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  • A Companion to the History of Economic Thoughtby John B. Davis; Warren J. Samuels; Jeff E. Biddle

    Wiley 2008; US$ 235.95

    Assembling contributions from top thinkers in the field, this companion offers a comprehensive and sophisticated exploration of the history of economic thought. The volume has a threefold focus: the history of economic thought, the history of economics as a discipline, and the historiography of economic thought. Provides sophisticated introductions... more...

  • Monopolies in Americaby Charles R. Geisst

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 22.99

    In this study, the author traces the rise of monopolies from the railroad era to today's computer software empires. The history of monopolies has been dominated by strong and charismatic personalities. This work tells tells the stories behind the individuals. more...

  • Frontiers of Economicsby ABU WAHID

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 165.00

    Economics Nobel laureates are the pioneers of the science of economics. They are the most brilliant products of the discipline and have made enormous original contributions to the field of economics, and oftentimes history, political science, business, and other subjects. Their works, struggles, successes and failures are fascinating, and readers are... more...

  • A Farewell to Almsby Gregory Clark

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    Why are some parts of the world so rich and others so poor? Why did the Industrial Revolution--and the unprecedented economic growth that came with it--occur in eighteenth-century England, and not at some other time, or in some other place? Why didn't industrialization make the whole world rich--and why did it make large parts of the world even poorer?... more...

  • Rumby Ian Williams

    Nation Books 2006; US$ 16.95

    Ian Williams describes in captivating detail how Rum and the molasses that it was made from was to the 18th century what oil is today. Rum was used by the colonists to clear Native American tribes and to buy slaves. To make it, they regularly traded with the enemy French during the Seven Years' War, angering their British masters and setting themselves... more...

  • The Moral Consequences of Economic Growthby Benjamin M. Friedman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.95

    From the author of Day of Reckoning , the acclaimed critique of Ronald Reagan?s economic policy (?Every citizen should read it,? said The New York Times ): a persuasive, wide-ranging argument that economic growth provides far more than material benefits. In clear-cut prose, Benjamin M. Friedman examines the political and social histories of the large... more...

  • Castles, Battles, and Bombsby Jurgen Brauer; Hubert van Tuyll

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

      Castles, Battles, and Bombs reconsiders key episodes of military history from the point of view of economics—with dramatically insightful results. For example, when looked at as a question of sheer cost, the building of castles in the High Middle Ages seems almost inevitable: though stunningly expensive, a strong castle was far... more...

  • Contested Capitalismby Richard W. Carney

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the political origins of financial institutions across fifteen developed democracies, with focused case studies on the US, France, Japan, Austria, and Germany. The institutional arrangements of financial systems are widely seen as a central distinguishing feature of ?varieties of capitalism?. Through a wide-range of case studies,... 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 New Economic Criticismby Mark Osteen; Martha Woodmansee

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 73.95

    This collection brings together twenty-seven essays by influential literary and cultural historians, as well as representatives of the vanguard of postmodernist economics. Contributors include: Jean-Joseph Goux, Marc Shell. This is a pathbreaking work which develops a new form of economic analysis. It will appeal to economists and literary theorists... more...