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WORKING PAPER SERIES Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy

  title={WORKING PAPER SERIES Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy},
  author={Jordi Vidal-Robert},
Using a newly collected dataset on inquisitorial activity for seven regions, fourteen provinces and 947 municipalities, I analyze the long-term economic consequences of the Spanish Inquisition (1478-1834). I show that inquisitorial activity is negatively associated to regional and provincial economic growth (an increase of a thousand inquisitorial trials is associated with 3% to 5% lower urbanization rates). At the municipal level, I find that municipalities affected by the Inquisition… 



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