Research in Economic History Vol: 36

Christopher Hanes
Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA

Susan Wolcott
Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA

Product Details
30 Sep 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
224 pages - 152 x 229mm
Research in Economic History
In this 36th volume of Research in Economic History, editors Christopher Hanes and Susan Wolcott assemble a cohort of experts to present new historical data, analyses of historical questions, and an investigation of historians' networks.

The volume covers a range of ideas, beginning with a look in to new data from the sources of Swiss comparative advantage in the time of the first globalization, and of funding for investments in Russian human capital from the late imperial period to the present. A third paper turns to a newly-created database of articles published in major economic history journals from 1980-2018, demonstrating the breadth of scholars' networks and the types of questions they asked. Then, the volume pivots to North American economic development. Looking at deflators when estimating Canadian economic growth between 1870-1900, a new, more complete price index for Canada is presented which should alter scholars' views on the contributions of the country to the North Atlantic economy. Another paper expands the literature on the unusual US system of state and local banks in the early 20th century. Finally, the volume presents new estimates on the number and value of slaves entering the US during the Antebellum period.
Chapter 1. Specializations in Switzerland in the Nineteenth Century: Evolution of Trade Patterns and Growth Model; Léo Charles
Chapter 2. Trends and Institutional Sources of Financing Russia’s Human Capital Formation (Late 19th – Early 21st centuries); Dmitry V. Didenko
Chapter 3. The Past’s Long Shadow: A Systematic Review and Network Analysis of Economic History; Gregori Galofré-Vilà  
Chapter 4. Improving Deflators for Estimating Canadian Economic Growth, 1870–1900; Vincent Geloso and Michael Hinton
Chapter 5. The Political Economy of State-Chartered Banks in Early 20th Century Texas; Linda M. Hooks
Chapter 6. The Antebellum Slave Trade: Numbers and Impact on the Balance of Payments; Lawrence H. Officer and Samuel H. Williamson
Christopher Hanes has been Professor of Economics at the State University of New York at Binghamton (Binghamton University) since 2003, after teaching at the University of Mississippi and the University of Pennsylvania, and serving as an economist at the Federal Reserve Board. His research primarily focuses on American macroeconomic history. His publications have appeared in journals including American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Economic History, and Explorations in Economic History. He graduated from Yale University and received a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.

Susan Wolcott, Associate Professor of the Economics Department at Binghamton University, primarily works on issues related to the colonial development of India.  Her publications include “Why Nations Fail,” from the Journal of Economic History, 1999, and “Strikes in Colonial India,” published in the Industrial and Labor Relations Review in 2008.  

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