Over three centuries of muddle, messy compromise and financial mismanagement.
The introduction of decimal coinage to the UK was a long while coming. But the transition was surprisingly smooth.
Four historians consider whether the sudden collapse of the world economy caused by the Covid-19 pandemic will be followed by an equally dramatic resurgence.
When we ask historians which genre of history they like least, the most common answer is ‘economic’. Is the field unjustly maligned?
A new book is a paean to American capitalism.
Who cares whether China stops buying soy from the United States? History suggests we all should.
In the early 19th century ‘filthy rags’ – or banknotes – became a common form of currency. A surge in forgery followed, accompanied by a surge in harsh prosecutions. How did we get from gold to paper?
From Elizabethan laws to modern food campaigns: the long history of Britain's patriotic consumers.
Attempts to control the spread of bank note forgery in India have proven ineffective and dangerous.
The life and thought of the father of modern economics, and the competing claims for his legacy.