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A History of Market Performance: From Ancient Babylonia to the Modern World

by R.J. Van der Spek, Jan Luiten van Zanden & Bas van Leeuwen

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...


Tin and Global Capitalism, 1850-2000: A History of "The Devil's Metal"

by Mats Ingulstad, Andrew Perchard & Espen Storli

For most of the twentieth century tin was fundamental for both warfare and welfare. The importance of tin is most powerfully represented by the tin can - an invention which created a revolution in food preservation...


Developmental Macroeconomics: New Developmentalism as a Growth Strategy

by Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira & José Luís|Marconi, Nelson Oreiro

Developmental Macroeconomics: Access to Demand, the Exchange Rate and Growth offers a new approach to development economics and macroeconomics. It is a Keynesian-structuralist approach to economics applied to...


South-East Europe in Evolution

by Hardy Hanappi

Recent developments in the global economy, such as the Greek budget crisis, have led to new focus on the role of Europe, and in particular on the countries in Europe's south-eastern region. This new volume from...


Utilitarianism and Malthus' Virtue Ethics: Respectable, Virtuous and Happy: Respectable, Virtuous and Happy

by Sergio Cremaschi

The die-hard image of Malthus the ogre has not completely disappeared yet. And yet, Malthus showed no less concern than Adam Smith for the labouring poor. In order to make full sense of such expression of concern...


A Short History of Economic Progress

by Y.S. Brennor

First Published in 1975. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Scourge of Europe: The Public Debt Described, Explained, and Historically Depicted: The Public Debt Described, Explained, and Historically Depicte

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,...


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


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


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....


Re-Thinking Economics: Exploring the Work of Pierre Bourdieu: 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...


Information Technology and Socialist Construction: The End of Capital and the Transition to Socialism: The End of Capital and the Transition to Social

by Daniel E. Saros

The failure of command central planning in the twentieth century has led to a general disillusionment within the socialist movement worldwide. Some alternatives to capitalism have been proposed since the end...


Keynes and His Contemporaries: Tradition and Enterprise in the Cambridge School of Economics: Tradition and Enterprise in the Cambridge School of Econ

by Atsushi Komine

This book examines how the Cambridge School economists, such as J. M. Keynes, constructed revolutionary theories and advocated drastic policies based on their ideals for social organizations and their personal...


An Inquiry Into Physiocracy

by Max Beer

The common understanding of physiocracy - the school of eighteenth-century political economy associated with thinkers such as Boisguillebert and Quesnay - is often confined to the view that it considered agriculture...