Economic Nationalism and Economic Integration: The Austro‐Hungarian Empire in the Late Nineteenth Century

  title={Economic Nationalism and Economic Integration: The Austro‐Hungarian Empire in the Late Nineteenth Century},
  author={Max-stephan Schulze and Nikolaus Wolf},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Economic History Review},
This paper seeks to reconcile two seemingly contradictory strands in the literature on economic development in the late nineteenth century Habsburg Empire - one emphasizing the centrifugal impact of rising intra-empire of nationalism, the other stressing significant improvements in market integration across the empire. We argue that the process of market integration was systematically asymmetric, shaped by intensifying intra-empire nationality conflicts. While grain markets in Austria-Hungary… 
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