Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary


The entry discusses David Ricardo's three main analytical arguments related to the colonial issue: i) colonies as a source of new fertile land and therefore as a viable solution to the problem of decreasing returns on domestic land; ii) colonies as possible outlet markets able to absorb domestic excess supply; and, finally, iii) the effects of trade restrictions between a colony and its mother country.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Elgar Companion to David Ricardo
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2015


Dive into the research topics of 'Colonies'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this