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Title: The First World War and Coal Trade Geography in Latin America and the Caribbean, 1890-1930
Author: Badia-Miró, Marc
Carreras Marín, Anna
Keywords: Guerra Mundial I, 1914-1918
Amèrica Llatina
World War, 1914-1918
Latin America
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Böhlau Verlag
Abstract: This paper aims to illustrate the dynamics of coal trade between Latin America and its main trade partners, i.e., the USA, Great Britain, and Germany, before and after the enormous disruption caused by the First World War. The coal trade was used as an indicator of modernization for Latin American countries, given that oil was at that time of secondary importance. Energy imports have determined the possibilities of each Latin American country in its process of development. Here, we address this question and place special emphasis on supply channels, concluding that the trade link with main suppliers was of key significance. Although this was very clear by the end of the period, the process had started well before the First World War, at least for the majority of LA&C countries. These points are developed through a gravity model applied to the bilateral coal trade. The importance of the market supplier share is addressed through cluster methodologies.
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It is part of: Jahrbuch für Geschichte Lateinamerikas, 2008, num. 45, p. 369-391
ISSN: 1438-4752
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Història Econòmica, Institucions, Política i Economia Mundial)

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