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New wine in old bottles: Output and productivity trends in Portuguese agriculture, 1850 1950

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  • Lains, Pedro

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Recent studies of European agricultural history have shown that, during the early phases of economic development, agricultural growth can occur in the absence of major institutional changes. This article extends such a conclusion of agricultural growth without major institutional change to the case of Portugal during the period from 1850 to 1950. Based on new indices for agricultural output growth and data on the use of inputs, we show in this article that Portuguese agriculture was not stagnant in that century and that output and labour productivity expanded rapidly, in particular in the decades from 1870 1900 and 1930 50. We propose an explanation for the positive performance of the agricultural sector which is related to the changing patterns in the use of land and in the product mix, and to the growth of domestic demand for agricultural produce.

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Article provided by Cambridge University Press in its journal European Review of Economic History.

Volume (Year): 7 (2003)
Issue (Month): 01 (April)
Pages: 43-72

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Handle: RePEc:cup:ereveh:v:7:y:2003:i:01:p:43-72_00

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  1. João Gaspar & Gilson Pina & Marta C. N. Simões, 2014. "Agriculture in Portugal: linkages with industry and services," GEMF Working Papers 2014-04, GEMF - Faculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra.
  2. Lains, Pedro, 2003. "Catching up to the European core: Portuguese economic growth, 1910-1990," Explorations in Economic History, Elsevier, vol. 40(4), pages 369-386, October.
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