This paper examines market integration in Italy in the nineteenth century, focusing on wheat. Wheat prices converged well before political Unification (1859-1861) but the process halted during the 1860s only to resume in the 1870s and 1880s. The first wave of integration was caused mainly by improvements in market efficiency while the second wave owed much to a reduction in transport costs.
|Titolo:||Market integration and market efficiency. The case of 19th century Italy|
|Anno del prodotto:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.eeh.2006.02.003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|