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The Economic Theory of Sharecropping in Early Modern France

Hoffman, Philip T. (1984) The Economic Theory of Sharecropping in Early Modern France. Journal of Economic History, 44 (2). pp. 109-319. ISSN 0022-0507. doi:10.1017/S0022050700031910.

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This paper uses a simple economic model of contract choice to explain the growth of sharecropping in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century France-a topic that figures in much of the social and economic history of the period. The theory turns out to fit both qualitative and quantitative evidence, and although the results are as yet only preliminary, the theory does provide a better account of the spread of sharecropping than the explanations upon which early modern historians have tended to rely.

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Official Citation:Philip T. Hoffman (1984). The Economic Theory of Sharecropping in Early Modern France. The Journal of Economic History, 44, pp 309-319. doi:10.1017/S0022050700031910.
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