Biological Innovation and Productivity Growth in the Antebellum Cotton Economy

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Alan L. Olmstead; Paul W. Rhode;
(2008)
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The Cliometrics literature on slave efficiency has generally focused on static questions. We take a decidedly more dynamic approach. Drawing on the records of 142 plantations with 509 crops years, we show that the average daily cotton picking rate increased about four-f... View more
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