Published articles:

Marc Klemp and Jacob Weisdorf (2017), ‘Fecundity, Fertility, and the Formation of Human Capital’, Economic Journal (forthcoming)   [WP]

Felix Meier zu SelhausenMarco van Leeuwen, and Jacob Weisdorf (2017), ‘Social mobility among Christian Africans: Evidence from Anglican Marriage Registers in Uganda’, Economic History Review (forthcoming)   [WP]

Francesco CinnirellaMarc Klemp, and Jacob Weisdorf (2017), ‘Malthus in the Bedroom: Birth Spacing as Birth Control in Pre-Transition England’, Demography 54, pp. 413-436 (lead article)   [PDF]   [WP]

Sandra de Pleijt and Jacob Weisdorf (2016), ‘Human Capital Formation from Occupations: The ‘Deskilling Hypothesis’ Revisited’, Cliometrica 11, pp. 1-30 (lead article)   [PDF]   [WP]

Felix Meier zu Selhausen and Jacob Weisdorf (2016), ‘A Colonial Legacy of African Gender Inequality? Evidence from Christian Kampala, 1895-2011’, Economic History Review 69, pp. 229-257   [PDF]   [WP]

Jane Humphries and Jacob Weisdorf (2015), ‘The Wages of Women in England, 1260-1850’, Journal of Economic History 75, pp. 405-447   [PDF]   [WP]

Holger Strulik and Jacob Weisdorf (2014), ‘How child costs and survival shaped the industrial revolution and the demographic transition,’ Macroeconomic Dynamics 18, pp. 114-144   [PDF]   [WP]

Paul Sharp and Jacob Weisdorf (2013), ‘Globalization Revisited: Market integration and the wheat trade between North America and Britain from the Eighteenth Century,’  Explorations in Economic History 50, pp. 88-98   [PDF]   [WP]

Marc KlempChris MinnsPatrick Wallis; and Jacob Weisdorf (2013), ‘Picking Winners? The Effect of Birth Order and Migration on Parental Human Capital Investments in Pre-Modern England,’ European Review of Economic History 17, pp. 210-232   [PDF]   [WP]

Holger Strulik; Paul Sharp; and Jacob Weisdorf (2012), ‘The determinants of Income in a Malthusian Equilibrium,’ Journal of Development Economics 97, pp. 112-117   [PDF]   [WP]

Gianfranco Di Vaio; Daniel Waldenström; and Jacob Weisdorf (2012), ‘Citation Success: Evidence from Economic History Journal Publications,’ Explorations in Economic History 49:1, pp. 92–104   [PDF]   [WP]

Marc Klemp and Jacob Weisdorf (2012), ‘The Lasting Damage to Mortality of Early-Life Adversity: Evidence from England’s Famine of the Late 1720’s’, European Review of Economic History 16, pp. 233-246 (Editors’ choice)   [PDF]   [WP]

Paul Sharp and Jacob Weisdorf (2012), ‘French Revolution or Industrial Revolution? A Note on the Contrasting Experiences of England and France up to 1800,’ Cliometrica 6:1, pp. 79-88   [PDF]   [WP]

Richard Guzman and Jacob Weisdorf (2011), ‘The Neolithic Revolution from a Price-Theoretic Perspective,’ Journal of Development Economics 96:2, pp. 209-219   [PDF]   [WP]

Bob Allen and Jacob Weisdorf (2011), ‘Was there an ‘Industrious Revolution’ before the Industrial Revolution?,’ Economic History Review 64:3, pp. 715–729 (lead article)   [PDF]   [WP]

Nina Boberg-Fazlic; Paul Sharp; and Jacob Weisdorf (2011), ‘Survival of the Richest? Patterns of Fertility and Social Mobility in England,’ European Review of Economic History 15:3, pp. 365-392 (lead article)   [PDF]   [WP]   (Winner of the Figuerola Prize)

Matthew Baker; Erwin Bulte; and Jacob Weisdorf (2010), ‘The Origins of Governments: From Anarchy to Hierarchy,’ Journal of Institutional Economics 6:2, pp. 215-242   [PDF]   [WP]

Ricardo Guzman and Jacob Weisdorf (2010), ‘Product Variety and the Demand for Children,’ Economics Letters 107:1, pp. 74-76   [PDF]   [WP]

Gianfranco Di Vaio and Jacob Weisdorf (2010), ‘Ranking Economic History Journals: A Citation-Based Impact Factor Analysis,’ Cliometrica 4:1, pp. 1-17 (lead article)  [PDF]   [WP]

Jacob Weisdorf (2009), ‘Why did the First Farmers Toil? Human Metabolism and the Origins of Agriculture,’ European Review of Economic History 13, pp. 157-172 (lead article)   [PDF]   [WP]

Paul Sharp and Jacob Weisdorf (2009), ‘From Preventive to Permissive Checks: The Changing Nature of the Malthusian Relationship Between Nuptiality and the Price of Provisions in the Nineteenth Century,’ Cliometrica 3:1, pp. 55-70   [PDF]   [WP]

Holger Strulik and Jacob Weisdorf (2008), ‘Population, Food and Knowledge: A Simple Unified Growth Theory,’ Journal of Economic Growth 13:3, pp. 195-216   [PDF]   [DP]   [WP]

Jacob Weisdorf (2008), ‘Malthus Revisited: Fertility Decision Making based on Quasi-Linear Preferences,’ Economics Letters 99, pp. 127-130   [PDF]   [WP]

Jacob Weisdorf (2006), ‘From Domestic Manufacture to Industrial Revolution: Long-Run Growth and Agricultural Development,’ Oxford Economic Papers 58:2, pp. 264-287   [PDF]   [WP]

Jacob Weisdorf (2005), ‘From Foraging to Farming: Explaining the Neolithic Revolution,’ Journal of Economic Surveys 19:4, pp. 561-586   [PDF]   [WP]

Jacob Weisdorf (2004), ‘From Stagnation to Growth: Revisiting Three Historical Regimes.’ Journal of Population Economics 17:3, pp. 455-472   [PDF]

Book Chapters:

Mauro Rota and Jacob Weisdorf (2016), ‘Mercato di lavoro, salari reali e standard di vita a Roma nel XVI di XVII secolo: La evidenze nella costruzione nella basilica del San Pietro in Vaticano’ in: Quando la Fabrica costruì San Pietro. A. di Sante and S. Turriziani (eds.). Roma, Il Formichiere, 101-118.   [PDF]

Felix Meier zu Selhausen and Jacob Weisdorf (2016), ‘Mission: possible. What church records can tell us about non-Western societies’ demographic past’, in Upside and down and inside out. The future of historical demography. Matthijs, K., Hin, S., Kok., J., and Matsuo, H. (eds.). Leuven: Acco.   [PDF]

Jacob Weisdorf (2016), ‘Church Book Registry: A Cliometric View,’ in Handbook of Cliometrics. Diebolt, C., and M. Haupert (eds.), Springer, 155-174   [PDF]   [WP]


Alfred Reckendrees and Jacob Weisdorf (2015), ‘Scandinavian Economic History Review 2011–2014: A Report,’ Scandinavian Economic History Review 63, 102-105.   [PDF]

Dissertations Books:

Jacob Weisdorf (2011), ‘Malthusian Progress’, PhD Dissertation (Economic History), 1400-4860 Lund Studies in Economic History 56, University of Lund, Sweden (ISBN 978-91-7473-200-9)

Jacob Weisdorf (2004), ‘On the Road to Riches: Aspects of Economic and Demographic Growth from the Stone Age and Beyond’, PhD Dissertation (Economics), Red Series Publication No 104, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


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