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Introduction

Oscar Gelderblom

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142883
eISBN:
9781400848591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142883.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book explores the impact of urban competition on the institutional foundations of international trade in the Low Countries during the period 1250–1650, with particular emphasis on local and ... More


What Did Miners Gain from Strikes?

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/9780195067255.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Bituminous coal mining was notorious for prolonged labor strikes and for the violence that marred some strikes. This chapter compares the strike activity in bituminous coal mining and other ... More


The Miners’ Choices: Voice or Exit

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/9780195067255.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Coal miners had two means of improving their conditions: voice and exit. They could band either together in labor unions and raise their collective voices, using strikes to focus attention on their ... More


Adam Smith’s Theory of Violence and the Political Economics of Development

Barry R. Weingast

in Organizations, Civil Society, and the Roots of Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226426365
eISBN:
9780226426532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426532.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

What accounts for the differences in the “wealth of nations”; that is, the differing levels of opulence across countries? Adam Smith's argument is as relevant today as it was in his time. On the ... More


Opening Access, Ending the Violence Trap: Labor, Business, Government, and the National Labor Relations Act

Margaret Levi, Tania Melo, Barry R. Weingast, and Frances Zlotnick

in Organizations, Civil Society, and the Roots of Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226426365
eISBN:
9780226426532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426532.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Open access to labor organizations lagged nearly a century behind open access to business organizations, arising as part of the New Deal in the mid-1930s. During this century, firms and governments ... More


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