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Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

When a computer or a user is directly connected into a network and is capable of interacting with it, for example by querying the contents of a database.

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Internet Commerce

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economic History. 1521 words.

Online commerce did not originate on the Internet. In the early 1970s, companies such as Lexis-Nexis and Dialog started selling

Friedman and Divisia Monetary Measures

William A. Barnett.

in Milton Friedman

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic History; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics. 11518 words.

This chapter explores the relationship between Milton Friedman’s work and the work on Divisia monetary aggregation, originated by William A. Barnett. The paradoxes associated with...

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Canadian Prostitution Law

Lauren Jones.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Prostitution

October 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Labour and Demographic Economics; Economic History. 10155 words.

This chapter reviews the history of prostitution law in Canada. It begins with a review of relevant literature on the history and policy of the sex trade in Canada, along with current laws...

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Learning from History: Volatility and Financial Crises

Jon Danielsson, Marcela Valenzuela and Ilknur Zer.

in The Review of Financial Studies

July 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Finance; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; Economics; Financial Regulation; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations. 15176 words.


We study the effects of stock market volatility on risk-taking and financial crises by constructing a cross-country database spanning up to 211 years...