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I am currently working on my doctoral thesis about how Parliament and the state reacted to the structural transformation of the economy in Britain during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In the thesis, I examine the transformation of the state, state policy on manufacturing, determinants of state capacity and foreign economic policy changes. To this end, I focus on the parliamentary legislation and debates by using statute books and parliamentary history records as my data sources.
This study examines the precocious rise of state capacity in Britain compared to other European countries during the long eighteenth century. The tax revenues per capita measures show that Britain's state capacity rose much before other European countries in the eighteenth century, especially in the second half. The legal capacity indicators also s...
This study examines the patterns of the British Parliament’s public legislation and its characteristics from the mid-eighteenth century to the Reform Act of 1832. The legislative output of Parliament started to increase in the aftermath of the Revolution of 1688 and surged in the second half of the eighteenth century. However, its progress after 18...
This paper examines the legislation on the cotton textile industry and its motivations during the Industrial Revolution. Since the seminal article by North and Weingast (1989), the relationship between institutions and long-term economic growth and whether parliaments foster growth or not have been the crucial subjects of economic history and insti...