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  • The Reckoningby Jacob Soll

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 15.98

    In The Reckoning , award-winning historian Jacob Soll shows how the use and misuse of financial bookkeeping has determined the fates of entire societies. Time and again, Soll reveals, good and honest accounting has been a tool to build successful companies, states and empires. Yet when it is neglected or falls into the wrong hands, accounting has... 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...

  • 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$ 230.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 160.00

    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...

  • 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...