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  • The Big Problem of Small Changeby Thomas J. Sargent; François R. Velde

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.95

    The Big Problem of Small Change offers the first credible and analytically sound explanation of how a problem that dogged monetary authorities for hundreds of years was finally solved. Two leading economists, Thomas Sargent and François Velde, examine the evolution of Western European economies through the lens of one of the classic problems of... more...

  • The German Economyby Horst Siebert

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 110.00

    In this book, one of Germany's most influential economists describes his country's economy, the largest in the European Union and the third largest in the world, and analyzes its weaknesses: poor GDP growth performance, high unemployment due to a malfunctioning labor market, and an unsustainable social security system. Horst Siebert spells out the... more...

  • The Free-Market Innovation Machineby William J. Baumol

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    Why has capitalism produced economic growth that so vastly dwarfs the growth record of other economic systems, past and present? Why have living standards in countries from America to Germany to Japan risen exponentially over the past century? William Baumol rejects the conventional view that capitalism benefits society through price competition--that... more...

  • Things A Little Bird Told Meby Biz Stone

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 15.33

    A fresh, entertaining book about the power of creativity and how to harness it, from co-founder of Twitter Biz Stone more...

  • Mrs Moneypenny's Financial Advice for Independent Womenby Mrs Moneypenny; Heather McGregor

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Get a money makeover from the legendary FT columnist, Mrs Moneypenny, author of Mrs Moneypenny's Careers Advice for Ambitious Women . Why do personal finances present such a hurdle for women? And what can we do about it? In her bestselling book Mrs Moneypenny's Careers Advice for Ambitious Women , Mrs Moneypenny stressed the importance... more...

  • The First Crashby Richard Dale

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    For nearly three centuries the spectacular rise and fall of the South Sea Company has gripped the public imagination as the most graphic warning to investors of the dangers of unbridled speculation. Yet history repeats itself and the same elemental forces that drove up the price of South Sea shares to dizzying heights in 1720 have in recent years... more...

  • Debt's Dominionby Jr. David A. Skeel

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    Bankruptcy in America, in stark contrast to its status in most other countries, typically signifies not a debtor's last gasp but an opportunity to catch one's breath and recoup. Why has the nation's legal system evolved to allow both corporate and individual debtors greater control over their fate than imaginable elsewhere? Masterfully probing the... more...

  • When Washington Shut Down Wall Streetby William L. Silber

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    When Washington Shut Down Wall Street unfolds like a mystery story. It traces Treasury Secretary William Gibbs McAdoo's triumph over a monetary crisis at the outbreak of World War I that threatened the United States with financial disaster. The biggest gold outflow in a generation imperiled America's ability to repay its debts abroad. Fear that... more...

  • Reputation and Powerby Daniel Carpenter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is the most powerful regulatory agency in the world. How did the FDA become so influential? And how exactly does it wield its extraordinary power? Reputation and Power traces the history of FDA regulation of pharmaceuticals, revealing how the agency's organizational reputation has been the primary source of... more...

  • Securing Prosperityby Paul Osterman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    We live in an age of economic paradox. The dynamism of America's economy is astounding--the country's industries are the most productive in the world and spin off new products and ideas at a bewildering pace. Yet Americans feel deeply uneasy about their economic future. The reason, Paul Osterman explains, is that our recent prosperity is built on... more...