Comparative Political Economy: A Retrospective

Paperback | January 1, 2003

byCharles P. Kindleberger

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Charles P. Kindleberger's rich and distinguised career has spanned nearly six decades. The essays collected here reflect the author's shift in interests from foreign exchange to international trade, economic growth, and economic history, especially financial history. They also contain dollops of sociology and political science. Kindleberger views himself as a historical economist who tests economic propositions against the historical record in more than one setting. The collection contains many of the jewels of Kindleberger's work. Most of the papers are strong on comparison (within Western Europe and between Europe and the United States), on economic or financial history, and on social science beyond the confines of economics.

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Charles P. Kindleberger's rich and distinguised career has spanned nearly six decades. The essays collected here reflect the author's shift in interests from foreign exchange to international trade, economic growth, and economic history, especially financial history. They also contain dollops of sociology and political science. Kindleb...

Charles P. Kindleberger is Ford International Professor of Economics Emeritus, MIT and Visiting Professor, Brandeis University. Alastair Iain Johnston is the Laine Professor of China in World Affairs in the Government Department atHarvard University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:508 pages, 8.9 × 6.2 × 1.5 inPublished:January 1, 2003Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0262515377

ISBN - 13:9780262515375

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These essays, written over the course of sixty years by our foremost historical economist, constitute an indispensable guide to the economic and political development of the modern world. They will be read, treasured, and returned to again and again by all those with an interest in understanding the world political economy.