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Flexibilit� et diversification comme r�ponse au risque: les investissements du patriciat v�nitien et de la � Terraferma � aux d�buts de l��poque moderne


  • Paola Lanaro

    () (Department of Economics, University Of Venice C� Foscari)


The aim of this paper is to show the strategies of the Venetian Patricians (and those from the Mainland) face to the risk. The diversifications of investments (in all the economic sectors, as agriculture, manufacture, trade, public and private finance) and the flexibility in the domestic and foreign markets were the result of a specific economic system where the economic actors refused the specialization in the economic activity. A reviewed version will be published in: Du fatalisme � l�exploitation du risque. Le risque et les �conomies m�diterran�ennes du Moyen �ge � nos jours , 11-13 mai 2006, � Rome, au colloque, IFAO, forthcoming, a cura di B. Marin

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  • Paola Lanaro, 2008. "Flexibilit� et diversification comme r�ponse au risque: les investissements du patriciat v�nitien et de la � Terraferma � aux d�buts de l��poque moderne," Working Papers 2008_22, Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari".
  • Handle: RePEc:ven:wpaper:2008_22

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    Entrepreneurship; Economic history; Republic of Venice; Merchants; Investments.;

    JEL classification:

    • N22 - Economic History - - Financial Markets and Institutions - - - U.S.; Canada: 1913-
    • N42 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - U.S.; Canada: 1913-
    • N82 - Economic History - - Micro-Business History - - - U.S.; Canada: 1913-


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