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  • Mountains of Debtby Michael Veseth

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 114.99 US$ 98.89

    Like the United States today, Renaissance Florence and Victorian Britain were the richest, most dynamic economic systems of their times. Yet each succumbed to a fiscal crisis brought on by public debt and taxation and eventually fell into long-term economic decline. Now, public debt and taxation dominate the America policy agenda. Must the United States... more...

  • Moreby Robert M. Collins

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 38.00 US$ 32.68

    This title explores the growth of America in terms of material prosperity. It interweaves economic history and cultural analysis onto his examination of postwar growth politics. The book contrasts the reasons for expansion and the way it has occurred in the past 50 years with the negative effects it has produced and the reactions against it. more...

  • Paternalistic Capitalismby Andreas G. Papandreou

    University of Minnesota Press 1972; US$ 67.50

    The distinguished economist and Greek political leader presents here a powerful critique of American capitalism and its relationship to government and foreign policy. Dr. Papandreou first examines the orthodox view of the contemporary capitalist economy a more...

  • Has Latin America Always Been Unequal?by Ewout Frankema

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    Employing comparative and quantitative historical methods Frankema explores long run trends of asset and income distribution in Latin America, arguing that there is little reason to regard the yawning gap between rich and poor as the persistent result of a colonial heritage. more...

  • Rules of Exchangeby Alessandro Stanziani

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Provides a new intellectual, economic and legal history of capitalism from the eighteenth century to the early twentieth century. more...

  • Economic Thought in Early Modern Japanby Bettina Gramlich-Oka; Gregory Smits

    BRILL 2010; US$ 154.00

    This volume deepens and revises our understanding of early-modern Japan by examining connections between economic thought and policy. It also engages issues of interest to scholars of world history and economic thought outside Japan or East Asia. more...

  • The Great Recessionby World Scientific

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 30.00

    Many books on the 2008 financial crisis and the current recession focus on the financial sector. Unlike them, this book takes the real economy as the starting point and it situates the downturn within the societal context over the last several decades. Important elements of the story include global manufacturing overcapacity and declining profitability,... more...

  • An Economic History of Twentieth-Century Latin Americaby Enrique Cardenas; Jose A. Ocampo; Rosemary Thorp

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 205.00

    This book explores the impact on Latin America of the extraordinary transformation of the international economy that took place in the half century or so that preceded the world depression of the 1930s. The authors show how the response varied in terms of both growth and distribution, shaped by varying preconditions, and by natural resources and geography.... more...

  • An Economic History of Twentieth-Century Latin Americaby Enrique Cardenas; Jose A. Ocampo; Rosemary Thorp

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 205.00

    In the 1990s, 'protection', 'import substitution' and 'intervention' have become dirty words, part of the 'leyenda negra' of Latin America development in the postwar period. This book attempts a fresh look at the controversial years between the end of the Second World War and the point when, at varying dates in different countries, a discontinuity... more...

  • A History of Economic Thoughtby William J. Barber

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    An invigorating study of the development of systematic economic ideas more...