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Economic History

  • A Culture of Growthby Joel Mokyr

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    During the late eighteenth century, innovations in Europe triggered the Industrial Revolution and the sustained economic progress that spread across the globe. While much has been made of the details of the Industrial Revolution, what remains a mystery is why it took place at all. Why did this revolution begin in the West and not elsewhere, and why... more...

  • State and Capital in Independent Indiaby Chirashree Das Gupta

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    This book presents an account of the relationship between state and capital in India from independence to the liberalization episodes of the 1980s and after. more...

  • What Next?by Peter Wilding

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 27.50

    2016 is a historic year for Britain as 40 years of uncertainty over Europe ends. After the referendum, what will be Britain?s role in Europe and, indeed, the world? What next, indeed?  Peter Wilding offers an arresting answer, plotting out a new course for Britain?s troubled relationship with Europe. He channels the pride Britain draws from its heritage... more...

  • No More Workby James Livingston

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    For centuries we've believed that work was where you learned discipline, initiative, honesty, self-reliance--in a word, character. A job was also, and not incidentally, the source of your income: if you didn't work, you didn't eat, or else you were stealing from someone. If only you worked hard, you could earn your way and maybe even make something... more...

  • Competition in the Promised Landby Leah Platt Boustan

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    From 1940 to 1970, nearly four million black migrants left the American rural South to settle in the industrial cities of the North and West.  Competition in the Promised Land provides a comprehensive account of the long-lasting effects of the influx of black workers on labor markets and urban space in receiving areas. Traditionally, the Great Black... more...

  • The Enigma of Moneyby Makoto Nishibe

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 76.20

    This book provides a new way of understanding modern money and markets by stressing their self-fulfilling/self-destructive properties as institutions from evolutionary perspectives. In contrast to an unrealistic view of the neoclassical general equilibrium theory that models the price mechanism of a ?concentrated market? without using money,... more...

  • Understanding Demographic Transitionsby Claude Diebolt; Faustine Perrin

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 108.86

    This book studies the process of demographic transition which has played a key role in the economic development of Western countries. The special focus is on France, which constitutes the first clear case of fertility decline in Europe. The book analyzes the reasons behind this phenomenon by examining the evolution of demographic variables in France... more...

  • Economics as Social Scienceby Roberto Marchionatti; Mario Cedrini

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    There is a growing consensus in social sciences that there is a need for interdisciplinary research on the complexity of human behavior. At an age of crisis for both the economy and economic theory, economics is called upon to fruitfully cooperate with contiguous social disciplines. The term ?economics imperialism? refers to the expansion of economics... more...

  • Industrial Districts in History and the Developing Worldby Tomoko Hashino; Keijiro Otsuka

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 130.64

    This book sheds new light on the role of industrial districts in the industrial development of the past and present. Industrial districts, which refer to the geographical concentration of enterprises producing similar or closely related commodities in a small area, play a significant role in the development of manufacturing industries not only historically... more...

  • Economic Ethics in Late Medieval England, 1300?1500by Jennifer Hole

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 108.86

    Drawing on an array of archival evidence from court records to the poems of Chaucer, this work explores how medieval thinkers understood economic activity, how their ideas were transmitted and the extent to which they were accepted. Moving beyond the impersonal operations of an economy to its ethical dimension, Hole?s socio-cultural study considers... more...