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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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31-40 of 70 results in Routledge Explorations in Economic History
  1. 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 30th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 24th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Foreign Exchange Market of London

    Development Since 1900

    By John Atkin

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Foreign Exchange is big business in the City of London. At the last official count, turnover on the London foreign exchange market averaged a staggering $504 billion a day. No other financial centre in the world even comes close to matching this total. Thirty one per cent of global foreign...

    Published October 29th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Production and Consumption in English Households 1600–1750

    By Darron Dean, Andrew Hann Nfa, Mark Overton, Jane Whittle

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This economic, social and cultural analysis of the nature and variety of production and consumption activities in households in Kent and Cornwall yields important new insights on the transition to capitalism in England....

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 20th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 27th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 26th 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 15th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 4th 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Famines in European Economic History: The Last Great European Famines Reconsidered
    Edited by Declan Curran, Lubomyr Luciuk, Andrew G. Newby
    To Be Published April 29th 2015
  2. Natural Resources and Economic Growth: Learning from History
    Edited by Marc Badia-Miró, Vicente Pinilla, Henry Willebald
    To Be Published May 25th 2015
  3. 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 May 29th 2015
  4. The Political Economy of Mercantilism
    By Lars Magnusson
    To Be Published June 10th 2015
  5. Labour-Intensive Industrialization in Global History
    Edited by Gareth Austin, Kaoru Sugihara
    To Be Published June 12th 2015
  6. The Economic Development of Europe's Regions: A Quantitative History Since 1900
    Edited by Nikolaus Wolf, Joan Ramon Rosés
    To Be Published October 1st 2015
  7. The Business of Leisure in 20th Century Britain: Pay and Play
    By Richard Coopey, Peter Lyth
    To Be Published December 1st 2015
  8. Regulating Competition: Cartel Registers in the Twentieth Century World
    Edited by Susanna Fellman, Peter Sandberg, Martin Shanahan
    To Be Published December 1st 2015
  9. Port-Cities and their Hinterlands: Migration, Trade and Cultural Exchange from the Early Seventeenth-Century to 1939
    Edited by Robert Lee
    To Be Published January 1st 2016
  10. The Second Bank of the United States: “Central” Banker in an Era of Nation-Building
    By Jane Knodell
    To Be Published January 1st 2016

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