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The Economics Of Skin Tone In Nineteenth-Century Maryland, Yuree Kim May 2018

The Economics Of Skin Tone In Nineteenth-Century Maryland, Yuree Kim

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

I analyze the effect of subtle differences in skin complexion on heights of free blacks in Maryland during the nineteenth century. I propose that lighter-skinned blacks were taller (indicating better nutrition) than their darker counterparts. I find the hypothesis holds - 15.9% taller for males and 16.5% taller for females.


Three Essays In Macroeconomic History, Joshua W. Mason Sep 2014

Three Essays In Macroeconomic History, Joshua W. Mason

Doctoral Dissertations

Following Minsky, an economy can be understood as a set of units linked to each other by flows of money payments and by the commitments to future payments reflected on balance sheets. This dissertation offers three accounts of the historical evolution of the US economy, conceived of a network of balance sheets, over the course of 20th and early 21st century. The first essay looks at changes in the pattern of payment flows between nonfinancial corporations and financial markets associated with the ``shareholder revolution" of the 1980s. It argues that the shift in payouts to shareholders from a quasi-fixed stream ...


The Effectiveness Of Induced Location Of Manufacturing Industry As A Means Of Fostering Sustained Economic Growth In Less Developed Regions Of Oregon, Leland F. Smith Mar 1974

The Effectiveness Of Induced Location Of Manufacturing Industry As A Means Of Fostering Sustained Economic Growth In Less Developed Regions Of Oregon, Leland F. Smith

Dissertations and Theses

The subject of this thesis was chosen from both a professional and an academic interest in the economic development of Oregon. Prompted by proposals made to the Oregon Legislature to initiate various forms of industrial subsidy programs to disperse economic growth and population away from congested areas, this research effort seeks to provide an evaluative analysis of the effectiveness of subsidy techniques in influencing industrial location and stimulating a sustained growth process in less developed areas.

Research was undertaken in two primary subjects: 1) theory of regional economic development and the effects of subsidies on the growth process; and 2 ...


A History Of Some Early Iowa Farm Journals (Before 1900), Gerald Leroy Seaman Jan 1942

A History Of Some Early Iowa Farm Journals (Before 1900), Gerald Leroy Seaman

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


History Of The Iowa Coal Industry, Manzella Groth Stahlman Jan 1938

History Of The Iowa Coal Industry, Manzella Groth Stahlman

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.