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Routledge Explorations in Economic History

Series Editor: Lars Magnusson

This long established series provides a platform for books which break new ground in the understanding of the development of the modern world economy. Equally rooted in economics and history, the series is not limited to any particular period or region. Individual titles focus on particular countries, key industries, themes, or international economic relations.

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1-10 of 71 results in Routledge Explorations in Economic History
  1. Central Banking in a Democracy

    The Federal Reserve and its Alternatives

    By John H. Wood

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The Federal Reserve System, which has been Congress’s agent for the control of money since 1913, has a mixed reputation. Its errors have been huge. It was the principal cause of the Great Depression of the 1930s and the inflation of the 1970s, and participated in the massive bailouts of financial...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The History of Migration in Europe

    Perspectives from Economics, Politics and Sociology

    Edited by Francesca Fauri

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The History of Migration in Europe belies several myths by arguing, for example, that immobility has not been the "normal" condition of people before the modern era. Migration (far from being an income-maximizing choice taken by lone individuals) is often a household strategy, and local wages...

    Published October 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. A History of Market Performance

    From Ancient Babylonia to the Modern World

    Edited by R.J. Van der Spek, Jan Luiten van Zanden, Bas van Leeuwen

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This exciting new volume examines the development of market performance from Antiquity until the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Efficient market structures are agreed by most economists to serve as evidence of economic prosperity, and to be prerequisites for further economic growth. However,...

    Published August 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Pacific Centuries

    Pacific and Pacific Rim Economic History Since the 16th Century

    Edited by Dennis O. Flynn, Lionel Frost, A.J.H. Latham

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Starting with the 16th century trade of Latin American silver and Chinese silk, leading researchers trace the economic, environmental and social history of the Pacific region. Chapters examine the trade of diverse commodities within the Pacific and analyse the ecological and social impacts of this...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Standard of Living and Revolutions in Imperial Russia, 1700-1917

    By Boris Mironov

    Edited by Gregory Freeze

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This is the first full-scale anthropometric history of Imperial Russia (1700-1917). It mobilizes an immense volume of archival material to chart the growth, weight, and other anthropometric indicators of the male and female populations in order to chart how the standard of living in Russia changed...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Managing Crises and De-Globalisation

    Nordic Foreign Trade and Exchange, 1919-1939

    Edited by Sven-Olof Olsson

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    As small, open economies the Nordic states have always been more dependent on foreign trade than larger powers, and have thus had a historic preference for free trade. But during the inter-war period the Nordic countries were squeezed between powerful and aggressive trading partners: above all...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Intra-Asian Trade and Industrialization

    Essays in Memory of Yasukichi Yasuba

    Edited by A.J.H. Latham, Heita Kawakatsu

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Under the impressive editorship of A.J.H. Latham and comprising high quality essays on a topic of rising interest to scholars and policymakers, this volume makes some valuable contributions to regional and global dynamics of trade. With contributions from leading names in the field of economic...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. A History of Macroeconomic Policy in the United States

    By John H. Wood

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Keynes asked whether his ‘visionary’ ideas would overcome the interests opposed to change. However, an examination of the histories of monetary and fiscal policies suggests that this is a false distinction. The interests and ideas associated with government policies are seldom opposed. The...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Industrial Development in Postwar Japan

    By Hirohisa Kohama

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Structured into sub-sector by sub-sector analyses, this book provides a clear and accessible examination of industrial development, without over-generalizing or being weighed down by historical details. Written by an authority in the area of development economics it explores the companies and the...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Political Competition and Economic Regulation

    Edited by Peter Bernholz, Roland Vaubel

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Organized, readable, technically sound and comprehensive from both theoretical and empirical standpoints, this book summarizes a vast amount of institutional, historical and descriptive detail. Using case studies from the US, Canada, Germany and Switzerland as well as the European Union and the...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge