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Routledge Handbook of Major Events in Economic History

Edited by: Randall E. Parker , Robert Whaples

Print publication date:  January  2013
Online publication date:  February  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415677035
eBook ISBN: 9780203067871
Adobe ISBN: 9781135080808

10.4324/9780203067871
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 The Handbook of Major Events in Economic History aims to introduce readers to the important macroeconomic events of the past two hundred years. The chapters endeavour to explain what went on and why during the most significant economic epochs of the nineteenth, twentieth and early twenty-first centuries and how where we are today fits in this historical timeline. Its short chapters reflect the most up-to-date research and are written by well-known economists who are authorities on their subjects.

The Handbook of Major Events in Economic History was written with the intent of presenting the professional consensus in explaining the economics driving these historical events.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Symmetry and repetition Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The banking panic of 1873 Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Gold resumption and the deflation of the 1870s Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Great Merger Wave Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Panic of 1893 Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Panic of 1907 Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The founding of the Federal Reserve System Download PDF
Chapter  8:  World War I Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The classical gold standard Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The 1920S Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The 1929 stock market crash Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Britain's withdrawal from the gold standard Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Great Depression Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The microeconomics of the New Deal during the Great Depression Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The macroeconomic impact of the New Deal Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Monetary policy during the Great Depression Download PDF
Chapter  17:  World War II Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Marshall Plan Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The riots of the 1960s Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The great inflation of the 1970s Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Historical oil shocks Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The 1970S Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The rise and fall of the Bretton Woods System Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Disinflation, 1979–1982 Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The rise of China Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The rise of India Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The bubble burst and stagnation of Japan Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The demise of the Soviet Union Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Development of trade institutions and advent of globalization since the end of World War II Download PDF
Chapter  30:  World hyperinflations Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The financial crisis of 2007–2009 Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Monetary policy in 2008 and beyond 1  Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Retail innovations in American economic history Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Government bailouts Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Government debt, entitlements, and the economy Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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