The Costs and Benefits for Europeans from their Empires Overseas

  title={The Costs and Benefits for Europeans from their Empires Overseas},
  author={Patrick Karl O’brien and Leandro Prados de la Escosura},
  journal={Revista de Historia Econ{\'o}mica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History},
  pages={29 - 89}
  • P. O’brienL. Escosura
  • Published 1 March 1998
  • History, Economics
  • Revista de Historia Económica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History
Large historical problems are stimulating to debate but difficult to specify and answer in ways that might carry forward our long-standing discourses in global economic history. The papers which form the basis of our essay deal with a meta question and are focused upon the economic consequences (the costs and benefits) for those European societies most actively involved in territorial expansion, colonization, world trade, capital exports and emigration to other continents over the past five… 

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