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Trade and Empire, 1700-1870

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  • Kevin H. O’Rourke

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    (Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin)

  • Leandro Prados de la Escosura

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    (Departamento de Historia Económica e Instituciones, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

  • Guillaume Daudin

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    (Département “Économie de la Mondialisation”, OFCE and Université Lille-I)

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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 Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics in its series Trinity Economics Papers with number tep0208.

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Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: May 2008
Date of revision: May 2008
Handle: RePEc:tcd:tcduee:tep0208

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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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