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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Economic History: Transport, Trade, Energy, Technology, and Other Services


2014
w20326 Roberto Bonfatti
Kevin Hjortshøj O'Rourke

Growth, Import Dependence and War

w20247 Mario J. Crucini
Gregor W. Smith

Geographic Barriers to Commodity Price Integration: Evidence from US Cities and Swedish Towns, 1732–1860

w20198 Jeremy Atack
Matthew S. Jaremski
Peter L. Rousseau

American Banking and the Transportation Revolution Before the Civil War

w20032 Jeremy Atack
Matthew S. Jaremski
Peter L. Rousseau

Did Railroads Make Antebellum U.S. Banks More Sound?

w20023 Ran Abramitzky
Isabelle Sin

Book Translations as Idea Flows: The Effects of the Collapse of Communism on the Diffusion of Knowledge

w19926 Gregory Clark
Kevin Hjortshøj O'Rourke
Alan M. Taylor

The Growing Dependence of Britain on Trade during the Industrial Revolution


2013
w19673 Isaías N. Chaves
Stanley L. Engerman
James A. Robinson

Reinventing the Wheel: The Economic Benefits of Wheeled Transportation in Early British Colonial West Africa

w19213 Dave Donaldson
Richard Hornbeck

Railroads and American Economic Growth: A “Market Access” Approach

w18874 David S. Jacks
From Boom to Bust: A Typology of Real Commodity Prices in the Long Run


2012
w18221 Agustín S. Bénétrix
Kevin H. O'Rourke
Jeffrey G. Williamson

The Spread of Manufacturing to the Poor Periphery 1870-­2007

w17764 Sebastian Edwards
Is Tanzania a Success Story? A Long Term Analysis


2011
w17242 David S. Jacks
Defying Gravity: The 1932 Imperial Economic Conference and the Reorientation of Canadian Trade

w17215 Joshua L. Rosenbloom
Thomas J. Weiss

Economic Growth in the Mid Atlantic Region: Conjectural Estimates for 1720 to 1800

w16993 Ralf Meisenzahl
Joel Mokyr

The Rate and Direction of Invention in the British Industrial Revolution: Incentives and Institutions

w16809 Jeffrey G. Williamson
Industrial Catching Up in the Poor Periphery 1870-1975


2010
w16487 Dave Donaldson
Railroads of the Raj: Estimating the Impact of Transportation Infrastructure

w16344 Jeffrey G. Williamson
When, Where, and Why? Early Industrialization in the Poor Periphery 1870-1940

w16269 Richard S. Grossman
Christopher M. Meissner

International Aspects of the Great Depression and the Crisis of 2007: Similarities, Differences, and Lessons

w16236 David S. Jacks
Foreign Wars, Domestic Markets: England, 1793-1815

w16034 Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan
Alex Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy

Does Trade Cause Capital to Flow? Evidence from Historical Rainfalls

w15981 Daniel Berger
William Easterly
Nathan Nunn
Shanker Satyanath

Commercial Imperialism? Political Influence and Trade During the Cold War

w15697 Daniel Bogart
Gary Richardson

Property Rights and Parliament in Industrializing Britain

w15679 Kris James Mitchener
Se Yan

Globalization, Trade & Wages: What Does History tell us about China?

w15676 Ashish Arora
Alfonso Gambardella

Implications for Energy Innovation from the chemical industry


2009
w15520 Jeremy Atack
Robert A. Margo

Agricultural Improvements and Access to Rail Transportation: The American Midwest as a Test Case, 1850-1860

w15475 Alan M. Taylor
The Global 1970s and the Echo of the Great Depression

w15374 Michael Huberman
Christopher M. Meissner

Riding the Wave of Trade: Explaining the Rise of Labor Regulation in the Golden Age of Globalization

w15267 David S. Jacks
Christopher M. Meissner
Dennis Novy

Trade Booms, Trade Busts, and Trade Costs

w15250 David S. Jacks
On the Death of Distance and Borders: Evidence from the Nineteenth Century

w15195 Kris James Mitchener
Masato Shizume
Marc D. Weidenmier

Why did Countries Adopt the Gold Standard? Lessons from Japan

w15144 Douglas A. Irwin
Revenue or Reciprocity? Founding Feuds over Early U.S. Trade Policy

w15142 Barry Eichengreen
Douglas A. Irwin

The Slide to Protectionism in the Great Depression: Who Succumbed and Why?

w15061 Ryan L. Lampe
Petra Moser

Do Patent Pools Encourage Innovation? Evidence from the 19th-Century Sewing Machine Industry

w14767 William Hynes
David S. Jacks
Kevin H. O'Rourke

Commodity Market Disintegration in the Interwar Period

w14763 Sevket Pamuk
Jeffrey G. Williamson

Ottoman De-Industrialization 1800-1913: Assessing the Shock, Its Impact and the Response

w14748 David S. Jacks
Kevin H. O'Rourke
Jeffrey G. Williamson

Commodity Price Volatility and World Market Integration since 1700

w14640 Jeremy Atack
Fred Bateman
Michael Haines
Robert A. Margo

Did Railroads Induce or Follow Economic Growth? Urbanization and Population Growth in the American Midwest, 1850-60


2008
w14560 Robert J. Gordon
Did Economics Cause World War II?

w14493 Sibylle H. Lehmann
Kevin H. O'Rourke

The Structure of Protection and Growth in the Late 19th Century

w14410 Jeremy Atack
Michael R. Haines
Robert A. Margo

Railroads and the Rise of the Factory: Evidence for the United States, 1850-70

w14334 Peter Mancall
Joshua Rosenbloom
Thomas J. Weiss

Commodity Exports, Invisible Exports and Terms of Trade for the Middle Colonies, 1720 to 1775

w14264 Antoni Estevadeordal
Alan M. Taylor

Is the Washington Consensus Dead? Growth, Openness, and the Great Liberalization, 1970s-2000s

w14139 David S. Jacks
Krishna Pendakur

Global Trade and the Maritime Transport Revolution

w14077 Gregory Clark
Kevin H. O'Rourke
Alan M. Taylor

Made in America? The New World, the Old, and the Industrial Revolution

w14004 Gary Richardson
Michael McBride

Religion, Longevity, and Cooperation: The Case of the Craft Guild.

w13990 Aurora Gómez Galvarriato
Jeffrey G. Williamson

Was It Prices, Productivity or Policy? The Timing and Pace of Latin American Industrialization after 1870

w13977 Brandon Dupont
Alka Gandhi
Thomas J. Weiss

The American Invasion of Europe: The Long Term Rise in Overseas Travel, 1820-2000

w13841 Jeffrey G. Williamson
Globalization and the Great Divergence: Terms of Trade Booms and Volatility in the Poor Periphery 1782-1913

w13836 Farley Grubb
Testing for the Economic Impact of the U.S. Constitution: Purchasing Power Parity across the Colonies versus across the States, 1748-1811


2007
w13450 Douglas A. Irwin
Trade Restrictiveness and Deadweight Losses from U.S. Tariffs, 1859-1961

w13055 Joan R. Rosés
Kevin H. O'Rourke
Jeffrey G. Williamson

Globalization, Growth and Distribution in Spain 1500-1913


2006
w12657 Diego Comin
William Easterly
Erick Gong

Was the Wealth of Nations Determined in 1000 B.C.?

w12602 David S. Jacks
Christopher M. Meissner
Dennis Novy

Trade Costs in the First Wave of Globalization

w12543 Alan M. Taylor
Janine L. F. Wilson

International Trade and Finance under the Two Hegemons: Complementaries in the United Kingdom 1870-1913 and the United States 1920-30

w12381 Michael R. Haines
Robert A. Margo

Railroads and Local Economic Development: The United States in the 1850s

w12316 Rafael Dobado González
Aurora Gómez Galvarriato
Jeffrey G. Williamson

Globalization, De-Industrialization and Mexican Exceptionalism 1750-1879

w12250 Kevin H. O'Rourke
Alan M. Taylor

Democracy and Protectionism

w12162 Douglas A. Irwin
Tariff Incidence in America's Gilded Age

w12161 Douglas A. Irwin
Antebellum Tariff Politics: Coalition Formation and Shifting Regional Interests

w12160 Douglas A. Irwin
The Impact of Federation on Australia's Trade Flows

w12045 Peter C. Mancall
Joshua Rosenbloom
Thomas Weiss

Exports and Slow Economic Growth in the Lower South Region, 1720-1800


2005
w11884 Kevin H. O'Rourke
Jeffrey G. Williamson

Did Vasco da Gama Matter for European Markets? Testing Frederick Lane's Hypotheses Fifty Years Later

w11730 David Clingingsmith
Jeffrey G. Williamson

Mughal Decline, Climate Change, and Britain's Industrial Ascent: An Integrated Perspective on India's 18th and 19th Century Deindustrialization

w11565 Reuven Glick
Alan M. Taylor

Collateral Damage: Trade Disruption and the Economic Impact of War

w11397 John Joseph Wallis
Barry R. Weingast

Equilibrium Impotence: Why the States and Not the American National Government Financed Economic Development in the Antebellum Era

w11344 Kevin H. O'Rourke
The Worldwide Economic Impact of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars


2004
w10966 B. Zorina Khan
Kenneth L. Sokoloff

Institutions and Technological Innovation During the Early Economic Growth: Evidence from the Great Inventors of the United States, 1790-1930

w10778 Carol H. Shiue
Wolfgang Keller

Markets in China and Europe on the Eve of the Industrial Revolution

w10586 David Clingingsmith
Jeffrey G. Williamson

India's De-Industrialization Under British Rule: New Ideas, New Evidence


2003
w10069 Wolfgang Keller
Carol H. Shiue

The Origins of Spatial Interaction

w9944 Douglas A. Irwin
Joseph H. Davis

Trade Disruptions and America's Early Industrialization

w9943 Douglas A. Irwin
The Aftermath of Hamilton's "Report on Manufactures"

w9687 Jeffrey G. Williamson
Luis Bertola

Globalization in Latin America Before 1940

w9656 Jeffrey G. Williamson
Was It Stolper-Samuelson, Infant Industry or Something Else? World Trade Tariffs 1789-1938

w9616 Doulgas A. Irwin
New Estimates of the Average Tariff of the United States, 1790-1820

w9531 Saif I. Shah Mohammed
Jeffrey G. Williamson

Freight Rates and Productivity Gains in British Tramp Shipping 1869-1950


2002
w9401 Michael A. Clemens
Jeffrey G. Williamson

Closed Jaguar, Open Dragon: Comparing Tariffs in Latin America and Asia before World War II

w9181 Michael A. Clemens
Jeffrey G. Williamson

Why Did the Tariff-Growth Correlation Reverse After 1950?

w9167 Melissa A. Thomasson
Did Blue Cross and Blue Shield Suffer from Adverse Selection? Evidence from the 1950s

w8999 John H. Coatsworth
Jeffrey G. Williamson

The Roots of Latin American Protectionism: Looking Before the Great Depression

w8857 Sukkoo Kim
The Reconstruction of the American Urban Landscape in the Twentieth Century

w8842 Antoni Estevadeordal
Alan M. Taylor

Testing Trade Theory in Ohlin's Time

w8751 Douglas A. Irwin
Did Import Substitution Promote Growth in the Late Nineteenth Century?

w8739 Douglas A. Irwin
Interpreting the Tariff-Growth Correlation of the Late Nineteenth Century


2001
w8692 Douglas A. Irwin
The Welfare Cost of Autarky: Evidence from the Jeffersonian Trade Embargo, 1807-1809

w8596 Gregory Clark
Robert Feenstra

Technology in the Great Divergence

w8579 Ronald Findlay
Kevin H. O'Rourke

Commodity Market Integration, 1500-2000

w8459 Michael A. Clemens
Jeffrey G. Williamson

A Tariff-Growth Paradox? Protection's Impact the World Around 1875-1997

w8339 Kevin H. O'Rourke
Globalization and Inequality: Historical Trends

w8186 Kevin H. O'Rourke
Jeffrey G. Williamson

After Columbus: Explaining the Global Trade Boom 1500-1800


2000
w7825 Douglas A. Irwin
Peter Temin

The Antebellum Tariff on Cotton Textiles Revisited

w7640 Douglas A. Irwin
Could the U.S. Iron Industry Have Survived Free Trade After the Civil War?

w7638 Douglas A. Irwin
How Did the United States Become a Net Exporter of Manufactured Goods?

w7632 Kevin H. O'Rourke
Jeffrey G. Williamson

When Did Globalization Begin?


1999
w7411 Kevin H. O'Rourke
Jeffrey G. Williamson

The Heckscher-Ohlin Model Between 1400 and 2000: When It Explained Factor Price Convergence, When It Did Not, and Why

w7120 Sukkoo Kim
Urban Development in the United States, 1690-1990


1998
w6835 Dougas A. Irwin
Did Late Nineteenth Century U.S. Tariffs Promote Infant Industries? Evidence from the Tinplate Industry


1997
w6239 Douglas A. Irwin
Higher Tariffs, Lower Revenues? Analyzing the Fiscal Aspects of the "Great Tariff Debate of 1888"

w5895 Douglas A. Irwin
From Smoot-Hawley to Reciprocal Trade Agreements: Changing the Course of U.S. Trade Policy in the 1930s


1996
w5665 Douglas A. Irwin
Changes in U.S. Tariffs: Prices or Policies?

w5509 Douglas A. Irwin
The Smoot-Hawley Tariff: A Quantitative Assessment


1992
h0037 Kevin O'Rourke
Jeffrey G. Williamson

Were Heckscher and Ohlin Right? Putting the Factor-Price-Equalization Theorem Back into History


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