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  • The Economy of Citiesby Jane Jacobs

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 15.95

    In this book, Jane Jacobs, building on the work of her debut, The Death and Life of Great American Cities , investigates the delicate way cities balance the interplay between the domestic production of goods and the ever-changing tide of imports. Using case studies of developing cities in the ancient, pre-agricultural world, and contemporary cities... more...

  • Understanding 'Classical' Economicsby Heinz D. Kurz; Neri Salvadori

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    The 'classical' approach to economic problems, which can be traced back to Adam Smith and David Ricardo, has seen a remarkable revival in recent years. The essays in this collection argue that this approach holds the key to an explanation of important present day economic phenomena. Focusing on the analytical potentialities of classical economics,... more...

  • The Uses and Abuses of Economicsby Terence Hutchison

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Terence Hutchison has made a unique contribution to debates in the history of economic thought and in economic methodology. The material collected here - much of which is appearing for the first time - includes some of the most significant and provocative parts of this contribution. Working from the principle that an idea that offends no one is not... more...

  • Freedom and Growthby S.R. Epstein

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    In discussions on European pre-modern economic growth, the role of individual freedom and of the state has loomed large. This book examines whether different kinds of 'freedoms' (absolutist, parliamentary and republican) caused different economic outcomes, and shows the effect of different political regimes on long term development. It thus offers... more...

  • The History of Economic Thought: A Readerby Steven G Medema; Warren J. Samuels

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 109.95

    This new reader in the history of economic thought is edited by two of the most respected figures in the field. With clearly written summaries putting each selection into context, this book will be of great use to students and lecturers of the history of economic thought as it goes beyond the simple reprinting of articles. Selections and discussions... more...

  • William Stanley Jevons and the Cutting Edge of Economicsby Bert Mosselmans

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The impressive young scholar Bert Mosselmans, analyzing the theory and policy of Jevons, a major figure in the field of the history of economics, has put together a volume with broad international appeal, particularly in Europe, North America and Japan, that offers a synthetic approach to Jevons? economic theory, applied economics and economic policy.... more...

  • Mercantilismby Lars Magnusson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Ever since the Physiocrats and Adam Smith, mercantilism or 'the mercantile system' have been described as the opposite of classical political economy. This view is very much brought into question by the current book. It argues that the sharp distinction between mercantilism and 19th century laissez-faire economics has obscured the meaning, content... more...

  • Historians of Economics and Economic Thoughtby Steven G Medema; Warren J. Samuels

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The history of economic thought has always attracted some of the brightest minds in the discipline. These chroniclers of development have helped form our current views, and it is no surprise that many among them have been at the forefront of new movements in the history of ideas. This notable collection summarizes the work of these key historians... more...

  • Institutional Economics: Theory, Method, Policyby Marc R. Tool

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 239.00

    Marc R. Tool This book of especially solicited contributions is intended to appraise, re­ fine, and extend the institutionalists' evolutionary theory of political eco­ nomy in six different areas of inquiry. These areas are the institutionalist challenge to move beyond dissent, methodology of institutional econo­ mics, theory of instrumental value,... more...

  • 30 years of IJSEby Barry Pettman

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 199.00

    This paper presents and discusses the rent-seeking process that occurred during Franco?s regime in Spain (1939-1975). Once the Civil War (1936-1939) was over, those who won the war (militiaman, right-wing factions) took control of the key positions in the new government.Previously published in: The International Journal of Social Economics, Volume... more...