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Published: 01 December 1994

176 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780969588566

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The Market for Seamen in the Age of Sail

Edited by Lewis R. Fischer

Liverpool University Press

Research in Maritime History LUP

  • This volume collects eight essays that all attempt to answer two key concerns: did markets for seafarers exist in the age of sail; and, if so, were these markets efficient?
  • The question was initially approach by Charles Kindleberger, who claims a market is efficient if it permits free access for employer and employee, is supply and demand match balance so that wages increase, and that labour must command the same price across the market
  • The study takes a global approach including essays on Norway, the Netherlands, the USA and the UK - it covers all tiem periods.

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