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Cities of Commerce: The Institutional Foundations of International Trade in the Low Countries, 1250-1650

Published by EH.Net (February 2014) Oscar Gelderblom, Cities of Commerce: The Institutional Foundations of International Trade in the Low Countries, 1250-1650.  Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013.  xii + 293 pp. $35 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-691-14288-3. Reviewed for EH.Net by Paul M. Hohenberg, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In this book, Oscar Gelderblom, who is Associate Professor of […]

Odd Couple: International Trade and Labor Standards in History

Published by EH.Net (October 2012) Michael Huberman, Odd Couple: International Trade and Labor Standards in History. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012. xii + 237 pp. $65 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-300-15870-0. Reviewed for EH.Net by Brittany A. Baumann, Department of Economics, Boston University. In Odd Couple: International Trade and Labor Standards in History Michael Huberman […]

Eli Heckscher, International Trade, and Economic History

Published by EH.NET (August 2007) Ronald Findlay, Rolf G.H. Henriksson, Hakan Lindgren and Mats Lundahl, editors, Eli Heckscher, International Trade, and Economic History. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006. xi + 560 pp. $50 (cloth), ISBN” 0-262-06251-8. Reviewed for EH.NET by Nick Crafts, Department of Economics, University of Warwick. This edited volume contains the proceedings of […]

Africans and the Industrial Revolution in England: A Study in International Trade and Economic Development

Published by EH.NET (October 2003) Joseph E. Inikori, Africans and the Industrial Revolution in England: A Study in International Trade and Economic Development. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. xxi + 576 pp. ?55 or $75 (hardcover), ISBN: 0-521-81193-7; ?19.95 or $29 (paperback), ISBN: 0-521-01079-9. Reviewed for EH.Net by Kevin H. O’Rourke, Department of Economics, Trinity […]

International Trade and Political Institutions: Instituting Trade in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published by EH.NET (July 2002) Fiona McGillivray, Iain McLean, Robert Pahre and Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey, International Trade and Political Institutions: Instituting Trade in the Long Nineteenth Century. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2002. x + 242 pp. $80 (hardback), ISBN: 1-84064-690-X. Reviewed for EH.NET by John V.C. Nye, Department of Economics, Washington University in […]

Jealousy of Trade: International Competition and the Nation-State in Historical Perspective

Published by EH.NET (October 2008) Istvan Hont, Jealousy of Trade: International Competition and the Nation-State in Historical Perspective. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005. xviii + 541 pp. $50 (hardcover), ISBN: 0-674-01038-8. Reviewed for EH.NET by Stephen Meardon, Department of Economics, Bowdoin College. “Why do we need,” asks Istvan Hont in his introduction, “to rediscover […]

Taste, Trade and Technology: The Development of the International Meat Industry since 1840

Published by EH.NET (December 2006) Richard Perren, Taste, Trade and Technology: The Development of the International Meat Industry since 1840. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2006. xi + 285 pp. $100 (cloth), ISBN: 0-7546-3648-8. Reviewed for EH.NET by Lee A. Craig, Department of Economics, North Carolina State University. Roughly an hour’s drive from my home in […]

The Postwar Economic Order: National Reconstruction and International Cooperation

Published by EH.Net (August 2023). Albert O. Hirschman. The Postwar Economic Order: National Reconstruction and International Cooperation. Edited by Michele Alacevich and Pier Francesco Asso. New York: Columbia University Press, 2023. viii + 342 pp. $30.00 (paperback), ISBN 978-0231200592. Reviewed for EH.Net by Richard Pomfret, Adjunct Professor of International Economics at Johns Hopkins University SAIS […]

A New Balance of Payments for the United States, 1790–1919: International Movement of Free and Enslaved People, Funds, Goods and Services

Published by EH.Net (May 2022). Lawrence H. Officer. A New Balance of Payments for the United States, 1790–1919: International Movement of Free and Enslaved People, Funds, Goods and Services. New York: Palgrave Studies in American Economic History, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021. xxxiii + 415 pp. $150 (hardcover or paper), ISBN 978-3-030-66098-7. Reviewed for EH.Net by John […]

Promoting Global Monetary and Financial Stability: The Bank for International Settlements after Bretton Woods, 1973–2020

Published by EH.Net (March 2022). Claudio Borio, Stijn Claessens, Piet Clement, Robert N. McCauley, and Hyun Song Shin, eds. Promoting Global Monetary and Financial Stability: The Bank for International Settlements after Bretton Woods, 1973–2020. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. xviii + 268 pp. $110 (hardback), ISBN 9781108495981. Reviewed for EH.Net by Hugh Rockoff, Department of Economics, Rutgers […]