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Economic History

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  • The Rise and Fall of American Growthby Robert J. Gordon

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95

    In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, home appliances, motor vehicles, air travel, air conditioning, and television transformed households and workplaces. With medical advances, life expectancy between 1870 and 1970 grew... more...

  • Financial Crises, 1929 to the Presentby S. Hsu

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    This fascinating volume offers a comprehensive synthesis of the events, causes and outcomes of the major financial crises from 1929 to the present day. Beginning with an overview of the global financial system, Sara Hsu presents both theoretical and empirical evidence to explain the roots of financial crises in general. She then provides a thorough... more...

  • The Forgotten Depressionby James Grant

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 17.00

    James Grant?s story of America?s last governmentally untreated depression: A bible for conservative economists, this ?carefully researched history?makes difficult economic concepts easy to understand, and it deftly mixes major events with interesting vignettes? ( The Wall Street Journal ). In 1920-1921, Woodrow Wilson and Warren G. Harding met a deep... more...

  • GDPby Diane Coyle

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 13.95

    Why did the size of the U.S. economy increase by 3 percent on one day in mid-2013?or Ghana?s balloon by 60 percent overnight in 2010? Why did the U.K. financial industry show its fastest expansion ever at the end of 2008?just as the world?s financial system went into meltdown? And why was Greece?s chief statistician charged with treason in 2013 for... more...

  • The Economics of World War IIby Mark Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 32.00

    A new quantitative view of the wartime economic experiences of six great powers. more...

  • Eurozone Dystopiaby William Mitchell

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Eurozone Dystopia traces the origin of the Eurozone and shows how the historical Franco-German rivalry combined with the growing dominance of neo-liberal economic thinking to create a monetary system that was deeply flawed and destined to fail. It argues that the political class in Europe is trapped in a destructive groupthink which prevents it from... more...

  • A History of the London Stock Market 1945-2009by Blakey George G.

    Harriman House 2011; US$ 13.16

    This book is a unique record of the people, deals and events that have driven the stock market since 1945. Written in a down-to-earth, journalistic style, this book reads almost like a novel as it takes you through over 60 years of stock market history. Blakey provides a fascinating perspective on the movers and shakers - the winners, the losers, and... more...

  • Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowdsby Mackay Charles

    Harriman House 2011; US$ 2.89

    First published in 1841, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is often cited as the best book ever written about market psychology. This Harriman House edition includes Charles Mackay's account of the three infamous financial manias - John Law's Mississipi Scheme, the South Sea Bubble, and Tulipomania. Between the three of them,... more...

  • The Medieval Broadclothby Kathrine Vestergard Pedersen; Marie-Louise Nosch

    Oxbow Books 2009; US$ 25.00

    The eight papers presented here provide a useful introduction to medieval broadcloth, and an up-to-date synthesis of current research. The word broadcloth is nowadays used as an overall term for the woven textiles mass-produced and exported all over Europe. It was first produced in Flanders as a luxurious cloth from the 11th century and throughout... more...

  • Popular Economicsby John Tamny

    Regnery Publishing 2015; US$ 27.99

    John Tamny uses entertaining stories from sports, movies, popular culture, and famous businesses to explain the basic principles of economics. His Dollars and Sense is an everyman?s guide to how money really worksa lesson politicians try (and fail) to grasp every day. more...