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Economic evolution and revolution in historical time

Author: Paul Webb Rhode; Joshua L Rosenbloom; David F Weiman; Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Economics and Finance, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Examining the connections between gradual, evolutionary change & more dramatic, revolutionary shifts this volume explores economic changes that have affected the United States & the whole world.

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Genre/Form: Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Webb Rhode; Joshua L Rosenbloom; David F Weiman; Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
ISBN: 9780804771856 0804771855
OCLC Number: 654816107
Notes: Papers originally presented at a conference sponsored by Stanford University's Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and held Sept. 26-27, 2008.
Description: xx, 461 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Stanford tradition in economic history / Gavin Wright --
Natural resources and economic outcomes / Karen Clay --
The institutionalization of science in Europe, 1650-1850 / George Grantham --
The fundamental impact of the slave trade on African economies / Warren C. Whatley and Rob Gillezeau --
Similar societies, different solutions : U.S. Indian policy in light of Australian policy toward aboriginal peoples / Leonard A. Carlson --
Financial market and industry structure : a comparison of the banking and textile industries in Boston and Philadelphia in the early nineteenth century / Ta-Chen Wang --
Railroads and the rise of the factory : evidence for the United States, 1850-1870 / Jeremy Atack, Michael Haines, and Robert A. Margo --
Productivity growth and the regional dynamics of antebellum southern development / Alan L. Olmstead and Paul W. Rhode --
Banking on the periphery : the Cotton South, systemic seasonality, and the limits of national banking reform / Scott A. Redenius and David F. Weiman --
Rural credit and mobility in India / Susan Wolcott --
Labor-market regimes in U.S. economic history / Joshua L. Rosenbloom and William A. Sundstrom --
The political economy of progress : lessons from the causes and consequences of the New Deal / Robert K. Fleck --
Teachers and tipping points : historical origins of the teacher quality crisis / Stacey M. Jones --
Inequality and institutions in twentieth-century America / Frank Levy and Peter Temin --
The unexpected long-run impact of the minimum wage : an educational cascade / Richard Sutch --
America's first culinary revolution, or how a girl from Gopher Prairie came to dine on eggs foo yong / Susan B. Carter.
Responsibility: edited by Paul W. Rhode, Joshua L. Rosenbloom, and David F. Weiman.


This collection brings together leading economic historians to examine the connections between gradual, evolutionary change and more dramatic, revolutionary shifts in economic institutions.  Read more...


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