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Economic History and Economic Theory: The Staples Approach to Economic Development

Citation
Dow A & Dow S (2014) Economic History and Economic Theory: The Staples Approach to Economic Development, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 38 (6), pp. 1339-1353.

Abstract
The ideas and institutions within which the current global crisis is being addressed reflect the power structures of the past and are under pressure to evolve. But mainstream economics tenaciously retains its long-standing power over academe and policy, while denying a theoretical role for power. Here we consider the contribution of economic history to theorising. In particular we present a case study in the form of an economic history approach which emphasises the role of the state in relation to markets: the staples approach of Harold Innis. We apply this approach to the modern financial sector.

Keywords
Economic history; Staples approach; Financial crisis

StatusPublished
AuthorsDow Alexander, Dow Sheila
Publication date11/2014
Publication date online05/06/2013
Date accepted by journal14/01/2013
PublisherOxford University Press
ISSN 0309-166X
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Cambridge Journal of Economics: Volume 38, Issue 6

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