This title was first published in 2002: There are few students of European economic history who will not have come across the writings of Derek H. Aldcroft. His contributions to the field of economic and social history are vast and distinguish him as one of the most prolific economic historians of the 20th century. This volume honours Derek's contribution to the literature of economic and social history and its contents reflect his wide-ranging interests, particularly on issues relating to transport history and the growth and structural change in economies. From transport in the Industrial Revolution to late 20th-century international financial architecture, the essays in this book, contributed by leading economic historians, are a tribute to a remarkable scholar.
Table of Contents
British transport history - shifting perspectives and new agendas, Simon Ville; Reflections on British entrepreneurship c.1870-1914 - Aldcroft revisited, Peter L. Payne; Eastern Europe in the 20th century, Steven Morewood; The debt constraint on British economic policy and performance in the 1920s, James Foreman-Peck; The masses in the feature film - the United States and the United Kingdom, 1930-1950, Anthony Sutcliffe; British economic policy and performance since 1950 - an early 21st century assessment, Michael J. Oliver; The economics of discouraging irregular immigration, Derek Leslie; The International Financial Architecture in the second half of the 20th century, Forest Capie and Geoffrey Wood; Publications by Derek H. Aldcroft, 1961-2003.