Project

Economic growth and inequality. Explaining divergent growth paths in pre-industrial Europe (late Middle Ages – 19th century)

Duration
01 January 2015 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
  • Social sciences
    • Economic history
Keywords
economic growth inequality Economics economic history
 
Project description

This proposal aims to give a new impulse to the stronger tendency in social and economic research to look at the past in order to deal with contemporary questions of unequal economic growth and prosperity. We will study the mechanisms behind the diverging growth paths in medieval and early modern Europe, which are at the basis of the current global economic model. Four test areas will be studied in a comparative way.