The ripples of the industrial revolution: exports, economic growth, and regional integration in Italy in the early nineteenth century

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dc.coverage.spatial east=12.56738; north=41.87194; name=Italia 2020-07-06T18:15:39Z 2020-07-06T18:15:39Z 2014-08
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation European Review of Economic History, 2014, 18(3), pp. 349–369
dc.identifier.issn 1361-4916
dc.description.abstract The conventional wisdom about the early stages of modern economic growth in Italy is still heavily influenced by Cafagna in his book Dualismo e sviluppo nella storia d'Italia (Padova: Marsilio 1989). He argued that the exports of primary products to industrializing North-Western countries were the main source of growth and that exports of silk stimulated the industrialization of the North-West (the "industrial triangle"). However, the benefits did not extend to the rest of the country. In this paper, we argue that this view is not supported by the trade data. Italian exports grew slowly relative to European and world trade, and exports from the North grew less than the total. This view tallies well with some recent estimates of GDP per capita, which show no increase before the Unification of Italy (1861).
dc.description.sponsorship The authors also acknowledge the financial support of MCI: ECO2011-57013 [sic.] (A.T.) and the ERC grant 230484 Market Integration and the Welfare of Europeans (G.F.)
dc.format.extent 21
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights © Oxford University Press, 2014
dc.subject.other Trade
dc.subject.other Industrial Revolution
dc.subject.other Italy
dc.subject.other Economic growth
dc.subject.other Regional integration
dc.subject.other Regional integration
dc.title The ripples of the industrial revolution: exports, economic growth, and regional integration in Italy in the early nineteenth century
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.subject.eciencia Historia
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. ECO2011-25713
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/230484
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 349
dc.identifier.publicationissue 3
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 369
dc.identifier.publicationtitle European Review of Economic History
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 18
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000015475
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (España)
dc.contributor.funder European Commission
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