Sources of Productivity Change in Ocean Shipping, 1600-1850

  title={Sources of Productivity Change in Ocean Shipping, 1600-1850},
  author={Douglass Cecil North},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  pages={953 - 970}
  • D. North
  • Published 1 September 1968
  • Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
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