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The London Stock Exchange: A History

Published by EH.NET (August 2000) Ranald C. Michie, The London Stock Exchange: A History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. xiii + 672 pp. $110 (cloth), ISBN: 0-19-829508-1. Reviewed for EH.NET by Larry Neal, Department of Economics, University of Illinois. Among financial historians, it is now commonplace to regard the emergence of today’s global capital market […]

Living with the Century

Published by EH.NET (August 2000) Alec Cairncross, Living with the Century. Fife: iynx, 1998. xvi + 320 pp. $50 (cloth), ISBN: 0-9535413-0-4. Reviewed for EH.NET by Neil Rollings, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, and Department of Economic and Social History, University of Glasgow. Before I start this review I should make it clear that […]

Europe in the International Economy, 1500-2000

Published by EH.NET (August 2000) Derek H. Aldcroft and Anthony Sutcliffe, editors, Europe in the International Economy, 1500-2000, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 1999. xi + 289 pp. $90 (cloth), ISBN: 1-85898-670-2. Reviewed for EH.NET by Karl Gunnar Persson, Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen. This volume carries an endorsement on the book jacket by Peter […]

Globalization and History: The Evolution of a Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Economy

Published by EH.NET (August 2000) Kevin H. O’Rourke and Jeffrey G. Williamson. Globalization and History: The Evolution of a Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Economy. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999. xii + 343 pp. $47.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-262-15049-2. Reviewed for EH.NET by Marvin McInnis, Department of Economics, Queen’s University, Canada. For almost a decade Jeffrey Williamson, in collaboration […]

From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State: Fraternal Societies and Social Services, 1890-1967

Published by EH.NET (August 1, 2000) David T. Beito, From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State: Fraternal Societies and Social Services, 1890-1967. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000. xv + 320 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN: 0-8078-2531-x; $24.95 (paper), ISBN: 0-8078-4841-7. Reviewed for EH.NET by J. C. Herbert Emery, Department of Economics, University of […]

The Japanese Economic System and Its Historical Origins

Published by EH.NET (August 1, 2000) ? Tetsuji Okazaki and Masahiro Okuno-Fujiwara, editors, The Japanese Economic System and Its Historical Origins. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. x + 294 pp. $78 (cloth), ISBN: 0-19-828901-4 Reviewed for EH.NET by Jennifer Frankl, Department of Economics, Williams College. This book is the result of a joint research project […]

Growth, Inequality and Globalization: Theory, History and Policy

Published by EH.NET (July 1, 2000) Philippe Aghion and Jeffrey C. Williamson, Growth, Inequality and Globalization: Theory, History and Policy. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. viii + 207, $49.95 (cloth), ISBN: 0-521-65070-4; $17.95 (paperback), ISBN: 0-521-65910-8 Reviewed for EH.NET by John R. Hanson, Department of Economics, Texas A&M University. This volume contains […]

Essays on the Great Depression

Published by EH.NET (July 1, 2000) Ben S. Bernanke, Essays on the Great Depression Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000. vii + 310 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-691-01698-4. Reviewed for EH.NET by Robert A. Margo, Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University. For many years, economic research on the origins and persistence of the Great Depression bore a […]

Market Education: The Unknown History

Published by EH.NET (July 1, 2000) Andrew J. Coulson, Market Education: The Unknown History, New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1999, x + 471 pp. $24.95 (paperback), 1-7658-0496-4, $24.95, $54.95 (cloth), 1-56000-408-8. Reviewed for EH.NET by Martin West, Worcester College, Oxford University. Each year more evidence is published indicating the persistence of vast inequalities within the […]