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Grain markets in Europe, 1500-1900 [electronic resource] : integration and deregulation / Karl Gunnar Persson.

By: Persson, Karl Gunnar, 1943-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge studies in modern economic history: 7.Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c1999Description: 1 online resource (xx, 173 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0511040458 (electronic bk.); 9780511040450 (electronic bk.); 0521650968 (hbk.); 9780521650960 (hbk.); 0511117582 (electronic bk.); 9780511117589 (electronic bk.); 9780511496820 (electronic bk.); 0511496826 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Grain trade -- Europe | Grain trade -- Government policy -- Europe | Grain trade -- Deregulation -- Europe | C�er�eales -- Commerce -- Europe | C�er�eales -- Commerce -- Politique gouvernementale -- Europe | C�er�eales -- Commerce -- D�er�eglementation -- Europe | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Sales & Selling -- General | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Marketing -- General | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Commerce | Electronic books | Trigo Comercio Europa Siglos XVI-XIX | Graanhandel | Getreidehandel | Getreidemarkt | EuropaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Grain markets in Europe, 1500-1900.DDC classification: 381/.4131/094 Other classification: 15.70 Online resources: EBSCOhost Review: "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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 160-169) and index.

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"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.

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Grain markets in Europe, 1500-1900 by Persson, Karl Gunnar, ©1999
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