History of Economics

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  1. Book ImageOne Nation Under Gold: How One Precious Metal Has Dominated the American Imagination for Four Centuries

    James Ledbetter

    One Nation Under Gold examines the countervailing forces that have long since divided America—whether gold should be a repository of hope, or a damaging delusion that has long since derailed the rational investor.More

  2. Book ImageThe Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath

    Ben S. Bernanke

    A New York Times Bestseller

    “A fascinating account of the effort to save the world from another [Great Depression]. . . . Humanity should be grateful.”—Financial TimesMore

  3. Book ImageThe End of Alchemy: Money, Banking, and the Future of the Global Economy

    Mervyn King

    “If [The End of Alchemy] gets the attention it deserves, it might just save the world.” —Michael Lewis, Bloomberg ViewMore

  4. Book ImageEconomics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science

    Dani Rodrik

    “A hugely valuable contribution. . . . In setting out a defence of the best in economics, Rodrik has also provided a goal for the discipline as a whole.” —Martin Sandbu, Financial TimesMore

  5. Book ImageDouble Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance

    Jane Gleeson-White

    “A timely, topical, readable, and thought-provoking look at the history and legacy of double-entry bookkeeping.”—Elif Batuman, author of The PossessedMore

  6. Book ImageKeynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics

    Nicholas Wapshott

    “I defy anybody—Keynesian, Hayekian, or uncommitted—to read [Wapshott’s] work and not learn something new.”—John Cassidy, The New YorkerMore

  7. Book ImageThe Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008

    Paul Krugman

    The New York Times bestseller: the Nobel Prize–winning economist shows how today’s crisis parallels the Great Depression—and explains how to avoid catastrophe. With a new foreword for this paperback edition.More

  8. Book ImageThe Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

    Max Weber, Richard Swedberg

    The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is Max Weber’s most important work and, since its publication in 1904, has been widely considered the most important sociological study of the twentieth century.More

  9. Book ImageThe Authentic Adam Smith: His Life and Ideas

    James Buchan

    Celebrated author James Buchan on the widely known—but often misread—Scottish philosopher Adam Smith.More

  10. Book ImageKnowledge and the Wealth of Nations: A Story of Economic Discovery

    David Warsh

    "What The Double Helix did for biology, David Warsh's Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations does for economics." —Boston GlobeMore

  11. Book ImageRome, Inc.: The Rise and Fall of the First Multinational Corporation

    Stanley Bing

    The world's first corporate case study, as only the best-selling Stanley Bing could tell it.More

  12. Book ImageMedici Money: Banking, Metaphysics, and Art in Fifteenth-Century Florence

    Tim Parks

    “A swift and brilliant synthesis of finance, politics, and history.”—Ben Sisario, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  13. Book ImageReinventing the Bazaar: A Natural History of Markets

    John McMillan

    Clear, insightful, and nondogmatic, this book gives us a new appreciation for one of our most ubiquitous institutions.More

  14. Book ImageThe End of Economic Man: An Introduction to Humanistic Economics

    George P. Brockway

    Fourth Edition

    The book that took the mystery out of economics and put free will back in.More

  15. Book ImageThe Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor

    David S. Landes

    "Readers cannot but be provoked and stimulated by this splendidly iconoclastic and refreshing book."—Andrew Porter, New York Times Book ReviewMore

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