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Anticipating The Wealth of Nations: The Selected Works of Anders Chydenius (1729-1803)

Published by EH.Net (November 2012) Maren Jonasson and Pertti Hyttinen, editors, Anticipating The Wealth of Nations: The Selected Works of Anders Chydenius (1729-1803). Translated from the original by Peter C. Hogg. London: Routledge, 2012. xxv + 382 pp. $130 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-415-55133-5. Reviewed for EH.Net by Jari Eloranta, Department of History, Appalachian State University. ?Freedom […]

Economists in the Americas

Published by EH.Net (January 2012) Ver?nica Montecinos and John Markoff, editors, Economists in the Americas. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2009. xx + 341 pp. $155 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-1-84542-043-7. Reviewed for EH.Net by Mauro Boianovsky, Department of Economics, Universidade de Bras?lia. Largely thanks to Bob Coats?s (1924-2007) pioneering studies about the sociology and professionalization of economics, […]

The Decline of Jute: Managing Industrial Decline

Published by EH.Net (January 2012) Jim Tomlinson, Carlo Morelli and Valerie Wright, The Decline of Jute: Managing Industrial Decline.? London: Pickering and Chatto, 2011.? xiii + 219 pp. $99 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-1-84893-124-4. Reviewed for EH.Net by Gordon Stewart, Department of History, Michigan State University. This superb book deserves to be considered for a prize. It […]

Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street

Published by EH.NET (July 2011) Tomas Sedlacek, Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street.? New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. xii + 335 pp. $28 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-19-976720-5. Reviewed for EH.Net by Robert H. Nelson, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland. Economics of Good and Evil […]

Reconceptualizing the Industrial Revolution

Published by EH.NET (July 2011) Jeff Horn, Leonard N. Rosenband and Merritt Roe Smith, editors, Reconceptualizing the Industrial Revolution.? Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010.? ix + 366 pp. $24 (paperback), ISBN: 978-0-262-51562-7. Reviewed for EH.Net by Eric Jones, La Trobe University (emeritus). This book reminds me of old introductory Great Powers courses that, week by […]

The Illusion of Free Markets: Punishment and the Myth of Natural Order

Published by EH.NET (April 2011) Bernard E. Harcourt, The Illusion of Free Markets: Punishment and the Myth of Natural Order. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011. 328 pp. $30 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-674-05726-5. Reviewed for EH.Net by Daniel J. D’Amico, Department of Economics, Loyola University (New Orleans). ??? The Illusion of Free Markets is a fascinating […]

Francis Ysidro Edgeworth: A Portrait with Family and Friends

Published by EH.NET (August 2010) Lluis Barb?, Francis Ysidro Edgeworth: A Portrait with Family and Friends. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2010.? xxxvi + 291 pp. $150 (hardback), ISBN: 978-1-84844-716 5. Reviewed for EH.NET by Warren J. Samuels, Department of Economics, Michigan State University. Introduction A glance at the subtitle of this book — A Portrait […]

Elgar Companion to Adam Smith

Published by EH.NET (August 2010) Jeffrey T. Young, editor, Elgar Companion to Adam Smith. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2009.? xxv + 374 pp. $215 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-1-84542-019-2. Reviewed for EH.Net by Jonathan B. Wight, Department of Economics, University of Richmond. ? The Elgar Companion to Adam Smith contains a set of papers by outstanding scholars, […]

The World of Private Banking

Published by EH.NET (June 2010) Youssef Cassis and Philip Cottrell, editors, The World of Private Banking. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2009.? xxv + 302 pp.? $115 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-1-85928-432-2. Reviewed for EH.NET by Peter Austin, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, St. Edward?s University. ? Occasionally, one has the chance to look simultaneously at something historical and […]

Triumph of the South: A Regional Economic History of Early Twentieth Century Britain

Published by EH.NET (October 2009) Peter Scott, Triumph of the South: A Regional Economic History of Early Twentieth Century Britain. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2007. xiv + 324 pp. ?65 (cloth), ISBN: 978-1-84014-613-4. Reviewed for EH.NET by Peter Wardley, Department of History, University of the West of England, Bristol. In the Triumph of the South, Peter […]