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Economic History

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  • The Divided Economy of Mandatory Palestineby Jacob Metzer

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 48.00

    A systematic analysis of the economic history of Arab and Jewish communities in Mandatory Palestine. more...

  • Erasing the Invisible Handby Warren J. Samuels; Marianne F. Johnson; William H. Perry

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 44.00

    This book examines the use, principally in economics, of the concept of the invisible hand, centering on Adam Smith. more...

  • The World the Game Theorists Madeby Paul Erickson

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    In recent decades game theory?the mathematics of rational decision-making by interacting individuals?has assumed a central place in our understanding of capitalist markets, the evolution of social behavior in animals, and even the ethics of altruism and fairness in human beings. With game theory?s ubiquity, however, has come a great deal of misunderstanding.... more...

  • Mountains of Debtby Michael Veseth

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 114.99

    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...

  • World Economic Primacy: 1500-1990by Charles P. Kindleberger

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 104.99

    This work examines why certain countries have achieved, at some period in their history, economic superiority over all other countries. Not only looking at the factors that lead to this primacy, the author also explores the factors that cause this primacy. Beginning in 1350 with Italian city-states, the work continues through Portugal, Spain, the Low... more...

  • Moreby Robert M. Collins

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 38.00

    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

    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...