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137: Short-Term Loans and Long-Term Relationships: Relationship Lending in Early America Downloads
Howard Bodenhorn
136: The Property Tax as a Coordinating Device: Financing Indiana's Mammoth Internal Improvement System, 1835 to 1842 Downloads
John Joseph Wallis
135: The Poor and the Dead: Socioeconomic Status and Mortality in the U.S., 1850-1860 Downloads
Joseph P. Ferrie
134: The Urban Mortality Transition in the United States, 1800-1940 Downloads
Michael Robert Haines
133: What Caused the Crisis of 1839? Downloads
John Joseph Wallis
132: A Wolfram in Sheep's Clothing: U.S. Economic Warfare in Spain, 1940-1944 Downloads
Leonardo Caruana and Hugh Rockoff
131: Social Reformers and Regulation: The Prohibition of Cigarettes in the U.S. and Canada Downloads
Lee J. Alston, Ruth Dupre and Tomas Nonnenmacher
130: Development, Health, Nutrition, and Mortality: The Case of the 'Antebellum Puzzle' in the United States Downloads
Michael Robert Haines, Lee A. Craig and Thomas Weiss
129: One Kind of Freedom: Reconsidered (and Turbo Charged) Downloads
Roger L. Ransom and Richard Sutch
128: The Political Economy of Race, 1940-1964: The Adoption of State-Level Fair Employment Legislation Downloads
William J. Collins
127: "Rain Follows the Plow" and Dryfarming Doctrine: The Climate Information Problem and Homestead Failure in the Upper Great Plains, 1890-1925 Downloads
Gary D. Libecap and Zeynep Kocabiyik Hansen
126: Conjectural Estimates of Economic Growth in the Lower South, 1720 to 1800 Downloads
Peter C. Mancall, Joshua L. Rosenbloom and Thomas Weiss
125: Aggregate Price Shocks and Financial Instability: An Historical Analysis Downloads
Michael David Bordo, Michael J. Dueker and David C Wheelock
124: How Long Did It Take the United States to Become an Optimal Currency Area? Downloads
Hugh Rockoff
123: South Carolina Slave Prices, 1722-1809 Downloads
Peter C. Mancall, Joshua L. Rosenbloom and Thomas Weiss
122: Wealth Inequality Trends in Industrializing New England: New Evidence and Tests of Competing Hypotheses Downloads
Richard H. Steckel and Carolyn M. Moehling
121: Childhood Mortality & Nutritional Status as Indicators of Standard of Living: Evidence from World War I Recruits in the United States Downloads
Michael Robert Haines and Richard H. Steckel
120: Slave Prices in the Lower South, 1722-1815 Downloads
Peter C. Mancall, Joshua L. Rosenbloom and Thomas Weiss
119: A Brief History of Education in the United States Downloads
Claudia Goldin
118: Industrialization and Health in Historical Perspective Downloads
Richard H. Steckel
117: Share Liquidity and Industrial Growth in an Emerging Market: The Case of New England, 1854-1897 Downloads
Peter Rousseau
116: Capital Goods Prices, Global Capital Markets and Accumulation, 1870-1950 Downloads
William J. Collins and Jeffrey Gale Williamson
115: The Impact of Globalization on Pre-Industrial, Technologically Quiescent Economies Downloads
Jeffrey Gale Williamson
114: The Industrialization of New England, 1830 - 1880 Downloads
Peter Temin
113: The Challenges of Economic Maturity: New England, 1880 - 1940 Downloads
Joshua L. Rosenbloom
112: The Tallest in the World: Native Americans of the Great Plains in the Nineteenth Century Downloads
Joseph M. Prince and Richard H. Steckel
111: Intra-Ethnic Diversity in Hispanic Child Mortality, 1890-1910 Downloads
Myron P. Gutmann, Michael Robert Haines, W. Parker Frisbie and K. Stephen Blanchard
110: The Stability of the American Business Elite Downloads
Peter Temin
109: Labor Market Integration Before the Civil War Downloads
Robert Andrew Margo
108: Height, Weight, and Body Mass of the British Population Since 1820 Downloads
Roderick Floud
107: Health, Height, Nutrition, and Mortality: Evidence on the "Antebellum Puzzle" from Union Army Recruits in the Middle of the Nineteenth Century Downloads
Michael Robert Haines
106: Historical Perspectives on the Economic Consequences of Immigration into the United States Downloads
Susan B. Carter and Richard Sutch
105: Operations of "Unfettered" Labor Markets at the Turn of the Century Downloads
Price Vanmeter Fishback
104: The American Business Elite in Historical Perspective Downloads
Peter Temin
103: Business Activity and the Boston Stock Market, 1835-1869 Downloads
Jeremy Atack and Peter Rousseau
102: Sears Roebuck in the Twentieth Century: Competition, Complementarities, and the Problem of Wasting Assets Downloads
Daniel Raff and Peter Temin
101: Wages in California During the Gold Rush Downloads
Robert Andrew Margo
100: Manufacturing Where Agriculture Predominates: Evidence from the South and Midwest in 1860 Downloads
Kenneth Lee Sokoloff and Viken Tchakerian
99: Nutritional Status and Agricultural Surpluses in the Antebellum United States Downloads
Lee A. Craig and Thomas Weiss
98: Inventors, Firms, and the Market for Technology in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries Downloads
Naomi R. Lamoreaux and Kenneth Lee Sokoloff
97: Debt, Default, and Revenue Structure: The American State Debt Crisis in the Early 1840s Downloads
Arthur Grinath, John Joseph Wallis and Richard Sylla
96: Latifundia as Malefactor in Economic Development? Scale, Tenancy, and Agriculture on the Pampas, 1880-1914 Downloads
Alan M. Taylor
95: The Political Economy of Workers' Compensation Benefit Levels, 1910-1930 Downloads
Price Vanmeter Fishback and Shawn Kantor
94: The Efficiency Consequences of Institutional Change: Financial Market Regulation and Industrial Productivity Growth in Brazil, 1866-1934 Downloads
Stephen Haber
93: Immigrants and Natives: Comparative Economic Performance in the U.S., 1850-60 and 1965-80 Downloads
Joseph P. Ferrie
92: Explaining the Rise in Antebellum Pauperism: New Evidence Downloads
Lynne L. Kiesling and Robert Andrew Margo
91: "Location, Location, Location!" The Market for Vacant Urban Land: New York 1835-1900 Downloads
Jeremy Atack and Robert Andrew Margo
90: What Determines the Allocation of National Government Grants to the States? Downloads
John Joseph Wallis
89: Compulsory Schooling Legislation and School Attendance in Turn-of-the-Century America: A "Natural Experiment" Approach Downloads
Robert Andrew Margo and T. Aldrich Finegan
88: The Entry Into the U.S. Labor Market of Antebellum European Immigrants, 1840-60 Downloads
Joseph P. Ferrie
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