The Rise and Fall of an Economic Empire: With Lessons for Aspiring Economies by C. ReadThe Rise and Fall of an Economic Empire: With Lessons for Aspiring Economies by C. Read

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

byC. Read

Hardcover | September 29, 2010

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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?
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 Stu...
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Title:The Rise and Fall of an Economic Empire: With Lessons for Aspiring EconomiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:294 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.97 inPublished:September 29, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

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