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  • Extraordinary Popular Delusionsby Charles Mackay

    Templeton Press 2015; US$ 10.99

    Today, as in the time of the South Sea Bubble, human nature is drawn like a moth to flame by the speculative fads of the marketplace. The excitement of new glamour issues in electronics or medical technology, the general euphoria over a rising market; these lure even many experienced investors. Their optimism overcomes their better judgment. They... more...

  • Federal Banking in Brazilby Kurt e von Mettenheim

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This study is the first in a decade to provide an overview of banking in Brazil. It is argued that the big three federal banks have long provided essential policy alternatives and, since the liberalization of the industry in the 1990s, have realized competitive advantages over private and foreign banks. more...

  • Financial and Commercial Policy Under the Cromwellian Protectorateby Maurice Ashley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 1972. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • For a New Westby Karl Polanyi

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95

    At a recent meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, it was reported that a ghost was haunting the deliberations of the assembled global elite - that of the renowned social scientist and economic historian, Karl Polanyi. In his classic work, The Great Transformation , Polanyi documented the impact of the rise of market society on western... 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...

  • General Economic Historyby Max Weber

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    The final work of the great sociologist, economist, and political scientist starts with descriptions and analyses of the agrarian systems, and then explores manorial system, guilds, and early capitalism, organization of industry and mining, development of commerce, technical requisites for transporting goods, banking systems, evolution of capitalism... more...

  • The German Economyby Horst Siebert

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In this book, one of Germany's most influential economists describes his country's economy, the largest in the European Union and the third largest in the world, and analyzes its weaknesses: poor GDP growth performance, high unemployment due to a malfunctioning labor market, and an unsustainable social security system. Horst Siebert spells out the... 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...

  • The Great Recessionby World Scientific

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 29.00

    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...

  • 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...