Many people contributed to the completion of this manuscript. Among the most important were Tom Willett, who critiqued two or three drafts of most of the chapters and provided much-needed moral support, and the Lincoln Foundation, whose grant to the Claremont Institute for Economic Policy Studies provided critical funding for research assistance when I needed it the most. I am particularly indebted to Sven Arndt, Arthur Denzau, Yi Feng, David Hopson, Kathleen Gumbleton, Cheryl Holsey, Jacek Kugler, Derek Van Veen, Brian Ward and Stephen Wood for several editorial, theoretical or methodological refinements made on various chapters. Pam Martin gracefully rose above all sorts of challenges to her tolerance of ambiguity to render the final manuscript into camera-ready copy. Carole al-Sharabati and Peter Vasilovich provided invaluable and indefatigable research assistance. However, the responsibility for the final product-warts, coefficients and all -- is mine alone.
Lewis W. Snider