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Law and the Economy in a Young Democracy

Published by EH.Net (September 2022). Tirthankar Roy and Anand V. Swamy. Law and the Economy in a Young Democracy. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2021. ix + 298 pp. $45 (cloth), ISBN-13: 978-0-226-79900-1. Reviewed for EH.Net by Lakshmi Iyer, Department of Economics, University of Notre Dame.   This book describes the evolution […]

Karl Brunner and Monetarism

Published by EH.Net (August 2022). Thomas Moser and Marcel Savioz, eds. Karl Brunner and Monetarism. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2022. xii + 491 pp. $50 (hardcover), ISBN 978-0262046916. Reviewed by Forrest Capie, Bayes Business School, City, University of London.   Karl Brunner was a distinguished economist and a leading figure in the Monetarist school of […]

Barriers to Growth: English Economic Development from the Norman Conquest to Industrialisation

Published by EH.Net (August 2022). Eric L. Jones. Barriers to Growth: English Economic Development from the Norman Conquest to Industrialisation. Palgrave Macmillan: Palgrave Studies in Economic History, 2020. xii + 153pp. £79.99 (hardback), ISBN 978-3-030-44273-6. Reviewed for EH.Net by Mark Bailey, University of East Anglia.   The causes of the Industrial Revolution are one of […]

Oceans of Grain: How American Wheat Remade the World

Published by EH.Net (August 2022). Scott Reynolds Nelson. Oceans of Grain: How American Wheat Remade the World. New York: Basic Books, 2022. 368 pp. $32 (hardback), ISBN 978-1541646469. Reviewed for EH.Net by Paul Sharp, University of Southern Denmark, CAGE, CEPR   The title of this book is somewhat misleading. When I received it for review, […]

Central America’s Forgotten History: Revolution, Violence, and the Roots of Migration

Published by EH.Net (August 2022). Aviva Chomsky. Central America’s Forgotten History: Revolution, Violence, and the Roots of Migration. Boston: Beacon Press, 2021. 294 pp. $25.95 (paperback), ISBN: 978-0807056486. Reviewed by Jamin Andreas Hübner, LCC International University and University of the People.   It is often disturbing how uncritically economic history tends to treat imperialism and colonialism. […]

Ages of American Capitalism: A History of the United States

Published by EH.Net (August 2022). Jonathan Levy. Ages of American Capitalism: A History of the United States. New York: Penguin Random House, 2021. xxviii + 908 pp. $40 (hardback), ISBN 978-0812995015. Reviewed for EH.Net by Stephen W. Campbell, Department of History, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.   In this highly ambitious work, historian Jonathan Levy […]

France and Germany in the South China Sea, c. 1840-1930: Maritime Competition and Imperial Power

Published by EH.Net (July 2022). Bert Becker. France and Germany in the South China Sea, c. 1840-1930: Maritime Competition and Imperial Power. Paris: Palgrave-MacMillan (Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies), 2021. 484 pp. $149.99 (hardcover), ISBN 978-3-030-52603-0. Reviewed for EH.Net by Hubert Bonin, Sciences Po Bordeaux and BSE-Bordeaux University.   Bert Becker, a history professor in Hong […]

The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells us about the Making of European Commercial Society

Published by EH.Net (July 2022). Francesca Trivellato. The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells us about the Making of European Commercial Society. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. xiv + 405 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0691217383. Reviewed for EH.Net by Arthur Wilson, Finance Department, School of Business, George […]

Arts and Minds: How the Royal Society of Arts Changed a Nation

Published by EH.Net (July 2022). Anton Howes. Arts and Minds: How the Royal Society of Arts Changed a Nation. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2021. 387 pp. £28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-18264-3. Reviewed for EH.Net by Robert Bud, Emeritus Keeper, Science Museum in London.   This ambitious volume is both an institutional history and an […]

Handbook of the History of Money and Currency

Published by EH.Net (July 2022). Stefano Battilossi, Youssef Cassis, and Kazuhiko Yago, eds. Handbook of the History of Money and Currency. Singapore: Springer, 2020. xv + 1,109 pp. $799.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-9811305955. Reviewed for EH.Net by Duncan Connors, DBA Programme, Otago Business School, University of Otago.   When teaching the history of economic thought, I […]