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The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe

The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe
2 Volume Hardback Set

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Part of The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe

Joel Mokyr, Hans-Joachim Voth, George Alter, Gregory Clark, Dan Bogart, Mauricio Derlichman, Oscar Gelderblom, Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, Kevin O'Rourke, Leandro Prados de la Escosura, Guillaume Daudin, Lee Craig, Conceptión García-Iglesias, Tracy Dennison, James Simpson, Stephen Broadberry, Rainer Fremdling, Peter Solar, Regina Grafe, Larry Neal, Richard W. Unger, Şevket Pamluk, Jan Luiten Van Zanden, Paolo Malanima, Bishnupriya Gupta, Debin Ma, Guillaume Daudin, Matthias Morys, Kevin O'Rourke, Albert Carreras, Camilla Josephson, Stephen Broadberry, Giovanni Federico, Alexander Klein, Marc Flandreau, Juan Flores, Clemens Jobst, David Khoudour-Casteras, Carol Leonard, Jonas Ljungberg, Jari Eloranta, Mark Harrison, Albrecht Ritschl, Tobias Straumann, Joan Roses, Nikolaus Wolf, Erik Buyst, Piotr Franaszek, Robert Millward, Joerg Baten, Andrea Boltho, Barry Eichengreen, Nicholas Crafts, Gianni Toniolo, Stefan Houpt, Pedro Lains, Lennart Schön, Stefano Battilossi, James Foreman-Peck, Gerhard Kling, Dudley Baines, Neil Cummins, Max-Stephan Schulze
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  • Date Published: September 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9780521199179

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  • Unlike existing textbooks on the economic history of modern Europe, which offer a country-by-country approach, The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe rethinks Europe's economic history since 1700 as unified and pan-European, with material organised by topic rather than by country. The first volume is centred on the transition to modern economic growth, which first occurred in Britain before spreading to other parts of western Europe by 1870, whilst the second tracks Europe's economic history through three major phases since 1870. Each chapter is written by an international team of authors who cover the three major regions of northern Europe, southern Europe, and central and eastern Europe. The two volumes together provide a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the key themes in modern economic history from trade, urbanisation, economic growth and business cycles to sectoral developments, and population and living standards.

    • Sets European economic development within a comparative, pan-European framework with material organised by topic rather than by country
    • Numerous charts and tables to make the subject accessible to both history and economics students
    • Each chapter is written by an international team of historians and economists who are experts in their field
    • Focusing on major themes and the key sectors of agriculture, industry and services, the book covers everything the student needs to know about the economic history of the period
    • Cross-referencing between chapters and volumes highlights links between countries and themes
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    "I strongly recommend this book to readers. It is first a magnificent, unequalled introduction to European economic history. Furthermore it is a plea for the development of not only comparative but also quantitative economic history. It is finally a splendid synthesis exercise, which aims at presenting a cultured audience with the lessons drawn from advanced research in the field of historical economics and/or econometric history devoted to Europe from the eighteenth century to the present day, using clear and understandable terms." -EH.Net

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    • Date Published: September 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521199179
    • dimensions: 254 x 180 x 45 mm
    • weight: 1.92kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Introduction
    Part I. Aggregate Growth and Cycles:
    1. Understanding growth in Europe, 1700–1870: theory and evidence Joel Mokyr and Hans-Joachim Voth
    2. The demographic transition and human capital George Alter and Gregory Clark
    3. State and private institutions Dan Bogart, Mauricio Drelichman, Oscar Gelderblom and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal
    4. Trade and empire Kevin H. O'Rourke, Leandro Prados de la Escosura and Guillaume Daudin
    5. Business cycles Lee Craig and Concepción García-Iglesias
    Part II. Sectoral Analysis:
    6. Agriculture Tracy Dennison and James Simpson
    7. Industry Stephen Broadberry, Rainer Fremdling and Peter Solar
    8. The services sector Regina Grafe, Larry Neal and Richard W. Unger
    Part III. Living Standards:
    9. Standards of living Şevket Pamuk and Jan Luiten Van Zanden
    10. Urbanization Paolo Malanima
    11. Europe in an Asian mirror: the Great Divergence Bishnupriya Gupta and Debin Ma. Volume 2: Introduction
    Part I. Before the First World War:
    1. Globalization, 1870–1914 Guillaume Daudin, Matthias Morys and Kevin H. O'Rourke
    2. Aggregate growth, 1870–1914: growing at the production frontier Albert Carreras and Camilla Josephson
    3. Sectoral developments, 1870–1914 Stephen Broadberry, Giovanni Federico and Alexander Klein
    4. Business cycles, 1870–1914 Marc Flandreau, Juan Flores, Clemens Jobst and David Khoudour-Casteras
    5. Population and living standards, 1870–1914 Carol Leonard and Jonas Ljungberg
    Part II. The World Wars and the Interwar Period:
    6. War and disintegration, 1914–50 Jari Eloranta and Mark Harrison
    7. Business cycles and economic policy, 1914–45 Albrecht Ritschl and Tobias Straumann
    8. Aggregate growth, 1913–50 Joan R. Roses and Nikolaus Wolf
    9. Sectoral developments, 1914–45 Erik Buyst and Piotr Franaszek
    10. Population and living standards, 1914–45 Robert Millward and Joerg Baten
    Part III. From the Second World War to the Present:
    11. The economic impact of European integration Barry Eichengreen and Andrea Boltho
    12. Aggregate growth, 1950–2005 Nicholas Crafts and Gianni Toniolo
    13. Sectoral developments, 1945–2000 Stefan Houpt, Pedro Lains and Lennart Schön
    14. Business cycles and economic policy, 1945–2007 Stefano Battilossi, James Foreman-Peck and Gerhard Kling
    15. Population and living standards, 1945–2005 Dudley Baines, Neil Cummins and Max-Stephan Schulze.

  • Editors

    Stephen Broadberry, University of Warwick

    Kevin H. O'Rourke, Trinity College, Dublin

    Contributors

    Joel Mokyr, Hans-Joachim Voth, George Alter, Gregory Clark, Dan Bogart, Mauricio Derlichman, Oscar Gelderblom, Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, Kevin O'Rourke, Leandro Prados de la Escosura, Guillaume Daudin, Lee Craig, Conceptión García-Iglesias, Tracy Dennison, James Simpson, Stephen Broadberry, Rainer Fremdling, Peter Solar, Regina Grafe, Larry Neal, Richard W. Unger, Şevket Pamluk, Jan Luiten Van Zanden, Paolo Malanima, Bishnupriya Gupta, Debin Ma, Guillaume Daudin, Matthias Morys, Kevin O'Rourke, Albert Carreras, Camilla Josephson, Stephen Broadberry, Giovanni Federico, Alexander Klein, Marc Flandreau, Juan Flores, Clemens Jobst, David Khoudour-Casteras, Carol Leonard, Jonas Ljungberg, Jari Eloranta, Mark Harrison, Albrecht Ritschl, Tobias Straumann, Joan Roses, Nikolaus Wolf, Erik Buyst, Piotr Franaszek, Robert Millward, Joerg Baten, Andrea Boltho, Barry Eichengreen, Nicholas Crafts, Gianni Toniolo, Stefan Houpt, Pedro Lains, Lennart Schön, Stefano Battilossi, James Foreman-Peck, Gerhard Kling, Dudley Baines, Neil Cummins, Max-Stephan Schulze

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