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Market dynamism and international trade: a case study of Mediterranean agricultural products, 1850-1935


  • Vicente Pinilla
  • Maria-Isabel Ayuda


This article concentrates on analysing the rightward shifts of the demand curve for Mediterranean agricultural products from 1850 to 1938. We have found that such shifts were especially conditioned by the different income elasticities of demand and by changes or otherwise, in consumer preferences. Our aim is to show that there was an initial conditioning factor for the producer countries to take full advantage of these potential growth opportunities, namely the size of such shifts.

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  • Vicente Pinilla & Maria-Isabel Ayuda, 2008. "Market dynamism and international trade: a case study of Mediterranean agricultural products, 1850-1935," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 40(5), pages 583-595.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:40:y:2008:i:5:p:583-595
    DOI: 10.1080/00036840600707258

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    1. Pinilla, Vicente & Serrano, Raúl, 2008. "The Agricultural and Food Trade in the First Globalization: Spanish Table Wine Exports 1871 to 1935 – A Case Study," Journal of Wine Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 3(02), pages 132-148, December.
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