J. Bradford DeLong
delong@econ.berkeley.edu
http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/


Projects going begging...

Who gained from American slavery in the first half of the nineteenth century? American exporters? American consumers? British manufacturers? British consumers?

Globalization and local elites; Polish landlords and peasants and Dutch traders; Nigerian generals and Ogoniland; west African kings, guns, and slaves.

Check Maddison's numbers from other social and economic measures (literacy, exports, and so forth).

O'Rourke Economic Journal critique...

Rerun all of the growth regressions of the early 1990s, using out-of-sample data to test their theories...