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From the Outbreak of War in July 1914 to the Genoa Conference, 1922

Volker R. Berghahn

in American Big Business in Britain and Germany: A Comparative History of Two "Special Relationships" in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161099
eISBN:
9781400850297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161099.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the state of American and European economies during the outbreak of World War I until the Genoa Conference was convened in 1922. It first considers the military–political ... More


Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Zoltan J. Acs

in Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-Being

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148625
eISBN:
9781400846818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148625.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines entrepreneurship and innovation as fundamental elements of American-style capitalism. It first provides a historical background on how America got to an era of cowboy capitalism ... More


The Global Perspective

Zoltan J. Acs

in Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-Being

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148625
eISBN:
9781400846818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148625.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines the American economy and American-style capitalism in the context of the global economy. It first provides an overview of American exceptionalism before revisiting who the ... More


Making Credit Modern: The Origins of the Debt Infrastructure in the 1920s

Louis Hyman

in Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140681
eISBN:
9781400838400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140681.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the modern credit system that took shape after World War I. Modern debt after World War I was defined through two new debt practices—installment credit and legalized personal ... More


The Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate: Theory and Evidence for Latin America

Michael Connolly and John Devereux

in Fundamental Determinants of Exchange Rates

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293064
eISBN:
9780191596940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293062.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, International

Our empirical results suggest that movements in the equilibrium real exchange rate NATREX for Latin American economies over the period 1960–85 can be explained in terms of growth, openness, and ... More


The Valley of the Sun

Andrew Needham

in Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139067
eISBN:
9781400852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139067.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the Valley of the Sun. “The Valley of the Sun” was not only an idealized place. It was also a political project, the result of two of the most powerful forces in the postwar ... More


Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink

Louis Hyman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140681
eISBN:
9781400838400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140681.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Before the twentieth century, personal debt resided on the fringes of the American economy, the province of small-time criminals and struggling merchants. By the end of the century, however, the most ... More


Global Macroeconomic Management

Lance Taylor

in Governing Globalization: Issues and Institutions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254033
eISBN:
9780191698187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254033.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The most important development in the global macroeconomic system over the past few decades has been the liberalisation of international capital markets that got underway in the 1970s. This sea of ... More


Turquoise and Turboprops

Andrew Needham

in Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139067
eISBN:
9781400852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139067.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how manufacturing passed agriculture as the Phoenix's largest economic sector. By 1960, manufacturing employed thirty thousand people and generated income of $435 million in ... More


Where to from Here?

Josh Bivens and Lawrence Mishel

in Failure by Design: The Story behind America's Broken Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450150
eISBN:
9780801460654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450150.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This concluding chapter offers some solutions that can ensure the slow (but assured) recovery of the American economy. It argues that today's policy-making elite are severely underestimating the ... More


Franchising Dreams: The Lure of Entrepreneurship in America

Peter M. Birkeland

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226051901
eISBN:
9780226051925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226051925.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

McDonald's, Blockbuster Video, Jiffy Lube, and Subway: franchising has become an ever-present feature of the American landscape. One-third of the U.S. gross domestic product flows through franchises, ... More


Macroeconomics and Development: Roberto Frenkel and the Economics of Latin America

Mario Damill, Martín Rapetti, and Guillermo Rozenwurcel (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175081
eISBN:
9780231541213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175081.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Latin American neo-structuralism is a cutting-edge, regionally focused economic theory with broad implications for macroeconomics and development economics. Roberto Frenkel has spent five decades ... More


A Company of One: Insecurity, Independence, and the New World of White-Collar Unemployment

Carrie M. Lane

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449642
eISBN:
9780801460791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449642.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Being laid off can be a traumatic event. The unemployed worry about how they will pay their bills and find a new job. In the American economy's boom-and-bust business cycle since the 1980s, repeated ... More


The Preconditions for Racial Change

Harvard Sitkoff

in Toward Freedom Land: The Long Struggle for Racial Equality in America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125831
eISBN:
9780813135526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125831.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses one of the interrelated causes of progress in race relations, which is change in the American economy. The effect of economic changes on race relations was particularly marked ... More


The Expansion of Interregional Raiding

Natale A. Zappia

in Traders and Raiders: The Indigenous World of the Colorado Basin, 1540-1859

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469615844
eISBN:
9781469619842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469615844.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter describes how the interior world experienced an influx of raiders who entered from other Indigenous regions and borderlands. Simultaneously, these new groups reshaped the interior world ... More


Cosmopolitanism

Susan L. Mizruchi

in The Rise of Multicultural America: Economy and Print Culture, 1865-1915

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832509
eISBN:
9781469605678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887967_mizruchi.7
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter describes the borders of the American nation in the late nineteenth century as flexible both for those who sought entry and for those who sought exile. This was due in part to the ... More


The Rise of Chinese Restaurants

Yong Chen

in Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168922
eISBN:
9780231538169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168922.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter describes the events that led to the mainstream acceptance of Chinese food in the United States. This dramatic turn of events came as a result of two developments: a profound demographic ... More


King Cotton in Modern America: A Cultural, Political, and Economic History since 1945

D. Clayton Brown

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737981
eISBN:
9781604737998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737981.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book places the once kingly crop in historical perspective, showing how “cotton culture” was actually part of the larger culture of the United States despite many regarding its cultivation and ... More


The Governance of Not-for-Profit Organizations

Edward L. Glaeser (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226297859
eISBN:
9780226297866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297866.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Not-for-profit organizations play a critical role in the American economy. In health care, education, culture, and religion, we trust not-for-profit firms to serve the interests of their donors, ... More


The Genius Which Conceived & the Toil Which Compiled the Book

Catherine L. Fisk

in Working Knowledge: Employee Innovation and the Rise of Corporate Intellectual Property, 1800-1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833025
eISBN:
9781469605333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899069_fisk.7
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the law and practice of copyright ownership in the three sectors of the antebellum American economy where copyright disputes arose: law publishing, theater, and map publishing. ... More


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