The Economics of W. S. Jevons

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APPENDIX 10.2 THE CURRENCY WEAR CALCULATIONS

1 Distribution of sovereign age, major UK towns or districts

Name of town or district

Proportion of current sovereigns coined in the period

1817-19

1820-29

1830-39

1840-49

1850-59

1860-67

Australian

London

0.1

6.5

5.6

17.1

28.7

40.0

2.0

London further returns

0.1

6.2

6.4

16.9

28.3

40.1

2.0

Manchester

0.1

4.4

4.9

13.1

29.4

46.8

1.3

Manchester (Mr Ross)

0.2

4.3

4.6

11.8

27.7

49.7

1.7

Birmingham

0.2

6.9

6.4

17.1

28.6

39.6

1.2

Swansea

0.2

8.4

7.4

15.7

28.4

37.0

2.9

Hull and Bridlington

0.4

9.3

8.1

20.3

30.8

30.4

0.7

Ormskirk

0.1

6.8

5.7

17.2

31.1

38.2

0.9

Glasgow

0.3

10.6

8.0

12.1

28.3

38.0

2.7

Edinburgh

1.1

8.6

5.5

18.9

25.8

39.0

1.1

Eastern counties

0.2

10.5

11.5

22.0

28.5

25.7

1.6

South-Eastern counties

0.2

7.0

7.8

17.7

29.9

35.7

1.7

South-Western counties

0.4

7.8

8.2

17.2

32.1

32.9

1.4

South Midland counties

0.1

7.8

8.1

19.6

27.6

35.6

1.2

West Midland counties

0.4

9.2

8.2

15.9

27.1

38.3

0.9

North Midland counties

0.4

9.2

7.9

16.6

26.6

38.2

1.1

Lancashire and Cheshire

0.2

7.1

6.3

16.1

26.6

42.5

1.2

Yorkshire

0.3

7.3

6.9

14.9

27.0

42.6

1.0

Northern counties

0.2

6.4

6.6

16.5

26.6

42.7

1.0

North Wales

0.2

8.5

7.5

17.4

27.5

38.1

0.8

South Wales

0.3

7.7

9.5

18.9

26.9

35.6

1.1

Northern Ireland

0.2

5.9

6.6

17.5

31.8

36.8

1.2

Southern Ireland

0.2

9.3

7.3

19.9

29.8

32.2

1.3

Scottish Highlands

0.2

6.6

6.9

17.2

27.5

40.7

0.9

Scottish Lowlands, Bank of Scotland

0.1

7.3

6.2

14.8

28.7

40.6

2.3

General average

0.2

7.4

7.0

16.9

28.6

38.3

1.6

Source: ‘On the Condition of the Gold Coinage of the United Kingdom, with reference to the Question of International Currency’ [1868], in ICF, p. 274

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements x
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • Appendix 1.1 Chronology of Jevons’s Life 8
  • Part I - Macroeconomic Concerns 19
  • 2 - Jevons’s Theory of Economic Growth 21
  • Appendix 2.1 Coal Consumption 42
  • Appendix 2.2 Population Data 44
  • 3 - Sunspots and Expectations 45
  • Part II - Microeconomic Theory 71
  • 4 - Jevons’s Theory of Political Economy 73
  • 5 - Jevons’s Theory of Exchange 90
  • Appendix 5.1 Physics and Neoclassical Economics 114
  • 6 - Production 115
  • Part III - Economic Policy 135
  • 7 - Jevons and Utilitarianism 137
  • 8 - Jevons’s Analysis of Policy 155
  • Part IV - Methodology 171
  • 9 - The Rise of Empirical Methods 173
  • 10 - Jevons’s Empirical Studies 194
  • Appendix 10.1 Jevons’s Commodity Groups, Enlarged Sample 214
  • Appendix 10.2 The Currency Wear Calculations 217
  • Appendix 10.3 The Davenant Corn Law 219
  • Appendix 10.4 Jevons’s 1875 Buys-Ballot Table 220
  • 11 - Conclusion 221
  • Notes 232
  • References 295
  • Index 307
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