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Large-scale mortality shocks and the Great Irish Famine 1845-1852

Curran, Declan and Fröling, Maria LU (2010) In Economic Modelling 27(5). p.1302-1314
Abstract
This paper considers the consequences of a large scale mortality shock arising from a famine or epidemic for long run economic and demographic development. The Great Irish Famine of 1845-1852 is taken as a case-study and is incorporated as an exogenous mortality shock into the type of long-run unified growth theory pioneered by Galor and Weil (1999, 2000), and modelled by Lagerlof (2003a,b) among others. Through calibration, the impact of such a mortality shock occurring on the cusp of a country's transition from a Malthusian to a Modern Growth regime is then depicted. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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Unified growth theory, Long-run growth, Ireland, Mortality
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Economic Modelling
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27
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5
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1302 - 1314
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Elsevier
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0264-9993
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10.1016/j.econmod.2010.01.016
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English
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  keyword      = {Unified growth theory,Long-run growth,Ireland,Mortality},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
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  series       = {Economic Modelling},
  title        = {Large-scale mortality shocks and the Great Irish Famine 1845-1852},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2010.01.016},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {2010},
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