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Institutional change and American economic growth

Published by University Press in Cambridge [Eng.] .
Written in English.

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First Sentence

Historians have traditionally displayed an interest in the institutions within which human action occurs, and much of their work has involved an examination of the interaction between people and these institutions.

Table of Contents

Preface Preface vii
Part One The Theory Developed 1
1 A theory of institutional change: concepts and causes 3
2 The government, coercion, and the redistribution of income 26
3 A theory of institutional innovations: description, analogy, specification 39
4 Changes in the institutional environment: exogenous shifts and arrangemental innovation 64
Part Two The Theory Applied 81
5 Land policy and American agriculture 83
6 Organization and reorganization in the financial markets: savings and investment in the American economy, 1820-1950 105
7 Transportation developments and economic growth 135
8 Economies of scale, unsuccessful cartelization , and external costs: some sidelights on the growth of manufacturing in the United States 167
9 Institutional change in the service industries 191
10 The labor force: organization and education 211
Part Three Conclusions 247
11 The changing public-private mix 249
12 History and analysis of arrangemental change: a look to the past with an eye to the future 262
Index Index 273

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.


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HC103 .D36

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viii, 282 p.
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