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Economic History

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  • The History of Econometric Ideasby Mary S. Morgan

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 44.00

    This book illustrates how economists first learnt to harness statistical methods to measure and test the 'laws' of economics. more...

  • Too Big to Failby Andrew Ross Sorkin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 20.78

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE BBC SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2010 They were masters of the financial universe, flying in private jets and raking in billions. They thought they were too big to fail. Yet they would bring the world to its knees. Andrew Ross Sorkin, the news-breaking New York Times journalist, delivers the first true in-the-room... more...

  • The Great Crash 1929by John Kenneth Galbraith

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.99

    Of Galbraith's classic examination of the 1929 financial collapse, the Atlantic Monthly said:"Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of sardonic fun from the whopping errors of the nation's oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial... more...

  • The Rise of the Western Worldby Douglass C. North; Robert Paul Thomas

    Cambridge University Press 1973; US$ 28.00

    This 1973 book is a radical interpretation, offering a unified explanation for the growth of Western Europe between 900 A. D. and 1700. more...

  • Manias, Panics and Crashesby Charles P. Kindleberger; Robert Z. Aliber

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 58.00

    Manias, Panics and Crashes , is a scholarly and entertaining account of the way that mismanagement of money and credit has led to financial explosions over the centuries. Covering such topics as the history and anatomy of crises, speculative manias, and the lender of last resort, this book has been hailed as 'a true classic...both timely and timeless.'... more...

  • A Financial History of the Netherlandsby Marjolein 't Hart; Joost Jonker; Jan Luiten van Zanden

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 32.00

    Overview of the financial history of the Netherlands from the sixteenth century onwards. more...

  • Lords of Financeby Liaquat Ahamed

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.98

    THIS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE. The current financial crisis has only one parallel: the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and subsequent Great Depression of the 1930s, which crippled the future of an entire generation and set the stage for the horrors of the Second World War. Yet the economic meltdown could have been avoided, had it not been for the decisions... more...

  • This Time Is Differentby Carmen M. Reinhart; Kenneth Rogoff

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    Throughout history, rich and poor countries alike have been lending, borrowing, crashing--and recovering--their way through an extraordinary range of financial crises. Each time, the experts have chimed, "this time is different"--claiming that the old rules of valuation no longer apply and that the new situation bears little similarity to past disasters.... more...

  • The Microfoundations Delusionby J.E. King

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    In this challenging book, John King makes a sustained and comprehensive attack on the dogma that macroeconomic theory must have 'rigorous microfoundations'. He draws on both the philosophy of science and the history of economic thought to demonstrate the dangers of foundational metaphors and the defects of micro-reduction as a methodological... more...

  • The End of Normalby James K. Galbraith

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 26.00

    The years since the Great Crisis of 2008 have seen slow growth, high unemployment, falling home values, chronic deficits, a deepening disaster in Europe?and a stale argument between two false solutions, ?austerity? on one side and ?stimulus? on the other. Both sides and practically all analyses of the crisis so far take for granted that the economic... more...