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Davis, Lance E. (Lance Edwin)

Overview
Works: 56 works in 257 publications in 1 language and 9,292 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Economic history 
Roles: Author, Other, Thesis advisor
Classifications: HC103, 330.973
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Most widely held works about Lance E Davis
 
Most widely held works by Lance E Davis
Finance, intermediaries, and economic development by Stanley L Engerman( )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume includes ten essays dealing with financial and other forms of economic intermediation in Europe, Canada, and the United States since the seventeenth century. Each relates the development of institutions to economic change and describes their evolution over time, as well as discussing several different forms of intermediation
In pursuit of Leviathan technology, institutions, productivity, and profits in American whaling, 1816-1906 by Lance E Davis( )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Pursuit of Leviathan examines the forces that led to the creation and enormous success of the American whaling industry and to its precipitous decline. The authors sue detailed and comprehensive data to describe more than four thousand individual whaling voyages from New Bedford, Massachusetts, the leading nineteenth-century whaling port. They analyze the institutions that were developed to deal with whaling's peculiar problems, and they consider the changing economic and natural environments in which whaling seamen, masters, agents, and owners were obliged to operate
Evolving financial markets and international capital flows Britain, the Americas, and Australia, 1865-1914 by Lance E Davis( )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This study examines the impact of British capital flows on the evolution of capital markets in four countries - Argentina, Australia, Canada, and the United States - over the years 1865 to 1914."--BOOK JACKET
American economic history; the development of a national economy by Lance E Davis( Book )
37 editions published between 1961 and 1970 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Institutional change and American economic growth by Lance E Davis( Book )
27 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mammon and the pursuit of empire : the political economy of British imperialism, 1860-1912 by Lance E Davis( Book )
17 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Naval blockades in peace and war an economic history since 1750 by Lance E Davis( )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Examines a number of major blockades, including the continental system in the Napoleonic Wars, the war of 1812, the American Civil War, and World Wars I and II, in addition to the increased use of peacetime blockades and sanctions with the hope of avoiding war"--Dust Jacket
American economic growth; an economist's history of the United States by Lance E Davis( Book )
12 editions published between 1872 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
International capital markets and American economic growth, 1820-1914 by Lance E Davis( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is a study of the capital transfers to the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and, for the latter decades of that period, of the transfers from the United States to the rest of the world - particularly Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America. It provides quantitative estimates of the level and industrial composition of those transfers and qualitative descriptions of the sources and uses of those funds, and it attempts to assess the role of those foreign transfers on the economic development of the recipient economies. In the process, it provides an analysis of the symbiotic relationship between the New York and London stock exchanges and of the evolution of the American domestic capital market. The work explains the centrality of foreign capital's role in American economic development, despite the high level of domestic savings. Finally, it explores the issue of domestic political response to foreign investment, attempting to explain why given the obvious benefits of such investment, the political reaction was so negative and so intense in Latin America and in the American West, but so positive in Canada and the eastern United States
The Savings Bank of Baltimore, 1818-1866: A historical and analytical study by Peter Lester Payne( Book )
15 editions published between 1956 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mammon and the pursuit of empire : the economics of British imperialism by Lance E Davis( Book )
9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The growth of industrial enterprise, 1860-1914 by Lance E Davis( Book )
4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Risk sharing, crew quality, labor shares and wages in the nineteenth century American whaling industry by Lance E Davis( Book )
8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: This paper examines 36.640 labor contracts signed between whalemen and the agents who organized 1,258 whaling voyages that departed from New Bedford, Massachusetts between January I. 1840 and December 31, 1858 and between January I and December 31, 1866. The contracts contain information on the whaleman's station (occupation) and on his lay (the fraction of output of the voyage that he was entitled to receive upon completion). The paper investigates the benefits associated with this unique contract. examines the occupational and spatial distribution of lays. and compares wages in whaling with those available in the merchant marine and those earned in shore based pursuits. It also attempts to assess the efficiency of this early labor market and to explore the relationship between the labor contract, crew quality. technical change. and productivity
The highest price ever : the great NYSE seat sale of 1928-29 and capacity constraints by Lance E Davis( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A surge in orders during the stock market boom of the late 1920s collided against the constraint created by the fixed number of brokers on the New York Stock Exchange. Estimates of the determinants of individual stock bid-ask spreads from panel data reveal that spreads jumped when volume spiked, confirming contemporary observers complaints that there were insufficient counterparties. When the position of the NYSE as the dominant exchange became threatened, the management of the exchange proposed a 25 percent increase in the number of seats in February 1929 by issuing a quarter-seat dividend to all members. While such a "stock split" would be expected to leave the aggregate value of the NYSE unchanged, an event study reveals that its value rose in anticipation of increased efficiency. These expectations were justified as bid-ask spreads became less sensitive to peak volume days after the increase in seats"--NBER website
Productivity in American whaling : the New Bedford fleet in the nineteenth century by Lance E Davis( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the end of the War of 1812 until the Civil War the New Bedford whaling fleet grew spectacularly; thereafter it declined, equally spectacularly. By the end of the century New Bedford's day was over. During the 88 years of this period, the technical configuration of the fleet, the hunting grounds visited, and the types of whales pursued all changed dramatically, and more than once. The literature on whaling suggests that the collapse of the industry was due, in part, to declining productivity, occasioned by the disappearance of the whales (because of over-hunting) and the deterioration of the quality of labor. The shifts in the composition of the fleet are viewed, chiefly, as the result of efforts by whalemen to overcome their problems. In this paper, productivity data (superlative indexes), by voyage, are employed in multiple regression analysis to trace the relationships between the changes in the composition of the fleet and productivity. The propositions that declining labor quality and whale stocks had important consequences for productivity are subjected to test, while the impacts of technical changes on productivity are measured
The highest price ever : the great NYSE seat sale of 1928-1929 and capacity constraints by Lance E Davis( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: A surge in orders during the stock market boom of the late 1920s collided against the constraint created by the fixed number of brokers on the New York Stock Exchange. Estimates of the determinants of individual stock bid-ask spreads from panel data reveal that spreads jumped when volume spiked, confirming contemporary observers complaints that there were insufficient counterparties. When the position of the NYSE as the dominant exchange became threatened, the management of the exchange proposed a 25 percent increase in the number of seats in February 1929 by issuing a quarter-seat dividend to all members. While such a "stock split" would be expected to leave the aggregate value of the NYSE unchanged, an event study reveals that its value rose in anticipation of increased efficiency. These expectations were justified as bid-ask spreads became less sensitive to peak volume days after the increase in seats
Historical financing of small- and medium-sized enterprises by Robert J Cull( )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We focus on the economies of the North Atlantic Core during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and find that an impressive variety of local financial institutions emerged to supply the needs of SMEs wherever there was sufficient demand for their services. Although these intermediaries had significant weaknesses, they were able to tap into local information networks and so extend credit to firms that were too young or small to secure funds from large regional or national institutions. In addition, by raising the return to savings for local households, they helped to mobilize significant new resources for economic development
American economic history. The development of a national economy. [By] Lance E. Davis ... Jonathan R. T. Hughes ... Duncan M. McDougall ... Third edition by Lance E Davis( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
United States financial intermediaries in the early nineteenth century : four case studies by Lance E Davis( Book )
1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The New England textile mills and the capital markets : a study of industrial borrowing 1840-1860 by Lance E Davis( Book )
1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Davies, Lance Edwin 1928-
Davis, Lance
Davis, Lance 1928-
Davis, Lance, E.
Davis, Lance E. 1928-
Davis, Lance E. (Lance Edwin)
Davis, Lance E. (Lance Edwin), 1928-
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