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China–India: Pathways of Economic and Social Development

Delia Davin and Barbara Harriss-White (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265673
eISBN:
9780191771903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265673.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

China and India, the world’s most populous countries, have rapidly developing economies that are shaping world politics in the 21st century. They are often compared in terms of lagged outcomes and ... More


The Credit Expansion of the Late 1980s and the Recession of the Early 1990s

Christopher Dow

in Major Recessions: Britain and the World 1920-1995

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241231
eISBN:
9780191596179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241236.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter covers the period of accelerating growth experienced the UK in the late 1980s, particularly the years 1985–8, which was followed by a protracted decline into deep recession; other ... More


External Shocks and Price Stability under the Linked Rate

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The Hong Kong dollar was fixed against the pound sterling until June 1972. Since 1983, it has been fixed against the US dollar. The linked exchange rate connects Hong Kong with the international ... More


Making Ends Meet: The Domestic Economy

Berenice M. Kerr

in Religious Life for Women c.1100–c.1350: Fontevraud in England

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207528
eISBN:
9780191677717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207528.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the domestic economy of the priories of Amesbury, Westwood, and Nuneaton, looking at monastic revenue, population, income, and ... More


Applying: 1917

MARK CONNELLY

in Steady The Buffs!: A Regiment, a Region, and the Great War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199278602
eISBN:
9780191707056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278602.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on 1917, which is often identified as the year in which the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) perfected the set-piece operation: the Somme fighting taught the British many ... More


Chinese Political Economy and the International Economy: Linking Global, Regional, and Domestic Possibilities

R. Bin Wong

in Aftermath: A New Global Economic Order?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772836
eISBN:
9780814748695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772836.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter discusses how domestic, regional, and global concerns intersect in Chinese thinking and mutually affect the policy choices leaders make. It starts with an examination of Chinese domestic ... More


From Household to Nation: The Economic and Political Impact of Women and Alcohol in Nineteenth-Century Guatemala

René Reeves

in Distilling the Influence of Alcohol: Aguardiente in Guatemalan History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041629
eISBN:
9780813043432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041629.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter by René Reeves focuses on aguardiente in nineteenth-century Guatemala to uncover the crucial, albeit hidden, role that women played in the economy and politics of the era. Aguardiente ... More


Commodity Prices and Markets

Takatoshi Ito and Andrew K. Rose (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386898
eISBN:
9780226386904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386904.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Fluctuations of commodity prices, most notably of oil, capture considerable attention and have been tied to important economic effects, such as inflation and low rates of economic growth. This book ... More


Economic Linkages between Free Zones and Main Dubai

Mahmoud Al Iriani, Ibrahim Elbadawi, and Dhuha Fadhel

in The Economy of Dubai

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198758389
eISBN:
9780191818325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758389.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Free zones have been common initiatives by many countries aiming at enhancing exports and economic growth. Dubai adopted a policy of encouraging the establishment of free zones on its territory to ... More


Louisiana

Peter J. Kastor

in The Nation's Crucible: The Louisiana Purchase and the Creation of America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101195
eISBN:
9780300128246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101195.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses various events that happened in Louisiana from 1815 to 1820. At the same time, the White men in Louisiana were building a raucous state political system with an elaborate set ... More


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