The Big Ditch: How America Took, Built, Ran, and Ultimately Gave Away the Panama Canal by Noel Maurer and Carlos Yu
Published By: Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press ISBN: 978-0-691-14738-3 Date of Publication: 2011
Book Review Detail
Valerie A. Ramey of University of California, San Diego and NBER
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.49.4.1230.r23 Review Pages: 1299-1303
Book Review Abstract
Valerie A. Ramey of University of California, San Diego and NBER reviews "The Big Ditch: How America Took, Built, Ran, and Ultimately Gave Away the Panama Canal" by Noel Maurer and Carlos Yu. The EconLit abstract of the reviewed work begins, "Chronicles the economic and political history of the Panama Canal from the origins of the idea in sixteenth-century Spain to the present day. Discusses an introduction to the Ditch; before the Ditch; preparing the Ditch; digging the Ditch; crossing the Ditch; passed by the Ditch; sliding into irrelevancy; ditching the Ditch; and concluding the Ditch. Maurer is Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Yu is an economic historian and private consultant. Index."