The Rise and Fall of an Economic Empire: With Lessons for Aspiring Economies

Hardcover | November 15, 2010

byColin Read

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We have seen many empires come and go. From the Roman Empire to the British Empire, we are now witnessing the decline of the US as a superpower. How do economic innovations foster global economic dominance, and how does the natural evolution of an economic empire eventually bring about its demise and replacement by other economic superpowers?

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We have seen many empires come and go. From the Roman Empire to the British Empire, we are now witnessing the decline of the US as a superpower. How do economic innovations foster global economic dominance, and how does the natural evolution of an economic empire eventually bring about its demise and replacement by other economic super...

COLIN READ is a columnist and the author of a number of books for the academic and popular press on economic issues. He is a Professor of Economics and Finance at the State University of New York, USA.  He has worked in Indonesia for the Harvard Institute for International Development, and at the Harvard-MIT Joint Center for Housing S...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.59 × 6.39 × 0.97 inPublished:November 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023027370X

ISBN - 13:9780230273702

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I: FROM 10,000 B.C. TO 1776 – THE DISCOVERY OF ECONOMIES OF SCALE
An Economic Prehistory to Economic Emperors
Barter, Economic Emperors, and the Decentralized Marketplace
Specialization and Surpluses
The First Industrial Revolution
Colonialism Puts Sugar in Our Tea
PART II: A SECOND INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
A Declaration of Economic Independence
An Economic Bill of Rights
Dominance Through Economics
Private Solutions to Public Problems
PART III: THE NEW MERCANTILISTS
The Consumer as King
A New Colonialism
Dependency Economics
PART IV: ASPIRING NATIONS
Transfer of Technology
Economic Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
Heckscher, Ohlin, and Two Billion
Hungry and Willing to Work for Change
PART V: GROWING PAINS
Complex Economic Systems
Herding Cats and Chaos Theory
Too Big to Fail
Private Property Gives Way to the Public Good
The Winner's Curse
PART VI: A NEW ECONOMIC ORDER
The Politics of a Consumption Economy
Gradual economic Marginalization
A New Economic Order
Convergence
PART VII: FROM WHERE HAVE WE COME, AND WHERE WILL WE GO?
The Dance of Demographics
Steady State and Sustainability
Economic Darwinism and Dinosaurs
Prescriptions for Relevance
Conclusions