Decker, Christopher and Flynn, David (2009): The impact of military forts on agricultural investments on the Great Plains in 1880.
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We empirically investigate the relationship between agricultural development and proximity to military forts in Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado in 1880. Agricultural investments are substantially higher in counties where a military fort is present, suggesting that military forts stimulated agricultural development on the Great Plains. However, the reverse is not true; there is no statistical support for the notion that forts necessarily located in counties where substantial development was already occurring. Moreover, we found that while the presence of a military fort has the effect of increasing agricultural development, there is no evidence that such a presence sustained agricultural development.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The impact of military forts on agricultural investments on the Great Plains in 1880|
|Keywords:||Forts, Great Plains, Agriculture|
|Subjects:||N - Economic History > N5 - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment, and Extractive Industries > N51 - U.S.; Canada: Pre-1913
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R5 - Regional Government Analysis > R53 - Public Facility Location Analysis; Public Investment and Capital Stock
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R11 - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
N - Economic History > N9 - Regional and Urban History > N91 - U.S.; Canada: Pre-1913
|Depositing User:||David Flynn|
|Date Deposited:||25. Dec 2009 08:17|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 14:40|
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