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The Motor of Divergence: High-Wage or Low-Wage Specialization

Michael Storper, Thomas Kemeny, Naji Philip Makarem, and Taner Osman

in The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies: Lessons from San Francisco and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804789400
eISBN:
9780804796026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789400.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

The specialization of urban regions in different tradable industries is the source of significant differences in wages and income levels. Los Angeles was more specialized than San Francisco in 1970 ... More


The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies: Lessons from San Francisco and Los Angeles

Michael Storper, Thomas Kemeny, Naji Makarem, and Taner Osman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804789400
eISBN:
9780804796026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789400.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

In 1970, the metropolitan areas of Los Angeles and San Francisco had almost identical levels of income per resident. In 2010, the San Francisco Bay Area was almost one third richer than Los Angeles, ... More


The Organization of Salt Production: Occupational Specialization among the Late Classic Maya

Heather Mckillop

in Salt: White Gold of the Ancient Maya

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813025117
eISBN:
9780813039497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813025117.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter discusses craft production in the Classic Mayan civilization. Focus is centered on the organization of salt production which gives a glimpse on the organization of labor, occupational ... More


Transport and the Land Economy

Colin Adams

in Land Transport in Roman Egypt: A Study of Economics and Administration in a Roman Province

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199203970
eISBN:
9780191708077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203970.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Transport was of fundamental importance to agriculture, the main economic activity in the ancient world. This chapter analyses evidence in the papyrological record for the use of animals in ... More


Agriculture, Division of Labour, and the Paths to Economic Growth

Paul Erdkamp

in Ownership and Exploitation of Land and Natural Resources in the Roman World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198728924
eISBN:
9780191795831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728924.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

Although agriculture remained the predominant sector in the Roman economy, economic growth offered a wider range of economic options to individuals, which allowed a much more balanced allocation of ... More


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