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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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41-50 of 68 results in Routledge Explorations in Economic History
  1. The Mechanics of Modernity in Europe and East Asia

    Institutional Origins of Social Change and Stagnation

    By Erik Ringmar

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Why, from the eighteenth century onwards, did some countries embark on a path of sustained economic growth, while others stagnated? This text looks at the kind of institutions that are required in order for change to take place, and Ringmar concludes that for sustained development to be possible,...

    Published August 12th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Theories of International Trade

    By Adam Klug

    Edited by Michael Bordo

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Before his untimely death in 2000, the brilliant young Israeli economic historian Klug conducted a thorough survey into the different theories of international trade. The results of this are now available here for the first time with an introduction from Warren Young and Michael Bordo. Utilizing...

    Published February 19th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Classical Trade Protectionism 1815-1914

    By Jean-Pierre Dormois, Pedro Lains

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Including contributions from such figures as Douglas Irwin, James Foreman-Peck, Kevin O'Rourke and Max-Stefan-Schulze, this key book summarizes the recent empirical research carried out on the issue of the classical period of trade protectionism. It provides a basis for revising widely held views...

    Published February 19th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Rethinking Economic Change in India

    Labour and Livelihood

    By Tirthankar Roy

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    As author of the hugely influential The Economic History of India 1857-1947, Tirthankar Roy has established himself as the leading contemporary economic historian of India. Here, Roy turns his attention to labour and livelihood and the nature of economic change in the Subcontinent. This book covers...

    Published September 17th 2007 by Routledge

  5. An Economic History of Film

    Edited by John Sedgwick, Michael Pokorny

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The movie industry boomed in the twentieth century, and is still going strong today. However, the economics of movies has been curiously under explored until now. Innovative and informative, this accessible book, which includes contributions from some of the leading experts in the area, is a...

    Published September 1st 2007 by Routledge

  6. The Premodern Chinese Economy

    Structural Equilibrium and Capitalist Sterility

    By Gang Deng

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Covering the time span from the Shang to the Qing Periods (1520BC - 1911AD), Gang Deng examines important factors in the decline of the Chinese economy from medieval sophistication to modern underdevelopment. These factors include: * resource endowments * socio-economic structure * property rights...

    Published September 1st 2007 by Routledge

  7. Globalization and Trade

    World Trade Networks 1920-2000

    By Tieting Su

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    In this impressive book, Tieting Su questions the consensus that globalization is a defining characteristic of the world economic system in general and the world trading system in particular. Most studies have examined globalization as it stands today - this book charts its prehistory. World trade...

    Published December 22nd 2004 by Routledge

  8. Land Rights, Ethno-nationality and Sovereignty in History

    Edited by Stanley Engerman, Jacob Metzer

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The complex relationships between ethno-nationality, rights to land, and territorial sovereignty have long fed disputes over territorial control and landed rights between different nations, ethnicities, and religions. These disputes raise a number of interesting issues related to the nature of...

    Published June 17th 2004 by Routledge

  9. The Revolutionary Russian Economy, 1890-1940

    Ideas, Debates and Alternatives

    By Vincent Barnett

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The pre-revolutionary Russian economy was backward and stagnant. Whatever the criticisms of the economy post-revolution, the turnaround in terms of growth and output was staggering. This book looks at the alternatives to Stalin's reform program that had such tragic outcomes. Applying the ideas of...

    Published March 4th 2004 by Routledge

  10. The Origins of National Financial Systems

    Alexander Gerschenkron Reconsidered

    Edited by Douglas J. Forsyth, Daniel Verdier

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Since the nineteenth century, there has been an accepted distinction between financial systems that separate commercial and investment banking and those that do not. This comprehensive collection aims to establish how and why financial systems develop, and how knowledge of financial differentiation...

    Published November 21st 2002 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 August 14th 2014
  2. 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
    To Be Published August 18th 2014
  3. Central Banking in a Democracy: The Federal Reserve and its Alternatives
    By John H. Wood
    To Be Published October 21st 2014
  4. The History of Migration in Europe: Perspectives from Economics, Politics and Sociology
    Edited by Francesca Angela Fauri
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  5. Famines in European Economic History: The Last Great European Famines Reconsidered
    Edited by Declan Curran, Lubomyr Luciuk, Andrew Newby
    To Be Published November 30th 2014
  6. The Political Economy of Mercantilism
    By Lars Magnusson
    To Be Published December 31st 2014
  7. The Business of Leisure in 20th Century Britain: Pay and Play
    By Richard Coopey, Peter Lyth
    To Be Published February 28th 2015
  8. Natural Resources and Economic Growth: Learning from History
    Edited by Marc Badia-Miró, Vicente Pinilla, Henry Willebald
    To Be Published February 28th 2015
  9. 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
  10. Port-Cities and their Hinterlands: Migration, Trade and Cultural Exchange from the Early Seventeenth-Century to 1939
    Edited by Robert Lee
    To Be Published June 30th 2015

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