- Author : Alexander J. Field
- Release Date : 26 April 2011
- Publisher : Yale University Press
- Categories : Business & Economics
- Pages : 288 pages
- ISBN 13 : 9780300168754
- ISBN 10 : 0300168756
Synopsis : A Great Leap Forward written by Alexander J. Field, published by Yale University Press which was released on 26 April 2011. Download A Great Leap Forward Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. This bold re-examination of the history of U.S. economic growth is built around a novel claim, that productive capacity grew dramatically across the Depression years (1929-1941) and that this advance provided the foundation for the economic and military success of the United States during the Second World War as well as for the golden age (1948-1973) that followed.Alexander J. Field takes a fresh look at growth data and concludes that, behind a backdrop of double-digit unemployment, the 1930s actually experienced very high rates of technological and organizational innovation, fueled by the maturing of a privately funded research and development system and the government-funded build-out of the country's surface road infrastructure. This significant new volume in the Yale Series in Economic and Financial History invites new discussion of the causes and consequences of productivity growth over the last century and a half and on our current prospects.