June 07, 2002

How Much of a Difference Did Trade Make in the Nineteenth Century?

Something to add to my "to be read" list. The question of how much of rises in real wages in western Europe in the second half of the nineteenth century were due to world trade and migration--the existence of the temperate "settler regions" like the U.S., Canada, Australia, Argentina,and so on--has long interested me. And Kevin O'Rourke and Jeffrey Williamson have been gnawing at pieces of this puzzle for a long time...

From Malthus to Ohlin: Trade, Growth and Distribution Since 1500

Kevin H. O'Rourke, Jeffrey G. Williamson
NBER Working Paper No.w8955
Issued in May 2002

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