---- #books #economicgrowth #economichistory #highlighted #2019-12-18 Africa8. —Leonard Cohen Economics is a frustrating subject, managing to be both essential and eye ... A modest proposal: Let's take every politician in the world and lock them up until they finish reading this book twice. Robert C. Allen – Global Economic History. In 1500, global income differences were small, but disparities have grown dramatically since Columbus reached America. Why are some countries rich and others poor? A few countries--Japan, Soviet Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, and perhaps China--have caught up with the West through creative responses to the technological challenge and with Big Push industrialization that has achieved rapid growth through coordinated investment. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Learn more about these useful resources on our COVID-19 page. In 1500, the income differences were small, but they have grown dramatically since Columbus reached America. Robert C. Allen is Professor of Economic History at Oxford Univeristy and a Fellow of Nuffield College. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. Whether other countries can emulate the success of East Asia is a challenge for the future. In this Very Short Introduction, Robert C. Allen shows how the interplay of geography, globalization, technological change, and economic policy has determined the wealth and poverty of nations. 1. Robert (Bob) Carson Allen (born 10 January 1947 in Salem, Massachusetts) is Professor of Economic History at New York University Abu Dhabi. The industrial revolution4. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Why are some countries rich and others poor? It furthers the University’s … In 1500, global income differences were small, but disparities have grown dramatically since Columbus reached America. He is a fellow of the British Academy. A few countries - Japan, Soviet Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, and perhaps China - have, nonetheless, caught up with the West through creative responses to the technological challenge and with Big Push industrialization that has achieved rapid growth through investment coordination. Why are some countries rich and others poor? Please contact our Customer Service Team if you have any questions. Robert C. Allen (born in 1947) has been Professor of Economic History at Oxford University since 2002. Robert (Bob) Carson Allen (born 10 January 1947 in Salem, Massachusetts) is Professor of Economic History at New York University Abu Dhabi. —Leonard Cohen Economics is a frustrating subject, managing to be both essential and eye ... Read full review, A modest proposal: Let's take every politician in the world and lock them up until they finish reading this book twice. Economics is simply too complicated to summarize in a book this short, and it ... Read full review, Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction, https://global.oup.com/academic/covers/pop-up/9780199596652, Oxford Scholarly Editions Online - Medieval Poetry, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online, The European Society of Cardiology Series, Oxford Research Encyclopedias: Global Public Health, Museums, Libraries, & Information Sciences, Oxford Handbooks Online: Political Science, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction, Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction, Economic Crisis, Quality of Work, and Social Integration, Crisis, Stabilization, and Economic Reform, The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction, Industrial Reform and Macroeconomic Instability in China, Takes a global look at the wealth and economic history of countries around the world, Uses historical examples to show the strengths and weaknesses of state invention in the economy, Considers the various factors that influence economic growth, including culture, institutions, technology, the natural environment, income distribution, and the standard of living, Exposes the historical processes that have created the unequal world we live in today, Considers recent developments such as the 'great divergence' debate and empricial studies of economic growth by economists.