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  • 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$ 28.00

    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. ... 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$ 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.... more...

  • The Global Impact of the Great Depression 1929-1939by Dietmar Rothermund

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    This study broadens the conventional focus of the Great Depression to include its impact on the countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America. It covers the economic background and causes, from the international gold standard to agricultural over-production in the US. Other areas discussed include: the impact on the peasantry in developing countries;... more...

  • An Economic History of Swedenby Lars Magnusson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    This book represents the first recent attempt to provide a comprehensive treatment of Sweden's economic development since the middle of the 18th century. It traces the rapid industrialisation, the political currents and the social ambitions, that transformed Sweden from a backward agrarian economy into what is now regarded by many as a model welfare... more...

  • The European Economy 1914-2000by Derek Aldcroft

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 83.95

    As in earlier editions of this work, Professor Aldcroft presents a succinct and lucid account of the development and problems of the European economy throughout the twentieth century. The text divides into several clearly defined sub-periods: the aftermath of the First World War and reconstruction in the 1920s the depression and recovery of... more...

  • Beyond Capitalby Michael A. Lebowitz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 45.00

    Winner of The Deutscher Memorial Prize 2004. In a completely reworked edition of his classic (1991) volume, Michael A. Lebowitz explores the implications of the book on wage-labour that Marx originally intended to write. Focusing upon critical assumptions in Capital that were to be removed in Wage-Labour and upon Marx's methodology, Lebowitz stresses... more...