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1.1667 Economic History: The Impact Of The Fluitschip or Flyboat.
The purpose of this paper will be to determine the impact of the fluitschip or flyboat. It is hypothesized that the flyboat had a significant impact on the European shipping trade between the 1500s and the 1800s. In short, the flyboat not only increased the stature and success of the Dutch in this trade, but it also altered the parameters of success in this particular trade. 4.5 pgs. 14 f/c. 4b.
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Filename: 1667 Fluitschip Flyboat.doc
2.2523 History of Economic Thought.
In his book entitled "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions", Thomas Kuhn outlines how and why scientific revolutions occur. Karl R. Popper's book entitled "The Logic of Scientific Discovery" presents a methodological structure for scientific inquiry. In many ways, Kuhn selected Popper's proposed methodological structure as a foil for his arguments about the nature of science. But given careful consideration, it would appear their interpretations of science might not have been that far apart. This paper will critically discuss the previous assertion, while paying attention to possible differences and similarities. 4.5 pgs. 9 f/c. 3b.
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Filename: 2523 History Economic Thought.doc
3.2600 The Industrial Retardation: 1879-1914.
This paper will evaluate the contrasting arguments for 'industrial retardation' and find the proper place for the 1870-1914 period in the annals of economic history. The author believes that at the worst it was an era of relative decline only when compared with international competition. Britain had simply boomed earlier than the US or Germany, and its cycle of development was, therefore, out of synch with theirs. 10 pgs. 23 f/c. 4b.
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Filename: 2600 Industrial Retardation.doc
4.2602 The End of An Era: Britain's Economic Decline.
This paper will look at the quick collapse of the Victorian economy of Britain after WWI. Some of the factors behind this economic decline are addressed, as well as the implications of the inter-war era. 14.5 pgs. 35 f/c. 6b.
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Filename: 2602 Post War Decline.doc
5.2630 Britain's Transition: From a Highly International Market, to a Wartime Market, to a Closed Domestic Market.
This study observes the value of exports in Britain between the years 1910-39. This period is an important one as it shows the final years of the Victorian economy, the entire WWI economy, the interwar period, and the outset of WWII. Looking at the value of exports is particularly informative as it demonstrates the end of the British empire as it was known during the 19th century; i.e., the end of Britain's position as the 'workshop of the world', and its slow but sporadic transformation in the interwar period. By looking at both non-manufactured and specific manufactured goods, great insight can be gained into Britain's transition from a highly international market, to a wartime market, and ultimately a closed domestic market. 3 pgs. 0f/c. 1b.
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Filename: 2630 Britain Economic Transition.doc
6.2639 The Automobile Industry.
This brief paper looks at the automobile industry as a whole. Some of the issues discussed are: its history, market concentration and its determinants, nature and extent of barriers to entry, environmental factors causing the market structure to change. 5 pgs. 4 f/c. 2b.
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Filename: 2639 The Automobile Industry.doc
7.2699 The Evolution of Full Service Brokerages.
This paper will look at the full service brokerages and the increased competition that it faces. Some of the topics discussed in the paper are, comparing full-service and discount brokerages, trends in the brokerage industry, and prospects for the industry. 7.5 pgs. 6 f/c. 4b.