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Economic History of Europe Knowledge, Institutions and Growth, 600 to the Present

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ISBN-10: 0521840090

ISBN-13: 9780521840095

Edition: 2010

Authors: Karl Gunnar Persson

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List price: $135.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/28/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 270
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Karl Gunnar Persson is Emeritus Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen and has taught comparative economic history and globalization studies over five decades. He has published widely in the leading economic history journals and was the founding editor of European Review of Economic History. His previous monographs include Pre-Industrial Economic Growth: Social Organization and Technological Progression in Europe (1988) and Grain Markets in Europe, 1500-1900: Integration and Deregulation. Educated in Sweden, he is a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences.

Introduction: what is economic history?
The making of Europe
Europe: from obscurity to economic recovery
Population, economic growth and resource constraints
The nature and extent of economic growth in the pre-industrial epoch
Institutions and growth
Knowledge, technology transfer and convergence
Money, credit and banking
Trade, tariffs and growth (with Paul Sharp)
International monetary regimes in history (with Paul Sharp)
The era of political economy: from the minimal state to the Welfare State in the twentieth century
Inequality among and within nations: past, present, future
Globalization and its challenge to Europe
Glossary (with Mark Klemp)