Mauricio Drelichman

Associate Professor | Director of Undergraduate Studies
phone 604 822 2527
location_on Iona Building 215
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Research Area

About

I am an associate professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

My main research area is economic history, with particular emphasis on Early Modern Spain. I am originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and I obtained my Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, USA.

At UBC I teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and I serve as the Director of Undergraduate Studies. One of my hobbies is photography; on my personal page you will find my pictures from many parts of the world, including beautiful British Columbia.


Research

Please click on paper titles for abstracts and full text downloads.

BOOK

Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes and Default in the Age of Philip II. (with Hans-Joachim Voth) Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014.


ARTICLES

The Long Run Effects of Religious Persecution: Evidence from the Spanish Inquisition. (with Jordi Vidal-Robert and Hans-Joachim Voth). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118 (33) e2022881118. August 2021.

[supplementary information][pre-press version][replication package]

The Gender Wage Gap in Early Modern Toledo, 1550-1650. (with David González Agudo). The Journal of Economic History, 80(2): 351-385. June 2020.

[go to pre-press version][download data and replication file]

Duplication without Constraints: Alvarez Nogal and Chamley’s Analysis of Debt Policy under Philip II. (with Hans-Joachim Voth). The Economic History Review, 69 (3): 999-1006. August 2016.

[go to pre-press version]

Risk Sharing with the Monarch: Contingent Debt and Excusable Default in the Age of Philip II, 1556-1598. (with Hans-Joachim Voth). Cliometrica 9 (1): 49-75. January 2015.

[go to pre-press version]

Housing and the Cost of Living in Early Modern Toledo. (with David González Agudo) Explorations in Economic History 54 (1): 27-47. October 2014.

[go to pre-press version] [download data and replication code]

Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt and Default in the Age of Philip II. (with Hans-Joachim Voth). The Economic Journal 121 (557): 1205-1227. December 2011. (Lead article).

[go to pre-press version]

Serial Defaults, Serial Profits: Returns to Sovereign Lending in Habsburg Spain, 1566-1600. (with Hans-Joachim Voth)  Explorations in Economic History 48 (1): 1-19. January 2011. (Lead article).

[go to pre-press version]

The Sustainable Debts of Philip II: A Reconstruction of Castile's Fiscal Position, 1566-1596. (with Hans-Joachim Voth). The Journal of Economic History 70 (4): 813-842. December 2010.

[go to unabridged pre-press version] [go to dataset]

License to Till: The Privileges of the Spanish Mesta as a Case of Second Best Institutions. Explorations in Economic History 46 (2): 220-240. April 2009.

[go to pre-press version] [go to dataset]

Debt Sustainability in Historical Perspective: The Role of Fiscal Repression. (with Hans-Joachim Voth) Journal of the European Economic Association 6 (2-3): 657-667. April-May 2008.

[go to pre-press version]

Sons of Something: Taxes, Lawsuits and Local Political Control in Sixteenth-Century Castile. The Journal of Economic History 67 (3): 608-642. September 2007.

All That Glitters:  Precious Metals, Rent Seeking and the Decline of Spain. European Review of Economic History 9 (3): 313-336. December 2005.

The Curse of Moctezuma:  American Silver and the Dutch Disease, 1501-1650. Explorations in Economic History 42(3): 349-380. July 2005.

[go to dataset]


CHAPTERS IN EDITED BOOKS AND MAJOR REFERENCE WORKS

Sovereign Debt. In Diebolt, Claude and Michael Haupert (eds.), Handbook of Cliometrics. Berlin and Heidelberg: Springer, 2019.

Funding Empire: Risk, Diversification, and the Underwriting of Early Modern Sovereign Loans. (with Hans-Joachim Voth) In Greif, Avner, L. Lynne Kiesling, and John V. C. Nye (eds), Institutions, Innovation, and Industrialization: Essays in Economic History and Development. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015.

Spanish Finance: 1348-1700. In Gerard Caprio (ed.), Handbook of Key Global Financial Markets, Institutions, and Infrastructure. Academic Press, 2012.

Institutions and the Resource Curse in Early Modern Spain. (with Hans-Joachim Voth) In Elhanan Helpman (ed.), Institutions and Economic Performance. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008.

State and Private Institutions. (with Dan Bogart, Oscar Gelderblom and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal). In Broadberry, S. and O'Rourke, K. (eds.), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.


WORKING PAPERS

Returns to Investing in Sovereign Debt: a Response to Alvarez Nogal and Chamley. (with Hans-Joachim Voth).


OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Contingent Sovereign Debt Contracts: The Historical Perspective. (with Hans-Joachim Voth) CESifo DICE Report 11 (3), 28-32, 2013.

[go to journal issue]

Click here to view my Google Scholar research profile.


Additional Description

I am fortunate to live in a wonderful corner of the world, and to travel to many enchanting locations. My online photo galleries contain many images that I shot around Vancouver, across British Columbia, in many Canadian locations, and all over the world. Feel free to stop by for a visit!


Mauricio Drelichman

Associate Professor | Director of Undergraduate Studies
phone 604 822 2527
location_on Iona Building 215
file_download Download CV

I am an associate professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

My main research area is economic history, with particular emphasis on Early Modern Spain. I am originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and I obtained my Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, USA.

At UBC I teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and I serve as the Director of Undergraduate Studies. One of my hobbies is photography; on my personal page you will find my pictures from many parts of the world, including beautiful British Columbia.

Please click on paper titles for abstracts and full text downloads.

BOOK

Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes and Default in the Age of Philip II. (with Hans-Joachim Voth) Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014.


ARTICLES

The Long Run Effects of Religious Persecution: Evidence from the Spanish Inquisition. (with Jordi Vidal-Robert and Hans-Joachim Voth). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118 (33) e2022881118. August 2021.

[supplementary information][pre-press version][replication package]

The Gender Wage Gap in Early Modern Toledo, 1550-1650. (with David González Agudo). The Journal of Economic History, 80(2): 351-385. June 2020.

[go to pre-press version][download data and replication file]

Duplication without Constraints: Alvarez Nogal and Chamley’s Analysis of Debt Policy under Philip II. (with Hans-Joachim Voth). The Economic History Review, 69 (3): 999-1006. August 2016.

[go to pre-press version]

Risk Sharing with the Monarch: Contingent Debt and Excusable Default in the Age of Philip II, 1556-1598. (with Hans-Joachim Voth). Cliometrica 9 (1): 49-75. January 2015.

[go to pre-press version]

Housing and the Cost of Living in Early Modern Toledo. (with David González Agudo) Explorations in Economic History 54 (1): 27-47. October 2014.

[go to pre-press version] [download data and replication code]

Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt and Default in the Age of Philip II. (with Hans-Joachim Voth). The Economic Journal 121 (557): 1205-1227. December 2011. (Lead article).

[go to pre-press version]

Serial Defaults, Serial Profits: Returns to Sovereign Lending in Habsburg Spain, 1566-1600. (with Hans-Joachim Voth)  Explorations in Economic History 48 (1): 1-19. January 2011. (Lead article).

[go to pre-press version]

The Sustainable Debts of Philip II: A Reconstruction of Castile's Fiscal Position, 1566-1596. (with Hans-Joachim Voth). The Journal of Economic History 70 (4): 813-842. December 2010.

[go to unabridged pre-press version] [go to dataset]

License to Till: The Privileges of the Spanish Mesta as a Case of Second Best Institutions. Explorations in Economic History 46 (2): 220-240. April 2009.

[go to pre-press version] [go to dataset]

Debt Sustainability in Historical Perspective: The Role of Fiscal Repression. (with Hans-Joachim Voth) Journal of the European Economic Association 6 (2-3): 657-667. April-May 2008.

[go to pre-press version]

Sons of Something: Taxes, Lawsuits and Local Political Control in Sixteenth-Century Castile. The Journal of Economic History 67 (3): 608-642. September 2007.

All That Glitters:  Precious Metals, Rent Seeking and the Decline of Spain. European Review of Economic History 9 (3): 313-336. December 2005.

The Curse of Moctezuma:  American Silver and the Dutch Disease, 1501-1650. Explorations in Economic History 42(3): 349-380. July 2005.

[go to dataset]


CHAPTERS IN EDITED BOOKS AND MAJOR REFERENCE WORKS

Sovereign Debt. In Diebolt, Claude and Michael Haupert (eds.), Handbook of Cliometrics. Berlin and Heidelberg: Springer, 2019.

Funding Empire: Risk, Diversification, and the Underwriting of Early Modern Sovereign Loans. (with Hans-Joachim Voth) In Greif, Avner, L. Lynne Kiesling, and John V. C. Nye (eds), Institutions, Innovation, and Industrialization: Essays in Economic History and Development. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015.

Spanish Finance: 1348-1700. In Gerard Caprio (ed.), Handbook of Key Global Financial Markets, Institutions, and Infrastructure. Academic Press, 2012.

Institutions and the Resource Curse in Early Modern Spain. (with Hans-Joachim Voth) In Elhanan Helpman (ed.), Institutions and Economic Performance. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008.

State and Private Institutions. (with Dan Bogart, Oscar Gelderblom and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal). In Broadberry, S. and O'Rourke, K. (eds.), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.


WORKING PAPERS

Returns to Investing in Sovereign Debt: a Response to Alvarez Nogal and Chamley. (with Hans-Joachim Voth).


OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Contingent Sovereign Debt Contracts: The Historical Perspective. (with Hans-Joachim Voth) CESifo DICE Report 11 (3), 28-32, 2013.

[go to journal issue]

Click here to view my Google Scholar research profile.

I am fortunate to live in a wonderful corner of the world, and to travel to many enchanting locations. My online photo galleries contain many images that I shot around Vancouver, across British Columbia, in many Canadian locations, and all over the world. Feel free to stop by for a visit!

Mauricio Drelichman

Associate Professor | Director of Undergraduate Studies
phone 604 822 2527
location_on Iona Building 215
file_download Download CV

I am an associate professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

My main research area is economic history, with particular emphasis on Early Modern Spain. I am originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and I obtained my Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, USA.

At UBC I teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and I serve as the Director of Undergraduate Studies. One of my hobbies is photography; on my personal page you will find my pictures from many parts of the world, including beautiful British Columbia.

Please click on paper titles for abstracts and full text downloads.

BOOK

Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes and Default in the Age of Philip II. (with Hans-Joachim Voth) Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014.


ARTICLES

The Long Run Effects of Religious Persecution: Evidence from the Spanish Inquisition. (with Jordi Vidal-Robert and Hans-Joachim Voth). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118 (33) e2022881118. August 2021.

[supplementary information][pre-press version][replication package]

The Gender Wage Gap in Early Modern Toledo, 1550-1650. (with David González Agudo). The Journal of Economic History, 80(2): 351-385. June 2020.

[go to pre-press version][download data and replication file]

Duplication without Constraints: Alvarez Nogal and Chamley’s Analysis of Debt Policy under Philip II. (with Hans-Joachim Voth). The Economic History Review, 69 (3): 999-1006. August 2016.

[go to pre-press version]

Risk Sharing with the Monarch: Contingent Debt and Excusable Default in the Age of Philip II, 1556-1598. (with Hans-Joachim Voth). Cliometrica 9 (1): 49-75. January 2015.

[go to pre-press version]

Housing and the Cost of Living in Early Modern Toledo. (with David González Agudo) Explorations in Economic History 54 (1): 27-47. October 2014.

[go to pre-press version] [download data and replication code]

Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt and Default in the Age of Philip II. (with Hans-Joachim Voth). The Economic Journal 121 (557): 1205-1227. December 2011. (Lead article).

[go to pre-press version]

Serial Defaults, Serial Profits: Returns to Sovereign Lending in Habsburg Spain, 1566-1600. (with Hans-Joachim Voth)  Explorations in Economic History 48 (1): 1-19. January 2011. (Lead article).

[go to pre-press version]

The Sustainable Debts of Philip II: A Reconstruction of Castile's Fiscal Position, 1566-1596. (with Hans-Joachim Voth). The Journal of Economic History 70 (4): 813-842. December 2010.

[go to unabridged pre-press version] [go to dataset]

License to Till: The Privileges of the Spanish Mesta as a Case of Second Best Institutions. Explorations in Economic History 46 (2): 220-240. April 2009.

[go to pre-press version] [go to dataset]

Debt Sustainability in Historical Perspective: The Role of Fiscal Repression. (with Hans-Joachim Voth) Journal of the European Economic Association 6 (2-3): 657-667. April-May 2008.

[go to pre-press version]

Sons of Something: Taxes, Lawsuits and Local Political Control in Sixteenth-Century Castile. The Journal of Economic History 67 (3): 608-642. September 2007.

All That Glitters:  Precious Metals, Rent Seeking and the Decline of Spain. European Review of Economic History 9 (3): 313-336. December 2005.

The Curse of Moctezuma:  American Silver and the Dutch Disease, 1501-1650. Explorations in Economic History 42(3): 349-380. July 2005.

[go to dataset]


CHAPTERS IN EDITED BOOKS AND MAJOR REFERENCE WORKS

Sovereign Debt. In Diebolt, Claude and Michael Haupert (eds.), Handbook of Cliometrics. Berlin and Heidelberg: Springer, 2019.

Funding Empire: Risk, Diversification, and the Underwriting of Early Modern Sovereign Loans. (with Hans-Joachim Voth) In Greif, Avner, L. Lynne Kiesling, and John V. C. Nye (eds), Institutions, Innovation, and Industrialization: Essays in Economic History and Development. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015.

Spanish Finance: 1348-1700. In Gerard Caprio (ed.), Handbook of Key Global Financial Markets, Institutions, and Infrastructure. Academic Press, 2012.

Institutions and the Resource Curse in Early Modern Spain. (with Hans-Joachim Voth) In Elhanan Helpman (ed.), Institutions and Economic Performance. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008.

State and Private Institutions. (with Dan Bogart, Oscar Gelderblom and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal). In Broadberry, S. and O'Rourke, K. (eds.), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.


WORKING PAPERS

Returns to Investing in Sovereign Debt: a Response to Alvarez Nogal and Chamley. (with Hans-Joachim Voth).


OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Contingent Sovereign Debt Contracts: The Historical Perspective. (with Hans-Joachim Voth) CESifo DICE Report 11 (3), 28-32, 2013.

[go to journal issue]

Click here to view my Google Scholar research profile.

I am fortunate to live in a wonderful corner of the world, and to travel to many enchanting locations. My online photo galleries contain many images that I shot around Vancouver, across British Columbia, in many Canadian locations, and all over the world. Feel free to stop by for a visit!