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A Study in Trade-Cycle History

A Study in Trade-Cycle History
Economic Fluctuations in Great Britain 1833–1842

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107600119


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  • Originally published in 1954, this volume describes and analyses the course of short-period fluctuations in the British economy between 1833 and 1842. Through concentrating on a relatively short space of time, the text is able to provide a rigorous examination of the evidence and also avoids the over-simplification inherent in comparing the history of fluctuations in different periods. A variety of sources are put under scrutiny, both 'literary' and statistical, reflecting a relative lack of surviving economic material from the period. This, in turn, reflects a generally broad approach which is described by the author as 'quantitative-historical'. Concise and highly informative, this book will remain of value to anyone with an interest in nineteenth century and economic history.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107600119
    • length: 244 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables
    List of charts
    1. Introduction
    2. The balance of payments: some general considerations
    3. Imports of commodities other than corn
    4. Harvests and corn imports
    5. The American market and its fluctuations
    6. Exports to other markets
    7. The balance of trade and the balance of payments
    8. Construction: railways, buildings and shipbuilding
    9. The cotton industry
    10. Cyclical movements in other industries
    11. Money and banking
    12. The pattern of the cycle

  • Author

    R. C. O. Matthews

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