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An Economic History of the Silk Industry, 1830-1930 : Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History - Giovanni Federico

An Economic History of the Silk Industry, 1830-1930

Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History

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Published: 13th May 1997
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This book examines the growth of the world silk industry. Professor Federico documents Western industrialization, the technical progress and the changing methods of production that enabled the silk industry to cope with increased demand. Silk became the first Japanese success story on the world market, with Italy retaining a sizeable share until labor was diverted as a result of its industrialization. Japanese industrialization also led its silk industry to a similar fate after the Second World War.

'... concise, but penetrating, economic analysis of the silk industry ... a highly judicious, and genuinely comparative, economic analysis of an important industry.' Economic History Review

Introduction
The characteristics of the industry
The growth in the long run
Consumption of silkwares and demand for silk
The demand for silk: a country analysis
The roots of the growth: the agricultural production
The industry: technical progress and structural change
Institutions and competitiveness: the markets
Institutions and competitiveness: the state
Conclusions
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ISBN: 9780521581981
ISBN-10: 0521581982
Series: Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 13th May 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.58