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Topic Pages - Events
In U.S. history, the severe economic crisis supposedly precipitated by the U.S. stock-market crash of 1929. Although it shared the basic...
Wall Street Crash
Why did the Wall Street Crash occur in 1929? Background Following the end of World War I in 1918, the USA experienced an...
Acceleration of technical and economic development that took place in Britain in the second half of the 18th century. The traditional...
California Gold Rush
In US history, the influx of prospectors to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, following the discovery of gold in the American...
1765, revenue law passed by the British Parliament during the ministry of George Grenville. The first direct tax to be levied on the American...
In US history, the period 1920-33 when the Eighteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was in force, and the manufacture...
A trade in Africa which started in ancient times. Slaves were sent across the Sahara and were traded in the Mediterranean by Phoenicians...
Topic Pages - Economists
Adam Smith was born in Kirkcaldy, near Edinburgh, in 1723; the exact date of birth is unknown, but he was baptized on 5 June. He died in...
John Maynard Keynes
Keynes was born 5 June 1883 at 6 Harvey Road Cambridge, and died at Tilton, Sussex, on Easter Sunday, 21 April 1946. He was the first of three...
Malthus was born as a second son of a relatively wealthy, middle-class couple on 13 February 1766 in ‘The Rookery’ country house near Wotton in...
Ricardo was born into a prolific Sephardic Jewish family in London on 18 April 1772. He died at his country seat, Gatcomb Park in...
Marx was born in Trier, then part of Prussia, on 5 May 1818, and died in London on 14 March 1883. His father was a lawyer, who sought to avoid...
Hume was born David Home on 7 May 1711 in Edinburgh, and died there on 25 August 1776. He was the youngest son of the lawyer Joseph Home of...
Austrian economist and author of Road to Serfdom (1944), an indictment of government intervention in modern economies representing...
US economist, best known for his advocacy of monetarism - the control of aggregate demand solely by control of the money supply...
US economist, who succeeded US banker Paul Volcker as chair of the US Federal Reserve System in 1987 and successfully pumped...
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