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A Market Economy in the Early Roman Empire
I argue that the economy of the early Roman Empire was primarily a market economy. The parts of this economy located far from each other were not tied together as tightly as markets often are today,Expand
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The Golden Age of European growth reconsidered
I reconsider the growth of Western Europe during the Golden Age of European Economic Growth after the Second World War. The preceding thirty years of conflict and depression impeded the normal pathExpand
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The Jacksonian Economy.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Richard Hofstadter, and other have maintained that Andrew Jackson set off a chain reaction when he vetoed the recharter of the Second Bank of the United States in 1832. ThisExpand
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The World Economy Between The World Wars
The European Economy between the Wars, (OUP, 1997) has become the definitive economic history of Europe in the inter-war period. Placing the Great Depression of 1929-33 and the associated financialExpand
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Two Views of the British Industrial Revolution
There are two views of the British Industrial Revolution in the literature today. The more traditional description, represented by the views of Ashton and Landes, sees the Industrial Revolution as aExpand
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The European Economy Between The Wars
The European Economy Between the Wars provides a full and up-to-date economic history of Europe in the inter-war period. The authors place the Great Depression of 1929-33 and the associated financialExpand
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Lessons for the Present from the Great Depression
  • P. Temin
  • Economics, History
  • 1 November 1975
The economic contraction that started in 1929 was the worst in history. Historians have compared it with the downturns of the 1840's and the 1890's, but the comparisons serve only to show theExpand
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Riding the South Sea Bubble
This paper presents a case study of a well-informed investor in the South Sea bubble. We argue that Hoare's Bank, a fledgling West End London banker, knew that a bubble was in progress andExpand
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Lessons from the Great Depression
Do events of the 1930s carry a message for the 1990s? Lessons from the Great Depression provides an integrated view of the depression, covering the experience in Britain, France, Germany, and theExpand
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The Great Recession & the Great Depression
John Maynard Keynes wrote that “[p]ractical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.”1 This acute observationExpand
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