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The Power of a Single Number: A Political History of GDP

by Philipp Lepenies

Since it was first widely used in the mid-twentieth century, GDP has become the most powerful statistical indicator of our time. Practically all governments adhere to the idea that GDP growth is a primary political...


Economic Growth:  How it works and how it transformed the world

by Edward A. Hudson

How does economic growth work? Beginning with the history of leading countries over the past 2000 years, Economic Growth finds which countries have achieved sustained growth and how they did it. The effects...


The Vanishing American Corporation: Navigating the Hazards of a New Economy

by Gerald F. Davis

It may be hard to believe in an era of Walmart, Citizens United, and the Koch brothers, but corporations are on the decline. The number of American companies listed on the stock market dropped by half between...


Europe Isn't Working

by Larry Elliott & Dan Atkinson

Europe's center-left is rapidly falling out of love with the European single currency. Fifteen years after its creation, British journalists Larry Elliott and Dan Atkinson assess its performance to show why....


Unequal Gains: American Growth and Inequality since 1700

by Peter H. Lindert & Jeffrey G. Williamson

Unequal Gains offers a radically new understanding of the economic evolution of the United States, providing a complete picture of the uneven progress of America from colonial times to today.

While other economic...


Money Changes Everything: How Finance Made Civilization Possible

by William N. Goetzmann

In the aftermath of recent financial crises, it's easy to see finance as a wrecking ball: something that destroys fortunes and jobs, and undermines governments and banks. In Money Changes Everything, leading...


The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking, and the Future of the Global Economy

by Mervyn King

“Mervyn King may well have written the most important book to come out of the financial crisis. Agree or disagree, King’s visionary ideas deserve the attention of everyone from economics students to heads...


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Cornering the Market

Summary of Liar's Poker: by Michel Lewis | Includes Analysis

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Summary of The Only Game in Town: by Mohamed A. El Erian | Includes Analysis

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China's Economy

The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer View

by Ellen Meiksins Wood

Capitalism is not a natural and inevitable consequence of human nature, nor is it simply an extension of age-old practices of trade and commerce.

In this original and provocative book Ellen Meiksins Wood reminds...


Structural Analysis and the Process of Economic Development

by Jonas Ljungberg

Economic development is full of discontinuities. Mainstream economists perceive these as external disturbances to a natural state of equilibrium, but this book argues that much of the discontinuities are part...


Investment: A History: A History

by Norton Reamer & Jesse Downing

Investing—the commitment of resources to achieve a return—affects individuals, families, companies, and nations, and has done so throughout history. But until sixteenth-century Amsterdam, investing was a privilege...


National Identity and the Agrarian Republic: The Transatlantic Commerce of Ideas between America and France (1750-1830)

by Manuela Albertone

With a few exceptions, historiography has paid little attention to the impact of French economic thought during the American Revolution, focusing instead on the Revolution's links with Britain. This book outlines...


Postcapitalism

by Paul Mason

Over the past two centuries or so, capitalism has undergone profound changes--economic cycles that veer from boom to bust--from which it has always emerged transformed and strengthened. Surveying this turbulent...


The Vietnamese War: Revolution and Social Change in the Mekong Delta, 1930-1975

by David Elliott

A monumental work of research and analysis, this is a history of the Vietnam War in a single province of the Mekong Delta over the period 1930-1975. More precisely, it is a study of the Vietnamese dimension...


Studies in the Economic History of Southern Africa: Volume 1: The Front Line states

by Z.A. Konczacki, Jane L. Parpart & Timothy M. Shaw

First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Hayek's Political Theory, Epistemology, and Economics

by Jeffrey Friedman

Hayek thought that all economic behavior (and by implication other human behavior) is based on fallible interpretations of what information is important and of its implications for the future. This epistemological...