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Climate, conflicts and variations in prices on pre-colonial West African markets for staple crops

Författare och institution:
Klas Rönnbäck (Institutionen för ekonomi och samhälle, Ekonomisk historia)
Publicerad i:
Svenska Ekonomisk-Historiska Mötet 2013, Lund 4-5 Oktober 2013,
Konferensbidrag, övrigt
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Very little is known about the dynamics of pre-colonial markets in Africa. In this paper, a new set of data-series on the pre-colonial price of staple crops on the Gold Coast is presented. Six hypotheses on the behavior of market prices, found in the previous literature, are tested in the paper. The results show conclusively that the market prices did respond to shifts in demand and supply, for example from climate-induced scarcity, or to external shocks such as war. It is argued that the markets studied seem to have been remarkably well-functioning, given the socio-economic and political context they were operating in.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Ekonomi och näringsliv ->
Ekonomisk historia
Africa, markets, climate, conflicts
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Posten skapad:
2013-11-28 13:20
Posten ändrad:
2014-04-09 16:14

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