Academic Papers on Economic History

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A 5 page paper discussing the potential business opportunities in China. Specifically, a tobacco company is reviewing evidence to determine if they should set up operations in China. The advantages and problems of doing business in China are discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

5 pages in length. A look at the decade that included World War II and the Bretton Woods agreement, and the impact on the U. S. economy. Includes a chart on the GDP for that decade as well as discussion about the employment and major influences during that decade. Bibliography lists 7 ...

This 7 page paper provides an overview of the country and a look at the business environment. Several issues are raised including scandals to erupt from the region. The economic stability of Costa Rica is discussed. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

This 7-page paper focuses on the economic theories of Joseph Schumpeter, how they challenged classical economics of the time, and whether they still apply to today's economic situations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 4 page paper on the history of the U.S. and it's economy under the Kennedy administration. While the paper's main purpose is to show what the economy was like during the year 1963, it also goes into detail about the Kennedy administration and how the president impacted the economy. No Bibliography.

Trade and finance contributed to the rise of Great Britain as the centre of the international economy of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Aided chiefly by its Royal Navy and colonisation, as the United Kingdom, Great Britain became a global business based in world trade. The advantage of trade to economy is the ability of ...

A 3 page paper discussing the four phases of the business cycle, the boom-and-bust turns that lead capitalist economies through periods of recession, recovery, expansion and then back to recession. The business cycle has been operational literally for centuries, despite the fact that people who know better regularly try to proclaim it to be ...

This 4-page paper focuses on the concept that the robust GDP experienced by the U.S. during the early 1990s (and the increase in equity value) ended up eventually bringing down the business cycle during the latter part of the decade. The paper discusses why this was so, bringing in several theories of GDP-business cycle-investment relationships. ...

(5 pp.) After the fall of the Roman Empire, Europe retained a sense of chaotic movement. The old structure of government and power had crumbled away, and no singular system was yet organized enough to replace it. A beginning of that re-organization began around the learning of the skills and the ...

A 14 page paper which discusses the current conditions and controversies concerning the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 as it relates to issues of financial institutes and issues of deregulation. The history of the act is presented in helping to establish the reasoning behind the action. This is followed by a brief illustration of what has taken place in relationship ...

A 10 page paper which presents an overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act as it involves payment of wages. In addition, the paper also discusses the history of the act. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

6 pages in length. The political philosophies that contributed to the foundations, doctrines and formulae of the contemporary socioeconomic system originated from the procedure set forth by Ancient Greek political theory. The writer discusses the birth of contemporary socioeconomics as it relates to Ancient Greece and Michael Parenti. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 5 page essay highlighting the emergence of the Free Banking System in early U.S. history. Specifically cited is the Act of 1792 which would ultimately create the U.S. Mint. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 8 page paper discusses the history and development of railroads in America and their economic impact on American society. The advent of the railroad and the expansion of rail service across the country changed American business, politics, and economics. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A 10 page paper discussing both the book 'Mania, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises' by Charles Poor Kindleberger and commenting on its applicability to current times. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Both the 1929 and 1987 stock market crashes are evaluated in this 8 page analysis. The role of the Federal Reserve Board is discussed in reference to the plunges taken during those fateful years. Some history on the FRB is provided as well. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 7 page overview of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in which the writer analyzes the fund's history, purpose, and a number relevant issues that have confronted the U.S. government since. In particular, the problem presented by Mexico's monetary crisis is examined. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 8 page paper looks at the history of the financial markets. Starting with Ancient Rome and the etairia the paper looks at the development of investments in shares, the emergence of stock brokers and the stock markets as well as the way bubbles have developed as a result of economic and investor influences. The ...

This 5 page paper considers the class analytic approach proposed by Barrington Moore as a means of providing an explanation of Britain's history of democratic stability and France's history of democratic instability during the 19th and early 20th centuries. This paper outlines the explanation of political differences between the two countries, utilizing Moore's book ...

A 4 page paper examining the August 1999 disaster in Turkey. History of the Anatolian fault summarized. Social, economic and political ramifications also noted. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Invisible Hand

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper discussing the book “The Invisible Hand: Economic Equilibrium in the History of Science” by Bruno Ingrao and Giorgio Israel. The book deals with Leon Walras and Vilfredo Pareto and many other theorists who have addressed issues of economics and mathematics. The two authors bring with them their own unique talents which ...

This 20 page paper provides an overview of the basic theories of organizational dynamics and development. This paper begins with the pre-industrial age and follows the history through the current era, incorporating views which range from Machiavelli and Fayol to Urwick and Munsterberg. This paper also considers the most significant organizational theories as they ...

A 9 page research paper that examines how the development of the Communist party in the former Soviet Union was impacted by the economic conditions that prevailed throughout its history. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Economic Essays

  • 14 page paper

14 pages. This economic report covers many different topics including the world economy for the last thirty years; changes in technology; NAFTA; free market economies; unions, GATT and the WTO, and many more general economics questions that will be useful in any economics course. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Interest Rates

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page paper looks at interest rates on mortgages and savings. A short history of the banking industry is included in this paper that contemplates why banks charge so much for loans. High interest rates on credit cards are discussed. Charts including various interest rates are included. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

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