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

Dora L. Costa and Naomi R. Lamoreaux, editors

Conference held November 7-8, 2008
Published in August 2011 by University of Chicago Press
© 2011 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

NBER Program(s):DAE, POL, , PR

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390 pages
ISBN: 0-226-11634-4

Table of Contents

Front matter, table of contents: Dora L. Costa, Naomi R. Lamoreaux (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: Dora L. Costa, Naomi R. Lamoreaux (p. 1 - 12) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Once Upon a Time in the Americas: Land and Immigration Policies in the New World: Stanley L. Engerman, Kenneth L. Sokoloff (p. 13 - 48) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. The Myth of the Frontier: Camilo GarcĂ­a-Jimeno, James A. Robinson (p. 49 - 88) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
3. Differential Paths of Financial Development: Evidence from New World Economies: Stephen Haber (p. 89 - 120) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. Political Centralization and Urban Primacy: Evidence from National and Provincial Capitals in the Americas: Sebastian Galiani, Sukkoo Kim (p. 121 - 153) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. History, Geography, and the Markets for Mortgage Loans in Nineteenth-Century France: Philip T. Hoffman, Gilles Postel-Vinay, Jean-Laurent Rosenthal (p. 155 - 176) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. Two Roads to the Transportation Revolution: Early Corporations in the United Kingdom and the United States: Dan Bogart, John Majewski (p. 177 - 204) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. Premium Inventions: Patents and Prizes as Incentive Mechanisms in Britain and the United States, 1750-1930: B. Zorina Khan (p. 205 - 234) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. The Reorganization of Inventive Activity in the United States during the Early Twentieth Century: Naomi R. Lamoreaux, Kenneth L. Sokoloff, Dhanoos Sutthiphisal (p. 235 - 274) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
9. Mass Secondary Schooling and the State: The Role of State Compulsion in the High School Movement: Claudia Goldin, Lawrence F. Katz (p. 275 - 310) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. The Impact of the Asian Miracle on the Theory of Economic Growth: Robert W. Fogel (p. 311 - 354) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
11. Ken Sokoloff and the Economic History of Technology: An Appreciation: Joel Mokyr (p. 355 - 361) (bibliographic info) (download)
12. Kenneth Sokoloff on Inequality in the Americas: Peter H. Lindert (p. 363 - 372) (bibliographic info) (download)
13. Remembering Ken, Our Beloved Friend: Manuel Trajtenberg (p. 373 - 374) (bibliographic info) (download)
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