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Routledge Explorations in Economic History


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This long established series provides a platform for books which break new ground in the understanding of the development of the modern world economy. Equally rooted in economics and history, the series is not limited to any particular period or region. Individual titles focus on particular countries, key industries, themes, or international economic relations.

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War, Power and the Economy Mercantilism and state formation in 18th-century Europe

War, Power and the Economy: Mercantilism and state formation in 18th-century Europe

1st Edition

By A. González Enciso
October 11, 2016

War, Power and the Economy contains a comparative history of Great Britain, France and Spain, the three rival empires of the 1700s. It explores how the states prepared for war, what kind of economic means they had, what institutional changes they implemented, and how efficient this was. As such, ...

The Second Bank of the United States “Central” banker in an era of nation-building, 1816–1836

The Second Bank of the United States: “Central” banker in an era of nation-building, 1816–1836

1st Edition

By Jane Ellen Knodell
September 19, 2016

The year 2016 marks the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Second Bank of the United States (1816-1836). This book is an economic history of an early central bank, the Second Bank of the United States (1816-36). After US President Andrew Jackson vetoed the re-chartering of the Bank in 1832, ...

European Banks and the Rise of International Finance The post-Bretton Woods era

European Banks and the Rise of International Finance: The post-Bretton Woods era

1st Edition

By Carlo Edoardo Altamura
August 29, 2016

The banking and financial sector has expanded dramatically in the last forty years, and the consequences of this accelerated growth have been felt by people around the world. European Banks and the Rise of International Finance examines the historical origins of the financialised world we live in ...

Britain's Place in the World Import Controls 1945-60

Britain's Place in the World: Import Controls 1945-60

1st Edition

By George Brennan, Alan Milward
July 08, 2016

Britain's Place in the World examines the establishment and effectiveness of import controls, particularly quotas. Placing quotas back in the centre of British history, Milward and Brennan make some radical claims for Britain's economic performance in a global context. Looking into a wide variety ...

Economic Ideas and Government Policy Contributions to Contemporary Economic History

Economic Ideas and Government Policy: Contributions to Contemporary Economic History

1st Edition

By Sir Alec Cairncross
July 08, 2016

This volume collects together Sir Alec Cairncross' most important contributions to the economic history of the post-1939 period. They address such major issues as the role of economists in the 2nd World War, the significance of the Marshall plan and Britain's relative economic decline. Together ...

An Economic History of Modern Sweden

An Economic History of Modern Sweden

1st Edition

By Lennart Schön
June 17, 2016

The book is based on a rich and detailed quantitative material from research over the past decades with consecutive time series over production volumes, employment, productivity, investments etc. for sectors and branches covering the whole economy, even including estimates of non-marketed domestic ...

The International Tin Cartel

The International Tin Cartel

1st Edition

By John Hillman
June 14, 2016

For most of the twentieth century, tin was the site of new forms of international regulation which became a model for other commodities. The onset of the depression of the 1930s saw a collapse in commodity prices, and governments of tin producing countries decided to form a cartel to return the ...

The Conservatives and Industrial Efficiency, 1951-1964 Thirteen Wasted Years?

The Conservatives and Industrial Efficiency, 1951-1964: Thirteen Wasted Years?

1st Edition

By Nick Tiratsoo, Jim Tomlinson
May 04, 2016

The Conservatives and Industrial Efficiency, 1951-1964 responds to the need for a full assessment of the Conservatives performance in this crucial period. Drawing upon a wide range of archival sources, Nick Tiratsoo and Jim Tomlinson explore the different aspects of the efficiency question. ...

The Role of Banks in Monitoring Firms The Case of the Credit Mobilier

The Role of Banks in Monitoring Firms: The Case of the Credit Mobilier

1st Edition

By Elisabeth Paulet
April 27, 2016

This book addresses issues in the current literature on corporate finance using historical evidence. In particular it looks at the role of universal banks in relaxing the credit constraints of firms, supervising managers and stabilizing share prices. The key issues is whether the Anglo-American ...

Regulating Competition Cartel registers in the twentieth-century world

Regulating Competition: Cartel registers in the twentieth-century world

1st Edition

Edited By Susanna Fellman, Martin Shanahan
December 22, 2015

Cartels, trusts and agreements to reduce competition between firms have existed for centuries, but became particularly prevalent toward the end of the 19th century. In the mid-20th century governments began to use so called ‘cartel registers’ to monitor and regulate their behaviour. This book ...

Innovation and Technological Diffusion An economic history of early steam engines

Innovation and Technological Diffusion: An economic history of early steam engines

1st Edition

By Harry Kitsikopoulos
November 12, 2015

This book deals with two key aspects of the history of steam engines, a cornerstone of the Industrial Revolution, specifically the road that led to its discovery and the process of diffusion of the early steam engines. The first part of the volume outlines the technological and scientific ...

The State and Business in the Major Powers An Economic History 1815-1939

The State and Business in the Major Powers: An Economic History 1815-1939

1st Edition

By Robert Millward
August 27, 2015

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the state emerged as a major player in the economies of the Western World. This important new volume provides an economic history for the period 1815-1939 of state/business relations in the major powers: France, Germany, Japan, Russia, UK and the USA. The book ...

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