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Routledge handbook of major events in economic history

Author: Randall E Parker; Robert Whaples
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2013.
Series: Routledge handbooks.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book aims to introduce readers to the important macroeconomic events of the past two hundred years. It explains 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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Routledge handbook of major events in economic history.
Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2013
(DLC) 2012031239
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Randall E Parker; Robert Whaples
ISBN: 9781135080808 1135080801 0203067878 9780203067871
OCLC Number: 890386542
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 454 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Part I. World War I and the pre-World War I era --
Symmetry and repetition : patterns in the history of the Bank of the United States / Eric Lomazoff --
The banking panic of 1873 / Elmus Wicker --
Gold resumption and the deflation of the 1870s / Richard C.K. Burdekin and Pierre L. Siklos --
The great merger wave / Anthony Patrick O'Brien --
The panic of 1893 / Mark Carlson --
The panic of 1907 / Ellis W. Tallman --
The founding of the federal reserve system / Mark Toma --
World War I / Jari Eloranta --
The classical gold standard / Kris James Mitchener --
part II. The interwar era and World War II --
The 1920s / Martha L. Olney --
The 1929 stock market crash / Harold Bierman, Jr. --
Britain's withdrawal from the gold standard : the end of an epoch / Michael Kitson --
The Great Depression / Randall E. Parker --
The microeconomics of the new deal during the great depression / Price V. Fishback --
The macroeconomic impact of the new deal / Lee E. Ohanian --
Monetary policy during the Great Depression / James L. Butkiewicz --
World War II / Robert Higgs --
part III. Post-World War II era --
The Marshall plan / Nicholas Crafts --
The riots of the 1960s / William J. Collins --
The great inflation of the 1970s / Robert L. Hetzel --
History oil shocks / James D. Hamilton --
The 1970s : the decade the Phillips Curve died / Arnold Kling --
The rise and fall of the Bretton Woods System / Barry Eichengreen --
Disinflation, 1979-1982 / Allan H. Meltzer --
The rise of China / Loren Brandt --
The rise of India / Areendam Chanda --
The bubble burst and stagnation of Japan / Etsuro Shioji --
The demise of the Soviet Union / Richard E. Ericson --
Development of trade institutions and advent of globalization since the end of World War II / Teresa Gramm --
part IV. The contemporary era --
World hyperinflations / Steve H. Hanke and Nicholas Krus --
The financial crisis of 2007-2009 / Gary Gorton and Andrew Metrick --
Monetary policy in 2008 and beyond / W. Douglas McMillin --
Retail innovations in American economic history : the rise of mass-market merchandisers / Art Carden --
Government bailouts / Robert E. Wright --
Government debt, entitlements, and the economy / John J. Seater.
Series Title: Routledge handbooks.
Other Titles: Handbook of major events in economic history
Responsibility: edited by Randall E. Parker and Robert Whaples.

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This book aims to introduce readers to the important macroeconomic events of the past two hundred years. It explains 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.

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