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So no books focused on international trade or income inequality, etc. But they are all recognisably economic history. Suggestions are welcome! Also see the companion page: Economic History Papers. I say start with Allen first. But you definitely need both for a balanced perspective. I treasure my unfortunately outdated, but dog-eared, copies of the volumes.
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The books with a description from Amazon below. Photo by jill Pixabay. Why did the industrial revolution take place in eighteenth-century Britain and not elsewhere in Europe or Asia? In this convincing new account Robert Allen argues that the British industrial revolution was a successful response to the global economy of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He shows that in Britain wages were high and capital and energy cheap in comparison to other countries in Europe and Asia.
Make Your Own List. In time of economic crisis, studying the past can teach us much about the world economy today. The professor of history and economics recommends essential reading to get us started. She has written extensively on economic history and the history of economic thought. Her latest book is The Inner Life of Empires. These are two things that you are very interested in.
Judging by the e-mail response, the demand is robust and quite persistent. This is great. This year I was lunching with some Ph. That said, the opportunity cost can be significant — a failure to learn anything about global economic history beyond the stylized facts contained in the most-cited articles. This would be a weird collection of scattered knowledge, ranging from the Cobden-Chevalier Treaty to the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act to the birth of the Washington Consensus.