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  • The Applied Economics of Transportby Mark P. Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book provides an introduction and overview to nine applied financial studies on the theme of transport. The studies cover a wide range of topics, from value based trading of real assets in shipping, to the determinants of efficiency and productivity in European railways, to the market for used cars. The studies employ a variety of applied techniques... more...

  • Utilitarianism and Malthus? Virtue Ethicsby Sergio Cremaschi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The die-hard image of Malthus the ogre has not completely disappeared yet. And yet, Malthus showed no less concern than Adam Smith for the labouring poor. In order to make full sense of such expression of concern and to appraise their relevance in Malthus?s work, we need to know what moral philosophy, what view of natural science, and what view of... more...

  • Bad Banksby Alex Brummer

    Random House 2014; US$ 22.28

    Bad Banks is a gripping account of the problems and scandals that continue to bedevil the world's banking system some seven years after the credit crunch. It follows the fortunes and misfortunes of individual banks, from RBS to Lloyds. It exposes instances of mis-selling, money laundering, interest rate fixing and incompetence. And... more...

  • Mountains of Debtby Michael Veseth

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 97.99

    This text surveys the growth and decline of the economies of Renaissance Florence and of Victorian Britain, and relates their experiences to that of the USA in recent decades, a period notable for accumulating public debt. more...

  • 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...