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  • 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...

  • Theories of Financial Disturbanceby J. Toporowski

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2005; US$ 40.00

    Theories of Financial Disturbance examines how the operations of market-driven finance may initiate and transmit disturbances to the economy at large, by looking in detail at how various economists envisaged such disturbances occurring. more...

  • The Development of Economics in Western Europe Since 1945by A. W. (Bob) Coats

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 250.00

    Are there distinct European traditions in economics? Is modern economics homogenous and American? The volume includes case studies of the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Greece. Each of these examines the conditions relating to the supply of, and demand for, economists. These include: the growth of... more...

  • Capitalists in Spite of Themselvesby Richard Lachmann

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 72.99

    Here, Richard Lachmann offers a new answer to an old question: Why did capitalism develop in some parts of early modern Europe but not in others? Finding neither a single cause nor an essentialist unfolding of a state or capitalist system, Lachmann describes the highly contingent development of various polities and economies. He identifies, in particular,... more...

  • International Banking 1870-1914by Rondo Cameron; V. I. Bovykin; Boris Anan'ich; A. A. Fursenko; Mira Wilkins

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 194.99

    This book, the product of a unique international scholarly collaboration sponsored jointly by the American Council of Learned Societies and the Soviet Academy of Sciences, provides a comprehensive survey on international banking from 1870 to 1914. In that period international investment reached dimensions previously unknown, and the banking systems... more...

  • A History of Interest Ratesby Sidney Homer; Richard Sylla

    Wiley 2011; US$ 100.00

    A History of Interest Rates presents a very readable account of interest rate trends and lending practices over four millennia of economic history. Despite the paucity of data prior to the Industrial Revolution, authors Homer and Sylla provide a highly detailed analysis of money markets and borrowing practices in major economies. Underlying the analysis... more...

  • Hamilton's Paradoxby Jonathan A. Rodden

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    This book explains why different countries have had dramatically different experiences with subnational fiscal discipline. more...

  • Global Capital Marketsby Maurice Obstfeld; Alan M. Taylor

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    This 2004 book is an economic survey of international capital mobility from the late nineteenth century to the present. more...

  • History of Economic Analysisby Joseph A. Schumpeter

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 193.95

    At the time of his death in 1950, Joseph Schumpeter was working on his monumental History of Economic Analysis . Unprecedented in scope, the book was to provide a complete history of economic theory from Ancient Greece to the end of the second world war. A major contribution to the history of ideas as well as to economics, History of Economic Analysis... more...

  • Fifty Years in Wall Streetby Henry Clews; Victor Niederhoffer

    Wiley 2006; US$ 19.95

    The definitive look at Wall Street in the 19th Century Perhaps the 19th century's best book on Wall Street, Fifty Years in Wall Street provides a fascinating look at the financial markets during a period of rapid economic expansion. Henry Clews was a giant figure in finance at that time, and his firsthand account brings this colorful era to life... more...