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Historical Frontiers and the Rise of Inequality. The Case of the Frontier of Granada
(2017-02-01) - Journal article
This paper explores the political economy that leads frontier regions to be unequal. By focusing on the presence of a stable frontier between Castile and the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada in the late Middle Ages, our analysis ...
The consequences of persistent inequality on social capital : a municipal-level analysis of blood donation data
(2017-02) - Journal article
This letter advances the hypothesis that persistent inequality affects cultural traits and undermines social capital. We use blood donation data at the local level in Southern Spain to document that, indeed, persistent ...
The distribution of legal traditions around the world : A contribution to the legal origins theory
(2014-08) - Journal article
The distribution of the common law was conditioned by a colonial strategy sensitive to the colonies’ level of endowments, exhibiting a more effective implantation of the legal system in initially sparsely populated territories ...
Legal traditions and initial endowments in shaping the path of financial development
(2014-02) - Journal article
This paper finds remarkable heterogeneity in the relationship between legal traditions and finance in former colonies. The effect of the British common law on financial development is conditioned by the level of initial ...
The long-term effects of political violence on political attitudes : evidence from the Spanish Civil War
(2015-08) - Journal article
This article investigates whether political violence has long-term effects on attitudes toward political participation. This is an interesting topic because public engagement and social capital play a crucial role in shaping ...