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Building the SkylineThe Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers

Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers

Jason M. Barr

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199344369
eISBN:
9780190231736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344369.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Manhattan, as the world’s greatest vertical city, is the result of a collective striving; its skyscrapers are the physical manifestation of this mass quest for success. Despite the fact that the ... More

Development SuccessHistorical Accounts from More Advanced Countries

Development Success: Historical Accounts from More Advanced Countries

Augustin K. Fosu (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660704
eISBN:
9780191748943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660704.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic History

In the development literature, some countries are cited more often than others as examples of development success. These countries are understood to have policies and institutions in place that could ... More

Economic Growth and Measurement Reconsidered in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia, 1965-1995

Economic Growth and Measurement Reconsidered in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia, 1965-1995

Morten Jerven

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689910
eISBN:
9780191770388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689910.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

How do we measure African economic performance? This question is fully explored through this pioneering study of how growth is measured in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia; many widely held ... More

Mixed FortunesAn Economic History of China, Russia, and the West

Mixed Fortunes: An Economic History of China, Russia, and the West

Vladimir Popov

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198703631
eISBN:
9780191772849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703631.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book offers a new interpretation of the ‘Great Divergence’ and ‘Great Convergence’ stories: how Western countries grew rich and why parts of the developing world (South and East Asia, Middle ... More

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