• Eric Chaney


The Medieval Origins of Comparative European Development: Evidence from the Basque Country, Eric Cheney, September 13, 2014, Paper. "This paper investigates the present-day economic impact of medieval republican institutions along the historical borders of the Basque Country in Spain and France. I present evidence suggesting that medieval republican institutions have had a lasting effect: in Spain the drop in incomes along the Basque border is similar to that between the richest and poorest areas of the euro zone today. Using present-day and historical data, I investigate..." Link