Recent Economic Thought

The Future of Economic History

Editors: Field, Alexander J. (Ed.)

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This collection represents a modest attempt to chart a new course for the intellectual discipline known as economic history. (The book is not about productivity growth in the 1990s, lest the title give rise to any confusion.) As a group, these essays suggest new and potentially fruitful areas or approaches for research and at the same time address weaknesses in past efforts. One important audience will be graduate students attempting to decide whether to write a dissertation in economic history, or trying to select or refine dissertation topics in the area, and determine how to approach them. Some of the essays will most certainly be appropriate additions to the or semester courses in economic history that remain a fixture in quarter graduate economics training programs. A second audience should be established scholars who are now or have in the past done research in economic history and are interested in the perspectives of a relatively younger group of scholars. The term "younger" is used here advisedly to describe a group of scholars born between 1943 and 1954. Nevertheless, the authors of these essays can on at least one dimension be distinguished from the pathbreaking new economic his­ torians who established their academic reputations in the early 1960s. Indeed, the contributors to this volume include students of such pioneers as Richard Easterlin, Albert Fishlow, William Parker, and Jeffrey Williamson.

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`... it will be of substantial help to economic historians themselves, especially those who teach graduate courses in economics departments and want to introduce their students to a rich and complex literature.'
Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 27, March 1989.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of Economic History
Editors
  • Alexander J. Field
Series Title
Recent Economic Thought
Series Volume
9
Copyright
1987
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer · Nijhoff Publishing, Boston
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-3269-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-3269-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7967-9
Series ISSN
0924-199X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 356
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