History of Economics

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  1. Book ImageA New Economic View of American History: From Colonial Times to 1940

    Jeremy Atack, Peter Passell

    Second Edition

    New sources of data, together with advances in theory, offer the opportunity for a fresh look at old and new questions.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 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Book ImageBetween Two Cultures: An Introduction to Economic History

    Carlo M. Cipolla, Christopher Woodall

    “A scholarly, entertaining look at the objectives and techniques of economic historiography. . . . Cipolla’s presentation of economic history as a humanistic rather than scientific discipline makes economic historiography seem fascinating and rather fun.” —Kirkus ReviewsMore

  7. Book ImageThe Rise and Decline of The Medici Bank, 1397-1494

    Raymond de Roover

    The roots of modern capitalism go back to the Italian banking system of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. In the fifteenth century, the Medici Bank succeeded in overshadowing its competitors, the Bardi and the Peruzzi, who were the giants of the fourteenth century, and grew into a vast establishment with branches in most of the large cities of Western Europe. A study of its operations is essential to an understanding of the economic conditions in Europe in the fifteenth century.More

  8. 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

  9. Book ImageTeachings from the Worldly Philosophy

    Robert L. Heilbroner

    Selections from great writings on economics, annotated and introduced by a distinguished economist and teacher.More

  10. Book ImageAn Inquiry into the Human Prospect: Looked at Again for the 1990s

    Robert L. Heilbroner

    Is there hope for man? That "terrible question" was posed by Robert L. Heilbroner in the original version of An Inquiry into the Human Prospect.More

  11. Book ImageEssays in Persuasion

    John Maynard Keynes

    The essays in this volume show Keynes's attempts to influence the course of events by public persuasion over the period of 1919-40.More

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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