Spring 2012: U.C. Berkeley:
January 18. The Malthusian Economy (Eichengreen)
Thomas Malthus (1798), An Essay on the Principle of Population, Chapters 1-2, pp.1-11, Electronic Scholarly Publishing Project, 1998. http://www.esp.org/books/malthus/population/malthus.pdf
E. Anthony Wrigley (1992), “Why Poverty Was Inevitable in Traditional Societies,” in Ernest Gellner, John Hall and I.C. Jarvie (eds.), Transition to Modernity, pp. 71-110. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. On reserve at Graduate Services.
Gregory Clark (2007), A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World, Chapters 2, “The Logic of the Malthusian Economy,” pp. 19-39 and Chapter 3, “Living Standards,” pp. 40-70. Princeton: Princeton University Press. On reserve at Graduate Services. An earlier draft (not preferred) is available at http://tinyurl.com/dl20090112e (chapter 2) and http://tinyurl.com/dl20090112j (chapter 3).
January 25. The Commercial Revolution (DeLong)
Karl Marx (1867), "The So-called Primitive Capital Accumulation," Capital, Vol. 1, Part VIII, Chapters 26-32. http://tinyurl.com/dl20090112k
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, and James Robinson (2005), "The Rise of Europe: Atlantic Trade, Institutional Change, and Economic Growth," American Economic Review 95:3, pp. 546-79. http://www.jstor.org/stable/i387682
Jan de Vries (2010) "The Limits to Globalization in the Early Modern World," Economic History Review 63:3, pp. 710-33. http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/results?sid=2ed5a63b-2aff-4c71-9e08-a3ca196c942a%40sessionmgr104&vid=2&hid=125&bquery=(JN+%26amp%3bquot%3bEconomic+History+Review%26amp%3bquot%3b+AND+DT+20100801)&bdata=JmRiPWJ0aCZ0eXBlPTEmc2l0ZT1laG9zdC1saXZl
Jeffrey Williamson and Kevin O'Rourke (2002), "After Columbus: Explaining Europe's Overseas Trade Boom, 1500-1800," Journal of Economic History 62, pp. 417-56. http://www.nber.org/papers/w8186
February 1. The Agricultural Revolution (DeLong)
Donald McCloskey (1972), “The Enclosure of Open Fields,” Journal of Economic History 32, pp. 15-35. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2117175
Robert Allen (2008), “The Nitrogen Hypothesis and the English Agricultural Revolution: A Biological Analysis,” Journal of Economic History 68, pp. 182-210. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=JEH&volumeId=68&issueId=01&iid=1740956
Robert C. Allen (1999), “Tracking the Agricultural Revolution in England,” Economic History Review , New Series 52:2 (May), pp. 209-235 http://www.jstor.org/stable/2599937
February 8. Slavery, Serfdom and Agriculture (DeLong)
Evsey Domar (1970), "The Causes of Slavery or Serfdom: A Hypothesis," Journal of Economic History, pp. 18-32. http://www.jstor.org/stable/i310677
Stefano Fenoaltea (1984), “Slavery and Supervision in Comparative Perspective: A Model,” Journal of Economic History 44:3, pp. 635-668. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2124146
Ralph Austen and Woodruff Smith (1992), "Private Tooth Decay as Public Economic Virtue: The Slave-Sugar Triangle, Consumerism, and European Industrialization," in Joseph Inkori and Stanley Engerman (eds.), The Atlantic Slave Trade: Effects on Economies, Societies, and Peoples in Africa, the Americas, and Europe , pp. 183-203. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. http://www.jstor.org/stable/1171366
Stanley Engerman and Kenneth Sokoloff (1994), "Factor Endowments, Institutions and Differential Paths of Development among New World Economies: A View from Economic Historians of the United States," NBER Working Paper no. 10066. http://papers.nber.org/papers/h0066.pdf
February 15. The Industrial Revolution (DeLong)
Nicholas Crafts (2002), "The Solow Productivity Paradox in Historical Perspective," CEPR Discussion Paper no.3142. http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/articles_of_the_month/pdf/Newsolow.pdf
Robert C. Allen (2011), “Why the Industrial Revolution Was British: Commerce, Induced Invention and the Scientific Revolution,” Economic History Review 64, pp. 357-384. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-0289.2010.00532.x/pdf
Jeffrey Williamson (1984), "Why Was British Economic Growth So Slow During the Industrial Revolution?" Journal of Economic History 44:3, pp. 687-712. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2124148
February 22. American Exceptionalism (Eichengreen)
Peter Temin (1966), “Labor Scarcity and the Problem of American Industrial Efficiency in the 1850s,” Journal of Economic History 26, pp. 277-298. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2115648
Kenneth Sokoloff (1984), “Was the Transition from the Artisanal Shop to the Non-Mechanized Factory Associated with Gains in Efficiency?” Explorations in Economic History 21, pp. 351-382. http://www.nber.org/papers/w1386
Robert Fogel (1964), Railroads and American Economic Growth: Essays in Econometric History, Chapters 1 and 6, pp. 1-6 and 207-249. Baltimore MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. On reserve at Graduate Services.
Alfred Chandler (1990), Scale and Scope, Chapter 3, pp. 47-89. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press. On reserve at Graduate Services.
February 29. The Uneven Spread of Industrialization (DeLong)
Tom Nicholas (2011), “The Origins of Japanese Technological Modernization,” Explorations in Economic History 48:2, pp. 272-291. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00144983/48/2
Justin Lin (1995), “The Needham Puzzle: Why the Industrial Revolution Did Not Originate in China,” Economic Development and Cultural Change 43:2, pp. 269-292. http://www.jstor.org/stable/i248445
Carol Schiue and Wolfgang Keller (2004), “Markets in China and Europe on the Eve of the Industrial Revolution,” NBER Working Paper no.10778. http://www.nber.org/papers/w10778
Indijrat Ray (2009), “Identifying the Woes of the Cotton Textile Industry in Bengal: Tales of the 19th Century,” Economic History Review 62:4, pp. 857-892. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-0289.2009.00444.x/abstract
March 7. Capital Markets (Eichengreen)
Naomi Lamoreaux (1986), “Banks, Kinship, and Economic Development: The New England Case,” Journal of Economic History 46, pp. 647-667. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2121478
Hugh Rockoff (1974), “The Free Banking Era: A Reexamination,” Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 6, pp. 141-167. http://www.jstor.org/stable/1991023
Lance Davis (1965), “The Investment Market, 1870-1914: The Evolution of a National Market,” Journal of Economic History 25, pp. 355-393. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2116175
Gareth Campbell and John D. Turner (2011), “Substitutes for Legal Protection: Corporate Governance and Dividends in Victorian Britain,” Economic History Review 64:2, pp. 571-597. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-0289.2010.00545.x/abstract
Jeremy Edwards and Sheilagh Ogilvie (1996), “Universal Banks and German Industrialization: A Reappraisal,” Economic History Review 49:3, pp. 427-446. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-0289.1996.tb00576.x/abstract
March 14. Labor Markets (Eichengreen)
Sanford Jacoby (1984), “The Development of Internal Labor Markets in American Manufacturing Firms,” in Paul Osterman (ed.), Internal Labor Markets, pp. 23-69. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. On reserve at Graduate Services.
Susan Carter and Elizabeth Savoca (1990), “Labor Mobility and Lengthy Jobs in 19th Century America,” Journal of Economic History 50, pp. 1-16. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2123435
John James (1994), “Job Tenure in the Gilded Age,” in George Grantham and Mary McKinnon (eds.), Labour Market Evolution, pp. 185-204. London: Routledge. On reserve at Graduate Services.
Joshua Rosenbloom (1990), “One Market or Many? Labor Market Integration in the Late-19th Century United States,” Journal of Economic History 50, pp. 87-107. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2123439
Joshua Rosenbloom (2002), “Employment Agencies and Labor Exchanges: The Impact of Intermediaries in the Market for Labor,” in Joshua Rosenbloom, Looking for Work, Searching for Workers: American Labor Markets during Industrialization, Chapter 3, pp. 46-79. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press. On reserve at Graduate Services.
March 21. Globalization and Crisis (DeLong)
Richard Baldwin and Philippe Martin (1999), “Two Waves of Globalization: Superficial Similarities, Fundamental Differences,” NBER Working Paper no.6904 (January). http://www.nber.org/papers/w6904
Douglas Irwin (1998), “Did Late Nineteen Century U.S. Tariffs Promote Infant Industries? Evidence from the Tinplate Industry,” NBER Working Paper no. 6835 (December). http://www.nber.org/papers/w6835
Barry Eichengreen and Michael Bordo (2002), “Crises Now and Then: What Lessons from the Last Era of Financial Globalization?” NBER Working Paper no. 8716 (January). http://www.nber.org/papers/w8716
April 4. International Money and Finance (Eichengreen)
Arthur Bloomfield (1959), Monetary Policy under the International Gold Standard, pp. 1-62. New York, Federal Reserve Bank of New York. On reserve at Graduate Services.
Barry Eichengreen (1992), Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939, Chapter 2, pp. 29-66. New York: Oxford University Press. On reserve at Graduate Services.
Hugh Rockoff (1984), “Some Evidence on the Real Price of Gold, Its Costs of Production and Commodity Prices,” in Michael Bordo and Anna J. Schwartz (eds.), A Retrospective on the Classical Gold Standard,” pp. 613-650. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. http://ideas.repec.org/h/nbr/nberch/11139.html
Albert Fishlow (1985), “Lessons from the Past: Capital Markets During the 19th Century and the Interwar Period,” International Organization 39, pp. 383-439. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayFulltext?type=1&pdftype=1&fid=4281908&jid=INO&volumeId=39&issueId=03&aid=4281900
Juan-Huitzi Flores (2007), “Lending Booms, Underwriting and Competition: The Baring Crisis Revisited,” Working Paper in Economic History 07/01, Department of Economic History and Institutions, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (January). http://docubib.uc3m.es/WORKINGPAPERS/WH/wp07-01.pdf
April 11. Origins of the Great Depression (Eichengreen)
Milton Friedman and Anna Schwartz (1963), A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960, Chapter 13, pp. 676-700. Princeton: Princeton University Press. On reserve at Graduate Services.
Christina Romer (1990), "The Great Crash and the Onset of the Great Depression," Quarterly Journal of Economics 104, pp. 719-736. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/2937892
Ben Bernanke (1983), "Nonmonetary Effects of the Financial Crisis in the Propagation of the Great Depression," American Economic Review 73:3, pp. 257-276. http://www.jstor.org/stable/1808111
Ben Bernanke (1995), “The Macroeconomics of the Great Depression: A Comparative Approach,” Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 27:1, pp. 1-28. http://www.jstor.org/stable/i336266
April 18. Recovery from the Great Depression (Eichengreen, with a possible cameo appearance by C. Romer)
Barry Eichengreen (1992), Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression 1919-1939, Chapter 1, pp. 3-28. New York: Oxford University Press. On reserve at Graduate Services.
Christina Romer (1992), “What Ended the Great Depression?” Journal of Economic History 52, pp. 757-784. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2123226
Gauti Eggertsson (2008), “Great Expectations and the End of the Great Depression,” American Economic Review 98:4, pp. 1476-1516. http://www.jstor.org/stable/i29730117
Harold Cole and Lee Ohanian (2004), “New Deal Policies and the Persistence of the Great Depression: A General Equilibrium Analysis,” Journal of Political Economy 112:4, pp. 779-816. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/jpe.2004.112.issue-4
April 25. The Great Divergence, the Great Moderation and the Great Recession (DeLong, with a possible cameo appearance by C. Romer)
Lant Pritchett (1997), "Divergence, Big Time," Journal of Economic Perspectives 11:3 (Summer), pp. 3-17. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2138181
Raghuram Rajan (2005), “Has Financial Development Made the World Riskier?” in Proceedings of Jackson Hole Symposium, pp. 313-369. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. http://ideas.repec.org/a/fip/fedkpr/y2005iaugp313-369.html
Ben Bernanke (2004), “The Great Moderation,” Speech to a meeting of the Eastern Economic Association, Washington, DC (20 February). http://www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/speeches/2004/20040220/default.htm
Robert E. Hall (2010), “Why Does the Economy Fall to Pieces after a Financial Crisis?” Journal of Economic Perspectives 24, pp. 3-20. http://www.aeaweb.org/articles.php?doi=10.1257/jep.24.4.3