Commodity frontiers: A view from economic history

Ronald Findlay, Kevin Hjortshoj O'Rourke

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The history of frontiers is a fascinating topic for research, especially interdisciplinary research. We stress the need to engage with existing work on the topic by economists and economic historians, but we also highlight the need to engage with such topics as the history of inter-state conflict and violence, technological change, and the role of multiple interest groups in determining policy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)462-465
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Global History
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 10 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science


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