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The heights of French‐Canadian convicts, 1780s–1820s
&NA; This paper uses a novel dataset of heights collected from the records of the Quebec City prison between 1813 and 1847 to survey the French‐Canadian population of Quebec—which was then knownExpand
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The lightship in economics
What role does government play in the provision of public goods? Economists have used the lighthouse as an empirical example to illustrate the extent to which the private provision of public goods isExpand
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Were Wages That Low? Real Wages in the Strasbourg Region Before 1775
  • Vincent Geloso
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Interdisciplinary History
  • 2 March 2018
Robert Allen characterized the region of Strasbourg in France in the period before 1789 as exceptionally poor. New evidence suggests, however, that Allen underestimated wage levels because of aExpand
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Market Theory and the Lighthouse System
In this chapter, we point out that Kirzner’s focus on the market process and entrepreneurial alertness to profit opportunities that come from improving allocative efficiency (or pushing back theExpand
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The Lighthouse Debate and the Dynamics of Interventionism
Coase’s publication of “The Lighthouse in Economics” (1974) sparked a polarizing debate over his claim that government intervention is not necessary for the existence of a private lighthouse market.Expand
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The Emperor Has No Clothes: Improving Deflators for Canadian GNP, 1870-1900
A new consumer price index for Canada, 1870-1913 is constructed, which includes prices for clothing and household furnishings which were missing in previous Canadian price indexes for this period.Expand
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Cuban infant mortality and longevity: health care or repression?
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The Seeds of Divergence: The Economy of French North America, 1688 to 1760
Generally, Canada has been ignored in the literature on the colonial origins of divergence with most of the attention going to the United States. Late nineteenth century estimates of income perExpand
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Living standards in lower Canada, 1831
This paper uses the price and wage data contained in the 1831 census of Lower Canada to provide regional estimates of disparities in living standards within Quebec in 1831. Combining these data withExpand
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Multilingualism and the Decline of French in Quebec
Using census data from 2001 to 2016, we provide evidence that the French language is gaining ground in Quebec. We show that the apparent decline of French in Quebec is linked to a rise inExpand
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