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Wednesday, May 19

  1. page References edited References: Walther Rathenau (1921), The New Society

    References:
    Walther Rathenau (1921), The New Society

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Monday, March 1

  1. page divergences edited The economic history of the world both in the post-WWII period 1945-1990 and, in broader perspec…

    The economic history of the world both in the post-WWII period 1945-1990 and, in broader perspective, over the past two centuries has been one in which the world has shrunken enormously in distance along every conceivable measurement, and yet in which income and productivity differences between societies have grown enormously. What, in your judgment, are the possible big-picture theories for explaining this phenomenon that are worth investigating?
    Readings:
    Evsey Domar (1970), "The Causes of Slavery or Serfdom: A Hypothesis," _Journal of Economic History_, pp. 18-32 <http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/movable_type/2003_archives/001447.html>
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    Lant Pritchett, "Divergence, Big Time," _Journal of Economic Perspectives_ (Summer 1997), pp. 3-17, <http://uclibs.org/PID/1011>
    Writing Assignment:
    To comeThe economic history of the world over the past two centuries has been one in which the world has shrunken enormously in distance along every conceivable measurement, and yet in which income and productivity differences between societies have grown enormously. What are the big-picture theories for explaining this phenomenon that you think are worth further investigation?
    Thoughts, Notes, and Questions: WebWeb Page:
    Web page link
    Additional and Optional Readings:
    "AN. Gregory Mankiw, David Romer, and David N. Weil (1992), "A Contribution to
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    of Economic Growth"Growth," Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 107, No. 2 <http://www.uac.pt/~amenezes/macroeconomiaII/macroeconomiaII_20062007/papers/mrw1992.pdf>
    Douglas Irwin (1998), "Did Late Nineteen Century U.S. Tariffs Promote Infant Industries? Evidence from the Tinplate Industry," NBER Working paper no. 6835 (December) <http://www.nber.org/papers/w6835>
    Angus Maddison (1983), "A Comparison of Levels of GDP Per Capita in Developed and Developing Countries, 1700-1980," _Journal of Economic History_ 43:1 (March), pp. 27-41 <http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022-0507%28198303%2943%3A1%3C27%3AACOLOG%3E2.0.CO%3B2-3>
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Monday, February 22

  1. page Globalizations edited ... Richard Baldwin and Philippe Martin (1999), “Two Waves of Globalization: Superficial Similarit…
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    Richard Baldwin and Philippe Martin (1999), “Two Waves of Globalization: Superficial Similarities, Fundamental Differences,” NBER Working Paper no.6904 (January) <http://www.nber.org/papers/w6904>
    Writing Assignment:
    To comeThe economies settled from northwestern Europe--the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand--were all resource rich. So why did they industrialize early? Why didn't they simply become gigantic Denmarks, shipping agricultural and other resource-based products to the European industral powers in return for manufactures?
    Thoughts, Notes, and Questions: Web Page:
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Sunday, February 14

  1. page industrial revolutions edited ... Susan Wolcott and Gregory Clark (1999). "Why Nation's Fail: Managerial Decisions and Perf…
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    Susan Wolcott and Gregory Clark (1999). "Why Nation's Fail: Managerial Decisions and Performance in Indian Cotton Textiles, 1890-1938." Journal of Economic History, June http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022-0507%28199906%2959%3A2%3C397%3AWNFMDA%3E2.0.CO%3B2-9
    Mark Elvin (1973), //The Pattern of the Chinese Past// (London: Methuen: 0413286304) Mark Elvin, chapter 9 from The Pattern of the Chinese Past Mark Elvin, start of chapter 10 from The Pattern of the Chinese Past
    Mark Elvin, The High-Level Equilibrium Trap
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  2. page industrial revolutions edited ... Alfred D. Chandler (1992), "Organizational Capabilities and the Economic History of the I…
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    Alfred D. Chandler (1992), "Organizational Capabilities and the Economic History of the Industrial Enterprise," Journal of Economic Perspectives 6 (Summer) http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0895-3309%28199222%296%3A3%3C79%3AOCATEH%3E2.0.CO%3B2-X
    Susan Wolcott and Gregory Clark (1999). "Why Nation's Fail: Managerial Decisions and Performance in Indian Cotton Textiles, 1890-1938." Journal of Economic History, June http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022-0507%28199906%2959%3A2%3C397%3AWNFMDA%3E2.0.CO%3B2-9
    Mark Elvin (1973), //The Pattern of the Chinese Past// (London: Methuen: 0413286304) Mark Elvin, chapter 9 from The Pattern of the Chinese Past Mark Elvin, start of chapter 10 from The Pattern of the Chinese Past
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Wednesday, February 10

  1. page Industrious Revolutions edited ... Re: Adam Smith: The literature of "political oeconomy". "The system of natural …
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    Re: Adam Smith: The literature of "political oeconomy". "The system of natural liberty" as a game-changing insight. How reliant is Book V on Book I?
    Additional and Optional Readings:
    Avner Greif (1989), "Reputation and Coalitions in Medieval Trade: Evidence on the Maghribi Traders," Journal of Economic History 49:4 (December), pp. 857-882 <http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022-0507%28198912%2949%3A4%3C857%3ARACIMT%3E2.0.CO%3B2-M>.
    Class Outline:
    Start with Avner Greif. Trade without law. Robber barons,
    William Marshal: The author of the Histoire tells a story about how William Marshal met a runaway monk and lady in the forest and took their money in order to prevent the monk from committing the sin of usury... <http://www.medievalgenealogy.org.uk/families/marshal/williammarshal.shtml>

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Wednesday, February 3

  1. page why study economic history? edited ... Additional and Optional Readings: Paul David (2003), "Historical Economics in the Long R…
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    Additional and Optional Readings:
    Paul David (2003), "Historical Economics in the Long Run: Some Implications of Path- Dependence," in G.D. Snooks, ed., *Historical Analysis in Economics* (London), pp. 29-40 <http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/2008_pdf/David_Historical.pdf>
    J. Bradford DeLong (2010), "Why Study Economic History?"
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