A History of the Global Economy: 1500 to the Present

A History of the Global Economy: 1500 to the Present

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Joerg Baten
Cambridge University Press, 5/4/2016
EAN 9781107507180, ISBN10: 1107507189

Paperback, 384 pages, 25.3 x 18 x 2.2 cm
Language: English

Why are some parts of the world poor today, while others are rich? At which point in time did they diverge, and what were the reasons? These core questions are addressed in a concise and accessible introduction to global economic development since 1500. Leading economic historians from across the globe provide overviews of major world regions together with global comparison chapters and case studies highlighting key themes, individuals, processes and events. Utilising a set of common developmental indicators, the chapters address crucial issues such as how international trade and migration, institutions and flows of physical and human capital impacted economic growth. Richly illustrated with informative figures, maps, tables and charts, A History of the Global Economy summarises the key economic findings, debates and ideas, and provides students and the interested public with an up-to-date and engaging introduction to the origins and evolution of today's global economy.

a history of the global economy - the 'why' and the 'how' Joerg Baten
1. North-Western Europe Jan Luiten van Zanden
Interlinking chapter 1. The great divergence in the world economy
long-run trends of real income Stephen Broadberry
Highlight article 1.1 International financial regulation and supervision Catherine Schenk
2. Southern, Eastern and Central Europe Joerg Baten
Interlinking chapter 2. The Sputnik shock, the Pisa shock
human capital as a global growth determinant Joerg Baten
Highlight article 2.1 State finances during civil wars Pablo Martin Acena
Highlight article 2.2 Property rights in the Russian Empire Irina Potkina
3. The United States and Canada Price Fishback
Interlinking chapter 3. The Great Depression of the 1930s and the world economic crisis after 2008 Kevin Hjortshøj O'Rourke
Highlight article 3.1 Multi-divisional firms and managerial capitalism Franco Amatori
Highlight article 3.2 Business history and innovation Knut Sogner
Highlight article 3.3 Alfred D. Chandler, Jr
the man behind modern business history Franco Amatori
4. Latin America Luis Bértola and José Ocampo
Interlinking chapter 4. Was there a 'curse of natural resources'? Joerg Baten
Highlight article 4.1 Latin America, 1500–1800
early contact, epidemics and numeracy development Joerg Baten
Highlight article 4.2 The economic consequences of independence in Latin America Salomon Kalmanovitz
5. Japan's long-run growth process in a Eurasian perspective Osamu Saito
Highlight article 5.1 Japanese industry during WWII Tetsuji Okazaki
6. China Debin Ma
Highlight article 6.1 International expositions and East Asia's participation in the modern era Min Ma
Interlinking chapter 5/6. Trade and poverty, 1820–1913
when the Third World fell behind Jeffrey Williamson
7. Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia Rima Ghanem and Joerg Baten
Interlinking chapter 7. Women in global economic history Sarah Carmichael, Selin Dilli and Auke Rijpma
Highlight article 7.1 The imperial expansion of the Ottoman Empire and its cultural determinants Rima Ghanem and Joerg Baten
8. The economic history of South Asia
a survey of quantitative research Tirthankar Roy
Interlinking chapter 8. Human stature as a health indicator in colonial empires Joerg Baten and Kris Inwood
Highlight article 8.1 Did brain-drain from India cause underdevelopment? Numeracy of Indian migrants and the Indian population, seventeenth to twentieth century Joerg Baten
9. Southeast Asia and Australia/New Zealand Martin Shanahan
Highlight article 9.1 Pre-history, ancient and classical periods of Southeast Asia Martin Shanahan
Interlinking chapter 9. Institutional development in world economic history Joerg Baten
10. Sub-saharan Africa Gareth Austin
Highlight article 10.1 Why was Ethiopia not colonized during the late-nineteenth-century 'Scramble for Africa'? Marjolein't Hart
Conclusion Joerg Baten