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The Roman Market Economy
Peter Temin

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Chapter 1 [in PDF format]

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

    Preface and Acknowledgments ix

    1. Economics and Ancient History 1

Part I: Prices

  • 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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