Ireland Before and After the Famine

Explorations in Economic History, 1800-1925

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Author: Cormac Ó Gráda

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719040351

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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This edition of Cormac O'Grada's study expands upon his central arguments about the agricultural and demographic developments surrounding the Great Irish Famine. It provides new statistical information, new appendices and integrated responses to the new research and writing on the subject that has appeared since the publication of the first edition in 1987.

Explorations in the new economic history

essays in honor of Douglass C. North

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Author: Douglass Cecil North,Roger L. Ransom,Richard Sutch,Gary M. Walton

Publisher: Academic Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

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Explorations in Historical Geography

Interpretative Essays

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Author: Alan R. H. Baker,Derek Gregory

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521249686

Category: History

Page: 252

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This interdisciplinary 1984 volume extends the debate about the purpose and practice of historical geography.

Research in Economic History

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Author: Christopher Hanes,Susan Wolcott

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787431770

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Volume 33 contains articles on the economic history of Europe, America and Asia and brings new analysis, and newly created datasets to address issues of interest. Two papers focus on the US and contribute to our understanding of the Great Depression.

In Search of Stability

Explorations in Historical Political Economy

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Author: Charles S. Maier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521346986

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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In Search of Stability: Explorations in Historical Political Economy ponders the issue of how Western industrial societies overcame major challenges to political and economic stability in the twentieth century. Successive essays ask: what ideological messages did American influence transmit to Europe after World War I, then again after World War II? Did Nazis and Italian fascists share an economic ideology or impose a unique economic system in the interwar period and during World War II? How do their accomplishments stack up comparatively against those of the liberal democracies? After 1945, what was the relationship between concepts of productivity and class division? How have the major experiences of twentieth-century inflation arisen out of class and interest-group rivalry? Most generally, what has been the representation of interests in capitalist political economies?

Routledge Handbook of Major Events in Economic History

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Author: Randall E. Parker,Robert M. Whaples

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135080801

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

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The Handbook of Major Events in Economic History aims to introduce readers to the important macroeconomic events of the past two hundred years. The chapters endeavour to explain what went on and why during the most significant economic epochs of the nineteenth, twentieth and early twenty-first centuries and how where we are today fits in this historical timeline. Its short chapters reflect the most up-to-date research and are written by well-known economists who are authorities on their subjects. The Handbook of Major Events in Economic History was written with the intent of presenting the professional consensus in explaining the economics driving these historical events.

Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History

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Author: Robert Whaples,Randall E. Parker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415677041

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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The Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History aims to introduce readers to important approaches and findings of economic historians who study the modern world. Its short chapters reflect the most up-to-date research and are written by well-known economic historians who are authorities on their subjects. Modern economic history blends two approaches – Cliometrics (which focuses on measuring economic variables and explicitly testing theories about the historical performance and development of the economy) and the New Institutional Economics (which focuses on how social, cultural, legal and organizational norms and rules shape economic outcomes and their evolution). Part 1 of the Handbook introduces these approaches and other important methodological issues for economic history. The most fundamental shift in the economic history of the world began about two and a half centuries ago when eons of slow economic change and faltering economic growth gave way to sustained, rapid economic expansion. Part 2 examines this theme and the primary forces economic historians have linked to economic growth, stagnation and fluctuations – including technological change, entrepreneurship, competition, the biological environment, war, financial panics and business cycles. Part 3 examines the evolution of broad sectors that typify a modern economy including agriculture, banking, transportation, health care, housing, and entertainment. It begins by examining an equally important "sector" of the economy which scholars have increasingly analyzed using economic tools – religion. Part 4 focuses on the work force and human outcomes including inequality, labor markets, unions, education, immigration, slavery, urbanization, and the evolving economic roles of women and African-Americans. The text will be of great value to those taking economic history courses as well as a reference book useful to professional practitioners, policy makers and the public.

The New Economic History of the Railways (Routledge Revivals)

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Author: Patrick O'Brien

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317576896

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 122

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The book, first published in 1977, contrasts new and older approaches to the history of transport and outlines a critical exposition of the methods used to quantify the contribution of railways to economic growth by means of counterfactual speculation and the measurement of social savings. The author also outlines and appraises an alternative measure of the impact of railways, namely the social rate of return on capital invested in railways. The final chapters are concerned with the effects on growth generated by the construction and diffusion of railways through expenditure on labour, capital goods and industrial inputs and through their effects on the integration of markets, and patterns of location.

Explorations in History and Globalization

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Author: Cátia Antunes,Karwan Fatah-Black

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317243838

Category: History

Page: 278

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Considering the ways in which the ‘global turn’ is changing the theory and practice of historical disciplines, Explorations in History and Globalization engages with the concept and methodology of globalization, challenging traditional divisions of space and time to offer a range of perspectives on how globalization has affected social, economic, political and cultural history. Each chapter covers a specific theme, discussing how globalization has shaped these themes and how they have contributed to globalization throughout history. Including topics such as ecological exchanges, trade, exchanges of knowledge, migration, empire and urbanization, this volume both explains historical trajectories through a global analytical framework and provides tools that students can employ when posing their own research questions about historical globalization. Containing suggestions for further reading and guidance on the ways in which primary source material can be used as a basis for global historical studies, this is the ideal volume for all students interested in the global exchanges between people throughout history.

Research in Economic History

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Author: Alexander J. Field,Gregory Clark

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0762309938

Category: Political Science

Page: 405

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This volume includes seven papers in quantitative economic history. Four were accepted through our regular channels. These include Harald Edquist and Magnus Henrekson on Technological Breakthroughs and Productivity Growth, Scott Redenius on New National Bank Loan Rate Estimates, 1887-1975, Ebru Guven Solakoglu on the Net Effect of Railroads on Stature in the Post Bellum Economy, and Pedro Lains on Growth in a Protected Environment, Portugal, 1850?? 1950. Three papers are from a 2004 conference,??Towards a Global History of Prices and Wages.??? These include Metin Cosgel on Agricultural Productivity in the Early Ottoman Empire, Johan S??derberg on Grain Prices in Cairo and Europe in the Middle Ages, and Jun Seong Ho and James Lewis on Wages, Rents, and Interest Rates in Southern Korea, 1700 to 1900.

An Economic History of Film

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Author: Michael Pokorny,John Sedgwick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134344295

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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The movie industry boomed in the twentieth century, and is still going strong today. However, the economics of movies has been curiously under explored until now. Innovative and informative, this accessible book, which includes contributions from some of the leading experts in the area, is a huge step forward in our understanding of this important topic.

Enterprise and Trade in Victorian Britain

Essays in Historical Economics

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Author: D. N. McCloskey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134558341

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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The essays in this book focus on the controversies concerning Britain's economic performance between the mid-nineteenth century and the First World War. The overriding theme is that Britain's own resources were consistently more productive, more resilient and more successful than is normally assumed. And if the economy's achievement was considerable, the influence on it of external factors (trade, international competition, policy) were much less significant than is normally supposed. The book is structured as follows: Part One: The Method of Historical Economics Part Two: Enterprise in Late Victorian Britain Part Three: Britain in the World Economy, 1846-1913.

Nation, State and the Industrial Revolution

The Visible Hand

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Author: Lars Magnusson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135256640

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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The industrial revolution and the creation of the modern (national) state are two of the most important historical processes to have occurred in Europe during the 19th century. The state and other bodies of governance play an important role in the development of capitalist market societies since the 18th century. But modern market economies are to a large degree a product of the interplay between market and governance. Yet we are often told a strikingly different tale about the modern economy, at least how it ought to work and operate - as far as possible without public interference. Even more frequently we have been taught that the modern capitalist market economy is a product of an industrial revolution, originating with the UK in the middle of the 18th century propelled by laissez faire and the triumph of free markets which gradually liberated themselves from the grip of an old dirigiste state. This book argues that in order to get a better understanding of this period and the rise of modern industrial capitalism it is necessary to link the industrial revolution in its various forms to a political and institutional context of state-making and the creation of modern national states. Professor Magnusson demonstrates that a historical narrative which does not acknowledge the role of the state and public governance for the establishment of the modern capitalist market economy is fundamentally flawed.

Large Databases in Economic History

Research Methods and Case Studies

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Author: Mark Casson,Nigar Hashimzade

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317963644

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

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‘Big data’ is now readily available to economic historians, thanks to the digitisation of primary sources, collaborative research linking different data sets, and the publication of databases on the internet. Key economic indicators, such as the consumer price index, can be tracked over long periods, and qualitative information, such as land use, can be converted to a quantitative form. In order to fully exploit these innovations it is necessary to use sophisticated statistical techniques to reveal the patterns hidden in datasets, and this book shows how this can be done. A distinguished group of economic historians have teamed up with younger researchers to pilot the application of new techniques to ‘big data’. Topics addressed in this volume include prices and the standard of living, money supply, credit markets, land values and land use, transport, technological innovation, and business networks. The research spans the medieval, early modern and modern periods. Research methods include simultaneous equation systems, stochastic trends and discrete choice modelling. This book is essential reading for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in business, economic and social history. The case studies will also appeal to historical geographers and applied econometricians.

Explorations in New Cinema History

Approaches and Case Studies

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Author: Richard Maltby,Daniel Biltereyst,Philippe Meers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444396404

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Explorations in New Cinema History brings together cutting-edge research by the leading scholars in the field to identify new approaches to writing and understanding the social and cultural history of cinema, focusing on cinema’s audiences, the experience of cinema, and the cinema as a site of social and cultural exchange. Includes contributions from Robert Allen, Annette Kuhn, John Sedwick, Mark Jancovich, Peter Sanfield, and Kathryn Fuller-Seeley among others Develops the original argument that the social history of cinema-going and of the experience of cinema should take precedence over production- and text-based analyses Explores the cinema as a site of social and cultural exchange, including patterns of popularity and taste, the role of individual movie theatres in creating and sustaining their audiences, and the commercial, political and legal aspects of film exhibition and distribution Prompts readers to reassess their understanding of key periods of cinema history, opening up cinema studies to long-overdue conversations with other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences Presents rigorous empirical research, drawing on digital technology and geospatial information systems to provide illuminating insights in to the uses of cinema