The Political Economy of Agricultural Protection: Sweden 1887

  • Sibylle H. Lehmann, Oliver Volckart
  • Published 2010


We analyse the Swedish general elections that took place in spring and autumn 1887. Our aim is to discover which groups of voters were responsible for the severe losses that the supporters of free trade suffered in the second of these contests, and that allowed the protectionists to gain the majority in parliament and to initiate a new tariff policy. We… (More)