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Fluctuating Crop Yields and Economic Cycles

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Brandau, Georg
Publication Date
2006
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
Description
  • Abstract

    The question whether there is a correlation between fluctuations of crop yields and economic cycles has been answered very differently from the very start. Answers range from the thesis of a passive dependency of the industrial cycle on the state of the agriculture to the thesis of a passive dependency of the agricultural cycle on industrial cycles. As the author explains in a short overview, Pigou and Robertson assume that the increase in purchasing power, which, they say, the agriculture experienced in the case of a rich harvest, triggers a commercial upswing. According to Timoshenko, however, the low prices of agricultural products in the years of rich harvests have caused a stimulation of the whole economy. Following Arthur Spiethoff, the author suggests an analysis of the influence of fluctuating crops on the economic cycles in certain periods. For this purpose, he examines closely the harvest yields of the most important crops (and for some colonial countries the external sales volumes respectively), the prices of agricultural products, and of industrial raw materials for six European and six non-European countries. Datatables in the search and downloadsystem HISTAT (Historical Statistics, www.histat.gesis.org): 1. Crop yields, prices of agricultural products, indeces of agricultural production, prices, purchasing power and monetary value of agricultural products in Germany (1878-1914) 2. Crop yields, prices of agricultural products, indeces in England (1844-1914) 3. Crop yields, prices of agricultural products, indeces of agricultural production, prices, purchasing power and monetary value in France (1871-1914) 4. Crop yields, prices of agricultural products, indeces of agricultural production, prices, purchasing power and monetary value in Austria and Hungary (1881-1914) 5. Crop yields and index of agricultural production in Romania (1886-1914) 6. Crop yields, average price of corn, index of agricultural production, index of prices of agricultural products, index of price, purchasing power and monetary value of agricultural products in Russia (1871-1914) 7. Crop yields, average corn prices, index of agricultural production, index of prices of agricultural products, index of price, purchasing power and monetary value of agricultural production in the United States (1866-1914) 8. Total exports and prices of agricultural products, index of agricultural production, index of prices of agricultural products, index of price, purchasing power and monetary value of agricultural products in Canada (1868-1914) 9. Total exports, prices in gold pesos, agricultural indeces in Argentina (1874-1913) 10. Total exports and export prices for coffee in Brazil (1871-1912) 11. Total exports and export prices for coffee, cotton, rice, corn, jute, seeds, tea in India, indeces of production, prices, purchasing power, monetary value (1873-1914) 12. Crop yields, prices of agricultural products, agricultural indeces in Australia (1860-1914) 13. Index of world crops and world prices (1873-1910). Timeseries are downloadable via the online system HISTAT (www.histat.gesis.org).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1860 / 1914
    German Reich 1878-1914, England 1844-1914, France 1871-1914, Austria-Hungary 1881-1914, Romania 1886-1914, Russia 1877-1914, USA 1866-1914, Canada 1868-1914, Argentina 1874-1913, Brasil 1871-191, India 1873-1914, Australia 1860-1914, World 1873-1910
Geographic Coverage
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
  • Argentina (AR)
  • Brazil (BR)
  • India (IN)
  • Australia (AU)
  • England (GB-ENG)
  • France (FR)
  • Austria (1806-1918) (AAAT)
    Austria-Hungary
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • United States (US)
  • Canada (CA)
  • World
Collection Mode
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 55
    Number of Variables: 213
Availability
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8234 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Brandau, Georg: Ernteschwankungen und wirtschaftliche Wechsellagen 1874-1913. Beiträge zur Erforschung der wirtschaftlichen Wechsellagen. Aufschwung, Krise, Stockung. Spiethoff, Arthur (Hrsg). Jena: Gustav Fischer 1936.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-29 | Issue Number: 74 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23

Brandau, Georg (2006): Ernteschwankungen und wirtschaftliche Wechsellagen. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.8234