The Handbook of Historical Economics

The Handbook of Historical Economics
Author: Alberto Bisin,Giovanni Federico
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1002
Release: 2021-04-21
ISBN 10: 0128162686
ISBN 13: 9780128162682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Handbook of Historical Economics guides students and researchers through a quantitative economic history that uses fully up-to-date econometric methods. The book's coverage of statistics applied to the social sciences makes it invaluable to a broad readership. As new sources and applications of data in every economic field are enabling economists to ask and answer new fundamental questions, this book presents an up-to-date reference on the topics at hand. Provides an historical outline of the two cliometric revolutions, highlighting the similarities and the differences between the two Surveys the issues and principal results of the "second cliometric revolution" Explores innovations in formulating hypotheses and statistical testing, relating them to wider trends in data-driven, empirical economics

Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History

Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History
Author: Robert Whaples,Randall E. Parker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0415677041
ISBN 13: 9780415677042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History aims to introduce readers to important approaches and findings of economic historians who study the modern world. Its short chapters reflect the most up-to-date research and are written by well-known economic historians who are authorities on their subjects. Modern economic history blends two approaches – Cliometrics (which focuses on measuring economic variables and explicitly testing theories about the historical performance and development of the economy) and the New Institutional Economics (which focuses on how social, cultural, legal and organizational norms and rules shape economic outcomes and their evolution). Part 1 of the Handbook introduces these approaches and other important methodological issues for economic history. The most fundamental shift in the economic history of the world began about two and a half centuries ago when eons of slow economic change and faltering economic growth gave way to sustained, rapid economic expansion. Part 2 examines this theme and the primary forces economic historians have linked to economic growth, stagnation and fluctuations – including technological change, entrepreneurship, competition, the biological environment, war, financial panics and business cycles. Part 3 examines the evolution of broad sectors that typify a modern economy including agriculture, banking, transportation, health care, housing, and entertainment. It begins by examining an equally important "sector" of the economy which scholars have increasingly analyzed using economic tools – religion. Part 4 focuses on the work force and human outcomes including inequality, labor markets, unions, education, immigration, slavery, urbanization, and the evolving economic roles of women and African-Americans. The text will be of great value to those taking economic history courses as well as a reference book useful to professional practitioners, policy makers and the public.

Routledge Handbook of Major Events in Economic History

Routledge Handbook of Major Events in Economic History
Author: Randall E. Parker,Robert Whaples
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0415677033
ISBN 13: 9780415677035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Handbook of Major Events in Economic History aims to introduce readers to the important macroeconomic events of the past two hundred years. The chapters endeavour to explain what went on and why during the most significant economic epochs of the nineteenth, twentieth and early twenty-first centuries and how where we are today fits in this historical timeline. Its short chapters reflect the most up-to-date research and are written by well-known economists who are authorities on their subjects. The Handbook of Major Events in Economic History was written with the intent of presenting the professional consensus in explaining the economics driving these historical events.

Handbook of the History of Economic Thought

Handbook of the History of Economic Thought
Author: Jürgen Backhaus
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2011-11-12
ISBN 10: 9781441983367
ISBN 13: 1441983368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This reader in the history of economic thought challenges the assumption that today’s prevailing economic theories are always the most appropriate ones. As Leland Yeager has pointed out, unlike the scientists of the natural sciences, economists provide their ideas largely to politicians and political appointees who have rather different incentives that might prevent them from choosing the best economic theory. In this book, the life and work of each of the founders of economics is examined by the best available expert on that founding figure. These contributors present rather novel and certainly not mainstream interpretations of the founders of modern economics. The primary theme concerns the development of economic thought as this emerged in the various continental traditions including the Islamic tradition. These continental traditions differed substantially, both substantively and methodologically, from the Anglo-Saxon orientation that has been dominant in the last century for example in the study of public finance or the very construct of the state itself. This books maps the various channels of continental economics, particularly from the late-18th through the early-20th centuries, explaining and demonstrating the underlying unity amid the surface diversity. In particular, the book emphasizes the writings of John Stuart Mill, his predecessor David Ricardo and his follower Jeremy Bentham; the theory of Marginalism by von Thünen, Cournot, and Gossen; the legacy of Karl Marx; the innovations in developmental economics by Friedrich List; the economic and monetary contributions and “struggle of escape” by John Maynard Keynes; the formidable theory in public finance and economics by Joseph Schumpeter; a reinterpretation of Alfred Marshall; Léon Walras, Heinrich von Stackelberg, Knut Wicksell, Werner Sombart, and Friedrich August von Hayek are each dealt with in their own right.

Routledge Handbook of Global Economic History

Routledge Handbook of Global Economic History
Author: Francesco Boldizzoni,Pat Hudson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN 10: 1317561856
ISBN 13: 9781317561859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Routledge Handbook of Global Economic History documents and interprets the development of economic history as a global discipline from the later nineteenth century to the present day. Exploring the normative and relativistic nature of different schools and traditions of thought, this handbook not only examines current paradigmatic western approaches, but also those conceived in less open societies and in varied economic, political and cultural contexts. In doing so, this book clears the way for greater critical understanding and a more genuinely global approach to economic history. This handbook brings together leading international contributors in order to systematically address cultural and intellectual traditions around the globe. Many of these are exposed for consideration for the first time in English. The chapters explore dominant ideas and historiographical trends, and open them up to critical transnational perspectives. This volume is essential reading for both academics and students in economic and social history. As this field of study is very much a bridge between the social sciences and humanities, the issues examined in the book will also have relevance for those seeking to understand the evolution of other academic disciplines under the pressures of varied economic, political and cultural circumstances, on both national and global scales.

Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought

Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought
Author: Vincent Barnett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2014-08-27
ISBN 10: 1317644115
ISBN 13: 9781317644118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought offers the first comprehensive overview of the long-run history of economic thought from a truly international perspective. Although globalization has facilitated the spread of ideas between nations, the history of economics has tended to be studied either thematically (by topic), in terms of different currents of thought, or individually (by economist). Work has been published in the past on the economic thought traditions of specific countries, but this pioneering volume is unique in offering a wide-ranging comparative account of the development of economic ideas and philosophies on the international stage. The volume brings together leading experts on the development of economic ideas from across the world in order to offer a truly international comparison of the economics within nation-states. Each author presents a long-term perspective on economics in their region, allowing global patterns in the progress of economic ideas over time to be identified. The specially commissioned chapters cover the vast sweep of the history of economics across five world regions, including Europe (England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy Greece, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Sweden, Russia and the Ukraine), the Americas (the USA, Canada, Mexico and Central America, Spanish-Speaking South America, Brazil and the Caribbean), the Middle East (Turkey, Israel, Arab-Islamic Economics, Persia/Iran, North Africa), Africa (West Africa, Southern Africa, Mozambique and Angola), and the Asia-Pacific Region (Australia and New Zealand, China, Southeast Asia, the Asian Tigers, India.) This rigorous, ambitious and highly scholarly volume will be of key interest to students, academics, policy professionals and to interested general readers across the globe.

The Oxford Handbook of Business History

The Oxford Handbook of Business History
Author: Geoffrey Jones,Jonathan Zeitlin
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2008-01-25
ISBN 10: 0191555770
ISBN 13: 9780191555770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This Handbook provides a state-of-the-art survey of research in business history. Business historians study the historical evolution of business systems, entrepreneurs and firms, as well as their interaction with their political, economic, and social environment. They address issues of central concern to researchers in management studies and business administration, as well as economics, sociology and political science, and to historians. They employ a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, but all share a belief in the importance of understanding change over time. The Oxford Handbook of Business History has brought together leading scholars to provide a comprehensive, critical, and interdisciplinary examination of business history, organized into four parts: Approaches and Debates; Forms of Business Organization; Functions of Enterprise; and Enterprise and Society. The Handbook shows that business history is a wide-ranging and dynamic area of study, generating compelling empirical data, which has sometimes confirmed and sometimes contested widely-held views in management and the social sciences. The Oxford Handbook of Business History is a key reference work for scholars and advanced students of Business History, and a fascinating resource for social scientists in general.

Handbook of Cliometrics

Handbook of Cliometrics
Author: Claude Diebolt,Michael Haupert
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1768
Release: 2019-09-30
ISBN 10: 9783030001803
ISBN 13: 3030001806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Handbook of Cliometrics is a milestone in the field of historical economics and econometric history through its emphasis on the concrete contribution of cliometrics to our knowledge in economics and history. The articles in the handbook authored by the leading scholars in the fields, stress the usefulness of cliometrics for economists, historians and social scientists in general. The Handbook offers a comprehensive coverage of topics with each article providing an overview of the contributions of cliometrics to a particular topic. The Handbook has set a new standard of quality in the field by offering a world-wide forum of discussion in cliometrics. The second edition of the Handbook offers a substantially enlarged collection of articles and thus stresses its unique position as authoritative reference work in this field.

An Economist s Guide to Economic History

An Economist   s Guide to Economic History
Author: Matthias Blum,Christopher L. Colvin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 479
Release: 2018-12-08
ISBN 10: 3319965689
ISBN 13: 9783319965680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Without economic history, economics runs the risk of being too abstract or parochial, of failing to notice precedents, trends and cycles, of overlooking the long-run and thus misunderstanding ‘how we got here’. Recent financial and economic crises illustrate spectacularly how the economics profession has not learnt from its past. This important and unique book addresses this problem by demonstrating the power of historical thinking in economic research. Concise chapters guide economics lecturers and their students through the field of economic history, demonstrating the use of historical thinking in economic research, and advising them on how they can actively engage with economic history in their teaching and learning. Blum and Colvin bring together important voices in the field to show readers how they can use their existing economics training to explore different facets of economic history. Each chapter introduces a question or topic, historical context or research method and explores how they can be used in economics scholarship and pedagogy. In a century characterised to date by economic uncertainty, bubbles and crashes, An Economist’s Guide to Economic History is essential reading. For further information visit http://www.blumandcolvin.org

The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism

The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism
Author: Adam Sheingate
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2016-02-25
ISBN 10: 0199662819
ISBN 13: 9780199662814
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Historical institutionalism has deep roots in Political Science and related fields, and crystalized into a distinct research tradition during the 'new institutionalisms' debate that began in the late 1980s. It has since established strong footholds in four large subfields of Political Science: comparative, American, European, and international politics. The present volume is the first to take stock of the tradition's contributions across multiple areas of study,and includes chapters by many of its most prominent practitioners. As the world again grapples with how to understand the short- and long-term consequences of economic crises, revolutions, and newpatterns of governance, historical institutionalism is poised to offer valuable insights into how past events and decisions will shape political trajectories at local, national, and international levels.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy

The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy
Author: Barry R. Weingast,Donald Wittman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1112
Release: 2008-06-19
ISBN 10: 0199548471
ISBN 13: 9780199548477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Oxford Handbooks of Political Science are the essential guide to the state of political science today. With engaging contributions from 71 major international scholars, the Oxford Handbook of Political Economy provides the key point of reference for anyone working in political economy and beyond.

Handbook of the Economics of International Migration

Handbook of the Economics of International Migration
Author: Barry Chiswick,Paul W. Miller
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 810
Release: 2014-11-05
ISBN 10: 0444537651
ISBN 13: 9780444537652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of the Economics of International Migration Book Review:

The economic literature on international migration interests policymakers as well as academics throughout the social sciences. These volumes, the first of a new subseries in the Handbooks in Economics, describe and analyze scholarship created since the inception of serious attention began in the late 1970s. This literature appears in the general economics journals, in various field journals in economics (especially, but not exclusively, those covering labor market and human resource issues), in interdisciplinary immigration journals, and in papers by economists published in journals associated with history, sociology, political science, demography, and linguistics, among others. Covers a range of topics from labor market outcomes and fiscal consequences to the effects of international migration on the level and distribution of income – and everything in between. Encompasses a wide range of topics related to migration and is multidisciplinary in some aspects, which is crucial on the topic of migration Appeals to a large community of scholars interested in this topic and for whom no overviews or summaries exist

The Handbook of the Economics of Corporate Governance

The Handbook of the Economics of Corporate Governance
Author: Benjamin Hermalin,Michael Weisbach
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 760
Release: 2017-09-18
ISBN 10: 0444635408
ISBN 13: 9780444635402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Handbook of the Economics of Corporate Governance, Volume One, covers all issues important to economists. It is organized around fundamental principles, whereas multidisciplinary books on corporate governance often concentrate on specific topics. Specific topics include Relevant Theory and Methods, Organizational Economic Models as They Pertain to Governance, Managerial Career Concerns, Assessment & Monitoring, and Signal Jamming, The Institutions and Practice of Governance, The Law and Economics of Governance, Takeovers, Buyouts, and the Market for Control, Executive Compensation, Dominant Shareholders, and more. Providing excellent overviews and summaries of extant research, this book presents advanced students in graduate programs with details and perspectives that other books overlook. Concentrates on underlying principles that change little, even as the empirical literature moves on Helps readers see corporate governance systems as interrelated or even intertwined external (country-level) and internal (firm-level) forces Reviews the methodological tools of the field (theory and empirical), the most relevant models, and the field’s substantive findings, all of which help point the way forward

The Palgrave Handbook of Comparative Economics

The Palgrave Handbook of Comparative Economics
Author: Elodie Douarin,Oleh Havrylyshyn
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 967
Release: 2021-03-17
ISBN 10: 3030508889
ISBN 13: 9783030508883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book aims to define comparative economics and to illustrate the breadth and depth of its contribution. It starts with an historiography of the field, arguing for a continued legacy of comparative economic systems, which compared socialism and capitalism, a field which some argued should have been replaced by institutional economics after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The process of transition to market capitalism is reviewed, and itself exemplifies a new combination of comparative analysis with a focus on institutional development. Going beyond, chapters broadening the application of comparative analysis and applying it to new issues and approaches, including the role and definition of institutions, subjective wellbeing, inequality, populism, demography, and novel methodologies. Overall, comparative economics has evolved in the past 30 years, and remains a powerful approach for analyzing important issues.

The Routledge Handbook of Economic Theology

The Routledge Handbook of Economic Theology
Author: Stefan Schwarzkopf
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2020-04-24
ISBN 10: 1351973614
ISBN 13: 9781351973618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Economic Theology Book Review:

This Handbook introduces and systematically explores the thesis that the economy, economic practices and economic thought are of a profoundly theological nature. Containing more than 40 chapters, this Handbook provides a state-of-the-art reference work that offers students, researchers and policymakers an introduction to current scholarship, significant debates and emerging research themes in the study of the theological significance of economic concepts and the religious underpinnings of economic practices in a world that is increasingly dominated by financiers, managers, forecasters, market-makers and entrepreneurs. This Handbook brings together scholars from different parts of the world, representing various disciplines and intellectual traditions. It covers the development of economic thought and practices from antiquity to neoliberalism, and it provides insight into the economic–theological teachings of major religious movements. The list of contributors combines well-established scholars and younger academic talents. The chapters in this Handbook cover a wide array of conceptual, historical, theoretical and methodological issues and perspectives, such as the economic meaning of theological concepts (e.g. providence and faith); the theological underpinnings of economic concepts (e.g. credit and property); the religious significance of socio-economic practices in various organizational fields (e.g. accounting and work); and finally the genealogy of the theological–economic interface in Judaism, Christianity, Islam and in the discipline of economics itself (e.g. Marx, Keynes and Hayek). The Routledge Handbook of Economic Theology is organized in four parts: • Theological concepts and their economic meaning • Economic concepts and their theological anchoring • Society, management and organization • Genealogy of economic theology

Routledge Handbook of the History of Womens Economic Thought

Routledge Handbook of the History of Womens Economic Thought
Author: Kirsten Madden,Robert W Dimand
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2018-09-13
ISBN 10: 9781138852341
ISBN 13: 1138852341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The marginalization of women in economics has a history as long as the discipline itself. Throughout the history of economics, women have contributed substantial novel ideas, methods of inquiry, and analytical insights, but much of this has been discounted, ignored, or shifted into alternative disciplines and writing outlets. This new handbook presents a much-needed thematic overview of women¿s contributions to the history of economic thought from the 1770s through to the mid-20th century. The book opens with an overview of the barriers that women have historically faced in their attempts to contribute to the discipline, before going on to examine women¿s economic contributions in depth. Chapters address the biological, institutional, sociological, anthropological and historical factors that have influenced women economists¿ thinking, and explore women¿s contributions to economic analysis, method, policies, and debates. Coverage is international, spanning both Western and non-Western contributions. The book will offer crucial new insights into previously underexplored work by women in the history of economic thought, and will prove to be a seminal volume that will have relevance beyond that field of study and into social economics, sociology and history.

The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics

The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics
Author: Tae-Hee Jo,Lynne Chester,Carlo D'Ippoliti
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2017-07-28
ISBN 10: 1317480295
ISBN 13: 9781317480297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics presents a comprehensive overview of the latest work on economic theory and policy from a ‘pluralistic’ heterodox perspective. Contributions throughout the Handbook explore different theoretical perspectives including: Marxian-radical political economics; Post Keynesian-Sraffian economics; institutionalist-evolutionary economics; feminist economics; social economics; Régulation theory; the Social Structure of Accumulation approach; and ecological economics. They explain the structural properties and dynamics of capitalism, as well as propose economic and social policies for the benefit of the majority of the population. This book aims, firstly, to provide realistic and coherent theoretical frameworks to understand the capitalist economy in a constructive and forward-looking manner. Secondly, it delineates the future directions, as well as the current state, of heterodox economics, and then provides both ‘heat and light’ on controversial issues, drawing out the commonalities and differences among different heterodox economic approaches. The volume also envisions transformative economic and social policies for the majority of the population and explains why economics is, and should be treated as, a social science. This Handbook will be of compelling interest to those, including students, who wish to learn about alternative economic theories and policies that are rarely found in conventional economics textbooks or discussed in the mainstream media, and to critical economists and other social scientists who are concerned with analyzing pressing socio-economic issues.

The Handbook of Communication History

The Handbook of Communication History
Author: Peter Simonson,Janice Peck,Robert T Craig,John Jackson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2013-01-03
ISBN 10: 1136514309
ISBN 13: 9781136514302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Communication History Book Review:

The Handbook of Communication History addresses central ideas, social practices, and media of communication as they have developed across time, cultures, and world geographical regions. It attends to both the varieties of communication in world history and the historical investigation of those forms in communication and media studies. The Handbook editors view communication as encompassing patterns, processes, and performances of social interaction, symbolic production, material exchange, institutional formation, social praxis, and discourse. As such, the history of communication cuts across social, cultural, intellectual, political, technological, institutional, and economic history. The volume examines the history of communication history; the history of ideas of communication; the history of communication media; and the history of the field of communication. Readers will explore the history of the object under consideration (relevant practices, media, and ideas), review its manifestations in different regions and cultures (comparative dimensions), and orient toward current thinking and historical research on the topic (current state of the field). As a whole, the volume gathers disparate strands of communication history into one volume, offering an accessible and panoramic view of the development of communication over time and geographical places, and providing a catalyst to further work in communication history.

Handbook of Historical Animal Studies

Handbook of Historical Animal Studies
Author: Mieke Roscher,André Krebber,Brett Mizelle
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 647
Release: 2021-06-08
ISBN 10: 3110536552
ISBN 13: 9783110536553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Green Economics

Handbook of Green Economics
Author: Sevil Acar,Erinc Yeldan
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN 10: 0128166355
ISBN 13: 9780128166352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Green Economics Book Review:

The Handbook of Green Economics reveals the breadth and depth of advanced research on sustainability and growth while identifying opportunities for future developments. Through its multidimensional examination, it demonstrates how overarching concepts such as green growth, low carbon economy, circular economy, and others work together. Some chapters reflect on different discourses on the green economy, including pro-growth perspectives and transformative approaches that entail de-growth. Others argue that green policies can spark economic innovation, particularly in developing and emerging market economies. Part literature summary, part analysis, and part argument, The Handbook of Green Economics shows how the right conditions can stimulate economic growth while achieving environmental sustainability. The Handbook of Green Economics is a valuable resource for graduate students and academic researchers focusing on the green economy. With an increasing interest in the topic among researchers and policy makers, this book will set out different theoretical perspectives and explore the policy implications in this growing subject area. Covers the failures of the past, the challenges of the present, and the opportunities of the future Surveys 10 aspects of the green economy, including conceptualization, natural capital, poverty and inequality, employment, and finance Emphasizes the theoretical and empirical aspects of greening approaches that are policy-relevant