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Author Findlay, Ronald,
Title The economics of the frontier : conquest and settlement / Ronald Findlay, Mats Lundahl.
Imprint London, United Kingdom : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]

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Author Findlay, Ronald,
Subject Borderlands -- Economic aspects.
Economic history.
Space in economics.
Alt Name Lundahl, Mats, 1946-
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book deals with the economics of establishing a frontier by conquest or by peaceful settlement, the costs involved, and the optimum extension of the territory. The opening chapters discuss the most relevant literature about frontiers - conceptual, theoretical and empirical - and introduce the fundamental theoretical model for extending frontiers which is drawn on throughout the book. The authors use this theoretical apparatus by applying it to a number of historical cases. These include the division of the European territory between the Byzantine Empire, Islam and Western Europe, the creation and expansion of the Mongol Empire, the impact of the Black Death, the European discovery of the New World, the staples trade from 1870–1914, and the rise and fall of banditry in Brazil.
Contents Introduction: Frontiers and Empires -- 1. Frontiers and Empires in Historical Perspective -- 2. Modeling Global Interdependence: Centers, Peripheries and Frontiers -- 3. Towards a Model of Territorial Expansion and the Limits of Empire -- 4. Demographic Shocks and the Factor Proportions Model: From the Plague of Justinian to the Black Death -- 5. The First Globalization Episode: The Creation of the Mongol Empire or the Economics of Chinggis Khan -- 6. Towards a Factor Proportions Approach to Economic History: Population, Precious Metals, and Prices from the Black Death to the Price Revolution -- 7. International Trade and Factor Mobility with an Endogenous Land Frontier: Some General Equilibrium Consequences of Christopher Columbus -- 8. Natural Resources, 'Vent-for-Surplus' and the Staples Theory -- 9. Resource-Led Growth -- A Long-Term Perspective: The Relevance of the 1870-1914 Experience for Today's Development Economies -- 10. Lampiao and the Colonels: On the Political Economy of Banditry -- Epilogue: Frontiers -- Theory and History
ISBN 9781137602374 (electronic bk.)
1137602376 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1057/978-1-137-60237-4
OCLC # 964293357
Additional Format Print version: Findlay, Ronald. Economics of the frontier. [Place of publication not identified] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016 1137602368 9781137602367 (OCoLC)946461646.

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