Routledge Handbook of Major Events in Economic History, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1135080801
  • ISBN-13: 9781135080808
  • DDC: 330.9
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 480 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released August 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The Handbook of Major Events in Economic History aims to introduce readers to the important macroeconomic events of the past two hundred years. The chapters endeavour to explain 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. Its short chapters reflect the most up-to-date research and are written by well-known economists who are authorities on their subjects.The Handbook of Major Events in Economic History was written with the intent of presenting the professional consensus in explaining the economics driving these historical events.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
Notes on Contributors.
World War I and the pre-World War I era.
1: Symmetry and Repetition Patterns in the History of the Bank of the United States.
2: The Banking Panic of 1873.
3: Gold Resumption and the Deflation of the 1870S.
4: The Great Merger Wave.
5: The Panic of 1893.
6: The Panic of 1907.
7: The Founding of the Federal Reserve System.
8: World War I.
9: The Classical Gold Standard.
The Interwar Era and World War II.
10: The 1920S.
11: The 1929 Stock Market Crash.
12: Britain's Withdrawal from the Gold Standard the End of an Epoch.
13: The Great Depression.
14: The Microeconomics of the New Deal During the Great Depression.
15: The Macroeconomic Impact of the New Deal.
16: Monetary Policy During the Great Depression.
17: World War II.
Post-World War II Era.
18: The Marshall Plan.
19: The Riots of the 1960s.
20: The Great Inflation of the 1970S.
21: Historical Oil Shocks.
22: The 1970s: The Decade the Phillips Curve Died.
23: The Rise and Fall of the Bretton Woods System.
24: Disinflation, 1979–1982.
25: The Rise of China.
26: The Rise of India.
27: The Bubble Burst and Stagnation of Japan.
28: The Demise of the Soviet Union.
29: Development of Trade Institutions and Advent of Globalization Since the End of World War II.
The Contemporary Era.
30: World Hyperinflations.
31: The Financial Crisis of 2007–2009.
32: Monetary Policy in 2008 and Beyond.
33: Retail Innovations in American Economic History: The Rise of Mass-Market Merchandisers.
34: Government Bailouts.
35: Government Debt, Entitlements, and the Economy.