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Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought

1st Edition

Edited by Vincent Barnett


348 pages

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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.


'…a solid bridge between the classical literature on national styles and traditions and the new frontier of a World History of Economic Thought.' - Antonio Magliulo, Rome University of International Studies

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Part I: Europe

2. England (Roger Middleton)

3. Scotland (Alexander Dow and Sheila Dow)

4. Ireland (Renee Prendergast)

5 Italy (Pier Luigi Porta)

6. Greece (Michaelis M. Psalidopoulos)

7. Spain and Portugal (José Luís Cardoso and Luis Perdices de Blas)

8. Germany (Erik Grimmer-Solem)

9. Sweden (Lars Magnusson)

10. Russia and Ukraine (François Allisson)

Part 2: The Americas

11. United States of America (J.E. King)

12. Canada (Robin Neill)

13. Mexico and Central America (Richard Weiner)

14. The Caribbean (Mark Figueroa)

15. Spanish-speaking South America (Verónica Montecinos)

16. Brazil (Patrice Franko)

Part 3: The Middle East

17. Turkey (Eyüp Özveren)

18. Israel (Yuwal Yonay and Arie Krampf)

19. Arab-Islamic Economics (S.M. Ghazanfar)

20. Persia / Iran (Hamid Hosseini)

21. North Africa (Hamed El-Said)

Part 4: Africa

22. West Africa (Gareth Austin and Gerardo Serra)

23. Southern Africa (Tidings P. Ndhlovu and Nene Ernest Khalema

24. Angola and Mozambique (Steven Kyle)

Part 5: The Asia-Pacific Region

25. Australia and New Zealand (William Coleman)

26. China (Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi)

27. Southeast Asia (Cassey Lee and Thee Kian Wie)

28. The Asian Tigers (Takashi Kanatsu)

29. India (balakrishnan Chandrasekaran)

30. Conclusion

About the Editor

Vincent Barnett has been a Research Fellow for over two decades at numerous universities across the UK. He most recent books are the Routledge Historical Biography John Maynard Keynes (2013), and the first monograph in English exploring the work of E.E. Slutsky as Economist and Mathematician (2011).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Taxation / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Taxation / Corporate
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Taxation
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Comparative
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics