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Trade and Empire, 1700-1870

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  • Kevin H. O'Rourke, Leandro Prados de la Escosura and Guilllaume 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 IIIS in its series The Institute for International Integration Studies Discussion Paper Series with number iiisdp249.

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  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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