"The chapters in this volume were presented on July 30-31, 2004, at the "Corruption and Reform" conference held at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA."--Acknowledgments
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Corruption and reform : introduction / Edward L. Glaeser and Claudia Goldin -- The concept of systematic corruption in American history / John Joseph Wallis -- Limiting the reach of the grabbing hand : graft and growth in American cities, 1880 to 1930 / Rebecca Menes -- Digging the dirt at public expense : governance in the building of the Erie Canal and other public works / Stanley L. Engerman and Kenneth L. Sokoloff -- Corporate governance and the plight of minority shareholders in the United States before the Great Depression / Naomi R. Lamoreaux and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal -- Water, water everywhere : municipal finance and water supply in American cities / David Cutler and Grant Miller -- The rise of the fourth estate : how newspapers became informative and why it mattered / Matthew Gentzkow, Edward L. Glaeser, and Claudia Goldin -- Bank chartering and political corruption in antebellum New York : free banking as reform / Howard Bodenhorn -- Regime change and corruption : a history of public utility regulation / Werner Troesken -- The irony of reform : did large employers subvert workplace safety reform, 1869 to 1930? / Price V. Fishback -- The determinants of progressive era reform : the Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906 / Marc T. Law and Gary D. Libecap -- Politics, relief, and reform : Roosevelt’s efforts to control corruption and political manipulation during the New Deal / John Joseph Wallis, Price V. Fishback, and Shawn Kantor.
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