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Social History and Agricultural Productivity: The Paris Basin, 1450-1800

Hoffman, Philip T. (1990) Social History and Agricultural Productivity: The Paris Basin, 1450-1800. Social Science Working Paper, 742. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, California.

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This paper uses a sample of leases and a new method to examine total factor productivity in the Paris Basin during the years 1450-1789. After defending the methodology, the paper analyzes he results from the sample, which should dispel the myth of agricultural stagnation in Old-Regime France, at least in the Paris Basin.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Working Paper)
Additional Information:June 1, 1990. The author wishes to express his gratitude to participants at seminars at UC Davis, the University of Illinois, and Washington Un1versity; and to members of the audience at the Second World Congress of Cliometrics and at the 1989 meetings of the Society for French Historical Studies and the All-UC Economic History Group. Robert Allen, Shawn Kantor, Jean-Michel Chevet, George Grantham, Peter Lindert, Ted Margadant, Larry Neal, Kate Norberg, John Nye, Gilles Postel-Vinay, Angela Redish, Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, Ken Sokoloff, and David Weir deserve special thanks for their comments and criticisms.
Group:Social Science Working Papers
Series Name:Social Science Working Paper
Issue or Number:742
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ID Code:65524
Deposited By: Susan Vite
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