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Why Has Post-reform Growth Been Disappointing?

Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid and Jaime Ros

in Development and Growth in the Mexican Economy: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371161
eISBN:
9780199870608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371161.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 10 discusses the growth slowdown of the Mexican economy during the reform and postreform periods. After reviewing the role of international trade integration, productivity growth and human ... More


Digging the Dirt at Public Expense: Governance in the Building of the Erie Canal and Other Public Works

Stanley L. Engerman and Kenneth L. Sokoloff (eds)

in Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America's Economic History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226299570
eISBN:
9780226299594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226299594.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines corruption in the construction of the Erie Canal in New York using evidence on cost overruns for major governmental projects and news reports from newspapers from 1815 to 1975. ... More


Learning the Hard Way: IBM and the Sources of Innovation in Early Computing

Steven W. Usselman

in Financing Innovation in the United States, 1870 to the Present

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122894
eISBN:
9780262277884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122894.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter adds certain moderate adjustments to the body of work promulgated by the National Academy of Science, and also the work of David Mowery, that deals with the notion of modern computing ... More


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