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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 68 results in Routledge Explorations in Economic History
  1. Europe's Green Revolution and Others Since

    The Rise and Fall of Peasant-Friendly Plant Breeding

    By Jonathan Harwood

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    How best to foster agricultural development in the Third World has long been a subject of debate and from a European perspective the persistent failure to design peasant-friendly technology is puzzling. From the late 19th century, for example, various western European countries also underwent ‘...

    Published April 19th 2012 by Routledge

  2. An Economic History of Modern Sweden

    By Lennart Schön

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The book is based on a rich and detailed quantitative material from research over the past decades with consecutive time series over production volumes, employment, productivity, investments etc. for sectors and branches covering the whole economy, even including estimates of non-marketed domestic...

    Published March 26th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Rise of Planning in Industrial America, 1865-1914

    By Richard Adelstein

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Central economic planning is often associated with failed state socialism, and modern capitalism celebrated as its antithesis. This book shows that central planning is not always, or even primarily, a state enterprise, and that the giant industrial corporations that dominated the American economy...

    Published March 25th 2012 by Routledge

  4. International Economic Integration in Historical Perspective

    By Dennis Patrick McCarthy

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    International economic integration is not a recent phenomenon; its roots can be traced back to the Roman Empire. This informative volume departs from the conventional short-term analysis and takes a long-term view of the process, offering perspectives that are both detailed and diverse. Author...

    Published March 21st 2012 by Routledge

  5. Ideas and Economic Crises in Britain from Attlee to Blair (1945-2005)

    By Matthias M Matthijs

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    First published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published February 14th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Currency Convertibility

    The Gold Standard and Beyond

    Edited by Barry Eichengreen, Jaime Reis, Jorge Braga de Macedo

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The spread of currency convertibility is one of the most dramatic trends of the late twentieth century. It reflects the desire of policymakers to integrate their economies into the global trading system and to attract financial capital and direct investment from abroad.In this book a team of...

    Published November 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  7. German Immigration and Servitude in America, 1709-1920

    By Farley Grubb

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This book provides the most comprehensive history of German migration to North America for the period 1709 to 1920 than has been done before. Employing state-of-the-art methodological and statistical techniques, the book has two objectives. First he explores how the recruitment and shipping...

    Published June 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  8. The Evolving Structure of the East Asian Economic System since 1700

    A Comparative Analysis

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

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This book is the fifth volume of essays edited by A. J. H Latham and Heita Kawakatsu from the International Economic History Congresses looking at the development of the Asian Economy. Bringing together leading scholars from both the east and west, this book offers fascinating insights into the...

    Published March 16th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Bengal Industries and the British Industrial Revolution (1757-1857)

    By Indrajit Ray

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This book seeks to enlighten two grey areas of industrial historiography. Although Bengal industries were globally dominant on the eve of the industrial revolution, no detailed literature is available about their later course of development. A series of questions are involved in it. Did those...

    Published February 7th 2011 by Routledge

  10. The South Sea Bubble

    An Economic History of its Origins and Consequences.

    By Helen Paul

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The book is an economic history of the South Sea Bubble. It combines economic theory and quantitative analysis with historical evidence in order to provide a rounded account. It brings together scholarship from a variety of different fields to update the existing historical work on the Bubble. Up...

    Published August 17th 2010 by Routledge