Malthus in Cointegration Space : A new look at living standards and population in pre-industrial England

  title={Malthus in Cointegration Space : A new look at living standards and population in pre-industrial England},
  author={Niels Framroze M\oller and Paul Sharp},
We analyze Malthus’(1798) model when labor demand shifts persistently. The Malthusian ideas are formalized and derived in terms of stationarity and cointegration, and the implied restrictions are tested against English pre-industrial data 1560-1760. The evidence suggests a negligible marginal productivity e¤ect of population on real income, implying that the Malthusian "check" relations should be analyzed as cointegrating relations. The data support highly signi…cant preventive checks working… CONTINUE READING


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