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Digging Deeper: Global Coal Prices and Industrial Growth, 1840-1960

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This thesis investigates to what extent coal prices differed globally during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and whether those differences mattered for economic development. The backbone of my empirical investigation is a new dataset of annual coal prices spanning the years 1840 to 1960 for, on average, over 30 globally distributed ports. This dataset is complemented by pithead prices for all major coal-producing countries. My analysis includes all major steam coals and I eliminate...

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University of Oxford
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Trade and the Great Depression in a Long-run Perspective
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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