Palgrave Encyclopedia of World Economic History Foreword by Sir Professor Alan Peacock It is generally agreed that in order to understand the world's economy today, you need to understand its history. The Palgrave Encyclopedia of World Economic History is an easy-to-use resource that provides a useful reference for students and academics alike. Covering topics as diverse as accounting, the Great Depression, electronics, beer, gold and classical and neo-classical economics, the Encyclopedia includes in-depth entries on key events, themes and people that have shaped the modern world and economic thinking. The detailed indexes, comprehensive cross referencing system and glossary of terms make this a must have resource for all those interested in economics and economic history. Graham Bannock is Visiting Professor at London Westminster University Business School, UK, and a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Institute of Economic Affairs. He is author or co-author of some 30 books on economics and business. R.E. Baxter is an author with extensive experience as an economic advisor to the UK government and the private sector, and as a consultant to international institutions. Together with Graham Bannock and Evan Davies, he is co-author of the Penguin Dictionary of Economics.