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  • The Rise and Fall of American Growth

    The Rise and Fall of American Growth
    av Robert J. Gordon

    Pocket - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691175805

    In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces…

  • The Rise and Fall of American Growth

    The Rise and Fall of American Growth
    av Robert J. Gordon

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691147727

    In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces…

  • Power to the People

    Power to the People
    av Astrid Kander

    Pocket - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691168227

    Power to the People examines the varied but interconnected relationships between energy consumption and economic development in Europe over the last five centuries. It describes how the traditional energy economy of medieval and early modern Europe…

  • Power to the People

    Power to the People
    av Astrid Kander, Paolo Malanima, Paul Warde

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691143620

    Power to the People examines the varied but interconnected relationships between energy consumption and economic development in Europe over the last five centuries. It describes how the traditional energy economy of medieval and early modern Europe…

  • A Farewell to Alms

    A Farewell to Alms
    av Gregory Clark

    Pocket - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691141282

    Why are some parts of the world so rich and others so poor? Why did the Industrial Revolution--and the unprecedented economic growth that came with it--occur in eighteenth-century England, and not at some other time, or in some other place? Why didn…

  • The Son Also Rises

    The Son Also Rises
    av Gregory Clark

    Pocket - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691168371

    How much of our fate is tied to the status of our parents and grandparents? How much does it influence our children? More than we wish to believe. While it has been argued that rigid class structures have eroded in favor of greater social equality,…

  • The Son Also Rises

    The Son Also Rises
    av Gregory Clark, Neil Cummins, Yue Hao

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691162546

    How much of our fate is tied to the status of our parents and grandparents? How much does it influence our children? More than we wish to believe. While it has been argued that rigid class structures have eroded in favor of greater social equality,…

  • Credit Nation

    Credit Nation
    av Claire Priest

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691158761

    How American colonists laid the foundations of American capitalism with an economy built on credit Even before the United States became a country, laws prioritizing access to credit set colonial America apart from the rest of the world. Credit Natio…

  • Why Did Europe Conquer the World?

    Why Did Europe Conquer the World?
    av Philip T. Hoffman

    Pocket - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691175843

    Between 1492 and 1914, Europeans conquered 84 percent of the globe. But why did Europe establish global dominance, when for centuries the Chinese, Japanese, Ottomans, and South Asians were far more advanced? In Why Did Europe Conquer the World?, Phi…

  • Why Did Europe Conquer the World?

    Why Did Europe Conquer the World?
    av Philip T. Hoffman

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691139708

    Between 1492 and 1914, Europeans conquered 84 percent of the globe. But why did Europe establish global dominance, when for centuries the Chinese, Japanese, Ottomans, and South Asians were far more advanced? In Why Did Europe Conquer the World?, Phi…

  • Escape from Rome

    Escape from Rome
    av Walter Scheidel

    Pocket - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691216737

    The gripping story of how the end of the Roman Empire was the beginning of the modern world The fall of the Roman Empire has long been considered one of the greatest disasters in history. But in this groundbreaking book, Walter Scheidel argues that…

  • Escape from Rome

    Escape from Rome
    av Walter Scheidel

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691172187

    The gripping story of how the end of the Roman Empire was the beginning of the modern world The fall of the Roman Empire has long been considered one of the greatest disasters in history. But in this groundbreaking book, Walter Scheidel argues that…

  • Unequal Gains

    Unequal Gains
    av Peter H. Lindert

    Pocket - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691178271

    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 historians base their accounts on Am…

  • Unequal Gains

    Unequal Gains
    av Peter H. Lindert, Jeffrey G. Williamson

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691170497

    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 historians base their accounts on Am…

  • The Winding Road to the Welfare State

    The Winding Road to the Welfare State
    av George R. Boyer

    Pocket - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691217116

    How did Britain transform itself from a nation of workhouses to one that became a model for the modern welfare state? The Winding Road to the Welfare State investigates the evolution of living standards and welfare policies in Britain from the 1830s…

  • The Winding Road to the Welfare State

    The Winding Road to the Welfare State
    av George R. Boyer, George Boyer, George R. Boyer

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691178738

    How did Britain transform itself from a nation of workhouses to one that became a model for the modern welfare state? The Winding Road to the Welfare State investigates the evolution of living standards and welfare policies in Britain from the 1830s…

  • Farm to Factory

    Farm to Factory
    av Robert C. Allen

    Pocket - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691144313

    To say that history's greatest economic experiment--Soviet communism--was also its greatest economic failure is to say what many consider obvious. Here, in a startling reinterpretation, Robert Allen argues that the USSR was one of the most successfu…

  • The Great Divergence

    The Great Divergence
    av Kenneth Pomeranz

    Pocket - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691090108

    The Great Divergence brings new insight to one of the classic questions of history: Why did sustained industrial growth begin in Northwest Europe, despite surprising similarities between advanced areas of Europe and East Asia? As Ken Pomeranz shows,…

  • States of Credit

    States of Credit
    av David Stasavage

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691140575

    States of Credit provides the first comprehensive look at the joint development of representative assemblies and public borrowing in Europe during the medieval and early modern eras. In this pioneering book, David Stasavage argues that unique advanc…

  • States of Credit

    States of Credit
    av David Stasavage

    Pocket - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691166735

    States of Credit provides the first comprehensive look at the joint development of representative assemblies and public borrowing in Europe during the medieval and early modern eras. In this pioneering book, David Stasavage argues that unique advanc…

  • Plagues upon the Earth

    Plagues upon the Earth

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691192123

    A sweeping germ’s-eye view of history from human origins to global pandemics Plagues upon the Earth is a monumental history of humans and their germs. Weaving together a grand narrative of global history with insights from cutting-edge genetic…

  • The Big Problem of Small Change

    The Big Problem of Small Change
    av Thomas J. Sargent

    Pocket - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691116358

    The Big Problem of Small Change offers the first credible and analytically sound explanation of how a problem that dogged monetary authorities for hundreds of years was finally solved. Two leading economists, Thomas Sargent and Francois Velde, exami…

  • The Israeli Economy

    The Israeli Economy

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691199450

    An authoritative economic history of Israel from its founding to the present In 1922, there were ninety thousand Jews in Palestine, a small country in a poor and volatile region. Today, Israel has a population of nine million and is one of the riche…

  • Fragile by Design

    Fragile by Design
    av Charles W. Calomiris

    Pocket - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691168357

    Why are banking systems unstable in so many countries--but not in others? The United States has had twelve systemic banking crises since 1840, while Canada has had none. The banking systems of Mexico and Brazil have not only been crisis prone but ha…

  • Fragile by Design

    Fragile by Design
    av Charles W. Calomiris, Stephen H. Haber, Charles W. Calomiris

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691155241

    Why are banking systems unstable in so many countries--but not in others? The United States has had twelve systemic banking crises since 1840, while Canada has had none. The banking systems of Mexico and Brazil have not only been crisis prone but ha…

  • Creating Wine

    Creating Wine
    av James Simpson

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691136035

    Today's wine industry is characterized by regional differences not only in the wines themselves but also in the business models by which these wines are produced, marketed, and distributed. In Old World countries such as France, Spain, and Italy, sm…

  • Why Australia Prospered

    Why Australia Prospered
    av Ian W. McLean

    Pocket - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691171333

    This book is the first comprehensive account of how Australia attained the world's highest living standards within a few decades of European settlement, and how the nation has sustained an enviable level of income to the present. Why Australia Prosp…

  • Why Australia Prospered

    Why Australia Prospered
    av Ian W. McLean

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691154671

    This book is the first comprehensive account of how Australia attained the world's highest living standards within a few decades of European settlement, and how the nation has sustained an enviable level of income to the present. Why Australia Prosp…

  • Uneven Centuries

    Uneven Centuries
    av Joel Mokyr, Sevket Pamuk, Joel Mokyr

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691166377

    The first comprehensive history of the Turkish economy The population and economy of the area within the present-day borders of Turkey has consistently been among the largest in the developing world, yet there has been no authoritative economic hist…

  • Power over Peoples

    Power over Peoples
    av Daniel R. Headrick

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691139333

    For six hundred years, the nations of Europe and North America have periodically attempted to coerce, invade, or conquer other societies. They have relied on their superior technology to do so, yet these technologies have not always guaranteed succe…

  • Power over Peoples

    Power over Peoples
    av Daniel R. Headrick

    Pocket - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691154329

    For six hundred years, the nations of Europe and North America have periodically attempted to coerce, invade, or conquer other societies. They have relied on their superior technology to do so, yet these technologies have not always guaranteed succe…

  • The Vanishing Irish

    The Vanishing Irish
    av Timothy Guinnane

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691043074

    In the years between the Great Famine of the 1840s and the First World War, Ireland experienced a drastic drop in population: the percentage of adults who never married soared from 10 percent to 25 percent, while the overall population decreased by…

  • The Vanishing Irish

    The Vanishing Irish
    av Timothy W. Guinnane

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691653822

    In the years between the Great Famine of the 1840s and the First World War, Ireland experienced a drastic drop in population: the percentage of adults who never married soared from 10 percent to 25 percent, while the overall population decreased by…

  • The Vanishing Irish

    The Vanishing Irish
    av Timothy W. Guinnane

    Pocket - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691628141

    In the years between the Great Famine of the 1840s and the First World War, Ireland experienced a drastic drop in population: the percentage of adults who never married soared from 10 percent to 25 percent, while the overall population decreased by…

  • The Mystery of the Kibbutz

    The Mystery of the Kibbutz
    av Ran Abramitzky

    Pocket - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691202242

    How the kibbutz movement thrived despite its inherent economic contradictions and why it eventually declined The kibbutz is a social experiment in collective living that challenges traditional economic theory. By sharing all income and resources equ…

  • The Mystery of the Kibbutz

    The Mystery of the Kibbutz
    av Ran Abramitzky

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691177533

    How kibbutzim thrived for much of the twentieth century despite their inherent economic contradictions The kibbutz is a social experiment in collective living that challenges traditional economic theory. By sharing all income and resources equally a…

  • The European Guilds

    The European Guilds
    av Joel Mokyr, Sheilagh Ogilvie, Joel Mokyr

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691137544

    A comprehensive analysis of European craft guilds through eight centuries of economic history Guilds ruled many crafts and trades from the Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution, and have always attracted debate and controversy. They were sometime…

  • The European Guilds

    The European Guilds
    av Sheilagh Ogilvie

    Pocket - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691217024

    A comprehensive analysis of European craft guilds through eight centuries of economic history Guilds ruled many crafts and trades from the Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution, and have always attracted debate and controversy. They were sometime…

  • The Roman Market Economy

    The Roman Market Economy
    av Peter Temin

    Pocket - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691177946

    The quality of life for ordinary Roman citizens at the height of the Roman Empire probably was better than that of any other large group of people living before the Industrial Revolution. The Roman Market Economy uses the tools of modern economics t…

  • Cities of Commerce

    Cities of Commerce
    av Oscar Gelderblom

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691142883

    Cities of Commerce develops a model of institutional change in European commerce based on urban rivalry. Cities continuously competed with each other by adapting commercial, legal, and financial institutions to the evolving needs of merchants. Oscar…

  • Cities of Commerce

    Cities of Commerce
    av Oscar Gelderblom

    Pocket - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691168203

    Cities of Commerce develops a model of institutional change in European commerce based on urban rivalry. Cities continuously competed with each other by adapting commercial, legal, and financial institutions to the evolving needs of merchants. Oscar…

  • Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean

    Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean
    av Taco Terpstra

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691172088

    How ancient Mediterranean trade thrived through state institutions From around 700 BCE until the first centuries CE, the Mediterranean enjoyed steady economic growth through trade, reaching a level not to be regained until the early modern era. This…

  • The European Economy since 1945

    The European Economy since 1945
    av Barry Eichengreen

    Pocket - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691138480

    In 1945, many Europeans still heated with coal, cooled their food with ice, and lacked indoor plumbing. Today, things could hardly be more different. Over the second half of the twentieth century, the average European's buying power tripled, while w…

  • The Strictures of Inheritance

    The Strictures of Inheritance
    av Jan Luiten Van Zanden, Arthur Van Riel, Ian Cressie

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691114385

    A major feat of research and synthesis, this book presents the first comprehensive history of the Dutch economy in the nineteenth century--an important but poorly understood piece of European economic history. Based on a detailed reconstruction of e…

  • Lending to the Borrower from Hell

    Lending to the Borrower from Hell
    av Mauricio Drelichman, Hans-Joachim Voth

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691151496

    Why do lenders time and again loan money to sovereign borrowers who promptly go bankrupt? When can this type of lending work? As the United States and many European nations struggle with mountains of debt, historical precedents can offer valuable in…

  • Lending to the Borrower from Hell

    Lending to the Borrower from Hell
    av Mauricio Drelichman

    Pocket - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691173771

    Why do lenders time and again loan money to sovereign borrowers who promptly go bankrupt? When can this type of lending work? As the United States and many European nations struggle with mountains of debt, historical precedents can offer valuable in…

  • The Chosen Few

    The Chosen Few
    av Maristella Botticini, Zvi Eckstein, Maristella Botticini

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691144870

    In 70 CE, the Jews were an agrarian and illiterate people living mostly in the Land of Israel and Mesopotamia. By 1492 the Jewish people had become a small group of literate urbanites specializing in crafts, trade, moneylending, and medicine in hund…

  • The Chosen Few

    The Chosen Few
    av Maristella Botticini

    Pocket - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691163512

    In 70 CE, the Jews were an agrarian and illiterate people living mostly in the Land of Israel and Mesopotamia. By 1492 the Jewish people had become a small group of literate urbanites specializing in crafts, trade, moneylending, and medicine in hund…

  • Understanding the Process of Economic Change

    Understanding the Process of Economic Change
    av Douglass C. North

    Pocket - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691145952

    In this landmark work, a Nobel Prize-winning economist develops a new way of understanding the process by which economies change. Douglass North inspired a revolution in economic history a generation ago by demonstrating that economic performance is…

  • Feeding the World

    Feeding the World
    av Giovanni Federico

    Pocket - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691138534

    In the last two centuries, agriculture has been an outstanding, if somewhat neglected, success story. Agriculture has fed an ever-growing population with an increasing variety of products at falling prices, even as it has released a growing number o…

  • The Evolution of a Nation

    The Evolution of a Nation
    av Daniel Berkowitz, Karen B. Clay, Daniel Berkowitz

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691136042

    Although political and legal institutions are essential to any nation's economic development, the forces that have shaped these institutions are poorly understood. Drawing on rich evidence about the development of the American states from the mid-ni…

  • Going the Distance

    Going the Distance
    av Ron Harris

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691150772

    A historical look at the early evolution of global trade and how this led to the creation and dominance of the European business corporation Before the seventeenth century, trade across Eurasia was mostly conducted in short segments along the Silk R…

  • Black '47 and Beyond

    Black '47 and Beyond
    av Cormac O Grada

    Pocket - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691070155

    Here Ireland's premier economic historian and one of the leading authorities on the Great Irish Famine examines the most lethal natural disaster to strike Europe in the nineteenth century. Between the mid-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, t…

  • Brazil in Transition

    Brazil in Transition
    av Lee J. Alston, Marcus André Melo, Bernardo Mueller

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691162911

    Brazil is the world's sixth-largest economy, and for the first three-quarters of the twentieth century was one of the fastest-growing countries in the world. While the country underwent two decades of unrelenting decline from 1975 to 1994, the econo…

  • Cultures Merging

    Cultures Merging
    av Eric L. Jones

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691117379

    "Economists agree about many things--contrary to popular opinion--but the majority agree about culture only in the sense that they no longer give it much thought." So begins the first chapter of Cultures Merging, in which Eric Jones--one of the worl…

  • Cultures Merging

    Cultures Merging
    av Eric L. Jones

    Pocket - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691171043

    "Economists agree about many things--contrary to popular opinion--but the majority agree about culture only in the sense that they no longer give it much thought." So begins the first chapter of Cultures Merging, in which Eric Jones--one of the worl…

  • Unsettled Account

    Unsettled Account
    av Richard S. Grossman

    Pocket - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691202785

    A sweeping look at the evolution of commercial banks over the past two centuries Commercial banks are among the oldest and most familiar financial institutions. When they work well, we hardly notice; when they do not, we rail against them. What are…

  • Unsettled Account

    Unsettled Account
    av Richard S. Grossman

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691139050

    Commercial banks are among the oldest and most familiar financial institutions. When they work well, we hardly notice; when they do not, we rail against them. What are the historical forces that have shaped the modern banking system? In Unsettled Ac…

  • Dark Matter Credit

    Dark Matter Credit
    av Joel Mokyr, Philip Hoffman, Gilles Postel-Vinay

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691182179

    How a vast network of shadow credit financed European growth long before the advent of banking Prevailing wisdom dictates that, without banks, countries would be mired in poverty. Yet somehow much of Europe managed to grow rich long before the diffu…

  • Power and Plenty

    Power and Plenty
    av Ronald Findlay

    Pocket - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691143279

    International trade has shaped the modern world, yet until now no single book has been available for both economists and general readers that traces the history of the international economy from its earliest beginnings to the present day. Power and…

  • Distant Tyranny

    Distant Tyranny
    av Regina Grafe

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691144849

    Spain's development from a premodern society into a modern unified nation-state with an integrated economy was painfully slow and varied widely by region. Economic historians have long argued that high internal transportation costs limited domestic…