Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America's Economic History

Edward L. Glaeser and Claudia Goldin, editors

Conference held July 30-31, 2004
Published in March 2006 by University of Chicago Press
© 2006 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

NBER Program(s):DAE, POL

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ISBN: 0-226-29957-0

Table of Contents

Front matter, Corruption and Reform. Lessons from America's Economic History: Edward L. Glaeser, Claudia Goldin (p. -10 - 0) (bibliographic info) (download)
I Corruption and Reform. Definitions and Historical Trends: (p. 1 - 2) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Corruption and Reform: Introduction: Edward L. Glaeser, Claudia Goldin (p. 2 - 22) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
2. The Concept of Systematic Corruption in American History: John Joseph Wallis (p. 23 - 62) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. Limiting the Reach of the Grabbing Hand. Graft and Growth in American Cities, 1880 to 1930: Rebecca Menes (p. 63 - 94) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. Digging the Dirt at Public Expense: Digging the Dirt at Public Expense Erie Canal and Other Public Works: Stanley L. Engerman, Kenneth L. Sokoloff (p. 95 - 122) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
II Consequences of Corruption: (p. 123 - 124) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. Corporate Governance and the Plight of Minority Shareholders in the United States before the Great Depression: Naomi R. Lamoreaux, Jean-Laurent Rosenthal (p. 125 - 152) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
6. Water, Water Everywhere. Municipal Finance and Water Supply in American Cities: David M. Cutler, Grant Miller (p. 153 - 184) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
III The Road to Reform: (p. 185 - 186) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. The Rise of the Fourth Estate. How Newspapers Became Informative and Why It Mattered: Matthew Gentzkow, Edward L. Glaeser, Claudia Goldin (p. 187 - 230) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
8. Bank Chartering and Political Corruption in Antebellum New York. Free Banking as Reform: Howard Bodenhorn (p. 231 - 258) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Regime Change and Corruption. A History of Public Utility Regulation: Werner Troesken (p. 259 - 282) (bibliographic info) (download)
IV Reform and Regulation: (p. 283 - 284) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. The Irony of Reform. Did Large Employers Subvert Workplace Safety Reform, 1869 to 1930?: Price V. Fishback (p. 285 - 318) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
11. The Determinants of Progressive Era Reform. The Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906: Marc Law, Gary D. Libecap (p. 319 - 342) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
12. Politics, Relief, and Reform. Roosevelt's Efforts to Control Corruption and Political Manipulation during the New Deal: John J. Wallis, Price V. Fishback, Shawn E. Kantor (p. 343 - 372) (bibliographic info) (download)
Contributors: (p. 373 - 374) (bibliographic info) (download)
Author Index: (p. 375 - 380) (bibliographic info) (download)
Subject Index: (p. 381 - 386) (bibliographic info) (download)
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