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India Means Business: How the Elephant Earned its Stripes

Kshama Kaushik and Kaushik Dutta

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072614
eISBN:
9780199081592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072614.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book traces the evolution of business in India from the pre-British Raj days to look at the forces that have shaped Indian commerce and economy. It presents a well-rounded picture of the ... More


Economic Evolution and Revolution in Historical Time

Paul W. Rhode, Joshua L. Rosenbloom, and David F. Weiman (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771856
eISBN:
9780804777629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771856.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book challenges the static, ahistorical models on which economics continues to rely. These models presume that markets operate on a “frictionless” plane where abstract forces play out ... More


The Stanford Tradition in Economic History

Gavin Wright

in Economic Evolution and Revolution in Historical Time

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771856
eISBN:
9780804777629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771856.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses the Stanford tradition in economic history. It begins by discussing the influential economic historians and identifies historical studies that become tradition, including the ... More


The Fundamental Impact of the Slave Trade on African Economies

Warren C. Whatley and Rob Gillezeau

in Economic Evolution and Revolution in Historical Time

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771856
eISBN:
9780804777629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771856.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter, which analyzes the evolutionary processes ignited by the colonial encounters of indigenous populations in Africa with European colonizers, examines the fundamental impact of slave trade ... More


Similar Societies, Different Solutions: U.S. Indian Policy in Light of Australian Policy toward Aboriginal Peoples

Leonard A. Carlson

in Economic Evolution and Revolution in Historical Time

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771856
eISBN:
9780804777629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771856.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter, which analyzes the divergent demographic paths of the indigenous populations in the United States and Australia following their encounters with English colonizers, discusses how the ... More


Introduction

Tirthankar Roy and Anand V. Swamy

in Law and the Economy in Colonial India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387642
eISBN:
9780226387789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387789.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The Indian economy has grown rapidly in the last three decades despite a weak legal system. For instance, India ranks extremely low in the ease of contract enforcement, which is usually considered a ... More


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