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Author Persson, Karl Gunnar, 1943-

Title Grain markets in Europe, 1500-1900 : integration and deregulation / Karl Gunnar Persson
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 173 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge studies in modern economic history ; 7
Cambridge studies in modern economic history ; 7
Summary "Karl Gunnar Persson surveys a broad sweep of economic history, examining one of the most crucial markets - grain. His analysis allows him to draw more general lessons - for example, that liberalisation of markets was linked to political authoritarianism. Grain Markets in Europe, 1500-1900 traces early regulation to poor performance and frequent market failures. Price volatility caused by harvest shocks was of major concern for central and local government because of the unrest it caused. Regulation became obsolete when markets became more integrated and performed better through trade triggered by falling transport costs. Karl Gunnar Persson, a specialist in economic history, uses insights from development economics, explores contemporary economic thought on the advantages of free trade and measures the extent of market integration using state-of-the-art econometric methods. Grain Markets in Europe, 1500-1900 will be of value to scholars and students in economic history, social history and agricultural and institutional economics."--Jacket
Analysis Trigo Comercio Europa Siglos XVI-XIX
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-169) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Grain trade -- Deregulation -- Europe.
Grain trade -- Government policy -- Europe.
Grain trade -- Europe.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99012834
ISBN 0511040458 (electronic bk.)
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0521650968 (hbk.)
9780511040450 (electronic bk.)
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9780521650960 (hbk.)