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Orderly Change: International Monetary Relations since Bretton Woods

Published by EH.NET (September 2008) David M. Andrews, editor, Orderly Change: International Monetary Relations since Bretton Woods. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2008. xii + 245 pp. $50 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-8014-7399-9. Reviewed for EH.NET by Lawrence H. Officer, Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago. Orderly Change (a wonderful title!) is edited by David […]

Power and Plenty: Trade, War and the World Economy in the Second Millennium

Published by EH.NET (August 2008) Ronald Findlay and Kevin H. O?Rourke, Power and Plenty: Trade, War and the World Economy in the Second Millennium. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008. xxvi + 619 pp. $39.50 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-691-11854-3. Reviewed for EH.NET by ?evket Pamuk, London School of Economics and Bogazi?i-Bosphorus University. Ronald Findlay of Columbia University […]

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 […]

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), […]

Pricing Theory, Financing of International Organisations and Monetary History

Published by EH.NET (November 2007) Lawrence H. Officer, Pricing Theory, Financing of International Organisations and Monetary History. London: Routledge, 2007. xii + 324 pp. $135 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-415-77065-1. Reviewed for EH.NET by Richard Sylla, Department of Economics, Stern School of Business, New York University. “As they contemplate mortality and immortality,” the late Charles Kindleberger (1985, […]

War, Wine, and Taxes: The Political Economy of Anglo-French Trade, 1689-1900

Published by EH.NET (October 2007) John V.C. Nye, War, Wine, and Taxes: The Political Economy of Anglo-French Trade, 1689-1900. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007. xvi + 174 pp. $30 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-691-12917-4. Reviewed for EH.NET by Gordon Bannerman, London School of Economics. As befits the occupant of the prestigious Frederic Bastiat Chair in Political […]

Market Services and the Productivity Race, 1850-2000: British Performance in International Perspective

Published by EH.NET (June 2007) Stephen Broadberry, Market Services and the Productivity Race, 1850-2000: British Performance in International Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. xvii + 409 pp. $95 (cloth), ISBN: 0-521-86718-5. Reviewed for EH.NET by Alex Field, Department of Economics, Santa Clara University. As I was preparing this review of Stephen Broadberry’s latest book, […]

Monetary Theory and Bretton Woods: The Construction of an International Monetary Order

Published by EH.NET (June 2007) Filippo Cesarano, Monetary Theory and Bretton Woods: The Construction of an International Monetary Order. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. xiii + 248 pp. $80 (hardback), ISBN: 0-521-86759-2. Reviewed for EH.NET by John H. Wood, Department of Economics, Wake Forest University. This is a timely thought-provoking account by a central banker […]