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Founding choices : American economic policy in the 1790s

Author: Douglas A Irwin; Richard Eugene Sylla; National Bureau of Economic Research.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011. ©2011
Series: National Bureau of Economic Research conference report.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The political decisions made by the founding fathers were crucial to the success of the early republic. But the economic decisions they made were just as pivotal, ensuring the general welfare and common defense of the United States for decades to come. This book explores these economic choices and their profound influence on American life, westward expansion, and influence abroad. Among the topics covered are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Founding choices.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010015033
(OCoLC)608491365
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas A Irwin; Richard Eugene Sylla; National Bureau of Economic Research.
ISBN: 9780226384764 0226384764
OCLC Number: 712598500
Notes: Papers of the National Bureau of Economic Research conference held at Dartmouth College on May 8-9, 2009.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 353 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: The significance of the founding choices: editor's introduction / Douglas A. Irwin and Richard Sylla --
Politics. The constitutional choices of 1787 and their consequences / Sonia Mittal, Jack N. Rakove, and Barry R. Weingast --
Policy. Financial foundations: public credit, the national bank, and securities markets / Richard Sylla --
Revenue or reciprocity? founding feuds over early U.S. trade policy / Douglas A. Irwin --
Monetary policy and the dollar / Peter l. Rousseau --
Federal and state commercial banking policy in the federalist era and beyond / Howard Bodenhorn --
The other foundings: federalism and the constitutional structure of American government / John Joseph Wallis --
Business organization and the factors of production. Rise of the corporation nation / Robert E. Wright --
U.S. land policy: founding choices and outcomes, 1781-1802 / Farley Grubb --
Free labor and slave labor / Stanley L. Engerman and Robert A. Margo --
Looking backward: founding choices in innovation and intellectual property protection / B. Zorina Khan.
Series Title: National Bureau of Economic Research conference report.
Responsibility: edited by Douglas A. Irwin and Richard Sylla.

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