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Land Rents and Agricultural Productivity: The Paris Basin, 1450-1789

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dc.contributor.author Hoffman, Philip T.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-30T15:30:40Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-30T15:30:40Z
dc.date.issued 1991 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5755
dc.description.abstract "Using evidence from a sample of over 800 leases, this paper examines the productivity of farming in the Paris Basin between 1450 and 1789. Existing evidence about productivity is unreliable, the paper argues, and the leases provide historians with a new and valuable source for the study of productivity and economic growth. Much of the paper is devoted to a defense of the method employed with the leases, which point to spurts of spectacular growth on local farms but also to stunning setbacks during times of war and increased taxation. The paper concludes with analysis of the causes of economic growth in pre-industrial agriculture." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Social Science Working Paper, no. 752 en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject productivity en_US
dc.subject economic growth en_US
dc.title Land Rents and Agricultural Productivity: The Paris Basin, 1450-1789 en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Other en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country France en_US
dc.subject.sector History en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US

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