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The poverty of Clio : resurrecting economic history

Author: Francesco Boldizzoni
Publisher: Princeton : N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Challenges the hold that cliometrics - an approach to economic history that employs the analytical tools of economists - has exerted on the study of our economic past. This book calls for the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francesco Boldizzoni
ISBN: 9780691144009 0691144001
OCLC Number: 798370304
Description: xi, 216 p. : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Truth on the cross : science and ideology --
Economics with a human face? --
The fanciful world of Clio --
The world we have lost : microeconomic history --
The world we have lost : macroeconomic perspectives --
Building on the past : the creative power of history.
Responsibility: Francesco Boldizzoni.
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"Most of Boldizzoni's examples of bad economic history are also examples of bad economics. There are no shortcuts to good work. The merit of this book is to remind us of that sad truth."--George Read more...

 
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