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Published: 15 September 2011

192 Pages | 15 black and white line drawings


ISBN: 9780199596652

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Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

Robert C. Allen

Very Short Introductions

  • Takes a global look at the wealth and economic history of countries around the world
  • Uses historical examples to show the strengths and weaknesses of state intervention in the economy
  • Considers the various factors that influence economic growth, including culture, institutions, technology, the natural environment, income distribution, and the standard of living
  • Exposes the historical processes that have created the unequal world we live in today
  • Considers recent developments such as the 'great divergence' debate and empricial studies of economic growth by economists
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over three million copies sold worldwide