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The Periodicity Of Crises. A Survey Of The Literature Before 1850




This article examines the literature on the periodical recurrence of economic crises up to the 1840s, illustrating how awareness of this phenomenon was far more widespread than the few existing histories of business cycle theories indicate, that observations of this phenomenon began much earlier than previously documented, and also that early writers were more interested in emphasizing the intermittent return of crises rather than their precise timing.

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  • Besomi, Daniele, 2010. "The Periodicity Of Crises. A Survey Of The Literature Before 1850," Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Cambridge University Press, vol. 32(01), pages 85-132, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:jhisec:v:32:y:2010:i:01:p:85-132_99

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    1. M. G. Hayes, 2006. "The Economics of Keynes," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 12601.
    2. John F. Helliwell, 2006. "From Flapper to Bluestocking: What Happened to the Young Woman of Wellington Street?," Bank of Canada Review, Bank of Canada, vol. 2005(Winter), pages 31-39.
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    1. Uwe Cantner & Simone Vannuccini, 2012. "A New View of General Purpose Technologies," Jena Economic Research Papers 2012-054, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena.
    2. Philippe Compaire & Jean Pascal Simonin, 2010. "A partir de contributions d’Antoine-César Becquerel (1853,1865), une étude économétrique du marché du blé en France de 1815 à 1863," Working Papers 10-03, Association Française de Cliométrie (AFC).

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