Advertisement

The Relevance of Recent Trends in Economic History to the Information Needs of Research Workers in the Field

  • Phyllis Deane
Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)

Abstract

This paper focuses on the library needs of economists doing research in economic history. After a brief reference to the special characteristics of the information required by the economic historian, it discusses recent trends in the subject—particularly the persistent interest in economic growth and development since the early 1950s and the ‘new’ economic history with its heavy dependence on statistical-analytical techniques. Both trends have increased the volume of quantitative data and widened the range of the qualitative data required for research in economic history. The last section suggests an order of priorities for university libraries providing economic historians with research material.

Keywords

Economic History Business History Modern Economic Growth Persistent Interest Urban History 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Refernces

  1. [1]
    Canney, Margaret, Knott, David and Gibbs, Joan M., Catalogue of the Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature (London: Cambridge U. Press, 1970 and 1975) 2 vols.Google Scholar
  2. [2]
    Cipolla, Carlo M., The Fontana Economic History of Europe, Vols. I–VI (London: Wm. Collins and Sons, 1972–73).Google Scholar
  3. [3]
    Clapham, J. H., An Economic History of Modern Britain (Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press, 1932–39), 3 vols.Google Scholar
  4. [4]
    Clark, Colin, Conditions of Economic Progress (London: Macmillan and Co., 1940).Google Scholar
  5. [5]
    Clark, Colin, Guide to English Commercial Statistics 1697–1792 (London: Office of the Royal Historical Society, 1938).Google Scholar
  6. [6]
    Falkus, M. E., Readings in the History of Economic Growth (Oxford: Oxford U. Press, 1968).Google Scholar
  7. [7]
    Firestone, O. J., ‘Canada’s Economic Development 1867–1953’, Income and Wealth Series (Cambridge: Bowes & Bowes, 1958).Google Scholar
  8. [8]
    Fletcher, J. ed., Economics Working Papers, January-December 1973 (New York: Trans-Media Pub. Co.; Warwick: U. of Warwick Press, 1974). Available on subscription quarterly and annually.Google Scholar
  9. [9]
    Fogel, R. W. and Engerman, S. L., eds., The Reinterpretation of American Economic History (Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1974).Google Scholar
  10. [10]
    Fogel, R. W. and Engerman, S. L., Time on the Cross (Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1974), 2 vols.Google Scholar
  11. [11]
    Friedman, M. and Schwartz, A. J., A Monetary History of the United States (Princeton: Princeton U. Press, 1963).Google Scholar
  12. [12]
    Gayer, A. D., Rostow, W. W. and Schwartz, A. J., The Growth and Fluctuation of the British Economy (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1953), 2 vols.Google Scholar
  13. [13]
    Gerschenkron, A., Economic Backwardness in Historical Perspective (Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard U. Press, 1962).Google Scholar
  14. [14]
    Gilbert, Milton, ed., Income and Wealth Series III (Cambridge: Bowes & Bowes, 1953).Google Scholar
  15. [15]
    Hall, A. R., The Export of Capital from Great Britain 1870–1914 (London: Methuen, 1968).Google Scholar
  16. [16]
    Hecksher, E. F., Mercantilism, 2nd edn., ed. E. F. Söderlan (London: Allen & Unwin; New York: Macmillan, 1965).Google Scholar
  17. [17]
    Hicks, J. R., A Theory of Economic History (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1969).Google Scholar
  18. [18]
    Keynes, J. M., A Treatise on Money, reprinted in Collected Work of J. M. Keynes, ed. D. Moggridge (London: Macmillan, 1971).Google Scholar
  19. [19]
    Kuznets, Simon, ed., ‘Income and Wealth of the United States. Trends and Structures’, Income and Wealth Series II (Cambridge: Bowes & Bowes, 1952).Google Scholar
  20. [20]
    Kuznets, Simon, Income and Wealth Series V (Cambridge: Bowes & Bowes, 1955).Google Scholar
  21. [21]
    Kuznets, Simon, Modern Economic Growth (New Haven: Yale U. Press, 1966).Google Scholar
  22. [22]
    Kyle, B., ‘Some Further Considerations on the Application to Social Science Materials of Up-to-date Methods of Bibliographical Control and Information Retrieval’, Journal of Documentation (1958).Google Scholar
  23. [23]
    Larson, H. M., Guide to Business History (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard U. Press, 1948).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. [24]
    Lewis, W. A., The Theory of Economic Growth (London: Allen & Unwin, 1955).Google Scholar
  25. [25]
    Lockwood, W. W., The Economic Development of Japan (Princeton: Princeton U. Press, 1954).Google Scholar
  26. [26]
    Matthews, R. C. O., A Study in Trade-Cycle History (Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press, 1954).Google Scholar
  27. [27]
    Minchinton, W. E., ed., Essays in Agrarian History (Newton Abbot: David and Charles Ltd., 1968).Google Scholar
  28. [28]
    Mitchell, B. R. and Deane, Phyllis, Abstract of British Historical Statistics, 2nd ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press, 1971).Google Scholar
  29. [29]
    Moore, Jr., Barrington, Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy (Boston: Beacon Press, 1966).Google Scholar
  30. [30]
    New Cambridge Modern History, 12 vols. (1957–68).Google Scholar
  31. [31]
    North, D. C. and Thomas, R. P., The Rise of the Western World (Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press, 1973).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. [32]
    Ottley, G., Bibliography of British Railway History (London: Allen & Unwin, 1965).Google Scholar
  33. [33]
    Pigou, A. C., ed., Memories of Alfred Marshall (Oxford: Macmillan, 1925).Google Scholar
  34. [34]
    Postan, M. M. and Habakkuk, H. J., eds., The Cambridge Economic History of Europe, Vols. I–VI (Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press, 1963–66).Google Scholar
  35. [35]
    Price, D. J. de S., ‘Networks of Scientific Papers,’ Science (1965).Google Scholar
  36. [36]
    Schumpeter, E. B., English Overseas Trade Statistics 1697–1808 (Oxford, 1960).Google Scholar
  37. [37]
    Stamp, J. C., British Incomes and Property (London: P. S. King & Son, Ltd., 1915).Google Scholar
  38. [38]
    Taylor, A. J., ed., The Standard of Living in Britain in the Industrial Revolution (London: Methuen, 1975).Google Scholar
  39. [39]
    U.K. Department of Employment, British Labour Statistics Historical Abstract 1886–1968 (London, 1971).Google Scholar
  40. [40]
    U.S. Bureau of the Census, Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1957 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Govt. Printing Office, 1960).Google Scholar
  41. [41]
    Urquhart, M. C. and Buckley, K. A. H., Historical Statistics of Canada (Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press, 1965).Google Scholar
  42. [42]
    Williams, J. B., Guide to Printed Material for English Social and Economic History 1750–1850, 2 vols. (New York: Columbia University Press, 1926).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© International Economic Association 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Phyllis Deane
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CambridgeUK

Personalised recommendations