The establishment of new market-places in East-Flanders, 1750-1900

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This paper reconstructs the number of markets established in East-Flanders between 1750 and 1900, and tries to find whether there was a link with economic ideas and the discourse on the effects of periodic markets: whether more markets were established, and permissions to establish markets were more easily given, in times when free-trade ideas flourished. No clear connection was found between the ideas on the effects of market-places and the number of markets actually established. A comparatively large number of new markets was established in EastFlanders between 1750 and 1900, but this must have been related to other factors than merely the ideas on markets.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGhent
PublisherEconomy, Ecology, Demography (EED)
Number of pages100
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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NameEED Working Paper


  • Periodic markets
  • Commercial legislation


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