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The new comparative economic history : essays in honor of Jeffrey G. Williamson

Author: Jeffrey G Williamson; T J Hatton; Kevin H O'Rourke; Alan M Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007.
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Essays by internationally prominent economists examine long run cross-country economic trends from the perspective of New Comparative Economic History, an approach pioneered by Harvard economist  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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New comparative economic history.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2007
(DLC) 2006032219
(OCoLC)71947006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey G Williamson; T J Hatton; Kevin H O'Rourke; Alan M Taylor
ISBN: 9780262275064 0262275066 9780262083614 0262083612 9781429479684 142947968X
OCLC Number: 156908835
Description: 1 online resource (x, 417 p.) : ill.
Contents: Introduction : the new comparative economic history / Timothy J. Hatton, Kevin H. O'Rourke, and Alan M. Taylor --
India in the great divergence / Robert C. Allen --
What made Britannia great? How much of the rise of Britain to world dominance by 1850 does the industrial revolution explain? / Gregory Clark --
Did European commodity prices converge during 1500-1800? / Süleyman Özmucur and Şevket Pamuk --
Market integration and convergence in the world wheat market, 1800-2000 / Giovanni Federico and Karl Gunnar Persson --
Biological globalization : the other grain invasion / Alan L. Olmstead and Paul W. Rhode --
Other people's money : the evolution of bank capital in the industrialized world / Richard S. Grossman --
Education, migration, and regional wage convergence in U.S. history / William J. Collins --
Democracy and protectionism / Kevin H. O'Rourke and Alan M. Taylor --
A dual policy paradox : why have trade and immigration policies always differed in labor-scarce economies? / Timothy J. Hatton and Jeffrey G. Williamson --
Breaking the fetters : why did countries exit the interwar gold standard? / Holger C. Wolf and Tarik M. Yousef --
Were Jews political refugees or economic migrants? Assessing the persecution theory of Jewish emigration, 1881-1914 / Leah Platt Boustan --
Inequality and poverty in Latin America : a long-run exploration / Leandro Prados de la Escosura --
The convergence of living standards in the Atlantic economy, 1870-1930 / George R. Boyer --
You take the high road and I'll take the low road : economic success and well-being in the longer run / Cormac Ó Gráda --
Euro-productivity and Euro-jobs since the 1960s : which institutions really mattered? / Gayle J. Allard and Peter H. Lindert --
Afterword / Lawrence H. Summers.
Responsibility: edited by Timothy J. Hatton, Kevin H. O'Rourke, and Alan M. Taylor.

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