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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....


The Economists' Diet

Knowledge and Power

by George Gilder & David Cochran Heath Blackstone Publishing (June 10, 2013)

Just when our economy desperately needs a new direction, Ronald Reagan'smost quoted living author--George Gilder--is back with an all-newparadigm-shifting theory of capitalism that will upturn conventional wisdom....


The Marginal Revolutionaries

by Janek Wasserman & Paul Boehmer Blackstone Publishing (December 24, 2019)

A group history of the Austrian School of Economics, from the coffeehouses of imperial Vienna to the modern-day Tea Party

The Austrian School of Economics--a movement that has had a vast impact on economics,...


Free to Choose

by Milton Friedman, Rose D. Friedman & James Adams Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

All who listen to this masterful and lucid polemic for a free-market economy will never question Milton Friedman’s Nobel Prize in economics.

Milton Friedman and his wife Rose team up to write a most convincing...


Wealth, Poverty, and Politics

by Thomas Sowell & David Cochran Heath Blackstone Publishing (September 08, 2015)

In Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, Thomas Sowell, one of the foremost conservative public intellectuals in the country, argues that political and ideological struggles have led to dangerous confusion about income...


The New Human Rights Movement

by Peter Joseph Blackstone Publishing (July 04, 2017)

Society is broken. We can design our way to a better one.

In our interconnected world, self-interest and social-interest are rapidly becoming indistinguishable. If current negative trajectories remain, including...


The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure

by John Allison & Alan Sklar Blackstone Publishing (September 27, 2012)

Did Wall Street cause the mess we are in? Should Washington place stronger regulations on the entire financial industry? Can we lower unemployment rates by controlling the free market? The answer is no.

Not only...


The Austrian Case for the Free Market Process

by William Peterson, Louis Rukeyser, Israel Kirzner & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (March 13, 2006)

Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) and Friedrich Hayek (1899-1992) were perhaps the foremost defenders of the free market and limited government during the mid-twentieth century ascendancy of Keynesian economics.

Mises...


Freedomnomics

by John R. Lott & Brian Emerson Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Freedomnomics is everything you wanted to know about the world but didn't know economics could tell you.

As the blockbuster bestseller Freakonomics demonstrated, economics can explain everything, from why people...


Free Market Revolution

by Yaron Brook, Don Watkins & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (September 18, 2012)

Here is a look at how our current economic crises are caused by toomuch government--and how Ayn Rand's bold defense of free markets can help us changecourse.The rise of the Tea Party and the 2010 election results...


The Zero Marginal Cost Society

by Jeremy Rifkin & David Cochran Heath Blackstone Publishing (April 01, 2014)

In The Zero MarginalCost Society, New York Timesbestselling author Jeremy Rifkin argues that the capitalist era is passing--notquickly, but inevitably. The emerging Internet of Things is giving rise to anew...


Applied Economics

by Thomas Sowell & Bill Wallace Blackstone Publishing (April 28, 2009)

Newly revised and updated, this is the acclaimed companion volume to the hugely successful Basic Economics, by one of America’s most revered economists.

Applied Economics is an accessible guide to how our economic...


The Making of Modern Economics, Second Edition

by Mark Skousen & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (August 31, 2009)

Here is a bold, updated history of economics, the dramatic story of how the great economic thinkers built today’s rigorous social science. Noted financial writer and economist Mark Skousen has revised this...


Hayek

by Eamonn Butler & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (January 05, 2010)

Nobel prize winner F. A. Hayek is one of the great thinkers of the twentieth century, but up to now there has been no book for the non-specialist that describes his ideas and explains their significance. Eamonn...


Karl Marx: Das Kapital

by David Ramsay Steele, Louis Rukeyser, Israel Kirzner & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (February 03, 2006)

Karl Marx wrote Das Kapital during the late industrial revolution, as Europe underwent a wrenching transformation from an agricultural to an industrial economy. In this monumental work, Marx argued that capitalism...


The Keynesian Revolution

by Fred Glahe, Frank Vorhies, Louis Rukeyser & Israel Kirzner et al. Knowledge Products (March 20, 2006)

John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) was without question the most influential economist of the twentieth century. His most important work, The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, was published in...


The Inequality Paradox

by Douglas McWilliams Abrams Press (October 08, 2018)

In his illuminating new book, Douglas McWilliams argues that inequality is largely driven not by a conspiracy of the rich, as Thomas Piketty suggests, but by technology and globalization tat have led to the...


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...


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...


The Model Thinker

by Scott E. Page Basic Books (November 27, 2018)

How anyone can become a data ninja

From the stock market to genomics laboratories, census figures to marketing email blasts, we are awash with data. But as anyone who has ever opened up a spreadsheet packed...


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...