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Aging Issues in the United States and Japan

Aging Issues in the United States and Japan

Seiritsu Ogura, Toshiaki Tachibanaki, and David A. Wise (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226620817
eISBN:
9780226620831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620831.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The population base in both the United States and Japan is growing older and, as those populations age, they provoke heretofore unexamined economic consequences. This comparative volume, the third in ... More

Corruption and ReformLessons from America's Economic History

Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America's Economic History

Edward L. Glaeser and Claudia Goldin (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226299570
eISBN:
9780226299594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226299594.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Despite recent corporate scandals, the United States is among the world's least corrupt nations. But in the nineteenth century, the degree of fraud and corruption in America approached that of ... More

Economic Origins of Roman Christianity

Economic Origins of Roman Christianity

Robert B. Ekelund Jr. and Robert D. Tollison

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226200026
eISBN:
9780226200040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226200040.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In the global marketplace of ideas, few realms spark as much conflict as religion. For millions of people, it is an integral part of everyday life, reflected by a widely divergent supply of practices ... More

Enterprising AmericaBusinesses, Banks, and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective

Enterprising America: Businesses, Banks, and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective

William J. Collins and Robert A. Margo (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226261621
eISBN:
9780226261768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261768.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is a collection of seven original research papers by leading scholars of American economic history. The papers engage a diverse but clearly related set of topics regarding the establishment ... More

Founding ChoicesAmerican Economic Policy in the 1790s

Founding Choices: American Economic Policy in the 1790s

Douglas A. Irwin and Richard Sylla (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226384740
eISBN:
9780226384764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226384764.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The political decisions made by the founding fathers were crucial to the success of the early republic. But the economic decisions they made were just as pivotal, ensuring the general welfare and ... More

Globalization in Historical Perspective

Globalization in Historical Perspective

Michael D. Bordo, Alan M. Taylor, and Jeffrey G. Williamson (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226065984
eISBN:
9780226065991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226065991.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

As awareness of the process of globalization grows and the study of its effects becomes increasingly important to governments and businesses (as well as to a sizable opposition), the need for ... More

Golden RulesThe Origins of California Water Law in the Gold Rush

Golden Rules: The Origins of California Water Law in the Gold Rush

Mark Kanazawa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226258676
eISBN:
9780226258706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226258706.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book examines the origins of California surface water law in the earliest years of statehood: the decade of the 1850’s. This decade was dominated by a key event in California history, the Gold ... More

Government & The American EconomyA New History

Government & The American Economy: A New History

Price V. Fishback

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226251271
eISBN:
9780226251295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251295.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The American economy has provided a level of well-being that has consistently ranked at or near the top of the international ladder. A key source of this success has been widespread participation in ... More

Hayek's ChallengeAn Intellectual Biography of F.A. Hayek

Hayek's Challenge: An Intellectual Biography of F.A. Hayek

Bruce Caldwell

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226091914
eISBN:
9780226091921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226091921.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Friedrich A. Hayek is regarded as one of the preeminent economic theorists of the twentieth century, as much for his work outside of economics as for his work within it. During a career spanning ... More

Health and Labor Force Participation over the Life CycleEvidence from the Past

Health and Labor Force Participation over the Life Cycle: Evidence from the Past

Dora L. Costa (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116181
eISBN:
9780226116198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116198.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The twentieth century saw significant increases in both life expectancy and retirement rates—changes that have had dramatic impacts on nearly every aspect of society and the economy. Forecasting ... More

Housing and Mortgage Markets in Historical Perspective

Housing and Mortgage Markets in Historical Perspective

Eugene N. White, Kenneth Snowden, and Price Fishback (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226073842
eISBN:
9780226093284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226093284.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The central role played by housing in the “Great Recession” of 2007 leads to this question: “What was different this time?” This book is designed to bring historical perspective to the answers to ... More

Human Capital in HistoryThe American Record

Human Capital in History: The American Record

Leah Platt Boustan, Carola Frydman, and Robert A. Margo (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226163895
eISBN:
9780226163925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226163925.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This volume honors the contributions Claudia Goldin has made to scholarship and teaching in economic history and labor economics. The chapters address some closely integrated issues: the role of ... More

Humanism Challenges Materialism in Economics and Economic History

Humanism Challenges Materialism in Economics and Economic History

Roderick Floud, Santhi Hejeebu, and David Mitch (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226429588
eISBN:
9780226429618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429618.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The essays in this volume argue that an exploration of economic outcomes must include an examination of the values, beliefs, and norms that enabled them. They emphasize humanistic perspectives of ... More

Law and the Economy in Colonial India

Law and the Economy in Colonial India

Tirthankar Roy and Anand V. Swamy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387642
eISBN:
9780226387789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387789.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

At independence from British colonial rule (1947), India inherited from the Raj a complex legal system, including elaborate laws about private property and commercial contracts. Opinions differ on ... More

The Natural Origins of Economics

The Natural Origins of Economics

Margaret Schabas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226735696
eISBN:
9780226735719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226735719.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

References to the economy are ubiquitous in modern life, and virtually every facet of human activity has capitulated to market mechanisms. In the early modern period, however, there was no common ... More

Organizations, Civil Society, and the Roots of Development

Organizations, Civil Society, and the Roots of Development

Naomi R. Lamoreaux and John Joseph Wallis (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226426365
eISBN:
9780226426532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426532.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Modern developed societies are rich and secure in large measure because citizens possess the civil right to form organizations and have access for this purpose to a set of legal tools that the ... More

The Public Good and the Brazilian StateMunicipal Finance and Public Services in São Paulo, 1822-1930

The Public Good and the Brazilian State: Municipal Finance and Public Services in São Paulo, 1822-1930

Anne G. Hanley

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226535074
eISBN:
9780226535104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226535104.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book studies municipal finance in Brazil’s first century of independence, 1822-1930, to investigate how the fiscal structure of the Brazilian state affected public investment in social overhead ... More

The Rise of the Public AuthorityStatebuilding and Economic Development in Twentieth-Century America

The Rise of the Public Authority: Statebuilding and Economic Development in Twentieth-Century America

Gail Radford

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226037691
eISBN:
9780226037868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037868.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In the late nineteenth century, public officials throughout the United States began to experiment with new methods of managing their local economies and meeting the infrastructure needs of a newly ... More

Selling PowerEconomics, Policy, and Electric Utilities Before 1940

Selling Power: Economics, Policy, and Electric Utilities Before 1940

John L. Neufeld

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399638
eISBN:
9780226399775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226399775.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Industrial policy frequently seeks to alter an industry’s structure to better align the incentives faced by individual decision makers with the needs and desires of the industry’s consumers. For most ... More

Shared Capitalism at WorkEmployee Ownership, Profit and Gain Sharing, and Broad-Based Stock Options

Shared Capitalism at Work: Employee Ownership, Profit and Gain Sharing, and Broad-Based Stock Options

Douglas L. Kruse, Richard B. Freeman, and Joseph R. Blasi (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226056951
eISBN:
9780226056968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226056968.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The historical relationship between capital and labor has evolved in the past few decades. One particularly noteworthy development is the rise of shared capitalism, a system in which workers have ... More

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