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A Bibliography of Historical Economics to 1980

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Historians and economists will find here what their fields have in common—the movement since the 1950s known variously as "cliometrics," "economic history," or "historical economics." A leading figure in the movement, Donald McCloskey, has compiled, with the help of George Hersh and a panel of distinguished advisors, the only bibliography of historical economics. The many thousands of items cover all countries for all periods in which historical economics has been written. It will be useful to all economic historians, as well as quantitative historians, applied economists, historical demographers, business historians, national income accountants, and social historians.

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"McCloskey and Hersh have produced a useful guide to the literature, and one that meets their stated objective of providing a 'usefully coherent' book which could serve 'as a starting point for further research and as a reminder for reading lists.'" Joshua L. Rosenbloom, Journal of Economic History
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521153850
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/3/2011
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 522
  • Sales rank: 1,168,654
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Collections, textbooks, and sources; 2. Method; 3. Demography; 4. National accounts; 5. Economic growth; 6. Transportation; 7. Commodity production and industrial organization; 8. Services and consumer demand; 9. Agriculture; 10. International finance and investment; 11. Financial markets; 12. Price indices, inflation, and the money supply; 13. Foreign trade; 14. Technology; 15. Labor supply; 16. Regional and urban studies; 17. Government and politics; Alphabetical listings.

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