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The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

Keith Roberts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153270
eISBN:
9780231526852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153270.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

To understand business and its political, cultural, and economic context, it helps to view it historically, yet most business histories look no further back than the nineteenth century. The full ... More

The Power of a Single NumberA Political History of GDP

The Power of a Single Number: A Political History of GDP

Philipp Lepenies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231175104
eISBN:
9780231541435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175104.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Widely used since the mid-twentieth century, GDP (gross domestic product) has become the world’s most powerful statistical indicator of national development and progress. Practically all governments ... More

The Secret Financial Life of FoodFrom Commodities Markets to Supermarkets

The Secret Financial Life of Food: From Commodities Markets to Supermarkets

Kara Newman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156714
eISBN:
9780231527347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156714.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book takes a close look at agricultural commodities, from the iconic pork belly to the obscure peppercorn and nutmeg. The results of an investigation are recorded here and show how contracts ... More

The World’s First Stock Exchange

The World’s First Stock Exchange

Lodewijk Petram

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163781
eISBN:
9780231537322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163781.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The launch of the Dutch East India Company in 1602 initiated Amsterdam’s transformation from a regional market town into a dominant financial center. The Company introduced easily transferable ... More

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