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Reputation and International Cooperation: Sovereign Debt across Three Centuries

Published by EH.NET (February 2008) Michael Tomz, Reputation and International Cooperation: Sovereign Debt across Three Centuries. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007. xxi + 299 pp. $60 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-691-12930-3. Reviewed for EH.NET by Kim Oosterlinck, Solvay Business School, Universit? Libre de Bruxelles. In view of the sovereign nature of their issuer, and in the […]

Die Kreditbanken in der Gr?nderzeit

Published by EH.NET (February 2008) Carsten Burhop, Die Kreditbanken in der Gr?nderzeit. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2004. 279 pp. ?38 (paperback), ISBN: 3-515-08413-4. Reviewed for EH.NET by Timothy W. Guinnane, Department of Economics, Yale University. Ever since their appearance in the 1850s, Germany?s large, universal banks have been the object of admiration, fascination, and sometimes […]

From Foot Soldier to Finance Minister: Takahashi Korekiyo, Japan’s Keynes

Published by EH.NET (February 2008) Richard J. Smethurst, From Foot Soldier to Finance Minister: Takahashi Korekiyo, Japan’s Keynes. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2007. xiv + 377 pp. $45 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-674-02601-8. Reviewed for EH.NET by Michael Schiltz, Department of Oriental and Slavonic Studies, University of Leuven. Contrary to what could be expected from the […]

Origins of American Health Insurance: A History of Industrial Sickness Funds

Published by EH.NET (February 2008) John E. Murray, Origins of American Health Insurance: A History of Industrial Sickness Funds. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007. xiv + 313 pp. $40 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-300-12091-2. Reviewed for EH.NET by Melissa A. Thomasson, Department of Economics, Miami University. The first serious attempt at promoting compulsory, government-sponsored health insurance […]

John Maynard Keynes and International Relations: Economic Paths to War and Peace

Published by EH.NET (February 2008) Donald Markwell, John Maynard Keynes and International Relations: Economic Paths to War and Peace. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. xv + 320 pp. $85 (hardcover), ISBN: 0-19-829236-8. Reviewed for EH.Net by Michael S. Lawlor, Department of Economics, Wake Forest University. This book will be of interest to economists in general, […]

Remaking U.S. Trade Policy: From Protectionism to Globalization

Published by EH.NET (January 2008) Nitsan Chorev, Remaking U.S. Trade Policy: From Protectionism to Globalization. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2007. xii + 242 pp. $42.50 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-8014-4575-0. Reviewed for EH.NET by Douglas A. Irwin, Department of Economics, Dartmouth College. In recent years, political scientists (such as I. M. Destler, Sharyn O’Halloran and Michael Hiscox), […]

Thomas F. Walsh: Progressive Businessman and Colorado Mining Tycoon

Published by EH.NET (December 2007) John C. Stewart, Thomas F. Walsh: Progressive Businessman and Colorado Mining Tycoon. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, 2007. xv + 230 pp. $35 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-87081-870-7. Reviewed for EH.NET by Joshua C. Hall, Department of Economics and Management, Beloit College. This book is a biography of one of Colorado’s […]

Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction

Published by EH.NET (November 2007) Thomas K. McCraw, Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007. xi + 719 pp. $35 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-674-02523-3. Reviewed for EH.NET by Richard N. Langlois, Department of Economics, University of Connecticut. At the beginning of his long-awaited new biography of Joseph Schumpeter, Thomas […]

Pioneers of Financial Economics: Volume 2, Twentieth-Century Contributions

Published by EH.NET (October 2007) Geoffrey Poitras, editor, Pioneers of Financial Economics: Volume 2, Twentieth-Century Contributions. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK, 2007. x + 244 pp. $130 (cloth), ISBN: 978-1-84542-382-7. Reviewed for EH.NET by Ramon P. DeGennaro, Department of Finance, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Pioneers of Financial Economics: Volume 2 is arranged in three parts. Part […]

Sustainability or Collapse? An Integrated History and Future of People on Earth

Published by EH.NET (October 2007) Robert Costanza, Lisa J. Graumlich, and Will Steffen, editors, Sustainability or Collapse? An Integrated History and Future of People on Earth. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007. xvi + 495 pp. $38 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-262-03366-4. Reviewed for EH.NET by Philip R. P. Coelho, Department of Economics, Ball State University. This book […]