In the doorway to development : an enquiry into market oriented structural changes in Norway ca. 1750-1830
Florence : European University Institute, 2010, EUI, HEC, PhD Thesis
HUTCHISON, Ragnhild, In the doorway to development : an enquiry into market oriented structural changes in Norway ca. 1750-1830, Florence : European University Institute, 2010, EUI, HEC, PhD Thesis - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/14375
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Most studies of pre-industrial economic and structural change focus on the economically leading regions or countries of the time, or use this development as an ideal by which to evaluate and compare change occurring in other countries. By doing so the scholarly debate loses sight of the many possible roads to economic development, as well neglecting the changes occurring in other less successful regions. This thesis aims at abating this. It will do so by examining the structural and economic changes which occurred in Norway during the pre-industrial period, a country lying in the outskirts of the European economic growth area. It asks what were the implications of changes in production, the gradual development of a Norwegian internal market, decisions made at the household level concerning market participation, as well as changing trends in the consumption of durable, semi-durable and perishable goods, for economic and social development in Norway. It also examines how these changes impacted on Norway’s later Industrialisation and entry into a modern market economy. The time period focused on is primarily 1750 to 1830.
Defence date: 25 June 2010; Examining Board: Jan de Vries, Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of History and Economics, University of California at Berkeley; Ida Bull, Professor in History, The University of Science and Technology NTNU, Trondheim; Giovanni Federico, Professor in History, Department of History and Civilisation, European University Institute, Florence; Bartolomè Yun Casalilla, Professor in History, Department of History and Civilisation, European University Institute, Florence.; First made available online 28 July 2010, subsequently withdrawn (23/01/2012) on publisher and author request; made available again 20 July 2017.
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/14375
Full-text via DOI: 10.2870/19493
Series/Number: EUI; HEC; PhD Thesis
Publisher: European University Institute
LC Subject Heading: Norway -- Economic conditions -- 1660-1814; Norway -- History -- 1660-1814
Published version: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/21216
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