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Hayek and Popper: On Rationality, Economism, and Democracy

by Mark Notturno

Karl Popper and Friedrich von Hayek are remembered as two of the twentieth century's greatest proponents of open society. However, over the years, Hayek's ideas have tended to be favoured over Popper's in both...


Central Banking in a Democracy: The Federal Reserve and its Alternatives

by John H. Wood

The Federal Reserve System, which has been Congress's agent for the control of money since 1913, has a mixed reputation. Its errors have been huge. It was the principal cause of the Great Depression of the 1930s...


An Economic History of Liberal Italy (Routledge Revivals): 1850-1918

by Gianni Toniolo

This book, first published in 1990, examines Italy's economic history from its Unification in 1850 to the end of the First World War. Particular attention is paid to the extent to which Italy exhibits the features...


The History of Migration in Europe: Perspectives from Economics, Politics and Sociology

by Francesca Fauri

The History of Migration in Europe belies several myths by arguing, for example, that immobility has not been the "normal" condition of people before the modern era. Migration (far from being an income-maximizing...


The Afterlife of Used Things: Recycling in the Long Eighteenth Century

by Ariane Fennetaux, Amélie Junqua & Sophie Vasset

Recycling is not a concept that is usually applied to the eighteenth century. "The environment" may not have existed as a notion then, yet practices of re-use and transformation obviously shaped the early-modern...


The Market and its Critics (Routledge Revivals): Socialist Political Economy in Nineteenth Century Britain

by Noel Thompson

The Market and Its Critics, first published in 1988, considers the reaction of socialist writers to the growth of the market economy in nineteenth century Britain, and examines in detail the diverse elements...


Economic Lessons of the 1930s

by H. W. Arndt

First Published in 1963. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Social Ontology and Modern Economics

by Stephen Pratten

Economists increasingly recognise that engagement with social ontology - the study of the basic subject matter and constitution of social reality - can facilitate more relevant analysis. This growing recognition...


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 Historicall

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...