The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History
Edited by Joel Mokyr
Reviews and Awards
ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source 2004
A Library Journal Best Reference!
A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title!
"Under the able direction of editor-in-chief Joel Mokyr, Oxford University Press has produced another valuable set that should have particular appeal to academic libraries. ...The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History is a set that will take a well-deserved place on a number of academic library shelves. Employing their usual high standards of scholarship, Oxford University Press has produced a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the history of the 'dismal science' not available elsewhere." --Against the Grain
"...a substantial and comprehensive reference work that will delight and inform both students and researchers alike....As a reference work it is well organized and superbly edited, ensuring that novices and mature scholars will each be able to find sound and useful information....This is a reference set that deserves to be on the shelves of every library serving the needs of students and scholars. It provides not only useful informaton but also helps to organize a diverse array of significant topics and concepts in a sensible and logical manner." --American Reference Book Annual
"...an excellent starting point for those wishing to trace ideas and industries across chronological boundaries." -- Library Journal
"...scholars and students in these disciplines, as well as business and public administration, will find The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History a valuable interdisciplinary reference tool....There is no source comparable to this." --Booklist
"Covering economic history in all areas of the world and segments of economies from prehistoric times to the present, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History is the ideal resource for students, economists, and general readers, offering a unique glimpse into this integral part of world history." --Economic History References
"Unusually accessible....so comprehensive there are several encyclopedias embedded within the broader encyclopedia." --Robert Whaples, Department of Economics, Wake Forest University, EH.NET