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Moral Hazard in Health Insurance

by Amy Finkelstein, Kenneth J. Arrow, Jonathan Gruber & Joseph P. Newhouse et al. Columbia University Press (December 02, 2014)

In this short and accessible book, Amy Finkelstein—winner of the 2012 John Bates Clark award—tackles the tricky question of moral hazard, which is the tendency to take risks when the cost will be borne by...


Bearing Society in Mind: Theories and Politics of the Social Formation

by Samuel A. Chambers Rowman & Littlefield International (October 02, 2014)

Bearing Society in Mind disrupts the disciplinary boundaries of economic, political and cultural theory by exploring the theory and politics of the social formation.


Uncertainty, Expectations, and Financial Instability: Reviving Allais's Lost Theory of Psychological Time

by Eric Barthalon Columbia University Press (November 11, 2014)

Eric Barthalon applies the neglected theory of psychological time and memory decay of Nobel Prize–winning economist Maurice Allais (1911–2010) to model investors’ psychology in the present context of recurrent...


Supply Shock: Economic Growth at the Crossroads and the Steady State Solution

by Brian Czech & Herman Daly New Society Publishers (April 26, 2013)

The steady state revolution– navigating the end of economic growth.


The Arrow Impossibility Theorem

by Eric Maskin, Amartya Sen, Kenneth J. Arrow & Partha Dasgupta et al. Columbia University Press (July 08, 2014)

Kenneth Arrow's pathbreaking “impossibility theorem” was a watershed in the history of welfare economics, voting theory, and collective choice, demonstrating that there is no voting rule that satisfies the...


Economics of the Undead: Zombies, Vampires, and the Dismal Science

by Glen Whitman & James Dow Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 17, 2014)

Whether preparing us for economic recovery after the zombie apocalypse, analyzing vampire investment strategies, or illuminating the market forces that affect vampire-human romances, Economics of the Undead...


The Nature of Value: How to Invest in the Adaptive Economy

by Nick Gogerty Columbia University Press (July 08, 2014)

The Nature of Value presents a theory of how economic value functions and how it drives growth, starting with tiny sparks of innovation and scaling all the way up to the full scope of the economy. Nick Gogerty’s...


Balanced Trade: Ending the Unbearable Costs of America's Trade Deficits

by Jesse Richman, Howard Richman & Raymond Richman Lexington Books (April 24, 2014)

Classical economics assumed that trade always balanced, but often trade is not balanced. For example, some neo-mercantilist trading partners attempt to distort the terms of trade in order to garner economic...


Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress

by Joseph E. Stiglitz, Bruce C. Greenwald, Philippe Aghion & Kenneth J. Arrow et al. Columbia University Press (June 03, 2014)

It has long been recognized that most standard of living increases are associated with advances in technology, not the accumulation of capital. Yet it has also become clear that what truly separates developed...


Analyzing Strategic Behavior in Business and Economics: A Game Theory Primer

by Thomas J. Webster Lexington Books (February 07, 2014)

This innovative textbook is a concise and axiomatic introduction to the principles of game theory—the formal study of move and countermove. Undergraduate business and economics students with a background in...


Ecofundamentalism: A Critique of Extreme Environmentalism

by Rögnvaldur Hannesson Lexington Books (February 19, 2014)

Ecofundamentalism: A Critique of Extreme Environmentalism is one of few books that focuses on ecofundamentalism, from its philosophical foundations to its policy prescriptions, instead of environmentalism as...


Disassembly Required: A Field Guide to Actually Existing Capitalism

by Geoff Mann AK Press (March 29, 2013)

From money and markets to the subprime crisis, this anti-capitalist pocket guide explains capitalism and its crises, and suggests alternatives.


Economic Literacy: Basic Economics with an Attitude

by Frederick S. Weaver Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2010)

In its third edition, Economic Literacy: Basic Economics with An Attitude, explains the logic, language, and worldview of economic theory, in a continuation of the engaging style that made earlier editions so...


The Theory of Money and Credit

by Ludwig Von Mises Skyhorse (August 01, 2013)

“It is impossible to grasp the meaning of the idea of sound money if one does not realize that it was devised as an instrument for the protection of civil liberties against despotic inroads on the part of...


Deductive Irrationality: A Commonsense Critique of Economic Rationalism

by David Kehl, Stephen McCarthy, Richard W. Staveley & Paul McMahon et al. Lexington Books (April 29, 2008)

Deductive Irrationality examines and critiques economic rationalism by assessing the work of influential political philosophers and economic theorists such as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Adam Smith, Friedrich...


Against Mechanism: Protecting Economics from Science

by Philip Mirowski Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 27, 1992)

'...the history of economic theory at its best.'-EASTERN ECONOMIC JOURNAL


First Principles of Islamic Economics

by Sayyid Abul A'la Mawdudi The Islamic Foundation (May 23, 2013)

A collection of major writings on Islamic economics by one of the leading Muslim intellectuals of the twentieth century.


Jacob Viner: Lectures in Economics 301

by Douglas A. Irwin & Steven G. Medema Transaction Publishers (June 30, 2013)

This book presents, for the first time, a detailed transcription of Jacob Viner’s Economics 301 class as taught in 1930. Generations of graduate students at the University of Chicago have taken Economics 301....


Corporate Risk Management

by Donald H. Chew Columbia University Press (January 08, 2008)

More than 30 leading scholars and finance practitioners discuss the theory and practice of using enterprise-risk management (ERM) to increase corporate values. ERM is the corporate-wide effort to manage the...


Capitalism: A Graphic Guide

by Sharron Shatil, Dan Cryan & Piero Icon Books Ltd (June 06, 2019)

Capitalism shapes every aspect of our world, beyond just our economic structures; it moulds our values and influences the way we write laws, wage wars and even conduct personal relationships.  

From its beginnings...


The Economic Consequences of Peace

by John Maynard Keynes & Paul A. Volcker Skyhorse (October 17, 2007)

Generally regarded as the most influential social science treatise of the 20th century, this work by legendary economist John Maynard Keynes is relevant reading even today for anyone who wants to understand...


The Economic Consequences of the Peace

by John Maynard Keynes & Paul A. Volcker Skyhorse (September 27, 2016)

A new edition of the seminal text by the father of modern economics.

First published in 1919, John Maynard Keynes’s The Economic Consequences of the Peace created immediate controversy. Keynes was a firsthand...


Blockchain

by Xu Mingxing, Ying Tian, Jiyue Li & Jie Liu Skyhorse (November 27, 2018)

Blockchain should be easy to understand, but the so-called “experts” always explain it in such a complicated way! Through 200 original illustrations, this book provides simple explanation of Blockchain technology:...


Renaissance Nation

by David McWilliams Gill Books (November 02, 2018)

Renaissance Nation is the story of how the Pope’s Children rewrote the rules for Ireland.

In four decades, bookended by the visits of the pope in September 1979 and August 2018, Ireland has managed to become...


The Reality of Money

by Eyja M. Brynjarsdóttir Rowman & Littlefield International (October 16, 2018)

What is money and how does it acquire its value? How do we assign a measurable monetary value to human goods that do not seem quantifiable? What role does money play in the structure of society? Is money an...


Rethinking the Theory of Money, Credit, and Macroeconomics

by John Smithin Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This book provides a comprehensive re-working of the basic principles of monetary macroeconomics in an alternative monetary model (AMM) of economic growth, the business cycle, inflation and income distribution....


Capitalism, Socialism and Property Rights

by Mateusz Machaj Agenda Publishing (July 06, 2018)

The comparative analysis of socialist and capitalist economic systems has given rise to a voluminous literature in the history of economic thought, yet detailed analysis of the “market socialism” model,...


The Soul's Economy

by Jeffrey Sklansky The University of North Carolina Press (October 16, 2003)

Tracing a seismic shift in American social thought, Jeffrey Sklansky offers a new synthesis of the intellectual transformation entailed in the rise of industrial capitalism.

For a century after Independence,...


Ayn Rand: An Introduction

by Eamonn Butler London Publishing Partnership (June 21, 2018)

Few 20th century intellectuals have been as influential – and controversial – as the novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand. Her thinking still has a profound impact, particularly on those who come to it through...


Global Economics

by Clifford F. Thies Lexington Books (July 29, 2018)

Global Economics looks beyond the mere interaction of national economies as is implied by the term 'international economics.' It examines the integration of national economies into the emerging global economy....


The Development of Economic Thought

by Joseph R. Cammarosano Lexington Books (May 02, 2018)

This book provides an overview or an introduction to the development of economic thought from the time of the early Greek and Roman writers to the mid-20th century. It provides a basic, no frills account of...


Efficient Macro Concept

by William Mannen Lexington Books (March 06, 2018)

The United States has had a tumultuous history when it comes to money and banking. The bitter Bank War of the 1830s meant that the country never developed a central bank in the 1800s. The pre-Civil War monetary...


Classical Economics Today

by Marcella Corsi, Jan Kregel & Carlo D'Ippoliti Anthem Press (January 22, 2018)

“Classical Economics Today: Essays in Honor of Alessandro Roncaglia” is a collection of essays that investigates and applies the method and principles of Classical political economy to current issues of...


Behavioural Economics

by Graham Mallard Agenda Publishing (July 27, 2017)

Graham Mallard introduces the topic of behav-ioural economics to a beginning readership, explaining its approach and methodology and assessing its successes and weaknesses. He begins by tracing the evolution...


Creating Public Trust

by Barbara Kozuch & Zbyslaw Dobrowolski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 29, 2014)

The aim of this book is to outline an organisational perspective in exploring public trust. A public management model, adopted for ongoing considerations, covers both changes in public organisations themselves,...


School Effectiveness in China

by Pai Peng Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 05, 2014)

This book is a valuable attempt to address the issue of school effectiveness in mainland China. The author applies multi-level modeling and longitudinal student achievement and survey data to evaluate school...


Implementing Activation Policies

by Sebastian Künzel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 23, 2014)

Continental Europe’s welfare states have recently initiated a shift from passive policies towards goals of an activation of the unemployed. Their aim is to organise more individualised approaches and to provide...


The United States as a Divided Nation

by Marcin Grabowski, Krystof Kozák & György Tóth Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 25, 2014)

Is the U.S. as a country still capable of finding common ground and effective policy responses in the 21st century, or are the dividing lines within U.S. society actually becoming too deep and too wide to bridge,...


Challenges to Representative Democracy

by Robert Wiszniowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 30, 2015)

Using different perspectives and various approaches, this collection of diagnostic texts aims at presenting all the possible faces of the contemporary Nation-State. Based on political science methodology, this...


Islam and «Scientific» Economics

by Hasan Gürak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 08, 2014)

In an Islamic society, it is ethics that dominates and determines all behavior, including economic behavior. The Holy Koran emerges as the main source of all economic behavior and practices which are subject...


Democratic Audit of Poland 2014

by Marta Zerkowska-Balas, Michal Wenzel, Radoslaw Markowski & Michal Kotnarowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 28, 2015)

The book is a study of the state of the Polish democracy and focuses on the years 2012 and 2013. It explores available documents and statistical data, offers a collection of experts' judgments, and analyses...


Privatising Capital

by Gavin Rae Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 13, 2015)

Privatising Capital examines the historical development of Poland’s public sector and its welfare state. Their infrastructure, services and employees add up to a form of public capital, upon which the vast...


Local Government Institutionalization in Hungary

by Gábor Soós Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 31, 2015)

Why are local political organizations enduring in certain municipalities and ephemeral in others? This book explores the systematic factors that influence the level of Local Party Institutionalization (LPI)....


The Civil Service in Poland

by Jolanta Itrich-Drabarek Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 14, 2015)

The book analyzes the theoretical and practical aspects of civil service in Polish public administration and discusses it in a European context. While civil service is explored from a comparative, historical...


Economic Growth and Development

by Hasan Gürak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 13, 2015)

Mainstream economic theories today are logical, consistent and even explanatory in many ways, when their relevance is tested in real economic situations, they often fail to correctly explain normal economic...


Multilateralism in Global Governance

by Gaye Güngör & Assel Tutumlu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 13, 2016)

The aim of this edited volume is to bring back multilateralism in global governance research by going beyond the state-centric and formal models of multilateralism of the 1990s and deeper into the informal private...


Successful Television Management: the Hybrid Approach

by Suzana Žilic Fišer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 26, 2015)

This book explores a hybrid model of broadcasting and takes a close look at public TV broadcasting operating in a market-driven environment. While media and media institutions play an important role in democratic...


Economic Effects of Post-Socialist Constitutions 25 Years from the Outset of Transition

by Katarzyna Metelska-Szaniawska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 29, 2015)

This book focuses on the nexus between constitutions adopted by post-socialist countries of Europe and Asia after 1989 and economic transition in the region. It takes the perspective of Constitutional Political...


Expanding the Frontiers of Pastoral Leadership in a Changing Society

by Hyacinth E. Ichoku & Martin Joe U. Ibeh Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 04, 2015)

Providing effective leadership in Church and society is one of the most difficult human endeavors. It influences the dynamics and quality of social and spiritual life. The Church in the developing countries...


The Impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on International Cooperation

by Elzbieta Czarny, Andzelika Kuznar & Jerzy Menkes Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 06, 2017)

This book gathers Polish and foreign scholars to consider diverse aspects of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). It examines key general areas such as the improvement of the position of the...