The Great Irish Famine: Winners and Losers
Cormac Ó Gráda ()
Working Papers from College Dublin, Department of Political Economy-
The Great Irish Famine was truly a 'great' famine; it killed one million of 8.5 million people. Though Amartya Sen's surmise that no famine in history killed such a high proportion of the people is an exaggeration, certainly nothing remotely like the Irish famine had happened in England since Tudor times or in France since the annees de misere late in Louis XIV's reign.
Keywords: IRELAND; PENURIE ALIMENTAIRE (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O13 N53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.
Working Paper: The Great Irish Famine: Winners and Losers (1997)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:fth:dublec:97/12
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Working Papers from College Dublin, Department of Political Economy- Ireland; University College Dublin, Department of Political Economy, Centre for Economic Research, Belfield, Dublin 4. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Thomas Krichel ().