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Forced displacement in history: Some recent research

Forced displacement in history: Some recent research

611/2022 Sascha O. Becker
working papers,economic history

611/2022 Sascha O. Becker

Forced displacement as a consequence of wars, civil conflicts, or natural disasters does not only have contemporaneous consequences but also long-run repercussions. This eclectic overview summarizes some recent research on forced displacement in economic history. While many of the episodes covered refer to Europe, this survey points to literature across all continents. It highlights new developments, and points to gaps in the literature.

Economic History