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  • A Capitalism for the Peopleby Luigi Zingales

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 24.00

    Born in Italy, University of Chicago economist Luigi Zingales witnessed firsthand the consequences of high inflation and unemploymentpaired with rampant nepotism and cronyismon a country's economy. This experience profoundly shaped his professional interests, and in 1988 he arrived in the United States, armed with a political passion and the belief... more...

  • People, Places and Business Culturesby Paolo Di Martino; Andrew Popp; Peter Scott

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2017; US$ 18.17

    This collection brings together new research into nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and European economic history, socio-cultural history and business history. It is inspired by the work and legacy of Francesca Carnevali who, throughout her career, encouraged a lively dialogue between these different disciplines. The book offers innovative... more...

  • The Interest Standard of Currencyby Ernst Dick

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 40.00

    Originally published in 1925. This book sets forth a plan to stabilize the currency at a time in which there was much discussion of what to radically change to improve the state of the flow of gold and discounts and interests. It addresses such questions as ‘what is a standard of currency’ and ‘to whom does the gold belong’ among its discussion of... more...

  • An Economic History of the United Statesby Mark V. Siegler

    Macmillan Education UK 2016; US$ 89.89

    An Economic History of the United States presents an engaging way of studying this fascinating field. Mark V. Siegler takes a thematic approach, and provides both the theoretical foundations and historical background needed to gain an in-depth understanding of the history of important economic issues in the U.S.  Every chapter examines a specific... more...

  • Economics and its Storiesby Amal Sanyal

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The book explains the basic ideas of economics along with their historical context. It includes the events and traditions of the era of mentors—Smith, Ricardo, Marx, Walras, Keynes—with the economics they developed and controversies  around them. more...

  • The Functioning of the Yugoslav Economyby Radmila Stojanovic

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 140.00

    In this volume, Stojanovic draws together several essays by Yugoslav economists to an English audience. Originally published in 1982, these works present and analyse the issues that faced Yugoslavia?s economic development and the functioning of their economic system at the time of writing through a wide selection of views. Not only does this work provide... more...

  • Schumpeter's Price Theoryby Harry Bloch

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Joseph Alois Schumpeter has long been recognised as one of the great economists of the 20 th Century, and his truly revolutionary approach to economic development continues to gain appreciation. This is particularly due to the emphasis he places on innovation and creative destruction as drivers of economic development. Yet, aspects of his theory... more...

  • Economics, Entrepreneurship and Utopiaby Estrella Trincado; Manuel Santos-Redondo

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In the early 1800s, Robert Owen was a mill owner, political figure, and an advocate for social reform, and his publications attained considerable circulation. He believed that people need good working conditions in order to be encouraged to work and motivated to learn. Despite the higher costs associated with this kind of operation, compared to the... more...

  • The Art of Businessby Greg Clydesdale

    Little, Brown Book Group 2017; US$ 15.99

    When we look at Chinese history for a guide to business, we commonly reach for Sun Tzu's The Art of War , but that is a military text. It focuses on an enemy, not a trading partner, and it certainly doesn't mention customers and their role in strategy. To come to terms with Chinese commerce, we don't need to know the Art of War . We need to know... 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...