Numerare est Errare: Agricultural Output and Food Supply in England Before and During the Industrial Revolution
University College Dublin (UCD) - Department of Economics
University College Dublin (UCD)
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 46
Keywords: agriculture, nutrition, economic growth
JEL Classification: N1, N5
Date posted: April 6, 2012 ; Last revised: January 16, 2015