of its exporting success. In order to do this we have quantified its exports and examined its evolution and its principal export markets. We have also used a gravity model for both ordinary wine and high quality wine in order to establish the key variables that explain this evolution. The article highlights the great efforts made by the exporters to improve the quality of their products and increase their sales using modern marketing techniques. Our econometric results also show some significant differences between the determinants of exports for the two types of wine. However, the exports of both products suffered the strong impact of a series of major events, such as The First World War, the Russian Revolution, the Prohibition in the United States and the Great Depression. The case of wine shows that the collapse of the first globalisation was not the same for all types of product."

Artículos: Age at Arrival and Assimilation during the Age of Mass Migration


Alexander Rohan  y Zachary Ward publicaron Age at Arrival and Assimilation during the Age of Mass Migration, en cuyo abstract se lee "We estimate the effect of age at arrival for immigrant outcomes with a new dataset of arrivals linked to the 1940 United States Census. Using within-family variation, we find that arriving at an older age, or having more childhood exposure to the European environment, led to a more negative wage gap relative to the native born. Infant arrivals had a positive wage gap relative to natives, in contrast to a negative gap for teenage arrivals. Therefore, a key determinant of immigrant outcomes during the Age of Mass Migration was the country of residence during critical periods of childhood development."

Artículos: Two Great Trade Collapses: The Intewar Period & Great Recession Compared

Kevin Hjortshøj O'Rourke (del All Souls College, U de Oxford) publicó su versión preliminar del paper Two Great Trade Collapses: The Intewar Period & Great Recession Compared, preparado para la Conferencia (IMF-BNM-IMFER) Globalization in the Aftermath of the Crisis and the IMF Economic Review.

Ver enlace acá

XVIII International Economic History Association Congress 2018

Después de un receso, recomenzamos la difusión de temas de historia económica. ¿Cómo no hacerlo con la información sobre el XVIII Congreso de Historia Económica Mundial, a realizarse en Boston entre el 29 de julio y el 3 de agosto de 2018?

Ver enlace acá
Cronograma ver acá
Mesas aceptadas ver aquí

Libros: Measuring Wellbeing: A History of Italian Living Standards


Giovanni Vecchi publicó Measuring Wellbeing: A History of Italian Living Standards, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. xvii + 645 pp., $99 (hardback), ISBN: 978-0-19-994459-0), que fue reseñado para EH.net por Chiara Natalie Focacci, Andrea Incerpi, Marco Molteni, Giovanni Maria Pala, y Andrea Ramazzotti. Ellos señalan: "Measuring Wellbeing offers a multidimensional, quantitative analysis of Italian living standards from the country’s unification in 1861 to the present day. In doing so, it goes beyond the misleading identification of living standards with strictly monetary indexes, broadening the focus to include measures of physical wellbeing and social indicators... 

Ver enlace a la reseña acá
Ver enlace a información sobre el libro aquí

Bases de datos: Historical Household Budgets Project

El proyecto Historical Household Budgets pretende reunir información sobre los presupuestos de hogares de los últimos dos siglos para analizar los cambios de largo plazo. En su presentación señalan que el enfoque inicial es la construcción de una base de datos de múltiples temas de los presupuestos de los hogares desde 1800 hasta la actualidad, junto con las medidas asociadas de los niveles de vida. La base de datos histórica de presupuestos de hogares (HHBD) disponible para investigadores incluye cerca de 500 variables, entre ellas: consumo, ingresos y riqueza, salarios y precios al por menor, educación y salud, antropometría y fertilidad, empleo y migración, vivienda, agricultura, acceso al crédito y exposición a los shocks, provenientes de diversas fuentes. Una iniciativa complementaria es la creación de una red de investigadores que comparten datos y desarrollan técnicas para trabajar con los presupuestos de los hogares. Una serie documentos de trabajo promueve la difusión de la investigación en curso.

Ver enlace aquí
The initial focus of the HHB project is the construction of a multi-topic database of household budgets from 1800 to the present day, together with associated measures of living standards. The Historical Household Budgets Database (HHBD) comprises ca. 500 variables including consumption, income and wealth, wages and retail prices, education and health, anthropometrics and fertility, employment and migration, housing, agriculture, access to credit, and exposure to shocks. The HHBD, along with an extensive collection of references is made available to scholars around the world.
A complementary initiative is the creation of a network of researchers who provide and share data, further develop techniques for working with household budgets not collected in the context of modern probabilistic surveys, and undertake substantive research into the history of poverty and inequality. Without imposing top-down direction, the HHB project provides a degree of coordination and direction to the collective effort of this network. A dedicated working paper series promotes the dissemination of on-going research
The initial focus of the HHB project is the construction of a multi-topic database of household budgets from 1800 to the present day, together with associated measures of living standards. The Historical Household Budgets Database (HHBD) comprises ca. 500 variables including consumption, income and wealth, wages and retail prices, education and health, anthropometrics and fertility, employment and migration, housing, agriculture, access to credit, and exposure to shocks. The HHBD, along with an extensive collection of references is made available to scholars around the world.
A complementary initiative is the creation of a network of researchers who provide and share data, further develop techniques for working with household budgets not collected in the context of modern probabilistic surveys, and undertake substantive research into the history of poverty and inequality. Without imposing top-down direction, the HHB project provides a degree of coordination and direction to the collective effort of this network. A dedicated working paper series promotes the dissemination of on-going research

Blogs: The Economic and Business History Society

En el blog de The Economic and Business History Society, destacan el número especial de EEBH, en honor a Christer Lundh, profesor de Historia Económica de la U. de Gothenburg, Suecia. Sobre el mismo resumen: "The original research articles published in this volume expand upon Lund’s work in historical demography and labor market research among other topics. These articles illustrate the strength of social science history and also demonstrate the vast potential of historical research to contribute to answering societal questions in the present day. This issue is guest edited by Susanna Fellman, Stefan Öberg and Klas Rönnbäck, all of the University of Gothenburg."

Ver enlace al blog acá
Ver enlace al número especial de EEBH aquí

Docencia: Recursos de historia económica, social y política

Interesantísimo proyecto volcado en el sitio Recursos de historia económica, social y política, orientado a mejorar el proceso de aprendizaje de la historia económica en las enseñanzas de economía y empresa. Financiado por la Agencia de Gestión de Ayudas Universitarias y de Investigación AGAUR mediante concurso público de ayudas para la financiación de proyectos para la mejora de la calidad en las universidades catalanas, cuyo responsable es el Dr. Miguel Gutiérrez Poch y el becario del proyecto es el estudiante Santiago Colmenares G. El proyecto forma parte de las actividades del Grupo de innovación docente (2009GID-UB / 09: Grupo de innovación docente en la Historia Económica, Política y Social) del Departamento de Historia e Instituciones Económicas de la Universidad de Barcelona. Busca promover el conocimiento, difusión y utilización de diferentes herramientas disponibles online (bases de datos, bases documentales y de fuentes primarias, webs institucionales, colección de imágenes, mapas, vídeos y audios, información general sobre eventos históricos específicos, etc.). 

Ver enlace acá