Macrohistory Seminar – Elena Esposito (University of Lausanne)

The Sense of the State According to a growing literature in economics, mafia-type organizations are a response to weak states. In several contexts, however, these organizations continue to persist and thrive even when state capacity is strengthened. This suggests that the perception of a weak and remote state may be,...

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Macrohistory Seminar – Laura Hering (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Looking for the bright side of the China Syndrome: Rising export opportunities and life satisfaction in China, joint with Matthieu Crozet and Sandra Poncet China’s increased export capacity in recent decades has disrupted developed country labour markets and the well-being of workers exposed to foreign competition. Our work attempts to...

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