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Economic Conditions

  • Multinationalism, Japanese Styleby Terutomo Ozawa

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.50

    Analyzing the motivating forces behind the trend toward Japanese direct overseas production, this work examines the appreciation of the yen, rising labor and energy costs, environmental decay, shortages of industrial sites, and critical dependence on overseas resources as factors in prompting Japanese firms to transfer production facilities abroad.... more...

  • The New Inflationby W. David Slawson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.00

    In this lively but profound study, W. David Slawson contends that balancing the government budget will not stop current inflation short of a disastrous depression. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist... more...

  • The Seven Years War and the Old Regime in Franceby James C. Riley

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Taking French participation in the Seven Years War as a case study, this book examines the effects of war on the economy and on government finance, finding that the economic toll has usually been exaggerated and the financial toll seriously underestimated. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...

  • Society and Economy in Colonial Connecticutby Jackson Turner Main

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 51.50

    A pioneer in American social history, Jackson Turner Main presents the first continuous and detailed picture of the economic and social structure of an American colony from its founding up to the Revolution. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously... more...

  • The Defense of Community in Peru's Central Highlandsby Florencia E. Mallon

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 52.00

    Florencia E. Mallon examines the development of capitalism in Peru's central highlands, depicting its impact on peasant village economy and society. She shows that the region's peasantry divided into an agrarian bourgeoisie and a rural proletariat during the period under discussion, although the surviving peasant ideology, village kinship networks,... more...

  • Businessmen and Politics in the Rhineland, 1789-1834by Jeffry M. Diefendorf

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 53.00

    In an attempt to understand the political history of the German middle class in the nineteenth century, Jeffry Diefendorf studies in detail the political, social, and economic behavior of three business communities on the Left Bank of the Rhine between 1789 and 1834. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...

  • Was Stalin Really Necessary?by Alec Nove

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    First published in 1964, Was Stalin Really Necessary? is a thought-provoking work which deals with many aspects of the Soviet political economy, planning problems and statistics. Professor Nove starts with an attempt to evaluate the rationality of Stalinism and discusses the possible political consequences of the search for greater economic efficiency,... more...

  • Speculation, Trading, and Bubblesby José A. Scheinkman; Kenneth J. Arrow; Patrick Bolton; Sanford J. Grossman; Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    The history of financial markets is full of moments in which asset prices inflate far beyond their intrinsic value. These events are commonly called bubbles, and in this book, José A. Scheinkman and other top economists offer new explanations for this phenomenon. Scheinkman discusses some stylized facts concerning bubbles, such as high trading volume... more...

  • Paper Money Collapseby Detlev S. Schlichter; Thomas Mayer

    Wiley 2014; US$ 40.00

    Explore the inevitable collapse of the fiat monetary system Paper Money Collapse: The Folly of Elastic Money, Second Edition challenges the mainstream consensus on money and monetary policy. While it is today generally believed that the transition from 'hard' and inflexible commodity money (such as a gold standard) to entirely flexible and potentially... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Major Events in Economic Historyby Randall E. Parker; Robert M. Whaples

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 240.00

      The Handbook of Major Events in Economic History aims to introduce readers to the important macroeconomic events of the past two hundred years. The chapters endeavour to explain what went on and why during the most significant economic epochs of the nineteenth, twentieth and early twenty-first centuries and how where we are today fits in this historical... more...