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The labor supply of the early Roman Empire

by Peter Temin

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Published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Economics in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English


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I argue that it makes sense to speak of a functioning labor market in the early Roman Empire where the supply and demand for labor were equilibrated by wages and other payments to workers, albeit in a rough way. The economy of the early Roman Empire therefore had a market in this critical factor of production that resembles the labor market in more recent market economies. Slaves were included in the general labor market because Roman slavery was very different from modern slavery in the Americas. In the early Roman Empire, frequent manumission provided incentives for slaves to cooperate with their owners and act like free laborers. Keywords: Labor force, Slavery, Roman Empire. JEL Classification: N33, J42.

Edition Notes

StatementPeter Temin
SeriesWorking paper series / Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Economics -- working paper 01-45, Working paper (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics) -- no. 01-45.
ContributionsMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics
The Physical Object
Pagination37 p. ;
Number of Pages37
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24639630M
OCLC/WorldCa51776511

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