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An Academic Parable: Robert W. Fogel's Raft, Heitor Moura Filho Apr 2014

An Academic Parable: Robert W. Fogel's Raft, Heitor Moura Filho

Heitor Moura Filho

The book Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery, by Robert W. Fogel and Stanley L. Engerman achieved great fame as a revolutionary interpretation of North American slavery, even though at the time it was criticized in detail by specialists in quantitative economic history. We believe that to quote it as a pioneering quantitative study of slavery has become an academic “meme”, which does not adequately reflect the severe criticism suffered by the book during the years following its publication. This text looks back to the book’s release and the subsequent debates in the ideological and ...


From National Monopoly To Multinational Corporation: How Regulation Shaped The Road Towards Telecommunications Internationalisation, Judith Clifton, Daniel Díaz-Fuentes, Francisco Comín Aug 2011

From National Monopoly To Multinational Corporation: How Regulation Shaped The Road Towards Telecommunications Internationalisation, Judith Clifton, Daniel Díaz-Fuentes, Francisco Comín

Judith Clifton

One of the consequences of major regulatory reform of the telecommunications sector from the end of the 1970s – particularly, privatisation, liberalisation and deregulation – was the establishment of a new business environment which permitted former national telecommunications monopolies to expand abroad. From the 1990s, a number of these firms, particularly those based in Europe, joined the rankings of the world's leading multinational corporations. Their internationalisation was uneven, however: while some firms internationalised strongly, others ventured abroad much slower. This article explores how the regulatory framework within which telecommunications incumbents evolved over the long-term shaped their subsequent, uneven, paths to internationalisation ...


Câmbio De Longo Prazo Do Mil-Réis. Uma Abordagem Empírica Referente Às Taxas Contra A Libra Esterlina E O Dólar (1795-1913), Heitor Moura Filho Jan 2009

Câmbio De Longo Prazo Do Mil-Réis. Uma Abordagem Empírica Referente Às Taxas Contra A Libra Esterlina E O Dólar (1795-1913), Heitor Moura Filho

Heitor Moura Filho

Short-term and long-term exchange rates of the Brazilian imperial Mil-Reis to the US Dollar are estimated from 1795 to 1913