Grain prices and mortality : a note on La Michodières law
|Title:||Grain prices and mortality : a note on La Michodières law||Authors:||Ó Gráda, Cormac
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/435||Date:||Jan-2004||Abstract:||Research linking food prices and excess mortality has a long history in applied economics and economic history. It goes back to 1766, when Jean-Baptiste de la Michodière was the first to use empirical data to argue for a positive association between wheat prices and mortality. Here La Michodière's time series are subjected to closer statistical scrutiny: the correlation survives, though it is less strong than some later scholars asserted. We also test for the price-mortality link using cross-section data for the 1690s and 1700s.||Type of material:||Working Paper||Publisher:||University College Dublin; Centre for Economic Research||Copyright (published version):||UCD School of Economics||Keywords:||Food prices; Famine; Economic history; History of economic thought||Subject LCSH:||Food prices
|Other versions:||http://www.ucd.ie/economics/research/papers/2004/WP04.01.pdf||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers|
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