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The ecological footprint of early-modern commodities Coefficients of land use per unit of product


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Title: The ecological footprint of early-modern commodities Coefficients of land use per unit of product
Authors: Theodoridis, Dimitrios
Issue Date: Feb-2017
Publication type: report
Series/Report no.: Göteborg Papers in Economic History
21
Keywords: ecological footprint
trade
19th century
ghost acres
Britain
land productivity
Abstract: Land availability and overseas trade have been central topics in economic history. The current paper contributes to this literature by setting the empirical foundations necessary for the calculation of the direct ecological footprints of more than eighty traded commodities throughout the 19th and early 20th century. The main focus is placed upon products which were heavily traded by and within the British Empire during this period. Various secondary sources have been reviewed and are critically ... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/51684
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