Libros: Money Changes Everything: How Finance Made Civilization Possible



Larry Neal (del Departmento de Economía, University of Illinois y autor del reconocido manual A Concise History of International Finance: From Babylon to Bernanke (Cambridge University Press, 2015)realizó para EH.Net la reseña de la obra de William N. Goetzmann: Money Changes Everything: How Finance Made Civilization Possible.  Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016.

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Artículo: To the New World and Back Again: Return Migrants in the Age of Mass Migration

Ran Abramitzky ; Leah Platt Boustan y Katherine Eriksson han publicado To the New World andBack Again: Return Migrants in the Age of Mass Migration. En el resumen exponen: "We compile large datasets from Norwegian and US historical censuses to study return migration during the Age of Mass Migration (1850-1913). Return migrants were somewhat negatively selected from the migrant pool: Norwegian immigrants who returned to Norway held slightly lower-paid occupations than Norwegian immigrants who stayed in the US, both before and after moving to the US. Upon returning to Norway, return migrants held higher-paid occupations than Norwegians who never moved, despite hailing from poorer backgrounds. They were also more likely to get married after return. These patterns suggest that despite being negatively selected, return migrants were able to accumulate savings and improve their economic circumstances once they returned home"

Call for papers: 8th World Congress of Cliometrics

The 8th World Congress of Cliometrics that will take place in Strasbourg, France, July 4-7, 2017: http://www.cliometrie.org/en/conferences/world-congress-of-cliometrics, and is designed to provide extensive discussion of new and innovative research in economic history, with an expected 90-100 papers to be selected for presentation and discussion. Submissions of an abstract and a 3-5 page summary of the proposed paper will be accepted only in electronic form: http://www.cliometrie.org/en/paper-submission. At least one author of an accepted paper must be a member of the Cliometric Society.
Por mayor información  clio2017@hawaii.edu y cdiebolt@unistra.fr

Artículo: Reading the General Theory as Economic Sociology: A broader interpretation of an economics classic

Daniyal Khan (Department of Economics, Seeta Majeed School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Beaconhouse National University) publicó Reading the General Theory as Economic Sociology: A broader interpretation of an economics classic. En su abstract leemos: "This paper argues that given certain self-definitions and key defining features of economic sociology, The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money can be read and interpreted as a text in economic sociology. Around this core argument, a case is built for a more open interaction and mutual appreciation between economic sociology and heterodox approaches to economics. The paper suggests how broader interpretations of classics of social science (such as the General Theory) may help us better appreciate the shared intellectual lineages and legacies of economics and sociology. It concludes with reflections on the historical development of the relationship between economics and sociology, and some speculation about their future".

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Artículo: New perspectives on the Great Depression: a review essay

George S. Tavlas (Bank of Greece) publicó New perspectives on the Great Depression: a review essay, y en su resumen se describe "The Great Depression was the most devastating and destructive economic event to afflict the global economy since the beginning of the twentieth century. What, then, were the origins of the Great Depression and what have we learned about the appropriate policy responses to economic depressions from that episode? This essay reviews two recently published books on the Great Depression. Eric Rauchway’s The Money Makers: How Roosevelt and Keynes Ended the Depression, Defeated Fascism, and Secured a Prosperous Peace (Basic Books, 2015) tells the story of the ways Franklin D. Roosevelt drew on the ideas of John Maynard Keynes to place monetary policy front-and-center to underpin the recovery from the Great Depression and to underwrite the blueprint of the Bretton-Woods System. Barry Eichengreen’s Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, the Great Recession, and the Uses — and Misuses — of History (Oxford University Press, 2015) shows the way the lessons learned from analysis of the Great Depression helped shape policy makers’ response to the 2007-08 financial crisis, thus helping to avoid many of the mistakes made by policy makers in the 1930s"

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Artículo: Spain’s Historical National Accounts: Expenditure and Output, 1850-2015

Leandro Prados de la Escosura publicó Spain’s HistoricalNational Accounts: Expenditure and Output, 1850-2015una actualización de sus estadísticas históricas de cuentas nacionales españolas. Leemos en el abstract "This essay offers a new set of historical GDP estimates from the demand and supply sides that revises and expands those in Prados de la Escosura (2003) and provides the basis to investigate Spain’s long run economic growth. It presents a reconstruction of production and expenditure series for the century prior to the introduction of modern national accounts. Then, it splices available national accounts sets over the period 1958-2015 through interpolation, as an alternative to conventional retropolation. The resulting national accounts series are linked to the ‘pre-statistical era’ estimates providing yearly series for GDP and its components since 1850. On the basis of new population estimates, GDP per head is derived. Trends in GDP per head are, then, drawn and, using new employment estimates, decomposed into labour productivity and the amount of work per person, and placed into international perspective"

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EH.Net: Reseñas de libros y contribuciones a la Enciclopedia

Roberto Whaples, del Departamento de Economía de la Universidad de Wake Forest y editor de reseñas de libros de EH.Net, solicita voluntarios para Reseñas de libros y contribuciones a la Enciclopedia

EH.Net publicó su primera reseña de libros en septiembre de 1996, y han sido más de 1.800 reseñas. Los interesados en revisar para EH.Net pueden enviar una breve nota de interés y su c.v. a whaples@wfu.edu. Asimismo, la Enciclopedia EH.Net de Historia Económica y de Negocios ha sido una parte vital de su sitio web desde 2001. Los artículos cubren una amplia gama de temas, períodos de tiempo y países. Si están interesados en escribir un artículo para la enciclopedia - especialmente uno que se relacione con su artículo o libro recientemente publicado – pueden enviar una propuesta a whaples@wfu.edu.

Artículo: Shipping in dire straits: New evidence on trends and cycles in coal freights from Britain, 1919-1939

Shipping in dire straits: New evidence on trends and cycles in coal freights from Britain, 1919-1939 es el título del artículo publicado por Jan Tore Klovland (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration). Su resumen nos anuncia: "New monthly freight rate indices for 13 coal trade routes from Britain 1919-1939 are presented. The new indices form the basis of a review of the interwar freight markets and their relationship to the timing and severity of general business cycles. New time series of laid-up tonnage provide the background for this discussion. The Great Depression starting in the autumn of 1929 created a shipping cycle of unusual length and severity. Real freight rate indices used as a cross-check on productivity gains in shipping raise some doubt on previous estimates of productivity growth in British shipping in the interwar years."

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