The Roman Market Economy

The Roman Market Economy

by Peter Temin

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ISBN-13: 9780691177946
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Series: The Princeton Economic History of the Western World , #71
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 504,754
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Peter Temin is the Gray Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His books include The World Economy between the World Wars.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments ix


1 Economics and Ancient History 1

Introduction: Data and Hypothesis Tests 27

2 Wheat Prices and Trade in the Early Roman Empire 29
3 Price Behavior in Hellenistic Babylon 53

Appendix to Chapter 3 66

4 Price Behavior in the Roman Empire 70


Part II: Markets in the Roman Empire

Introduction: Roman Microeconomics 95
5 The Grain Trade 97
6 The Labor Market 114
7 Land Ownership 139

8 Financial Intermediation 157

Part III: The Roman Economy

Introduction: Roman Macroeconomics 193
9 Growth Theory for Ancient Economies 195

10 Economic Growth in a Malthusian Empire 220

Appendix to Chapter 10 240

11 Per Capita GDP in the Early Roman Empire 243

References 263

Index 289

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