Spanning the Globe: the rise of global communications systems and the first globalisation

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dc.contributor.author Lampe, Markus
dc.contributor.author Ploeckl, Florian
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-02T10:47:42Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-02T10:47:42Z
dc.date.issued 2014-11-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Australian Economic History Review, 2014, 54 (3), 242-261
dc.identifier.issn 0004-8992
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/31028
dc.description.abstract After postulating the relevance of information for trade costs we outline the rise of international communication networks (mail, telegraph, telephone) during the first globalisation of the long nineteenth century. In this period, global communications systems for the first time in history provided universal access to affordable and reliable means of communication. Using a new set of internationally comparable data on global postal flows, we analyse basic determinants of international information exchange and conclude by outlining a research agenda that links these to international trade patterns and knowledge transfer between countries.
dc.description.sponsorship Markus Lampe thanks Fundación Ramón Areces forfinancial support and Florian Ploeckl acknowledges funding provided by an EU Marie CurieInternational Incoming Fellowship
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley Publishing
dc.rights © 2014 Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
dc.subject.other Communication systems
dc.subject.other First globalisation
dc.subject.other Information costs
dc.subject.other Universal postal union
dc.subject.other Gravity model
dc.subject.other International-Trade
dc.subject.other Costs
dc.subject.other Gravity
dc.title Spanning the Globe: the rise of global communications systems and the first globalisation
dc.type article
dc.subject.jel F15
dc.subject.jel F55
dc.subject.jel N40
dc.subject.jel N70
dc.subject.eciencia Historia
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1111/aehr.12048
dc.rights.accessRights closedAccess
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 242
dc.identifier.publicationissue 3
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 261
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Australian Economic History Review
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 54
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000015834
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