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  • Microeconomicsby Samuel Bowles

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 69.95 US$ 55.96

    In this novel introduction to modern microeconomic theory, Samuel Bowles returns to the classical economists' interest in the wealth and poverty of nations and people, the workings of the institutions of capitalist economies, and the coevolution of individual preferences and the structures of markets, firms, and other institutions. Using recent advances... more...

  • The New Economics of Inequality and Redistributionby Samuel Bowles

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    A novel and optimistic account of the possibility of a more just economy. more...

  • A Cooperative Speciesby Samuel Bowles; Herbert Gintis

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 25.95 US$ 20.76

    Why do humans, uniquely among animals, cooperate in large numbers to advance projects for the common good? Contrary to the conventional wisdom in biology and economics, this generous and civic-minded behavior is widespread and cannot be explained simply by far-sighted self-interest or a desire to help close genealogical kin. In A Cooperative... more...

  • The Politics and Economics of Powerby Samuel Bowles; Maurizio Franzini; Ugo Pagano

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    This edited collection looks at the emerging relationship between politics and economics. The analysis of power relations - traditionally the focus of political science - is becoming increasingly important to economists in order to understand concepts such as the 'contested nature' of market exchanges. These papers examine power relations in the firm... more...

  • Unequal Chancesby Samuel Bowles; Herbert Gintis; Melissa Osborne Groves

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 46.00 US$ 36.80

    Is the United States "the land of equal opportunity" or is the playing field tilted in favor of those whose parents are wealthy, well educated, and white? If family background is important in getting ahead, why? And if the processes that transmit economic status from parent to child are unfair, could public policy address the problem? Unequal Chances... more...

  • Poverty Trapsby Samuel Bowles; Steven N. Durlauf; Karla Hoff

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    Much popular belief--and public policy--rests on the idea that those born into poverty have it in their power to escape. But the persistence of poverty and ever-growing economic inequality around the world have led many economists to seriously question the model of individual economic self-determination when it comes to the poor. In Poverty Traps... more...

  • After the Waste Land: Democratic Economics for the Year 2000by Samuel Bowles; David M. Gordon; Thomas E. Weisskopf

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    This critique of Reaganomics attempts to provide alternatives to both the supply experiments of the 1980s and neoliberal strategies of austerity. It presents arguments for economic democracy with a worker-oriented blueprint for improving productivity, growth, employment and economic justice. more...

  • Foundations of Human Socialityby Joseph Henrich; Robert Boyd; Samuel Bowles; Colin Camerer; Ernst Fehr; Herbert Gintis

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    This path-breaking book addresses the nature of human sociality. By bringing together experimental and ethnographic data from fifteen different tribal societies, the contributors are able to explore the universality of human motives in economic decision-making, and the importance of social, institutional and cultural factors, in a manner that has been... more...

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