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Economic History

  • The Classical Economists Revisitedby D. P. O'Brien

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 78.50 US$ 71.44

    The Classical Economists Revisited conveys the extent, diversity, and richness of the literature of economics produced in the period extending from David Hume's Essays of 1752 to the final contributions of Fawcett and Cairnes in the 1870s. D. P. O'Brien thoroughly updates, rewrites, and expands the vastly influential work he first published in... more...

  • The Free Port of Livorno and the Transformation of the Mediterranean Worldby Corey Tazzara

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    In early modern Europe, free ports were places where merchants of any nation, religion, or ethnicity could trade on equal terms; and where there were no import and export taxes. This book shows how free trade emerged from the interstices of European commercial institutions by examining the history of the free port of Livorno. more...

  • Peddling Protectionismby Douglas A. Irwin; Douglas A. Irwin

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15

    The Smoot-Hawley tariff of 1930, which raised U.S. duties on hundreds of imported goods to record levels, is America's most infamous trade law. It is often associated with--and sometimes blamed for--the onset of the Great Depression, the collapse of world trade, and the global spread of protectionism in the 1930s. Even today, the ghosts of congressmen... more...

  • Cameralism in Practiceby Marten Seppel; Keith Tribe

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2017; US$ 21.49

    This book discusses the impact of cameralism on the practices of governance, early modern state-building and economy in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe. It argues that the cameralist conception of state and economy - a form of 'science' of government dedicated to reforming society while promoting economic development, and often associated... more...

  • Cameralism in Practiceby Marten Seppel; Keith Tribe

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; US$ 25.95

    The first book that acknowledges cameralism as a European rather than just a German historical phenomenon. more...

  • The Political Economy of Smog in Southern Californiaby Jeffry Fawcett

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 130.00

    This study, first published in 1990, explores the ways in which institutions can succeed or fail at environmental improvement. The author first takes a look at the nature of environmental politics and the history of air pollution control in Southern California. He then develops a political economic model that asks the question: what effect have the... more...

  • International Trade and the Montreal Protocolby Duncan Brack

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 115.00

    Originally published in 1996. The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is one of the most effective multilateral environmental agreements currently in existence. Established to control the production and consumption of CFCs and other ozone-depleting chemicals, the Protocol is an important example of an agreement which places... more...

  • Environmental Policy and Industrial Innovationby David Wallace

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 145.00

    This book, originally published in 1995, examines the evolution of environmental policy in 6 OECD countries. Through numerous examples, it contrasts the widely-varying political and regulatory styles and their consequences for innovation. Two industry-specific case studies provide a transnational perspective on the co-evolution of technology and environmental... more...

  • Sustainable Industrializationby David Wallace

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 115.00

    This report, first published in 1996, argues that radical changes in industrial organization and its relationship to society tend to arise in rapidly industrializing countries, and that new principles of sustainable production are more likely to bear fruit in developing than in developed countries. The rising tide of investment by multinational firms... more...

  • Green Pagesby John Elkington; Tom Burke; Julia Hailes

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 130.00

    Originally published in 1988. Europeans want a better environment. Increasingly, too, they are demanding the products, services, legislation and policies that will provide it. Green Pages reveals what Europe’s environmentalists plan to do next and how environmental pressures will threaten major markets – and at the same time opens up new opportunities... more...