• Adam Smith and modern economics 

      Sandmo, Agnar (Discussion paper;13/2014, Working paper, 2014-04)
      In his Wealth of Nations (1776) Adam Smith created an agenda for the study of the economy that is reflected in the structure of modern economics. This paper describes Smith’s contributions to four central areas of economic ...
    • The historical relation between banking, insurance and economic 

      Adams, Mike; Andersson, Jonas; Andersson, Lars-Fredrik; Lindmark, Magnus (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2005)
      We examine empirically the dynamic historical relation between banking, insurance economic (income) growth in Sweden using time-series data from 1830 to 1998. We examine long-run historical trends in the data using ...
    • On the importance of openness for industrial policy design in developing countries 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Coniglio, Nicola D. (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2007-01)
      How should industrial policy be designed in developing countries? Should industrial policy be targeted to a few sectors or be more broad based and therefore more neutral? Our theoretical analysis demonstrates that access ...
    • Property rights and economic growth: evidence from a natural experiment 

      Brunt, Liam (Discussion Papers;20/2011, Working paper, 2011-11)
      In 1795 the British took control of the Cape colony (South Africa) from the Dutch; and in 1843 they exogenously changed the legal basis of landholding, giving more secure property rights to landholders. Since endowments ...