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Economic History

  • The Inequality Hoaxby James Piereson

    Encounter Books 2014; US$ 5.99

    The controversy over inequality has gathered steam with the publication of Thomas Piketty?s new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century , a dense work of economic history that documents the rise of income inequality in recent decades and sets forth an agenda of taxation to deal with it. Piketty?s treatise has turned into a rallying point for those... more...

  • Cultivating Success in the Southby Louis A. Ferleger; John D. Metz

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    Explores changes in rural households of the Georgia Piedmont through the material culture of farmers as they transitioned from self-sufficiency to market dependence. more...

  • Economic Actors, Economic Behaviors, and Presidential Leadershipby C. Damien Arthur

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book utilizes a theoretically informed framework for analyzing the effectiveness of the president?s economic rhetoric and employs an empirical assessment that measures rhetoric?s effect on economic actors. The analysis suggests that the rhetoric presidents use has little influence in shaping the behaviors of these economic actors. more...

  • Masters of the Universeby Daniel Stedman Jones

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Based on archival research and interviews with leading participants in the movement, Masters of the Universe traces the ascendancy of neoliberalism from the academy of interwar Europe to supremacy under Reagan and Thatcher and in the decades since. Daniel Stedman Jones argues that there was nothing inevitable about the victory of free-market politics.... more...

  • Finding Equilibriumby Till Düppe; E. Roy Weintraub

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    Finding Equilibrium explores the post?World War II transformation of economics by constructing a history of the proof of its central dogma?that a competitive market economy may possess a set of equilibrium prices. The model economy for which the theorem could be proved was mapped out in 1954 by Kenneth Arrow and Gerard Debreu collaboratively, and... more...

  • Between Monopoly and Free Tradeby Emily Erikson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    The English East India Company was one of the most powerful and enduring organizations in history. Between Monopoly and Free Trade locates the source of that success in the innovative policy by which the Company?s Court of Directors granted employees the right to pursue their own commercial interests while in the firm?s employ. Exploring trade network... more...

  • Utilitarianism and Malthus? Virtue Ethicsby Sergio Cremaschi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The die-hard image of Malthus the ogre has not completely disappeared yet. And yet, Malthus showed no less concern than Adam Smith for the labouring poor. In order to make full sense of such expression of concern and to appraise their relevance in Malthus?s work, we need to know what moral philosophy, what view of natural science, and what view of... more...

  • Bad Banksby Alex Brummer

    Random House 2014; US$ 22.14

    Bad Banks is a gripping account of the problems and scandals that continue to bedevil the world's banking system some seven years after the credit crunch. It follows the fortunes and misfortunes of individual banks, from RBS to Lloyds. It exposes instances of mis-selling, money laundering, interest rate fixing and incompetence. And... more...

  • The Applied Economics of Labourby Mark P. Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book provides an introduction and overview to seven applied financial studies on the theme of labour. The studies cover a wide range of topics, from the individual effects of becoming disabled on key aspects of labour market outcomes in Germany, to testing whether there is evidence of compression of morbidity using Health and Retirement Study... more...

  • The Applied Economics of Transportby Mark P. Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book provides an introduction and overview to nine applied financial studies on the theme of transport. The studies cover a wide range of topics, from value based trading of real assets in shipping, to the determinants of efficiency and productivity in European railways, to the market for used cars. The studies employ a variety of applied techniques... more...