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Economic History

  • Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodologyby Luca Fiorito; Scott Scheall; Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak

    Emerald Publishing Limited 2017; US$ 114.95

    Volume 35A of Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology features a symposium on historical epistemology. An internationally renowned cast of contributors offers a variety of perspectives on one of the major approaches in empirical philosophy of science and the historiography of economic thought. more...

  • Schumpeter's Price Theoryby Harry Bloch

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Joseph Alois Schumpeter has long been recognised as one of the great economists of the 20 th Century, and his truly revolutionary approach to economic development continues to gain appreciation. This is particularly due to the emphasis he places on innovation and creative destruction as drivers of economic development. Yet, aspects of his theory... more...

  • Nineteenth-Century Individualism and the Market Economyby Luke Philip Plotica

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 148.78

    This book studies nineteenth-century American individualism and its relationship to the simultaneous rise of the market economy as articulated in the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and William Graham Sumner.  The argument of the book is that these thinkers offer distinct visions of individualism that reflect their respective... more...

  • Research in Economic Historyby Christopher Hanes; Susan Wolcott

    Emerald Publishing Limited 2017; US$ 114.95

    Volume 33 contains articles on the economic history of Europe, America and Asia and brings new analysis, and newly created datasets to address issues of interest.  Two papers focus on the US and contribute to our understanding of the Great Depression. more...

  • Money Changes Everythingby William N Goetzmann; William N Goetzmann

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15

    "[A] magnificent history of money and finance."-- New York Times Book Review “Convincingly makes the case that finance is a change-maker of change-makers.”-- Financial Times In the aftermath of recent financial crises, it's easy to see finance as a wrecking ball: something that destroys fortunes and jobs, and undermines governments and banks.... more...

  • Becoming Portsmouthby Laura Pope; Denise J. Wheeler

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    At midcentury, two federal urban renewal projects in the gritty, blue-collar navy town of Portsmouth decimated two neighborhoods. But in the 1970s and �80s�thanks to an influx of artisans, chefs and entrepreneurs�the Port City emerged as a beacon of arts, culinary excellence and preservation. Iconoclast Jay Smith opened the Press Room, the celebrated... more...

  • The Singularity of Western Innovationby Leonard Dudley

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 159.42

    This book highlights the contribution of language standardization to the economic rise of the West between 1600 and 1860. Previous studies have been unable to explain why during this period almost all industrial innovation was confined to small areas around the main cultural centers of three Western states – Britain, France, and the United states.... more...

  • An Economic Analysis of the Rise and Decline of Chinese Township and Village Enterprisesby Cheng Jin

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 118.19

    This book provides a historical economic analysis of two key issues relating to township and village enterprise (TVE) development in China. Firstly, the nature of the evolving relationship between TVEs and local government; in particular how TVE entrepreneurs have used institutionalized power to secure the political influence needed to defend their... more...

  • Dr. Osamu Shimomura's Legacy and the Postwar Japanese Economyby Kozo Horiuchi; Masayuki Otaki

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 50.82

    This book elucidates the economic conditions and policies  during the post War Japanese economy from the view point of an influential policy maker. Dr. Osamu Shimomura is one of the most eminent economists in Japan. He entered the Ministry of Finance and played a crucial role in actualizing the High-Growth era from the late 1950s to the early... more...

  • Professional Authority After the Global Financial Crisisby Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 82.73

    This book challenges amoral views of finance as the leading realm in which mammon – wealth and profit – is pursued with little overt regard for morality. The author details an enhanced ethical emphasis by leading Anglo–American professionals in the aftermath of the 2007–8 global financial crisis. Instead of merely stressing expert knowledge, professionals... more...