Political Economy Bibliography

by Dave Robertson, University of Missouri-St. Louis / Last Updated July 29, 2015

This bibliography supplements the graduate Political Economy syllabus

Business, Labor, Corporatism, Labor Market and Collective Bargaining Policy have been relocated here

See also the American Political Development Bibliography / Environmental Politics Bibliography

("UP" indicates University Press)


INDEX:  Basics / Data / Theories: Past * Present / History of Economic Thought / Economic Development: General, Varieties of Capitalism, US /The State * the American State * Property * Revenue & Tax Policy * Planning & Infrastructure / Policy Making / Rational Choice / Business * Antitrust /  Labor * Labor Markets and Labor Market Policy * Collective Bargaining / Corporatism / Equality & Inequality / Economic Crises and Financial Panics / Monetary, Financial & Credit Policy * Money, Credit, Bankruptcy * Banks & Thrifts * US Federal Reserve and Central Banks * Securities & Corporate Finance * International Finance / Budget Process, Deficit & Debt / Trade / Policy Towards Specific Markets * Regulation * FTC * NRA * Industrial Policy * Specific Sectors: Agriculture - Energy - Steel, Iron, Metals - Transportation - / Regional Economies, Unevenness & Competition / Economics & Democracy


Glossary of Political Economy Terms, by Professor Paul M. Johnson

Glossary of Budget and Economic Terms, U.S. Congressional Budget Office

Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms, by Jerry White and Jordan Goodman

James A.Caparaso and David P. Levine, Theories of Political Economy (Cambridge UP, 1992)

Barry R. Weingast and Donald A. Wittman, The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy (Oxford UP, 2008)

Murray Foss and Herbert Stein, An Illustrated Guide to the American Economy: A Hundred Key Issues 3rd. ed (AEI, 2000)

Zachary Karabell, The Leading Indicators: A Short History of the Numbers That Rule Our World  (Simon & Schuster, 2014)

Charles E. Lindblom, Politics and Markets: The World's Political-Economic Systems (Basic Books, 1977) and The Market System (Yale UP, 2001)

 Edmund S. Phelps, Political Economy: An Introductory Text (New York: WW Norton, 1985).

 Martin Staniland, What is Political Economy? A Study of Social Theory and Underdevelopment (Yale, 1985).

Allan Drazen, Political Economy in Macroeconomics (Princeton: 2000)

Torsten Persson and Guido Tabellini, Political Economics: Explaining Economic Policy (MIT Press, 2000)

Robert Dahl and Charles E. Lindblom, Politics, Economics, and Welfare.

 Leonard Silk, Economics in the Real World (Simon and Schuster)

Paul Peretz, ed., The Politics of American Economic Policymaking 2nd ed.(M.E. Sharpe, 1996)

Charles P. Kindleberger, Historical Economics: Art or Science? (California, 1991)

Jeffrey S. Banks and Eric Allen Hanushek, Modern Political Economy: Old Topics, New Directions (Cambridge UP, 1995)

Michael H. Best and William E. Connolly, The Politicized Economy (D.C. Heath, 1982)

Paul Krugman, The Age of Diminished Expectations, 3rd ed. (Cambridge, MIT Press, 1997)

Peter A. Gourevich, Politics in Hard Times (Cornell, 1988)

Norman J. Vig and Steven E. Schier, Political Economy in Western Democracies (Holmes and Meier, 1985)

Thomas Ferguson and Joel Rogers, eds., The Political Economy: Readings in the Politics and Economics of American Public Policy (M.E. Sharpe, 1984)

Denise E. Markovich and Ronald E. Pynn, American Political Economy: Using Economics with Politics (Brooks/Cole, 1988)

Caroline P. Clotfelter, ed., On the Third Hand: Humor in the Dismal Science, An Anthology (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996).


OECD Outlook


Data Sources

Calculated Risk blog

Office of Management and Budget /  Economic Report of the President / Congressional Budget Office        

U.S. Census Bureau / Federal Statistics / FRED / Federal Reserve Bank of New York Research page 

National Bureau of Economic Research

Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER).

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development / International Monetary Fund

International Labor Organization Statistics (LABORSTA)

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research / Economic Time Series

Econ Data & Links / Local Census /  Other Statistical Sources

Peter Flora, State, Economy and Society in Western Europe 1815-1975: A Data Handbook (St. James Press, 1983).

B.R. Mitchell, International Historical Statistics: The Americas and Australasia (Gale Research Co, 1983);  International Historical Statistics: Africa and Asia (New York UP, 1982); European Historical Statistics, 1750-1970, 2nd Ed (Facts on File, 1981)

The Tax Foundation, Facts and Figures on Government Finance (Johns Hopkins), periodic

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Long Term Economic Growth, 1860-1970

U.S. Census Bureau, Census of Governments, Historical Statistics on Governmental Finances and Employment (GPO: twice each decade)

U.S. Office of Business Economics, The National Income and Product Accounts of the United States, 1929-1965 (GPO: 1966)

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Handbook of Economic Statistics, [year].

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Handbook of Labor Statistics (GPO: occasional, with historical volume in 1975)




Jerry Z. Muller, The Mind and the Market: Capitalism in Western Thought (Anchor Books, 2003).

A. Lindbeck, "Merchantilism," Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

Eli F. Heckscher, Mercantilism (George Allen and Unwin, revised, second edition, edited by Ernst F. Söderlund, 1955), 2 vol. (Originally published as Merkantilisment: Ett led i den ekonomiska politikens historia. Stockholm: P. A. Norstedt and Söner, 1931)

D.C. Coleman, ed., Revisions in Mercantilism (Methuen, 1969)

Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations (originally 1776)

David Riccardo, The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation (originally 1817)

Karl Marx, The Grundrisse (Harper, 1971) and Capital (originally 1867-1894)

Alfred Marshall, Principles of Economics and Alfred Marshall, Money, Credit, and Commerce (1923)

Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899)

J.R. Commons, The Legal Foundations of Capitalism (1924)

John Maynard Keynes, The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money (1935)

Roger E. Backhouse and Bradley W. Bateman, Capitalist Revolutionary: John Maynard Keynes (Harvard UP, 2011).

Joseph A. Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy (New York, Harper & Brothers, 1942)

Karl Polanyi, The Great Transformation (New York, Toronto, Farrar & Rinehart, 1944)

Alvin Hansen, Business Cycles and National Income (1951)


James A. Caporaso and David P. Levine, Theories of Political Economy (Cambridge, 1992)

Friedrich A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom (U of Chicago Press, 1944), Individualism and the Economic Order (U of Chicago Press, 1960), and Law, Legislation, and Liberty, 3 vols. (U of Chicago Press, 1973 & 1979)

Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom (Chicago, 1962) George Gilder, Wealth and Poverty (Basic, 1981)

Jude Wanniski, The Way the World Works (Touchstone, 1978)

Murray Weidenbaum, Rendezvous with Reality: The American Economy After Reagan (Basic, 1988)

Bryan Caplan, The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies (Princeton UP, 2007)

George J. Stigler, Memoirs of an Unregulated Economist (Basic, 1988)


Marianne A. Ferber and Julie A. Nelson, eds. Feminist Economic Theory Today: Beyond Economic Man (U of Chicago Press, 2003) 

Tyler Cowen, The Theory of Market Failure (George Mason U, 1988)

Robert Dahl and Charles Lindblom, Politics, Economics, and Welfare (Harper and Row, 1953) 

Walter Heller, New Dimensions of Political Economy (Harvard, 1966)  

Paul Samuelson, Economics (many editions)  John Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society (Houghton Mifflin, 1958), The New Industrial State (Houghton Mifflin, 1967), and Economics and the Public Purpose (Signet, 1973)


 James O'Connor, The Fiscal Crisis of the State (St. Martin's, 1973)   \

 Jurgen Habermas, Legitimation Crisis (Beacon, 1975)    

Fred Block, Postindustrial Possibilities: A Critique of Economic Discourse (California UP, 1990)  

 Ralph Miliband, The State in Capitalist Society (Quartet, 1976)  

John E. Roemer, Free to Lose: An Introduction to Marxist Economic Philosophy (Harvard, 1988), and A Future for Socialism (Harvard UP, 1994).  

Andrew Bard Schmookler, The Illusion of Choice: How the Market Economy Shapes Our Destiny (SUNY, 1994).

 Robert J. Barbara, The Cost of Capitalism: Understanding Market Mayhem and Stabilizing Our Economic Future (McGraw-Hill, 2009)


E.F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful (1973). 

Albert O. Hirschman, Exit, Voice, and Loyalty (Harvard, 1970)

Fred Hirsch, Social Limits to Growth (Harvard, 1978)  

Mancur Olson, The Rise and Decline of Nations: Economic Growth, Stagflation, and Social Values (New Haven: Yale UP, 1982)  

Mancur Olson and Satu Kähkönen, eds. A Not-So-Dismal Science: A Broader View of Economies and Societies (Oxford UP, 2000)  

Henry Nau, The Myth of America's Decline (Oxford, 1990)  

Oliver E. Williamson, The Economic Institutions of Capitalism: Firms, Markets, Relational Contracting (Free Press, 1985) and Economic Organization: Firms, Markets, and Policy Control (Wheatsheaf, 1986)

Tyler Cowen, ed., The Theory of Market Failure: A Critical Examination (George Mason U Press, 1988)  

J. Rogers Hollingsworth and Robert Boyer, Contemporary Capitalism: The Embeddedness of Institutions (Cambridge, 1997)  

Richard R. Nelson, Technology, Institutions, and Economic Growth (Harvard UP, 2005)


History and Analysis of Economic Thought

·        Steven Medema and Warren Samuels, eds, Historians of Economics and Economic Thought: The Construction of Disciplinary Memory (Routledge, 2001)

·        J.A. Schumpeter, History of Economic Analysis (1954)

·        Margaret Schabas, The Natural Origins of Economics (U of Chicago Press, 2005)

·        Sylvia Nasar, Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius (Simon & Schuster, 2011)

·        D. P. O'Brien, The Classical Economists Revisited (Princeton UP, 2004).

·        Harro Maas, William Stanley Jevons and the Making of Modern Economics (Cambridge UP, 2005)

·        Mark Blaug, Economic Theory in Retrospect (1985).

·        Horst Claus Recktenwald, ed., Political Economy: A Historical Perspective (1973)

·        Phyllis Deane, The State and the Economic System: An Introduction to the History of Political Economy (Oxford, 1989)

·        Peter A. Hall, ed. The Political Power of Economic Ideas: Keynesianism Across Nations (Princeton UP: 1989).

·        Robert Lekachman, A History of Economic Ideas (1959) and The Age of Keynes (1966)

·        Alessandro Roncaglia, The Wealth of Ideas: A History of Economic Thought (Cambridge UP, 2005).

·        Michael A. Bernstein, A Perilous Progress: Economists and Public Purpose in Twentieth-Century America (Princeton UP, 2001)

·        Emma Rothschild, Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet, and the Enlightenment. (Harvard UP, 2001)

·       Nicholas Phillipson, Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life (Yale UP, 2010)

·        Henry William Spiegel, The Growth of Economic Thought  (1971)

·        Geoffrey M. Hodgson, How Economics Forgot History: The Problem of Historical Specificity in Social Science. (Routledge, 2001)

·        John Kenneth Galbraith, Economics in Perspective: A Critical History (Houghton Mifflin, 1987).

·        Charles P. Kindleberger, Historical Economics: Art or Science? (California, 1991)

·        Deborah A. Redman, The Rise of Political Economy as a Science: Methodology and the Classical Economists (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1997)

·        Patricia Werhane, Adam Smith and His Legacy for Modern Capitalism (Oxford, 1991).

·        A. Hirschman, The Passions and the Interests: Political Arguments for Capitalism Before Its Triumph (Princeton, 1977).

·        J. Dorfman, The Economic Mind in American Civilization

·       James T. Kloppenberg, Uncertain Victory: Social Democracy and Progressivism in European and American Thought, 1870-1920 (New York: Oxford UP, 1986)

·        R. Jeffrey Lustig, Corporate Liberalism: The Origins of American Political Theory (Knopf, 1966)

·        Desmond King, The New Right: Politics, Markets, and Citizenship (Dorsey, 1987).

·        Kenneth Hoover and Raymond Plant, Conservative Capitalism in Britain and the United States (Routledge, 1989)

·        Andrew Gamble, The Free Economy and the Strong State (Duke, 1988).

·        Morris Bornstein, Comparative Economic Systems: Models and Cases, 5th ed. (R.D. Irwin, 1985).

·        Edward Greenberg, Capitalism and the American Political Ideal (M.E. Sharpe, 1985).

·        Steven E. Rhoads, The Economist's View of the World: Government, Markets, and Public Policy (Cambridge, 1985).

·        Andrew Bard Schmookler, The Illusion of Choice: How the Market Economy Shapes Our Destiny (SUNY, 1994)

·        John Martin Gilroy and Maurice Wade, eds., The Moral Dimensions of Public Policy Choice (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992)

·        Conrad P. Waligorski, Liberal Economics and Democracy: Keynes, Galbraith, Thurow, and Reich (UP of Kansas, 1997).

·        Andrew Sayer, Radical Political Economy: Critique and Reformulation (Blackwell, 1995).

·        Review of Radical Political Economics

 3. Economic Development


·        Karl Polanyi, The Great Transformation (New York, Toronto, Farrar & Rinehart, 1944)

·        Raymond W. Goldsmith, Comparative National Balance Sheets: A Study of Twenty Countries, 1688-1978 (Chicago, 1984).

·        Angus Maddison, Dynamic Forces in Capitalist Development: A Long-Run Comparative View (1991).

·        Hendrik Van den Berg, Economic Growth And Development (McGraw-Hill, 2001)

·        Robert. M. Solow, Growth Theory - An Exposition, 2nd ed. (Oxford UP, 2000)

·        Walter Eltis, The Classical Theory of Economic Growth (Palgrave, 2000)

·        W. W. Rostow, The Stages of Economic Growth: A Non-Communist Manifesto, 3rd ed. (Cambridge UP, 1991)

·        Amartya Sen, Development as Freedom (Oxford UP, 1999)

·        Torben Andersen and Karl-Ove Moene, eds. Endogenous Growth (Blackwell, 1994)

·        Douglass C. North, Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance (Cambridge UP, 1990) and Understanding the Process of Economic Change (Princeton UP, 2005)

·        Daron Acemoğlu and James Robinson, Why Nations Fail: Origins of Power, Poverty and Prosperity (Crown Publishers, 2012)

·        Daron Acemoglu, S. Johnson, and J.A. Robinson. 2005. “Institutions as a Fundamental Cause of Long-run Growth.” In Handbook of Economic Growth, edited by Philippe Aghion and Steven N. Durlauf, 1:385–472. 

·        Alberto Alesina, Paola Giuliano, and Nathan Nunn, “On the Origins of Gender Roles: Women and the Plough.” The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2013).

·        Claude Diebolt, and Faustine Perrin, “From Stagnation to Sustained Growth: The Role of Female Empowerment,” American Economic Review 103 (2013): 545–549

·        Nathan Nunn, “Culture and the Historical Process.” Economic History of Developing Regions 27 (sup1, 2012), pp. S108–S126.

·        Avinash Dixit, The Making of Economic Policy: A Transaction Cost Politics Perspective (Boston: MIT Press, 1996)

·        Alexander Gerschenkron, Economic Backwardness in Historical Perspective: A Book of Essays (Belknap Press of Harvard UP, 1962)


·        Larry Neal and Jeffrey G. Williamson, eds., The Cambridge History of Capitalism. Vol I: The Rise of Capitalism from Ancient Origins to 1848; and Vol II: The Spread of Capitalism: From 1848 to the Present (Cambridge UP, 2014)

The Cambridge Economic History of Europe (1963)

·        Karl Polanyi, The Great Transformation (Rinehart & Co., 1944)

·        Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1904-5)

·        Joyce Appleby, The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism (WW Norton, 2010)

·        Eric Hobsbawn (Chris Wrigley, ed.), Industry and Empire: The Birth of the Industrial Revolution (New Press, 1999)

·        Mark Blyth, Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge UP, 2002)

·        Peter N. Stearns, The Industrial Revolution in World History (Westview, 1993)

·        Peter Evans, Embedded Autonomy: States and Industrial Transformations (Princeton UP, 1995)

·        Robert Albritton, Makoto Itoh, Richard Westra, and Alan Zuege, eds. Phases of Capitalist Development: Booms, Crises and Globalizations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002)

·        Andrew Graham and Anthony Seldon, eds., Government and Economies in the Postwar World (Routledge, 1990)

·        H.W. Arndt, Economic Development: The History of an Idea (Chicago, 1987).

·        Nathan Rosenberg and L.E. Birdzell, Jr., How the West Grew  Rich: The Economic Transformation of the Industrial World (Basic Books, 1986)

·        Solomos Solomou, Economic Cycles: Long Cycles and Business Cycles since1870 (Manchester UP, 1998)

·        Richard R. Nelson, The Sources of Economic Growth (Harvard UP, 1996).

·        Barrington Moore, Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World (Beacon, 1967)

·        Fred Hirsch, Social Limits to Growth (1977)

·        Warren Ilchman and Norman T. Uphoff, The Political Economy of Change (California, 1969).

·        Hiram Caton, The Politics of Progress: The Origins and Development of the Commercial Republic, 1600-1835 (Florida, 1988).

·        Charles L. Schultze, Other Times, Other Places: Macroeconomic Lessons from U.S. and European History (Brookings, 1986).

·        Gerold Ambrosius and William H. Hubbard, A Social and Economic History of Twentieth Century Europe (Harvard, 1989)

·        G.M. Holmes, Britain and America: A Comparative Economic History (1976).

·        David S. Landes, The Unbound Prometheus: Technological Change and Industrial Development in Western Europe from 1750 to the Present (Cambridge University, 1969).

·        Nick Crafts and Gianni Toniolo, eds., Economic Growth in Europe since 1945 (New York: Cambridge UP, 1996).

·        Henry Rosovsky, David S. Landes, and Patrice Higonnet, eds. Favorites of Fortune: Technology, Growth, and Economic Development since the Industrial Revolution (Harvard UP, 1991)

·        Richard Pomfret, The Age of Equality: The Twentieth Century in Economic Perspective (Harvard UP, 2011).

Varieties of Capitalism

·        Peter A. Hall and David Soskice, eds. Varieties of Capitalism: The Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage (Oxford UP, 2001)

·        Peter A. Hall and Kathleen Thelen, "Institutional Change in Varieties of Capitalism" Socio-Economic Review 7:1 (2009), 7-34.

·        Monica Prasad, The Politics of Free Markets: The Rise of Neoliberal Economic Policies in Britain, France, Germany, and the United States (U of Chicago Press, 2006)

·        Bob Hancké, ed. Debating Varieties of Capitalism: A Reader (Oxford UP 2009)

·        Bruno Amable, The Diversity of Modern Capitalism (Oxford UP, 2003)

·        Mark Blyth, “Same as It Never Was: Temporality and Typology in the Varieties of Capitalism,” Comparative European Politics, 1:2 (2003), 215-25

·        Richard Whitley, Divergent Capitalisms: The Social Structuring and Change of Business Systems (Oxford UP, 1999). 

·        Michael Watson, “Ricardian Political Economy and the Varieties of Capitalism Approach: Specialisation, Trade and Comparative Institutional Advantage,” Comparative European Politics 1:2 (2003), 227-40

·        David Coates, ed., Varieties of Capitalism, Varieties of Approaches (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).

·        Richard Deeg and Gregory Jackson "Towards a More Dynamic Theory of Capitalist Variety." Socio-Economic Review 5:1 (2007), 149-179.

·        "'Varieties of Capitalism’ Roundtable,’’ Business History Review 84 (Winter 2010), 637–74

·        Richard Deeg and Gregory Jackson, ‘‘Towards a More Dynamic Theory of Capitalist Variety,’’ Socio–Economic Review 5 (Jan. 2007), 149–79

·        Dani Rodrick, One Economics Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economic Growth (Princeton UP, 2007)



United States Economic Development & MacroPolicy


See also Revenue / Budget Process, Deficit & Debt / Industrial Policy / Monetary & Financial Policy

·        Gary M. Walton and Hugh Rockoff, History of the American Economy. 8th ed. (Fort Worth: Dryden Press, 1998)

·        Marc Allen Eisner, The State in the American Political Economy: Public Policy and the Evolution of State-Economy Relations (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1995) and The American Political Economy (Routledge, 2010) .

·        Sumner Slichter, Economic Growth in the United States (1962).

·        Martin Feldstein, ed., The American Economy in Transition (Chicago UP, 1980).

·        Robert D. Atkinson, The Past and Future of America's Economy: Long Waves of Innovation that Power Cycles of Growth (Edward Elgar, 2004).

·        Thomas Weiss and Donald Schaefer, eds., American Economic Development in Historical Perspective (Stanford UP, 1994).

·        W. Elliott Brownlee, Dynamics of Ascent: A History of the American Economy (Dorsey, 1979).

·        Patrick Akard, The Return of the Market: The Politics of U.S. Economic Policy from Carter to Clinton (Boulder: Westview Press, 1998)

·        Herbert Stein and Murray Foss. The New Illustrated Guide to the American Economy, 2nd ed. (American Enterprise Institute, 1995).

·        John L. Campbell, J. Rogers Hollingsworth, and Leon N. Lindberg, eds. Governance of the American Economy  (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991)

·        Jonathan Hughes, American Economic History.

·        Robert Heilbroner, The Economic Transformation of America

·        Lance E. Davis and Douglass C. North, Institutional Change and American Economic Growth (Cambridge UP, 1971)

·        Frederic L. Pryor. Economic Evolution and Structure: The Impact of Complexity on the U.S. Economic System (Cambridge University Press, 1996)

·        David Hounshell, From the American System to Mass Production, 180-0-1932 (Johns Hopkins UP, 1984)


·       Stanley L. Engerman and Kenneth L. Sokoloff, Economic Development in the Americas since 1500: Endowments and Institutions (Cambridge  
UP, 2012).

·        John J. McCusker and Russell R. Menard, The Economy of British America, 1607-1789 (North Carolina, 1991).

·        Gary M. Walton and James F. Sheperd, The Economic Rise of early America (Cambridge UP, 1979).

·        Stuart Bruchey, The Roots of American Economic Growth 1607-1861: An Essay in Social Causation (Hutchinson University Library, 1965)

·        E.J. Perkins, The Economy of Colonial America, 2nd ed. (Columbia UP, 1988)

·        Stanley L. Engerman and Robert E. Gallman, eds. 1996. The Cambridge Economic History of the United States. Vol. 1: the Colonial Era. New York: Cambridge University Press.

·        Allan Kulikoff, From British Peasants to Colonial American Farmers (U of North Carolina Press, 2000)

·        Richard R. John, Ruling Passions: Political Economy in Nineteenth-Century America (Penn State UP, 2006)

·        Victor S. Clark, History of Manufacturers in the United States, 1607-1860 (Carnegie Institute of Washington, 1916)

·        Winifred B. Rothenberg, From Market-Places to a Market Economy: The Transformation of Rural Massachusetts, 1750-1850 (U of Chicago Press, 1992)

·        Peter McNamara, Political Economy and Statesmanship: Smith, Hamilton, and the Foundation of the Commercial Republic (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, . 1998)

·        Paul K. Conkin, Prophets of Prosperity: America's First Political Economists (1980)

·        Michael B. Folsom and Steven D. Lubar, eds. The Philosophy of Manufactures: Early Debates over Industrialization in the United States (MIT, 1982). Original documents.

·        Daniel Raymond, The Elements of Political Economy (1823)

·        Frank Bourgin, The Great Challenge: The Myth of Laissez-Faire in the Early Republic (Harper and Row, 1990)

·        Curtis P. Nettels, The Emergence of a National Economy, 1775-1815 (M.E. Sharpe).

·        John Majewski, A House Dividing: Economic Development in Pennsylvania and Virginia, 1800-1860 (Cambridge UP, 2000)

·        Kim M. Gruenwald, River of Enterprise: The Commercial Origins of Regional Identity in the Ohio Valley, 1790-1850 (Indiana UP, 2002)

·        Charles Sellers, The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America, 1815-1846 (Oxford, 1991).

·        John L. Larson, The Market Revolution in America: Liberty, Ambition, and the Eclipse of the Common Good (Cambridge UP: 2010)

·        Robert Fogel and Stanley Engerman, Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery (1974)

·        Jenny Bourne Wahl, The Bondsman's Burden: An Economic Analysis of the Common Law of Southern Slavery (Cambridge UP, 2002)

·        Eric Williams, Capitalism and Slavery (University of North Carolina Press, 1994)

·        Richard Franklin Bensel, The Political Economy of American Industrialization, 1877-1900 (New York: Cambridge UP, 2001)

·        Samuel P. Hays, The Response to Industrialism, 1885-1914 (Chicago, 1957)

·         Lawrence Goodwyn, The Populist Movement: A Short History of the Agrarian Revolt in America (Oxford, 1978).

·    Robert G. McCloskey, American Conservatism in the Age of Enterprise: A study of William Graham Sumner, Stephen J. Field, and Andrew Carnegie (Harvard, 1951)

·        Rendig Fels, American Business Cycles, 1865-1897 (1959)

·        Gabriel Kolko, The Triumph of Conservatism (Free Press, 1963)

·        Harold U. Faulkner, The Decline of Laissez-Faire, 1897-1917 (M.E. Sharpe)

·        George Soule, The Prosperity Decade: From War to Depression, 1917-1929 (M.E. Sharpe)

·        Lester V. Chandler, America's Greatest Depression, 1929-1941 (Harper & Row, 1970).

·        Jordan A. Schwarz, The Interregnum of Despair: Hoover, Congress, and the Depression (University of Illinois Press, 1970).

·        William J. Barber, Designs within Disorder: Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Economists, and the Shaping of American Economic Policy, 1933-1945 (Cambridge UP, 1996).

·        Daniel Fusfeld, The Economic Thought of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Origins of the New Deal (Columbia University Press, 1956)

·        Jordan Schwarz, Liberal: Adolph A. Berle and the Vision of an American Era (New York: Free Press, 1987)

·        Dean L. May, From New Deal to New Economics: The American Liberal Response to the Recession of 1937 (Garland, 1991).

·        Peter Fearon, War, Prosperity, and Depression: The U.S. Economy, 1917-1945 (Kansas, 1987)

·        Robert Collins, More: The Politics of Economic Growth in Postwar America (Oxford UP, 2000)

·        John F. Walker and Harold G. Vatter, eds., History of the U.S. Economy Since World War II  (M.E. Sharpe, 1995).

·        David B. Grusky, Bruce Western, and Christopher Wimer, eds., The Great Recession (New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2011)

·        “The Rise and Fall of American Technological Leadership: The Postwar Era in Historical Perspective,” Journal of Economic Literature 30 (December, 1992)

·        Allen J. Matusow, Nixon's Economy: Booms, Busts, Dollars, and Votes (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998)

·        Michael Bernstein and David Adler, eds. Understanding American Economic Decline (Cambridge University Press, 1994).

·        Graeme M. Holmes, Britain and America: A Comparative Economic History, 1850-1939 (London, 1976).

·        Philip S. Bagwell and G.E. Mingray, Britain and America, 1850-1939: A Study of Economic Change (London, 1970)


The State and its Capacity

·        J.P. Nettl, "The State as a Conceptual Variable," World Politics 20:4 (July, 1968), 559-592.

·        James G. March, and Johan P. Olsen, "The New Institutionalism: Organizational Factors in Political Life," American Political Science Review 78:3 (September, 1984), pp. 734-749.

·        James G. March and John P. Olsen, Rediscovering Institutions: The Organizational Basis of Politics (Free Press, 1989).

·        Peter Evans, Theda Skocpol, and Dietrich Rueschemeyer, eds.,  Bringing the State Back In (Cambridge, 1985).

·        Theda Skocpol, States and Social Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of France, Russia, and China (Cambridge, 1979)

·        Matthew Lange and Dietrich Rueschemeyer, eds., States and Development: Historical Antecedents of Stagnation and Advance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)

·        Charles Tilly, The Formation of National States in Western Europe (Princeton, 1975) and Coercion, Capital, and European States, A.D. 990-1992 (Blackwell, 1990).

·        Eric Nordlinger, On the Autonomy of the Democratic State (1981)

·        Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon (originally 1852)

·        Martin Carnoy, The State and Political Theory (Princeton, 1984)

·        Nicos Poulantzas, "The Problem of the Capitalist State," New Left Review, 58:67-78

·        Roger Benjamin and Stephen L. Elkin, eds., The Democratic State (Kansas, 1985).

·        Ralph Miliband, The State and Capitalist Society (Quartet, 1969).

·        Gianfranco Poggi, The Development of the Modern State: A Sociological Introduction (London, 1978).

·        Fred Block, "The Ruling Class Does Not Rule," Socialist Revolution 7 (3):6-28.

·        Alfred Stepan, The State and Society: Peru in Comparative Perspective (Princeton: 1978).

·        Leo Panitch, The Canadian State: Political Economy and Political Power (Toronto, 1977).

·        Douglas North, Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance (Cambridge, 1990).

·        Mark J. Roe, “Chaos and Evolution in Law and Economics,” Harvard Law Review 109:3 (January, 1996), pp. 641-668.

·        The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

The American State  (see also the American Political Development Bibliography)

·        Ballard C. Campbell, The Growth of American Government: Governance from the Cleveland Era to the Present (Indiana University Press, 1995).

·        Stephen Skowronek, Building a New American State: The Expansion of National Administrative Capacities, 1877-1920 (Cambridge UP, 1982)

·        Robert H. Wiebe, The Search for Order, 1877-1920 (NY: Hill and Wang, 1967)

·        Barry D. Karl, The Uneasy State (Chicago, 1983)

·        John R. Commons, The Legal Foundations of Capitalism (Macmillan, 1924)

·        Louis Hartz, The Liberal Tradition in America (1955)

·        Seymour Martin Lipset, The First New Nation: The United States in Historical and Comparative Perspective (Basic, 1963)

·        David B. Robertson and Dennis R. Judd, The Development of American Public Policy: The Structure of Policy Restraint (Scott, Foresman, 1989)

·        Harry N. Scheiber, "Federalism and the American Economic Order, 1789-1910," Law and Society Review 10:1 (Fall, 1975), 58-118

·        E. Parmalee Prentice and John G. Egan, The Commerce Clause of the Federal Constitution (Chicago: Callaghan, 1898)

·        Emmette S. Redford, The Role of Government in the American Economy (Macmillan, 1966)

·        Morton Keller, Affairs of State: Public Life in Late Nineteenth Century America (Cambridge, 1977).

·       Lawrence M. Friedman, A History of American Law (Simon and Schuster, 1973)

·        James Willard Hurst, Law and the Conditions of Freedom in the Nineteenth Century United States (Wisconsin, 1956) and Law and Social Order in the United States (Cornell, 1977)

·        Morton J. Horowitz, The Transformation of American Law, 1780-1860 (Harvard, 1977).

·        Arthur S. Miller, The Supreme Court and American Capitalism (Free Press, 1968).

·        Tony A. Freyer, Forums of Order: The Federal Courts and Business in American History (JAI  Press, 1979).

·        Jamil S. Zainaldin, Law in Antebellum Society (Knopf, 1983).

·        Larry G. Gerber, The Limits of Liberalism: Josephus Daniels, Henry Stimson, Bernard Baruch, Donald Richberg, Felix Frankfurter and the Development of the Modern Political Economy (New York: 1983)

·        L. Ray Gunn, The Decline of Authority: Public Economic Policy and Political Development in New York State, 1800-1860 (Cornell, 1988)

·        Alberta Sbragia, Debt Wish: Entrepreneurial Cities, U.S. Federalism, and Economic Development. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996.

·        Susan Strange, "Toward a Theory of Transnational Empire," in Ernst-Otto Czempiel and James N. Rosenau, Global Changes and Theoretical Challenges: Approaches to World Politics for the 1990s (Lexington, 1990).

·        Studies in American Political Development (Yale; annual)

PropertY & Lands

·        Stuart Banner, American Property: A History of How, Why,and What We Own  (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011)

·        Bruce Ackerman, ed., Economic Foundations of Property Law (Little, Brown, 1975) and Private Property and the Constitution (Yale, 1977)

·        James W. Ely, ed., The Guardian of Every Other Right: A Constitutional History of Property Rights (Oxford, 1991)

·        J. R. Pennock and J.W. Chapman, eds., Property (NYU, 1980)

·        C.B. Macpherson, Property: Mainstream and Critical Positions (Toronto, 1978)

·        Richard B. Schlatter, Private Property: The History of an Idea (Rutgers, 1957)

·       Matthew H. Kramer John Locke and the Origins of Private Property: Philosophical Explorations of Individualism, Community, and Equality  (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998)

·        William B. Scott, In Pursuit of Happiness: American Conceptions of Property from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century (Indiana, 1977)

·        Gregory S. Alexander, Commodity and Propriety: Competing Visions of Property in American Legal Thought, 1776-1970 (University of Chicago Press, 1997)

·        B. Zorina Khan, “Property Rights and Patent Litigation in Early Nineteenth Century America,” Journal of Economic History 55:1 (March, 1995): 58-97.

·        Stephen R. Munzer, A Theory of Property (Cambridge, 1990).

·        Benjamin Horace Hibbard, A History of the Public Land Policies (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1965)

·        Peter Onuf, A History of the Northwest Ordinance (Indiana UP, 1987)

·        Paul Wallace Gates, History of Public Land Law Development  (Washington: GPO, 1968) and Fifty Million Acres: Conflicts Over Kansas Land Policy, 1854-1890 (Atherton Press, 1966)

·        Malcolm J. Rohrbough, The Land Office Business: The Settlement and Administration of American Public Lands, 1789-1837 (Oxford UP, 1968)

·        Daniel Feller, The Public Lands in Jacksonian Politics (U of Wisconsin Press, 1984)

·        John G. Francis and Leslie Pickering Francis, Land Wars: The Politics of Property and Community (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2003)

·        Sidney Plotkin, Keep Out: The Struggle for Land Use Control (California, 1987).

·        Morton J. Horwitz, The Transformation of American Law, 1780-1860 (Cambridge, 1977)

·        Harry N. Scheiber, "Regulation, Property Rights, and Definition of 'The Market': Law and the American Economy," Journal of Economic History 41  (March, 1981) [a response to Horwitz]

·        Tony Freyer, "The Federal Courts, Localism, and the National Economy, 1865-1900," Business History Review 53:3 (1979).

·        Gary D. Libecap, Contracting for Property Rights (Cambridge UP, 1989).

·        Dennis J. Coyle, Property Rights and the Constitution: Shaping Society Through Land Use Regulation (SUNY UP, 1994)

·        Karen B. Clay, “Property Rights and Institutions: Congress and the California Land Act of 1851,” Journal of Economic History 59:1 (March 1999): 122-142.

·        Daniel T. Rodgers, Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age (Cambridge: The Belknap Press, 1998), material on zoning


·        Stanley L. Engerman and Jacob Metzer, eds., Land Rights, Ethno-Nationality and Sovereignty in History (Routledge, 2004)

Revenue and Tax Policy

·        Sheldon D. Pollack, War, Revenue, and State Building: Financing the Development of the American State (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2009)

·        Robert Stanley, Dimensions of Law in the Service of Order: Origins of the Federal Income Tax, 1861-1913. (Oxford University Press, 1993)

·        Ajay K. Mehrotra, Making the Modern American Fiscal State: Law, Politics, and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877-1929 (Cambridge UP, 2014)

·        Robin L. Einhorn, American Taxation, American Slavery (U of Chicago Press, 2006)

·        Michael B. Berkman, The State Roots of National Politics: Congress and the Tax Agenda, 1978-1986 (University of Pittsburgh, 1993)

·        David T. Beito, Taxpayers in Revolt: Tax Resistance during the Great Depression (University of North Carolina Prss, 1989).

·        Cathie Jo Martin, Shifting the Burden: The Struggle over Growth and Corporate Taxation (U of Chicago Press, 1990).

·        Julian E. Zelizer, Taxing America: Wilbur D. Mills, Congress, and the State, 1945-1975  (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998)

·        E.R.A. Seligman, The Income Tax: A Study of the History, Theory, and Practice of Income Taxation at Home and Abroad (Macmillan, 1921).

·        Sidney Ratner, Taxation and Democracy in America (Wiley, 1942).

·        Richard J. Joseph, The Orignins of the American Income Tax: The Revenue Act of 1894 and its Aftermath (Syracuse UP)

·        John F. Witte, The Politics and Development of the Federal Income Tax (University of Wisconsin Press, 1985).

·        Mark Leff, The Limits of Symbolic Reform: The New Deal and Taxation (Cambridge UP, 1984).

·        Sheldon D. Pollack, The Failure of U.S. Tax Policy: Revenue and Politics (Penn State UP, 1996)

·        Lawrence H. Summers, ed., Tax Policy and the Economy (MIT, 1987).

·        Jeffrey H. Birnbaum and Alan S. Murray, Showdown at Gucci Gulch: Lawmakers, Lobbyists, and the Unlikely Triumph of Tax Reform (Random House, 1987).

·        Christopher Howard, The Hidden Welfare State: Tax Expenditures and Social Policy in the United States (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997).

·        Joseph Pechman, Federal Tax Policy. Brookings, 1977.

·        Joseph A. Pechman, Who Paid the Taxes, 1966-1985 (Brookings, 1985)

·        Richard Rose and Terrence Karran, Taxation by Political Inertia (Boston: Allen Unwin, 1988)

·        Arthur O’Sullivan, Terri A. Sexton, and Steven M. Shefrin, Property Taxes and Tax Revolts: The Legacy of Proposition 13 (Cambridge, 1994)

·        Glenn W. Fisher, The Worst Tax?  A History of the Property Tax in America (University Press of Kansas, 1996)

·        Sven Steinmo, ed. The International Library of Comparative Public Policy: Tax Policy (Edward Elgar Publishing, 1998).

Planning and Infrastructure

·        David Wilson, The National Planning Idea in U.S. Public Policy (Westview, 1980)

·        Guy Alchon, The Invisible Hand of Planning: Capitalism, Social Science, and the State in the 1920s (Princeton, 1985)

·        Anthony S. Campagna, U.S. National Economic Policy, 1917-1985 (Praeger, 1988).

·        Jytte Klausen, "Did World War II End the New Deal? A Comparative Perspective on Postwar Planning Initiatives," in Sidney M. Milkis and Jerome M. Mileur, eds. The New Deal and the Triumph of Liberalism (U of Massachusetts Press, 2002), 193-231.

·        Jack Hayward and Michael Watson, eds, Planning, Politics, and Public Policy: The British, French, and Italian Experience (Cambridge UP, 1975)

·        Andrew Schonfield, Modern Capitalism (Oxford UP, 1965)

·        Morris Bornstein, Economic Planning, East and West (Ballinger, 1975).

·        Jack Hayward and    Narkiewicz, Planning in Europe

·        Stephen Cohen, Modern Capitalist Planning: The French Model (1977)

·        Michael Shanks, Planning and Politics: The British Experience, 1960-1976

·        Barry Bosworth and Alice M. Rivlin, eds., The Swedish Economy (Brookings, 1987).

·        Marion Clauson, New Deal Planning: The National Resources Planning Board (Hopkins, 1981).

·        Mary Corbin Sies and Christopher Silver, eds. 1996. Planning the Twentieth-Century American City. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

·        J. R. Hollingsworth, ed., Governmental and Economic Performance, The Annals, 459 (Jan 1982)

·        Report of the Twentieth Century Task Force on International Coordination of National Economic Policy (Unwin Hyman, 1990)

·        Andrew Graham with Anthony Seldon, Government and Economies in the Postwar World: Economic Policies and Comparative Performance, 1945-1985 (Routledge, Chapman, and Hall, 1992)

·        Paul F. Whiteley, The International Library of Comparative Public Policy: Economic Policy. Vol. 6. (Edward Elgar Publishing, 1998)

·        Francis Castles, Franz Lehner and Manfred Schmidt, eds., Managing Mixed Economies (deGruyter, 1988).

·       John Lauritz Larson, Internal Improvement: National Public Works and the Promise of Popular Government in the Early United States (U of North Carolina, 2001)

·        Carter Goodrich, "National Planning of Internal Improvements," Political Science Quarterly 63:1 (March, 1948), 16-44


 5. Policy Making

- Congress

·        Allen Schick (ed.), Making Economic Policy in Congress (AEI, 1983).

·        Lance LeLoup, The Fiscal Congress: Legislative Control of the Budget (Greenwood, 1980).

·        Keith T. Poole and Howard Rosenthal, Congress: A Political-Economic History of Roll-Call Voting (Oxford UP, 1996)

·        John Gilmour, Reconcilable Differences? Congress, the Budget Process, and the Deficit  (California, 1990)

·        Rudolph O. Penner and Alan J. Abramson, Broken Purse Strings: Congressional Budgeting, 1974-1988 (Urban Institute, 1989).

- The Executive

·         John P. Frendreis and Raymond Tatalovich, The Modern Presidency and Economic Policy (Itasca, IL: F.E. Peacock, 1994)

·        Herbert Stein, The Fiscal Revolution in America, Revised (AEI, 1990), Governing the $5 Trillion Economy (Oxford, 1989), and Presidential Economics: The Making of Economic Policy from Hoover to Reagan and Beyond, Second Revised, (AEI, 1988).

·        David M. Hart, Forged Consensus: Science, Technology, and Economic Policy in the United States, 1921-1953 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998)

·        Hugh S. Norton, The Employment Act and the Council of Economic Advisors, 1946-1976 (South Carolina, 1977) and The Quest for Economic Stability: Roosevelt to Reagan (South Carolina)

·        Shelley Lynne Tomkin, Inside OMB: Politics and Process in the President's Budget Office (M.E. Sharpe, 1998)

·        Larry Berman, The Office of Management and Budget and the Presidency, 1921-1979 (Princeton: 1979)

·        Allan Schick, The Capacity to Budget (Urban Institute Press, 1990)

·        Roger B. Porter, "Economic Advice to the President: From Eisenhower to Reagan," Political Science Quarterly Fall, 1983, 403-26

·        Edward S. Flash, Economic Advice and Presidential Leadership: The Council of Economic Advisors (1965)

- Presidential Administrations

·        Eliot A. Rosen, Roosevelt, the Great Depression, and the Economics of Recovery (University of Virginia Press, 2005)

·        Stephen K. Bailey, Congress Makes a Law: The Story Behind the Employment Act of 1946 (Columbia, 1950)

·        Seymour Harris, Economics of the Kennedy Years (Harper and Row, 1964)

·        JamesE. Anderson and Jared E. Hazelton, Managing Macroeconomic Policy: The Johnson Presidency (Texas, 1986)

·        A. James Reichley, Conservatives in an Age of Change: The Nixon and Ford Administrations Brookings, 1981.

·        David Stockman, The Triumph of Politics: The Inside Story of the Reagan Revolution. Harper and Row, 1986.

·        Paul Craig Roberts, The Supply-Side Revolution (Harvard, 1984)

·        Benjamin Friedman, Day of Reckoning: The Consequences of American Economic Policy Under Reagan and After (Random House, 1988).

·        Lawrence J. Haas, Running on Empty: Bush, Congress, and the Politics of a Bankrupt Government (Irwin, 1990)

- Public Opinion, Electoral Politics and Economics

·        John Coleman, Party Decline In America: Policy, Politics, And The Fiscal State.  Princeton, UP, 1996).

·        John T. Williams, "The Political Manipulation of Macroeconomic Policy," APSR 84:3 (Sept, 1990), 767-795.

·        Michael B. MacKuen, Robert S. Erikson, and James A. Stimson, "Peasants or Bankers? The American Electorate and the U.S. Economy," APSR 86 (1992): 597-611.

·        R. Michael Alvarez, Geoffrey Garrett, and Peter Lange, "Government Partisanship, Labor Organization, and Macroeconomic Performance," APSR 85:539-556; Nathaniel Beck and Jonathan N. Katz, R. Michael Alvarez, Geoffrey Garrett, and Peter Lange, "Government Partisanship, Labor Organization, and Macroeconomic Performance: A Corrigendum," APSR 87:4 (December, 1993): 945-948

·        D. Roderick Kiewiet, Macroeconomics and Micropolitics (Chicago, 1983)

·        Edward Tufte, Political Control of the Economy (Princeton, 1978)

·        Douglas Hibbs, The American Political Economy: Macroeconomics and Electoral Politics in the United States (Harvard, 1987)

·        Douglas Hibbs, The Political Economy of Industrial Democracies (Harvard, 1987)

·        William D. Nordhaus, "The Political Business Cycle," Review of Economic Studies 42 (April, 1975).

·        Thomas Willett, ed., Political Business Cycles: The Political Economy of Money, Inflation, and Unemployment

·        Claus Offe, Competitive Party Democracy and the Keynesian Welfare State: Factors of Stability and Disorganization," Policy Sciences (1983).

·        Thomas Ferguson, "From Normalcy to New Deal: Industrial Structure, Party Competition, and American Public Policy in the Great Depression," International Organization 38:1 (Winter, 1984).

·        Thomas Ferguson, Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Party Competition and the Logic of Money-Driven Political Systems (University of Chicago, 1995).

·        Helmut Norpoth, Michael Lewis-Beck, and Jean-Dominique Lafay, Making Governments Pay: Economics and Political Support in Western Europe. Michigan, 1991.

·        Matin Shefter, Political Parties and the State: The American Electoral Experience. Princeton Univeristy press, 1994.

·        Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Economics and Elections: The Major Western Democracies. University of Michigan.

·        Herbert McCloskey and John Zaller, The American Ethos: Public Attitudes toward Capitalism and Democracy (Harvard, 1985)

·        Seymour Martin Lipset and William Schneider, The Confidence Gap: Business, Labor, and Government in the Public Mind (Free Press, 1983)

- Comparative Policy Making

·        G. C. Peden, The Treasury and British PublicPolicy, 1906-1959. New York: Oxford UP, 2000)

 6. Political Economy II

Rational Choice

·        Ian McLean and Arnold B. Urken, eds., Classics of Social Choice (University of Michigan Press, 1995)

·        Ia Richard Cornes aand Todd Sandler, The Theory of Externalities, Public Goods and Club Goods, 2nd ed (Cambridge UP, 1996)

·        Kristen Renwick Monroe, The Economic Approach to Politics: A Critical Reassessment of the Theory of Rational Action (Harper Collins, 1991)

·        Kenneth A. Shepsle and Mark S. Bonchek, Analyzing Politics : Rationality, Behavior, and Institutions (W.W. Norton, 1997)

·        Michael Laver, Private Desires, Political Action: An Invitation to the Politics of Rational Choice (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1997)

·        Jeffrey Friedman, The Rational Choice Controversy: Economic Models of Politics Reconsidered (Yale, 1996)

·        Donald P. Green and Ian Shapiro, Pathologies of Rational Choice Theory: A Critique of Applications in Political Science (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994).

·        Gary W. Cox, "The Empirical Content of Rational Choice Theory: A Reply to Green and Shapiro," Journal of Theoretical Politics 11:2 (1999): 147-169.

·        S.M. Amadae, Rationalizing Capitalist Democracy: The Cold War Origins of Rational Choice Liberalism (U of Chicago Press, 2003).

·        L.C. Thomas, Games, Theory and Applications (New York: John Wiley, 1984).

·        Robert Bates, R. DeFigueiredo, and Barry Weingast, "The Politics of Interpretations: Rationality, Culture, and Transition," Politics and Society 26:4 (1998), 603-642.

·        Kenneth J. Arrow, Social Choice and Individual Values (1951).

·        Anthony Downs, An Economic Theory of Democracy (1958)

·        William H. Riker and Peter C. Ordeshook, An Introduction to Positive Political Theory (Prentice-Hall, 1973)

·        William H. Riker, The Art of Political Manipulation (Yale University Press, 1986)

·        William H. Riker, "Implications from the Disequilibrium of Majority Rule for the Study of Institutions," American Political Science Review 76 (1980), 753-766.

·        D. Roderick Kiewiet, Macroeconomics and Micropolitics (Chicago, 1983)

·        Mancur Olson, The Logic of Collective Action (Harvard University Press, 1965)

·        Gary S. Becker, The Economic Approach to Human Behavior (University of Chicago, 1976)

·        Karol Soltan, Eric M. Uslaner, and Virginia Haufler, eds. 1998. New Institutionalism: Institutions and Social Order. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

·        Charles Schultze, The Public Use of Private Interest (Brookings, 1977).

·        Neil K. Komesar, Imperfect Alternatives: Choosing Institutions in Law, Economics, and Public Policy (U of Chicago, 1994)

·        Debra Friedman and Michael Hechter, "The Contribution of Rational Choice Theory to Macrosociological Research," Sociological Theory 6 (1988)

Public Choice

·       Dennis C. Mueller, Public Choice II (Cambridge UP, 1989), and Dennis C. Mueller, ed., Perspectives on Public Choice (Cambridge UP, 1997) 

·        Raymond Geuss, Public Goods, Private Goods (Princeton UP, 2003).

·        Elinor Ostrom, Governing The Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action (Cambridge UP, 1990)

·        James Buchanan and Gordon Tullock, The Calculus of Consent: Logical Foundations of Constitutional Democracy (U of Michigan, 1962)

·        James Buchanan, The Limits of Liberty: Between Anarchy and Leviathan (Chicago, 1975) and The Economics of Politics (Lancing, West Sussex: Institute of Economic Affairs, 1978).

·        James Buchanan and Richard Wagner, Democracy in Deficit (New York: Academic Press, 1977).

·        James M. Buchanan and Richard A. Musgrave, Public Fibnance and Public Choice: Two Contrasting Views of the State (MIT Press, 1999).

·        William A. Niskanen, Bureaucracy and Representative Government (Aldine, 1971).

·        Garret Hardin, "The Tragedy of the Commons" Science (1968)

·        Vincent Ostrom, The Intellectual Crisis of American Public Administration

·        William C. Mitchell and Randy T. Simmons, Beyond Politics: Markets, Welfare, and the Failure of Bureaucracy (Westview, 1994)

·        Norman Furniss, "The Political Implications of the Public Choice - Property Rights School," American Political Science Review 72:2 (June, 1978), 399-410.

·        Ronald N. Johnson and Gary D. Libecap, The Federal Civil Service System and the Problem of Bureaucracy: The Economic and Politics of Institutional Change (U of Chicago Press, 1994)

·        Public Choice

7. Business & AntiTrust / Labor, Labor Market Policy and Collective Bargaining / Corporatism

8. Economic Maladies


·        Paul Peretz, The Political Economy of Inflation in the United States (1983)

·        Fred Hirsch and John H. Goldthorpe, eds, The Political Economy of Inflation (Harvard, 1978)

·        Thomas R. Sargent, Rational Expectations and Inflation (Harper and Row, 1986).

·        G.L. Bach, The New Inflation: Causes, Effects,, and Cures (Prentice Hall, 1973).

·        Philip Cagan, Persistent Inflation: Historical and Policy Essays (Columbia, 1979).


·        Alexander Keyssar, Out of Work: The First Century of Unemployment in Massachusetts (Cambridge)

·        John Garraty, Unemployment in History (Harper and Row, 1978)

·        Charles P. Kindleberger, The World in Depression, 1929-1939 (1986)

·        Peter Temin, Lesson from the Great Depression (MIT, 1989)

·        Ben S. Bernanke, Essays on the Great Depression (Princeton, 2000).

·        Gregory R. Woirol, The Technological Unemployment and Structural Unemployment Debates (Greenwood, 1996).

·        Kim Quaile Hill, Democracies in Crisis: Public Policy Responses to the Great Depression (Westview, 1988).

·        Stanley Lebergott, Men Without Work (Prentice-Hall, 1964)

·        Amy Sue Bix, Inventing Ourselves Out of Jobs?:  America's Debate over Technological Unemployment, 1929-1981 (Johns Hopkins UP, 2000)

The Relationship of Unemployment and Inflation

·        Truman F. Brawley, Why Wages Don't Fall During a Recession (Harvard University Press, 2000)

·        A.W. Phillips, "The Relation Between Unemployment and the Rate of Change of Money Wage Rates in the United Kingdom, 1861-1957," Economica, November, 1958, pp. 283-299.

·        Leon N. Lindberg and Charles S. Maier, eds., The Politics of Inflation and Economic Stagnation (Brookings, 1985).

·        Michael J. Piore, Unemployment and Inflation: Institutionalist and Structuralist Views (M.E. Sharpe, 1979).

Economic Decline

·        Harold D. Clarke, Marianne C. Stewart, and Gary Zuk, eds., Economic Decline and Political Change (Pittsburg, 1989)

·        Joel Krieger, Reagan, Thatcher, and the Politics of Economic Decline (Oxford, 1986)

Wages / Productivity / Living Standards

·       National Research Council, The Changing Nature of Work: Implications for Occupational Analysis (Washington: National Academy Press, 1999)

·        Gary Burtless, ed., A Future of Lousy Jobs? The Changing U.S.  Wage Structure (Brookings, 1989)

·        Alan S. Blinder, ed., Paying for Productivity: A Look at the Evidence (Brookings, 1989)

·        Edward F. Denison, Estimates of Productivity Change by Industry: An Evaluation and an Alternative (Brookings, 1989)

·        Robert E. Litan, Robert Z. Lawrence, and Charles L. Schultze, eds., American Living Standards: Threats and Challenges (Brookings, 1989)

·       Suzanne Mettler, Dividing Citizens: Gender and Federalism in New Deal Public Policy (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998).

·        Vivien Hart, Bound by Our Constitution: Women, Workers, and the Minimum Wage (Princeton, 1994)

·        Katherine S. Newman, Falling From Grace: The Experience of Downward Mobility in the American  Middle Class (Random House)

·        Philip Mattera, Prosperity Lost (Addison-Wesley, 1990).

 9. Equality & Inequality

·        Link to the Luxembourg Income Study

·        Jacques Silber, ed., Handbook of Income Inequality Measurement (Kluwer Academic, 1999)

·        Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Harvard UP,2014)

·        Angus Deaton, The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality (Princeton UP, 2013)

·       Alan J. Auerbach, David Card, and John M. Quiqley, eds., Public Policy and the Income Distribution (Russell Sage, 2006)

·       Lawrence R. Jacobs and Theda Skocpol, eds., Inequality and American Democracy: What We Know and What We Need to Learn
   (Russell Sage, 2006)

·       Carles Boix, Democracy and Redistribution (Cambridge UP, 2003)

·        Vincent A. Mahler, "Income Distribution Within Nations: Problems of Cross-National Comparison," Comparative Political Studies 22:1
     (April, 1989), pp. 3-32.

·        Jeffrey G. Williamson and Peter H. Lindert, American Inequality: A Macroeconomic History (NY: Academic Press, 1980)

·        Andrew J. Winnick, Toward Two Societies: The Changing Distributions of Income and Wealth  in the U.S. Since 1960 (Praeger, 1989)

·       U.S. Congressional Budget Office, Effective Federal Tax Rates, 1979-1997 (October 2001)

·       Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez, "Income Inequality in the United States, 1913-1998" in Quarterly Journal of Economics, April 2002; NBER working paper No. 8467


·       Larry M. Bartels, Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age (Princeton UP, 2008)

·       Paul Pierson and Jacob Hacker, Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer--and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010)

·       Kevin Phillips, Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich (Broadway Books, 2002)

·       Albert Fishlow and Karen Parket, eds., Growing Apart: The Causes and Consequences of Global Wage Inequality (New York: Council on Foreign Relations Press, 1999)

·        Glenn Firebaugh, “Empirics of World Income Inequality,” American Journal of Sociology 104:6 (May 1999): 1597-1630.

·        Jeffrey G. Williamson, "The Sources of American Inequality, 1896-1948," Review of Economics and Statistics 58(4), 387-397.

·        Laura Langer, “Measuring Income Distribution across Space and Time in the American States,” Social Science Quarterly 80:1 (March 1999): 55-67

·        Michael Wallerstein, “Wage-Setting Institutions and Pay Inequality in Advanced Industrial Societies,” American Journal of Political Science 43:3 (July 1999): 649-680.

·        M.P. Allen and J.P. Campbell, "State Revenue Extraction from Different Income Groups - Variations in Tax Progressivity in the United States, 1916-1986," American Sociological Review 59:2 (April, 1994): 169-186

·        Ray Marshall, ed., Back to Shared Prosperity: The Growing Inequality of Wealth and Income in America (M.E. Sharpe, 1999).

·        Duncan K. Foley and Thomas R. Michl, Growth and Distribution (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999)

·        James L. Huston. 1998. Securing the Fruits of Labor: The American Concept of Wealth Distribution, 1765-1900. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press

·        Lisa A. Keister, Wealth in America: Trends in Wealth Inequality, (Cambridge UP, 2000)

·        E.N. Wolff, “Recent trends in wealth ownership from 1983-1998,” in T.M. Shapiro and E.N. Wolff (Ed.) Assets for the poor (Russell Sage Foundation, 2001), pp. 34-73

·        E.N. Wolff, (2000).  Recent trends in wealth ownership, 1983-1998  (Jerome Levy Economics Institute Working Paper 300).

·        Robert K. Miller and Stephen J. McNamee, eds. Inheritance And Wealth In America (New York: Plenum Press, 1998)

·        Paul Ryscavage, Income Inequality in America: An Analysis of Trends (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1998)

·        A.B. Atkinson, The Economic Consequences of Rolling Back the Welfare State, (MIT Press, 1999)

·        Denny Braun, The Rich Get Richer: The Rise of Income Inequality in the United States and the World (Nelson-Hall, 1991) HC110W4B73.

·        P. Wiles, The Distribution of Income East and West (Elsevier, 1974).

·        Benjamin Page, Who Gets What From Government? (California, 1983)

·        Frank Levy, Dollars and Dreams: The Changing American Income Distribution (Norton, 1988).

·        Paul Ryscavage and Peter Henle, "Earnings Inequality Accelerates in the 1980's," Monthly Labor Review (Dec. 1990).

·        Sidney Verba et al, Elites and the Idea of Equality: A Comparison of Japan, Sweden, and the United States (Harvard, 1987)

·        Julian Le Grand, The Strategy of Equality: Redistribution and the Social Services (London: George Allen and Unwin, 1982).

·        Robert Kuttner, The Economic Illusion: False Choices Between Prosperity and Social Justice (Pennsylvania)

·        J. Donald Moon, ed., Responsibility, Rights, and Welfare: The Theory of the Welfare State (Westview, 1988)

·        Sara M. Evans and Barbara J. Nelson, Wage Justice: Comparable Worth and the Paradox of Technocratic Reform (Chicago, 1989).

·        Jon Elster, ed. Interpersonal Comparisons of Well-Being (Cambridge, 1991)

·        Edward Weisband, ed., Poverty Amidst Plenty: World Political Economy and Distributive Justice (Westview, 1989)

·        H. Peyton Young, Equity In Theory and Practice (Princeton, 1994)

·        Robert E. Kuenne, Economic Justice in American Society (Princeton, 1993)

·        Thomas B. Edsall, The New Politics of Inequality (1984)

·        Andrew J. Winnick, Toward Two Societies (Praeger, 1989)

·        Derek Bok, The Cost of Talent: How Executives and Professionals

·        Martin Neil Baily, Gary Burtless, and Robert E. Litan, Growth with Equity: Economic Policymaking for the Next Century (Brookings, 1993)

·        Derek Robinson, Solidaristic Wage Policy in Sweden (OECD, 1974)


10. Economic CriSEs and Financial Panics

·    Charles W. Calomiris and Stephen H. Haber, Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit (Princeton UP, 2014)

·    George Cooper, The Origin of Financial Crises: Central Banks, Credit Bubbles, and the Efficient Market Fallacy (Vintage 2008)

·    Robert Solow, Robert Aliber, and Charles P. Kindleberger, Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises (5th ed. Wiley, 2005)

·    Carmen M. Reinhart, Kenneth S. Rogoff, This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (Princeton UP, 2009)

·    Didier Sornette, Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems (Princeton UP, 2002)

·    Scott Reynolds Nelson, A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America’s Financial Disasters (Knopf, 2012)

·    Richard Dale, The First Crash: Lessons from the South Sea Bubble (Princeton UP, 2004)

·    Alasdair Roberts, America's First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder After the Panic of 1837 (Cornell UP 2012)

·    Reginald Charles McGrane, The Panic of 1837; Some Financial Problems of the Jacksonian Era (U of Chicago Press, 1924)

·    Jessica M. Lepler, The Many Panics of 1837: People, Politics, and the Creation of a Transatlantic Financial Crisis (Cambridge UP, 2013)

·    James L. Huston, The Panic of 1857 and the Coming of the Civil War (Louisiana State UP, 1999)

·    Douglas Steeples and David O. Whitten, Democracy in Desperation: The Depression of 1893 (Greenwood Press, 1998)

·    Christopher Kobrak and Mira Wilkins, eds., History and Financial Crises: Lessons from the 20th Century (Routledge, 2013)

·    Robert F. Bruner and Sean D. Carr, The Panic of 1907: Lessons Learned from the Market’s Perfect Storm (Wiley, 2007)

·    William L. Silber, When Washington Shut Down Wall Street: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914 and the Origins of America's Monetary Supremacy ( Princeton UP, 2008)

·    Susan Estabrook Kennedy, The Banking Crisis of 1933 (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1973)

·    Sara Hsu, Financial Crises, 1929 to the Present (Edward Elgar, 2013)

·    Broadus Mitchell, The Depression Decade: From New Era Through New Deal, 1929-1941 (M.E. Sharpe)

·    Michael D. Bordo, Claudia Goldin, and Eugene N. White, eds. The Defining Moment: The Great Depression and the American Economy in the Twentieth Century, (The University of Chicago Press, 1998).

·    Maury Klein, Rainbow’s End: The Crash of 1929 (Oxford UP, 2003)

·    Michael Perino, The Hellhound of Wall Street: How Ferdinand Pecora’s Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance (Penguin, 2010)

2008 -

·        Robert L. Hetzel, The Great Recession: Market Failure or Policy Failure? (Cambridge UP, 2012) 

·        Ben S. Bernanke, The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis (Princeton UP 2013)

·        Michael Lewis, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (Norton, 2010)

·        Charles R. Morris, The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash (Public Affairs, 2008)

·        Roger Lowenstein, The End of Wall Street (Penguin 2010)

·        Andrew Ross Sorkin, Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System and Themselves (Penguin Books, 2010).

·        Jeffrey Friedman, ed. What Caused the Financial Crisis (U of Pennsylvania Press, 2010)

·        Martin Neil Baily, Robert E. Litan, and Matthew S. Johnson, "The Origins of the Financial Crisis." (The Brookings Institution, 2008).

·        Joseph E. Stiglitz, Free Fall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy  (Norton, 2010).

·        Henry M. Paulson Jr., On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System (Business Plus, 2010).  

·        Phillip Swagel, "The Financial Crisis: An Inside View," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (Brookings Institution, 2009).

·        James P. Stewart, "Eight Days." New Yorker (September 21, 2009) 59-81.  

·        David Wessel, In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic (Crown Business, 2009)



11. Monetary, Financial & Credit Policy (see also Budget Process, Deficit and Debt, below)

- Journals

·        Journal of Banking and Finance

·        Journal of Finance

·        Journal of Money, Credit and Banking

·        National Banking Review

- Money, credit, bankruptcy

·        Database on U.S. National Banknotes, 1864-1935

·        Stephen Haber, Douglass C. North, and Barry R. Weingast, eds. Political Institutions and Financial Development (Stanford UP, 2007).

·        John F. Chown, A History of Money from AD 800 (Routledge, 1996).

·        Mark Duckenfield, ed., The Monetary History of Gold: A Documentary History, 1660-1999 (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2004).

·        Robert Sobel, The Pursuit of Wealth: The Incredible Story of Money Throughout the Ages (McGraw-Hill, 2000)

·        Viviana Zelizer, The Social Meaning of Money (Basic Books, 1994)

·        Sidney Homer and Richard Sylla, A History of Interest Rates. Third edition, rev. (Rutgers, 1996).

·        Rosa-Maria Gelpi and François Julien-LaBruyère, The History of Consumer Credit: Doctrines and Practices (St. Martin's, 2000)

·        Torsten Persson and Guido Tabellini, eds., Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Vol 1: Credibility; Vol. 2: Politics (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1994).

·        Philip L. Cottrell, Even Lange, and Ulf Olsson, eds. Centres and Peripheries in Banking: The Historical Development of Financial Markets (Ashgate, 2007).

·        Jeffry A. Frieden, Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy (Princeton UP, 2014).

·        Niall Ferguson, The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World, 1700-2000 (Basic Books, 2001).


·        Larry Neal, The Rise of Financial Capitalism -- International Financial Markets in the Age of Reason (Cambridge UP, 1993).

·        Greta R. Krippner, Capitalizing on Crisis: The Political Origins of the Rise of Finance  (Harvard UP, 2011)

·        Martijn Konings, The Development of American Finance (Cambridge UP, 2011)


·        Christine Desan, Making Money: Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism (Oxford UP, 2014)

·        Jonathan Kirschner, Currency and Coercion: The Political Economy of Monetary Power (Princeton University Press, 1995).

·        Peter Bernholz, Monetary Regimes and Inflation: History, Economic and Political Relationships (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2003).

·        Martijn Konings, The Development of American Finance (Cambridge UP, 2011)

·        Jonathan Levy, Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America (Harvard UP, 2012)

·        Gerald Davis, Managed by the Markets: How Finance Re-Shaped America (Oxford UP, 2009)

·        Margaret G. Myers, A Financial History of the United States (Columbia UP, 1970).

·        Michael O’Malley, Face Value: The Entwined Histories of Money and Race in America (U of Chicago Press, 2012)

·        Peter A. Johnson. 1998. The Government of Money: Monetarism in Germany and the United States (Cornell UP, 1998)

·        Leslie V. Brock, The Currency of the American Colonies, 1700-1764 (Arno Press, 1975)

·        Milton Friedman with A. Schwartz, A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960 (1961).

·        Richard H. Timberlake, Monetary Policy in the United States -- An Intellectual and Institutional History (U of Chicago Press, 1993).

·        Gretchen Ritter, Goldbugs and Greenbacks: The Antimonopoly Tradition and the Politics of Finance in America, 1865-1896 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997).

·        Richard Franklin Bensel, The Political Economy of American Industrialization, 1877-1900 (New York: Cambridge UP, 2001), Chapter 6: "Political Administration and Defense of the Gold Standard"

·        Kathryn Morse, The Nature of Gold: An Environmental History of the Klondike Gold Rush (University of Washington Press, 2003)

·        Barry Eichengreen, Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939 (Oxford UP, 1992) and Capital Flows and Crises (MIT Press, 2003)

·        Makoto Kasuya, ed. Coping with Crisis: International Financial Institutions in the Interwar Period (Oxford UP, 2003)

·        Perry G. Mehrling, The Money Interest and the Public Interest: American Monetary Thought, 1920-1990 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997)

·        Victoria E. Marklew, Cash, Crisis, and Corporate Governance: The Role of National Financial Systems in Industrial Restructuring (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1995).

·        Charles R. Geist, Visionary Capitalism: Financial Markets and the American Dream in the Twentieth Century (Praeger, 1990).

·        John Zysman, Governments, Markets, and Growth: Financial Systems and the Politics of Industrial Change (Cornell)

·        Thomas S. Wilson, The Power "To Coin" Money: The Exercise of Monetary Powers in Congress (ME Sharpe, 1991)


·        Rowena Olegario, The Engine of Enterprise: Credit in America (Harvard UP, 2015)

·        Louis Hyman, Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011)

·        Bruce Mann, Republic Of Debtors: Bankruptcy in the Age of American Independence (Harvard UP, 2003)

·        Bruce G. Carruthers and Terence C Halliday, Rescuing Business: The Making of Corporate Bankruptcy Law in England and the United States (Clarendon Press, 1998).

·        David A. Skeel, Jr. Debt’s Dominion: A History of Bankruptcy Law in America (Princeton UP, 2001)

·       Charles Warren, Bankruptcy in United States History (Harvard UP, 1935)

·       John A. Fliter and Derek S. Hoff, Fighting Foreclosure: The Blaisdell Case, the Contract Clause, and the Great Depression (U Press of Kansas, 2012)

·        David A. Moss, "Courting Disaster: the Transformation of Federal Disaster Policy Since 1803," in Kenneth A. Froot, ed., The Financing of Catastrophic Risk (U of Chicago Press, 1999)

·       Peter J. Coleman, Debtors and Creditors in America: Insolvency, Imprisonment for Debt, and Bankruptcy, 1607-1900 (State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1974).


- BankS & Thrifts, & Their Regulation

·        Banking Regulation - the Long View

·        Richard S. Grossman, Unsettled Account: The Evolution of Banking in the Industrialized World since 1800 (Princeton UP, 2010)

·        Susan Hoffmann, Politics and Banking: Ideas, Public Policy, and the Creation of Financial Institutions (Johns Hopkins UP, 2001)

·        Niall Ferguson The House of Rothschild : Money Prophets, 1798-1848 (Viking, 1999) and The World’s Banker, 1848-1999 (Viking, 1999)

·        David J. Cowan, The Origins and Economic Impact of the First Bank of the United States, 1791-1797 (Garland Publishing, 2000)

·        John Jay Knox, A History of Banking in the United States (New York: Bradford Rhodes & Co., 1898)

·        J. Van Fenstermaker, The Development of American Commercial Banking, 1782-1837 (Kent State UP, 1965)

·        Robert E. Wright, Origins of Commercial Banking in America, 1750-1800 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001)

·        Howard Bodenhorn, State Banking in Early America: A New Economic History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003).

·        J.A. Jenkins, M. Weidenmier, “Ideology, Economic Interests, and Congressional Roll-Call Voting: Partisan Instability and Bank of the United States Legislation, 1811-1816,” Public Choice 100:3-4 (1999): 225-243

·        J.T.W. Hubbard, For Each, the Strength of All: A History of Banking in the State of New York (New York UP, 1995)

·        Robert V. Remini, Andrew Jackson and the Bank War (WW Norton, 1967)

·        Arthur Fraas, "The Second Bank of the United States: An Instrument for Interregional Monetary Union," Journal of Economic History 34:2 (June, 1974).

·        Sister Mary Grace Madeline, Monetary and Banking Theories of Jacksonian Democracy (Dolphin Press, 1943)

·        Howard Bodenhorn, A History of Banking in Antebellum America: Financial Markets and Economic Development in an Era of Nation-Building (Cambridge UP, 2000)

·        Edward S. Kaplan, The Bank of the United States and the American Economy (Greenwood Press, 1999)

·        Bray Hammond, Banks and Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War (Princeton, 1958) and Sovereignty and an Empty Purse: Banks and Politics in the Civil War (Princeton)

·        Naomi Lamoreaux, Insider Lending: Banks, Personal Connection, and Economic Development in Industrial New England (Cambridge UP, 1994)

·        Eugene Nelson White, The Regulation and Reform of the American Banking System, 1900-1929 (Princeton UP, 1983).

·        Ron Chernow, The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990)

·        David L. Mason, From Buildings and Loans to Bail-Outs: A History of the American Savings and Loan Industry, 1831-1995 (Cambridge UP, 2004)

·        J. Carroll Moody and Gilbert C. Fite, The Credit Union Movement: Origins and Development, 1850-1980 (Dubuque, IO: Kendall/Hunt, 1984).

·        Susan E. Kennedy, The Banking Crisis of 1933 (University of Kentucky Press, 1973).

·        Helen M. Burns, The American Banking Community and New Deal Banking Reforms, 1933-1935 (Greenwood Press, 1974)

·        Jean Reith Schroedel, Congress, the President, and Policymaking: A Historical Analysis (M.E. Sharpe, 1994)

·        Maximilian J.B. Hall, ed., The Regulation and Supervision of Banks (Edward Elgar, 2000)

·        Charles W. Calomiris, U.S. Bank Deregulation in Historical Perspective (Cambridge UP, 2000)

·        Bernard A. Shull and Gerald Hanweck, Bank Mergers in a Deregulated Environment (Quorum Books, 2001)

·        Jerry Worsham, Other People’s Money: Policy Change, Congress, and Bank Regulation (Westview Press,1997)

·       Guy Stuart, Discriminating Risk: The U.S. Mortgage Lending Industry in the Twentieth Century (Cornell UP, 2003)

·        Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Chronology and Bibliography of the Savings and Loan Crisis

·        David Silfen Glasberg and Dan Skidmore, Corporate Welfare Policy and the Welfare State: Bank Deregulation and the Savings and Loan Bailout (Aldine de Gruyter, 1997)

·        James Ring Adams, The Big Fix

·        Stephen Pizzo, Mary Fricker, and Paul Muolo, Inside Job

·        Edward J. Kane, The S&L Insurance Mess : How Did it Happen? (Urban Institute: 1990)

·        Martin Mayer, The Greatest-Ever Bank Robbery: The Collapse of the Savings and Loan Industry (Charles Scribner's, 1990).

·        James R. Barth, The Great Savings and Loan Debacle (AEI Press, 1991)

·        James Ring Adams and Douglas Frantz, A Full Service Bank: How BCCI Stole Billions Around the World (Pocket Books, 1992).

·    Viral Acharya, Matthew Richardson, Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh and Lawrence J. White, Guaranteed to Fail: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Debacle of Mortgage Finance (Princeton UP, 2011)

·    Daniel Carpenter, "Institutional Strangulation: Bureaucratic Politics and Financial Reform in the Obama Administration." Perspectives on Politics 8:3 (2010), 825-846


- The U.S. Federal Reserve Board and comparative central banks

·        Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER).

·        Allan H. Meltzer, A History of the Federal Reserve, Volume 1: 1913-1951 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002), A History of the Federal Reserve, Volume 2, Book 1, 1951-1969 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010), and A History of the Federal Reserve, Volume 2, Book 2, 1970-1986 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010)

·    James Livingston, Origins of the Federal Reserve System: Money, Class, and Corporate Capitalism, 1890-1913 (Cornell UP, 1986)

·    John Woolley, The Federal Reserve Bank and the Politics of Monetary Policy (Cambridge, 1984)

·    Stephen H. Axilrod, Inside the Fed: Monetary Policy and Its Management, Martin through Greenspan to Bernanke. Rev Ed (MIT Press, 2011).

·    G. L. Bach, Federal Reserve Policy-Making: A Study in Government Economic Policy Formation. (Knopf, 1950)

·    Martin Mayer, The Fed: The Inside Story of How the World's Most Powerful Financial Institution Drives the Market (Simon and Schuster, 2001)

·    Henry Parker Willis, The Federal Reserve System: Legislation, Organization and Operation (Ronald Press, 1923)

·    Nathaniel Beck, "Congress and the Fed: Why the Dog Does Not Bark in the Night" In The Political Economy of American Monetary Policy, ed. Thomas Mayer, 131-50 (Cambridge UP, 1990).

·    Robert D. Auerbach, Deception and Abuse at the Fed: Henry B. Gonzalez Battles Alan Greenspan's Bank (U of Texas Press, 2008)

·    J. Kevin Corder, Central Bank Autonomy: The Federal Reserve System in American Politics (Garland Publishing, 1998).

·    Robert L. Hetzel, The Monetary Policy of the Federal Reserve: A History (Cambridge UP, 2008).

·    J. Lawrence Broz, The International Origins of the Federal Reserve System (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997)

·    Irwin Morris. Congress, the President, and the Federal Reserve: the Politics of American Monetary Policy-Making  (University of Michigan Press, 2002)

·    Lawrence Jacobs and Desmond King, Fed Power: How Finance Wins (Oxford UP, 2016)

·    John H. Wood, A History of Central Banking in Great Britain and the United States (Cambridge UP, 2005)

·    Jane W. D'Arista, The Evolution of U.S. Finance, Vol I, Federal Reserve Monetary Policy, 1915-1935 (M.E. Sharpe, 1993) and Vol 2, Restructuring Institutions and Markets (M.E. Sharpe, 1994)

·    Jeffrey A. Miron, “Financial Panics, the Seasonality of the Nominal Interest Rate, and the Founding of the Fed, American Economic Review 76:1 (March, 1986), 125-140

·    Mark Toma, Competition and Monopoly in the Federal Reserve System, 1914-1951: A Microeconomics Approach to Monetary History (Cambridge University Press, 1997)

·    Silvano A. Wueschner, Charting Twentieth-Century Monetary Policy: Herbert Hoover and Benjamin Strong, 1917-1927 (Greenwood Press, 1999)

·    Donald Kettl, Leadership at the Fed (Yale, 1986)

·    Thibaut de Saint Phalle, The Federal Reserve: An International Mystery (Praeger).

·    William Greider, Secrets of the Temple

·    Bob Woodward, Maestro: Greenspan's Fed and the American Boom (Simon and Schuster, 2000)

·    A.J. Clifford, The Independence of the Federal Reserve System (1965)

·    Curzio Giannini, The Age of Central Banks (Edward Elgar, 2011).

·    Alan S. Blinder, Central Banking in Theory and Practice (MIT Press, 1999)

·    William Bernhard , Banking on Reform: Political Parties and Central Bank Independence in the Industrial Democracies (U of Michigan Press, 2002)

·    Pierre L. Siklos, The Changing Face of Central Banking: Evolutionary Trends since World War II (Cambridge University Press, 2002)

·    Alex Cukierman, Central Bank Strategy, Credibility, and Independence: Theory and Evidence (MIT Press, 1992)

·    Patrice Baubeau and Anders Ögren, eds., Convergence and Divergence of National Financial Systems: Evidence from the Gold Standards, 1871-1971 (Pickering and Chatto, 2010)

·    Andrew T. Cowart, "The Economic Policies of European Governments: Parts I (monetary policy) and II (Fiscal policy), British Journal of Political Science 8 (1978)


- Securities / Stock Market / Corporate Finance

·        Jonathan Barron Baskin and Paul J. Miranti, Jr., A History of Corporate Finance (Cambridge UP, 1997)

·        Robert E. Wright, The Wealth of Nations Rediscovered: Integration and Expansion in American Financial Markets, 1780-1850 (Cambridge UP, 2002).

·        Edward Chancellor, Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation (Farrar Straus Giroux, 1999)

·        Naomi R. Lamoreaux, Insider Lending: Banks, Personal Connections, and Economic Development in Industrial New England (Cambridge UPO and National Bureau of Econoic Research, 1994).

·        Walter Werner and Steven T. Smith, Wall Street (Columbia U, 1991) [formation of New York securities markets).

·        Peter L. Bernstein, Capital Ideas: The Improbable Origins of Modern Wall Street (Free Press, 1992).

·        Anne M. Khademian, The SEC and Capital Market Regulation: The Politics of Expertise (Pittsburgh, 1992)

·        Cynthia A. Williams, “The Securities and Exchange Commission and Corporate Social Transparency,” Harvard Law Review 112:6 (April 1999): 1197-1311.

·        Charles R. Geist, Wall Street: A History (Oxford University Press, 1998)

·        R.J. Schiller, Irrational Exhuberance (Princeton UP, 2000)

·        Roger Lowenstein, Origins of the Crash: The Great Bubble and its Undoing (Penguin, 2004)

·        Maggie Mahar, Bull! A History of the Boom, 1982-1999 (HarperBusiness, 2004)

·        Justin Fox, The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street (HarperBusiness, 2009).


·        Ranald C. Michie, The London Stock Exchange: A History (Oxford UP, 1999)

·        Jonathan Crystal, Unwanted Company: Foreign Investment in American Industries (Cornell UP, 2003)

·        Mira Wilkins, The History of Foreign Investment in the United States, 1914-1945 (Harvard UP, 2004)

·        Richard Dale, The First Crash: Lessons from the South Sea Bubble (Princeton UP, 2004).

- International finance

·        Marc Flandreau and Frederic Zumer, The Making of Global Finance, 1880-1913 (Paris: OECD, 2004)

·        Diane B. Kunz, Butter and Guns: America’s Cold War Economic Diplomacy (Free Press, 1997).  [Bretton Woods, pp. 192-222].

·        Orin Kirshner, ed. 1995. The Bretton Woods-GATT System.: Retrospect and Prospect after Fifty Years (M.E. Sharpe, 1995)

·        R.E. Lombra and Willard E. Witte, eds. Political Economy of International and Domestic Monetary Relations (1982)

·        Paul Whiteley, ed., Political Control of the Macroeconomy (Sage, 1986)

·        Paul Volker and Toyoo Gyohten, Changing Fortunes: The World's Money and the Threat to American Leadership (Time/Random House, 1992)

·        Bruce G. Carruthers, City of Capital: Politics and Markets in the English Financial Revolution (Princeton, 1996)

·        Barry Eichengreen, Globalizing Capital: A History of the International Monetary System.  (Princeton University, 1996)

·        Eric Helleiner, States and the Reemergence of Global Finance: From Bretton Woods to the 1990s (Cornell, 1994)

·        James C. Baker, The Bank for International Settlements: Evolution and Evaluation (Westport, CT: Quorum Books, 2002)

- The 2008 Financial Crisis

·       Andrew Farlow, Crash and Beyond: Causes and Consequences of the Global Financial Crisis  (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2011)


12. Fiscal Policy and Budgeting

Fiscal Policy ( See also policymakers,above )

·        Herbert Stein, The Fiscal Revolution in America (AEI, 1990)

·        Robert Lekachman, The Age of Keynes (McGraw-Hill, 1966)

·        Theodore Sky, To Provide for the General Welfare: A History of the Federal Spending Power (U of Delaware Press, 2003)

·       John Cornwall and Wendy Cornwall, Capitalist Development in the Twentieth Century: An Evolutionary-Keynesian Approach (Cambridge UP, 2001)

·        David M. Hart, Forged Consensus: Science, Technology, and Economic Policy in the United States, 1921-1953 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998)

·        Andrew T. Cowart, "The Economic Policies of European Governments: Parts I (monetary policy) and II (Fiscal Policy), British Journal of Political Science  8 (1978), 285-311, 425-439.

·        Margaret Weir and Theda Skocpol, "State Structures and the Possibilities of 'Keynesian" Responses to the Great Depression in Sweden, Britain, and the United States," in Bringing the State Back In.

·        Andrew Martin, The Politics of Economic Policy in the United States: A Tentative View From a Comparative Perspective (Sage, 1973)

·        D.L. May, From New Deal to New Economics: The American Liberal Response to the Recession of 1937 (Garland, 1981)

·        Ron King,"The President and Fiscal Policy in 1966: The Year Taxes Were Not Raised," Polity 17:4 (Summer, 1985), 685-714.

·        David Stockman, The Triumph of Politics: The Inside Story of the Reagan Revolution. Harper and Row, 1986.

·        John J. Kirlin, The Political Economy of Fiscal Limits (DC Heath, 1962)

·        Lawrence C. Pierce, The Politics of Fiscal Policy Formation (Goodyear, 1971)

·        Joseph Scherer and James Papke, eds., Public Finance and Fiscal Policy, Selected Readings (Houghton Mifflin, 1966).

·        Hugh Rockoff, Drastic Measures: A History of Wage and Price Controls in the United States (Cambridge)

·        Michael D. Reagan, The Managed Economy (Oxford, 1963)

Budget Process,  Deficit and Debt ( See also policymakers, above )

·        Allen Schick and Felix Lostracco, The Federal Budget: Politics, Policy, Process, rev. ed. (Brookings, 2000)

·        Dennis S. Ippolito, Why Budgets Matter: Budget Policy and American Politics (Penn State Press)

·        Linda Katherine Kowalcky and Lance T. LeLoup, "Congress and the Politics of Statutory Debt Limitation," Public Administration Review 53 (Jan/Feb, 1993), 14-27.

·        Albert C. Hyde, ed. Government Budgeting: Theory, Process, and Politics (Thompson Learning, 2001)

·        Robert T. Golembiewski and Jack Rabin, eds., Public Budgeting and Finance, fourth ed. rev. (Marcel Dekker, 1997)

·        John M. Quigley and Eugene Smolensky, eds., Modern Public Finance  (Harvard, 1994)

·        Steven G. Koven, Public Budgeting in the United States: The Cultural and Ideological Setting (Washington: Georgetown University Press, 1999)

·       Donald F. Kettl, Deficit Politics: The Search for Balance in American Politics, 2nd ed. (Longman, 2003)

·        V.O. Key, “Lack of a Budgetary Theory,” APSR 34 (1940): 1137-1144

·       John Gilmour, Reconcilable Differences? Congress, the Budget Process, and the Deficit  (California, 1990)

·       Louis Fischer, Presidential Spending Power (Princeton, 1975)

·        Charles Stewart III, Budget Reform Politics: The Design of the Appropriations Process in the House of Representatives, 1865-1921 (Cambridge, 1989)

·        Eric M. Patashnik, Putting Trust in the U.S. Budget: Federal Trust Funds and the Politics of Commitment (Cambridge UP, 2000).

·        Allen Schick, The Federal Budget: Politics, Policy, Process (Brookings, 1995)

·        Joseph J. Minarik, Making America's Budget Policy: From the 1980s to the 1990s (Sharpe, 1990).

·        Lance LeLoup, Budgetary Politics (King's Court, 1988)

·        Aaron Wildavsky, Budgeting: A Comparative Theory of Budgetary Processes (1986) and The New Politics of the Budgetary Process (1988)

·        Daniel Shaviro, Do Deficits Matter? (University of Chicago Press, 1997)

·        Robert Eisner, How Real is the Federal Deficit? (Free Press, 1986)

·        Boskin, Michael J., and Aaron Wildavsky, eds., The Federal Budget: Economics and Politics (ICS: 1982).

·        James Buchanan and Richard Wagner, Democracy in Deficit (Academic Press, 1977)


·     Donald R. Stabile, The Origins of American Public Finance: Debates over Money, Debt, and Taxes in the Constitutional Era (Greenwood Press, 1998).

·     John Steele Gordon, Hamilton’s Blessing: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Our National Debt (Walker & Co., 1997)

·     Robert E. Wright, Hamilton Unbound: Finance and the Creation of the American Republic  (Praeger 2002) and One Nation Under Debt: Hamilton, Jefferson, and the History of What We Owe (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008)

·    Arthur Grinath III, John Joseph Wallis, and Richard E. Sylla, "Debt, Default and Revenue Structure: The American State Debt Crisis in the early 1840s," National Bureau of Economic Research, NBER Historical Paper 97, March, 1997.

·    James D. Savage, Balanced Budgets and American Politics (Cornell, 1988)

·    B.U. Ratchford, American State Debts Duke U. Press, 1941)


13. Trade

·        Leonard Gomes, The Economics and Ideology of Free Trade: A Historical Review (Edward Elgar, 2003)

·        Richard Rosencrance, The Rise of the Trading State: Commerce and Conquest in the Modern World (Basic, 1986)

·        Alfred Eckes, Opening America’s Market: U.S. Foreign Trade Policy Since 1776 (North Carolina, 1995).

·        Daniel Verdier, Democracy and International Trade: Britain, France, and the United States, 1860-1990 (Princeton, 1994)

·        Stephen D. Krasner, Defending the National Interest: Raw Materials Investments and U.S. Foreign Policy, (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1978)

·        David A. Lake, Power, Protection, and Free Trade: International Sources of U.S. Commercial Strategy, 1887-1939 (Cornell, 1988).

·        Ronald Rogowski, Commerce and Coalitions: How Trade Affects Domestic Political Alignments (Princeton, 1989)

·        Immanuel Wallerstein, The Politics of the World-Economy (Cambridge, 1984)

·        Thomas L. Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization

·         Robert Gilpin. 2000. The Challenge of Global Capitalism:The World Economy in the 21st Century. Princeton: Princeton University Press.


·        Alexander Hamilton, Report on Manufactures.

·        Bernard Bailyn, The New England Merchants in the Seventeenth Century (Cambridge UP, 1955)

·        Stuart Bruchey, The Colonial Merchant: Sources and Readings (Harcourt, Brace & World, 1966)

·        G. John Ikenberry, David A. Lake, and Michael Mastanduno, "Introduction: Approaches to Explaining American Foreign Policy," International Organization 42:1: 1-14

·        David A. Lake, "The State and American Trade Strategy in the Pre-Hegemonic Era, International Organization 42(1), 33-58.

·        Charles P. Kindleberger, "The Rise of Free Trade in Western Europe," Journal of Economic History 35:1 (1975)

·        Laura D'Andrea Tyson, Who's Bashing Whom: Trade Conflict in High Technology Industries (Institute for International Economics, 1992)

·        Delia B. Conti. 1998. Reconciling Free Trade, Fair Trade and Interdependence: The Rhetoric of Presidential Leadership. Westport, CT: Praeger

·        William A. Lovett, Alfred E. Eckes, Jr., and Richard L. Brinkman. 1998. U.S. Trade Policy: History, Theory, and the WTO. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe

·        George T. Crane and Alba M. Amawi, The Theoretical Evolution of International Political Economy (Oxford, 1990).

·        Michael E. Porter, The Competitive Advantage of Nations (Free Press, 1990).

·        Paul Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000 (1988)

·        Janice E. Thompson and Stephen D. Krasner, "Global Transactions and the Consolidation of Sovereignty," in Ernst-Otto Czempiel and James N. Rosenau, Global Changes and Theoretical Challenges: Approaches to World Politics for the 1990s (Lexington, 1990).

·        Peter J. Katzenstein, ed., Between Power and Plenty: Foreign Economic Policies of Advanced Industrial States (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1978).

·        Raymond Bauer, Ithiel de Sola Pool, and Lewis Anthony Dexter, American Business and Public Policy (New York: Atherton, 1963).

·        Robert Gilpin, The Political Economy of International Relations (Princeton University Press, 1987)

·        T.E. Terrill, The Tariff, Politics, and American Foreign Policy, 1874-1901 (Greenwood, 1973)

·        E.E. Schattschneider, Politics, Pressures, Tariffs (Archon, 1963).

·        Jagdish Bhagwati, Protectionism (MIT, 1988).

·        Helen Milner, Resisting Protectionism: Global Industries and the Politics of International Trade (Princeton, 1989)

·        Paul Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

·        Robert Baldwin, The Political Economy of U.S. Import Policy (MIT, 1986)

·        Robert S. Walters, ed., Talking Trade: U.S. Policy in International Perspective (Westview, 1993).

·        Richard Boltuck and Robert E. Litan, eds, Down in the Dumps: Administration of Unfair Trade Laws (Brookings, 1991)

·        Robert Baldwin, Trade Policy in a Changing World Economy (Chicago, 1988).

·        Stephen D. Cohen, The Making of United States International Economic Policy: Principles Problems, and Proposals for Reform, Third Ed (Praeger, 1988).

·        Real P. Lavergne, The Political Economy of U.S. Tariffs (Academic Press, 1983)

·    Douglas A. Irwin, Against the Tide: An Intellectual History of Free Trade (Princeton UP, 1996) and Trade Policy Disaster: Lessons from the 1930s (MIT Press, 2011).

·        Edward S. Kaplan, American Trade Policy, 1923-1995. (Greenwood Press, 1996).

·        Michael Lusztig. 1996. Risking Free Trade: The Politics of Trade in Britain, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. (U of Pittsburgh Press, 1996).

·        Charles P. Kindleberger, International Capital Movements (Cambridge, 1987).

·        Martin and Susan Tolchin, Buying Into America: How Foreign Money is Changing the Face of Our Nation (Times Books, 1988)

·        Edward M. Graham and Paul R. Krugman, Foreign Direct Investment in the United States (Institute for International Economics, 1991)

·        Dennis J. Encarnation, Rivals Beyond Trade: America versus Japan in Global Competition (Cornell, 1992).

·        Charles F. Doran and Gregory P. Marchidon, The NAFTA Puzzle: Political Parties and Trade in North America (Westview, 1994).

·        Pietro S. Nivola, Regulating Unfair Trade (Brookings, 1993)

·        Joanne Retiano. 1994. The Tariff Question in the Gilded Age: The Great Debate of 1888. University Park: Penn State Press. hc:$28.50.

·        Charles F. Doran and Gregory P. Marchidon. 1994. The NAFTA Puzzle: Political Parties and Trade in North America. Boulder, Colorado: Westview.

European Common Market

·        Gary C. Hufbauer, Europe, 1992: An American Perspective (Brookings, 1989).

·        US Congressional Budget Office, How the Economic Transformations in Europe Will Affect the United States (GPO: 1990)

·        Claude E. Barfield and Mark Perlman, eds., Capital Markets and Trade: The United States faces a United Europe (AEI, 1991)

·        Berhanu Abegaz, Patricia Dillon, David Feldman, and Paul F. Whitely, The Challenge of European Integration: Internal and External Problems of Trade and Money (Westview, 1994).


14. Policy Toward Specific Markets

Sectors:  General Perspectives

·        John L. Campbell, J. Rogers Hollingsworth, and Leon N. Lindberg, Governance of the American Economy (Cambridge, 1991); esp. J. Rogers Hollingsworth, "The Logic of Coordinating American Manufacturing Sectors,", 35-73

·        J. Rogers Hollingsworth, Philippe C. Schmitter, and Wolfgang Streeck, eds., Governing Capitalist Economies: Performance and Control of Economic Sectors (Oxford, 1994)

·        Walter Adams, ed., The Structure of American Industry (Macmillan)

·        David O. White and Bessie E. Whitten, Manufacturing: A Historiographical and Bibliographical Guide (Greenwood, 1990).

·        Mansel G. Blackford, A History of Small Business in America (Twayne, 1991)

·        Stuart Bruchey, ed., Small Business in American Life (Columbia U Press, 1980).

·        Joseph E. Stiglitz and G. Frank Mathewson, eds., New Developments in the Analysis of Market Structure (MIT, 1985)

·        Harold Vatter, Small Enterprise and Oligopoly: A Study of the Butter, Flour, Automobile and Glass Container Industries (Oregon State, 1955)

·        Salamon, Lester M., and John J. Siegfried, "Economic Power and Political Influence: The Impact of Industry Structure on Public Policy," American Political Science Review 71:3 (1977): 1026-1043

·        Samuel Krislov, How Nations Choose Product Standards and Standards Change Nations (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997)

Regulation  (see also specific sectors and industries, below; see also the Environmental Politics Bibliography)

·        Marc Allen Eisner, Jeff Worsham, and Evan J. Ringquist, Contemporary Regulatory Policy (Boulder: Lynne Reinner, 2000).

·        Marc Allen Eisner, Regulatory Politics in Transition, 2nd ed. (Johns Hopkins, 2000)

·        Thomas K. McCraw, "Regulation in America: A Review Article," Business History Review 49:2 (Summer, 1975), 159-183.

·        Cary Coglianese, ed., Regulatory Breakdown: The Crisis Of Confidence In U.S. Regulation (U of Pennsylvania Press, 2012)

·        Gerald Berk, Louis Brandeis and the Making of Regulated Competition, 1900–1932 (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009)

·        Richard H. K. Vietor, Contrived Competition: Regulation and Deregulation in America (Harvard, 1994)

·        Roger Noll, ed., Regulatory Policy and the Social Sciences (University of California Press, 1985)

·        Robert Baldwin, Colin Scott and Christopher Hood, eds., A Reader on Regulation (Oxford UP, 1998)

·        Huntington, Samuel P. (1952) "The Marasmus of ICC: The Commission, the railroads, and the public interest." Yale Law Journal 61: 467–509.

·        Barry Mitnick, The Political Economy of Regulation (Columbia U Press, 1980).

·        James Q. Wilson, ed., The Politics of Regulation (Basic, 1980).

·        Richard A. Harris and Sidney M. Milkis, The Politics of Regulatory Change: A Tale of Two Agencies (Oxford UP, 1989).

·        Thomas K. McCraw, Prophets of Regulation (Harvard UP, 1986) and Thomas K. McCraw, ed., Regulation in Perspective (Harvard UP, 1981).

·        Martha Derthick and Paul Quirk, The Politics of Deregulation (Brookings, 1985)

·        Michael Reagan, Regulation (Little, Brown, 1987)

·        Kenneth J. Meier, Regulation (St. Martin's 1985)

·        Louis Kohlmeier, The Regulators (Harper and Row, 1969)       

·        Matthew D. McCubbins, Roger G. Noll and Barry R. Weingast, "Structure and Process; Politics and Policy: Administrative Arrangements and the Political Control of Agencies," Virginia Law Review 75 (1989): 431-482

·        George J. Stigler, "The Theory of Economic Regulation," Bell Journal of Economics and Management Science 2(Autumn, 1971), pp. 3-21, and Stigler, The Citizen and the State: Essays on Regulation (Chicago, 1982).

·        Sam Peltzman, "Toward a More General Theory of Regulation," Journal of Law and Economics 19 (1976), pp. 211-240

·        Sam Peltzman, "The Economic Theory of Regulation after a Decade of Deregulation," Brookings Papers on Microeconomics (1989), pages 1-59.

·        Ian Ayres and John Braithwaite, Responsive Regulation: Transcending the Deregulation Debate (Oxcford UP, 1992)

·        Neil Cunningham and Peter Grabosky, with Darren Sinclair, Smart Regulation: Designing Environmental Policy (Clarendon Press, 1998)

·        Cass Sunstein, After the Rights Revolution: Reconceiving the Regulatory State (Harvard UP, 1990), and Free Markets and Social Justice (Oxford UP, 1997)

·        Alfred A. Marcus, "Business Demand for Regulation: An Exploration of the Stigler Hypothesis" in James E. Post, ed., Research in Corporate Social Performance and Policy, (JAI Press, 1985).

·        Thomas G. Marx, "Linking Political Strategy and Competitive Strategy: A Synthesis" in James E. Post, ed., Research in Corporate Social Performance and Policy, (JAI Press, 1992).

·        Gary Becker, "A Theory of Competition among Pressure Groups for Political Influence," Quarterly Journal of Economics 98 (1983), pp. 371-400.


·        David Vogel, National Styles of Regulation: Environmental Policy in Great Britain and the United States (Cornell UP, 1986)

·        Steven Kelman, Regulating Sweden, Regulating America: A Comparative Study of Occupational Safety and Health Policy (MIT, 1981)

·        Charles Noble, Liberalism at Work: The Rise and Fall of OSHA (Temple UP, 1986)

·        Abraham L. Newman and David Bach, “Self-Regulatory Trajectories in the Shadow of Public Power: Resolving Digital Dilemmas in Europe and the United States,” Governance 17:3 (July 2004): 387-414

·        Terence Daintith, ed., Law as an Instrument of Economic Policy: Comparative and Critical Approaches (de Gruyter, 1988).

·        John Braithwaite, Of Manners Gentle: Enforcement Strategies of Australian Business (Oxford UP, 1986)

·       Jean-Jacques Laffont, Regulation and Development (Cambridge UP, 2005)


·        Anthony Ogus, "Regulatory Law: Some Lessons from the Past," Legal Studies  12 (1992): pages 1-19.

·        Marver H. Bernstein, Regulating Business by Independent Commission (Princeton UP: 1955)

·        William J. Novak, The People’s Welfare: Law and Regulation in Nineteenth Century America (University of North Carolina, 1996)

·        Morton Keller, Regulating a New Society: Public Policy and Social Change in America, 1900-1933 (Harvard, 1994) and "The Pluralist State: American Economic Regulation in Comparative Perspective, 1900-1930," in Thomas K. McCraw, ed. Regulation in Perspective: Historical Essays, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981)

·        Scott C. James, Presidents, Parties, and the State: A Party System Perspective on Democratic Regulatory Choice, 1884-1936 (Cambridge UP, 2000)

·        Claudia Goldin and Gary D. Libecap, eds., The Regulated Economy: A Historical Approach to Political Economy (U of Chicago Press, 1994).

·        Paul Kens, Lochner v. New York: Economic Regulation on Trial,  (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998).

·        Karen Orren, Corporate Power and Social Change

·        Donald R. Brand, "Competition and the New Deal Regulatory State," in Sidney M. Milkis and Jerome M. Mileur, eds. The New Deal and the Triumph of Liberalism (U of Massachusetts Press, 2002), 166-192.

·        Frederick Rowe, Price Discrimination Under the Robinson-Patman Act (Little, Brown, 1962)

Copyrights and Patents

·        B. Zorina Khan, The Democratization of Invention: Patents and Copyrights in American Economic Development, 1790-1920 (Cambridge UP, 2005)

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

·        Federal Trade Commission History, Annual Reports, and Early Minutes

·        Gerald Berk, Louis D. Brandeis and the Making of Regulated Competition, 1900-1932, (Cambridge UP, 2009).

·        Marc Allen Eisner, Antitrust and the Triumph of Economics: Institutions, Expertise, and Policy Change (University of North Carolina Press), esp. Chapter 6

·        Scott C. James, Presidents, Parties, and the State: A Party System Perspective on Democratic Regulatory Choice, 1884-1936  (Cambridge UP, 2000), chapter 3

·        Martin Sklar, The Corporate Reconstruction of American Capitalism, 1890-1916: The Market, the Law, and Politics (Cambridge, 1988)

·        Gerald Berk, "Neither Markets nor Administration: Brandeis and the Antitrust Reforms of 1914," Studies in American Political Development 8:1 (1994): 24-59

·        Thomas C. Blaisdell, Jr., The Federal Trade Commission: An Experiment in the Control of Business (Columbia UP, 1932).

·        G. Cullom Davis, "The Transformation of the Federal Trade Commission, 1914-1929," Mississippi Valley Historical Review 49 (Dec. 1962).

·        Gabriel Kolko, The Triumph of Conservatism (Free Press, 1963)

·        Michael Pertschuk, The Revolt Against Regulation: The Rise and Pause of the Consumer Movement (U of Calofirnia Press, 1983).

·        Robert J. MacKay, James C. Miller III, and Bruce Yandle, eds., Public Choice and Regulation: A View From Inside the Federal Trade Commission (Stanford UP, 1987)

The National Recovery Administration  (NRA)

·        Robert F. Himmelberg, The Origins of the National Recovery Administration (New York: Fordham UP, 1976)

·        Ellis Hawley, The New Deal and the Problem of Monopoly (Princeton UP, 1966)

·        Donald Brand, Corporatism and the Rule of Law: A Study of the National Recovery Administration (Cornell UP, 1988)

·        Leverett S. Lyon, Paul T. Homan, Lewis L. Lorwin, George Terborogh, Charles L. Dearing, and Leon C. Marshall, The National Recovery Administration: An Analysis and Appraisal (Brookings, 1935)

·        Michael Weinstein, Recovery and Redistribution under the NIRA (North Holland, 1980)

·        Louis Galambos, Competition and Cooperation (Johns Hopkins UP, 1966)

·        Charles J. Morris, The Blue Eagle at Work:" Reclaiming Democratic Rights in the American Workplace (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2005)

·        Gerald Swope, The Swope Plan (Business Bourse, 1931)

Industrial Policy

·        Otis L. Graham, Jr., Losing Time: The Industrial Policy Debate (Harvard, 1992).

·        Richard D. Bingham, Industrial Politics America-Style: From Hamilton to HDTV (M.E. Sharpe, 1997)

·        Jerry Mitchell, The American Experiment with Government Corporations (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1998)

·        James Foreman-Peck and Giovanni Federico, eds., European Industrial Policy: The Twentieth-Century Experience (Oxford University Press, 1999)

·        Stephen J. Warnecke and Ezra Suleiman, eds., Industrial Policies in Western Europe (Praeger, 1975).

·        Barry Bluestone and Bennett Harrison, The Deindustrialization of America

·        Amatai Etzioni, An Immodest Agenda: Rebuilding America (New Press, 1983)

·        Robert Reich, The Next American Frontier (Penquin, 1983).

·        Charles Schultze, "Industrial Policy: A Dissent," Brookings Review Fall, 1983, pp. 3-12.

·        Peter Katzenstein, Small States in World Markets: Industrial Policy in Europe (Cornell, 1985)

·        Hilary Silver, "Is Industrial Policy Possible in the United States? The Defeat of Rhode Island's Greenhouse Compact," Politics and Society 15:3 (1986-1987), 333-368.

·        Andre Blais, A Political Sociology of Public Aid to Industry (University of Toronto, 1985)

·        Claude Barfield and William A. Schambra, eds., The Politics of Industrial Policy (AEI, 1986).

·        Peter Hall, Governing the Economy: The Politics of State Intervention in Britain and France (Oxford, 1986).

·        Martin Chick, Industrial Policy in Britain, 1945-1951 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998).

·        Harvey Feigenbaum, The Politics of Public Enterprise

·        Michael Piore and Charles Sabel, The Second Industrial Divide

·        John B. Shoven, ed., Government Policy Towards Industry in the United States and Japan (Cambridge, 1989).

·        M. Donald Hancock, John Logue, and Bernt Schiller, Managing Modern Capitalism: Industrial Renewal and Workplace Democracy in the United States and Western Europe (Greenwood, 1991)

Specific Sectors

- AgriculturE         

·        Agricultural History Society

·        Mark B. Tauger, Agriculture in World History (Routledge, 2011)

·        Mark Overton, Agricultural Revolution in England: The Transformation of the Agrarian Economy 1500-1850 (Cambridge UP, 1996)

·        Peter D. McClelland, Sowing Modernity: America's First Agricultural Revolution (Cornell U Press, 1997).

·        Virginia Dejohn Anderson, Creatures of Empire: How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America (Oxford UP, 2006)

·     Judith A. Carney, Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas (Harvard UP, 2001)

·     Walter Johnson, River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom (Belknap, 2013)

·     Edward Melillo, ‘‘The First Green Revolution: Debt Peonage and the Making of the Nitrogen Fertilizer Trade, 1840–1930,’’ American Historical Review 117 (October 2012), 1028–60


·       Paul Wallace Gates, The Farmer's Age: Agriculture, 1815-1860 (Harper and Row, 1960) and Agriculture and the Civil War (Knopf, 1965) and .

·        Steven Stoll, Larding the Lean Earth: Soil and Society in Nineteenth Century America (Hill & Wang, 2002)

·         Steven Hahn and Jonathan Prude, eds., The Countryside in the Age of Capitalist Transformation (U of North Carolina Press, 1985).

·        Fred A. Shannon, The Farmer's Last Frontier, Agriculture, 1860-1897 (M.E. Sharpe)

·        Sue Headlee, The Political Economy of the Family Farm: The Agrarian Roots of American Capitalism (Praeger, 1991).

·         Gordon M. Winder, The American Reaper: Harvesting Networks and Technology,1830-1910 (Ashgate, 2012). 

·         Hal S. Barron, Mixed Harvest: The Second Great Transformation in the Rural North 1870-1930 (U of North Carolina Press, 1997)

·        Mark Friedberger, Farm Families and Change in Twentieth Century America (UP of Kentucky, 1988)

·        Paul K. Conkin, A Revolution Down on the Farm: The Transformation of American Agriculture since 1929 (UP of Kentucky, 2008)


·       Michael Johnston Grant, Down and Out on the Family Farm: Rural Rehabilitation in the Great Plains, 1929-1945 (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2002)

·        Donald Worster, Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s (Oxford UP, 1979)

·        Ronald Kline, Consumers in the Country: Technology and Social Change in Rural America (Johns Hopkins UP, 2000)

·        Jon Lauck, American Agriculture and the Problem of Monopoly: The Political Economy of Grain Belt Farming, 1953-1980 (U of Nebraska Press, 2000)

·        Ingolf Vogeler, The Myth of the Family Farm: Agribusiness Domination of U.S. Agriculture (Westview, 1981)

·       Bruce L. Gardner, American Agriculture in the Twentieth Century: How It Flourished and What It Cost (Harvard UP, 2002)

·        R. Douglas Hurt, Problems of Plenty: The American Farmer in the Twentieth Century (Ivan R. Dee, 2002) and Dust Bowl: An Agricultural and Social History (Nelson-Hall, 1981).

·        Mark Fiege, Irrigated Eden: The Making of an Agricultural Landscape in the American West (U of Washington Press, 1999)

·        Richard A. Wines, Fertilizer in America: From Waste Recycling to Resource Exploitation (Temple UP, 1985)


·        John Opie, The Law of the Land: Two Hundred Years of American Farmland Policy (Nebraska, 1994)

·        Victoria Saker Woeste, The Farmer's Benevolent Trust: Law and Agricultural Cooperation in Industrial America, 1865-1945 (U of North Carolina Press, 1998).

·        Grant McConnell, The Decline of Agrarian Democracy (U of California Press, 1953).

·        Elizabeth Sanders, Roots of Reform: Farmers, Workers, and the American State, 1877-1917 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998)

·        Mary Summers, “The New Deal Farm Programs: Looking for Reconstruction in American Agriculture,” Agricultural History 74.2 (Spring 2000), 241-257

·        Jess Gilbert and Carolyn Howe. “Beyond ‘State vs. Society’: Theories of the State and New Deal Agricultural Policies,” American Sociological Review 56.2 (April 1991), 204-20 

·        Theda Skocpol and Kenneth Finegold, "State Capacity and Economic Intervention in the Early New Deal," Political Science Quarterly 97:2  (Summer, 1982): 255-278.

·        Donald C. Blaisdell, Government and Agriculture: The Growth of Federal Farm Aid (Farrar and Rinehart, 1940).

·        Sidney Baldwin, Poverty and Politics: The Rise and Decline of the Farm Security Administration (University of North Carolina, 1968).

·        Adam D. Sheingate, The Rise of the Agricultural Welfare State: Institutions and Interest Group Power in United States, France, and Japan (Princeton UP, 2001)

·        John Mark Hansen, Gaining Access: Congress and the Farm Lobby, 1919-1981 (U of Chicago Press, 1991).

·        Allen J. Matusow, Farm Policies and Politics in the Truman Years (Atheneum, 1970).

·        Virgil Dean, An Opportunity Lost: The Truman Administration and the Farm Policy Debate (U of Missouri Press, 2006).

·        Reo Christiansen, The Brannan Plan: Farm Politics and Policy (U of Michigan Press, 1959).

·        Willard W. Cochrane and Mary E. Ryan, American Farm Policy, 1948-1973 (Minnesota, 1976).

·     William P. Browne, Cultivating Congress: Constituents, Issues, and Interests in Agricultural Policymaking (UP of Kansas, 1995) and Sacred Cows and Hot Potatoes: Agrarian Myths in Agricultural Policy (Westview Press, 1992).

·        Graham K. Wilson, Special Interests and Policymaking: Agricultural Policies and Politics in Britain and the United States of America, 1956-1970 (John Wiley, 1977).

·        Ross Talbot and Don Hadwiger, The Policy Process in American Agriculture (Chandler, 1968).

·        Milton Hallberg, Policy for American Agriculture: Choices and Consequences (Iowa State UP, 1992).

·        Luther Tweeten, Foundations of Farm Policy (U of Nebraska Press, 1970).

·        Bruce L. Gardner and James W. Richardson, eds.,  Consensus and Conflict in U.S. Agriculture (Texas A&M, 1979).

·        Kenneth Finegold, "Agriculture and the Politics of U.S. Social Provision: Social Insurance and Food Stamps," in M. Weir, A.S. Orloff, and T. Skocpol, eds., The Politics of Social Policy in the United States (Princeton UP, 1988).

·        Jon Lauck, American Agriculture and the Problem of Monopoly: The Political Economy of Grain Belt Farming, 1953-1980 (U of Nebraska Press, 2000)

·        Bruce L. Gardner, The Governing of Agriculture (Regent's Press of Kansas, 1981).

·        Joseph N. Belden, Dirt Rich, Dirt Poor: America's Food and Farm Crisis (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1986).

·        Ronald T. Libby, Protecting Markets: U.S. Policy and the World Grain Trade (Cornell UP, 1992)

·        Lowell K. Dyson, Farmer's Organizations (Greenwood, 1986).


·        Christopher Clark, The Roots of Rural Capitalism: Western Massachusetts, 1780-1860 (Cornell UP, 1990)

·        Mart A. Stewart, "If John Muir Had Been an Agrarian: American Environmental History West and South," Environment and History 11 (2005)

·        Pete Daniel, Breaking the Land: The Transformation of Cotton, Tobacco, and Rice Cultures since 1880 (U of Illinois Press, 1985)

·        Avery Odelle Craven, Soil Exhaustion as a Factor in the Agricultural History of Virginia and Maryland, 1607-1860. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press, 1926.

·        Lewis Cecil Gray, History of Agriculture in the Southern United States to 1860, 2 vols. (Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1933; Reprint Peter Smith, 1958).

·        Paul Wallace Gates, "Federal Land Policy in the South, 1866-1888," Journal of Southern History 6 (August 1940): 303-330.

·        John Solomon Otto, Southern Agriculture during the Civil War Era, 1860-1880 (Greenwood Press, 1994).

·        Gilbert C. Fite, Cotton Fields No More: Southern Agriculture, 1865-1980 (U of Kentucky Press, 1984).

·        Stephen Johnson, Robert Dawson, and Gerald Haslam The Great Central Valley: California's Heartland (U of California Press, 1993).

·        Donald Pisani, From Family Farm to Agribusiness: The Irrigation Crusade in California and the West, 1850-1931 (U of California Press, 1984).

·        Douglas C. Sackman, Orange Empire: California and the Fruits of Eden (U of California Press, 2005).

·        David Vaught, Cultivating California: Growers, Specialty Crops, and Labor, 1875-1920 (Johns Hopkins UP, 1999).

·        Richard C. Sawyer, To Make a Spotless Orange: Biological Control in California (Iowa State UP, 1996).

·        Howard Seftel, "Government Regulation and the Rise of the California Fruit Industry: The Entrepreneurial Attack on Fruit Pests, 1880-1920," Business History Review 59 (Autumn 1985): 369-402.

·        Steven Stoll, The Fruits of Natural Advantage: Making the Industrial Countryside in California (U of California Press, 1998).



·    Barbara Hahn, Making Tobacco Bright: Creating an American Commodity, 1617–1937 (Johns Hopkins UP, 2011)

·    Sven Beckert, Empire of Cotton: A Global History (Random House, 2014)

·    Giorgio Riello, Cotton: The Fabric that Made the Modern World. (Cambridge UP, 2013)




- Fishing

·        Daniel Vickers, Farmers and Fishermen (U of North Carolina Press, 1994)

·        Edward Stackpole, The Sea-Hunters: The New Egland Whalemen during Two Centuries, 1635-1835 (Lippincott, 1953)

·        Lance E. Davis, Robert E. Gallman, and Karin Gleiter, In Pursuit of Leviathan: Technology, Institutions, Productivity, and Profits in American Whaling, 1816-1906 (U of Chicago Press, 1997)

·        Arthur McEvoy, The Fisherman’s Problem (Cambridge, 1986)

·        D.G. Webster, Adaptive Goverance: The Dynamics of Atlantic Fisheries Management (MIT Press, 2008)

·        Harry L. Watson, "'The Common Rights of Mankind': Subsistence, Shad, and Commerce in the Early Republican South." Journal of American History 83 (1996): 13-43.

·        Margaret Beattie Bogue, Fishing the Great Lakes: An Environmental History, 1783-1933 (U of Wisconsin Press, 2000)

·        Joseph E. Taylor, III, Making Salmon: An Environmental History of the Northwest Fisheries Crisis (U of Washington Press, 1999)

·        Arthur F. McEvoy, The Fisherman's Problem: Ecology and Law in the California Fisheries (Cambridge UP, 1986)


- Lumber & Timber

·        John Perlin, A Forest Journey: The Role of Wood in the Development of Civilization (Harvard UP, 1991)

·        Charles Carroll, The Timber Economy of Puritan New England (Brown UP, 1973)

·        James Willard Hurst, Law and Economic Growth: The Legal History of the Lumber Industry in Wisconsin, 1836-1915 (Belknap Press, 1964)


- Other Commodities and Raw Materials

·       Thomas Norton, The Fur Trade in Colonial New York, 1686-1786 (U of Wisconsin Press, 1974)

·       Ann M. Carlos and Frank D. Lewis, Commerce by a Frozen Sea: Native Americans and the European Fur Trade (Philadelphia, 2010)

·       Eric Jay Dolin, Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America (New York, 2010)


·       Mary Hill, Gold: The California Story (U of California Press, 1999).

·        Duane A. Smith, The Trail of Gold and Silver: Mining in Colorado, 1859-2009 (UP of Colorado, 2010)

·        George H. Hildbrand and Garth L. Mangum, Capital and Labor in American Copper, 1845-1990: A Study of the Linkages Between Product and Labor Markets (Harvard, 1991)

·        Kendra Smith-Howard, Pure and Modern Milk: An Environmental History since 1900 (Oxford UP, 2013)


- Food, Beverages, and Drugs

·        James H. Young, Pure Food: Securing the Federal Food and Drugs Act of 1906 (Princeton UP, 1989).

·        Philip J. Hilts, Protecting America's Health: The FDA, Business, and One Hundred Years of Regulation (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003)

·        Stephen J. Ceccoli, Pill Politics: Drugs and the FDA (Boulder: Lynne Reinner, 2003)

·        Clayton Coppin and Jack High, The Politics of Purity: Harvey Washington Wiley and the Origins of Federal Food Regulation (U of Michigan Press, 1998).

·        Oscar Anderson, The Health of a Nation: Harvey E. Wiley and the Fight for Pure Food (U of Chicago Press, 1958)

·        Donna Wood, "The Strategic Use of Public Policy: Business Support for the 1906 Food and Drug Act," Business History Review 59 (1985).

·        Charles O. Jackson, Food and Drug Legislation in the New Deal (Princeton UP: 1970)

·        Milton Conover, "National, State and Local Cooperation in Food and Drug Control," APSR 22 (1928): 910-928

·        Victor J. Tremblay and Carol Horton Tremblay, The U.S. Brewing Industry: Data and Economic Analysis (MIT Press, 2005).


- Energy

·        David Howard Davis, Energy Politics, 4th ed. (St. Martin's, 1993)

·        Walter Rosenbaum, Energy, Politics, and Public Policy (CQ Press, 1987)

·        Louis C. Hunter and Lynwood Bryert, A History of Industrial Power in the US, 1789-1930

·        Richard H.K. Victor, Energy Policy in America Since 1945: A Study of Business-Government Relations (Cambridge)

·        William Graebner, Coal Mining Safety in the Progressive Era: The Political Economy of Reform (Kentucky, 1976).

·        John R. Bowman, Capitalist Collective Action: Competition, Cooperation, and Conflict in the Coal Industry (Cambridge, 1989)

·        Price V. Fishback, Soft Coal, Hard Choices: The Economic Welfare oif Bituminous Coal Miners, 1890-1930 (Oxford, 1992).

·        Ben Fine, The Coal Question: Political Economy and Industrial Change from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day (Routledge, 1990).

·        Andrew S. McFarland, Cooperative Pluralism: The National Coal Policy Experiment (Kansas, 1993)

·        John L. Campbell, The Collapse of an Industry: Nuclear Power and the Contradictions of U.S. Policy (Cornell, 1988)

·        G. John Ikenberry, Reasons of State: Oil Politics and the Capacities of American Government (Cornell, 1988)

·        Robert Engler, The Brotherhood of Oil (1977)

·        Edwin Vennard, Government in The Power Business (McGraw-Hill, 1968)

·        Sean Patrick Adams. 2004. Old Dominion, Industrial Commonwealth: Coal, Politics, and Economy in Antebellum America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

·        James P. Johnson, The Politics of Soft Coal (Illinois, 1979).

·        Norman E. Nordhauser, The Quest for Stability: Domestic Oil Regulation, 1917-1935 (New York: Garland, 1979)

·        David Prindle, Petroleum Politics

·        Anthony Sampson, The Seven Sisters

·        William Freudenburg and Robert Gramling, Blowout in the Gulf: The BP Oil Spill Disaster and the Future of Energy in America (MIT Press, 2010)

·        John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle, The Gas Station in America (Johns Hopkins, 1994)

·        Jonathan C. Brown, Oil and Revolution in Mexico (California, 1993)

·        Daniel Yergin, The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power (Simon and Schuster, 1990)

·        Robert L. Bradley, Jr. Oil, Gas, and Government: The U.S. Experience  (Rowman and Littlefield, 1996).

·        David Lewis Feldman, ed., The Energy Crisis: Unresolved Issues and Enduring Legacies. (Johns Hopkins UP, 1996)

·        Joseph J. Morone and Edward J. Woodhouse, The Demise of Nuclear Energy? Lessons for Democratic Control of Technology (Yale, 1989)


- Steel, Iron, Metals

·        Robert P. Rogers, An Economic History of the American Steel Industry (Routledge, 2009).

·        Christopher G.L. Hall, Steel Phoenix: The Fall and Rise of the American Steel Industry (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1996).

·        John P. Hoerr, And the Wolf Finally Came: The Decline of the American Steel Industry (Pittsburgh, 1989).

·        Donald F. Barnett and Robert W. Crandall, Up from the Ashes: The Rise of the Steel Minimill in the United States (Brookings, 1986)

·        Mark Reutter, Sparrow's Point: Making Steel - The Rise and Ruin of American Industrial Might (Summit Books, 1989).

·        David Brody, Steelworkers in America: The Nonunion Era (Harvard, 1980).

·        John N. Ingham, Making Iron and Steel: Independent Mills in Pittsburgh, 1820-1920 (Ohio State, 1991).

·        George David Smith, From Monopoly to Competition: The Transformation of Alcoa, 1888-1986 (Cambridge, 1988)

·        Anthony Daley, Steel, State, and Labor: Mobilization and Adjustment in France (University of Pittsburgh, 1996)

·        Ulrich Wengenroth, Enterprise and Technology: The German and British Steel Industries, 1865-1895 (Cambridge University Press, 1994).


- Transportation / Aerospace / Defense

·        Robert Jay Dilger, American Transportation Policy (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003)

·        George Rogers Taylor, The Transportation Revolution, 1815-1860 (M.E. Sharpe)

·        Carol Sheriff, The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862 (Hill and Wang, 1996).

·       John Lauritz Larson, Internal Improvement: National Public Works and the Promise of Popular Government in the Early United States (U of North Carolina, 2001)

·        Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., The ` -- The Nation's First Big Business (Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1965)

·        Albert Fishlow, American Railroads and the Transformation of the Antebellum Economy (Harvard UP, 1966)

·        Gerald Berk, Alternative Tracks: The Constitution of American Industrial Order, 1865-1917 (Johns Hopkins, 1993)

·        Colleen A. Dunlavy, Politics and Industrialization: Early Railroads in the United States and Prussia (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994)

·        James W. Ely, Jr., Railroads and American Law (UP of Kansas, 2001)

·        George Miller, Railroads and the Granger Laws (U of Wisconsin Press, 1971)

·        Gerald D. Nash, “Origins of the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887,” Pennsylvania History, 24 (1957)

·        Lee Benson, Merchants, Farmers and Railroads: Railroad Regulation and New York Politics (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1955)

·       Barbara Young Welke, Recasting American Liberty: Gender, Race, Law, and the Railroad Revolution, 1865-1920 (Cambridge UP, 2001)

·        Richard White, Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America (WW Norton, 2011)

·        Augustus J. Veenendaal, American Railroads in the Nineteenth Century (Greenwood Press, 2003).

·        T.J. Stiles, The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt  (Knopf, 2009).

·        Albert J. Churella, The Pennsylvania Railroad, Vol I: Building an Empire, 1846-1917 (U of Pennsylvania Press, 2012)

·       Richard Saunders, Jr., Merging Lines: American Railroads, 1900-1970 (Northern Illinois U P, 2001).

·        Frank Dobbin, Forging Industrial Policy: The United States, Britain, and France in the Railway Age (Cambridge University Press, 1997)

·        Ralf Roth and Gunter Dinhobl, eds., Across the Borders: Financing the World's Railways in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Ashgate, 2008)

·        John F. Stover, American Railroads, 2nd ed. (University of Chicago Press, 1998)

·        Craig H. Miner, A Most Magnificent Machine: America Adopts the Railroad, 1825-1862 (University Press of Kansas, 2010)

·       Robert G. Angevine, The Railroad and the State: War, Politics, and Technology in Nineteenth-Century America (Stanford UP, 2004)

·        Stephen B. Goddard, Getting There: The Epic Struggle between Road and Rail in the American Century (Basic, 1994)

·        Lewis Henry Haney, A Congressional History of Railways in the United States to 1850 (Madison: Bulletin of the University of Wisconsin, 1908).

·        John Bell Sanborn, Congressional Grants of Land in Aid of Railways (Madison: Bulletin of the University of Wisconsin, 1899)

·        Arthur Twining Hadley, Railroad Transportation: Its History and Laws (Putnam, 1885).

·        U.S. Senate, Select Committee on Interstate Commerce (Collum Committee), Report No. 46, 49 Cong., 1st Sess. (1886). [Lead to Interstate Commerce Act].

·        Alfred D. Chandler, ed., The Railroads: The Nation's First Big Business (1965)

·        David Howard Bain, Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad (Viking, 2000)

·        Lee Benson, Merchants, Farmers, and Railroads (1955)

·        George H. Miller, Railroads and the Granger Laws (1971)

·        George R. Taylor and Irene Neu, The American Railway Network (1956)

·        Richard D. Stone, The Interstate Commerce Commission and the Railroad Industry: A History of Regulatory Policy (Praeger, 1991).

·        Gabriel Kolko, Railroads and Regulation (Princeton, 1965)

·        William R. Childs, The Texas Railroad Commission: Understanding Regulation in America to the Mid-Twentieth Century (Texas A&M University Press, 2005).

·        E.G. Campbell, The Reorganization of the American Railroad System, 1893-1900 (Columbia UP, 1938)

·        Huntington, Samuel P. (1952) "The Marasmus of ICC: The Commission, the railroads, and the public interest." Yale Law Journal 61: 467–509.

·        K. Austin Kerr, American Railroad Politics, 1914-1920: Rates, Wages, and Efficiency (Pittsburgh, 1968).

·        Walter Licht, Working for the Railroad: The Organization of Work in the Nineteenth Century (Princeton, 1983)

·        William Deverell, Railroad Crossing: Californians and the Railroad, 1850-1910 (University of California Press, 1994)

·        R. Kent Weaver, The Politics of Industrial Change: Railway Policy in North America (Brookings, 1985).

·        Robert E. Gallamore and John R. Meyer, American Railroads: Decline and Renaissance in the Twentieth Century (Harvard UP, 2014).

·        Joseph R. Daughen and Peter Binzen, The Wreck of the Penn Central (Little, Brown, 1971).

·        Donald M. Itzkoff, Off the Track: The Decline of the Intercity Passenger Train in the United States (Greenwood Press, 1985)

·        David C. Nice, Amtrak: The History and Politics of a National Railroad (Lynne Rienner, 1998)

·        George W. Hilton, Amtrak: The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AEI, 1980)

·        Thomas A. Kinney, The Carriage Trade: Making Horse-Drawn Vehicles in America (Johns Hopkins UP, 2004)

·        Jean-Pierre Bardou, Jean-Jacques Chanaron, Patrick Fridenson, and James M. Laux, The Automobile Revolution: The Impact of an Industry (North Carolina, 1982)

·        Gijs Mom, The Electric Vehicle: Technology and Expectations in the Automobile Age (Johns Hopkins UP, 2004)..

·        David Halberstam, The Reckoning [automobiles] (Morrow, 1986).

·        James M. Rubenstein, Making and Selling Cars: Innovation and Change in the U.S. Automotive Industry (Johns Hopkins UP, 2001)

·        James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones, and Daniel Roos, The Machine the Changed the World [automobiles] (Rawson Associates, 1990)

·        Stephen Amberg, The Union Inspiration in American Politics: Autoworkers and the Making of a Liberal Industrial Order (Temple U Press, 1994)

·        Steve Love and David Giffels, Wheels of Fortune: The Story of Rubber in Akron (U of Akron Press, 1999)

·        Martin D. Hanlon.  1998. You Can Get There From Here: How the Interstate Highways Transformed America. New York: St. Martin's

·        Jonathan L. Gifford, Planning the Interstate Highway System (Boulder: Westview Press, 1996).

·        Clifford M. Winston and Associates, Blind Intersection? Policy and the American Automobile Industry (Brookings, 1987).

·        James A. Dunn, Driving Forces: The Automobile, Its Enemies, and the Politics of Mobility (Brookings, 1998).

·        William R. Childs, Trucking and the Public Interest (University of Tennessee Press, 1985)

·        Margaret Walsh, Making Connections: The Long-distance Bus Industry in the USA (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2000)


·        Roger E. Bilstein, The American Aerospace Industry: From Workshop to Global Enterprise (Twayne, 1996)

·        F. Robert van der Linden, Airlines and Air Mail: The Post Office and the Birth of the Commercial Aviation Industry (UPress of Kentucky, 2001)

·        Janet R. Daly Bednarek, America's Airports: Airfield Development, 1918–1947 (Texas A&M UP,. 2001).

·        Donald M. Pattillo. Pushing the Envelope: The American Aircraft Industry (U of Michigan Press, 1998)

·        Paul A.C. Koistinen, Beating Plowshares into Swords: The Political Economy of American Warfare, 1606-1865 (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1996), and Planning War, Pursuing Peace: The Political Economy of American Warfare, 1920-1939 (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998)

·        Brian Waddell, The War Against the New Deal: World War II and American Democracy (DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2001).

·        Stuart D. Brandes. 1997. Warhogs: A History of War Profits in America (University Press of Kentucky, 1997).

·        Harold James, Krupp: A History of the Legendary German Firm (Princeton:  Princeton University Press, 2012)

- Mail / Communications / Mass Media

·        George L. Priest, "The History of the Postal Monopoly in the United States," Journal Of Law And Economics, 18 (April 1975), 33-80.

·        Richard R. John, Spreading The News:  The American Postal System From Franklin To Morse (Cambridge:  Harvard University Press, 1995).

·        Marshall Cushing, The Story of Our Post Office: The Greatest Government Department in All Its Phases (Boston: A.M. Thayer, 1893).

·        Paul T. David, The Economics of Air Mail Transportation (Brookings Institution, 1934).

·        Leroy R. Hafen, The Overland Mail, 1849-1869: Promoter of Settlement, Precursor of Railroads (1926).

·        Daniel C. Roper, The United States Post Office: Its Past Record, Present Condition, And Potential Relation To The World Era (N.Y.: Funk, 1917).

·        R. H. Coase, "The Postal Monopoly in Great Britain:  An Historical Survey," in J. K. Eastham, ed., Economic Essays In Commemoration Of The Dundee School Of Economics, 1931-55 (Coupar Angus:  William Culcross & Son, Ltd, 1955), pp. 25-37.

·        Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (Pantheon)

·        Bartholomew H. Sparrow Uncertain Guardians: The News Media as a Political Institution (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999).

·        Timothy E. Cook, Governing with the News: The News Media as a Political Institution. (University of Chicago Press, 1998)

·        Gerald J. Baldasty, E.W. Scripps and the Business of Newspapers (University of Illinois Press, 1999)

·        Robert Luther Thompson, Wiring a Continent: The History of the Telegraph Industry in the United States (Princeton, 1947)

·        David Hochfelder, The Telegraph in America, 1832-1920 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012).

·        Richard B. DuBoff, "The Telegraph and the Structure of Markets in the United States, 1845-1890," in Paul Useling, ed. Research in Economic History (JAI Press, 1983)

·        John Brooks, Telephone: The First Hundred Years (Harper & Row, 1975)

·       Robert MacDougall, The People’s Network: The Political Economy of the Telephone in the Gilded Age. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014

 ·       Gerald W. Brock, The Telecommunications Industry: The Dynamics of Market Structure (Harvard UP, 1981)

·        Dick W. Olufs III, The Making of Telecommunications Policy (Lynne Rienner, 1999)

·        Joseph C. Goulden, Monopoly [telephone industry] (Putnam's, 1968)

·        Peter Temin with Louis Galambos, The Fall of the Bell System: A Study in Prices and Politics (Cambridge UP, 1987)

·        Alan Stone, Wrong Number: The Breakup of AT&T (Basic Books, 1989)

·        Harvey M. Sapolsky, Rhonda J. Crane, W. Russell Neuman, and Eli M. Noam, The Telecommunications Revolution: Past, Present, and Future (Routledge, 1992).

·        Gerald W. Brock, Telecommunications Policy for the Information Age: From Monopoly to Competition (Harvard, 1994)

·        Alan Stone, How American Got On-Line: Politics, Markets, and the Revolution in Telecommunication, (M.E. Sharpe, 1997)

·        Dick W. Olufs III, The Making of Telecommunications Policy. (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1998).

·        Lori A. Brainard, Television: The Limits of Deregulation (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2003).

·        Kenneth Dyson and Peter Humphries, The Political Economy of Communications: International and European Dimensions (Routledge, 1990)

·        Claude S. Fischer, America Calling: A Social History of the Telephone to 1940 (University of California Press, 1992)

·        David F. Prindle, Risky Business: The Political Economy of Hollywood (Westview, 1993)

·        Elizabeth Fones-Wolf, “Creating a Favorable Business Climate: Corporations and Radio Broadcasting, 1934 to 1954,” Business History Review 73:2 (Summer 1999): 221-255.

·        Michael Tracy. 1998. Decline and Fall of Public Service Broadcasting. New York: Oxford University Press

·        Kevin Williams, Get Me a Murder a Day! A History of Mass Communication in Britain. (London: Arnold, 1998)

- Chemicals

·        Louis Galambos, Takashi Hikino and Vera Zamagni, eds,  The Global Chemical Industry in the Age of the Petrochemical Revolution (Cambridge UP, 2006)

·        Ernst Homburg, Anthony S. Travis, and Harm G. Schroter, eds. The Chemical Industry in Europe, 1850-1914: Industrial Growth, Pollution, and Professionalization (Dorrecht: Kluwer Academic, 1998)

- Computers and "Office Appliances"

·        James W. Cortada, Before the Computer: IBM, NCR, Burroughs, and Remington Rand and the Industry They Created, 1865-1956 (Princeton, 1992)

·        James W. Cortada, The Computer in the United States: From Laboratory to Market, 1930 to 1960 (M.E. Sharpe, 1993)

- Distribution / Marketing

·        Richard S. Tedlow, New and Improved: The Story of Mass Marketing in America (Basic, 1990).

·        Joseph Palamountain, Jr., The Politics of Distribution (Harvard, 1955)

- Risk & Insurance      

·        David A. Moss, When All Else Fails: Government As the Ultimate Risk Manager (Harvard UP, 2002)

·        Peter L. Bernstein, Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk (John Wiley & Sons, 1996).

·        C.F. Trennery, The Origin and Early History of Insurance, Including the Contract of Bottomry (London: PS King & Sons, 1926).

·        Peter Borscheid and Niels Viggo Haueter, eds., World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network (Oxford UP, 2012).  

·    Sharon Ann Murphy, Investing in Life: Insurance in Antebellum America ( Johns Hopkins UP, 2010) 

·        Edwin W. Patterson, The Insurance Commissioner in the United States: A Study in Administrative Law and Practice (Harvard UP, 1927)

·        Morton Keller, The Life Insurance Enterprise, 1885-1910: A Study in the Limits of Corporate Power (Belknap, 1963)

·        Karen Orren, Corporate Power and Social Change (Johns Hopkins  UP, 1973).

·        Kenneth J. Meier, The Political Economy of Regulation: The Case of Insurance (SUNY UP, 1988).


15. Industrial and Regional Problems

Regional Economies, Unevenness and Competition

·        Ann R. Markusen, Regions: The Economics and Politics of Territory (Rowan and Littlefield, 1987)

·        Richard F. Bensel, Sectionalism and American Political Development (Wisconsin, 1984) and The Political Economy of American Industrialization, 1877-1900 (New York: Cambridge UP, 2001)

·        Kenneth Thomas, Competing for Capital (Georgetown University Press, 2000)

·        Charles M. Teibout, "A Pure Theory of Local Expenditures," Journal of Political Economy 64:5 (October, 1956): 416-24

·        Dennis Epple and Allan Zelenitz, "The Implications of Competition among Jurisdictions: Does Tiebout Need Politics?" Journal of Political Economy 89:6 (1981), 1197-1217

·        Daphne A. Kenyon and John Kincaid, Competition among States and Local Governments: Efficiency and Equity in American Federalism (Urban Institute, 1991)

·        Susan Rose-Ackerman, "Does Federalism Matter? Political Choice in a Federal Republic,"  Journal of Political Economy 89:1 (February, 1981), pp. 152-165

·        Robert Goodman, The Last Entrepreneurs: America's Regional Wars for Jobs and Dollars (South End Press, 1979)

·        William Frey and Alden Speare, Jr., Regional and Metropolitan Growth and Decline in the United States (Russell Sage, 1988).

·        Kirkpatrick Sale, Power Shift (Random House, 1975).

·        Peter Temin, ed., Engines of Enterprise: An Economic History of New England (Harvard UP, 2000)

·        Bruce J. Schulman, From Cotton Belt to Sunbelt: Federal Policy, Economic Development, and the Transformation of the South, 1938-1980 (Oxford, 1991)

·        James C. Cobb, Selling the South: The Southern Crusade for Industrial Development, 1936-1990, second ed.  (University of Illinois, 1993).

·        Susanna Delfino and Michele Gillespie, eds., Global Perspectives on Industrial Transformation in the American South (U of Missouri Press, 2005)

·        Terry L. Anderson and Peter J. Hill, eds., The Political Economy of the American West (Rowman and Littlefield, 1994).

·        T.R. Plaut and J.E. Pluta, "Business Climate, Taxes and Expenditures, and State Industrial Growth in the United States," Southern Economic Journal (July, 1983)

·        Robert Goodman, The Last Entrepreneurs

·        Dennis O. Grady, "State Economic Development Incentives: Why Do States Compete?" State and Local Government Review 19:3 (Fall, 1987), 86-94

·        Vivek H. Dehejia and Philipp Genschel, “Tax Competition in the European Union,” Politics and Society 27:3 (September 1999): 403-430.


16. Economics and Democracy

·        J.W. Smith, Economic Democracy: The Political Struggle of the 21st Century (M.E. Sharpe, 1999)

·        John Mueller, Capitalism, Democracy, and Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery (Princeton University Press, 1999)

·        Ann Bernstein and Peter L. Berger, eds. 1998. Business and Democracy: Cohabitation or Contradiction? London: Pinter.

·        Nelson Lichtenstein, Industrial Democracy in America: The Ambiguous Promise (Cambridge, 1993)

·        Thomas Ferguson and Joel Rogers, Right Turn

·        John Rawls, A Theory of Justice (Harvard, 1971)

·        Robert A. Dahl, A Preface to Economic Democracy (California, 1985)

·        Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers, On Democracy (Penguin, 1983)

·        Benjamin Barber, Strong Democracy

·        Adam Przeworski, Capitalism and Social Democracy (Cambridge, 1985).

·        Edward Greenberg, Workplace Democracy: The Political Effects of Participation

·        Jeffrey Haydu, Making American Industry Safe For Democracy: Comparative Perspectives On The State And Employee Representation In The Era
    of World War I
(Urbana: University Of Illinois Press, 1997)

·        Herbert McClosky and John Zaller, The American Ethos: Public Attitudes Toward Capitalism and Democracy (Harvard, 1985).

·        Thomas Ferguson and Joel Rogers, eds., The Hidden Election: Politics and Economics in the 1980 Presidential Campaign (Random House).

·        Norman Furniss and Timothy Tilton, The Case for the Welfare State (Indiana, 1977)

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