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  Economic history - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Economic history is the study of economic change, and of economic phenomena in the past.
Economic history is undertaken using both historical methods and the application of economic theory.
The term cliometrics (a reference to Clio, the Muse of history) is used to describe the application of econometric techniques to the study of economic history.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Economic_history   (328 words)

 Economic History
The History Mechanics - New classification of an economic crisis: stagflation and overproduction.
History of Economic Thought - A repository of links and information on the history of economic thought, from the ancient times until the modern day, designed for those interested in learning about economics from a historical perspective.
History of the Eighties - Lessons for the Future - A study prepared by the FDIC's Division of Research and Statistics presents a detailed analysis of the complex combination of causes that led to the extraordinary number of bank failures in the 1980s and early 1990s.
www.inomics.com /cgi/econdir?path=Science/Social_Sciences/Economics/Economic_History   (1676 words)

 Economic History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Economic Historians have not done much work in the study of Nigeria's indigenous economic systems before the advent of the British economic imperialists, this is perhaps due to paucity of information.
It the defunct Communist Russian, most of the pre-1917 histories were rejected as unit for schools and universities and from 1945 the Russian Government and other communist countries began to lay greater emphasis on the study of economic history.
The term economic history may be employed in two quite different senses: it may mean the study of the material progress of man: of man's effort to supply his material wants; to provide himself with the elementary necessities of food, clothing and shelter.
www2.hu-berlin.de /orient/nae/econhist.htm   (3508 words)

 American Economic History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
American Economic History is a collection of 15 studies of the economic development of the United States from about 1800 to the late 1950s, written by 20 prominent and diverse 20th century thinkers.
Schlesinger called "Ideas and the Economic Process." In it, he claims that the contribution to our unprecedented growth by the "unfettered individual," the "genius" personage of the American businessman, has been exaggerated, while the roles of public policy and the influx of ideas and capital from abroad have been diminished.
Topics include fiscal policy, the economic impact of war, population and immigration, patterns of unemployment, transportation, the development of unions, and agriculture.
www.beardbooks.com /american_economic_history.html   (905 words)

 Category:Economic history - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The main article for this category is Economic history.
Economic history is included in JEL classification codes:
The President's Economic Mission to Germany and Austria
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Economic_history   (89 words)

 Economic History - National Economies and the Global Economy
The need for a larger economic base was closely linked with Japanese conceptions of coming wars, the effect of the great depression and a rise in anti-Japanese feeling in China.
Economic development is conducive to democratisation but is not sufficient for its achievement.
For while economic growth provides people with the spare time and resources to partake in politics and also creates the demand for it, it does not automatically ensure democratisation takes place.
www.historyorb.com /economic   (383 words)

 U.S. Economic History
This course in U.S. Economic History involves study of the role of economic processes (including class processes) in shaping the history of the United States of America, viewed in social scientific terms as a social formation of complexly interacting political, economic, cultural, and environmental processes.
In exploring economic history, the course will explore several, sometimes intersecting, periods of history defined in terms of class processes that prevailed in certain regions of the USA at the time.
By analyzing these and other issues in the context of historical change and economic growth, students will be in a stronger position to understand the contemporary U.S. social formation and the possibilities for change in the future of that social formation.
www.mtholyoke.edu /courses/sgabriel/american_history.htm   (569 words)

 Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal: Economic History
History is full of natural experiments--some weird tax is passed, a war is fought, a new regulation is imposed.
Economics 210b is being taught this spring by Barry Eichengreen in collaboration with Professor Ian McLean, who is visiting the Economics Department from the University of Adelaide.
Friedman argues that whenever the wheels of economic growth stop—-in the sense not even of a depression but just of stagnation--political democracy, individual liberty, and social tolerance are greatly at risk even in countries where they are well established, and even in countries where by any standard the absolute level of material prosperity remains high.
delong.typepad.com /sdj/economic_history/index.html   (14147 words)

 BUBL LINK: Economic history
Extensive exploration of the history of economic theory, where information is arranged according to schools of economic thought such as thematic, neo-classical, political, or alternative, or alphabetically by theorist.
Tables of contents from this journal which concentrates on monetary theory, fiscal policy, labour economics, planning and development, micro and macroeconomic theory, international trade and finance, industrial organisation, the history of economic thought, and social economics.
Examines the trade history of Native Americans of the southwest through photographs from the special collections of the university's Cline Library, maps of Indian territories, and oral histories from Native American and white traders and residents who interacted with the Navaho.
bubl.ac.uk /link/e/economichistory.htm   (645 words)

 Economic History Initiative
Both theorists and applied economists are becoming increasingly interested in the development and impact of institutions, and economic history provides the ideal laboratory for economists interested in such issues.
The aim of the Economic History Initiative is to facilitate interaction between quantitative economic historians and the rest of the economics profession in Europe.
The coordinators of the Economic History Initiative are Stephen Broadberry and Kevin O'Rourke.
www.cepr.org /research/Initiatives/EH.htm   (280 words)

 An Early History of Economic Institutions of Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
One important tenet is that fundamental economic institutional changes operate across, and frequently in disregard of, political boundaries.
The story is traced from the pre-capitalist period through the foundations of capitalism and its early states, to the point in which it become dominant in the first part of the twentieth century.
First published in 1933, this volume was penned by the late economist Nussbaum for the purpose of bringing the main ideas of the economic history of Europe propounded by Werner Sombart in his three-volume Der Moderne Kapitalismus (Munich and Leipzig, 1916-1927) to an American audience.
www.beardbooks.com /an_early_history_of_the_economic_institutions_of_europe.html   (621 words)

 History | The WWW Virtual Library
The History of Art Virtual Library is a collection of links relating to Art History and computer applications in Art History.
The Labour History section of the WWW Virtual Library, part of the WWW VL History Network, is maintained by the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, since October 1996.
The main purposes of this virtual library are to list women's history institutions and organizations, locate archival and library collections, and provide links to Internet resources on women's history.
vlib.org /History   (690 words)

 FDIC: FYI - U.S. Home Prices: Does Bust Always Follow Boom?
This association between localized economic stress and a home price bust is best illustrated in the case of the oil patch cities during the mid-1980s.
The economic stress resulting from the decline in oil prices is evident in the intermittent job loss and population outflows that characterized the oil patch cities until 1989.
Based on our sense of economic history, it seems that while significant economic distress may be a "necessary condition" for sizeable home price declines to occur, a prior home price boom may not be.
www.fdic.gov /bank/analytical/fyi/2005/021005fyi.html   (4190 words)

 Conferences on economic history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This conference, jointly organised by UWE's Regional History Centre and the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, explores the interplay between historical concepts of regional identity and their representational expression in the visual arts.
Between the Late Middle Ages and the end of the 18th century, fiscal system played an important role in Europe in the life of cities, communities, states and the class of great landowners which, depending on the cases, exercised the rights of public law over the land under their control.
The Datini Institute intends to call the attention of scholars to the economic role that the members of this fundamental structure for the survival and growth of society had in safeguarding groups of individuals linked by bonds of marriage, blood and/or affinity.
www.history.ac.uk /conferences/economic.html   (2942 words)

 HistoryOrb.com - Articles, Papers & Today in History
Our today in history archives are comprised of 200,000+ important events, famous birthdays and famous deaths from the past two thousand years.
Economics has an immediate and long-term impact on individuals, countries and inter-state relations.
Since European settlement began in Latin America its history has been littered with attempts by its indigenous people and the poor to improve their standards of living.
www.historyorb.com   (246 words)

 YER - Africa: Failed Economic History
Economics scholars pose vastly differing theories for what distinguishes Africa from the rest.
Africa’s colonial history may also have played a crucial role, with respect to initial conditions of African nations’ political independence.
European imperial powers may also have debilitated their African colonies’ economic stability by gearing their production toward only a few raw materials, leaving the countries extremely vulnerable to price swings.
www.yaleeconomicreview.com /issues/spring2006/africa_history.php   (1274 words)

 EDIRC: Economic History, History of Economics
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Faculty of Economics and Commerce, Department of Economic History
Jyväskylän yliopisto (University of Jyväskylä), Jyväskylä, Historian ja Etnologian laitos (Department of History and Ethnology)
University of Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth, Department of Economics and Economic History
edirc.repec.org /echistory.html   (1416 words)

 Global Economic History Network
Thanks to a generous grant from the Leverhulme Trust, an International Network which has expanded to include 49 academics from several disciplines and with recognised expertise on the economic histories of several parts of the world came into operation in September 2003, and its programme of research, visiting fellowships and conferences is now underway.
The GEHN Network, the product of cooperation across 4 partner institutions (the London School of Economics, the University of California (Irvine and Los Angeles), Leiden and Osaka Universities), promotes research, teaching and co-operation in the innovatory and rising field of global economic history.
As historians, participants in GEHN share a common 'agenda' to diffuse and refine knowledge of global economic history among their students and colleagues in higher education and among publics concerned with the origins and development of the globalized world we now inhabit.
www.lse.ac.uk /collections/economicHistory/GEHN/Default.htm   (154 words)

 European Economic History
It is particularly helpful for its careful summary of political and economic matters for each country covering the most recent ten to fifteen years.
Discusses different schools of economic history and provides biographies of individuals important to economic history as well as economic historians.
While we are studying European economic history, the volumes on the Americas and Africa, Asia, and Oceania will contain statistics on former European colonies and dominions.
web.library.emory.edu /subjects/humanities/history/EconHist.html   (2249 words)

 Economic History Society Site
NEW Media Briefings from the Economic History Society, now including those from the Society's Annual Conference 2006, which was held at the University of Reading, 31 March - 2 April 2006.
National Awards for History Teaching in Higher Education, administered by the Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology, and supported by the Economic History Society, The Historical Association, History at the Universities Defence Group, the Royal Historical Society and the Social History Society.
A Review of The Economic History Review during the last 50 years by Tony Wrigley, Vice-President of the Society and a former Editor of the Review.
www.ehs.org.uk   (656 words)

 EH.Net | Economic History Services
EH.Net operates the Economic History Services web site and several electronic mailing lists to provide resources and promote communication among scholars in economic history and related fields.
EH.Net is supported by the Economic History Association and other affiliated organizations: the Business History Conference, the Cliometric Society, the Economic History Society, and the History of Economics Society.
Please also visit the site of the XIV Congress, held in Helsinki in 2006, and the site of the XV World Economic History Congress, to be held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, from August 3 to 7, 2009.
www.eh.net   (516 words)

 Economic History - Cambridge University Press
'An Economic History of South Africa [is] an excellent overview of the county's history.
A comparative history of the economic organisation of energy, telecommunications and transport in Europe.
Traces the history of economic thought from its prehistory to the present day.
www.cambridge.org /browse/browse_highlights.asp?subjectid=1010740   (439 words)

 Economic History - Cambridge University Press
Eminent economics historians address key issues of the 1990s, situating them in their historical context.
An economic survey of international capital mobility from the late nineteenth century to the present.
This is a readable and comprehensive account of British economic history from 1700-2000.
www.cambridge.org /uk/browse/browse_highlights.asp?subjectid=1008624   (537 words)

 Edmonton: Economic history | British History Online
Land in Edmonton continued to be held by Londoners throughout its history.
During the 18th century, as the woodland was cleared, gentlemen's residential estates appeared at Southgate but in 1800 and 1852 the amount of land occupied by the owners was very small.
For most of its history farming in Edmonton was mixed.
www.british-history.ac.uk /report.asp?compid=26937   (9138 words)

 The Journal of Economic History
The Journal of Economic History is devoted to the multidisciplinary study of history and economics, and is of interest not only to economic historians but to social and demographic historians, as well as economists in general.
Topics covered include money and banking, trade, manufacturing, technology, transportation, industrial organisation, labour, agriculture, servitude, demography, education, economic growth, and the role of government and regulation.
In addition, an extensive book review section keeps readers informed about the latest work in economic history and related fields.
www.cambridge.org /journals/journal_catalogue.asp?historylinks=subj&mnemonic=jeh   (189 words)

Emphasis is on the logic of European and American economic growth from feudal times forward with regular, but less frequent, contributions on Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
Topics range from microeconomic studies of firms undergoing rapid technical change and households changing their interaction between home and market to more macroeconomic topics concerned with national and regional economic growth performance, the economics of imperialism, and the political economy of the Great Depression.
Given the breadth of the seminar’s membership and interests, comparative economic history is often a central element in seminar discussions.
www.columbia.edu /cu/seminars/seminars/history/seminar-folder/economic-history.html   (104 words)

 Economic History
Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand
A History of American Agriculture, 1776-1990 (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Economic Profiles of the 50 U.S. States and the District of Columbia
www.tntech.edu /history/economic.html   (1709 words)

 The Economic History Review - Journal Information
It is an invaluable source of information and is available free to members of the Economic History Society.
It aims at broad coverage of themes of economic and social change, including the intellectual, political and cultural implications of these changes.
You normally have no previous publication in the field of economic and/or social history, or a closely related field.
www.blackwellpublishing.com /journal.asp?ref=0013-0117&site=1   (410 words)

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