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Inequality and Institutions in Twentieth-Century America

Frank Levy and Peter Temin

in Economic Evolution and Revolution in Historical Time

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771856
eISBN:
9780804777629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771856.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter analyzes why inequality has increased in the United States since 1980. It discusses earnings levels and inequality, in which skill-biased technical change, globalization, and related ... More


Liberal Advocacy and Neoliberal Rule: On McCloskey’s Ambivalence

Stephen G. Engelmann

in Humanism Challenges Materialism in Economics and Economic History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226429588
eISBN:
9780226429618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429618.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In the twentieth century and beyond, market libertarians have consistently identified themselves with classical liberalism while contributing to the formation and justification of neoliberalism. They ... More


The Principate, 31 b.c.e.–192 c.e.

Keith Roberts

in The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153270
eISBN:
9780231526852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153270.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on the early empire under Augustus and his successors, a two-century period known as the Principate. Two developments during the Principate altered the history of business. ... More


The Female Labor Force and Long-Run Development: The American Experience in Comparative Perspective

Leah Platt Boustan, Carola Frydman, and Robert A. Margo

in Human Capital in History: The American Record

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226163895
eISBN:
9780226163925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226163925.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter provides additional evidence on the U-shaped relationship between the process of economic development and women’s labor force participation. The experience of the United States is ... More


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