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dc.contributor.authorFielding, David
dc.contributor.authorRogers, Shef
dc.date.available2014-12-15T02:10:18Z
dc.date.copyright2014-12
dc.identifier.citationFielding, D., & Rogers, S. (2014). Monopoly Power in the Eighteenth Century British Book Trade (Economics Discussion Papers Series No. 1410). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/5395en
dc.identifier.issn1178-2293 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/5395
dc.description.abstractIn conventional wisdom, the reform of British copyright law during the eighteenth century brought an end to the monopoly on the sale of books held by the Stationers’ Company, and the resulting competition was one of the driving forces behind the expansion of British book production during the Enlightenment. In this paper, we analyze a new dataset on eighteenth century book prices and author payments, showing that the legal reform brought about only a temporary increase in competition. The data suggest that by the end of the century, informal collusion between publishers had replaced the legal monopoly powers in place at the beginning of the century. The monopoly power of retailers is not so easily undermined.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/*
dc.subjectbook tradeen_NZ
dc.subjectpublishingen_NZ
dc.subjectcopyrighten_NZ
dc.subjectretail monopolyen_NZ
dc.titleMonopoly Power in the Eighteenth Century British Book Tradeen_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
dc.date.updated2014-12-15T01:11:02Z
otago.schoolOtago Business School / Department of Economicseen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
otago.relation.number1410en_NZ
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