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Blum, Matthias

Works: 8 works in 19 publications in 3 languages and 76 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Matthias Blum
Weltmarktintegration, Wachstum und Innovationsverhalten in Schwellenländern : eine theoretische Diskussion mit einer Fallstudie über "Argentinien 1990-1999" by Matthias Blum( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The globalisation and its implications for the economic development of Latin America by Matthias Blum( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El modelo económico y social frente a los retos de la globalización en América Latina by Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (CELAM)( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grey matters charting the development of the shadow economy by Donal Mac Géidigh( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shadow economy has long been an area of research for policymakers. The determinants of underground activity of late have been identified as high tax burdens and increased regulation, but has this relationship always existed? This seminal work examines the shadow economy in Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States over the past 145 (from 1870 to 2015) years using the Currency Demand Approach and finds that the underground economy is stabilising. To our knowledge this is the first attempt to estimate the size and development of the shadow economy over such a long period and due to this we get some new insights. Our results clearly show that the shadow economy in earlier times was considerably higher than in the last 50 years. This paper also analyses whether a plateau has been reached and questions what efforts could be made to further reduce this informal economy
Worldwide inequality, living standards and its determinants during the 19th and 20th centuries by Matthias Blum( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantifying human capital accumulation in rural Ireland in the nineteenth century( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Geary and Stark find that Irelandś Post-Famine per capita GDP converged with British levels, and that this convergence was due to TFP growth rather than mass emigration. We devise new long-run measurements of human capital accumulation in Ireland in order to facilitate an assessment of sources of this TFP growth, including the relative contribution of men and women. We do so by exploiting the frequency at which age data heap at round ages, a measure that has been widely interpreted as an indicator of a populationś basic numeracy skills. Because Földvári, Van Leeuwen and Van Leeuwen-Li find that gender-specific trends in this measure derived from census returns are biased by who is reporting and recording the age information, we correct any computed numeracy trends using data from prison and workhouse registers, sources in which women self-reported their age. We find that rural Irish women born early in the nineteenth century had substantially lower levels of human capital than uncorrected census data would otherwise suggest. Our results are large in magnitude and economically significant. The speed at which women converged is consistent with Geary and Starkś interpretation of Irish economic history; Ireland likely graduated to Europeś club of advanced economies thanks in part to rapid advances in female human capital
Escaping the Holocaust human and health capital of refugees to the United States, 1940-42 by Matthias Blum( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The large-scale persecution of Jews during World War II generated massive refugee movements. Using data from 20,441 predominantly Jewish passengers from 19 countries traveling from Lisbon to New York between 1940 and 1942, we analyze the last wave of refugees escaping the Holocaust and verify the validity of height as a proxy for human and health capital. We further show this episode of European migration displays well-known features of migrant self-selection: early migrants were taller than late migrants; a large migrant stock reduces migrant selectivity; and economic barriers to migration apply. Our findings show that Europe experienced substantial losses in human and health capital while the US benefitted from the immigration of European refugees
Der deutsche Lebensstandard während des Ersten Weltkrieges in historischer Perspektive : welche Rolle spielten Konsumentenpräferenzen? by Matthias Blum( )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.88 (from 0.77 for El modelo ... to 0.98 for Quantifyin ...)