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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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21-30 of 70 results in Routledge Explorations in Economic History
  1. Reflections on the Cliometrics Revolution

    Conversations with Economic Historians

    Edited by John S. Lyons, Louis P. Cain, Samuel H. Williamson

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This volume marks fifty years of an innovative approach to writing economic history often called "The Cliometrics Revolution." The book presents memoirs of personal development, intellectual lives and influences, new lines of historical research, long-standing debates, a growing international...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Social Capital, Trust and the Industrial Revolution

    1780–1880

    By David Sunderland

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The first text to examine the concept of trust and the role that it played on the Industrial Revolution, this book is a key resource for students’ studying nineteenth century British history as well as historically minded sociologists. Analytical in style and comprehensive in approach, Social...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Large Databases in Economic History

    Research Methods and Case Studies

    Edited by Mark Casson, Nigar Hashimzade

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    ‘Big data’ is now readily available to economic historians, thanks to the digitisation of primary sources, collaborative research linking different data sets, and the publication of databases on the internet. Key economic indicators, such as the consumer price index, can be tracked over long...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Privatization and Transition in Russia in the Early 1990s

    By Carol Scott Leonard, David Pitt-Watson

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Few economic events have caused such controversy as the privatization process in Russia. Some see it as the foundation of political and economic freedom. For others it was economics gone wrong, and ended in "Russians stealing money from their own country". As Russia reasserts itself, and its new...

    Published May 29th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Colonial Exploitation and Economic Development

    The Belgian Congo and the Netherlands Indies Compared

    Edited by Ewout Frankema, Frans Buelens

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Since many countries in the world at present were European colonies in the not so distant past, the relationship between colonial institutions and development outcomes is a key topic of study across many disciplines. This edited volume, from a leading international group of scholars, discusses the...

    Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The State and Business in the Major Powers

    An Economic History 1815-1939

    By Robert Millward

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the state emerged as a major player in the economies of the Western World. This important new volume provides an economic history for the period 1815-1939 of state/business relations in the major powers: France, Germany, Japan, Russia, UK and the USA. The book...

    Published February 27th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Agricultural Transformation in a Global History Perspective

    Edited by Ellen Hillbom, Patrick Svensson

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    History teaches us that agricultural growth and development is necessary for achieving overall better living conditions in all societies. Although this process may seem homogenous when looked at from the outside, it is full of diversity within. This book captures this diversity by presenting...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Labour-Intensive Industrialization in Global History

    Edited by Gareth Austin, Kaoru Sugihara

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The prevailing view of industrialization has focussed on technology, capital, entrepreneurship and the institutions that enabled them to be deployed. Labour was often equated with other factors of production, and assigned a relatively passive role. Yet it was labour absorption and the improvement...

    Published January 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  9. The History of Bankruptcy

    Economic, Social and Cultural Implications in Early Modern Europe

    Edited by Thomas Max Safley

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This volume takes up bankruptcy in early modern Europe, when its frequency made it not only an economic problem but a personal tragedy and a social evil. Using legal, business and personal records, the essays in this volume examine the impact of failure on business organizations and practices,...

    Published January 17th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Political Economy of Disaster

    Destitution, Plunder and Earthquake in Haiti

    By Mats Lundahl

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Haiti, one of the least developed and most vulnerable nations in the Western Hemisphere, made the international headlines in January 2010 when an earthquake destroyed the capital, Port-au-Prince. More than a year later, little reconstruction has taken place, in spite of a strong international...

    Published January 17th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Pacific Centuries: Pacific and Pacific Rim Economic History Since the 16th Century
    Edited by Dennis O. Flynn, Lionel Frost, A.J.H. Latham
    To Be Published January 4th 2015
  2. The Economic Development of Europe's Regions: A Quantitative History Since 1900
    Edited by Nikolaus Wolf, Joan Ramon Rosés
    To Be Published March 31st 2015
  3. Natural Resources and Economic Growth: Learning from History
    Edited by Marc Badia-Miró, Vicente Pinilla, Henry Willebald
    To Be Published March 31st 2015
  4. Labour-Intensive Industrialization in Global History
    Edited by Gareth Austin, Kaoru Sugihara
    To Be Published April 11th 2015
  5. Economic Analysis of Institutional Change in Ancient Greece: Politics, Taxation and Rational Behaviour
    By Carl Hampus Lyttkens
    To Be Published April 12th 2015
  6. Colonial Exploitation and Economic Development: The Belgian Congo and the Netherlands Indies Compared
    Edited by Ewout Frankema, Frans Buelens
    To Be Published April 12th 2015
  7. Agricultural Transformation in a Global History Perspective
    Edited by Ellen Hillbom, Patrick Svensson
    To Be Published April 12th 2015
  8. The History of Bankruptcy: Economic, Social and Cultural Implications in Early Modern Europe
    Edited by Thomas Max Safley
    To Be Published April 12th 2015
  9. The Political Economy of Disaster: Destitution, Plunder and Earthquake in Haiti
    By Mats Lundahl
    To Be Published April 13th 2015
  10. Famines in European Economic History: The Last Great European Famines Reconsidered
    Edited by Declan Curran, Lubomyr Luciuk, Andrew Newby
    To Be Published April 26th 2015

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