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Cities of CommerceThe Institutional Foundations of International Trade in the Low Countries, 1250-1650

Cities of Commerce: The Institutional Foundations of International Trade in the Low Countries, 1250-1650

Oscar Gelderblom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142883
eISBN:
9781400848591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142883.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book develops a model of institutional change in European commerce based on urban competition. Cities continuously competed with each other by adapting commercial, legal, and fin ancial ... More

Competition in the Promised LandBlack Migrants in Northern Cities and Labor Markets

Competition in the Promised Land: Black Migrants in Northern Cities and Labor Markets

Leah Platt Boustan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691150871
eISBN:
9781400882977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150871.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

From 1940 to 1970, nearly four million black migrants left the American rural South to settle in the industrial cities of the North and West. This book provides a comprehensive account of the ... More

Competition Policy and Price Fixing

Competition Policy and Price Fixing

Louis Kaplow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158624
eISBN:
9781400846078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158624.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Throughout the world, the rule against price fixing is competition law's most important and least controversial prohibition. Yet there is far less consensus than meets the eye on what constitutes ... More

Creating WineThe Emergence of a World Industry, 1840-1914

Creating Wine: The Emergence of a World Industry, 1840-1914

James Simpson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136035
eISBN:
9781400838882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136035.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Today's wine industry is characterized by regional differences not only in the wines themselves but also in the business models by which these wines are produced, marketed, and distributed. In Old ... More

Distant TyrannyMarkets, Power, and Backwardness in Spain, 1650-1800

Distant Tyranny: Markets, Power, and Backwardness in Spain, 1650-1800

Regina Grafe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144849
eISBN:
9781400840533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144849.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Spain's development from a premodern society into a modern unified nation-state with an integrated economy was painfully slow and varied widely by region. Economic historians have long argued that ... More

The Evolution of a NationHow Geography and Law Shaped the American States

The Evolution of a Nation: How Geography and Law Shaped the American States

Daniel Berkowitz and Karen B. Clay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136042
eISBN:
9781400840540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136042.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Although political and legal institutions are essential to any nation's economic development, the forces that have shaped these institutions are poorly understood. Drawing on rich evidence about the ... More

Lending to the Borrower from HellDebt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II

Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II

Mauricio Drelichman and Hans-Joachim Voth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151496
eISBN:
9781400848430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151496.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Why do lenders time and again loan money to sovereign borrowers who promptly go bankrupt? When can this type of lending work? As the United States and many European nations struggle with mountains of ... More

Peddling ProtectionismSmoot-Hawley and the Great Depression

Peddling Protectionism: Smoot-Hawley and the Great Depression

Douglas A. Irwin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150321
eISBN:
9781400838394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150321.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The Smoot–Hawley tariff of 1930, which raised U.S. duties on hundreds of imported goods to record levels, is America's most infamous trade law. It is often associated with—and sometimes blamed ... More

The Poverty of ClioResurrecting Economic History

The Poverty of Clio: Resurrecting Economic History

Francesco Boldizzoni

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144009
eISBN:
9781400838851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144009.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book challenges the hold that cliometrics—an approach to economic history that employs the analytical tools of economists—has exerted on the study of our economic past. This book calls for the ... More

Power to the PeopleEnergy in Europe over the Last Five Centuries

Power to the People: Energy in Europe over the Last Five Centuries

Astrid Kander, Paolo Malanima, and Paul Warde

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143620
eISBN:
9781400848881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143620.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book examines the varied but interconnected relationships between energy consumption and economic development in Europe over the last five centuries. It describes how the traditional energy ... More

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