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Greenback Planet: How the Dollar Conquered the World and Threatened Civilization as We Know It

by H. W. Brands

The world runs on the U.S. dollar. From Washington to Beijing, governments, businesses, and individuals rely on the dollar to conduct commerce and invest profitably and safely-even after the global financial...


Creole Economics: Caribbean Cunning under the French Flag

by Katherine E. Browne

What do the trickster Rabbit, slave descendants, off-the-books economies, and French citizens have to do with each other? Plenty, says Katherine Browne in her anthropological investigation of the informal economy...


The Black Death in Egypt and England: A Comparative Study

by Stuart J. Borsch

Throughout the fourteenth century AD/eighth century H, waves of plague swept out of Central Asia and decimated populations from China to Iceland. So devastating was the Black Death across the Old World that...


Deception and Abuse at the Fed: Henry B. Gonzalez Battles Alan Greenspan's Bank

by Robert D. Auerbach

The Federal Reserve-the central bank of the United States-is the most powerful peacetime bureaucracy in the federal government. Under the chairmanship of Alan Greenspan (1987-2006), the Fed achieved near mythical...


Zero-Sum Future: American Power in an Age of Anxiety

by Gideon Rachman

With a new foreword on the revolutions in the Arab world and the euro crisis, one of the world’s most influential commentators on international affairs offers a stark warning about a gathering global political...


Passion for Reality: The Extraordinary Life of the Investing Pioneer Paul Cabot

by Michael R. Yogg

Paul Cabot (1898–1994) was an innovative mutual fund manager and executive known for his strong character, charismatic personality, and trendsetting achievements. Iconoclastic and rebellious, Cabot broke free...


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 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...


Economic Development and Global Crisis: The Latin American Economy in Historical Perspective

by José Luís|Marcuzzo, Maria Crist Cardoso & María Eugenia Romero Sotelo

This edited collection uses a history of economic thought perspective to explore the evolving role of Latin America within the context of globalization. In particular, it examines the region's resilience in...


The Reception of David Ricardo in Continental Europe and Japan

by Gilbert Faccarello & Masashi Izumo

This book is a coherent and unique collection of chapters exploring the reception and diffusion of David Ricardo's writings in different languages. The book highlights the similarities and differences between...


Hayek, Mill and the Liberal Tradition

by Andrew Farrant

This book considers the relationship between Hayek and Mill, taking issues with Hayek's criticism of Mill and providing a broader perspective of the liberal tradition. Featuring contributions from the likes...


A History of Accounting and Accountants

by Richard Brown

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


Life and Work in Medieval Europe

by P. Boissonade

Erudite yet readable work traces the economic evolution of Europe from 5th to 15th century. Focusing on working people, it covers breakup of feudal estates, development of small craft and large capitalist industries,...


Real Business Cycle Models in Economics

by Warren Young

The purpose of this book is to describe the intellectual process by which Real Business Cycle models were developed. The approach taken focuses on the core elements in the development of RBC models: (i) building...


Predatory Pricing in Antitrust Law and Economics: A Historical Perspective

by Nicola Giocoli

Can a price ever be too low? Can competition ever be ruinous? Questions like these have always accompanied American antitrust law. They testify to the difficulty of antitrust enforcement, of protecting competition...


Early Economic Thought: Selected Writings from Aristotle to Hume

by Arthur Eli Monroe

A vital and varied survey of economic theory in the pre-modern era, this well-chosen collection includes extracts from the works of Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Antonio Serra, and David Hume.


General Economic History

by Max Weber

Starting with descriptions and analyses of the agrarian systems, the famed economist explores manorial system, guilds, and early capitalism, organization of industry and mining, development of commerce, the...


The History of the Standard Oil Company: Briefer Version

by Ida M. Tarbell & David M. Chalmers

This muckraking classic, which eventually led to effective regulation of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company, was the inaugural work for crusading journalists whose mission was to expose corruption in...


The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

by Max Weber

Author's best-known and most controversial study relates the rise of a capitalist economy to the Puritan belief that hard work and good deeds were outward signs of faith and salvation.


Business History and International Business

by Peter Buckley

Business History and International Business are cognate subjects. There are few, if any, studies of international business that do not require a proper study of context. International business decision making...


Understanding Development Economics: Its Challenge to Development Studies

by Adam Fforde

Important parts of development practice, especially in key institutions such as the World Bank, are dominated by economists. In contrast, Development Studies is largely based upon multidisciplinary work in which...