A Great Leap Forward; 1930s Depression and U.S. Economic Growth

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2012-08-28
  • Publisher: Yale University Press

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Author Biography

Alexander J. Field is the Michel and Mary Orradre Professor of Economics, Santa Clara University, and executive director of the Economic History Association.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
A New Growth Narrative
The Most Technologically Progressive Decade of the Centuryp. 19
The Interwar Yearsp. 42
The Second World Warp. 79
The Golden Age and Beyondp. 106
The Information Technology Boomp. 121
Fin de Siècle: The Late Nineteenth Century in the Mirror of the Twentiethp. 146
Extensions and Reflections
Procyclical TFPp. 169
The Equipment Hypothesisp. 192
General-Purpose Technologiesp. 206
Historical Perspectives On 2007-2010
Financial Fragility and Recoveryp. 231
Uncontrolled Land Development and the Duration of the Depressionp. 277
Do Economic Downturns Have a Silver Lining?p. 294
Epiloguep. 312
Appendix. A Brief Description of Growth Accounting Methodsp. 315
Notesp. 319
Bibliographyp. 351
Indexp. 371
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