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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 69 results in Routledge Explorations in Economic History
  1. Economic Analysis of Institutional Change in Ancient Greece

    Politics, Taxation and Rational Behaviour

    By Carl Hampus Lyttkens

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This book presents an economic analysis of the causes and consequences of institutional change in ancient Athens. Focusing on the period 800-300 BCE, it looks in particular at the development of political institutions and taxation, including a new look at the activities of individuals like Solon,...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 28th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 11th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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