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Trade and Empire, 1700-1870

By Leandro Prados de la Escosura and Guilllaume Daudin Kevin H. O'Rourke


This paper surveys the rise and fall of the European mercantilist system, and the transition to the modern, well-integrated international economy of the 19th century. It also surveys the literature on the links between trade and economic growth during the period, and on the economic effects of empire.

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