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Markets and Famines: Evidence from Nineteenth-Century Finland

Cormac Ó Gráda ()

Working Papers from College Dublin, Department of Political Economy-

Abstract: This paper uses information on grain prices from mid-nineteenth century Finland to shed some light on how markets performed during one important, if unduly neglected, famine, the Great Finnish Famine of 1866-68. That famine, Europe's last major peace-time subsistence crisis, resulted in the deaths of over one hundred thousand people out of a population of 1.8 million.

Keywords: FINLAND; FOOD SHORTAGE; MARKETS (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q11 Q19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1998
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