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American railroads and the transformation of the ante-bellum economy

Author: Albert Fishlow
Publisher: Cambridge : Harvard University Press, [©1965]
Series: Harvard economic studies, v. 127.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Awarded the David A. Wells Prize 1963-64.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Fishlow
ISBN: 0674028503 9780674028500
OCLC Number: 152567667
Description: xv, 452 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: The problem to be studied --
Direct benefits : theory, measurement, and interpretation --
The magnitude of the backward linkages --
The dynamics of railroad extension into the west --
The impact on western agriculture --
Railroads and eastern industrialization in the 1840s --
The influence of pre-Civil War railroads on the patterns of domestic commerce --
Some implications for the theory of social overhead capital --
Appendix A. The derivation of output estimates --
Appendix B. The derivation of capital formation --
Appendix C. The derivation of employment estimates --
Appendix D. The derivation of equipment estimates.
Series Title: Harvard economic studies, v. 127.
Responsibility: Albert Fishlow.

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Awarded the David A. Wells Prize 1963-64.

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