Resource Endowments and Location Theory in Economic History: A Case Study of Quebec and Ontario at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

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Abstract

The hypothesis that a region's or nation's laggard industrial development can be explained by its relatively more expensive supplies of coal and iron ore is challenged here. A simple model, based on location theory, is developed. Using this model, I demonstrate the conditions under which this hypothesis holds. A case study of Quebec and Ontario industry suggests that the differential resource cost hypothesis seriously lacks explanatory power.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)999-1009
Number of pages11
JournalThe Journal of Economic History
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1986

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