The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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  • Donald Winch
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The economic advantages and disadvantages of colonies, the best means of establishing them and ensuring their development, and the principles that should govern trade and other relations with the mother country, have persistently served as fertile topics for policy and theoretical debate in the history of political economy. The treatment given here will be confined to the British debate on colonies from the late eighteenth to the first decades of the twentieth century.

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