The Economic Development of Canada
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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 12.45mm | 340g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113887969X
  • 9781138879690

Table of contents

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF CANADA: R POMFRET: Contents Preface, vii Chapter 1: Introduction, 1 Chapter 2: Economic Development prior to 1850, 7 1. The Early Staples, 7 2. Colonial Rivalries, 13 3. American independence, 17 4. The Aftermath of 1783, 20 5. The Timber Trade, 24 6. The Struggle for the Second Empire of the St. Lawrence, 26 Appendix: Meanwhile in the West, 28 Chapter 3: Alternative Approaches to Canadian Economic Development, 33 1. The Staple Theory, 33 2. A Marxian Approach, 39 3. Rostow's "Stages of Economic Growth," 41 4. Other Approaches, 44 5. Conclusions, 46 Chapter 4: The Statistical Evidence on Canadian Economic Growth, 47 1. The Quality of Canadian Census Data, 47 2. Population, 49 3. Output, 53 4. Capital Formation, 56 5. Other Data, 59 6. Testing Theories of Canadian Economic Development, 62 Appendix: The "Sources of Growth" in Canada, 65 Chapter 5: Government Policy, 68 1. Commercial Policy, 68 2. Railway Policy, 94 3. Land Policy, 111 4. The Government's Development Strategy: An Overview, 119 Chapter 6: The Industrialization of Central Canada, 1850-1914, 122 1. The Beginnings of Modern Industry, 122 2. Two Manufacturing Industries of the 1560s, 125 3. The 1879 Tariff and Industrial Development, 132 4. Industrial Concentration and Combines Policy, 135 5. Direct Foreign Investment, 140 6. The Naylor Thesis, 142 7. Conclusions, 145 Chapter 7: The Prairie Wheat Economy, 147 1. Chronology, 147 2. The Farmers versus Monopoly Power, 149 3. The Marketing of Wheat, 152 4. Farm Credit, 155 Appendix: The Wheat Boom's Contribution to Economic Growth, 157 Chapter 8: The Financial System, 165 1. Early Financial Problems, 165 2. Free Banking versus Chartered Banks, 170 3. The Decline and Rise of the Chartered Banks, 172 4. Central Banking, 176 5. Conclusions, 177 Chapter 9: Business Cycles, 179 1. Course of the Business Cycle and its Domestic Causes, 179 2. Relation to Other Countries' Business Cycles, 181 3. The Depression of the 1930s, 183 Chapter 10: Regional Variations in Economic Development, 189 1. Changing Patterns of Regional Leadership, 159 2. The Location of Industry, 192 3. The Development of Metropolitan Centres, 196 Chapter 11: Conclusions, 200 Bibliography, 203 Index, 211 List of Maps Map 1. Canada, 1873, 6 Map 2. North America, 1713 15 Map 3. Quebec, 1774, 20 Map 4. British North America, 1783-1825, 22 Map 5. British Columbia in the Early 1860s, 31 Map 6. Railways in Canada before 1867, 98 Map 7. Montreal and Rail Routes to the Sea, 103show more