Michael Edelstein

Professor of Economics, Queens College and The Graduate School, City University of New York
Michael.Edelstein@qc.cuny.edu

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Ph. D. Economic History, University of Pennsylvania, 1970

A. M. Economics, University of Chicago, 1964
A. B. History, University of Chicago, 1962

Curriculum Vitae: pdf

Research Interests:  The markets for engineers, scientists and technicians in the USA, Europe and Australia in the 19th and 20th Centuries; war economies of the USA in the 20th Century; British capital markets in the 19th Century; the economics of the 19th Century British empire; modern economic growth in the USA and Europe.

 

Datasets and Working Papers

 

The Realized Rate of Return to 703 UK Home and Foreign Equity, Preference and Debenture Securities, 1870-1913: Data Sources, Description and EXCEL Instructions.

 

Realized Returns (IRRR) to 703 UK Home and Foreign Equity, Preference and Debenture Securities, 1870-1913: Return Data by Security Name, Type, Sector, Sub-sector, Country and Year. 

 

The Production of Engineers in New York Colleges and Universities, 1800-1950: Data Sources and Description

 

The Production of Engineers in New York Colleges and Universities, 1800-1950: Data

 

 

Selected Publications

 

Books

 

Overseas Investment in the Age of High Imperialism:  The U.K., 1850-1914.  (New York: Columbia University Press; London: Methuen; 1982)

           

Articles

 

“The Production of Engineers in New York Colleges and Universities, 1800-1950: Some New Data,” Ch. 6 in David Eltis, Frank D. Lewis, and Kenneth L. Sokoloff (eds), Human Capital and Institutions. A Long-Run View. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.  Pp. 179-217.

 

“International Transactions and Foreign Commerce,” in Chapter Ee (“International Trade and Exchange Rates”) of Historical Statistics of the United States. Earliest Times to the Present Millennial Edition. Vol. 5. Part E: Governance and International Relations. Cambridge UK & New York NY: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Pps. 441 –444; 452–497.

 

“Was Adherence to the Gold Standard a “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval” during the Interwar Period,” Ch. 10 in Stanley L. Engerman, Philip T. Hoffman, Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, and Kenneth L. Sokoloff (eds.), Finance, Intermediaries, and Economic Development. New York NY: Cambridge University Press, 2003.  Pp. 288-318.

 

"The Size of the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II: Feasibility and War Planning," Research in Economic History, Vol. 20, 2001, 47-98.

 

 

"War and the American Economy in the Twentieth Century," Ch. 6 in Stanley L. Engerman and Robert E. (eds.), The Cambridge Economic History of the United States. Volume III. The Twentieth Century. New York NY: Cambridge University Press, 2000. Pp. 329-406.

 

"Were U. S. Rates of Accumulation in the 20th Century Investment or Savings Driven?"  Research in Economic History, 1991.

 

 

"What Price Cold War? Military Expenditures and Private Investment in the United States, 1890-1980,"  Cambridge Journal of Economics, December 1990.

 

 

"Professional Engineers and the Australian Economy, 1866-1980," Ch. 13 in David Pope and Lee Alston (eds.), Australia's Greatest Asset (Annandale NSW: The Federation Press, 1989). Also Australian Economic History Review, September 1988.

 

The Flow of New, Tertiary Qualified Engineers in Australia 1866-1980 (Canberra: Source Paper No. 18, Department of Economic History, The Australian National University, 1988).

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