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Understanding Long-Run Economic GrowthGeography, Institutions, and the Knowledge Economy

Understanding Long-Run Economic Growth: Geography, Institutions, and the Knowledge Economy

Dora L. Costa and Naomi R. Lamoreaux (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226116341
eISBN:
9780226116426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116426.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The conditions for sustainable growth and development are among the most-debated topics in economics, and the consensus is that institutions matter greatly in explaining why some economies are more ... More

War, Peace, and Prosperity in the Name of GodThe Ottoman Role in Europe's Socioeconomic Evolution

War, Peace, and Prosperity in the Name of God: The Ottoman Role in Europe's Socioeconomic Evolution

Murat Iyigun

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226388434
eISBN:
9780226232287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226232287.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book explores three critical questions that blend the functionalist aspects of religion with the evolution of human societies: Why and how did political power and organized religion become so ... More

The Wealth and Poverty of RegionsWhy Cities Matter

The Wealth and Poverty of Regions: Why Cities Matter

Mario Polese

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226673158
eISBN:
9780226673172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226673172.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

As the world becomes more interconnected through travel and electronic communication, many believe that physical places will become less important. But as this book argues geography will matter more ... More

Well Worth SavingHow the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Price V. Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082448
eISBN:
9780226082585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is an economic history of the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC). The HOLC was government corporation created under the New Deal to refinance home mortgage loans in danger of foreclosure, ... More

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