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Economics of the frontier : conquest and settlement.

Author: Ronald Findlay
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
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Findlay, Ronald.
Economics of the frontier.
[Place of publication not identified] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
(OCoLC)946461646
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Findlay
ISBN: 9781137602374 1137602376
OCLC Number: 964293357
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Contents: Dedication; Preface; Contents; List of Sources ; List of Figures ; 1: Introduction: Frontiers and€Empires; Concepts and€Definitions; The Present Volume; References; 2: Frontiers and€Empires in€Historical Perspective; The Roman Empire; Islam and€the€Arab Conquests; The Medieval European Frontier; The Spanish Reconquista; Portugal; The Northern Crusades and€the€Eastern Frontier; Spain in€the€Americas; Argentina; North America; Canada; Southern Africa; Rhodesia; References; 3: Modeling Global Interdependence: Centers, Peripheries and€Frontiers; References. 4: Towards a€Model of€Territorial Expansion and€the€Limits of€Empire The Basic Model; Absorption of€Subject Populations; Local and€Global Optima; A Manufacturing Sector; Reaction Functions and€the€Balance of€Power; Comments on€the€Literature; References; 5: Demographic Shocks and€the€Factor Proportions Model: From€the€Plague of€Justinian to€the€Black Death; The Plague of€Justinian and€Its Aftermath; The Model; The Production Function; The Malthusian Mechanism; Labor Productivity and€Per Capita Consumption; Land and€the€Frontier; Employment in€Land Clearance; Dynamic Stability. Demographic Shock Comparative Steady States; Performance: The€Byzantine Empire; The Islamic World; Western Europe; Conclusions; References; 6: The First Globalization Episode: The€Creation of€the€Mongol Empire, or€the€Economics of€Chinggis Khan; The Unification of€the€Mongols: The€Installation of€a€'Stationary Bandit'; Law and€Order in€the€Steppe; The Designation of€Chiefs; One of€Those Singular Figures of€History; The Mongol Conquests; The War Machine; Apogee and€Fall of€the€Mongol Empire; References. 7: Towards a€Factor Proportions Approach to€Economic History: Population, Precious Metals and€Prices from€the€Black Death to€the€Price Revolution Heckscher, History and€Theory; An Extended Factor Proportions Model; Economic Consequences of€the€Black Death; Model Analysis; History; American Silver and€the€Price Revolution; Concluding Observations; References; 8: International Trade and€Factor Mobility with€an€Endogenous Land Frontier: Some General Equilibrium Implications of€Christopher Columbus; The Closed World of€Europe; The Role of€the€New World; Exogenous Shocks. An Increase in€the€Labor Force An Industrial Revolution in€Europe; References; 9: Natural Resources, 'Vent-for-Surplus' and€the€Staples Theory; Case Studies; Regions of€Recent Settlement; Plantation Economies; Peasant Exporters; The Land Frontier; The Basic Model; Opening to€Trade: Rise in€the€Relative Price of€Primary Products; Opening to€the€World Capital Market: Fall in€the€Rate of€Interest; Labor and€Immigration; The Modified Model; Conclusion; References.

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