Why Ireland Starved: A Quantitative and Analytical History of the Irish Economy, 1800-1850

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Allen & Unwin, 1985 - Business & Economics - 330 pages
Technical changes in the first half of the nineteenth century led to unprecedented economic growth and capital formation throughout Western Europe; and yet Ireland hardly participated in this process at all. While the Northern Atlantic Economy prospered, the Great Irish Famine of 1845-50 killed a million and a half people and caused hundreds of thousands to flee the country. Why the Irish economy failed to grow, and 'why Ireland starved' remains an unresolved riddle of economic history.

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