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American economic development in historical perspective

Author: Thomas Joseph Weiss; Donald Schaefer
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1994.
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This collection of twelve essays is based on the premise that a better understanding of the economic development process can be gained by studying the history of those countries that have experienced long-term economic success, in this case the United States during the nineteenth century - that period of U.S. history most pertinent to less developed countries. Two of its contributors, Robert W. Fogel and Douglass
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Genre/Form: Kongreß
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Joseph Weiss; Donald Schaefer
ISBN: 0804720843 9780804720847
OCLC Number: 27338412
Description: xiv, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Economic growth before 1860 : revised conjectures / Thomas Weiss --
U.S. financial markets and long-term economic growth, 1790-1989 / Richard Sylla, Jack W. Wilson, and Charles P. Jones --
U.S. migration, 1850-59 / Donald Schaefer --
Economic history and economic development : an American perspective / Barry Poulson --
Institutional change in American economic history / Douglass North --
Seasonality in nineteenth-century labor markets / Stanley Engerman and Claudia Goldin --
Risk sharing, crew quality, labor shares, and wages in the nineteenth-century American whaling industry / Lance E. Davis, Robert Gallman, and Teresa D. Hutchins --
The finance of capital formation in Midwestern development, 1800-1910 / William N. Parker --
Toward a new synthesis on the role of economic issues in the political realignment of the 1850's / Robert William Fogel --
Entrepreneurial experiences in the Civil War : evidence from Philadelphia / J. Matthew Gallman --
The nineteenth-century silver movement and aggregate price uncertainty / Colleen M. Callahan --
The triumph of oligopoly / Louis Galambos.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas Weiss and Donald Schaefer.
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