Research in Economic History, Volume 27

Research in Economic History, Volume 27

by Alexander J. Field
     
 

ISBN-10: 1849507708

ISBN-13: 9781849507707

Pub. Date: 03/30/2010

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited

The volume includes six papers in quantitative economic history. Peter Mancall, Josh Rosenbloom, and Tom Weiss consider growth in colonial North America, while Gary Richardson examines the role of bank failures in propagating the Great Depression. John Komlos examines the heights of rich and poor youth in England in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.…  See more details below

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The volume includes six papers in quantitative economic history. Peter Mancall, Josh Rosenbloom, and Tom Weiss consider growth in colonial North America, while Gary Richardson examines the role of bank failures in propagating the Great Depression. John Komlos examines the heights of rich and poor youth in England in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Klas Fregert and Roger Gustafson provide a synoptic view of public finances in Sweden from the eighteenth through the twentieth century. Drew Keeling studies the economics of the steamship industry that facilitated migration between Europe and the United States between 1900 and 1914. Finally, Gregg Huff and Giovanni Caggiano examine the integration of labor markets in Southeast Asia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

*Original articles written by experts on the subjects
*Articles supported by quantitative data

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849507707
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publication date:
03/30/2010
Series:
Research in Economic History
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
From foraging to farming : the so-called "neolithic revolution"1
The price history of English agriculture, 1209-191441
The growth of world agricultural production, 1800-1938125
The Great Depression as a credit boom gone wrong183
The length and the depth of the Great Depression : an international comparision239
The decline and rise of interstate migration in the United States : evidence from the IPUMS, 1850-1990289

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