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Market Segmentation and Famine in Ancien Régime France

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  • Cormac Ó Gráda

    (University College Dublin)

  • Jean-Michel Chevet

    (INRA Paris)

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This study is concerned with a case study of a famine in an economy where internal food markets are generally deemed to have been poorly integrated, ancien regime France. In the century or so before the Revolution, most historians agree that high transport costs and local vested interests inhibited grain shipments between the different regions of France, particularly in times of actual or threatened famine.

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Paper provided by School Of Economics, University College Dublin in its series Working Papers with number 200005.

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Length: 43 pages
Date of creation: 17 Feb 2000
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Handle: RePEc:ucn:wpaper:200005

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  1. Razzell, Peter, 1993. "The Growth of Population in Eighteenth-Century England: A Critical Reappraisal," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 53(04), pages 743-771, December.
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  1. Cormac Ó Gráda, 2002. "Adam Smith and Amartya Sen - Markets and Famines in Pre-Industrial Europe," Working Papers 200218, School Of Economics, University College Dublin.

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