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  • An Outline of the History of Economic Thoughtby Ernesto Screpanti; Stefano Zamagni

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 67.99 US$ 58.47

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the development of economics from its beginnings, at the end of the Middle Ages, up to contemporary developments. It is strong on contemporary theory, providing extensive coverage of the twentieth century, particularly since the Second World War. The second edition has been revised and updated to take... more...

  • A Cultural History of Financeby Irene Finel-Honigman

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    The world of finance is again undergoing crisis and transformation. This book provides a new perspective on finance through the prism of popular and formal culture and examines fascination and repulsion toward money, the role of governments and individuals in financial crises and how the Crisis of 2008, like others since 1720, repeat the same patterns... more...

  • Conversations on Growth, Stability and Tradeby Brian Snowdon

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2002; US$ 40.00

    This volume provides a comprehensive survey of the major economic issues that have helped shape the modern world. It includes discussions of contemporary research findings in macroeconomics and scrutinizes some of the most important debates in economic history. more...

  • Intellectual Capitalby Tom Karier

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    Thomas Karier explores the core ideas of the economic theorists whose work led to their being awarded the Nobel Prize in its first forty years. more...

  • Grand Pursuitby Sylvia Nasar

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 14.00

    In a sweeping narrative, the author of the megabestseller A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through modern history with the men and women who changed the lives of every single person on the planet. It?s the epic story of the making of modern economics, and of how economics rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material... more...

  • Capital Ideasby Peter L. Bernstein

    Wiley 2012; US$ 19.95 US$ 11.97

    Capital Ideas traces the origins of modern Wall Street, from the pioneering work of early scholars and the development of new theories in risk, valuation, and investment returns, to the actual implementation of these theories in the real world of investment management. Bernstein brings to life a variety of brilliant academics who have contributed... more...

  • Global Economic History: A Very Short Introductionby Robert C. Allen

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    The gap between the rich and the poor can be vast. Robert C. Allen considers the main factors that contribute to this gap, looking at the interconnections between economic growth, culture, technology, and income distribution. Exploring the historical processes that have created the unequal world of today, he takes a global look at wealth worldwide. more...

  • India in the World Economyby Tirthankar Roy

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This enthralling book offers a new approach to Indian economic history, placing trade and mercantile activity in the region within a global framework. more...

  • The Ancient Economyby Walter Scheidel; Sitta von Reden

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    The Ancient Economy introduces readers to the nature of economic life in the ancient world, and provides a valuable guide to scholarly debates on the subject. The book describes and examines the economic processes and fluctuations of the ancient world, and shows how these relate to political and social change and conditions. Leading experts address... more...

  • When Washington Shut Down Wall Streetby William L. Silber

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.95 US$ 24.76

    When Washington Shut Down Wall Street unfolds like a mystery story. It traces Treasury Secretary William Gibbs McAdoo's triumph over a monetary crisis at the outbreak of World War I that threatened the United States with financial disaster. The biggest gold outflow in a generation imperiled America's ability to repay its debts abroad.... more...