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w2: Philosophy and Method /2547

w2 Lecture handout: Philosophy and methodology in economic history [pdf]

Primary reading

* Berg, M (1994), The age of manufactures 1700-1820 (2nd ed), London: Routledge

Bolt J et al (2018), REBASING ‘MADDISON’: NEW INCOME COMPARISONS AND THE SHAPE OF LONG-RUN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, GGDC Research memorandum, 174, January

* Chang, Ha-Joon (2014), Economics: The User’s Guide, London: Pelican books

Coyle, D (ed) (2012a), What’s the use of economics, London: London Publishing Partnership

Coyle, D (2012b), Do economic crises reflect crises in economics?, keynote address: ‘Rethinking Economics’ conference, Frankfurt, Jan 23rd [pdf]

Coyle (2012c), What’s the use of economics? Introduction to the Vox debate, Vox.eu, Sept 19th

Coyle, D (2014), GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press [first chapter pdf]

* Crafts, N (2011), Economic History Matters, Department of Economics, University of Warwick, CAGE Online Working Paper Series, No.58, October

Criado Perez, C (2019), Invisible women: Exposing data bias in a world designed for men, London: Chatto & Windus

Gardiner, J (ed) (1988), What is History Today?, London: Palgrave MacMillan

* Hobsbawm, E (1999), Industry and Empire (2nd ed), London: Penguin books

Mallaby, S (2016), The cult of the expert – and how it collapsed, The Guardian, Oct 20th

Background

Clio Infra databases

Kettle, M and Wedderburn, D (2012), Eric Hobsbawm obituary, The Guardian, Oct 1st

Radio 4 Analysis – interview with Deirdre McCloskey (26th May, 2014)

Wikipedia entry for Simon Kuznets