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The Enduring Impact of the American Dust Bowl: Short and Long-Run Adjustments to Environmental Catastrophe
The 1930's American Dust Bowl was an environmental catastrophe that greatly eroded sections of the Plains. Analyzing new data collected to identify low-, medium-, and high-erosion counties, the
Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government
Few topics are as timely as the growth of government. To understand why government has grown, Robert Higgs asserts, one must understand how it has grown. This book offers a coherent, multi-causal
The Gold Standard and the Great Depression
The Depression of the 1930s remains the ultimate testing ground for theories of macroeconomic fluctuation, while the operation of the gold standard is the ultimate measuring rod for alternative
The Golden Age of European growth reconsidered
I reconsider the growth of Western Europe during the Golden Age of European Economic Growth after the Second World War. The preceding thirty years of conflict and depression impeded the normal path
A Market Economy in the Early Roman Empire*
  • P. Temin
  • History, Economics
    Journal of Roman Studies
  • 1 February 2001
The economy of the early Roman Empire has been an object of study for at least the last century. The discussion has been marked by continuing debate, known sometimes as the primitivist/modern debate
The Jacksonian Economy.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Richard Hofstadter, and other have maintained that Andrew Jackson set off a chain reaction when he vetoed the recharter of the Second Bank of the United States in 1832. This
Two Views of the British Industrial Revolution
  • P. Temin
  • Economics, History
  • 1 October 1995
There are two views of the British Industrial Revolution in the literature today. The more traditional description, represented by the views of Ashton and Landes, sees the Industrial Revolution as a
The European Economy Between The Wars
The European Economy Between the Wars provides a full and up-to-date economic history of Europe in the inter-war period. The authors place the Great Depression of 1929-33 and the associated financial
Scale and Scope: The Dynamics of Industrial Capitalism
PART I Introduction: Scale and Scope 1. The Modem Industrial Enterprise 2. Scale, Scope, and Organizational Capabilities The New Institution Historical Attributes Economies of Scale and Scope in
The World Economy Between The World Wars
The European Economy between the Wars, (OUP, 1997) has become the definitive economic history of Europe in the inter-war period. Placing the Great Depression of 1929-33 and the associated financial