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The costs of doing hard time: a penitentiary-based regional price index for Canada, 1883-1923

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  • Chris Minns
  • Mary MacKinnon

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The new data suggest more inflation during the First World War.

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  • Chris Minns & Mary MacKinnon, 2007. "The costs of doing hard time: a penitentiary-based regional price index for Canada, 1883-1923," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 40(2), pages 528-560, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:40:y:2007:i:2:p:528-560
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    1. Lloyd G. Reynolds, 1938. "The Canadian Baking Industry: A Study of an Imperfect Market," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 52(4), pages 659-678.
    2. Allen, Robert C., 2001. "The Great Divergence in European Wages and Prices from the Middle Ages to the First World War," Explorations in Economic History, Elsevier, vol. 38(4), pages 411-447, October.
    3. Michael R. Haines, 1989. "A State and Local Consumer Price Index for the United States in 1890," NBER Historical Working Papers 0002, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    1. repec:oup:ereveh:v:20:y:2016:i:3:p:299-321. is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Inwood, Kris & MacKinnon, Mary & Minns, Chris, 2010. "Labour market dynamics in Canada, 1891-1911: a first look from new census samples," Economic History Working Papers 30016, London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Economic History.
    3. Ross D. Hickey & David S. Jacks, 2011. "Nominal rigidities and retail price dispersion in Canada over the twentieth century," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 44(3), pages 749-780, August.
    4. Kris Inwood & Chris Minns & Fraser Summerfield, 2016. "Reverse assimilation? Immigrants in the Canadian labour market during the Great Depression," European Review of Economic History, Oxford University Press, vol. 20(3), pages 299-321.

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