This is the best economic history text that I have read to date. It covers everything you would need to know and has a vast amount of information. It does not just cover theories of economic development but gives a mass of detail to show how these theories work in practice. I read this on Kindle but will now buy the Book as it is a most valuable resource to consult with.
A continental view that combines economic history with economic theory.Considers sectoral development, business cycles,growth and the effects on population and living standards. A broad scope well supported by graphs and tables of data. Highly recommended.
This is a truly amazing read. The authors are fiercely neoliberal in their politics and theories. Keynes is terrible, democratic regulation of markets are bad,'employment protection' likewise and taxes are by definition 'distortions'. Free trade, free capital movements (no 'financial repression', i.e. democratic regulation of the economy) are the ideals. Mercifully, the history stops short af the present crises, where the whole edifice is coming tumbling down.