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  • A Capitalism for the Peopleby Luigi Zingales

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 24.00

    Born in Italy, University of Chicago economist Luigi Zingales witnessed firsthand the consequences of high inflation and unemploymentpaired with rampant nepotism and cronyismon a country's economy. This experience profoundly shaped his professional interests, and in 1988 he arrived in the United States, armed with a political passion and the belief... more...

  • People, Places and Business Culturesby Paolo Di Martino; Andrew Popp; Peter Scott

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2017; US$ 18.17

    This collection brings together new research into nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and European economic history, socio-cultural history and business history. It is inspired by the work and legacy of Francesca Carnevali who, throughout her career, encouraged a lively dialogue between these different disciplines. The book offers innovative... more...

  • The Interest Standard of Currencyby Ernst Dick

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 40.00

    Originally published in 1925. This book sets forth a plan to stabilize the currency at a time in which there was much discussion of what to radically change to improve the state of the flow of gold and discounts and interests. It addresses such questions as ‘what is a standard of currency’ and ‘to whom does the gold belong’ among its discussion of... more...

  • An Economic History of the United Statesby Mark V. Siegler

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 85.64

    This pioneering textbook takes a thematic approach to the subject, resulting in a comprehensive understanding of historic economic issues in the United States. Siegler takes a thematic approach, and provides both the theoretical foundations and historical background needed to gain an in-depth understanding of the subject. Every chapter examines a... more...

  • The Functioning of the Yugoslav Economyby Radmila Stojanovic

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    In this volume, Stojanovic draws together several essays by Yugoslav economists to an English audience. Originally published in 1982, these works present and analyse the issues that faced Yugoslavia?s economic development and the functioning of their economic system at the time of writing through a wide selection of views. Not only does this work provide... more...

  • Economics and its Storiesby Amal Sanyal

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The book explains the basic ideas of economics along with their historical context. It includes the events and traditions of the era of mentors—Smith, Ricardo, Marx, Walras, Keynes—with the economics they developed and controversies  around them. more...

  • Economics, Entrepreneurship and Utopiaby Estrella Trincado; Manuel Santos-Redondo

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In the early 1800s, Robert Owen was a mill owner, political figure, and an advocate for social reform, and his publications attained considerable circulation. He believed that people need good working conditions in order to be encouraged to work and motivated to learn. Despite the higher costs associated with this kind of operation, compared to the... more...

  • Schumpeter's Price Theoryby Harry Bloch

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Joseph Alois Schumpeter has long been recognised as one of the great economists of the 20 th Century, and his truly revolutionary approach to economic development continues to gain appreciation. This is particularly due to the emphasis he places on innovation and creative destruction as drivers of economic development. Yet, aspects of his theory... more...

  • Mind vs. Moneyby Alan Kahan

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 100.00

    For the past 150 years, Western intellectuals have trumpeted contempt for capitalism and capitalists. They have written novels, plays, and manifestos to demonstrate the evils of the economic system in which they live. Dislike and contempt for the bourgeoisie, the middle classes, industry, and commerce have been a prominent trait of leading Western... more...

  • The Economics of Slaveryby John R. Meyer

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    How are economists and historians to explain what happened in history? What statistical inferences can be drawn from historical data? The authors believe that explanation in history can be identified with the problems of prediction in a probabilistic universe. Using this approach, the historian can act upon his a priori information and his judgment... more...