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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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The Standard of Living and Revolutions in Imperial Russia, 1700-1917

The Standard of Living and Revolutions in Imperial Russia, 1700-1917

1st Edition

By Boris Mironov, Gregory Freeze
July 03, 2014

This is the first full-scale anthropometric history of Imperial Russia (1700-1917). It mobilizes an immense volume of archival material to chart the growth, weight, and other anthropometric indicators of the male and female populations in order to chart how the standard of living in Russia changed ...

A History of Macroeconomic Policy in the United States

A History of Macroeconomic Policy in the United States

1st Edition

By John H. Wood
June 19, 2014

Keynes asked whether his ‘visionary’ ideas would overcome the interests opposed to change. However, an examination of the histories of monetary and fiscal policies suggests that this is a false distinction. The interests and ideas associated with government policies are seldom opposed. The ...

Bengal Industries and the British Industrial Revolution (1757-1857)

Bengal Industries and the British Industrial Revolution (1757-1857)

1st Edition

By Indrajit Ray
June 19, 2014

This book seeks to enlighten two grey areas of industrial historiography. Although Bengal industries were globally dominant on the eve of the industrial revolution, no detailed literature is available about their later course of development. A series of questions are involved in it. Did those ...

German Immigration and Servitude in America, 1709-1920

German Immigration and Servitude in America, 1709-1920

1st Edition

By Farley Grubb
June 19, 2014

This book provides the most comprehensive history of German migration to North America for the period 1709 to 1920 than has been done before. Employing state-of-the-art methodological and statistical techniques, the book has two objectives. First he explores how the recruitment and shipping ...

Industrial Development in Postwar Japan

Industrial Development in Postwar Japan

1st Edition

By Hirohisa Kohama
June 19, 2014

Structured into sub-sector by sub-sector analyses, this book provides a clear and accessible examination of industrial development, without over-generalizing or being weighed down by historical details. Written by an authority in the area of development economics it explores the companies and the ...

Intra-Asian Trade and Industrialization Essays in Memory of Yasukichi Yasuba

Intra-Asian Trade and Industrialization: Essays in Memory of Yasukichi Yasuba

1st Edition

Edited By A.J.H. Latham, Heita Kawakatsu
June 19, 2014

Under the impressive editorship of A.J.H. Latham and comprising high quality essays on a topic of rising interest to scholars and policymakers, this volume makes some valuable contributions to regional and global dynamics of trade. With contributions from leading names in the field of economic...

Managing Crises and De-Globalisation Nordic Foreign Trade and Exchange, 1919-1939

Managing Crises and De-Globalisation: Nordic Foreign Trade and Exchange, 1919-1939

1st Edition

Edited By Sven-Olof Olsson
June 19, 2014

As small, open economies the Nordic states have always been more dependent on foreign trade than larger powers, and have thus had a historic preference for free trade. But during the inter-war period the Nordic countries were squeezed between powerful and aggressive trading partners: above all ...

Political Competition and Economic Regulation

Political Competition and Economic Regulation

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Bernholz, Roland Vaubel
June 19, 2014

Organized, readable, technically sound and comprehensive from both theoretical and empirical standpoints, this book summarizes a vast amount of institutional, historical and descriptive detail. Using case studies from the US, Canada, Germany and Switzerland as well as the European Union and the ...

Pricing Theory, Financing of International Organisations and Monetary History

Pricing Theory, Financing of International Organisations and Monetary History

1st Edition

By Lawrence H. Officer
June 19, 2014

This book presents the lifelong and ongoing research of Lawrence H. Officer in a systematic way. The result is an authoritative treatment of such issues as market structure and economic efficiency where more than one characteristic of a commodity is priced, both in general and in application to ...

Economy and Economics of Ancient Greece

Economy and Economics of Ancient Greece

1st Edition

By Takeshi Amemiya
May 30, 2014

Addressing the dearth of literature that has been written on this key aspect of economic history, Takeshi Amemiya, a well known leading economist based at Stanford University, analyzes the two diametrically opposed views about the exact nature of the ancient Greek economy, putting together a broad ...

Ireland and the Industrial Revolution The impact of the industrial revolution on Irish industry, 1801-1922

Ireland and the Industrial Revolution: The impact of the industrial revolution on Irish industry, 1801-1922

1st Edition

By Andy Bielenberg
May 30, 2014

This monograph provides the first comprehensive analysis of industrial development in Ireland and its impact on Irish society between 1801-1922. Studies of Irish industrial history to date have been regionally focused or industry specific.  The book addresses this problem by bringing together ...

Quantitative Economic History The good of counting

Quantitative Economic History: The good of counting

1st Edition

Edited By Joshua L. Rosenbloom
May 16, 2014

The essays in this book use the analytical tools and theoretical framework of economics to interpret quantitative historical evidence, offering new ways to approach historical issues and suggesting entirely new types of evidence outside conventional archives. Rosenbloom has gathered together seven ...

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