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The Rise and the Institutional Framework of Markets in the High and Late Middle Ages

Bas van Bavel

in Manors and Markets: Economy and Society in the Low Countries 500-1600

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199278664
eISBN:
9780191707032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278664.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the rise of market exchange in land, labour, capital, and goods in the 10th to 16th centuries. It focuses on the institutional framework in which exchange was organized, in ... More


Land Market Liberalization and the Agrarian Question in Latin America

Michael R. Carter and RamóN Salgado

in Access to Land, Rural Poverty, and Public Action

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242177
eISBN:
9780191697036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242177.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The priority which is now given to economic development policies that attempt to address inequality and poverty is furthered by the search for what Joseph Stiglitz referred to as the ‘post-Washington ... More


The Land Market and Inheritance Strategies

Jane Whittle

in The Development of Agrarian Capitalism: Land and Labour in Norfolk 1440-1580

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208426
eISBN:
9780191677991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208426.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter presents a general survey of the nature of the family–land bond in peasant societies. It brings about an investigation of peasant ... More


Access to Land via Land Rental Markets

Elisabetii Sadoulet, Rinku Murgai, and Alian De Janvry

in Access to Land, Rural Poverty, and Public Action

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242177
eISBN:
9780191697036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242177.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

An optimal operational farm size exists that may or may not be in compliance with the current household land endowments when economies of scale are present in production or in imperfect markets that ... More


Land Ownership

Peter Temin

in The Roman Market Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147680
eISBN:
9781400845422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147680.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the terms of Roman land ownership. It demonstrates how land is the basis of all agrarian economies. Yet land markets are different from commodity markets even today because ... More


Space and Value: An Outlook and New Perspectives

Suzanne Scotchmer and Jacques‐François Thisse

in Economics Beyond the Millennium

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292111
eISBN:
9780191596537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292112.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Microeconomics

The authors lament the little attention that has been accorded to the role of space in the economy. They discuss the location decisions of firms and consumers under various assumptions and show how ... More


Agriculture

Tirthankar Roy

in The Economic History of India, 1857-1947

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198074175
eISBN:
9780199082148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074175.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

Under British colonial rule, agriculture was a major source of livelihood for more than two-thirds of the economically active population in South Asia. However, growth rates in agriculture were ... More


The Rural Land Market

Pranab Bardhan and Christopher Udry

in Development Microeconomics

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198773719
eISBN:
9780191595929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198773714.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Commences with some comments on the evolution of property rights in land and on reasons for rural land markets being relatively ‘thin’; the rest of the chapter then analyzes the more active ... More


Land Use and Distribution on the Prairies

JEREMY ADELMAN

in Frontier Development: Land, Labour, and Capital on the Wheatlands of Argentina and Canada 1890-1914

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204411
eISBN:
9780191676253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204411.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

American homestead legislation was embodied in the Dominion Lands Act of 1872, aimed to foster the settlement of the open lands with ‘family farms’. Since landownership was the goal of the settlers, ... More


The Peasant Land Market in Medieval England—and Beyond

PAUL D. A. HARVEY

in Medieval Society and the Manor Court

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201908
eISBN:
9780191675065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201908.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

This chapter discusses the need for additional studies on the land market in medieval England. These studies should focus on topics such as the prehistory of the local land market, the use of seals ... More


Going, Going, Gone! The Four Wastelands Auction Policy

Peter Ho

in Institutions in Transition: Land Ownership, Property Rights and Social Conflict in China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280698
eISBN:
9780191602528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019928069X.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Deals with wasteland and related policies. In order to exploit wasteland resources, the central government launched the so-called Four Wastelands Auction Policy. This policy was hailed as a ... More


The Price of Land: Acquisition, Conflict, Consequence

Sanjoy Chakravorty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198089544
eISBN:
9780199082438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089544.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Land acquisition for industry and infrastructure has become a source of major conflict in the last half decade in India. Sites like Singur, Nandigram, Niyamgiri, and Maha Mumbai, and phenomena like ... More


The Sinews of Aristocratic Power

R. R. Davies

in Lords and Lordship in the British Isles in the Late Middle Ages

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542918
eISBN:
9780191715648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542918.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

An analysis of lordship in the British Isles in the late Middle Ages must begin with authority over men, or tributary lordship — a theme obscured by the focus on land-lordship in English ... More


Contesting Land Transfer Rights and Income Distribution in the Land Market

Yi Wu

in Negotiating Rural Land Ownership in Southwest China: State, Village, Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824846770
eISBN:
9780824872168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846770.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter studies the operation of the land market to reveal the competition for transfer rights of rural land and the unequal distribution of land sale proceeds between the government and rural ... More


Russia's Contemporary Land Reform: An Overview

Stephen K. Wegren

in Land Reform in Russia: Institutional Design and Behavioral Responses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300150971
eISBN:
9780300156409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300150971.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter provides an overview of the institutional design of Russia's land reform. It discusses the historical, policy, and legislative contexts that shaped this reform; the behavioral responses ... More


The land market quantified

H. R. French and R. W. Hoyle

in The Character of English Rural Society: Earls Colne, 1550-1750

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719051081
eISBN:
9781781700716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719051081.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter shows that a great deal of land was bought and sold in every decade, but, on a numerical calculation, especially in the 1630s. On the other hand, the retention of land for three or four ... More


The land market anatomised

H. R. French and R. W. Hoyle

in The Character of English Rural Society: Earls Colne, 1550-1750

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719051081
eISBN:
9781781700716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719051081.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Whilst impersonal economic forces shaped the land market, it was also the sum of hundreds if not thousands of individual decisions by property owners as to how best to use their land, whether to ... More


Prices

Sanjoy Chakravorty

in The Price of Land: Acquisition, Conflict, Consequence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198089544
eISBN:
9780199082438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089544.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter collates data on land prices—including sale prices, prices offered, prices demanded, prices refused, and prices ‘estimated’—in a wide variety of settings, from India’s most expensive ... More


Deteriorating Rights & Compensating Practices The Eighteenth-Century Transformation

Maria Ågren

in Domestic Secrets: Women and Property in Sweden, 1600-1857

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833209
eISBN:
9781469604589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898451_agren.7
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the period prior to 1734, when a woman's natal family had been able to exert control over the land that she had taken with her into marriage, most of all through the right to ... More


Epilogue: Markets in Modern States: England, the United States, and Western Europe, 1500–2000

Bas van Bavel

in The Invisible Hand?: How Market Economies have Emerged and Declined Since AD 500

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199608133
eISBN:
9780191779084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608133.003.0005
Subject:
History, Economic History

Both early modern England and the United States were characterized by a large degree of freedom and equality, generated by a series of revolts. In this open, balanced context, factor markets ... More


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