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El mercado internacional de cereales y harinas y el abastecimiento de la periferia española en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII: Cádiz, entre la regulación y el mercado


  • José Ignacio Martínez Ruiz

    () (Universidad de Sevilla)


Taking Cadiz as a case study, this article analyses the changes that took place in the provisioning areas of the Spanish periphery in the second half of the Eighteenth Century and the beginnings of the Nineteenth Century and poses that public regulation of wheat and flour markets through granaries and maximum prices didn’t prevent grain merchants from playing an important role in supplying the population. It is based on two main primary sources: the accounts of the town granary and of those of the British factory at Cadiz.

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  • José Ignacio Martínez Ruiz, 2005. "El mercado internacional de cereales y harinas y el abastecimiento de la periferia española en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII: Cádiz, entre la regulación y el mercado," Investigaciones de Historia Económica (IHE) Journal of the Spanish Economic History Association, Asociacion Espa–ola de Historia Economica, vol. 1, pages 45-79.
  • Handle: RePEc:ahe:invest:v:1:y:2005:p:45-79

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    Grain International Trade; Spain; XVIII Century; British Factory at Cadiz;

    JEL classification:

    • N43 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - Europe: Pre-1913
    • N50 - Economic History - - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries - - - General, International, or Comparative
    • N70 - Economic History - - Economic History: Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy, and Other Services - - - General, International, or Comparative
    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade


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