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  • Distinguished Women Economistsby JULIANNE CICARELLI

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 108.00

    Women are vital members of the economics profession, yet they have traditionally received scant recognition for their work. This volume provides information on 51 remarkable women in the profession. They come from all areas of economics-academia, the business world, public policy-and include those who are currently active as well as 19th-century pioneers... more...

  • Capital Ideasby Peter L. Bernstein

    Wiley 2012; US$ 19.95

    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 Historyby Robert C. Allen

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Why are some countries rich and others poor? In 1500, the income differences were small, but they have grown dramatically since Columbus reached America. Since then, the interplay between geography, globalization, technological change, and economic policy has determined the wealth and poverty of nations. The industrial revolution was Britain's... more...

  • India in the World Economyby Tirthankar Roy

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    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 Roman Market Economyby Peter Temin

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 35.00

    The quality of life for ordinary Roman citizens at the height of the Roman Empire probably was better than that of any other large group of people living before the Industrial Revolution. The Roman Market Economy uses the tools of modern economics to show how trade, markets, and the Pax Romana were critical to ancient Rome's prosperity. Peter... more...

  • Everybody Ought to Be Richby David Farber

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 21.99

    Today, consumer credit, employee stock options, and citizen investment in the stock market are taken for granted--fundamental facts of American economic life. But few people realize that they were first widely promoted by John Jakob Raskob (1879-1950), the innovative financier and self-made businessman who built the Empire State building, made millions... more...

  • When Washington Shut Down Wall Streetby William L. Silber

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    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. Fear that... more...

  • Grand Pursuitby Sylvia Nasar

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 15.00

    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...

  • Classical Liberalism and International Economic Orderby Razeen Sally

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    This book makes an innovative link between classical liberalism and questions of international economic order. The author begins with an outline of classical liberalism as applied to domestic economic order. He then surveys the classical liberal tradition from the Scottish Enlightenment to modern thinkers like Knight, Hayekn and Viner. Finally, he... 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...