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Pitfalls in the quest for South Sea rationality

Dale, R. and Johnson, J. and Tang, L. (2007) Pitfalls in the quest for South Sea rationality. Economic History Review, 60 (4). pp. 766-772. ISSN 0013-0117

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Abstract

Shea offers three main criticisms of our article. These relate to the legal status of subscription receipts, the relevance of post-crash trading data and the appropriate treatment of counterparty risk. In sections i-iii we refute Shea's arguments, and in section iv we suggest some further areas for research.