English Economic Thought in the Seventeenth Century: Rejecting the Dutch Model
Classical Liberalism and the Industrial Working Class: The Economic Thought of Thomas Hodgskin
A History of Feminist and Gender Economics
The Economic Thought of Sir James Steuart: First Economist of the Scottish Enlightenment
The Economic Thought of Michael Polanyi
A History of Utilitarian Ethics: Studies in Private Motivation and Distributive Justice, 1700-1875
October 01, 2020
Drawing on an impressive range of primary and secondary sources, this monograph analyses English economic discourse during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. At this time, England saw Holland as an economic power to learn from and compete with and was shaped in many ways by its Dutch rival....
July 21, 2020
Thomas Hodgskin (1787–1869) is today a largely unknown figure, sometimes considered to be a forerunner of Karl Marx. Yet a closer look at Hodgskin’s works reveals that he was actually a committed advocate of laissez-faire economics and enthusiastic about labor-saving machinery and the Industrial...
July 13, 2020
Despite abundant literature on transaction costs, there is little to no in-depth analysis regarding what the transaction is or how it works. Drawing on both mainstream and heterodox literature and a variety of interdisciplinary sources, this monograph traces the history of transaction costs in...
A.J.H. Latham, Heita Kawakatsu
June 15, 2020
This collection of essays sheds new light on many aspects of Asia’s integration with the international economy. H.I.H. Crown Prince Naruhito discusses the problems of controlling water in the interest of urban development. He first examines the problems encountered on the River Thames in...
February 20, 2020
F. A. Hayek and the Epistemology of Politics is an exploration of an important problem that has largely been ignored heretofore: the problem of policymaker ignorance and the consequences of limited political knowledge. Scott Scheall explores the significance of the fact that the possibilities for...
November 04, 2019
This book offers a historical exploration of the genesis of feminist economics and gender economics, as well as their theoretical and methodological differences. Its narrative also serves to embed both within a broader cultural context. Although both feminist economics and gender neoclassical...
José M. Menudo
October 28, 2019
James Steuart published An Inquiry into the Principles of Political Œconomy in 1767, the first systematic treatise on economics, nine years before Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations. Traditional historiography has tended to disregard and even deny Steuart’s oeuvre, categorizing him as the last,...
Malte Dold, Tim Krieger
September 26, 2019
This volume takes a broad perspective on the recent debate on the role of German ordoliberalism in shaping European economic policy before and after the eurozone crisis. It shows how ordoliberal scholars explain the institutional origins of the eurozone crisis, and presents creative policy...
August 13, 2019
Michael Polanyi is most famous for his work in chemistry and the philosophy of science, but in the 1930s and 1940s he made an important contribution to economics. Drawing on rich archival materials of Polanyi and his correspondents, Gábor Bíró explores their competing worldviews and their...
Estrella Trincado, Andrés Lazzarini, Denis Melnik
August 08, 2019
This edited volume examines the relationship between economic ideas, economic policies and development institutions, analysing the cases of 11 peripheral countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It sheds light on the obstacles that have prevented...
July 23, 2019
In this landmark volume, Samuel Hollander presents a fresh and compelling history of moral philosophy from Locke to John Stuart Mill, showing that a ‘moral sense’ can actually be considered compatible with utilitarianism. The book also explores the link between utilitarianism and distributive...
James C. W. Ahiakpor
June 19, 2019
Modern macroeconomics is in a stalemate, with seven schools of thought attempting to explain the workings of a monetary economy and to derive policies that promote economic growth with price-level stability. This book pinpoints as the source of this confusion errors made by Keynes in his reading...