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Zanden, J. L. van

Works: 199 works in 548 publications in 3 languages and 7,231 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Organizer of meeting, Other, Thesis advisor, Redactor, Contributor, dgs
Classifications: HC325, 336.492
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Most widely held works by J. L. van Zanden
The long road to the Industrial Revolution : the European economy in a global perspective, 1000-1800 by J. L. Van Zanden( )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ~The Long Road to the Industrial Revolutiona (TM) offers a new explanation of the origins of the industrial revolution in Western Europe by placing development in Europe within a global perspective. It focuses on its specific institutional and demographic development since the late Middle Ages, and on the important role played by human capital formation
Technology, skills and the pre-modern economy in the East and the West : essays dedicated to the memory of S.R. Epstein( )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Technology, skills and the pre-modern economy' investigates, through regional studies and paired comparisons, how technological skills and knowledge were reproduced and disseminated in the advanced agrarian societies of China, India, Russia and Europe in the centuries before the Industrial Revolution"--provided by publisher
Law and long-term economic change : a Eurasian perspective by Debin Ma( )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title develops a global and long-term perspective on the linkage between law and economic change. Covering Western Europe, East and South Asia, and the Middle East, it explores the evolution of different legal regimes; their relationship with the state or organized religion; the definition of ownership, and much more
A financial history of the Netherlands( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together the results of fresh scholarly research to present a unique overview of the financial history of the Netherlands from the sixteenth century onwards. The Netherlands has always occupied a role in international finance way out of proportion with its geographical size. Since the eighteenth century, the country has been one of the largest exporters of capital in the world. In addition, several important financial innovations were pioneered in the Netherlands, such as a funded public debt, the famous Amsterdam Wisselbank, large public limited companies with transferable shares, and securitized international loans. The book shows the evolution of the Dutch financial system during nearly four and a half centuries, detailing the close interrelationship between currency policy, public finance, and banking
The economic history of the Netherlands, 1914-1995 : a small open economy in the "long" twentieth century by Jan Luiten van Zanden( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jan L. van Zanden in The Economic History of the Netherlands 1914-1995 answers these questions. In the first four chapters the long development of the economy is analysed in detail. Central to this part of the book are the rise (and decline) of managerial enterprise; the growth (and fall) of trade unions; and the expansion (and crisis) of the welfare state. The particular Dutch features of these institutional changes are highlighted. The second part of the book deals with different periods of growth (from 1914-1929, and 1950-1973), and relative stagnation (1929-1950, and 1973-1995). Moreover, van Zanden examines the role the Netherlands played in the process of European integration, and gives an explanation of the success of the 'Dutch job machine' in the 1980s and 1990s
How was life? : global well-being since 1820 by J. L. van Zanden( )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How was life in 1820, and how has it improved since then? What are the long-term trends in global well-being? Views on social progress since the Industrial Revolution are largely based on historical national accounting in the tradition of Kuznets and Maddison. But trends in real GDP per capita may not fully reflect changes in other dimensions of well-being such as life expectancy, education, personal security or gender inequality. Looking at these indicators usually reveals a more equal world than the picture given by incomes alone, but has this always been the case? The new report How Was Life? aims to fill this gap. It presents the first systematic evidence on long-term trends in global well-being since 1820 for 25 major countries and 8 regions in the world covering more than 80% of the world's population. It not only shows the data but also discusses the underlying sources and their limitations, pays attention to country averages and inequality, and pinpoints avenues for further research. The How Was Life? report is the product of collaboration between the OECD, the OECD Development Centre and the CLIO-INFRA project. It represents the culmination of work by a group of economic historians to systematically chart long-term changes in the dimensions of global well-being and inequality, making use of the most recent research carried out within the discipline. The historical evidence reviewed in the report is organised around 10 different dimensions of well-being that mirror those used by the OECD in its well-being report How's Life? (, and draw on the best sources and expertise currently available for historical perspectives in this field. These dimensions are:per capita GDP, real wages, educational attainment, life expectancy, height, personal security, political institutions, environmental quality, income inequality and gender inequality."--Publisher
The rise and decline of Holland's economy : merchant capitalism and the labour market by J.L. van Zanden( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strictures of inheritance : the Dutch economy in the nineteenth century by Jan Luiten van Zanden( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A major feat of research and synthesis, this book presents the first comprehensive history of the Dutch economy in the nineteenth century - an important but poorly understood piece of European economic history. Based on a detailed reconstruction of extensive economic data, the authors account for demise of the Dutch economy's golden age. After showing how institutional factors combined to make the Dutch economy a victim of its own success, the book traces its subsequent emergence as a modern industrial economy."--Jacket
An economic history of Indonesia, 1800-2010 by J. L. van Zanden( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on new datasets, this book presents an economic history of Indonesia. It analyses the causes of stagnation of growth during the colonial and independence period, making use of new theoretical insights from institutional economics and new growth theory. The book looks at the major themes of Indonesian history: colonial exploitation and the successes and limitations of the post 1900 welfare policies, the price of instability after 1945, and the economic miracle after 1967. The book not only discusses economic change and development - or the lack thereof - but also the institutional and socio-political structures that were behind these changes. It also presents a lot of new data on the changing welfare of the Indonesian population, on income distribution, and on the functioning of markets for rice, credit and labour. Concluding with a discussion on whether the poor profited from the economic changes, this book is a useful contribution to Southeast Asian Studies and International Economics."--Publisher's description
A history of Royal Dutch Shell by J. L. van Zanden( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Royal Dutch Shell / [coordinated by Joost Dankers]
The return of the guilds( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New approaches in economic, social, labour and institutional history have re-examined guilds - not least within the framework of a re-appraisal of the classic distinction between the 'capitalist' and 'pre-capitalist' modes of production. These fresh approaches are unravelling the reasons why guilds were established, and why they could maintain themselves so long. International comparisons have fostered this rejuvenation of guild studies; awareness is growing that guilds are not just a European phenomenon, but have been prominent all over Northern Africa and the Middle East, as well as in many parts of Asia, including China and Japan. This volume attempts to set up a comparative framework to analyse the functioning of guilds from West to East, in the period between Classical Antiquity and the Industrial Revolution."--BOOK JACKET
Peasants into farmers? : the transformation of rural economy and society in the Low Countries (Middle Ages-19th century) in light of the Brenner debate( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since his first article in 1976 the American historian Robert P. Brenner has tried to come to terms with an issue first raised two centuries ago: how can we explain the differences in growth-patterns of North Western European countries in the transition from feudalism to capitalism. In a frontal attack on both the '(homeostatic) demographic' and 'commercialisation' models, Brenner traced the roots of the divergent evolutions back to rural and feudal 'social-property relations'. In the debate that immediately followed Brenner's first article, and in subsequent exchanges, the Low Countries were significantly neglected, although areas such as Flanders and Holland played a decisive role in the economic development of Europe. This was partly because of too few publications in international languages on the relevant Dutch rural history. This important book, edited by two of the most respected Dutch rural historians, and with contributions by several distinguished historians, seeks to fill this lacuna. It draws upon substantial research, and confronts the Brenner thesis with new results and hypotheses; and it contains a powerful and detailed response by Brenner himself
The economic development of the Netherlands since 1870 by Jan Luiten van Zanden( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agency, gender, and economic development in the world economy 1850-2000. Testing the Sen hypothesis by Jan Luiten Van Zanden( )

12 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How has 'agency' - or the ability to define and act upon one's goals - contributed to global long-term economic development during the last 150 years? This book asserts that autonomous decision making, and female agency in particular, increases the potential of a society to generate economic growth and improve its institutions. Inspired by Amartya Sen's capabilities approach and looking at this in comparison to contemporary economic theory, the collection of chapters tackles the issue of agency from the micro level of household and family formation and asks how this applies to gender at regional and state level. It brings to the fore new empirical data from across the globe to test the links between family systems, female agency, human capital formation, political institutions and economic development and puts these into broader historical context. It will appeal to scholars researching social policy, gender studies, economic history, development studies and philosophy, as well anyone with interests in the long term societal development of the world economy and issues of global inequality
The transformation of European agriculture in the nineteenth century : the case of the Netherlands by J. L. van Zanden( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recoge: Transformación de la agricultura en las provincias costeras, en el Sur y en el Este de los Países Bajos entre 1800 y 1880; la modernización de la agricultura entre 1880 y 1914; la estructura social en relación con dicha modernización
The origins of globalization : world trade in the making of the global economy, 1500-1800 by Pim De Zwart( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Origins of Globalization: For better or for worse, in recent times the rapid growth of international economic exchange has changed our lives. But when did this process of globalisation begin, and what effects did it have on economies and societies? Pim de Zwart and Jan Luiten van Zanden argue that the networks of trade established after the voyages of Columbus and Da Gama of the late fifteenth century had transformative effects inaugurating the first era of globalisation. The global flows of ships, people, money and commodities between 1500 and 1800 were substantial, and the realignment of production and distribution resulting from these connections had important consequences for demography, well-being, state formation and the long-term economic growth prospects of the societies involved in the newly created global economy. Whether early globalisation had benign or malignant effects differed by region; but the world economy as we now know it originated in these changes in the early modern period"--
A history of market performance : from ancient Babylonia to the modern world by R. J. van der Spek( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exciting new volume examines the development of market performance from Antiquity until the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Efficient market structures are agreed by most economists to serve as evidence of economic prosperity, and to be prerequisites for further economic growth. However, this is the first study to examine market performance as a whole, over such a large time period. Presenting a hitherto unknown and inaccessible corpus of data from ancient Babylonia, this international set of contributors are for the first time able to offer an in-depth study of market performance over a period of 2,500 years. The contributions focus on the market of staple crops, as they were crucial goods in these societies. Over this entire period, all papers provide a similar conceptual and methodological framework resting on a common definition of market performance combined with qualitative and quantitative analyses resting on new and improved price data. In this way, the book is able to combine analysis of the Babylonian period with similar work on the Roman, Early-and Late Medieval and Early Modern period. Bringing together input from assyriologists, ancient historians, economic historians and economists, this volume will be crucial reading for all those with an interest in ancient history, economic history and economics"
De economische ontwikkeling van de Nederlandse landbouw in de negentiende eeuw, 1800-1914 by Jan Luiten van Zanden( Book )

13 editions published in 1985 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De ontwikkeling van de agrarische produktie en produktiviteit is gemeten en verklaard aan de hand van theorieen van "moderne economische groei", veroorzaakt door specialisatie en technische veranderingen en van "traditionele economische groei", veroorzaakt door de bevolkingstoename. Speciale aandacht is besteed aan het oosten van Nederland, waar een vorm van "boereneconomie" zich in een moderne marktgerichte landbouw omvormde. De relatie tussen de modernisatie van de agrarische sector en de veranderingen in de sociale structuur worden geanalyseerd, waaruit blijkt dat er na 1880 een verband was tussen een snelle economische groei en een vooruitgang in gelijkheidcum laude graduation (with distinction)
Exploring economic growth : essays in measurement and analysis : a Festschrift for Riita Hjerppe on her 60th birthday( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Income and wealth inequality in the Netherlands, 16th-20th century by Lee Soltow( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A financial history of the Netherlands
Law and long-term economic change : a Eurasian perspectiveA financial history of the NetherlandsThe economic history of the Netherlands, 1914-1995 : a small open economy in the "long" twentieth centuryThe strictures of inheritance : the Dutch economy in the nineteenth centuryA history of Royal Dutch ShellThe return of the guildsPeasants into farmers? : the transformation of rural economy and society in the Low Countries (Middle Ages-19th century) in light of the Brenner debateExploring economic growth : essays in measurement and analysis : a Festschrift for Riita Hjerppe on her 60th birthdayIncome and wealth inequality in the Netherlands, 16th-20th century
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