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Development constrained – Essays on land as a factor in nineteenth-century industrialization and trade


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Title: Development constrained – Essays on land as a factor in nineteenth-century industrialization and trade
Authors: Theodoridis, Dimitrios
E-mail: dimitrios.theodoridis@gu.se
Issue Date: 18-May-2018
University: Göteborgs universitet. Handelshögskolan
Institution: Department of Economy and Society ; Institutionen för ekonomi och samhälle
Parts of work: Paper I: Trade and overcoming land constraints in the British Industrial Revolution – an empirical assessment

Paper II: The White Man’s relief – The ecological foundations of British trade in the nineteenth Century

Paper III: Britain’s historical ecological footprint – an account of nineteenth-century industrial consumption

Paper IV: African agricultural productivity and the transatlantic slave trade: evidence from Senegambia in the nineteenth century

Paper V: The ecological footprint of early-modern commodities – Coefficients of land use per unit of product
Date of Defence: 2018-06-08
Disputation: Fredagen den 8 juni 2018, kl. 10.00 CG-salen, Handelshögskolan, Vasagatan 1, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Gothenburg studies in economic history
19
Keywords: economic development
industrialization
19th-century
land
ecological footprint
land productivity
colonies
coal
slave trade
trade
ghost acres
empire
sustainability
Abstract: This dissertation consists of an introductory chapter, four research essays and one essay that describes the collected dataset. The first essay examines how the balance of land embodied in British trade developed during the nineteenth century and provides the first all encompassing accounts on this topic. It is shown that the contribution of vertical expansion has been far larger than that of horizontal expansion. The former thereby contributed significantly more than the latter to overcoming Br... more
ISBN: 978-91-86217-18-1 (PRINT)
978-91-86217-20-4 (PDF)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/55302
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