Economics 210c: Spring 2002: American Economic History (Graduate)

J. Bradford DeLong
delong@econ.berkeley.edu
http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/


January 23: Introduction


February 6: American Labor I: Servitude and Slavery

Reading Notes


February 13: American Capital I: Why Did Pre-Bellum America Industrialize?

Reading Notes

 


February 20: American Capital II: Natural Resources and American Industrial Leadership

Reading Notes


February 27: Broad Comparative Patterns

Reading Notes


March 6: American Labor II: Skills, Education, and the Birth of a Middle-Class Society

Reading Notes


March 13: The Great Depression in America I: Causes and Course

Reading Notes


March 20: The Great Depression in America II: Consequences

Reading Notes


April 10: The Post-WWII Golden Age

Reading Notes


April 17: Managing the Economy I: The Inflation of the 1970s

Reading Notes


April 24: Managing the Economy II: The Size of the Business Cycle

Reading Notes


May 1: American Labor III: Recent Inequality Trends

Reading Notes


May 8: Summing Up

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AER–American Economic Review

BPEA–Brookings Papers on Economic Activity

JEH–Journal of Economic History

JEL–Journal of Economic Literature

JEP–Journal of Economic Perspectives

JMCB–Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking

JPE–Journal of Political Economy

QJE–Quarterly Journal of Economics