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Economic History

  • The Elgar Companion to David Ricardoby Heinz D. Kurz; Neri Salvadori

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    Arguably one of the most important economists who has lived, Ricardo's impact on the economics profession is immense. This unique and comprehensive Companion elucidates his significance and continuing legacy. Ricardo made major contributions to all fields of the subject, from monetary issues to value and income distribution, from capital accumulation,... more...

  • Eurozone Dystopiaby William Mitchell

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Eurozone Dystopia traces the origin of the Eurozone and shows how the historical Franco-German rivalry combined with the growing dominance of neo-liberal economic thinking to create a monetary system that was deeply flawed and destined to fail. It argues that the political class in Europe is trapped in a destructive groupthink which prevents it from... more...

  • Capitalismby John Plender

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 24.78

    Capitalism has lifted millions out of poverty. Under its guiding hand, living standards throughout the Western world have been transformed. Further afield, the trail blazed by Japan is being followed by other emerging market countries across the globe, creating prosperity on a breathtaking scale. And yet, capitalism is unloved. From its discontents... more...

  • British Entrepreneurship in Polandby Dr Sarah Dietz; Professor Derek H Aldcroft

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    Drawing upon an impressive range of international sources, this book explores the late-nineteenth century partnership between Bradford worsted manufacturers the Briggs brothers and the German merchant Ernst Posselt, and their subsequent foreign direct investment in a modern factory and workers? community at Marki, near Warsaw in Poland. Protectionism... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Austrian Economicsby Peter Boettke; Christopher Coyne

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 149.99

    The Austrian School of Economics is an intellectual tradition in economics and political economy dating back to Carl Menger in the late-19th century. Menger stressed the subjective nature of value in the individual decision calculus. Individual choices are indeed made on the margin, but the evaluations of rank ordering of ends sought in the act of... more...

  • Why Did Europe Conquer the World?by Philip T. Hoffman

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Between 1492 and 1914, Europeans conquered 84 percent of the globe. But why did Europe rise to the top, when for centuries the Chinese, Japanese, Ottomans, and South Asians were far more advanced? Why didn?t these powers establish global dominance? In Why Did Europe Conquer the World? , distinguished economic historian Philip Hoffman demonstrates... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics: Volume 2by Celestin Monga; Justin Yifu Lin

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 149.99

    A popular myth about the travails of Africa holds that the continent's long history of poor economic performance reflects the inability of its leaders and policymakers to fulfill the long list of preconditions to be met before sustained growth can be achieved. These conditions are said to vary from the necessary quantity and quality of physical... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics: Volume 1by Celestin Monga; Justin Yifu Lin

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 149.99

    For a long time, economic research on Africa was not seen as a profitable venture intellectually or professionally-few researchers in top-ranked institutions around the world chose to become experts in the field. This was understandable: the reputation of Africa-centered economic research was not enhanced by the well-known limitations of economic data... more...

  • The Pox of Libertyby Werner Troesken

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world. But that wealth hasn't translated to a higher life expectancy, an area where the United States still ranks thirty-eighth?behind Cuba, Chile, Costa Rica, and Greece, among many others. Some fault the absence of universal health care or the persistence of social inequalities. Others blame... more...

  • Money and the Church in Medieval Europe, 1000-1200by Dr Giles E M Gasper; Professor Svein H. Gullbekk

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    Bringing together essays from experts in a variety of disciplines, this collection explores two of the most important facets of life within the medieval Europe: money and the church. By focusing on the interactions between these subjects, the volume addresses four key themes. Firstly it offers new perspectives on the role of churchmen in providing... more...