Capital in the American Economy
Its Formation and Financing
Simon Smith Kuznets


An examination of long-term trends in capital formation and financing in the U.S., this study is organized primarily around the principal capital-using sectors of the economy: agriculture, mining and manufacturing, public utilities, non-farm residential real estate, and government. The analysis summarizes major trends in real capital formation and financing, and the factors that determined the trends.

Originally published in 1961.

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