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  • Strategic Factors in Nineteenth Century American Economic Historyby Claudia Goldin; Hugh Rockoff

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    Offering new research on strategic factors in the development of the nineteenth century American economy—labor, capital, and political structure—the contributors to this volume employ a methodology innovated by Robert W. Fogel, one of the leading pioneers of the "new economic history." Fogel's work is distinguished by the application of economic theory... more...

  • Corruption and Reformby Edward L. Glaeser; Claudia Goldin

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 39.00

    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 today’s most corrupt developing nations, as municipal governments and robber barons alike found new ways to steal from taxpayers and swindle investors. In ... more...

  • The Regulated Economyby Claudia Goldin; Gary D. Libecap

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    How has the United States government grown? What political and economic factors have given rise to its regulation of the economy? These eight case studies explore the late-nineteenth- and early twentieth-century origins of government intervention in the United States economy, focusing on the political influence of special interest groups in the development... more...

  • The Defining Momentby Michael D. Bordo; Claudia Goldin; Eugene N. White

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    In contemporary American political discourse, issues related to the scope, authority, and the cost of the federal government are perennially at the center of discussion. Any historical analysis of this topic points directly to the Great Depression, the "moment" to which most historians and economists connect the origins of the fiscal, monetary, and... more...

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