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The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy

by Daniel Yergin & Joseph Stanislaw

The Commanding Heights is about the most powerful political and economic force in the world today -- the epic struggle between government and the marketplace that has, over the last twenty years, turned the...


The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times And Ideas Of The Great Economic Thinkers

by Robert L. Heilbroner

The bestselling classic that examines the history of economic thought from Adam Smith to Karl Marx—“all the economic lore most general readers conceivably could want to know, served up with a flourish”...


Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalization

by Gordon Brown

The international financial crisis that has held our global economy in its grip for too long still seems to be in full stride. Former British Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown believes...


Shock of Gray: The Aging of the World's Population and How it Pits Young Against Old, Child Against Parent, Worker Against Boss, Company Against Rival

by Ted C. Fishman

The New York Times bestselling author of China, Inc. reports on the astounding economic and political ramifications of an aging world.

The world’s population is rapidly aging—by the year 2030, one billion...


GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History

by Diane Coyle

Why did the size of the U.S. economy increase by 3 percent on one day in mid-2013—or Ghana’s balloon by 60 percent overnight in 2010? Why did the U.K. financial industry show its fastest expansion ever at...


GREAT RECESSION, THE: HISTORY, IDEOLOGY, HUBRIS AND NEMESIS: History, Ideology, Hubris and Nemesis

by MICHAEL SIAM-HENG HENG

Many books on the 2008 financial crisis and the current recession focus on the financial sector. Unlike them, this book takes the real economy as the starting point and it situates the downturn within the societal...


A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity

by Luigi Zingales

A forceful and sometimes personal look at how pro-business forces overwhelmed the pro-market principles that made American capitalism great, and how to get it back on track.


A History of Accounting and Accountants

by Richard Brown

First published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too

by James Galbraith

The cult of the free market has dominated economic policy-talk since the Reagan revolution of nearly thirty years ago. Tax cuts and small government, monetarism, balanced budgets, deregulation, and free trade...


The Shadow Market: How a Group of Wealthy Nations and Powerful Investors Secretly Dominate the World

by Eric J Weiner

Acclaimed financial journalist Eric J. Weiner reveals how foreign countries and private investors are increasingly controlling the global economy and secretly wresting power from the United States in ways that...


Chasing the White Dog: An Amateur Outlaw's Adventures in Moonshine

by Max Watman

In the summer of 1794, drunk and armed outlaws gathered in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, intent on preventing the collection of the Whiskey Tax. George Washington mustered 13,000 troops to quell the rebellion,...


Power to the People: Energy in Europe over the Last Five Centuries

by Astrid Kander, Paolo Malanima & Paul Warde

Power to the People examines the varied but interconnected relationships between energy consumption and economic development in Europe over the last five centuries. It describes how the traditional energy economy...


The Great Money Binge: Spending Our Way to Socialism

by George Melloan

According to George Melloan, the erosion of supply-side economic principles began shortly after Ronald Reagan left office, when his successor, George H.W. Bush, caved in to pressures from Congress and reneged...


Bad Banks

by Alex Brummer

Bad Banks is a gripping account of the problems and scandals that continue to bedevil the world's banking system some seven years after the credit crunch.

It follows the fortunes and misfortunes of individual...


Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II

by Mauricio Drelichman & Hans-Joachim Voth

Why do lenders time and again loan money to sovereign borrowers who promptly go bankrupt? When can this type of lending work? As the United States and many European nations struggle with mountains of debt, historical...


The Political Economy of Gunnar Myrdal: Transcending Dilemmas Post-2008

by Örjan Appelqvist

The intellectual trajectory of Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish Nobel Laureate economist, sociologist, and politician, brings us through many of the major issues in the world economy and politics of the 20th century....


Gold: The Race for the World's Most Seductive Metal

by Matthew Hart

From the lost empires of the Sahara to today’s frenzied global gold rush, a blazing exploration of the human love affair with gold by Matthew Hart, the award-winning author of Diamond

In the wake of the 2008...


A Short History of Socialist Money

by Gavin Peebles

A Short History of Socialist Money is a historical and institutional account of the role of money in the planned economies. It is an essential guide for general readers and students interested in monetary economics,...


Large Databases in Economic History: Research Methods and Case Studies: Research Methods and Case Studies

by Mark Casson & Nigar Hashimzade

'Big data' is now readily available to economic historians, thanks to the digitisation of primary sources, collaborative research linking different data sets, and the publication of databases on the internet....


The Rising of the Luddites: Chartists and Plug-Drawers

by Frank Peel & E. P. Thompson

First Published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.