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The Scourge of Europe (Routledge Revivals): The Public Debt Described, Explained, and Historically Depicted

by L. V. Birck

Written during the early 1920s, at a time when Europe was still recovering from the catastrophe of the First World War, L.V. Birck's The Scourge of Europe examines the economic issues surrounding the existence...


Studies in the History of Public Economics

by Gilbert Faccarello & Richard Sturn

Many important economic and political debates today refer to the nature and the role of the State: should governments intervene in the economy and interfere with the operation of markets? In which occasions,...


Finding Equilibrium: Arrow, Debreu, McKenzie and the Problem of Scientific Credit

by Till Düppe & E. Roy Weintraub

Finding Equilibrium explores the post–World War II transformation of economics by constructing a history of the proof of its central dogma—that a competitive market economy may possess a set of equilibrium...


Autobiographical International Relations

by Naeem Inayatullah

This volume provides a novel approach to international relations. In the course of fifteen essays, scholars write about how life events brought them to their subject matter. They place their narratives in the...


The Political and Economic Thought of the Young Keynes: Liberalism, Markets and Empire

by Carlo Cristiano

A century ago, John Maynard Keynes entered the Treasury to serve his country during the First World War, but as is well known, appalled by the terms of the end-of-war Treaty of Versailles, he abandoned the British...


History and Financial Crisis: Lessons from the 20th century

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...


Perspectives on Econometrics and Applied Economics: A Tribute to Sir Clive Granger

by Mark P. Taylor

This volume is dedicated to the memory and the achievements of Professor Sir Clive Granger, economics Nobel laureate and one of the great econometricians and applied economists of the twentieth and early twenty-first...


Neuroeconomics: Hype or Hope?

by Caterina Marchionni & Jack Vromen

Is neuroeconomics a flimsy fad likely to pass without leaving a discernible trace in economics? Or is it a promising new field with the potential to enrich and improve economic theory? Neuroeconomics brings...


Economic Growth in the West: Comparative Experience in Europe and North America

by Angus Maddison

Hailed a "an outstanding contribution to our knowledge of the way in which western economies work" [Times Literary Supplement], this penetrating study of economic growth compares and analyzes tic rates of economic...


The Paretian Tradition During the Interwar Period: From Dynamics to Growth

by Mario Pomini

The years in-between the two World Wars were a crucial period for the building of economic dynamics as an autonomous field. Different competing research programs arose at international level. Great progress...


A History of Australian Economic Thought (Routledge Revivals)

by Peter Groenewegen & Bruce McFarlane

First published in 1990, this book presents an original and comprehensive overview of Australian economic thought. The authors stress, by way of introduction, the many important innovative contributions Australian...


An Economic History of  Modern France

by François Caron

First published in 1979, this richly documented study of French development from the early nineteenth century to the present day is of particular importance to students both of history and economics. Francis...


Giddens' Theory of Structuration: A Critical Appreciation

by Christopher Bryant & David Jary

Anthony Giddens is one of the most respected and influential social theorists at work today. This wide-ranging and stimulating volume, first published in 1991, provides an authoratative and penetrating critical...


Adam Smith

by R. H. Campbell & A. S. Skinner

This reissued biography of Adam Smith, first published in 1982, presents both an intellectual and personal portrait of the man. It is not intended as a full-scale scholarly biography burdened with heavy footnotes....


Human Documents of Adam Smith's Time

by Edgar Royston Pike

First published in 1974, this is not a 'life' of the founder of the science of economics, although it opens with a biographical sketch; nor is it an analysis of The Wealth of Nations, although it contains numerous...


Adam Smith's Sociological Economics

by David Alexander Reisman

First published in 1976, this book provides an interdiciplinary study fo the thoughts of Adam Smith, showing it particular how the link between economic basis and social superstructure was central to his work....


The Economics Of Inflation - A Study Of Currency Depreciation In Post War Germany

by Costantino Bresciani-Turroni

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high...


Francis Watkins and the Dollond Telescope Patent Controversy

by Brian Gee, Anita McConnell & A.D. Morrison-Low

Working from original documents consulted for the first time, Brian Gee has uncovered the life and times of an eighteenth-century mathematical and optical instrument maker, Francis Watkins, who played an important...


Re-Thinking Economics: Exploring the Work of Pierre Bourdieu

by Asimina Christoforou & Michael Lainé

Once again, unfettered capitalism has failed. Promises for global prosperity and peace have given way to a world of deep recession, social upheaval and political instability. Once again, mainstream economics...


The Medieval Broadcloth: Changing Trends in Fashions, Manufacturing and Consumption

by Kathrine Vestergard Pedersen & Marie-Louise Nosch

The eight papers presented here provide a useful introduction to medieval broadcloth, and an up-to-date synthesis of current research. The word broadcloth is nowadays used as an overall term for the woven textiles...