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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$ 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...

  • The Ancient Economyby Walter Scheidel; Sitta von Reden

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • Classical Liberalism and International Economic Orderby Razeen Sally

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • An Economic History of Swedenby Lars Magnusson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    Based upon comprehensive and original research, An Economic History of Sweden represents an invaluable resource for both economic historians and students of economic theory. 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...