Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

Sheilagh Ogilvie on 900 Years of European Guilds

Sheilagh Ogilvie, the Chicele Professor of Economic History at the University of Oxford, explains European guilds from 1000 to 1900. The topic relates to EJW’s publication of Vincent Gournay’s 1753 memorials against the exclusionary privileges enjoyed by guilds in Lyon, a 1758 squib against barber privileges in Edinburgh, as well as numerous items on modern occupational licensing (listed here).

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