Quotation Lampe, Markus, Ploeckl, Florian. 2014. Spanning the Globe: The Rise of Global Communications Systems and the First Globalisation. Australian Economics History Review 54 (3): 242-261.


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After postulating the relevance of information for trade costs we outline the rise of international communication networks (mail, telegraph, telephone) during the first globalisation of the long nineteenth century. In this period, global communications systems for the first time in history provided universal access to affordable and reliable means of communication. Using a new set of internationally comparable data on global postal flows, we analyse basic determinants of international information exchange and conclude by outlining a research agenda that links these to international trade patterns and knowledge transfer between countries.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Australian Economics History Review
Language English
Title Spanning the Globe: The Rise of Global Communications Systems and the First Globalisation
Volume 54
Number 3
Year 2014
Page from 242
Page to 261
Reviewed? Y
URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/aehr.12048/abstract

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Lampe, Markus (Details)
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Ploeckl, Florian (The University of Adelaide, Australia)
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Institute for Economic and Social History IN (Details)
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