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Academic perspectives from Cambridge University Press.

    The Cambridge Economic History of the Modern World - Part 2

    The Cambridge Economic History of the Modern World - Part 2

    The second volume of The Cambridge Economic History of the Modern World explores the development of modern economic growth from 1870 to the present. Leading experts in economic history offer a series of regional studies from around the world, as well as thematic analyses of key factors governing the differential outcomes in different parts of the global economy. Topics covered include human capital, capital and technology, geography and institutions, living standards and inequality, trade and immigration, international finance, and warfare and empire.

    In this episode, hear Executive Publisher Michael Watson and one of the volume editors, Stephen Broadberry, University of Oxford, discuss Vol. 2.

    Learn more at www.cambridge.org/9781107159488

    • 26 min
    The Cambridge Economic History of the Modern World - Part 1

    The Cambridge Economic History of the Modern World - Part 1

    The first volume of The Cambridge Economic History of the Modern World traces the emergence of modern economic growth in eighteenth century Britain and its spread across the globe. Focusing on the period from 1700 to 1870, a team of leading experts in economic history offer a series of regional studies from around the world, as well as thematic analyses of key factors governing the differential outcomes in different parts of the global economy. Topics covered include population and human development, capital and technology, geography and institutions, living standards and inequality, international flows of trade and labour, the international monetary system, and war and empire.

    In this episode, hear Executive Publisher Michael Watson and one of the volume editors Stephen Broadberry, University of Oxford, discuss Vol. 1.

    Learn more at www.cambridge.org/9781107159457

    • 24 min
    Cambridge Elements: Behavioural Science and Public Policy with Cass Sunstein

    Cambridge Elements: Behavioural Science and Public Policy with Cass Sunstein

    Cass R. Sunstein is currently the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. He is the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School.


    From 2009 to 2012, he was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and after that, he served on the President's Review Board on Intelligence and Communications Technologies and on the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Board.



    In 2020, the World Health Organization appointed him as Chair of its technical advisory group on Behavioural Insights and Sciences for Health. He is also The New York Times best-selling author of The World According to Star Wars (2016) and Nudge (2008)



    Here, Cass Sunstein explores some of the key themes in his Element, Behavioural Science and Public Policy in conversation with Tony Hockley from the London School of Economics.



    Read more about Cambridge Elements



    The CUP journal Behavioural Public Policy journal is managed by Tony Hockley (LSE).

    • 25 min
    War Against Smallpox: Edward Jenner and the Global Spread of Vaccination

    War Against Smallpox: Edward Jenner and the Global Spread of Vaccination

    War Against Smallpox: Edward Jenner and the Global Spread of Vaccination by Michael Bennett is available to purchase at cambridge.org/WarAgainstSmallpox.

    • 35 min
    Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana

    Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana

    In Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana, Alejandro de la Fuente and Ariela Gross tell the story of enslaved and free people of color who used the law to claim freedom and citizenship for themselves and their loved ones. Gross joins Cambridge University Press Senior Editor Cecelia Cancellaro to discuss how ordinary people shaped the law and worked to change society and how that work is still relevant today.

    Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana is available now.

    • 25 min
    Williams’ Gang: A Notorious Slave Trader and his Cargo of Black Convicts

    Williams’ Gang: A Notorious Slave Trader and his Cargo of Black Convicts

    In Williams’ Gang, Jeff Forret explores a Washington, DC, slave trader’s legal misadventures associated with transporting convict slaves through New Orleans. Forret joins Cambridge University Press Senior Editor Cecelia Cancellaro to discuss the three-decade-long courtroom drama, the parallels between the slave trade and the modern-day prison-industrial complex, and more.

    Williams’ Gang: A Notorious Slave Trader and his Cargo of Black Convicts is available now.

    • 23 min

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