Settler Economies in World History

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Christopher Lloyd, Jacob Metzer, Richard Sutch
BRILL, Jan 8, 2013 - Business & Economics - 605 pages
Settler colonialism was a major aspect of the imperial age that began in the sixteenth century and has encompassed the whole world unto the present. Modern settler societies have together constituted one of the major routes to economic development from their foundation in resource abundance and labour scarcity. This book is a major and wide-ranging comparative historical enquiry into the experiences of the settler world. The roles of indigenous dispossesion, large-scale immigrant labour, land abundance, trade, capital, and the settler institutions, are central to this economic formation and its history. The chapters examine those economies that emerged as genuine colonial hybrids out of their differing neo-European backgrounds, with distinctive post-independence structures and an institutional persistence into the present as independent states. Contributors include Stanley Engerman, Susan Carter, Henry Willebald, Luis Bertola, Claude L tzelschwab, Frank Tough, Kathleen Dimmer, Tony Ward, Drew Keeling, Carl Mosk, David Meredith, Martin Shanahan, John K Wilson, Bernard Attard, Grietjie Verhoef, Tim Rooth, Francine McKenzie, Jorge Alvarez, Jim McAloon, as well as the editors.

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Christopher Lloyd, PhD (1991) is professor of economic history in the University of New England, Australia, and visiting professor at Helsinki University, Finland. His fields of research have included historical theory, Australian historical political economy, comparative welfare states, and Australian Aboriginal history. Jacob Metzer is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research areas include the economic history of Mandatory Palestine and Israel, Jewish migration and employment patterns, economic aspects of ethno-nationalism, and the economics of settler societies. Richard Sutch is an economic historian, a Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of California, Riverside, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has served as the President of the International Economic History Association.

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