What’s in a price? the American raw cotton market in Liverpool and the Anglo-American war

Haggerty, Sheryllynne (2017) What’s in a price? the American raw cotton market in Liverpool and the Anglo-American war. Business History . ISSN 1743-7938 (In Press)

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Abstract

This article argues that an embryonic futures market was present in Liverpool during the Anglo-American war. The analysis of a previously unseen dataset of printed Prices Currents has facilitated not only a price series of raw cotton prices, but an in-depth analysis of the ‘construction’ of those raw cotton prices. By positing a definition of.an embryonic futures market and then analysing each of the features of a such a market in turn, this study demonstrates the existence of an embryonic futures market in early nineteenth-century Liverpool.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Cotton Prices, Liverpool, Embryonic, Futures Market, Anglo-American War, Nineteenth Century, Providence, United States, Britain, Raw Cotton, Merchants, Dealers, Brokers, Manufacturers, Speculators
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of History
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2017 13:58
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017 10:43
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/48463

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