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Natural Experiments of History

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$25.00 • £21.95 • €22.95

ISBN 9780674060197

Publication Date: 04/15/2011


288 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

14 figures, 5 maps, 7 tables

Belknap Press


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  • Prologue: Natural Experiments of History [Jared Diamond and James A. Robinson]
  • 1. Controlled Comparison and Polynesian Cultural Evolution [Patrick V. Kirch]
  • 2. Exploding Wests: Boom and Bust in Nineteenth-Century Settler Societies [James Belich]
  • 3. Politics, Banking, and Economic Development: Evidence from New World Economies [Stephen Haber]
  • 4. Intra-Island and Inter-Island Comparisons [Jared Diamond]
  • 5. Shackled to the Past: The Causes and Consequences of Africa’s Slave Trades [Nathan Nunn]
  • 6. Colonial Land Tenure, Electoral Competition, and Public Goods in India [Abhijit Banerjee and Lakshmi Iyer]
  • 7. From Ancien Régime to Capitalism: The Spread of the French Revolution as a Natural Experiment [Daron Acemoglu, Davide Cantoni, Simon Johnson, and James A. Robinson]
  • Afterword: Using Comparative Methods in Studies of Human History [Jared Diamond and James A. Robinson]
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