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Why Ireland starved : a quantitative and analytical history of the Irish economy, 1800-1850

Author: Joel Mokyr
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2006.
Series: Economic history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Technical changes in the first half of the 19th century led to unprecedented economic growth and capital formation throughout Western Europe; and yet Ireland hardly participated in this process at  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Mokyr
ISBN: 0415380545 9780415380546 0415378036 9780415378031 0415286190 9780415286190
OCLC Number: 71018862
Notes: Originally published: Allen & Unwin, 1983.
Description: x, 330 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements page ix{ensp}1 Introduction 1{ensp}2 A Poverty-Stricken Economy? 6{ensp}3 The Problem of Population: Was Maithus Right? 30{ensp}4 Land, Leases, and Length of Tenure 81{ensp}5 The Economics of Rural Conflict and Unrest 112{ensp}6 The Problem of Wealth 151{ensp}7 The Human Factor: Entrepreneurship and Labor 197{ensp}8 Emigration and the Prefamine Economy 230{ensp}9 The Great Famine: the Economics of Vulnerability 26110 Explaining Irish Poverty 278Bibliography 295Index 317
Series Title: Economic history.
Responsibility: Joel Mokyr.

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