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dc.contributor.authorFEDERICO, Giovanni
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-24T15:20:38Z
dc.date.available2009-11-24T15:20:38Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.issn1028-3625
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/12876
dc.description.abstractIn the first half of the 19th century, the wheat trade policy in Western European countries followed a major political cycle, featuring a massive increase in protection in the late 1810s and early 1820s, and a slow process of liberalisation from the end of that decade until the 1850s. This paper aims at understanding the causes of this cycle in seven wheat-importing countries (the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Piedmont). It discusses several causes, within the framework of a simple model of political economy. Ideas and political considerations may have played a role, but, at the end of the day, the single most important cause were changes in the expected income of the producers, mainly reflecting movements in wheat prices.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI RSCASen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2009/61en
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectPolitical economyen
dc.subjecttrade policyen
dc.subjectwheaten
dc.subjectEurope early 19th centuryen
dc.titleA Short-Lived Backlash: The political economy of wheat protection in Europe in the first half of the 19th centuryen
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