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  • Publishing Business in Eighteenth-Century Englandby James Raven

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 26.24

    Publishing Business in Eighteenth-Century England assesses the contribution of the business press and the publication of print to the economic transformation of England. The impact of non-book printing has been long neglected. A raft of jobbing work serviced commerce and finance while many more practical guides and more ephemeral pamphlets on trade... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Capitalists in Spite of Themselvesby Richard Lachmann

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 69.99

    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...

  • Hamilton's Paradoxby Jonathan A. Rodden

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 27.00

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

  • Crisis and Restructuring in East Asiaby Seung-il Jeong

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 140.00

    This book criticizes the widespread view that the 1997 Asian crisis was due to 'crony capitalism' and puts the blame instead on misguided liberalization. It analyzes the case of Korea's business conglomerates, the chaebol , with particular attention to the car industry, to show how liberalization contributed to the crisis even at the level of the... more...

  • A Concise History of Economic Thoughtby Gianni Vaggi; Professor Peter Groenewegen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 47.00

    This book presents a brief history of economic thought from the 17th century to the present day. Each chapter examines the key contributions of a major economist or group of economists and includes suggestions for further reading. Economists covered include Keynes, Marshall, Petty and Jevons, and less familiar theorists such as Galiani and Turgot. more...

  • Global Capital Marketsby Maurice Obstfeld; Alan M. Taylor

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 33.00

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