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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 506 new and published books in the subject of Economic History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Central Banking in a Democracy

    The Federal Reserve and its Alternatives

    By John H. Wood

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The Federal Reserve System, which has been Congress’s agent for the control of money since 1913, has a mixed reputation. Its errors have been huge. It was the principal cause of the Great Depression of the 1930s and the inflation of the 1970s, and participated in the massive bailouts of financial...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The History of Migration in Europe

    Perspectives from Economics, Politics and Sociology

    Edited by Francesca Fauri

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The History of Migration in Europe belies several myths by arguing, for example, that immobility has not been the "normal" condition of people before the modern era. Migration (far from being an income-maximizing choice taken by lone individuals) is often a household strategy, and local wages...

    Published October 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Future of the Soviet Economic Planning System (Routledge Revivals)

    By David A. Dyker

    First published in 1985, this book offered a fresh analysis of the problems faced by the Soviet economy by focussing on the key issues in the economic planning system. David Dyker considers the available options for reform during the 1980s and the most likely developments. Discussing the origins of...

    Published October 1st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Industrial England, 1776-1851

    By Dorothy Marshall

    Series: Economic History

    Dr Dorothy Marshall covers a vital period in English social development, during which the traditional social hierarchy of order and degree was giving place to a class society marked by the growth of a self-conscious working class. The author shows how, between 1776 and 1851, industrialization...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  5. History and Financial Crisis

    Lessons from the 20th century

    Edited by Christopher Kobrak, Mira Wilkins

    One striking weaknesses of our financial architecture, which helped bring on and perhaps deepen the Panic of 2008, is an inadequate appreciation of the past. Information about how the system functioned and the reliability of organizations and institutional controls were drawn from a relatively...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. An Economic History of Indonesia

    1800-2010

    By Jan Luiten van Zanden, Daan Marks

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    Based on new datasets, this book presents an economic history of Indonesia. It analyses the causes of stagnation of growth during the colonial and independence period, making use of new theoretical insights from institutional economics and new growth theory. The book looks at the major themes of...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This exciting new volume examines the development of market performance from Antiquity until the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Efficient market structures are agreed by most economists to serve as evidence of economic prosperity, and to be prerequisites for further economic growth. However,...

    Published August 21st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Towards International Government (Routledge Revivals)

    By J. A. Hobson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1915, Towards International Government considers the consequences of war for global diplomacy and the alliance system. Hobson argues that, to reduce armaments and the possibility of another world war, an organisational structure of international government must be put into place....

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Problems of a New World (Routledge Revivals)

    By J. A. Hobson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1921, Problems of a New World deals with the economic and political issues that arose from the First World War. The first three parts of the study consider the world before the war, and the interests, purposes and ideals which influenced the national psyche during the years which...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  10. A History of Global Consumption

    1500 - 1800

    By Ina Baghdiantz McCabe

    In A History of Global Consumption: 1500 – 1800, Ina Baghdiantz McCabe examines the history of consumption throughout the early modern period using a combination of chronological and thematic discussion, taking a comprehensive and wide-reaching view of a subject that has long been on the historical...

    Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. International Trade

    To Be Published November 1st 2014
  2. Industrial Revolution

    To Be Published November 1st 2014
  3. The Economic Effort of War (Routledge Revivals)
    By R. W. B. Clarke
    To Be Published November 12th 2014
  4. The History of Financial Crises
    Edited by D'Maris Coffman, Larry Neal
    To Be Published November 14th 2014
  5. Exit from Globalization
    By Richard Westra
    To Be Published November 18th 2014

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