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Victorian internet: the trade impact of the transatlantic telegraph


The telegraph was the Victorian equivalent of today’s ‘big data’, helping firms to forecast future demand. Analysing such unique historical ‘experiments’ helps understand how firms and markets respond when new technology leads to a dramatic change in the availability of information.


Claudia Steinwender

8 May 2014     Paper Number CEPCP417

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This CentrePiece article is published under the centre's Labour markets programme.