Numerare est Errare: Agricultural Output and Food Supply in England Before and During the Industrial Revolution

46 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2012 Last revised: 16 Jan 2015

Morgan Kelly

University College Dublin (UCD) - Department of Economics

Cormac O'Grada

University College Dublin (UCD)

Date Written: July 2013

Abstract

This paper surveys the results of four recent, separate attempts at estimating agricultural output and food availability in England and Wales at points between the Middle Ages and the Industrial Revolution. It highlights their contrasting implications for trends in economic growth and nutritional status over time. It also offers some suggestions aimed at narrowing gaps between the evidence and how it has been interpreted.

Keywords: agriculture, nutrition, economic growth

JEL Classification: N1, N5

Suggested Citation

Kelly, Morgan and O'Grada, Cormac, Numerare est Errare: Agricultural Output and Food Supply in England Before and During the Industrial Revolution (July 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2035354 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2035354

Morgan Kelly

University College Dublin (UCD) - Department of Economics ( email )

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Cormac O'Grada (Contact Author)

University College Dublin (UCD) ( email )

Dublin 4, 4
Ireland

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