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A great leap forward : 1930s Depression and U.S. economic growth, Alexander J. Field

Label
A great leap forward : 1930s Depression and U.S. economic growth
Title
A great leap forward
Title remainder
1930s Depression and U.S. economic growth
Statement of responsibility
Alexander J. Field
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This bold re-examination of the history of U.S. economic growth is built around a novel claim, that productive capacity grew dramatically across the Depression years (1929-1941) and that this advance provided the foundation for the economic and military success of the United States during the Second World War as well as for the golden age (1948-1973) that followed. The author takes a fresh look at growth data and concludes that, behind a backdrop of double-digit unemployment, the 1930s actually experienced very high rates of technological and organizational innovation, fueled by the maturing of a privately funded research and development system and the government-funded build-out of the country's surface road infrastructure. This significant new volume in the Yale Series in Economic and Financial History invites new discussion of the causes and consequences of productivity growth over the last century and a half and on our current prospects
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Field, Alexander J
Dewey number
330.973/0917
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC106
LC item number
.F46 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Yale series in economic and financial history
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  • United States
  • Depressions
  • United States
  • United States
Label
A great leap forward : 1930s Depression and U.S. economic growth, Alexander J. Field
Link
http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=021176021&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The most technologically progressive decade of the century -- The interwar years -- The Second World War -- The Golden Age and beyond -- The information technology boom -- Fin de siècle : the late nineteenth century in the mirror of the twentieth -- Procyclical TFP -- The equipment hypothesis -- General-purpose technologies -- Financial fragility and recovery -- Uncontrolled land development and the duration of the Depression -- Do economic downturns have a silver lining?
Control code
ocn664839984
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 387 p.
Isbn
9780300151091
Lccn
2010038797
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1573234
  • (OCoLC)664839984
Label
A great leap forward : 1930s Depression and U.S. economic growth, Alexander J. Field
Link
http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=021176021&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The most technologically progressive decade of the century -- The interwar years -- The Second World War -- The Golden Age and beyond -- The information technology boom -- Fin de siècle : the late nineteenth century in the mirror of the twentieth -- Procyclical TFP -- The equipment hypothesis -- General-purpose technologies -- Financial fragility and recovery -- Uncontrolled land development and the duration of the Depression -- Do economic downturns have a silver lining?
Control code
ocn664839984
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 387 p.
Isbn
9780300151091
Lccn
2010038797
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1573234
  • (OCoLC)664839984

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