World Economies


Series Description

A new series of concise modern economic histories of the world’s key economies. Each book provides authoritative analysis that explains how a country’s economy works, why it has the shape it has, and what distinct challenges it faces.

Alongside discussion of the key economic indicators of economic growth, the coverage extends to areas less often seen in the traditional economic narrative, such as well-being, gender and social inequality, and corruption and the black economy, to provide a fresh and more rounded understanding of the wealth of nations, particularly in the wake of the 2007/8 financial crisis. As well as utilising the standard toolbox of economics, the books can offer alternative perspectives, drawn from heterodox approaches and the wider social sciences. Each book also examines the particular problems of working with official sources and of interpreting a country’s national accounts.

The books are written for an undergraduate readership taking courses in economic history, international political economy, political science, international relations, economic geography, business and management. They will also be of value to business professionals who need to orientate themselves in a particular national economic environment.