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  1. The New Economic History of the Railways (Routledge Revivals)

    By Patrick O'Brien

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The book, first published in 1977, contrasts new and older approaches to the history of transport and outlines a critical exposition of the methods used to quantify the contribution of railways to economic growth by means of counterfactual speculation and the measurement of social savings. The...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Economic Effort of War (Routledge Revivals)

    By R. W. B. Clarke

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The course of economic events from the start of the Second World War satisfied no-one. The housewife was exasperated by the rise in food prices, thousands of workers faced unemployment, and businessmen were bewildered by the flood of regulations and decrees. In this book, first published in 1940, R...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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