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Bourgeois Equality How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World by Deirdre N. McCloskey Bourgeois Equality How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World

There's little doubt that most humans today are better off than their forebears. Stunningly so, the economist and historian Deirdre McCloskey argues in the concluding volume of her trilogy celebrating the oft-derided virtues of the bourgeoisie. The poorest of humanity,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2017

Economics and Literature A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approach by Cinla Akdere Economics and Literature A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approach

For many years, scholars have explored the relationship between economics and literature, from Ferdinand de Saussure to Thomas Piketty. In particular, literature has been used to show how economic events can have an impact on everyday life. A subfield of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Quantifying Resistance Political Crime and the People's Court in Nazi Germany by Wayne Geerling, Gary Magee Quantifying Resistance Political Crime and the People's Court in Nazi Germany
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This book presents and uses a major, new database of the most serious forms of internal resistance to the Nazi state to study empirically the whole phenomenon of resistance to an authoritarian regime.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/09/2017

A First-Class Catastrophe The Road to Black Monday, the Worst Day in Wall Street History by Diana B. Henriques A First-Class Catastrophe The Road to Black Monday, the Worst Day in Wall Street History

Monday, October 19, 1987, was by far the worst day in Wall Street history. The market fell 22.6 percent - almost twice as bad as the worst day of 1929 - equal to a loss of more than 4,000 points...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Hayek: A Collaborative Biography Part X: Eugenics, Cultural Evolution, and The Fatal Conceit by Robert Leeson Hayek: A Collaborative Biography Part X: Eugenics, Cultural Evolution, and The Fatal Conceit

This tenth part of Robert Leeson's collaborative biography of Friedrich August von Hayek explores Hayek's thought on the free market and democracy.
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

Peddling Protectionism Smoot-Hawley and the Great Depression by Douglas A. Irwin, Douglas A. Irwin Peddling Protectionism Smoot-Hawley and the Great Depression
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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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

A Century of Wealth in America by Edward N. Wolff A Century of Wealth in America

Understanding wealth-who has it, how they acquired it, how they preserve it-is crucial to addressing challenges facing the United States. Edward Wolff's account of patterns in the accumulation and distribution of U.S. wealth since 1900 provides a sober bedrock of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Rulers and Capital in Historical Perspective State Formation and Financial Development in India and the United States by Abhishek Chatterjee Rulers and Capital in Historical Perspective State Formation and Financial Development in India and the United States

Rulers and Capital in Historical Perspective explains why modern banking and credit systems emerged in the nineteenth century only in certain countries that then subsequently industrialized and became developed.Tracing the contemporaneous cases of India and the United States over time,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Economics in Perspective A Critical History by John Kenneth Galbraith, Richard Parker Economics in Perspective A Critical History
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In Economics in Perspective, renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith presents a compelling and accessible history of economic ideas, from Aristotle through the twentieth century. Examining theories of the past that have a continuing modern resonance, he shows that economics is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/08/2017

Nineteenth-Century Individualism and the Market Economy Individualist Themes in Emerson, Thoreau, and Sumner by Luke Philip Plotica Nineteenth-Century Individualism and the Market Economy Individualist Themes in Emerson, Thoreau, and Sumner

This book studies nineteenth-century American individualism and its relationship to the simultaneous rise of the market economy as articulated in the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and William Graham Sumner.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2017

The Evolution of the Money Market 1385-1915 An Historical and Analytical Study of the Rise and Development of Finance as a Centralised, Co-Ordinated Force by Ellis T. Powell The Evolution of the Money Market 1385-1915 An Historical and Analytical Study of the Rise and Development of Finance as a Centralised, Co-Ordinated Force

First published in 1916, this work is still recognised as a valuable historical and analytical study of the rise and development of finance as a centralised, coordinated force during the period 1385 to 1915. It examines the evolution of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2017

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The Problems and Methods of Economic History by Witold Kula The Problems and Methods of Economic History

This title was first published in 2001: The Problems and Methods of Economic History presents Witold Kula's magisterial view of his discipline at the height of his powers. Characterized by the perennial virtues of a profound depth of philosophical reflection...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Money and Politics The Guardian State, Markets, and the Evolution of Monetary Relations: 1880 - 2010 by Giulio M. Gallarotti Money and Politics The Guardian State, Markets, and the Evolution of Monetary Relations: 1880 - 2010

This new book is the first chronicle of how domestic politics (in the form of the guardian state) has shaped the monetary landscape from the time of the emergence of an international monetary system in the late 19th century, to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Finance in America An Unfinished Story by Kevin R. Brine, Mary Poovey Finance in America An Unfinished Story
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The economic crisis of 2008 led to an unprecedented focus on the world of high finance and revealed it to be far more arcane and influential than most people could ever have imagined. Any hope of avoiding future crises, it's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Unequal Gains American Growth and Inequality since 1700 by Peter H. Lindert, Jeffrey G. Williamson Unequal Gains American Growth and Inequality since 1700
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Unequal Gains offers a radically new understanding of the economi c evolution of the United States, providing a complete picture of the uneven progress of America from colonial times to today. --Provided by publisher.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Capitalism without Capital The Rise of the Intangible Economy by Jonathan Haskel, Stian Westlake Capitalism without Capital The Rise of the Intangible Economy
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The first comprehensive account of the growing dominance of the intangible economy Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, R&D,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Imperial Theory and Colonial Pragmatism Charles Harper, Economic Development and Agricultural Co-operation in Australia by David Gilchrist Imperial Theory and Colonial Pragmatism Charles Harper, Economic Development and Agricultural Co-operation in Australia

This book considers the role played by co-operative agriculture as a critical economic model which, in Australia, helped build public capital, drive economic development and impact political arrangements. In the case of colonial Western Australia, the story of agricultural co-operation...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

Managing the Economy, Managing the People Narratives of Economic Life in Britain from Beveridge to Brexit by Jim (Professor of Economic and Social History, University of Glasgow) Tomlinson Managing the Economy, Managing the People Narratives of Economic Life in Britain from Beveridge to Brexit
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A distinctive new account of British economic life since the Second World War, showing how successive governments have managed the British people by managing the narrative on economic matters, from the post-war notion of austerity to the recent 'debts and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Coping with Financial Crises Some Lessons from Economic History by Hugh Rockoff Coping with Financial Crises Some Lessons from Economic History

This edited volume is based on original essays first presented at the World Economic History Conference, Kyoto, Japan, in August 2015. It also includes three essays subsequently written especially for this volume. All of the essays focus on financial markets...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

The Adam Smith Review: Volume 10 by Fonna (University of California, San Diego, USA) Forman The Adam Smith Review: Volume 10
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Adam Smith's contribution to economics is well recognised, but scholars have recently been exploring anew the multidisciplinary nature of his works. The Adam Smith Review is a rigorously refereed annual review that provides a unique forum for interdisciplinary debate on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

Lucky Boy in the Lucky Country' The Autobiography of Max Corden, Economist by Warner Max Corden Lucky Boy in the Lucky Country' The Autobiography of Max Corden, Economist

Corden has written a charming and insightful account of his professional and personal life, from his childhood in Bresiau, Germany, until his retirement in Melbourne, with some closing contemporary thoughts on the revival of protectionism. The book is divided into...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/10/2017

Who's Afraid of John Maynard Keynes? Challenging Economic Governance in an Age of Growing Inequality by Paul Davidson Who's Afraid of John Maynard Keynes? Challenging Economic Governance in an Age of Growing Inequality

This is a book with many benefits. Davidson explains the importance of the market economy, and unveils how and why global financial crises occur when the liquidity of financial assets traded in the market, suddenly collapse.70 years after Keynes' death,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/10/2017

From Partisan Banking to Open Access The Emergence of Free Banking in Early Nineteenth-Century Massachusetts by Qian Lu From Partisan Banking to Open Access The Emergence of Free Banking in Early Nineteenth-Century Massachusetts

Lu provides a compelling narrative about the connection between inclusive political systems and open access economies, hypothesizing that entry into banking was firstly made upon partisan grounds before later becoming open access/free entry.
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/10/2017

An Authentic Account of Adam Smith by Gavin Kennedy An Authentic Account of Adam Smith

This book is a textual criticism of modern ideas about the work of Adam Smith that offers a new perspective on many of his famous contributions to economic thought. Adam Smith is often hailed as a leading figure in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/10/2017

The History of Business in Africa Complex Discontinuity to Emerging Markets by Grietjie Verhoef The History of Business in Africa Complex Discontinuity to Emerging Markets

This book offers a comprehensive study of the history of African business. By analyzing the specificities of African business culture, as well as the dynamically changing African policy context, the author sheds new light on the development of African enterprises,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Regulation of the London Stock Exchange Share Trading, Fraud and Reform 1914-1945 by Chris (Chris Swinson Ltd, UK) Swinson Regulation of the London Stock Exchange Share Trading, Fraud and Reform 1914-1945
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In 1914, the notion of statutory regulation of trading in shares was anathema to both the Government and the London Stock Exchange. By 1945, a statutory scheme of regulation had been introduced. This book serves to: Track the steps by...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

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Hayek: A Collaborative Biography Part IX: The Divine Right of the 'Free' Market by Robert Leeson Hayek: A Collaborative Biography Part IX: The Divine Right of the 'Free' Market

This multi-volume biography examines the evolution of his life and influence.In this ninth volume of Leeson's collaborative biography of Friedrich August von Hayek, a variety of well-known contributors discuss Hayek's views on the divine right of the market taking democratic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2017

War in the History of Economic Thought Economists and the Question of War by Yukihiro (Keio University, Japan) Ikeda War in the History of Economic Thought Economists and the Question of War
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Even after the experience of WWII, despite the existence of various institutions such as United Nations to avoid conflict between nations, we have not succeeded in making a world free from war. The Cold War, the Vietnam War, the intervention...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2017

Routledge Library Editions: History of Money, Banking and Finance by Various Routledge Library Editions: History of Money, Banking and Finance

This 14-volume set collects together a series of key titles that provide a wide-ranging analysis of money (A Survey of Primitive Money), banking (Bank Behavior, Regulation and Economic Development) and finance (The Money Market). Other titles expand on these topics,...
Format: Multiple copy pack - Released: 18/08/2017

Bank Behavior, Regulation, and Economic Development: California, 1860-1910 by Roger Charles Lister Bank Behavior, Regulation, and Economic Development: California, 1860-1910

This study of bank behaviour and banking regulation, first published in 1993, continues to provide through its close analysis valuable insights into the issues of modern banking. The effects of regulatory restriction and liberalisation are examined in detail, and California's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty Capital in the Twenty-First Century


Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2017

Schumpeter's Price Theory by Harry Bloch Schumpeter's Price Theory

Joseph Alois Schumpeter has long been recognised as one of the great economists of the 20th Century, and his truly revolutionary approach to economic development continues to gain appreciation. This is particularly due to the emphasis he places on innovation...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

An Economic Analysis of the Rise and Decline of Chinese Township and Village Enterprises by Cheng Jin An Economic Analysis of the Rise and Decline of Chinese Township and Village Enterprises

This book provides a historical economic analysis of two key issues relating to township and village enterprise (TVE) development in China. Firstly, the nature of the evolving relationship between TVEs and local government; in particular how TVE entrepreneurs have used...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/08/2017

The Rise and Fall of American Growth The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War by Robert J. Gordon, Robert J. Gordon The Rise and Fall of American Growth The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War
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In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces. But has that era of unprecedented...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2017

An Essay upon Money and Coins by Joseph Harris An Essay upon Money and Coins

This 1757 work argues that it is vital to the economy that the value of gold in coinage remains constant.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/08/2017

American Hegemony after the Great Recession A Transformation in World Order by Brandon Tozzo American Hegemony after the Great Recession A Transformation in World Order

This book traces America's rise as a hegemon of the capitalist system, arguing that the greatest threat to global economic stability is America's polarized and ineffectual political system rather than foreign competition from China and the European Union. The author...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Spanish Economic Growth, 1850-2015 by Leandro Prados de la Escosura Spanish Economic Growth, 1850-2015

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This text offers a comprehensive and nuanced view of the economic development of Spain since 1850. It provides a new set of historical GDP estimates for Spain from the demand...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

Liberalism and the Welfare State Economists and Arguments for the Welfare State by Professor Roger E. Backhouse Liberalism and the Welfare State Economists and Arguments for the Welfare State

Liberalism and the Welfare State investigates the thinking of liberal economists about welfare, focusing on Britain, Germany and Japan, each of which had a different tradition of economic thinking and different institutions for welfare provision.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

Encyclopaedia of Historical Metrology, Weights, and Measures Volume 1 by Jan Gyllenbok Encyclopaedia of Historical Metrology, Weights, and Measures Volume 1

This first of three volumes starts with a short introduction to historical metrology as a scientific discipline and goes on with an anthology of acient and modern measurement systems of all kind, scientific measures, units of time, weights, currencies etc....
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/07/2017

Investment: A History by Norton (Unicorn Asset management) Reamer, Jesse Downing Investment: A History
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Investing-the commitment of resources to achieve a return-affects individuals, families, companies, and nations, and has done so throughout history. Yet until the sixteenth century, investing was a privilege of only the elite classes. The story behind the democratization of investing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/07/2017

Finance and Trade Under Edward III by George Unwin Finance and Trade Under Edward III

These important essays, first published in 1918, consider the various economic aspects of the reign of Edward III. They support George Unwin's contention that the measures of the king and parliament were mainly opportunist rather than the expression of a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/07/2017

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