Essays in Economic & Business History

Currently in its 37th year of publication, Essays in Economic & Business History now operates as an on-line open access journal with a print issue to coincide with the Society’s annual conference. Articles for the journal are selected by double blind review process. EEBH provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. In this same spirit, accepted articles awaiting the next print issue are made available on-line as soon as the editorial process is completed.

EEBH is listed by Cabell’s International directory, the Directory of Open Access Journals, the AEA’s EconLit, EBSCO’s Historical Abstracts, and entered the UK’s Chartered Association of Business Schools’ Academic Journal Guide as a ‘2’ in 2018.

Editorial Board

Gerben Bakker, London School of Economics

Bernardo Batiz-Lazo, Bangor University

Dan Bogart, University of California, Irvine

Stephen Broadberry, University of Oxford

Ann Carlos, University of Colorado-Boulder

Youssef Cassis, European University Institute

John A. Dove, Troy University

Jeffrey Fear, University of Glasgow

Price Fishback, University of Arizona

Robert K. Fleck, Clemson University

Juan Flores, University of Geneva

Vincent Geloso, Texas Tech University

Sheryllynne Haggerty, University of Nottingham

Mary Eschelbach Hansen, American University

Leslie Hannah, London School of Economics

Douglas Irwin, Dartmouth College

Naomi Lamoreaux, Yale University

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, University of Chile & Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University

Aldo Musacchio, Brandeis International Business School

Jari Ojala, University of Jyväskylä

Jared Rubin, Chapman University

Peter Scott, University of Reading

Raymond Stokes, University of Glasgow

Melissa Thomasson, Miami University

Janice Traflet, Bucknell University

Grietjie Verhoef, University of Johannesburg

Mark Wilson, University of North Carolina-Charlotte


Mark Billings, University of Exeter

Daniel Giedeman, Grand Valley State University

Associate Editors

Jari Eloranta, University of Helsinki

Erik Lakomaa, Stockholm School of Economics

Mitchell J. Larson, University of Central Lancashire

Simon Mollan, The University of York

Eline Poelmans, Catholic University Leuven

Nicola Tynan, Dickinson College

Book Review Editor

Erik Benson, Cornerstone University

Production Editor

Soudeh Mirghasemi, Hofstra University



Poelmans, Raisanen & Taylor: The Long-Run Effect of Geographically-Staggered Legalizations: Was There a First-Adopter Advantage for States That Legalized Beer More Quickly in 1933?


Editors of the Essays in Economic and Business History announce the publication of Eline Poelmans, Samuel Raisanen, Jason E. Taylor's in press article:

The Long-Run Effect of Geographically-Staggered Legalizations: Was There a First-Adopter Advantage for States That Legalized Beer More Quickly in 1933?

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Vol 36, No 1 (2018): Essays in Economic & Business History

Table of Contents

Front Matter

Title Page and Table of Contents PDF


The Newest on the New Deal PDF
Price Fishback 1-22
The Co-movement of the Irish, UK, and US Stock Markets, 1869–1925 PDF
Rebecca Stuart 23-46
Unwritten Rules and Gendered Frames Amongst Probate Appraisers? Evidence from Eighteenth-Century York County, Virginia PDF
Wendy Lucas, Noel Campbell 47-94
Global Trade and Development: The Good, Bad, and Unanticipated 1600-1800 PDF
Ann Carlos 95-120
Steam Engines of Credit: The Role of Banks in Switzerland’s Economic Development, 1850-1913 PDF
Daniel C. Giedeman, Ryan A. Compton 121-158
The Growth of the Japanese Electric Power Industry and the World Bank’s Request to Increase Depreciation Costs Between 1951 and 1973 PDF
Takashi Kitaura 159-186
Philosopher’s Concrete: Dam Construction, Farmland Values, and Agricultural Production in the Western US, 1890–1920 PDF
Soudeh Mirghasemi 187-222
Colonial Transatlantiques: The French Line in Algeria, 1880-1940 PDF
John H. Perry 223-252
Early American Joint-Stock Investors and Their Challenges Investing in a Physical Structure: The Case of Boston’s Long Wharf, 1710-1825 PDF
Kelly M. Kilcrease 253-289
The Entrepreneurial Culture and the Mysteries of Economic Development PDF
Louis Galambos 290-320

Book Reviews

Noppen, Ryan K. Blue Skies, Orange Wings: The Global Reach of Dutch Aviation in War and Peace, 1914-1945. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2016. 338 Pp. PDF
Erik Benson 321-323
Bruni, Luigino and Stefano Zamagni. Civil Economy: Another Idea of the Market. Newcastle upon Tyne: Agenda, 2016. 147 Pp. PDF
Michael Curry 324-327
Rubin, Jared. Rulers, Religion, & Riches: Why the West Got Rich and the Middle East Did Not. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. PDF
Lynne P. Doti 327-330
Merritt, Jane T. The Trouble with Tea: The Politics of Consumption in the Eighteenth-Century Global Economy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. 212 Pp. PDF
Jeremy Land 330-332
Knodell, Jane Ellen. The Second Bank of the United States: “Central” Banker in an Era of Nation Building, 1816-1836. Routledge, 2017. 160 Pp. PDF
John Moore 333-335
Warren, Wendy. New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America. New York: Liveright, 2016. 368 pp. PDF
Erik Noren 336-338

Editor's Notes

Editor's Notes PDF
Jason E. Taylor 339-341

ISSN: 0896-226X