Combining theoretical work with careful historical description and analysis of new data sources, History Matters makes a strong case for a more historical approach to economics, both by argument and by example. Seventeen original essays, written by distinguished economists and economic historians, use economic theory and historical cases to explore how and why "history matters.".
Intro contents list of contributors preface editors' introduction I why history matters: path dependence and economic thought II path dependence in practice III context matters: the influence of culture, geography, and political institutions on economies and policies IV evidence matters: measuring historical economic growth and demographic change.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.