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  • Jevons' Economicsby Bert Mosselmans

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    The impressive young scholar Bert Mosselmans, analyzing the theory and policy of Jevons, a major figure in the field of the history of economics, has put together a volume with broad international appeal, particularly in Europe, North America and Japan, that offers a synthetic approach to Jevons? economic theory, applied economics and economic policy.... more...

  • 30 years of IJSEby Barry Pettman

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 199.00

    This paper presents and discusses the rent-seeking process that occurred during Franco?s regime in Spain (1939-1975). Once the Civil War (1936-1939) was over, those who won the war (militiaman, right-wing factions) took control of the key positions in the new government.Previously published in: The International Journal of Social Economics, Volume... more...

  • Theories of Financial Disturbanceby J. Toporowski

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2005; US$ 40.00

    Theories of Financial Disturbance examines how the operations of market-driven finance may initiate and transmit disturbances to the economy at large, by looking in detail at how various economists envisaged such disturbances occurring. more...

  • A History of Interest Ratesby Sidney Homer; Richard Sylla

    Wiley 2011; US$ 90.00

    A History of Interest Rates presents a very readable account of interest rate trends and lending practices over four millennia of economic history. Despite the paucity of data prior to the Industrial Revolution, authors Homer and Sylla provide a highly detailed analysis of money markets and borrowing practices in major economies. Underlying the analysis... more...

  • Development of Economics in Western Europe Since 1945by A. W. (Bob) Coats

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 250.00

    Are there distinct European traditions in economics? Is modern economics homogenous and American? The volume includes case studies of the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Greece. Each of these examines the conditions relating to the supply of, and demand for, economists. These include: the growth of... more...

  • Capitalists in Spite of Themselvesby Richard Lachmann

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 69.99

    Here, Richard Lachmann offers a new answer to an old question: Why did capitalism develop in some parts of early modern Europe but not in others? Finding neither a single cause nor an essentialist unfolding of a state or capitalist system, Lachmann describes the highly contingent development of various polities and economies. He identifies, in particular,... more...

  • International Banking 1870-1914by Rondo Cameron; V. I. Bovykin; Boris Anan'ich; A. A. Fursenko; Mira Wilkins

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 194.99

    This book, the product of a unique international scholarly collaboration sponsored jointly by the American Council of Learned Societies and the Soviet Academy of Sciences, provides a comprehensive survey on international banking from 1870 to 1914. In that period international investment reached dimensions previously unknown, and the banking systems... more...

  • Hamilton's Paradoxby Jonathan A. Rodden

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 27.00

    This book explains why different countries have had dramatically different experiences with subnational fiscal discipline. more...

  • Fifty Years in Wall Streetby Henry Clews; Victor Niederhoffer

    Wiley 2006; US$ 19.95

    The definitive look at Wall Street in the 19th Century Perhaps the 19th century's best book on Wall Street, Fifty Years in Wall Street provides a fascinating look at the financial markets during a period of rapid economic expansion. Henry Clews was a giant figure in finance at that time, and his firsthand account brings this colorful era to life... more...

  • Crisis and Restructuring in East Asiaby Seung-il Jeong

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 140.00

    This book criticizes the widespread view that the 1997 Asian crisis was due to 'crony capitalism' and puts the blame instead on misguided liberalization. It analyzes the case of Korea's business conglomerates, the chaebol , with particular attention to the car industry, to show how liberalization contributed to the crisis even at the level of the... more...