Essays in Economic & Business History

Currently in its 35th year of publication, Essays in Economic & Business History is edited and printed at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, USA. Articles for the journal are selected by double blind review process. EEBH provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. In this same spirit, accepted articles waiting for printed publication will made available on-line.

Editorial Board:

Jeremy Atack, Vanderbilt University
Gerben Bakker, London School of Economics
Bernardo Batiz-Lazo, Bangor University
Dan Bogart, University of California, Irvine
Stephen Broadberry, London School of Economics
Ann Carlos, University of Colorado-Boulder
Youssef Cassis, European University Institute
Colleen A. Dunlavy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jeffrey Fear, University of Glasgow
Price Fishback, University of Arizona
Robert K. Fleck, Clemson University
Juan Flores, University of Geneva
Sheryllynne Haggerty, University of Nottingham
Leslie Hannah, London School of Economics
Douglas Irwin, Dartmouth College
Naomi Lamoreaux, Yale University
Manuel Llorca-Jaña, University of Chile & Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University
Aldo Musacchio, Harvard Business School
Jari Ojala, University of Jyväskylä
Jared Rubin, Chapman University
Peter Scott, University of Reading
Raymond Stokes, University of Glasgow
Janice Traflet, Bucknell University
Patrick Vanhorn, New College of Florida
Grietjie Verhoef, University of Johannesburg
Mark Wilson, University of North Carolina-Charlotte


Jason E. Taylor, Central Michigan University

Book Review Editor:

Erik Benson, Cornerstone University

Associate Editors:

Mark Billings, University of Exeter

Jari Eloranta, Appalachian State University

Mitchell J. Larson, University of Central Lancashire

Simon Mollan, The University of York

Eline Poelmans, Catholic University Leuven

Nicola Tynan, Dickinson College



A Special Issue in Honor of Professor Christer Lundh

Essays in Economic and Business History announces the publication of a special volume (2017, volume 35, issue 1) of articles in honor of Christer Lundh, professor in Economic History at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The original research articles published in this volume expand upon Lund’s work in historical demography and labor market research among other topics.  These articles illustrate the strength of social science history and also demonstrate the vast potential of historical research to contribute to answering societal questions in the present day.  This issue is guest edited by Susanna Fellman, Stefan Öberg and Klas Rönnbäck, all of the University of Gothenburg.

Posted: 2017-04-25

Taylor & O'Sullivan: Have Postwar Fiscal Stimulus Policies Met the “Timely, Targeted, and Temporary” Principle?

Taylor & O'Sullivan's Have Postwar Fiscal Stimulus Policies Met the “Timely, Targeted, and Temporary” Principle?, forthcoming in the May 2017 printed volume of Essays in Economic & Business History, is now available on-line.  
Posted: 2017-04-11
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Vol 35, No 1 (2017)

Table of Contents

Front Matter

Title Page and Table of Contents PDF


The Rhythm of Life and Work: Introduction to a Special Issue in Honor of Professor Christer Lundh PDF
Stefan Öberg, Susanna Fellman, Klas Rönnback 1-14
What We Know and What We Don’t Know About Swedish Labor Market History: Reflections on Spelets Regler PDF
Erik Bengtson, Tobias Karlsson 15-36
Conflict or Cross-Class Alliance? New Perspectives on the Swedish Model in the Labor Market from the 1930s to the 1970s PDF
Joacim Waara 37-61
War, Inflation, and Wages: The Labor Market in Finland, 1910-1925 PDF
Sakari Heikkinen 63-96
Electricity and the Technology–Skill Complementarity: Evidence from the Swedish Industrial Census of 1931 PDF
Svante Prado, Dimitrios Theodoridis 97-122
Regional Variation and Convergence of Height and Living Conditions in Sweden During the Twentieth Century PDF
Stefan Öberg, Kristoffer Collin 123-150
Business as Usual: Nobility and Landed Estates in Sweden PDF
Kathryn Gary, Mats Olsson 151-173
A Personal Account of the History of Historical Demography in Europe at the End of the Glorious Thirty (1967-1975) PDF
Antoinette Fauve-Chamoux 175-205
Disabled and Unmarried? Marital Chances Among Disabled People in Nineteenth-Century Northern Sweden PDF
Helena Haage, Lotta Vikström, Erling Häggström Lundevaller 207-238
Marriage, Household Context and Socioeconomic Differentials: Evidence From a Northeastern Town in Japan, 1729-1870 PDF
Satomi Kurosu, Miyuki Takahashi, Hao Dong 239-263
Age Homogamy and Modernization: Evidence From Turn-of-the-Twentieth Century Sweden PDF
Martin Dribe, Maria Stanfors 265-289
Mortality Differentials By Gender in the First Years of Life: The Effect of Household Structure in Casalguidi, 1819-1859 PDF
Matteo Manfredini, Marco Breschi, Alessio Formasin 291-314
Socioeconomic Differences in Mortality Among European Settlers in Pre-Colonial Western Africa PDF
Stefan Öberg, Klas Rönnback 315-339
Eli Hecksher as a Portrait Maker PDF
Benny Carlson 340-364
What Is so "Cultural" About Cultural Entrepreneurship PDF
Staffan Albinsson 365-390

Back Matter

Bibliography of Christer Lundh and Tabula Gratulatoria PDF
Back Cover PDF

ISSN: 0896-226X