Most widely held works by Hugh Rockoff
Drastic measures : a history of wage and price controls in the United States by Hugh Rockoff ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 860 libraries worldwide
Strategic factors in nineteenth century American economic history : a volume to honor Robert W. Fogel ( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 538 libraries worldwide
History of the American economy by Gary M Walton ( Book )
28 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 libraries worldwide
[This book] ties America's past to the economic policies and debates of today and beyond. Presenting economic events chronologically ... the authors equip readers with a firm foundation in the evolution of American economic history. -http://www.swlearning.com.
The free banking era : a re-examination by Hugh Rockoff ( Book )
5 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 libraries worldwide
The Sinews of war : essays on the economic history of World War II ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Price controls ( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
The gold standard as a "good housekeeping seal of approval by Michael D Bordo ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Was adherence to the gold standard a "good housekeeping seal of approval" during the interwar period by Michael D Bordo ( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Deflation, silent runs, and bank holidays, in the great contraction by Hugh Rockoff ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 69 libraries worldwide
The changing role of America's veterans by Hugh Rockoff ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 68 libraries worldwide
A comparison of the United States and Canadian banking systems in the twentieth Century : stability vs. efficiency by Michael D Bordo ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Prodigals and projectors : an economic history of usury laws in the United States from colonial times to 1900 by Hugh Rockoff ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Monetary policy and regional interest rates in the United States, 1880-2002 by John S Landon-Lane ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
"The long running debate among economic historians over how long it took regional financial markets in the United States to become fully integrated should be of considerable interest to students of monetary unions. This paper reviews the debate, discusses the implications of various hypotheses for the optimality of the US monetary union, and presents some new findings on the origin and diffusion of monetary shocks. It appears that financial markets were integrated in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in the sense that monetary shocks were routinely transmitted from one part of the United States to another. In particular, shocks to interest rates in the Eastern financial centers were routinely transmitted to the periphery. However, it also appears that during this period significant shocks to bank lending rates in the periphery often arose on the periphery itself. This suggests that a nineteenth century monetary authority that relied on operations confined to eastern financial centers would have had a difficult time managing the U.S. monetary union. After World War II the problem of eruptions on the periphery declined"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site.
Until it's over, over there : the U.S. economy in World War I by Hugh Rockoff ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 59 libraries worldwide
"The process by which the US economy was mobilized during World War I was the subject of considerable criticism both at the time and since. Nevertheless, when viewed in the aggregate the degree of mobilization achieved during the short period of active US involvement was remarkable. The United States entered the war in 1917 having made only limited preparations. In 1918 the armed forces were expanded to include 2.9 million sailors, soldiers, and marines; 6 percent of the labor force in the 15 to 44 age bracket. Overall in 1918, one fifth or more of the nation's resources was devoted to the war effort. By the time the Armistice was signed in 1919 a profusion of new weapons was flowing from American factories. This essay describes how mobilization was achieved so quickly, including how it was financed, and some of the long-term consequences"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site.
Capitalizing patriotism the liberty loans of World War I by Sŭng-wŏn Kang ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
In World War I the Secretary of the Treasury, William Gibbs McAdoo, hoped to create a broad market for government bonds, the famous Liberty Loans, by following an aggressive policy of "capitalizing patriotism." He called on everyone from Wall Street bankers to the Boy Scouts to volunteer for the campaigns to sell the bonds. He helped recruit the nation's best known artists to draw posters depicting the contribution to the war effort to be made by buying bonds, and he organized giant bond rallies featuring Hollywood stars such as Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, and Charlie Chaplin. These efforts, however, enjoyed little success. The yields on the Liberty bonds were kept low mainly by making the bonds tax exempt and by making sure that a large proportion of them was purchased directly or indirectly by the Federal Reserve. Patriotism proved to be a weak offset to normal market forces.
On the origins of "a monetary history by Hugh Rockoff ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
This paper explores some of the scholarship that influenced Milton Friedman and Anna J. Schwartz's "A Monetary History". It shows that the ideas of several Chicago economists -- Henry Schultz, Henry Simons, Lloyd Mints, and Jacob Viner -- left clear marks. It argues, however, that the most important influence may have been Wesley Clair Mitchell and his classic book "Business Cycles" (1913). Mitchell, and the NBER, provided the methodology for "A Monetary History", in particular the emphasis on compiling long time series of monthly data and analyzing the effects of specific variables on the business cycle. A common methodology and the stability of monetary relationships produced similar conclusions about money. Friedman and Schwartz deemphasized Mitchell's "bank-centric" view of the monetary transmission process, but they reinforced Mitchell's conclusion that money had an independent, predictable, and important influence on the business cycle.
Gresham's law regained by Robert L Greenfield ( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 libraries worldwide
The capital market in the 1850s by Hugh Rockoff ( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
An elephant in the garden the Allies, Spain, and oil in World War II by Leonard Caruana ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
"During World War II the Allies controlled Spain's oil supply in order to limit Spain's support for the Axis. This experiment with sanctions is unusually informative because a wide range of policies was tried over a long period. Three episodes are of special interest: (1) a total embargo on oil for Spain in 1940 that was surprisingly successful in dissuading Spain from joining the Axis; (2) a period of reduced supplies in 1941-42 that we call "the Squeeze" that was only partially successful; and (3) a second total embargo in 1944 that was a disappointment for the Allies, given the course of the war, that produced a rift between Churchill and Roosevelt. Our analysis is based on new monthly estimates of Spain's imports of gasoline and other petroleum products, which we describe in the text and report in the appendix. These estimates allow us to draw a clearer picture of the oil sanctions than has been possible in the past"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site.
After Johnny came marching home the political economy of veteran's benefits in the nineteenth century by Sŭng-wŏn Kang ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
This paper explores new estimates of the number of veterans and the value of veterans' benefits -- both cash benefits and land grants -- from the Revolution to 1900. Benefits, it turns out, varied substantially from war to war. The veterans of the War of 1812, in particular, received a smaller amount of benefits than did the veterans of the other nineteenth century wars. A number of factors appear to account for the differences across wars. Some are familiar from studies of other government programs: the previous history of veterans' benefits, the wealth of the United States, the number of veterans relative to the population, and the lobbying efforts of lawyers and other agents employed by veterans. Some are less familiar. There were several occasions, for example, when public attitudes toward the war appeared to influence the amount of benefits. Perhaps the most important factor, however, was the state of the federal treasury. When the federal government ran a surplus, veterans were likely to receive additional benefits; when it ran a deficit, veterans' hopes for additional benefits went unfilled. Veterans' benefits were, to use the terms a bit freely, more like a luxury than a necessity.
Bank deposits Banking law Banks and banking Banks and banking, American Banks and banking, Canadian Canada Capital market Conference proceedings Currency convertibility Currency question Deflation (Finance) Depressions Droughts--Economic aspects Economic history Economic policy Economics Economic sanctions, American England Finance Financial crises Floods--Economic aspects Gold standard Gold standard--Econometric models Gresham's law History Industrial mobilization Inflation (Finance) International relations Labor market Millionaires Monetary policy Monetary unions Money Money market Money supply Petroleum industry and trade Price regulation Scotland Spain Statistics United States United States.--War Production Board Usury laws Veterans' Benefits (United States) Veterans--Economic conditions Veterans--Government policy Wage-price policy Wealth World War (1914-1918) World War (1939-1945)
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