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The world periphery in Global Agricultural and Food Trade, 1900-2000


  • Gema Aparicio

    () (Independent Scholar, Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.A)

  • Ángel Luis González-Esteban

    () (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)

  • Vicente Pinilla

    () (Universidad de Zaragoza and Instituto Agroalimentario de Aragón, Zaragoza, Spain)

  • Raúl Serrano

    () (Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain)


In the last two hundred years, agricultural trade has grown at a remarkably rapid rate. In the first globalizing wave, international trade was based on the exchange of primary products for manufactured goods. This provided important opportunities for complementarity in certain countries on the periphery that took advantage of the opportunity to base their economic development on the growth of their exports and the linkages between them and the rest of the economy. However, most of the agricultural exporting countries, obtained few benefits from this model of development. In the second wave of globalisation, an intra-industrial trade increasingly replaced this pattern of trade. In addition, the more developed countries tended to protect their agricultural production, which have been a major obstacle to agricultural trade.

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  • Gema Aparicio & Ángel Luis González-Esteban & Vicente Pinilla & Raúl Serrano, 2017. "The world periphery in Global Agricultural and Food Trade, 1900-2000," Documentos de Trabajo (DT-AEHE) 1706, Asociacion Espa–ola de Historia Economica.
  • Handle: RePEc:ahe:dtaehe:1706

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    1. Kym Anderson & Vicente Pinilla, 2018. "What’s in the annual database of Global Wine Markets, 1835 to 2016?," Documentos de Trabajo de la Sociedad Española de Historia Agraria 1802, Sociedad Española de Historia Agraria.

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    Agricultural and Food Trade; Globalisation; World Periphery;

    JEL classification:

    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • 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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