A History of the Global Economy
1500 to the Present
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- Editor: Joerg Baten, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany
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Why are some parts of the world poor today, while others are rich? At which point in time did they diverge, and what were the reasons? These core questions are addressed in a concise and accessible introduction to global economic development since 1500. Leading economic historians from across the globe provide overviews of major world regions together with global comparison chapters and case studies highlighting key themes, individuals, processes and events. Utilising a set of common developmental indicators, the chapters address crucial issues such as how international trade and migration, institutions and flows of physical and human capital impacted economic growth. Richly illustrated with informative figures, maps, tables and charts, A History of the Global Economy summarises the key economic findings, debates and ideas, and provides students and the interested public with an up-to-date and engaging introduction to the origins and evolution of today's global economy.Read more
- A concise and accessible introduction to global economic development since 1500
- Features an author team of leading experts in economic history across the globe
- Richly interspersed with a range of pedagogical features such as case studies, figures, maps, tables and charts
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'The coverage devoted to developing countries is especially valuable … each chapter gives a reasonable overview of the state of research and current understanding on its region, making this useful as a text for a basic course in world economic history or as reference point for those unfamiliar with a particular region … Highly recommended. General readers through faculty.' J. L. Rosenbloom, Choice
11th Apr 2016 by JohnKomlos
The fact that globalization is a controversial and at the same time one of the most salient subject in academia as well as in policy circles makes this magisterial volume a most significant contribution to understanding the roots, mainsprings, and outlines of the global economy’s development in the very long run. A select group of the top contributors to this literature from around the globe weave a convincing narrative of the cutting-edge research that also includes avant-guard perspectives on numeracy, anthropometric history, inequality, and human capital formation. Exhaustive historic data have been painstakingly unearthed from dusty archives and combined with careful historical and economic analysis in order to buttress our understanding of how we arrived at our globalized world of the 21st century. This collection of masterful studies will definitely transform how you view the past and remain an essential read and not only in economics and history for a very long time to come. John Komlos, Professor Emeritus, University of Munich.
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- Date Published: October 2016
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- isbn: 9781316665343
- contains: 69 b/w illus. 19 maps 22 tables
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Table of Contents
Introduction: a history of the global economy - the 'why' and the 'how' Joerg Baten
1. North-Western Europe Jan Luiten van Zanden
Interlinking chapter 1. The great divergence in the world economy: long-run trends of real income Stephen Broadberry
Highlight article 1.1 International financial regulation and supervision Catherine Schenk
2. Southern, Eastern and Central Europe Joerg Baten
Interlinking chapter 2. The Sputnik shock, the Pisa shock: human capital as a global growth determinant Joerg Baten
Highlight article 2.1 State finances during civil wars Pablo Martin Acena
Highlight article 2.2 Property rights in the Russian Empire Irina Potkina
3. The United States and Canada Price Fishback
Interlinking chapter 3. The Great Depression of the 1930s and the world economic crisis after 2008 Kevin Hjortshøj O'Rourke
Highlight article 3.1 Multi-divisional firms and managerial capitalism Franco Amatori
Highlight article 3.2 Business history and innovation Knut Sogner
Highlight article 3.3 Alfred D. Chandler, Jr: the man behind modern business history Franco Amatori
4. Latin America Luis Bértola and José Ocampo
Interlinking chapter 4. Was there a 'curse of natural resources'? Joerg Baten
Highlight article 4.1 Latin America, 1500–1800: early contact, epidemics and numeracy development Joerg Baten
Highlight article 4.2 The economic consequences of independence in Latin America Salomon Kalmanovitz
5. Japan's long-run growth process in a Eurasian perspective Osamu Saito
Highlight article 5.1 Japanese industry during WWII Tetsuji Okazaki
6. China Debin Ma
Highlight article 6.1 International expositions and East Asia's participation in the modern era Min Ma
Interlinking chapter 5/6. Trade and poverty, 1820–1913: when the Third World fell behind Jeffrey Williamson
7. Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia Rima Ghanem and Joerg Baten
Interlinking chapter 7. Women in global economic history Sarah Carmichael, Selin Dilli and Auke Rijpma
Highlight article 7.1 The imperial expansion of the Ottoman Empire and its cultural determinants Rima Ghanem and Joerg Baten
8. The economic history of South Asia: a survey of quantitative research Tirthankar Roy
Interlinking chapter 8. Human stature as a health indicator in colonial empires Joerg Baten and Kris Inwood
Highlight article 8.1 Did brain-drain from India cause underdevelopment? Numeracy of Indian migrants and the Indian population, seventeenth to twentieth century Joerg Baten
9. Southeast Asia and Australia/New Zealand Martin Shanahan
Highlight article 9.1 Pre-history, ancient and classical periods of Southeast Asia Martin Shanahan
Interlinking chapter 9. Institutional development in world economic history Joerg Baten
10. Sub-saharan Africa Gareth Austin
Highlight article 10.1 Why was Ethiopia not colonized during the late-nineteenth-century 'Scramble for Africa'? Marjolein't Hart
Conclusion Joerg Baten
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