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

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
Author
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. Alexander J. Field 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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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
330.973/0917
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC106
LC item number
.F46 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Yale series in economic and financial history
Label
A great leap forward : 1930s Depression and U.S. economic growth, Alexander J. Field
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 Siecle : 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
ocn719377502
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 387 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300168754
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5qc0kc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32196957
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)719377502
  • pebcs0300168756

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