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  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Intellectual Capitalby Tom Karier

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 36.00

    Thomas Karier explores the core ideas of the economic theorists whose work led to their being awarded the Nobel Prize in its first 40 years. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...