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Research in economic history. Vol. 23

Author: Alexander J Field; Gregory Clark; William Andrew Sundstrom
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Oxford : Elsevier JAI, 2005.
Series: Research in economic history.
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This volume of Research in Economic History includes eight papers. Five were submitted through regular channels and three papers which were solicited at the conference "Toward a Global History of Prices and Wages". Following is Nonnenmacher's study of the early years of the telegraph industry in the United States. The third paper is Herranz-Lonc?n's estimates of the growth of the Spanish infrastructure between 1844  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Research in economic history. Vol. 23.
Amsterdam ; Oxford : Elsevier JAI, 2005
(OCoLC)62133167
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander J Field; Gregory Clark; William Andrew Sundstrom
ISBN: 0080462030 9780080462035 0762312629 9780762312627
OCLC Number: 77521736
Notes: "ISSN 0363-3268."
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
List of Contributors --
Introduction --
A Soviet Quasi-Market for Inventions: Jet Propulsion, 1932-1946 --
Introduction --
The Problem of Jet Propulsion --
Scale and Scope --
Dictator, Army, and Industry in a Quasi-Market --
Action and Reaction --
Established Designers --
Citizen Initiatives --
Foreign Specialists --
The Foreign Press --
Foreign Commercial Information --
Refinancing --
Project Evaluation and Soft Budget Constraints --
The Secondary Asset Market --
Closing the Quasi-Market for Inventions --
Payoffs, Reputation, and Enforcement --
Conclusions --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
References --
Official Papers --
Publications --
Network Quality in the Early Telegraph Industry --
A Brief History of the Telegraph --
Telegraph Quality --
Telegraph Demand --
Incentives and Network Quality --
The Telegraph Network --
Double Marginalization in Price and Quality --
Inter-Firm Monitoring --
Competition --
Intra-Firm Monitoring and Integration --
Conclusion --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
References --
Major Telegraph Companies --
Telegraph Organization Membership, Approximate Dates of Operation, and Approximate Miles of Wire --
Telegraph Companies Proposed for O'Reilly's Atlantic, Lake and Mississippi Company: 1846-1849 --
Telegraph Companies in Reid's National System: 1849-1856 --
Telegraph Companies in the Cornell/Speed/Wade System: 1853-1856 --
Telegraph Companies in The American Telegraph Confederation: 1853-1856 --
Telegraph Companies in the Six Party Contract or Treaty of Six Nations: 1857 --
The Spanish Infrastructure Stock, 1844-1935 --
Introduction --
The New Series of Spanish Infrastructure Stock and Investment: Estimation Method --
The Gross Investment Series --
Assumptions on the Useful Life and Efficiency Decay of Infrastructure --
Estimation Outcomes and Sensitivity Analysis --
The Evolution of Spanish Infrastructure Before the Civil War --
Infrastructure Investment, 1845-1935 --
The Spanish Infrastructure Stock --
Conclusions --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Reference --
Appendix --
Have American Workers Always Been Low Savers? Patterns of Accumulation Among Working Households, 1885-1910 --
Introduction --
The State BLS Survey Data on Family Saving --
State BLS Survey Design --
Saving behavior by BLS households --
A Representative Sample? --
A Simulation Model for Household Saving and Wealth Accumulation --
General Simulation Strategy --
Simulating Family Structures --
Simulating Persistent Family Incomes over the Life Cycle --
Simulating Persistent Rates of Saving over the Life Cycle --
Home Equity and Wealth Accumulation over the Life Cycle --
Simulation Results for Wealth Accumulation --
Comparing Historical and Contemporary Distributions of Wealth --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
References --
The Data --
The BLS Surveys --
Measuring Saving --
Estimating Autoregressive Models with Repeated Cross-Section Da.
Series Title: Research in economic history.
Responsibility: edited by Alexander J. Field ; co-edited by Gregory Clark, William A. Sundstrom.

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