Markets and famines in pre-industrial Europe

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Title: Markets and famines in pre-industrial Europe
Authors: Ó Gráda, Cormac
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/447
Date: 2005
Abstract: How markets perform during famines has long been a contentious issue. Recent research tends to associate famine with market segmentation and hoarding. Evidence based on an analysis of the spatial and temporal patterns of food-price movements during four famines in pre-industrial Europe indicates that markets functioned "normally" in times of crisis.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press
Copyright (published version): Copyright by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Inc.
Subject LCSH: Famines--Europe--History
Food--Marketing--History
Food prices--Europe--History
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Research Collection

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