Temporary Protection and Technology Adoption: Evidence from the Napoleonic Blockade

  • Réka Juhász, Oriana Bandiera, +6 authors Gilles Postel-Vinay
  • Published 2014

Abstract

This paper uses a natural experiment to assess whether temporary protection from trade with industrial leaders can foster development of infant industries in follower countries. Using a new dataset compiled from primary sources, I find that in the short-run regions (départements) in the French Empire which became better protected from trade with the British… (More)

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@inproceedings{Juhsz2014TemporaryPA, title={Temporary Protection and Technology Adoption: Evidence from the Napoleonic Blockade}, author={R{\'e}ka Juh{\'a}sz and Oriana Bandiera and Tim Besley and Francesco Maria Caselli and Nick Crafts and Guillaume Daudin and Jeremiah Dittmar and Alan Fernihough and Gilles Postel-Vinay}, year={2014} }