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Civil Happiness: Economics and Human Flourishing in Historical Perspective

Published by EH.NET (March 2007) Luigino Bruni, Civil Happiness: Economics and Human Flourishing in Historical Perspective. New York: Routledge, 2006. xv + 169 pp. $135 (hardcover), ISBN: 0-415-32628-1. Reviewed for EH.NET by Edd Noell, Department of Economics, Westmont College Economists, along with psychologists, sociologists, and neuroscientists, are at the forefront of modern research on happiness […]

New Voices on Adam Smith

Published by EH.NET (March 2007) Leonidas Montes and Eric Schliesser, editors, New Voices on Adam Smith. London: Routledge, 2006. xxi + 364 pp. $145 (cloth), ISBN: 0-415-35696-2. Reviewed for EH.NET by Jeffrey T. Young, Department of Economics, St. Lawrence University. George Stigler began his banquet speech at the Glasgow University bicentennial of the publication of […]

Paul Samuelson: On Being an Economist

Published by EH.NET (March 2007) Michael Szenberg, Aron Gottesman, and Lall Ramrattan, Paul Samuelson: On Being an Economist. New York: Jorge Pinto Books, 2005. xiii + 149 pp. $20 (paperback), ISBN: 0-9742615-3-X. Reviewed for EH.NET by J. Daniel Hammond, Department of Economics, Wake Forest University. This slim volume is in Jorge Pinto’s Working Biography series, […]

Economics in Russia: Studies in Intellectual History.

120 1024×768 Normal 0 false false false EN-US ZH-CN AR-SA Published by EH.NET (May 2009) Vincent Barnett and Joachim Zweynert, editors, Economics in Russia: Studies in Intellectual History. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2008. xviii + 198 pp. $100 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-7546-6149-8 Reviewed for EH.NET by Warren J. Samuels, Department of Economics, Michigan State University. ? This […]

On Classical Economics

Published by EH.NET (February 2007) Thomas Sowell, _On Classical Economics_. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006. ix + 304 pp. $35 (cloth), ISBN: 0-300-11316-1. Reviewed for EH.NET by John Berdell, Department of Economics, DePaul University. Thomas Sowell’s _On Classical Economics_ forms a remarkably integrated whole given that major parts appeared independently in the 1970’s while […]

Adam Smith’s Moral Philosophy: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective on Markets, Law, Ethics, and Culture

Published by EH.NET (January 2007) Jerry Evensky, Adam Smith’s Moral Philosophy: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective on Markets, Law, Ethics, and Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. xi + 331 pp. $75 (cloth), ISBN: 0-521-85247-1. Reviewed for EH.NET by Sasan Fayazmanesh, Department of Economics, California State University, Fresno. Books dealing with the history of economic […]

Stalin’s Terror Revisited

Published by EH.NET (January 2007) ? Melanie Ilic, editor, Stalin’s Terror Revisited. Houndmills, UK: Palgrave, 2006. xviii + 263 pp. ?45 (hardcover), ISBN: 1-4039-4705-8. Reviewed for EH.NET by Vincent Barnett, Creative Arts, Technology and Science, Bedfordshire University. Melanie Ilic is an experienced scholar, having previously edited Women in the Stalin Era and Women in the […]

A Deus ex Machina Revisited: Atlantic Colonial Trade and European Economic Development

Published by EH.NET (January 2007) ? P.C. Emmer, O. P?tr?-Grenouilleau and J.V. Roitman, editors, A Deus ex Machina Revisited: Atlantic Colonial Trade and European Economic Development. Leiden: Brill, 2006. xxix + 358 pp. $134 (cloth), ISBN: 90-04-15102-8. Reviewed for EH.NET by Stanley L. Engerman, Departments of Economics and History, University of Rochester. These fourteen essays, […]

Globalization and Its Enemies

Published by EH.NET (December 2006) Daniel Cohen, Globalization and Its Enemies. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006. ix + 192 pp. $28 (cloth), ISBN: 0-262-03350-X. Reviewed for EH.NET by John R. Hanson, Department of Economics, Texas A&M University. This book is authored by the well-known French economist Daniel Cohen, a professor at the Ecole Normale Superieure […]

La Compa??a de Tranv?as de La Coru?a, 1901-2005: Redes de transporte local

Published by EH.NET (December 2006) Alberte Mart?nez, Carlos Pi?eiro and Carlos Velasco, La Compa??a de Tranv?as de La Coru?a, 1901-2005: Redes de transporte local. Madrid: LID, 2006. 370 pp. ?24 (paperback), ISBN: 84-88717-95-4. Reviewed for EH.NET by Jes?s Mir?s-Araujo, Department of Applied Economics I, University of La Coru?a (Spain). Industrialization’s second wave brought the development […]