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Economic History

  • The Spread of Modern Industry to the Periphery since 1871by Kevin Hjortshøj O'Rourke; Jeffrey Gale Williamson

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    Explores the nineteenth- and twentieth-century spread of modern industry to the global periphery to understand the economic, historical, and political implications of how, in the twenty-first century, economies in Asia, Latin America and even sub-Saharan Africa are converging on the historically-wealthy economies of Europe and North America. more...

  • After the Floodby Edward L. Glaeser; Tano Santos; E. Glen Weyl

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 55.00

    The past three decades have been characterized by vast change and crises in global financial markets?and not in politically unstable countries but in the heart of the developed world, from the Great Recession in the United States to the banking crises in Japan and the Eurozone. As we try to make sense of what caused these crises and how we might reduce... more...

  • The Spider Networkby David Enrich

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 22.49

    The Wall Street Journal 's award-winning business reporter unveils the bizarre and sinister story of how a math genius named Tom Hayes, a handful of outrageous confederates, and a deeply corrupt banking system ignited one of the greatest financial scandals in history. In 2006, an oddball group of bankers, traders and brokers from some of the world?s... more...

  • Almshouses in Early Modern Englandby Angela Nicholls

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2017; US$ 28.99

    Almshouses providing accommodation for poor people are a common feature of the towns and villages of England, visible representations of historic attitudes towards the poor. The period after the Reformation saw not only the survival of many medieval institutions but also a remarkable number of new foundations, as people from many different backgrounds... more...

  • Europe's Orphanby Martin Sandbu; Martin Sandbu

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15

    Originally conceived as part of a unifying vision for Europe, the euro is now viewed as a millstone around the neck of a continent crippled by vast debts, sluggish economies, and growing populist dissent. In Europe's Orphan , leading economic commentator Martin Sandbu presents a compelling defense of the euro. He argues that rather than blaming the... more...

  • The Economic Consequences of the Peaceby John Maynard Keynes

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    The Economic Consequences of the Peace was written and published by John Maynard Keynes. After World War I, Keynes attended the Versailles Conference as a delegate of the British Treasury and argued for a much more generous peace. It was a best seller throughout the world and was critical in establishing a general opinion that the Versailles Treaty... more...

  • The Economy of Late Achaemenid and Seleucid Babyloniaby Reinhard Pirngruber

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book devises an innovative way to analyse Babylonian commodity price data in its historical context using formal statistical analysis. more...

  • Economic Ideas You Should Forgetby Bruno S. Frey; David Iselin

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 26.91

    Reporting on cutting-edge advances in economics, this book presents a selection of commentaries that reveal the weaknesses of several core economics concepts. Economics is a vigorous and progressive science, which does not lose its force when particular parts of its theory are empirically invalidated; instead, they contribute to the accumulation of... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machineby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Big Short tells you what you need to know?before or after you read Michael Lewis?s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.   This short summary and analysis of The Big Short by Michael... more...

  • The Crumbling of Empireby M. J. Bonn

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 45.00

    This book concerns the end of the age of colonization and the inherent changes in the world economy. It discusses the author?s perception of the disintegration of free trade and ideas on the solution of federation. Starting with an introduction to economic thought and history the author then presents the state of the world at the time of writing in... more...