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Economic History

  • The Price of Prosperityby Todd G. Buchholz

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 18.99

    In this bold history and manifesto, a former White House director of economic policy exposes the economic, political, and cultural cracks that wealthy nations face and makes the case for transforming those same vulnerabilities into sources of strength?and the foundation of a national renewal. America and other developed countries, including Germany,... more...

  • Consumption and the Country Houseby Jon Stobart; Mark Rothery

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 109.99

    Focussing on three families and drawing on detailed analysis of account books, receipted bills, household inventories, diaries and correspondence, Consumption and the Country House charts the spending patterns of the landed aristocracy of Georgian England during the so-called consumer revolution of the eighteenth century. more...

  • The Money Cultby Chris Lehmann

    Melville House 2016; US$ 28.95

    A grand and startling work of American history America was founded, we?re taught in school, by the Pilgrims and other Puritans escaping religious persecution in Europe?an austere and pious lot who established a culture that remained pure and uncorrupted until the Industrial Revolution got in the way. In The Money Cult , Chris Lehmann reveals... more...

  • Central Banks at a Crossroadsby Michael D. Bordo; Řyvind Eitrheim; Marc Flandreau; Jan F. Qvigstad

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 124.00

    This book discusses the role of central banks and draws lessons from examining their evolution over the past two centuries. more...

  • Rethinking Macroeconomicsby John F. McDonald

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    The field of macroeconomics has always played host to contesting schools of thought, but the recent Global Financial Crisis has exacerbated those differences. In order to fully understand macroeconomics at the introductory level, students need to be aware of these controversies. Rethinking Macroeconomics introduces students to the different schools... more...

  • Comparisons in Economic Thoughtby Stavros A. Drakopoulos

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The idea of comparing rewards with others has a long and persistent presence in the social sciences, and can be found in many psychological, social and managerial theories. In economics, this idea can be traced back through the works of a substantial number of eminent thinkers, from Genovesi and Hume, to Smith, Ricardo, Marx, and Mill, through to... more...

  • The Ascent of Moneyby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 35.24

    Bread, cash, dough, loot, lucre, the wherewithal: call it what you like, it matters. To Christians, love of it is the root of all evil. To generals, it?s the sinews of war. To revolutionaries, it?s the chains of labour. But in The Ascent of Money , Niall Ferguson shows that finance is in fact the foundation of human progress. What?s more, he reveals... more...

  • Macroeconomic Paradigms and Economic Policyby Nicola Acocella; Giovanni Di Bartolomeo; Andrew Hughes Hallett

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 32.00

    An examination of macroeconomic policy, focusing on the relationship between free-market policies and government intervention. more...

  • Brazil in Transitionby Lee J. Alston; Marcus André Melo; Bernardo Mueller; Carlos Pereira

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.50

    Brazil is the world's sixth-largest economy, and for the first three-quarters of the twentieth century was one of the fastest-growing countries in the world. While the country underwent two decades of unrelenting decline from 1975 to 1994, the economy has rebounded dramatically. How did this nation become an emerging power? Brazil in Transition ... more...

  • Rural?Urban Relationships in the Nineteenth Centuryby Mary Hammond; Barry Sloan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The essays in this collection seek to challenge accepted scholarship on the rural-urban divide. Using case studies from the UK, Europe and America, contributors examine complex rural-urban relationships of conflict and cooperation. The volume will be of interest to those researching society and politics, criminology, literature and demographics. more...