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Limited liability and the wealth of ‘uncivilised nations’: Adam Smith and the limits to the European Enlightenment

Hugh Goodacre.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Economic History; International Relations and International Political Economy; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 6092 words.

This paper questions the adequacy of the categories of analysis deployed by Adam Smith to serve as a basis for a progressive critique of corporate power at the ‘open economy’ level, arguing...

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Soldiers or politicians? Institutions, conflict, and the military’s role in politics

Gabriel Leon.

in Oxford Economic Papers

April 2014; p ublished online July 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic History; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Public Economics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 9006 words.

One of the most striking institutional differences across countries is the extent to which their militaries intervene in politics. This article examines the role of war in generating these...

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State Capacity and Military Conflict

Nicola Gennaioli and Hans-Joachim Voth.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; International Relations and International Political Economy; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic History. 18906 words.

Powerful, centralized states controlling a large share of national income only begin to appear in Europe after 1500. We build a model that explains their emergence in response to the...

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