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Death’s Taken a Mighty Toll for Coal, Coal, Coal

Price V. Fishback

in Soft Coal, Hard Choices: The Economic Welfare of Bituminous Coal Miners, 1890-1930

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067255
eISBN:
9780199855025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067255.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Coal mining was one of the more dangerous occupations in the early 1900s. Workers were mobile enough that they reduced their labor supply to states where the mines were more dangerous. The United ... More


The Concept of Connectedness

Hal S. Scott

in Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034371
eISBN:
9780262332156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034371.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses the first of the three components of systemic risk: connectedness. Asset connectedness is the concern that the failure of one financial institution will provoke a chain ... More


Revisiting American Exceptionalism: Democracy and the Regulation of Corporate Governance: The Case of Nineteenth-Century Pennsylvania in Comparative Context

Naomi R. Lamoreaux

in Enterprising America: Businesses, Banks, and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226261621
eISBN:
9780226261768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261768.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The legal rules governing businesses’ organizational choices have varied across nations along two main dimensions: the number of different forms that businesses can adopt; and the extent to which ... More


Very Sad for Us

Hugh Thomas

in Eduardo Barreiros and the Recovery of Spain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121094
eISBN:
9780300142464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121094.003.0029
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes the financial crisis faced by Barreiros Diesel. In the summer of 1966, Eduardo and Carranza went to London in order to call on the famous and powerful investment bankers S. G. ... More


Liability Insurance and Guarantees

Hal S. Scott

in Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034371
eISBN:
9780262332156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034371.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The Dodd–Frank Act not only cut back on the Fed's ability to serve as lender of last resort, it also cut back on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's (FDIC) ability to expand deposit insurance ... More


Liability Connectedness: Money Market Funds and Tri-Party Repo Market

Hal S. Scott

in Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034371
eISBN:
9780262332156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034371.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Modern financial markets are a highly complex system of financial institutions with a high degree of interdependence and interconnections. Financial institutions are not only connected through ... More


Economic Theory and the Evolution of Water Law

Mark Kanazawa

in Golden Rules: The Origins of California Water Law in the Gold Rush

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226258676
eISBN:
9780226258706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226258706.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 2 lays out the theoretical framework for understanding the economic approach to property rights and the determinants of changes in property rights over time. The discussion here begins by ... More


Water Quality and the Law of Nuisance

Mark Kanazawa

in Golden Rules: The Origins of California Water Law in the Gold Rush

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226258676
eISBN:
9780226258706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226258706.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 8 examines an important feature of appropriative law: its treatment of third-party impacts and the degradation of water quality commonly associated with placer mining. Water quality impacts ... More


Lending to Lemons: Landschaft Credit in Eighteenth-Century Prussia

Kirsten Wandschneider

in Housing and Mortgage Markets in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226073842
eISBN:
9780226093284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226093284.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes the emergence of cooperative mortgage credit associations, called ‘Landschaften’ in 18th century Prussia, and thereby tells the history of mortgage-covered bonds. Landschaften ... More


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