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Markets in History : Economic Studies of the Past - David W. Galenson

Markets in History

Economic Studies of the Past

By: David W. Galenson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 4th June 1990
ISBN: 9780521359870
Number Of Pages: 372

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In Markets in History leading economic historians present the results of their research on the scope of markets in economies past and present, ranging from English open fields in the age of Chaucer to racial discrimination in the age of Martin Luther King, Jr. All of these studies illustrate the rewards that are gained by blending the economist's use of analytical and statistical techniques with the historian's careful attention to reconstructing the past through the use of a variety of types of evidence. Markets in History will be of interest to all social scientists for its demonstration of the value of economic theory and econometrics in helping to understand the causes of changing allocations of resources and their consequences for economies and societies.

Preface
Introduction: The economies of historical economics
The open fields of England: rent, risk and the rate of interest, 1300-1815
Labour market behaviour in colonial America: servitude, slavery and free labour
Productivity in American whaling: the New Bedford fleet in the nineteenth century
Households on the American frontier: the distribution of income and wealth in Utah, 1850-1900
Businessmen, the Raj and the pattern of government expenditure: the British Empire, 1860-1912
The impact of the economy and the state on the economic status of blacks: a study of South Carolina
Contributors
Index.
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521359870
ISBN-10: 0521359872
Series: Wiley Series in Probability and
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 4th June 1990
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.54