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Did closures do any good? Labour productivity, mine dynamics, and rationalization in interwar Ruhr coal mining

Jopp, Tobias A. (2016) Did closures do any good? Labour productivity, mine dynamics, and rationalization in interwar Ruhr coal mining. The Economic History Review 70 (3), pp. 944-976.

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Abstract

Throughout the late 1920s, German coal mining saw an exceptional surge in labour productivity, led by the performance of the Ruhr coal mines. It is commonly accepted in the relevant literature that the economy-wide 'rationalization boom' explains that pattern. This study tests the related hypothesis that 'negative rationalization', in the form of a massive wave of mine closures over the period ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2016
Institutions:Philosophy, Art History, History, and Humanities > Institut für Geschichte > Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte - Prof. Dr. Mark Spoerer
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10.1111/ehr.12383DOI
Keywords:OWNERSHIP; CORPORATION;
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:39329
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