The essays in this volume explore and discuss the process of dissemination of economic ideas among Europe's less developed countries and regions, as well as the interaction between economic thought and economic policy in different times and places during the nineteenth century.
The comparative approach adopted sheds new light on the course of economic development in Europe's less developed countries in the nineteenth century and the role played by political economy. Amongst a host of others, the topics covered include:
- economic policy in Denmark
- monetary and trade policy in Norway
- the influence of the German Historical School in Finland
- land Reform and the abolition of serfdom in Russia and in Poland
With contributions that disclose important insights into national traditions in economic thought and policy, and the diffusion of ideas in Europe, this work will be essential reading for all scholars of the history of economic thought.
Table of Contents
1. Economic Thought and Policy in Nineteenth Century Less Developed Europe: Issues and Aspects of their Interaction 2. Economic Theory and Economic Development in Denmark, 1849-1914 3. Norwegian Economic Policy and Economic Thought in the Nineteenth Century: A Survey 4. The Influence of the German Historical School in Finnish Economic Thought Around the Turn of the Century 5. B. N. Chicherin: Some Liberal Aspects on the Emancipation of the Serfs in Russia 6. Liberal Ideas and Slavonic Community: Tomasz Potocki's Programme for Poland 7. Resisting Liberalism: Theorizing Backwardness and Development in Romania before 1914 8. Ottoman Economic Thought and Economic Policy in Transition: Re-thinking the Nineteenth Century 9. Aspects of Economic Thought and Policy in Serbia, 1850-1900 10. Monetary Theory and Policy in a European Backward Century: The Case of Nineteenth Century Greece 11. Political Economy in Italy: Competition and Civil Society in the Milanese School, 1750-1850 12. How Are We to Become Like Them? Political Economy as a Political Agenda in Early Nineteenth Century Portugal 13. Friedrich List and Oliveira Marecca: Some Odd Coincidences 14. The Western Periphery: Irish Agriculture and Irish Political Economy in the Nineteenth Century