Sheilagh Ogilvie

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The French Revolution of 1789 had a momentous impact on neighboring countries. The French Revolutionary armies during the 1790s and later under Napoleon invaded and controlled large parts of Europe. Together with invasion came various radical institutional changes. French invasion removed the legal and economic barriers that had protected the nobility,(More)
The earlier essay came about at Ismail Serageldin's behest. He felt it would be a worthwhile exercise if I were to connect the ideas developed in Dasgupta (1993) with those in Putnam (1993), to see if the concept of social capital has potency for an understanding of the kinds of institution that are most likely to protect and promote human well-being in(More)
Cathepsin L is a major lysosomal cysteine protease produced by mouse placenta and fibroblasts. This study characterizes a novel cathepsin L-related mRNA expressed in rat placenta. Immunological and nucleotide screening of a rat placenta library identified six positive clones, the largest, pCLRP-9, being 924 base pairs in length. The combined sequences of(More)
The empirical literature on central banking has found measures of central bank independence/conservatism to be negatively correlated with inflation and inflation variance across countries. But the cross-country approach has been criticised for its focus on policy outcomes instead of policies, and for the unsystematic conflation of the concepts of(More)
The present study investigates angiotensin (Ang) II effects on secretory protein synthesis in brain astrocytes cultured from neonatal and 21-day-old rats. Ang II-induced changes in the de novo synthesis of [35S]methionine-labeled secretory proteins were visualized using two-dimensional NaDodSO4/PAGE. Astrocytes from 21-day-old rat brain possess specific(More)
Studies characterized the structure and function of epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptors in astrocytic glial cells and neuronal cells in primary culture from neonatal rat brain. [125I]EGF binding to membranes prepared from glial and neuronal cultures was specific and dependent on protein concentration; however, glial preparations bound 5-fold more(More)
Brain astrocytes were established in primary culture from postnatal and adult rats to characterize the developmental expression of secreted proteins. Astrocytes cultured from 21-day rat brain, but not 1-day rat brain, secreted a distinct group of proteins with Mr of 35,000 as determined by analysis of [35S]methionine-labeled proteins using two-dimensional(More)
Mid-to-late gestation rat placenta synthesizes a number of proteins related to prolactin, including rat placental lactogen II (rPL-II), rat prolactin-like protein A (rPLP-A) and rat prolactin-like protein B (rPLP-B). This study identifies a new family of proteins synthesized and secreted by gestation day 15 placental explants which exhibit amino acid(More)
Economists draw important lessons for modern development from the medieval Maghribi traders who, it has been argued, enforced contracts collectively through a closed, private-order coalition. We show that this view is untenable. Not a single empirical example adduced as evidence of the putative coalition shows that any coalition actually existed.(More)
Mid- to late-gestation rat placenta expresses three PRL-related mRNAs, rat placental lactogen-II (rPL-II), rat PRL-like protein-A (rPLP-A), and rat PRL-like protein-B (rPLP-B). The protein product of rPL-II mRNA has been characterized, and the protein products of the rPLP-A mRNA were recently identified. The mol wt of a nonsecreted nonglycosylated rPLP-B(More)