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Agricultural Output and Efficiency in Lower Canada, 1851

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  • Frank D. Lewis
  • Marvin McInnis

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This paper re-examines the agriculture of Lower Canada with an emphasis on geographic variation in efficiency. The paper estimates agricultural output per worker by county using census data for 1851. We find only limited support for the factors emphasized in the literature. We find no great productivity disadvantage associated with growing wheat, only a small role played by soil quality, and no support for the notion that older-settled areas, with worn-out soil, had lower productivity.

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  • Frank D. Lewis & Marvin McInnis, 1981. "Agricultural Output and Efficiency in Lower Canada, 1851," Working Papers 451, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:qed:wpaper:451
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    1. Geloso, Vincent & Kufenko, Vadim & Villeneuve, Remy, 2016. "Living standards in Lower Canada, 1831," Violette Reihe: Schriftenreihe des Promotionsschwerpunkts "Globalisierung und Beschäftigung" 50/2016, University of Hohenheim, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Evangelisches Studienwerk.
    2. Arsenault Morin, Alex & Geloso, Vincent & Kufenko, Vadim, 2016. "Monopsony and industrial development in nineteenth century Quebec: The impact of seigneurial tenure," Violette Reihe: Schriftenreihe des Promotionsschwerpunkts "Globalisierung und Beschäftigung" 51/2016, University of Hohenheim, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Evangelisches Studienwerk.

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