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Markets and Famines : Some Evidence from India and Ireland


  • O Grade, C


The paper offers a simple test of spatial integration in food markets during famines. It applies the test to two data sets; one for India between the 1860s and the 1910s, the other for Ireland during the Great Famine of the 1840s.

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  • O Grade, C, 1997. "Markets and Famines : Some Evidence from India and Ireland," Papers 97/17, College Dublin, Department of Political Economy-.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:dublec:97/17

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    • N - Economic History
    • O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth


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