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Ottoman de‐industrialization, 1800–1913: assessing the magnitude, impact, and response

Sevket Pamuk () and Jeffrey G. Williamson

Economic History Review, 2011, vol. 64, issue s1, 159-184

Abstract: India and Britain were much bigger players in the eighteenth-century world market for manufactures than were Egypt, the Levant, and the core of the Ottoman Empire, but these eastern Mediterranean regions did export carpets, silks, and other textiles to Europe and the east. By the middle of the nineteenth century, they had lost most of their export market and much of their domestic market to globalization forces and rapid productivity growth in European manufacturing. How different was the Ottoman experience from the rest of the poor periphery? Was de‐industrialization more or less pronounced? Was the terms of trade effect bigger or smaller? How much of Ottoman de‐industrialization was due to falling world trade barriers such as ocean transport revolutions and European liberal trade policy, how much due to factory‐based productivity advance in Europe, how much to declining Ottoman competitiveness in manufacturing, how much to Ottoman railroads penetrating the interior, and how much to Ottoman policy? This article uses a price‐dual approach to seek the answers.

Date: 2011
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