Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
WEATHER SHOCKS, SWEET POTATOES AND PEASANT REVOLTS IN HISTORICAL CHINA
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
2014 (English)In: Economic Journal, ISSN 0013-0133, E-ISSN 1468-0297, Vol. 124, no 575, 92-118 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

I use data covering 267 prefectures over four centuries to investigate two questions about historical China. To what extent did weather shocks cause civil conflict? And to what extent did the historical introduction of (drought resistant) sweet potatoes mitigate these effects? I find that before the introduction of sweet potatoes, exceptional droughts increased the probability of peasant revolts by around 0.7 percentage points, which translates into a revolt probability in drought years that is more than twice the average revolt probability. After the introduction of sweet potatoes, exceptional droughts only increased the probability of peasant revolts by around 0.2 percentage points.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 124, no 575, 92-118 p.
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-102778DOI: 10.1111/ecoj.12037ISI: 000332799500004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-102778DiVA: diva2:713576
Note

AuthorCount:1;

Available from: 2014-04-23 Created: 2014-04-22 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Jia, Ruixue
By organisation
Institute for International Economic Studies
In the same journal
Economic Journal
Economics and Business

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 34 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf