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Lec 19_notesUrban - European Economic History Urban Growth and Agricultural Productivity(JIS C Shiue Motivation for Wrigley's study We are

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5/10/10 European Economic History Urban Growth and March 12, 2010 C. Shiue
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5/10/10 Motivation for Wrigley’s study We are interested in agricultural productivity and the process of economic change and growth in the premodern period. However, it is sometimes very difficult to measure agricultural productivity directly. Where we do have data, it is sometimes limited to specific regions.
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5/10/10 Definitions Primary sector = agricultural products Secondary sector = manufactured items Tertiary sector = services Elasticity of demand = income in change % demanded quantity in change %
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5/10/10 Thesis: link between “A rising level of real income per head and a rising proportion of urban dwellers, other things equal, are likely to be linked phenomena in a pre- industrial economy. If income elasticity of demand for food is less than unity, then, with rising real incomes, demand for secondary and
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5/10/10 Con’t “and will therefore cause employment in secondary and tertiary industries to
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2010 for the course ECON 4514 taught by Professor Shuie during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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