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A Social History of Soviet Trade: Trade Policy, Retail Practices, and Consumption, 1917-53

Published by EH.NET (January 2005) Julie Hessler, A Social History of Soviet Trade: Trade Policy, Retail Practices, and Consumption, 1917-53. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004. xvi + 366 pp. $39.50 (hardcover), ISBN: 0-691-11492-7 Reviewed for EH.NET by Valery Lazarev, Department of Economics, University of Houston. Trade is as central to the history of market economies, […]

Encyclopedia of Tariffs and Trade in U.S. History

Published by EH.NET (January 2006) ? Cynthia Clark Northrup and Elaine C. Prange Turney, editors, Encyclopedia of Tariffs and Trade in U.S. History. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003. lvi + 1631 pp. (five volumes), $345 (hardcover), ISBN: 0-313-32789-0. Reviewed for EH.NET by Stephen Meardon, Department of Economics, Williams College. Each of the three volumes of […]

The Limits of Protectionism: Building Coalitions for Free Trade

Published by EH.NET (December 2004) Michael Lusztig, The Limits of Protectionism: Building Coalitions for Free Trade. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004. xvi + 272 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN: 0-8229-5843-0. Reviewed for EH.NET by Anthony Patrick O’Brien, Department of Economics, Lehigh University. George Akerlof once remarked that the problem with macroeconomics is that in half […]

Trade Secrets: Intellectual Piracy and the Origins of American Industrial Power

Published by EH.NET (October 2004) Doron S. Ben-Atar, Trade Secrets: Intellectual Piracy and the Origins of American Industrial Power. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004. xxi + 281 pp. $38 (cloth), ISBN: 0-300-10006-x. Reviewed for EH.NET by David Jeremy, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School. Intellectual property, a vast and intensively-contested terrain in the twenty-first century […]

Reluctant Partners: A History of Multilateral Trade Cooperation, 1850-2000

Published by EH.NET (September 2004) Andrew Brown, Reluctant Partners: A History of Multilateral Trade Cooperation, 1850-2000. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2003. xiii + 254 pp. $49.50 (hardcover), ISBN: 0-472-11305-4. Reviewed for EH.NET by Susan Ariel Aaronson, Kenan Institute, Kenan Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina. As this review was written, the Doha […]

Globalisation? Internationalisation and Monopoly Capitalism: Historical Processes and Capitalist Dynamism

Bob Milward, Globalisation? Internationalisation and Monopoly Capitalism: Historical Processes and Capitalist Dynamism. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2003. xii + 198 pp. $85/?55.00 (hardback), ISBN: 1-84064-869-4. Reviewed for EH.NET by Paul Benneworth, Institute for Policy and Practise, Newcastle University. In the UK, there is a very famous advertisement for a proprietary wood treatment product, with a […]

A Trading Nation: Canadian Trade Policy from Colonialism to Globalization

Published by EH.NET (August 2004) Michael Hart, A Trading Nation: Canadian Trade Policy from Colonialism to Globalization. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2002. xv + 556 pp. $29.95 (paperback), ISBN: 0-7748-0895-0. Reviewed for EH.NET by Bill Marr, Department of Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Michael Hart of Carleton University has written an […]

Ideology and the International Economy: The Decline and Fall of Bretton Woods

Published by EH.NET (August 2004) Robert Leeson, Ideology and the International Economy: The Decline and Fall of Bretton Woods. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2003. xii + 242 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN: 1-4039-0370-0. Reviewed for EH.NET by Peter B. Kenen, Department of Economics, Princeton University. Robert Leeson is Associate Professor in Economics at Murdoch University in […]

Customs and Excise: Trade, Production, and Consumption in England, 1640-1845

Published by EH.NET (July 2004) William J. Ashworth, Customs and Excise: Trade, Production, and Consumption in England, 1640-1845. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. xiii + 396 pp. $85 (hardcover), ISBN: 0-19-925921-6. Reviewed for EH.NET by Paul Carvajal, Department of History, University College London. This is an ambitious book with a wide scope both thematically […]

International Financial History in the Twentieth Century: System and Anarchy

Published by EH.NET (March 2004) ? Marc Flandreau, Carl-Ludwig Holtfrerich, and Harold James, editors, International Financial History in the Twentieth Century: System and Anarchy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. x + 278 pp. $60 (cloth), ISBN 0-521-81995-4. Reviewed for EH.NET by Joseph R. Mason, Department of Finance, Drexel University. This book, while not always fun […]