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Over the Counter No.51

This is the first issue of Over the Counter of 2020! As before, this post contains newly published academic journal issues, business and economic history related readings, and recently aired podcast episodes. Do not hesitate to contact the editor for contributions to this post or other publications of interest.

New issues in academic journals

The Economic History Review published a review of periodical literature published in 2018 that might be of interest to many. It is accessible here. The current issue of the journal (Vol. 73 Issue 1) is available here.

Enterprise & Society's latest issue came up last December (Vol. 20 Issue 4). It contains 2018-2019 BHC president's address "“The Nature of the Firm”—and the Eternal Life of the Brand" was delivered in Cartagena, Colombia.

Business History Review's issue on New Perspectives in Regulatory History was published at the end of last year. The table of contents is available here.

Business History current issue is the first of 2020 (Vol. 62 Issue 1). The latest articles are available here.

The inaugural volume of Capitalism A Journal of History and Economics published by the University of Pennsylvania Press came out. The TOC can be accessed here.

The January issue of The American Economic Review (Vol. 110 Issue 1) is available online.

Other interesting readings and news from across the web

This article in The Conversation discusses the role that doctoral programs should play in training students to be able to work jobs other than tenured academic positions.

Dania V. Francis (University of Massachusetts Boston) writes about how economists are discussion the lack of attention to racial issues in the field. See The Wall Street Journal article "Economics Profession Turns Attention to its ‘Race Problem’"

News at Hagley Museum and Library are available at Read the latest post "Curbing the toxic work environment: The Haskell Laboratory for toxicology and industrial medicine," published last week.

The BBC News published a short article by Tim Harford on the transformational impact of the Singer sewing machine. It is available here.

And, I selected two articles from the History News Network in the last couple of months that might be of interest.

The past’s long shadow: A network analysis of economic history by Gregori Galofré Vilà.

How the Gilded Age's Top 1 Percent Thrived on Corruption.


The series "Convergence/Divergence: New Approaches to the Global History of Capitalism" already contains 18 episodes. Check them out here

An interview with Andrew R. M. Smith, author of No Way But To Fight: George Foreman and the Business of Boxing (University of Texas Press, 2020) came out last week. The audio is available here.

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