Agricultural Development in the World Periphery

A Global Economic History Approach

  • Vicente Pinilla
  • Henry Willebald

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Introduction, Theory and World Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vicente Pinilla, Henry Willebald
      Pages 3-27
    3. Gema Aparicio, Ángel Luis González-Esteban, Vicente Pinilla, Raúl Serrano
      Pages 63-88
  3. Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
  4. Asia

  5. Latin America and the Settler Economies

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 493-507

About this book


This book brings together analysis on the conditions of agricultural sectors in countries and regions of the world’s peripheries, from a wide variety of international contributors. The contributors to this volume proffer an understanding of the processes of agricultural transformations and their interaction with the overall economies of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Looking at the nineteenth and twentieth centuries – the onset of modern economic growth – the book studies the relationship between agriculture and other economic sectors, exploring the use of resources (land, labour, capital) and the influence of institutional and technological factors in the long-run performance of agricultural activities. Pinilla and Willebald challenge the notion that agriculture played a negligible role in promoting economic development in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when the impulse towards industrialization in the developing world was more impactful. 


Economic Growth Agricultural Sector Nineteenth century Twentieth century Peripheral countries Economic Development Production and productivity Resource economics Agricultural Development Food trade Cocoa Rice delta Ricardian process Global economic history Labour economics Regional economics Spatial economics

Editors and affiliations

  • Vicente Pinilla
    • 1
  • Henry Willebald
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied Economics and Economic HistoryUniversidad de ZaragozaZaragozaSpain
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversidad de la RepúblicaMontevideoUruguay

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