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  • A Short History of Economic Progressby Y.S. Brennor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    First Published in 1975. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Academic Scribblersby William Breit; Robert M. Solow; Roger L. Ransom

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    The Academic Scribblers offers a thoughtful and highly literate summary of modern economic thought. It presents the story of economics through the lives of twelve major modern economists, beginning with Alfred Marshall and concluding with Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman. In a very real sense, this book picks up where Robert Heilbroner's classic... more...

  • The Polish Economyby Ben Slay

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.95

    In 1989, Poland became the first Eastern Bloc country to shake off the dominance of its ruling Communist party. Although other post-Communist countries have since followed suit, Poland's experience has been unique in its move to Westernize. In this timely and insightful account, Ben Slay provides the first integrated, comprehensive assessment of Poland's... more...

  • A Perilous Progressby Michael A. Bernstein

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    The economics profession in twentieth-century America began as a humble quest to understand the "wealth of nations." It grew into a profession of immense public prestige--and now suffers a strangely withered public purpose. Michael Bernstein portrays a profession that has ended up repudiating the state that nurtured it, ignoring distributive justice,... more...

  • Economic Growth in the Westby Angus Maddison

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Hailed a "an outstanding contribution to our knowledge of the way in which western economies work" [ Times Literary Supplement ], this penetrating study of economic growth compares and analyzes tic rates of economic advance in the twelve leading countries that comprise the industrial West. Mr. Maddison examines why, after relative stagnation for several... more...

  • A History of Marxian Economics, Volume IIby Michael Charles Howard; John Edward King

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 56.50

    This second volume completes a critical history of the social, political, and theoretical forces behind Marxian economics--the only work in English to offer such comprehensive treatment. Beginning with Marxian analyses of the Great Depression and Stalinism, it explores the theories developed to explain the "long boom" in Western capitalism after the... more...

  • Manufacturing Miraclesby Gary Gereffi; Donald L. Wyman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 56.00

    Few observers of Mexico and Brazil in the 1930s, or South Korea and Taiwan in the mid-1950s, would have predicted that these nations would become economic "miracles" several decades later. These newly industrializing countries (NICs) challenge much of our conventional wisdom about economic development and raise important questions about international... more...

  • Galbraith, Harrington, Heilbronerby Loren J. Okroi

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.50

    In a remarkably lucid and flowing style, Loren Okroi analyzes the ideas of three leading reformer-critics in the United States and places their main arguments in the context of the economic, social, and political history of postwar America. In so doing, he provides not only a skillful introduction to American social thought since the 1950s but also... more...

  • Labor Visions and State Powerby Victoria C. Hattam

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    Why has labor played a more limited role in national politics in the United States than it has in other advanced industrial societies? Victoria Hattam demonstrates that voluntarism, as American labor's policy was known, was the American Federation of Labor's strategic response to the structure of the American state, particularly to the influence of... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thoughtby Vincent Barnett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 225.00

    The Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought offers the first comprehensive overview of the long-run history of economic thought from a truly international perspective. Although globalization has facilitated the spread of ideas between nations, the history of economics has tended to be studied either thematically (by topic), in... more...