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

dc.contributor.authorHoffman, Philip T.
dc.coverage.countryFranceen_US
dc.coverage.regionEuropeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-30T15:30:40Z
dc.date.available2010-04-30T15:30:40Z
dc.date.issued1991en_US
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.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/5755
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseriesDivision of the Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSocial Science Working Paper, no. 752en_US
dc.subjectagricultureen_US
dc.subjectland tenure and useen_US
dc.subjectproductivityen_US
dc.subjecteconomic growthen_US
dc.subject.sectorHistoryen_US
dc.subject.sectorLand Tenure & Useen_US
dc.titleLand Rents and Agricultural Productivity: The Paris Basin, 1450-1789en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.type.methodologyOtheren_US

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