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Research in Economic History : Research in Economic History - Alexander J. Field

Research in Economic History

Research in Economic History

By: Alexander J. Field (Editor), Gregory Clark (Editor), William A. Sundstrom (Editor)

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Published: 1st November 2006
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This volume includes seven papers in quantitative economic history. Four were accepted through our regular channels. These include Harald Edquist and Magnus Henrekson on Technological Breakthroughs and Productivity Growth, Scott Redenius on New National Bank Loan Rate Estimates, 1887-1975, Ebru Guven Solakoglu on the Net Effect of Railroads on Stature in the Post Bellum Economy, and Pedro Lains on Growth in a Protected Environment, Portugal, 1850 ??? 1950. Three papers are from a 2004 conference, ???Towards a Global History of Prices and Wages.??? These include Metin Cosgel on Agricultural Productivity in the Early Ottoman Empire, Johan S??derberg on Grain Prices in Cairo and Europe in the Middle Ages, and Jun Seong Ho and James Lewis on Wages, Rents, and Interest Rates in Southern Korea, 1700 to 1900.

Praise for the series: "... a stimulating collection which is justifiably held by its editor to be a representative sampling of the most interesting new work ... The papers all relate to major topics in mainstream British or American economic history." --Economic History Review

List of contributorsy
Introduction
Forging ahead, falling behind, and catching-up: a sectoral analysis of Anglo-American productivity differences, 1870-1990
News, financial markets, and the collapse of the gold standard: 1931-1932
Wage rigidity in the Great Depression: truth? consequences?
Did imperial policies doom the Indian textile industry?
Toward an anthropometric history of Indians under British rule
Price series for inter-war British investment in plant and machinery
Latifundia as malefactor in economic development? scale, tenancy, and agriculture on the pampas, 1880-1914
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ISBN: 9780762313440
ISBN-10: 0762313447
Series: Research in Economic History : Book 24
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st November 2006
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.59