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Economic History

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  • 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...

  • Warum manche Länder reich und andere arm sindby Erik S. Reinert; Nina Sattler-Hovdar

    Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag für Wirtschaft Steuern Recht GmbH 2014; US$ 25.43

    Warum steigt ein Land zur Wirtschaftsmacht auf? Sind Freihandel und Globalisierung Allheilmittel? Was ist die Ursache für die europäische Währungskrise? Bei seiner Reise durch die Wirtschaftsgeschichte von den mächtigen Stadtstaaten der Renaissance bis zum aktuellen Aufstieg Chinas und Südkoreas kommt der Autor zu erstaunlichen Antworten. Er zeigt,... more...

  • Economic Lessons of the 1930sby H. W. Arndt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 185.00

    First Published in 1963. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Distribution and Growth after Keynesby E. Hein

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    In the first part of the book, Eckhard Hein presents a comprehensive overview of the main approaches towards distribution and growth including the contributions of Harrod and Domar, old and new neoclassical theories including the fundamental capital controversy critique, the post-Keynesian contributions of Kaldor, Pasinetti, Thirlwall and Robinson,... more...

  • For a New Westby Karl Polanyi

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95

    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 civilization... more...

  • Violent Capitalism and Hybrid Identity in the Eastern Congoby Timothy Raeymaekers

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    This book analyses the radical political transformation of eastern Congo through the lens of cross-border risk management. more...

  • Commerce and Communityby Robert F. Garnett Jr.; Paul Lewis; Lenore T. Ealy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Since the end of the Cold War, the human face of economics has gained renewed visibility and generated new conversations among economists and other social theorists. The monistic, mechanical "economic systems" that characterized the capitalism vs. socialism debates of the mid-twentieth century have given way to pluralistic ecologies of economic provisioning... more...

  • Globalization and the Critique of Political Economyby Lucia Pradella

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The nature of the contemporary global political economy and the significance of the current crisis are a matter of wide-ranging intellectual and political debate, which has contributed to a revival of interest in Marx?s critique of political economy. This book interrogates such a critique within the broader framework of the history of political economy,... more...

  • Thoughts on Political Economy (1820)by Daniel Raymond; Erik S. Reinert; Allen Kaufman

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 99.00

    This is America?s first treatise of systematic economic theory. It rejects Adam Smith?s theory of the ?invisible hand? by treating national wealth in terms of the population?s collective ?productive power? and the ability of government to promote it. more...

  • American Protectionism (1898)by Ugo Rabbeno; Erik S. Reinert

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 99.00

    This volume offers an historical account of the numerous and different economic policies pursued by the American government from the colonial period to the end of the nineteenth century. more...