Trapped by nature: provincial grain yields in Spain in the mid 18th century

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Show simple item record Santiago-Caballero, Carlos 2015-10-06T18:34:07Z 2015-10-06T18:34:07Z 2013-12
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Santiago-Caballero, C. Trapped by nature: provincial grain yields in Spain in the mid 18th century. Revista de Historia Económica - Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, December 2013, v. 31, n. 3, pp. 359-386
dc.identifier.issn 0212-6109
dc.description.abstract This paper estimates original yields for five grains in thirty-three provinces of Spain in the mid-18(th) century. We observe a strong heterogeneity between the provinces with yields being considerably higher in the north of the country than in the south-east. Although average yields in Spain were below those in other countries of north-western Europe, the provinces in the north achieved yields not far behind the most advanced agricultural regions of the world. The heterogeneity of yields across Spain can be explained by the different climatic conditions in each province. Although all the provinces improved their yields in the long term, the differences between the provinces remained stable until the modernisation of Spanish agriculture around the mid-20(th) century.
dc.description.sponsorship Financial support from the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad project «Bienestar y desigualdad en una sociedad preindustrial: España, 1500-1800» ECO2012-38028 is acknowledged.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press
dc.rights © Cambridge University Press
dc.subject.other Grain yields
dc.subject.other Agriculture
dc.subject.other Climate
dc.title Trapped by nature: provincial grain yields in Spain in the mid 18th century
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S0212610913000165
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. ECO2012-38028
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 359
dc.identifier.publicationissue 3
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 386
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Revista de historia económica
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 31
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000014343
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