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Modern silk road: global raw silk market 1850-1930

Ma, Debin ORCID: 0000-0002-9604-8724 (1996) Modern silk road: global raw silk market 1850-1930. Journal of Economic History, 56 (2). pp. 330-355. ISSN 0022-0507

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S0022050700016478


From the mid-nineteenth century, the raw-silk trade served as the most important trade linkage between the then still largely closed economies of East Asia and the industrialized West. This article traces the evolution of the global raw-silk market during the period 1850 through 1930. Using comprehensive data on raw-silk prices and quantities and applying co-integration techniques, I find a well-integrated global raw-silk market evolved during this period. This article also examines the evolution of technologies and institutions of the global silk industry, which exhibited characteristics of path dependency and technical interrelatedness.

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Additional Information: © 1996 The Economic History Association
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2010 11:15
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2021 01:54

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