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Davis, Lance E. (Lance Edwin)

Overview
Works: 79 works in 344 publications in 1 language and 10,889 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Other, Director, Actor, Performer, Thesis advisor
Classifications: HC103, 330.973
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Most widely held works about Lance E Davis
 
Most widely held works by Lance E Davis
In pursuit of Leviathan : technology, institutions, productivity, and profits in American whaling, 1816-1906 by Lance E Davis( )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 1,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Pursuit of Leviathan examines the forces that led to the creation and enormous success of the American whaling industry and to its precipitous decline. The authors sue detailed and comprehensive data to describe more than four thousand individual whaling voyages from New Bedford, Massachusetts, the leading nineteenth-century whaling port. They analyze the institutions that were developed to deal with whaling's peculiar problems, and they consider the changing economic and natural environments in which whaling seamen, masters, agents, and owners were obliged to operate
Evolving financial markets and international capital flows : Britain, the Americas, and Australia, 1865-1914 by Lance E Davis( )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study examines the impact of British capital flows on the evolution of capital markets in four countries - Argentina, Australia, Canada, and the United States - over the years 1865 to 1914"--Jacket
Finance, intermediaries, and economic development by Stanley L Engerman( )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains papers first presented at a conference, "In Data Veritas: Institutions and Growth in Economic History," held in honor of Lance Davis at the California Institute of Technology, November 6-8, 1998. There are ten essays dealing with financial and other forms of economic intermediation in Europe, Canada, and the United States since the seventeenth century. Each relates the development of institutions to economic change and describes their evolution over time, as well as discussing several different forms of intermediation
American economic history; the development of a national economy by Lance E Davis( Book )

52 editions published between 1961 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mammon and the pursuit of empire : the political economy of British imperialism, 1860-1912 by Lance E Davis( Book )

33 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians have so far made few attempts to assess directly the costs and benefits of Britain's investment in empire. This book presents answers to some of the key questions about the economics of imperialism: how large was the flow of finance to the empire? How great were the profits on empire investment? What were the social costs of maintaining the empire? Who received the profits, and who bore the costs? The authors show that colonial finance did not dominate British capital markets; returns from empire investment were not high in comparison to earnings in the domestic and foreign sectors; there is no evidence of continued exploitative profits; and empire profits were earned at a substantial cost to the taxpayer. They depict British imperialism as a mechanism to effect an income transfer from the tax-paying middle class to the elites in which the ownership of imperial enterprise was heavily concentrated, with some slight net transfer to the colonies in the process
Institutional change and American economic growth by Lance E Davis( Book )

35 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a model for examining problems of institutional change and applies it to American economic development in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The authors develop their model of institutional change. They argue that if external economic factors make an increase in income possible but not attainable within the existing institutional structure, new organizations must be developed to achieve the potential in income. Their model is designed to explain the type and timing of these necessary changes in institutional organization. Individual, voluntary cooperative, and governmental arrangements are included in the discussion, although the latter differs considerably from the first two
Naval blockades in peace and war : an economic history since 1750 by Lance E Davis( )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines a number of major blockades, including the continental system in the Napoleonic Wars, the war of 1812, the American Civil War, and World Wars I and II, in addition to the increased use of peacetime blockades and sanctions with the hope of avoiding war"--Jacket
American economic growth; an economist's history of the United States by Lance E Davis( Book )

11 editions published between 1872 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International capital markets and American economic growth, 1820-1914 by Lance E Davis( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a study of the capital transfers to the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and, for the latter decades of that period, of the transfers from the United States to the rest of the world - particularly Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America. It provides quantitative estimates of the level and industrial composition of those transfers and qualitative descriptions of the sources and uses of those funds, and it attempts to assess the role of those foreign transfers on the economic development of the recipient economies. In the process, it provides an analysis of the symbiotic relationship between the New York and London stock exchanges and of the evolution of the American domestic capital market. The work explains the centrality of foreign capital's role in American economic development, despite the high level of domestic savings. Finally, it explores the issue of domestic political response to foreign investment, attempting to explain why given the obvious benefits of such investment, the political reaction was so negative and so intense in Latin America and in the American West, but so positive in Canada and the eastern United States
The Savings Bank of Baltimore, 1818-1866 : a historical and analytical study by Peter Lester Payne( Book )

16 editions published between 1956 and 1976 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The growth of industrial enterprise, 1860-1914 by Lance E Davis( Book )

4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief history of U.S. industrial growth, including studies of the petroleum, steel, electrical, & automotive industries, as well as agriculture, immigration, the stock market, the Grange Movement, technology etc
The highest price ever : the great NYSE seat sale of 1928-29 and capacity constraints by Lance E Davis( )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surge in orders during the stock market boom of the late 1920s collided against the constraint created by the fixed number of brokers on the New York Stock Exchange. Estimates of the determinants of individual stock bid-ask spreads from panel data reveal that spreads jumped when volume spiked, confirming contemporary observers complaints that there were insufficient counterparties. When the position of the NYSE as the dominant exchange became threatened, the management of the exchange proposed a 25 percent increase in the number of seats in February 1929 by issuing a quarter-seat dividend to all members. While such a "stock split" would be expected to leave the aggregate value of the NYSE unchanged, an event study reveals that its value rose in anticipation of increased efficiency. These expectations were justified as bid-ask spreads became less sensitive to peak volume days after the increase in seats
Risk sharing, crew quality, labor shares and wages in the nineteenth century American whaling industry by Lance E Davis( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines 36.640 labor contracts signed between whalemen and the agents who organized 1,258 whaling voyages that departed from New Bedford, Massachusetts between January I. 1840 and December 31, 1858 and between January I and December 31, 1866. The contracts contain information on the whaleman's station (occupation) and on his lay (the fraction of output of the voyage that he was entitled to receive upon completion). The paper investigates the benefits associated with this unique contract. examines the occupational and spatial distribution of lays. and compares wages in whaling with those available in the merchant marine and those earned in shore based pursuits. It also attempts to assess the efficiency of this early labor market and to explore the relationship between the labor contract, crew quality. technical change. and productivity
Productivity in American whaling : the New Bedford fleet in the nineteenth century by Lance E Davis( )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the end of the War of 1812 until the Civil War the New Bedford whaling fleet grew spectacularly; thereafter it declined, equally spectacularly. By the end of the century New Bedford's day was over. During the 88 years of this period, the technical configuration of the fleet, the hunting grounds visited, and the types of whales pursued all changed dramatically, and more than once. The literature on whaling suggests that the collapse of the industry was due, in part, to declining productivity, occasioned by the disappearance of the whales (because of over-hunting) and the deterioration of the quality of labor. The shifts in the composition of the fleet are viewed, chiefly, as the result of efforts by whalemen to overcome their problems. In this paper, productivity data (superlative indexes), by voyage, are employed in multiple regression analysis to trace the relationships between the changes in the composition of the fleet and productivity. The propositions that declining labor quality and whale stocks had important consequences for productivity are subjected to test, while the impacts of technical changes on productivity are measured
Historical financing of small- and medium-sized enterprises by Robert J Cull( )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We focus on the economies of the North Atlantic Core during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and find that an impressive variety of local financial institutions emerged to supply the needs of SMEs wherever there was sufficient demand for their services. Although these intermediaries had significant weaknesses, they were able to tap into local information networks and so extend credit to firms that were too young or small to secure funds from large regional or national institutions. In addition, by raising the return to savings for local households, they helped to mobilize significant new resources for economic development
American economic history by Lance E Davis( Book )

2 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolving financial markets and international capital flows : Britain, the Americas, and Australia, 1870-1914 by Lance E Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study examines the impact of British capital flows on the evolution of capital markets in four countries - Argentina, Australia, Canada, and the United States - over the years 1865 to 1914."--BOOK JACKET
International capital markets and american growth 1820-1914 by Lance E Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Savings bank of Baltimore, 1818-1866, a historical and analytical study, by Peter Lester Payne and Lance Edwin Davis by Peter Lester Payne( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Savings Bank of Baltimore 1818-1866 : a histor. and analytical study by Peter Lester Payne( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Finance, intermediaries, and economic development
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Evolving financial markets and international capital flows : Britain, the Americas, and Australia, 1865-1914Finance, intermediaries, and economic developmentMammon and the pursuit of empire : the political economy of British imperialism, 1860-1912Institutional change and American economic growthNaval blockades in peace and war : an economic history since 1750International capital markets and American economic growth, 1820-1914Evolving financial markets and international capital flows : Britain, the Americas, and Australia, 1870-1914International capital markets and american growth 1820-1914
Alternative Names
Davies, Lance Edwin 1928-

Davis, Lance

Davis, Lance 1928-

Davis, Lance, E.

Davis, Lance E. 1928-

Davis, Lance E. (Lance Edwin), 1928-

Davis, Lance Edwin

Davis, Lance Edwin 1928-

Lance Edwin Davis

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