From the list on money and capitalism from a political economist.
Who am I?
I’m a Canadian political economist working in Australia as an Associate Professor in International Relations and Political Economy at the University of Wollongong, just south of Sydney. I’ve been fascinated by the history of capitalism and money since post-graduate school. Eventually I had some time to do a deep dive into the existing scholarly literature on money and have so far written two books on the topic and multiple articles. I hope you enjoy my book recommendations as much as I enjoyed reading them.
Tim's book list on money and capitalism from a political economist
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Desan’s work filled multiple gaps in my knowledge regarding the historical circumstances that contributed to modern money.
In my view, it is the best and most comprehensive book for anyone who wants to know how we arrived at current monetary arrangements. The research and writing are masterful, comprehensive, and there are many ‘oh my, I didn’t know that’ moments.
A real eye-opener and an essential read for anyone interested in money, finance, and the emergence of capitalism.
Easily the best and most authoritative book since Dickson’s The Financial Revolution In England – a must-read!