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Economic dynamics in the Malthusian era: evidence from the 1609 Spanish expulsion of the Moriscos

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We investigate economic dynamics in the Malthusian era using the 1609 expulsion of Moriscos from Spain. Sharp population declines in former‐Morisco districts were accompanied by decreased output and increased per capita output. While these short‐run results are consistent with standard Malthusian predictions, Malthusian convergence was delayed up to 1786 in former‐Morisco districts. Archival sources and historical accounts suggest extractive institutions and cultural differences may have cont...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/ecoj.12309

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-6259-0323
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Economic Journal More from this journal
Volume:
126
Issue:
594
Pages:
1404-1440
Publication date:
2016-04-25
Acceptance date:
2015-05-08
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EISSN:
1468-0297
ISSN:
0013-0133
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:830967
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uuid:2a82308c-4b04-49b7-aecd-b8481b396697
Local pid:
pubs:830967
Source identifiers:
830967
Deposit date:
2018-11-19

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