Archive | March, 2016

GDP in Canada, 1688 to 1765

In a few days, I will be at the Economic History Society meeting at Robinson College at Cambridge University. I will be presenting a short communication of a paper I am finishing to assemble properly. It concerns the GDP of Canada before the British took it over from the French. Basically, my paper has two aims. The […]

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The Equally “Bad” French and English Farmers of Quebec: New TFP Measures from the 1831 Census

I have had many iterations of this paper. Each time a draft was made, we cut it down to answer fewer questions. The more we worked on it, the more we realized that the endeavor to explain agricultural productivity differences and the agricultural crisis of Canada from 1800 to 1850 required numerous separate papers. As […]

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New Paper: Living Standards in Canada, 1831

I have a new paper regarding the measurement of living standards in Lower Canada (modern-day Quebec) in 1831. I use the census of 1831 which is rich in that it offers a wide cross-sectional of wages and prices across the colony. We found that Canadians were substantially poorer than the Americans in Boston and Philadelphia […]

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Les graphiques sur l’état des finances publiques du Québec

Aujourd’hui, c’était jour du budget au Québec. J’ai préparé ces graphiques afin de donner une perspective historique (de 90 ans) sur l’état des finances publiques.

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