Discussing economic theory and English economic history from the eighteenth century until the late 1970s this volume discusses among other things fixed capital and problems with the definition of the premodern economy as well as providing a chronology of 18th century business cycles.
1 . A Proposed Taxonomy of Thought About Macroeconomic Instability 2. Optimism and Oblivion in the Seventeenth Through the Nineteenth Centuries 3. Twentieth Century Theories of Macroeconomic Instability 4. The Birth of the Business Cycle, Part 1 5. From the Economics of Ceremonial Adequacy to the Economics of Cumulative Change 6. An Institutionalist Theory of the Business Cycle 7. The Birth of the Business Cycle, Part 2 8. The Rate of Profit in the Eighteenth Century 9. A Chronology of Eighteenth Century British Instability
Originally published between 1925 and 1997 the volumes in this set: Discuss the Impacts of Profitability, Business Cycles and the Capital Stock on Productivity; Evaluate various approaches to managing the uncertainty inherent in the future course of the interest rate cycle; Examine the combined effect of financial instability and industrial restructuring on postwar economic growth and recession in the US; Determine what statistical and other information is needed to formulate both the objects and the means of government economic policy; Ask what theoretical tools should be used in order to clarify the issues of economic policy; Examine the sociological aspects of the business cycle.