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Stealing to Survive: Crime and Income Shocks in 19th Century France

  • Vincent Bignon

    (DGEI - DEMFI - Banque de France - Banque de France)

  • Eve Caroli


    (PSE - Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques - CNRS - Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA) - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - ENS Paris - École normale supérieure - Paris - École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), EEP-PSE - Ecole d'Économie de Paris - Paris School of Economics, LEDa - Laboratoire d'Economie de Dauphine - Université Paris IX - Paris Dauphine, IZA - Institute for the Study of Labor - IZA, Legos - Laboratoire d'Economie et de Gestion des Organisations de Santé - Université Paris IX - Paris Dauphine)

  • Roberto Galbiati

    (EconomiX - CNRS - UP10 - Université Paris 10, Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, IEP Paris - Sciences Po Paris - Institut d'études politiques de Paris)

We wish to thank Andrea Bassanini, Cecilia Garcia-Peñalosa, Tommy Murphy, Tommaso Nannicini and seminar participants at University Bocconi for useful comments and discussions. Charlotte Coutand and Clement Malgouyres provided excellent research assistance. We also thank Pierre-Emmanuel Couralet and Fabien Gaveau who proved crucial in helping us with some of the data. We are grateful to Gilles Postel-Vinay for sharing with us his data on wine and phylloxera and for insightful comments and suggestions. The views expressed in the paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Banque de France or the Eurosystem. The usual disclaimer applies.

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