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Bankrupt in AmericaA History of Debtors, Their Creditors, and the Law in the Twentieth Century

Bankrupt in America: A History of Debtors, Their Creditors, and the Law in the Twentieth Century

Mary Eschelbach Hansen and Bradley A. Hansen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226679563
eISBN:
9780226679730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226679730.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Though the U.S. Constitution granted it the power to create a bankruptcy law, Congress did not pass the first permanent bankruptcy law until 1898. Bankruptcies rose from about one per 10,000 people ... More

Capital in the Nineteenth Century

Capital in the Nineteenth Century

Robert E. Gallman and Paul W. Rhode

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226633114
eISBN:
9780226633251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226633251.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

A nation’s capital stock is widely recognized as a crucial determinant of the productivity of its workers and the standard of living of its citizens. Tracking the evolution of capital is therefore a ... More

Productivity in Higher Education

Productivity in Higher Education

Caroline M. Hoxby and Kevin Stange (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226574585
eISBN:
9780226574615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574615.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book advances the frontier of knowledge about productivity in U.S. higher education. This sector directly accounts for 3% of the economy and indirectly affects it in nearly every aspect of ... More

The Roles of Immigrants and Foreign Students in US Science, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

The Roles of Immigrants and Foreign Students in US Science, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Ina Ganguli, Shulamit Kahn, and Megan MacGarvie (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226695624
eISBN:
9780226695761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226695761.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Immigrants and international students play an important role in the STEM workforce and in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in the US. The chapters herein use rigorous empirical analysis and ... More

Social Security Programs and Retirement around the WorldWorking Longer

Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Working Longer

Courtney C. Coile, Kevin Milligan, and David A. Wise (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226619293
eISBN:
9780226619323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226619323.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The International Social Security (ISS) project began in the mid-1990s, against a backdrop of decades of decline in older men’s work and the growth of public pension programs in many developed ... More

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