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  • The Great Crashby Selwyn Parker

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 10.99

    This is the story of the financial cataclysm that started with the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929, and set in motion a series of economic, political and social events that affected many millions of people in America, Britain, Europe and Australia. The Crash rolled across the world like a tidal wave, toppling governments, spreading the wave... more...

  • Capital of Capitalby Steven H. Jaffe; Jessica Lautin; Museum of the City of New York

    Columbia University Press 2014;

    From Revolutionary-era bank notes and stock and bond trading during the Civil War to the invention of modern mortgages and the 2008 financial collapse, Capital of Capital explores how New York City gave rise to a banking industry that in turn made the American and world?s economy. In addition to exploring the frequently contentious evolution of the... more...

  • Research in Economic Historyby Susan Wolcott; Christopher Hanes

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 124.95

    The latest volume in the series Research of Economic History contains articles on the economic history of Europe and the U.S. more...

  • How it all Began (Routledge Revivals)by W. W. Rostow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1975, this book traces the origins of our modern economy, showing the routes by which nations have either achieved wealth or have been impoverished. W. W. Rostow brings together issues of public policy, international trade and the world of science and technology, arguing that conventional economic thought has failed to relate scientific... more...

  • The Big Problem of Small Changeby Thomas J. Sargent; François R. Velde

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.95

    The Big Problem of Small Change offers the first credible and analytically sound explanation of how a problem that dogged monetary authorities for hundreds of years was finally solved. Two leading economists, Thomas Sargent and François Velde, examine the evolution of Western European economies through the lens of one of the classic problems of... more...

  • The German Economyby Horst Siebert

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 110.00

    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...

  • Understanding 'Classical' Economicsby Heinz D. Kurz; Neri Salvadori

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    The 'classical' approach to economic problems, which can be traced back to Adam Smith and David Ricardo, has seen a remarkable revival in recent years. The essays in this collection argue that this approach holds the key to an explanation of important present day economic phenomena. Focusing on the analytical potentialities of classical economics,... more...

  • Uses and Abuses of Economicsby Terence Hutchison

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 230.00

    Terence Hutchison has made a unique contribution to debates in the history of economic thought and in economic methodology. The material collected here - much of which is appearing for the first time - includes some of the most significant and provocative parts of this contribution. Working from the principle that an idea that offends no one is not... more...

  • Freedom and Growthby S.R. Epstein

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    This book examines whether different kinds of 'freedoms' (absolutist, parliamentary and republican) caused different economic outcomes, and shows the effect of different political regimes on long term development. more...

  • Historians of Economics and Economic Thoughtby Steven G Medema; Warren J. Samuels

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This collection summarizes the work of key historians of economics and attempts to quantify their impact. The collection is authored by an impressive list of contributors, many of whom are themselves well-known in this field. more...