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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 69 results in Routledge Explorations in Economic History
  1. 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

  2. The International Tin Cartel

    By John Hillman

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    For most of the twentieth century, tin was the site of new forms of international regulation which became a model for other commodities. The onset of the depression of the 1930s saw a collapse in commodity prices, and governments of tin producing countries decided to form a cartel to return the...

    Published March 9th 2010 by Routledge

  3. 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 11th 2009 by Routledge

  4. 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 18th 2009 by Routledge

  5. 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 18th 2009 by Routledge

  6. 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 16th 2007 by Routledge

  7. 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 August 31st 2007 by Routledge

  8. 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 August 31st 2007 by Routledge

  9. 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 21st 2004 by Routledge

  10. 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 16th 2004 by Routledge