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  • World Economic Primacyby Charles P. Kindleberger

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 94.99

    This study examines how certain countries have achieved, at some period in their history, economic superiority over other nations. The author explores not only the factors that lead to this primacy, but also the circumstances that bring the primacy to an end. 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...

  • Evolution of Italian Enterprises in the 20th Centuryby Renato Giannetti; Michelangelo Vasta

    Springer 2009; US$ 189.00

    During the first two-thirds of the 20th century, the themes of sectorial structure and compared performance prevail in Italian economic historiography. This book acts as a bridge between the two approaches, and reconstructs - through an original study based on a plurality of methodologies - the secular journey of Italian industrial enterprise. 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...

  • Geschichte der Volkswirtschaftslehre (Meilensteine der Nationalökonomie) (German Edition)by Edgar Salin

    Springer 2007; US$ 69.99

    Edgar Salin, Professor für Nationalökonomie und Ordinarius an der Universität Basel, gibt in diesem Buch einen ebenso knappen wie präzisen Überblick über die europäische Wirtschaftsgeschichte vom klassischen Altertum (Athen, Rom) über das Mittelalter bis hin zum 19. Jahrhundert (Merkantilistik, Physiokratie, Sozialismus und Historismus). In dem ursprünglich... more...

  • The Anatomy of an International Monetary Regimeby Giulio M. Gallarotti

    Oxford University Press, USA 1995; US$ 124.99

    Widely considered the crowning achievement in the history of international monetary relations, the classical gold standard (1880- 1914) has long been treated like a holy relic. Its veneration, however, has done more to obscure than to reveal the actual nature of the era's monetary system. In The Anatomy of an International Monetary Regime, Giulio... more...

  • Has Latin America Always Been Unequal?by E H P 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$ 26.00

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

  • Regulating the British Economy, 1660–1850by Perry Gauci

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    Inspired by recent research on the cultural impact of economic change, an international team of leading academics and younger scholars examine the ways in which state and society responded to fundamental economic transition. The studies embrace all aspects of the regulatory process, from developing ideas on the economy, to the passage of legislation,... 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...