Feeding the World
An Economic History of Agriculture, 1800-2000
By (author) Giovanni Federico
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Feeding the World by Giovanni Federico
Book DescriptionIn the last two centuries, agriculture has been an outstanding, if somewhat neglected, success story. Agriculture has fed an ever-growing population with an increasing variety of products at falling prices, even as it has released a growing number of workers to the rest of the economy. This book, a comprehensive history of world agriculture during this period, explains how these feats were accomplished. Feeding the World synthesizes two hundred years of agricultural development throughout the world, providing all essential data and extensive references to the literature. It covers, systematically, all the factors that have affected agricultural performance: environment, accumulation of inputs, technical progress, institutional change, commercialization, agricultural policies, and more. The last chapter discusses the contribution of agriculture to modern economic growth. The book is global in its reach and analysis, and represents a grand synthesis of an enormous topic.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691138534
(229mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Giovanni Federico
Economic History of the Silk Industry, 1830-1930, Paperback (March 2009)
An Economic History of the Silk Industry, 1830-1930 is an ambitious historical analysis of the development of a major commodity.
Growth of the Italian Economy, 1820-1960, Hardback (September 2001)
A brief, up-to-date account of Italy's transformation from an agrarian state to an industrial powerhouse.
European Industrial Policy, Hardback (August 1999)» View all books by Giovanni Federico
This study contributes to an understanding of European industrial policy by introducing an historical perspective. It takes a broad view of industrial policy, including those policies that establish the "framework", reaching the conclusion that improved framework policies are still essential.
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Author Biography - Giovanni Federico
Giovanni Federico is Professor of Economic History at the European University Institute. He has written extensively on Italian and comparative economic history, with special attention on agriculture, trade, and trade policy. He is the author of "An Economic History of the Silk Industry" and the coauthor of "The Growth of the Italian Economy, 1820-1940".
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