Pierre Hollegien was an intern in the project from April to August 2015. Here is his internship report.
Last year, Corentin Ponton produced a small study on the impacts of the Eden treaty (1787) on Anglo-French trade. It discusses the changing geography and composition of Anglo-French trade and how French wine exporters used this opportunity to increase prices.
I hope you will find this internship report of interest !
An overview of the project has been published in the review «Dialogue» :
Corentin Ponton, Quentin Vidal and Guillaume Daudin «Historical Analysis of France’s Foreign Trade : the TOFLIT18 project» , Dialogue, n°43, Juillet 2016 link
At last the special issue is out ! It is available here: http://www.ofce.sciences-po.fr/publications/revue140.php
Thank you to all contributors !
Trade statistics are a unique source to broaden our understanding of
early-modern economies and their evolution. Still, they have been
under-utilized by researchers.
This volume features a detailed panorama of early-modern trade statistics’
sources and discusses some of the ways they can be used to study the
transformation of European commerce and economies in the late-eighteenth
and early nineteenth century. It is of special interest for both economists
and historians interested in the period of the first Industrial Revolution.
In this special issue, Loïc Charles and Guillaume Daudin have gathered an
wide-ranging list of scholars, experts in the economic history of
early-modern trade from several countries.
This volume include twenty-three short essays discussing the various
available sources on trade data, as well as seven additional research
papers. In total, it provides information on thirty five coun tries or
areas. As to the research articles, three of them discuss methodological
issues regarding the use of early trade statistics, and the remaining four
others actually use some of these trade statistics to produce new insights.
The contributors to this volume are: Loïc Charles, Daniela Ciccolella, Ann
Coenen, Javier Cuenca-Esteban, Guillaume Daudin, Béatrice Dedinger,
Jean-Pierre Dedieu, Jari Eloranta, Hubert Escaith, Mathieu Grenet, Ragnhild
Hutchinson, Alejandra Irigoin, David Jacks, Aidan Kane, Klemens Kaps,
Szymon Kazusek, Lauri Karvonen, Jan Kochanowski, Cristian Luca, Silvia
Marzagalli, Maria Cristina Moreira, Jari Ojala, Ulrich Pfister, Luisa
Piccinno, Philipp Robinson Rössner, Werner Scheltjens, Donatella Strangio,
Eoin Tennisman, Giovanna Tonelli, Jeroen van der Vliet, Patrick Walsh,
Klaus Weber, and Andrea Zanini.
Edited by Loic Charles and Guillaume Daudin
Publisher: Les Editions du net
En savoir plus <http://www.ofce.sciences-po.fr/publications/revue140.php>
“Histoire de l’économie française : Mieux comprendre pour mieux développer”, Dauphine Recherches, n°15 (décembre) 2013
Here is an update on the early (18th century – early 19th century) trade country questionnaires.
We are now up to a 24-country coverage. I have given up Switzerland as a lost cause, and could not find someone yet for the Venice and the Papal States.
The following ones have been done and sent :
And I am still waiting for the final version of the following ones :
|Allemagne – États territoriaux||Béatrice Dedinger|
|France||Loïc Charles et Guillaume Daudin|
|Ottoman Empire||Mehmet Bulut|
|Allemagne – Ports (Hambourg, etc.)||Klaus Weber|
|South America||Alejandra Irigoin|
I am delighted to announce that the OFCE (http://www.ofce.sciences-po.fr/en/) has accepted to publish a special issue (in English) of its in-house Journal about “18th century European trade statistics, existing series and methodological issues ».