Domestic Trade and Market Size in Late-Eighteenth-Century France
Daudin, Guillaume (2010), Domestic Trade and Market Size in Late-Eighteenth-Century France, The Journal of Economic History, 70, 03, p. 716-743. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022050710000598
TypeArticle accepté pour publication ou publié
Journal nameThe Journal of Economic History
Cambridge University Press
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Abstract (EN)This article tests whether smaller domestic markets can explain why France industrialized more slowly than Britain. To do so, it uses the Tableaux du Maximum. It begins by presenting this source and then checks if the data from the source are plausible using a logit theoretical gravity equation. The results of this gravity equation are then employed to compute the expected market size of specific supply centers. Even if differences in real, nominal, and disposable income are taken into account, some French supply centers had access to domestic markets that were larger than the whole of Britain.
Subjects / KeywordsEconomic Integration; Domestic markets; Tableaux du Maximum
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