How Powerful Was the National Policy? The Lesson of the Cotton Mills

  • Michael N.A. Hinton Minerva’s Owl Consulting Economists Ltd and the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis
  • Thomas Barbiero Ryerson University and the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis
  • Min Seong Kim Ryerson University

Abstract

Historians have claimed that Canadian manufacturing grew in the nineteenth century largely because of the National Policy tariff. In the case of the cotton textile sector,  our findings cast serious doubt on the long-standing idea that the National Policy was indispensable to the growth of Canadian manufacturing before WWI.

Published
2014-09-07
Section
Articles