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The Roman market economy

Author: Peter Temin
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2013.
Series: Princeton economic history of the Western world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The quality of life for ordinary Roman citizens at the height of the Roman Empire probably was better than that of any other large group of people living before the Industrial Revolution. The Roman Market Economy uses the tools of modern economics to show how trade, markets, and the Pax Romana were critical to ancient Rome's prosperity. Peter Temin, one of the world's foremost economic historians, argues that  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Temin
ISBN: 9780691147680 069114768X
OCLC Number: 784708336
Description: xii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Economics and ancient history --
Prices --
Introduction : data and hypothesis tests --
Wheat prices and trade in the early Roman empire --
Price behavior in Hellenistic Babylon --
Price behavior in the Roman empire --
Markets in the Roman empire --
Introduction : Roman microeconomics --
The grain trade --
The labor market --
Land ownership --
Financial intermediation --
The Roman economy --
Introduction : Roman macroeconomics --
Growth theory for ancient economies --
Economic growth in a Malthusian empire --
Per capita GDP in the early Roman empire.
Series Title: Princeton economic history of the Western world.
Responsibility: Peter Temin.

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