skip to content

Magnusson, Lars 1952-

Works: 135 works in 667 publications in 4 languages and 7,559 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Sources  Terminology  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, rpy, Contributor, Publishing director, Collector
Publication Timeline
Publications about Lars Magnusson
Publications by Lars Magnusson
Most widely held works by Lars Magnusson
An economic history of Sweden by Lars Magnusson( Book )
45 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Based upon comprehensive and original research, An Economic History of Sweden represents an invaluable resource for both economic historians and students of economic theory
Evolutionary and neo-Schumpeterian approaches to economics by Lars Magnusson( Book )
20 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
This volume presents the interrelationships and possible connecting threads between two recent attempts within economic theory to step out of the mainstream of conventional neoclassical wisdom: evolutionary and neo-Schumpeterian theory. Neo-Schumpeterian and evolutionary approaches to economics present a challenge to conventional neoclassical orthodoxy. They provide new insights into how markets function, how innovations are carried out, how technologies change, and how growth occurs in existing real economies. The two fields of theory and research in which these approaches have proven especially fruitful are the role of innovation for economic change and development and the theory of the firm. The wide range of topics dealt with in this volume provides further proof of the versatility and fruitfulness of these approaches
Mercantilism by Eli F Heckscher( Book )
30 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 285 libraries worldwide
Ever since the Physiocrats and Adam Smith, mercantilism or 'the mercantile system' have been described as the opposite of classical political economy. This view is very much brought into question by the current book. It argues that the sharp distinction between mercantilism and 19th century laissez-faire economics has obscured the meaning, content and contribution of the former. This book presents a full-scale account of the development of mercantilism as a trend of economic thought during the 17th and 18th centuries. Instead of accepting existing interpretations, it begins with the most funda
Evolutionary economics and path dependence ( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
Evolutionary Economics and Path Dependence presents important new theoretical and empirical work on economic change, learning processes, institutional change, choice and path dependency
Mercantilist economics by Lars Magnusson( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 215 libraries worldwide
This collection of papers reflects the variety of interpretations and definitions connected with the concept of 'smercantilism' which have evolved historically during the last two centuries. They range from interpretations of 'smercantilistic' ideas to interpretations of policies. They stress the relationship between economic, social and political ideas and range from the 17th to the late 20th century. Lastly, they provide us with more knowledge of specific national cases as well as a discussion of mercantilism as a general phenomenon
Proto-industrialisation in Scandinavia : craft skills in the industrial revolution by Maths Isacson( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
The rise of the social sciences and the formation of modernity : conceptual change in context, 1750-1850 by Johan Heilbron( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
This volume offers one of the first systematic analyses of the rise of modern social science. Contrary to the standard accounts of various social science disciplines, the essays in this volume demonstrate that modern social science actually emerged during the critical period between 1750 and 1850. It is shown that the social sciences were a crucial element in the conceptual and epistemic revolution, which parallelled and partly underpinned the political and economic transformations of the modern world. From a consistently comparative perspective, a group of internationally leading scholars takes up fundamental issues such as the role of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution in the shaping of the social sciences, the changing relationships between political theory and moral discourse, the profound transformation of philosophy, and the constitution of political economy and statistics
The tradition of free trade by Lars Magnusson( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
"In the nineteenth century followers of Adam Smith and others gradually invented a 'tradition' of free trade. This was a towering achievement and has proved to be influential to this day. This book examines this construction of the free trade tradition." "Showing how historical construction is a vital component in the writing of doctrinal history, Lars Magnusson argues that it is important for historians of economic thought to distance themselves from the practice of writing history backwards. Contrasting what occurred in Britain in the nineteenth century with what occurred in the United States and in Sweden, this book shows that perhaps the classical tradition meant something else entirely in different national contexts." "This original and thought-provoking book is written such that it will be of great interest not only to historians specializing in economic thought, but also historians with other areas of interest."--BOOK JACKET
The state, regulation, and the economy : an historical perspective ( Book )
10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Nation, state and the Industrial Revolution : the visible hand by Lars Magnusson( Book )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
This text puts the industrial revolution in a political and institutional context of state-making and the creation of modern national states, demonstrating that industrial transformation was connected to state and military interests
The contest for control : metal industries in Sheffield, Solingen, Remscheid and Eskilstuna during industrialization by Lars Magnusson( Book )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
This study of a specific industry's survival and growth in three countries is a useful resource for research on industrial development in 19th-century Europe. Presenting the history of three major cutlery districts in Western Europe during the 19th century - Sheffield in England, Bergische land (Solingen and Remscheid) in Germany, and Eskilstuna in Sweden - the author focuses on each region's industrial development vis-a-vis its socio-cultural context. This work challenges the flexible specialization thesis often used to explain the seeming persistence of small-scale and decentralized production within the cutlery industry since the 19th century, and argues that growing businesses had to develop competitive strategies for control over important resources
From the Werner plan to the EMU : in search of a political economy for Europe by Lars Magnusson( Book )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
The evolution of path dependence ( Book )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
The notion and interpretation of path dependence has been discussed and utilized in various social sciences during the last two decades. This book provides significant further insights on how various applications of path dependence have evolved
The open method of co-ordination in action : the European employment and social inclusion strategies by Jonathan Zeitlin( Book )
15 editions published in 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 107 libraries worldwide
The contributors in this volume examine the practical operations, at national and subnational levels, of the European Employment and Social Inclusion Strategies, which are the most important examples of the Open Method of Co-ordination as a new instrument of EU governance
A brief history of political economy : tales of Marx, Keynes and Hayek by Lars Magnusson( Book )
11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
This book examines the three historical master tales and questions their validity and relevance in today's moment of global disorientation and lack of convincing and dominant economic narrative
Europe - one labour market? ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
A European social citizenship? : preconditions for future policies from a historical perspective by Lars Magnusson( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Free trade : 1793-1886 by Lars Magnusson( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
The political economy of mercantilism by Lars Magnusson( Book )
10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
"Since the days of Adam Smith, Mercantilism has been a hotly debated issue. Condemned at the end of the 18th century as a "false" system of economic thinking and political practice, it has returned paradoxically to the forefront in regard to issues such as the creation of economic growth in developing countries. This concept is often used in order to depict economic thinking and economic policy in early modern Europe; its meaning and content has been highly debated for over two hundred years. Following on from his 1994 volume Mercantilism - The Shaping of an Economic Language, this new book from Lars Magnusson presents a more synthetic interpretation of Mercantilism not only as a theoretical system, but also as a system of political economy. This book incorporates samples of material from the 1994 publication alongside new material, ordered in a new set of chapters and up-date discussions on mercantilism up to the present day. Tracing the development of a particular political economy of Mercantilism in a period of nascent state making in Western and Continental Europe from the 16th to the 18th century, the book describes how European rulers regarded foreign trade and industrialisation as a means to achieve power and influence amidst international competition over trades and markets. Returning to debates concerning whether Mercantilism was a system of power or of wealth, Magnusson argues that it is in fact was both, and that contemporaries almost without exception saw these goals as interconnected. He also emphasises that Mercantilism was an all-European issue in a time of trade wars and the struggle for international power and recognition. In examining these issues, this book offers an unrivalled modern synthesis of Mercantilist ideas and practices"--
Restatement of protectionism ( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Alternative Names
Lars Magnusson
Lars Magnusson (ekonomihistoriker)
Magnusson, L.
Magnusson, Lars
Magnusson, Lars Gösta
マグヌソン, L.
マグヌソン, ラース
English (275)
Swedish (24)
Chinese (1)
Dutch (1)
Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.