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Portage and Path Dependence

Hoyt Bleakley and Jeffrey Lin.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2012; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development; Regional and Urban Economic History. 19953 words.

Many cities in North America formed at obstacles to water navigation, where continued transport required overland hauling or portage. Portage sites attracted commerce and supporting...

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