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  • The Myth of the Rational Marketby Justin Fox

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.74

    ?Do we really need yet another book about the financial crisis? Yes, we do?because this one is different?.A must-read for anyone who wants to understand the mess we?re in.? ?Paul Krugman, New York Times Book Review   ?Fox makes business history thrilling.? ? St. Louis Post-Dispatch   A lively history of ideas, The Myth of... 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...

  • The Great Waveby David Hackett Fischer

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 20.99 US$ 18.05

    David Hackett Fischer has gained a reputation for making history come alive--even stories as familiar as Paul Revere's ride or as complex as the transit of British culture to America. Now he has done it again in The Great Wave , a history of price movements and cultural change from the middle ages to the present.Fischer examines price records in... more...

  • Distinguished Women Economistsby Julianne Cicarelli

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 85.00

    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...

  • Frontiers of Economics: Nobel Laureates of the Twentieth Centuryby Abu Wahid

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 75.00

    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... more...

  • A Farewell to Almsby Gregory Clark

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 28.95 US$ 23.16

    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...

  • 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... more...

  • The Roman Market Economyby Peter Temin

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    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...

  • Everybody Ought to Be Richby David Farber

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    The extraordinary life and times of a colorful capitalist who invented the idea of consumer credit. more...

  • An Economic History of Twentieth-Century Europeby Ivan T. Berend

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    A major survey of economic regimes and economic performance in Europe throughout the twentieth century. more...