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Title: Ideas, Interests, and Politics in the Case of Belgian Corn Law Repeal, 1834-1873
Authors: VAN DIJCK, Maarten 
Truyts, Tom
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
Source: JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC HISTORY, 71(1). p. 185-210
Abstract: Economic interests, ideas, and politics have been put forward as explanations for the Repeal of the British Corn Laws. This article evaluates these competing explanations using the case of the Belgian Corn Laws between 1834 and 1873. A detailed quantitative analysis assesses the success of party affiliation and personal and constituency economic interests in predicting representatives' voting behavior. These factors prove to be insufficient to explain the shift towards free trade. This article then moves on to a qualitative analysis, which points to the importance of political strategy and ideas in the liberalization of corn tariffs.
Notes: [Van Dijck, Maarten] Univ Leuven, KADOC, BE-3000 Louvain, Belgium. [Van Dijck, Maarten] Univ Hasselt, Dept Econ, BE-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Truyts, Tom] Univ Leuven, Ctr Econ Studies, BE-3000 Louvain, Belgium. [Truyts, Tom] Catholic Univ Louvain, CORE, BE-1348 Louvain, Belgium. maarten.vandijck@kadoc.kuleuven.be; tom.truyts@econ.kuleuven.be
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/11886
ISSN: 0022-0507
e-ISSN: 1471-6372
DOI: 10.1017/S0022050711000076
ISI #: 000287934700007
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2012
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