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Did Manufacturing Guilds Monopolize Markets in Medieval England?


  • Richardson, G.


The prevailing paradigm of medieval industry rests on the belief that guilds monopolized markets for manufactures. The type of market power possessed by guild which manufactured durable goods is, however, unclear. Scholars have shown manufacturing guilds did not possess natural monopolies.

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  • Richardson, G., 2000. "Did Manufacturing Guilds Monopolize Markets in Medieval England?," Papers 00-06, California Irvine - School of Social Sciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:calirv:00-06

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    JEL classification:

    • N64 - Economic History - - Manufacturing and Construction - - - Europe: 1913-
    • D42 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Monopoly


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