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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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51-60 of 70 results in Routledge Explorations in Economic History
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. An Economic History of London 1800-1914

    By Professor Michael Ball, David T Sunderland

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    In 1800 London was already the largest city in the world, and over the course of the next century its population grew rapidly, reaching over seven million by 1914. Historians have often depicted London after the Industrial Revolution as an industrial backwater that declined into the mass...

    Published April 26th 2001 by Routledge

  4. Freedom and Growth

    The Rise of States and Markets in Europe, 1300-1750

    By S.R. Epstein

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    In discussions on European pre-modern economic growth, the role of individual freedom and of the state has loomed large. This book examines whether different kinds of 'freedoms' (absolutist, parliamentary and republican) caused different economic outcomes, and shows the effect of different...

    Published August 24th 2000 by Routledge

  5. Governance, The State, Regulation and Industrial Relations

    By Ian Clark

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This book examines the legacy of economic and political aims and objectives formulated by the British government during, and immediately after the second world war. It examines contemporary patterns of regulation by the state, and reform in the industrial relations system as factors of these...

    Published June 29th 2000 by Routledge

  6. The Mediterranean Response to Globalization before 1950

    Edited by Sevket Pamuk, Jeffrey G. Williamson

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The studies in this exceptional volume explore the challenges and opportunities presented by globalization events prior to 1950, and identify how countries around the Mediterranean responded to them. In addition to comparative assessments of regional performance, the volume offers detailed case...

    Published March 23rd 2000 by Routledge

  7. An Economic History of Sweden

    By Lars Magnusson

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This book represents the first recent attempt to provide a comprehensive treatment of Sweden's economic development since the middle of the 18th century. It traces the rapid industrialisation, the political currents and the social ambitions, that transformed Sweden from a backward agrarian economy...

    Published March 23rd 2000 by Routledge

  8. The Management of the National Debt of the United Kingdom 1900-1932

    By Jeremy Wormell

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This impressive and pioneering work describes and analyses the management of the national debt of the United Kingdom from the Boer War (1899-1902) to the period of the Great Depression in the early 1930s. It therefore spans the expansion of the debt during the Great War of 1914-18 and the struggle...

    Published December 2nd 1999 by Routledge

  9. The Role of Banks in Monitoring Firms

    The Case of the Credit Mobilier

    By Elisabeth Paulet

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This book addresses issues in the current literature on corporate finance using historical evidence. In particular it looks at the role of universal banks in relaxing the credit constraints of firms, supervising managers and stabilizing share prices. The key issues is whether the Anglo-American...

    Published May 20th 1999 by Routledge

  10. Pacific Centuries

    Pacific and Pacific Rim Economic History Since the 16th Century

    Edited by Dennis O. Flynn, Lionel Frost, A.J.H. Latham

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Starting with the 16th century trade of Latin American silver and Chinese silk, leading researchers trace the economic, environmental and social history of the Pacific region. Chapters examine the trade of diverse commodities within the Pacific and analyse the ecological and social impacts of this...

    Published December 17th 1998 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 11th 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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