Sanford Alexander Mosk (1904-1960)
Title Price-Fixing in Spanish California
Book Condition Collectible: Like New
Publisher Califonia Historical Society, 1938
Seller ID GY913-7
Reprinted from California Historical Society Quarterly, June, 1938. 10 1/4 x 7 inches. [iv], 6 pp. Text clean, unmarked. Printed gray wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight. Fine. Describes the practice of price-fixing in eighteenth-century California applied as a temporary expedient to protect the interests of consumers and the royal treasury until local production should be sufficient to keep prices low through competition. Most of the data is drawn from Governor Neve's first assize on January 1, 1781 and the reactions to the assize by the missionaries. Sanford Mosk was a distinguished professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley beginning in 1934.
Sanford Alexander Mosk, Price-Fixing in Spanish California, California Historical Society Quarterly, California Local History, Eighteenth Century