Historians and economists will find here what their fields have in common - the movement since the 1950s known variously as 'cliometrics', 'economic history', or 'historical economics'. A leading figure in the movement, Donald McCloskey, has compiled, with the help of George Hersh and a panel of distinguished advisors, a highly comprehensive bibliography of historical economics covering the period up until 1980. The book will be useful to all economic historians, as well as quantitative historians, applied economists, historical demographers, business historians, national income accountants, and social historians.
Introduction; 1. Collections, textbooks, and sources; 2. Method; 3. Demography; 4. National accounts; 5. Economic growth; 6. Transportation; 7. Commodity production and industrial organization; 8. Services and consumer demand; 9. Agriculture; 10. International finance and investment; 11. Financial markets; 12. Price indices, inflation, and the money supply; 13. Foreign trade; 14. Technology; 15. Labor supply; 16. Regional and urban studies; 17. Government and politics; Alphabetical listings.