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A. P. Usher

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(1883–1965), American economic historian.

The Harvard scholar Abbott Payson Usher will be remembered chiefly for three major monographs: The History of the Grain Trade in France,...

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Age Composition

Overview page. Subjects: Economic History.

An important aspect of population structure is its composition according to the size of each age group. Any grouping by age can be employed, depending on the purpose of an ...

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Agnelli Family

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The origins of the Agnelli family can be traced to Villar Perosa, in Piedmont, where they were rich landowners from the beginning of the nineteenth century. There, on 13 August ...

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Agricultural Credit

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Agricultural credit institutions and issues evolve in a manner complementary to evolution of agricultural production systems. The range of contemporary developed and developing countries...

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Agricultural Labor

Overview page. Subjects: Economic History.

Agricultural labor takes place in a bewildering variety of ways. The list includes family farms, community cooperation, slave estates, feudal dependents, full-time wageworkers, casual...

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Agricultural Marketing

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This entry contains three subentries, overviews of regional and international trade, and a discussion of agricultural marketing boards.

The marketing of agricultural produce...

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Agricultural Policy

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From remotest antiquity, governments have nearly always intervened everywhere in the organization of agricultural systems and in the distribution of agricultural products. Whether the focus...

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Agricultural Prices

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Agriculture was the largest sector of the preindustrial economy, typically supporting three-quarters of the population. With incomes low, food accounted for a large share of consumption....

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Agricultural Rents

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When all the technicalities involving the economists' definitions are removed, agricultural rent seemingly becomes an easy and practical concept to understand. It is the contract that one...

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Agricultural Risk Management

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This entry contains three subentries, a historical overview and discussions of technological price stabilization and storage.

Agricultural production is highly susceptible to...

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