An Economics Reading List

General Economic History

Bordo, Michael, Claudia Goldin and Eugene White, (eds.), The Defining Moment: The Great Depression and the American Economy in the 20th Century

Brenner, Reuven, History: The Human Gamble

Brenner, Reuven, Betting on Ideas: Wars, Inflation and Invention

Chandler, Lester, America’s Greatest Depression, 1929-1941

Cipolla, Carlo, An Economic History of World Population

Cipolla, Carlo, Before the Industrial Revolution: European Society and Economy, 1000-1700

Cipolla, Carlo, Guns, Sails and Empires: Technological Innovation and the Early Phases of European Expansion

Costa, Dora, The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880-1990

Deane, Phyllis, The First Industrial Revolution

Easterlin, Richard, Growth Triumphant: The 21st Century in Historical Perspective

Engerman, Stanley, (ed.), Trade and the Industrial Revolution, 1700-1850 (Growth of the World Economy, 2)

Engerman, Stanley and Robert Gallman, (eds.), The Cambridge Economic History of the United States

Engerman, Stanley, (ed.), The Terms of Labor: Slavery, Serfdom, and Free Labor (Making of Modern Freedom)

Folsom, Burton, The Myth of the Robber Barons

Fogel, Robert, Railroads and American Economic Growth

Fogel, Robert and Stanley Engerman, Time On the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery

Fogel, Robert, Without Consent or Contract: The Rise and Fall of American Slavery

Friedman, Milton & Anna Schwartz, A Monetary History of the United States

Goldin, Claudia, Understanding the Gender Gap: An Economic History of American Women

Hartwell, R. M., The Industrial Revolution

Hayek, F. A., (ed.), Capitalism and the Historians

Heckscher, Eli, Mercantilism

Higgs, Robert, Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of Government

Higgs, Robert, Competition and Coercion: Blacks in the American Economy, 1865-1914

Higgs, Robert, The Transformation of the American Economy, 1865-1914

Jones, Eric The European Miracle

Landes, David, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some are so Rich and Some are so Poor

Landes, David, The Unbound Prometheus

Libecap, Gary, and Claudia Goldin, (eds.), The Regulated Economy: A Historical Approach to Political Economy

Macfarlane, Alan, The Origins of English Individualism

Mantoux, Paul, The Industrial Revolution in the 18th Century

Martin, Albro, Enterprise Denied

McCloskey, D. N., and Roderick Floud, (eds.), Economic History of Britain since 1700

McCloskey, D. N., (ed.) Second Thoughts: Myths and Morals of American Economic History

McCusker, John and Russell Menard, The Economy of British America, 1607-1789

Mokyr, Joel, (eds.), The British Industrial Revolution: An Economic Perspective

Mokyr, Joel, Why Ireland Starved: A Quantitative and Analytical History of the Irish Economy

Mokyr, Joel, The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress

North, Douglass, Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance

North, Douglass, Structure and Change in Economic History

North, Douglass, Economic Growth of the United States, 1790-1860

North, Douglass and Robert Paul Thomas, The Rise of the Western World

North, Douglass, Terry Anderson and Peter Hill, Growth and Welfare in the American Past: A New Economic History

Rosenberg, Nathan, Perspectives on Technology

Rosenberg, Nathan, Inside the Black Box

Rosenberg, Nathan and Leon Birdzell, How the West Grew Rich: The Economic Transformation of the Industrial World

Simon, Julian, Richard Easterlin and Timur Kuran, The Great Breakthrough and Its Cause: What Governed the Speed of Human Progress Through the Ages

Solow, Barbara and Stanley Engerman, (eds.), British Capitalism and Caribbean Slavery: The Legacy of Eric Williams

Vedder, Richard and Lowell Gallaway, Out of Work: Unemployment and Government in the Twentieth Century

Weber, Max, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism