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Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte / Economic History Yearbook

Ed. by Ziegler, Dieter

CiteScore 2018: 0.06

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Volume 59, Issue 2


Grain Policies and Storage in Southern Germany: The Regensburg Hospital (17th-19th Centuries)

Kathrin Pindl (M.A.),
Published Online: 2018-12-31 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jbwg-2018-0014


This paper is concerned with the storage policy of the citizens’ hospital of Regensburg in the Early Modern period (focus: 18th century). The main purpose consists of (1) a source-based micro-study that helps to derive insights into the mechanisms of how experiences and expectations have influenced decisions by a pre-modern institution, (2) an analytical scheme for describing and evaluating the process of decision-making based on narrative evidence, and (3) the suggestion of analytical categories. These should allow a differentiation between time-invariant human behaviour that determines economic decisions, and time-specific factors which can be used to separate possibly “pre-modern” patterns from seemingly modern-day capitalist economic performance.

JEL Classification: B 52; D 01; D 7; D 91; I 3; N 53 N 83; N 93; Z 1

Keywords: granary; grain storage; historical commodity markets; decisionmaking behaviour; agents; premodern; Getreidekasten; Getreidelagerung; Historische Rohstoffmärkte; Entscheidungsverhalten; Akteure; Vormoderne

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Kathrin Pindl (M.A.),

Kathrin Pindl currently works in the Department of Economic and Social History at the University of Regensburg within the project "Storage for subsistence. Regensburg’s hospital granary (17th-19th centuries)" in the German Research Foundation’s Priority Programme SPP 1859:"Experience and Expectation: Historical Foundations of Economic Behaviour". She is also a member of the German Research Foundation’s Scientific Network "Actions, Perceptions, Calculations". Her research interests include strategies of subsistence, group-specific patterns of consumption, as well as agricultural, hospital and environmental history.

Published Online: 2018-12-31

Published in Print: 2018-11-27

Citation Information: Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte / Economic History Yearbook, Volume 59, Issue 2, Pages 415–445, ISSN (Online) 2196-6842, ISSN (Print) 0075-2800, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jbwg-2018-0014.

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