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  • 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...

  • The Everything Economics Bookby David A Mayer

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 16.95

    The Dismal Science. The Worldly Philosophy. The Science of Scarcity. Most people think economics is one of the most challenging and complex fields of study. But with this book, it doesn?t have to be! You will learn how the U.S. economy works in unbiased, easy-to-understand language. And you can learn it without the complex equations, arcane graphs,... more...

  • How to be a Rogue Traderby John Gapper

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 2.24

    Penguin Specials are designed to fill a gap. Written to be read over a long commute or a short journey, they are original and exclusively in digital form. This is John Gapper's foray into the world of rogue traders. Unlike most bankers, they are household names: Nick Leeson of Barings, Jerome Kerviel of Societe Generale, John Rusnak of Allied Irish... more...

  • The German Economy in the Twentieth Century (Routledge Revivals)by Hans-Joachim Braun

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1990, this book traces the logic and the peculiarities of German economic development through the Weimar Republic, Third Reich and Federal Republic, providing a comprehensive analysis of the period. The book also assesses controversial issues, such as the origins of the Great Depression; the primacy of politics or economics in the... more...

  • French Predecessors of Malthusby Joseph J. Spengler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 1966. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Post-War Financial Rehabilitation of The Netherlandsby P. Lieftinck

    Springer Netherlands 2012; Not Available

    Ecoltomic and political background When after five years of war and occupation (May 194o-May 1945) The Netherlands started on the road to recovery, the economy was in a catastrophic condition. As a result of destruction, requisitioning and looting, and of unavoidable expenditures by the Government in exile, the national wealth in terms of real and... more...

  • The Essential Galbraithby John Kenneth Galbraith

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; US$ 16.00

    THE ESSENTIAL GALBRAITH includes key selections from the most important works of John Kenneth Galbraith, one of the most distinguished writers of our time - from THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY, the groundbreaking book in which he conined the tern "conventional wisdom," to THE GREAT CRASH, an unsurpassed account of the events that triggered America's worst... more...