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    • Household Debt in Seventeenth-Century Württemberg: Evidence from Personal Inventories 

      Ogilvie, Sheilagh; Küpker, Markus; Maegraith, Janine (Faculty of Economics, 2011-07)
      The “less-developed” interior of early modern Europe, especially the rural economy, is often regarded as financially comatose. This paper investigates this view using a rich dataset of marriage and death inventories for ...
    • Social Capital and Collusion: The Case of Merchant Guilds 

      Dessi, Roberta; Ogilvie, Sheilagh (Faculty of Economics, 2004-06-16)
      Merchant guilds have been portrayed as �social networks� that generated beneficial �social capital� by sustaining shared norms, effectively transmitting information, and successfully undertaking collective action. This ...
    • Turning Qualitative into Quantitative Evidence: A Well-Used Method Made Explicit 

      Carus, A. W.; Ogilvie, Sheilagh (Faculty of Economics, 2006-03-14)
      Many historians now reject quantitative methods as inappropriate to understanding past societies. It is argued here, however, that no sharp distinction between qualitative and quantitative concepts can be drawn, as almost ...