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Trade and Empire, 1700-1870

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  • Kevin H. O'Rourke

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  • Leandro Prados de la Escosura

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  • Guillaume Daudin

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This paper surveys the rise and fall of the European mercantilist system, and the transition to the modern, well-integrated international economy of the 19th century. It also surveys the literature on the links between trade and economic growth during the period, and on the economic effects of empire.

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Paper provided by Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Historia Económica e Instituciones in its series Working Papers in Economic History with number wp08-09.

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Cited by:
  1. Roberto Bonfatti, 2013. "Trade and the Pattern of European Imperialism, 1492-2000," Discussion Papers 2013-01, University of Nottingham, GEP.

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