Jeremy Land

Jeremy Land
University of Helsinki | HY · Department of Economic and Social History

Doctor of Philosophy
Working on Early Modern fiscal states, trade, smuggling, and Early America in the global economy.


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Publications (10)
The military occupation of Boston in 1768 shocked the city's labor market. The soldiers, who were expected to supplement their pay by working for local businesses, constituted an influx equal to 12.5 percent of greater Boston's population. To assess the importance of this shock, we use the case of Quebec City, which experienced the reverse process...
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This paper explores the economic relationship between Lisbon and Philadelphia prior to Philadelphia’s independence from the British Empire. Technically illegal according to the various imperial policies that Britain imposed on the American colonies, Philadelphia built and maintained a robust trade partnership with the port of Lisbon. Using data fro...


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The goal of this project is to analyze the early development of Nordic fiscal states, as warfare states with limited state capacity, and how that was impacted by the great power wars of the period. Moreover, we will analyze the transition paths of the Nordic states into more modern bureaucratic states and eventually welfare states. We are motivated by the new interdisciplinary literature that has linked warfare to the state formation, economic development, and the emergence of European supremacy in the early modern period.