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  • Institutions Always 'Mattered'by Oleh Havrylyshyn; Nora SrzentiŠ

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 115.00

    The medieval Republic of Ragusa (now Dubrovnik) was a prosperous small open economy, rivalling bigger competitors. This study collects together evidence on how Ragusa compared to other economies of the region, and addresses the difficult question of why it outperformed its Dalmatian rivals (Kotor, Split and Zadar). more...

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

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    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 Franšois 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$ 35.00

    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...

  • A Perilous Progressby Michael A. Bernstein

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    The economics profession in twentieth-century America began as a humble quest to understand the "wealth of nations." It grew into a profession of immense public prestige--and now suffers a strangely withered public purpose. Michael Bernstein portrays a profession that has ended up repudiating the state that nurtured it, ignoring distributive justice,... more...

  • The Academic Scribblersby William Breit; Roger L. Ransom; Robert M. Solow

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    The Academic Scribblers offers a thoughtful and highly literate summary of modern economic thought. It presents the story of economics through the lives of twelve major modern economists, beginning with Alfred Marshall and concluding with Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman. In a very real sense, this book picks up where Robert Heilbroner's classic... more...

  • The Polish Economyby Ben Slay

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.95

    In 1989, Poland became the first Eastern Bloc country to shake off the dominance of its ruling Communist party. Although other post-Communist countries have since followed suit, Poland's experience has been unique in its move to Westernize. In this timely and insightful account, Ben Slay provides the first integrated, comprehensive assessment of Poland's... more...

  • Infectious Greedby Frank Partnoy

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    From the bestselling author of F.I.A.S.C.O. , a riveting chronicle of the rise of dangerous financial instruments and the growing crisis in American business á One by one, major corporations such as Enron, Global Crossing, and Worldcom imploded all around us, prey to a greed-driven culture and dubious or illegal corporate finance and accounting.... more...

  • Postwar Urban America: Demography, Economics, and Social Policiesby John F. McDonald

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 175.00

    This unique and inexpensive book provides a demographic and economic history of urban America over the last 65 years. The growth and decline of most northern cities is contrasted with the steady growth of western and southern cities. Various urban government policies are explored, including federal, state, and local policies. There is a chapter focusing... more...

  • Economics After the Crisis: An Introduction to Economics from a Pluralist and Global Perspectiveby Irene van Staveren

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 76.95

    Economics After the Crisis is an introductory economics textbook, covering key topics in micro and macro economics. However, this book differs from other introductory economics textbooks in the perspective it takes, and it incorporates issues that are presently underserved by existing textbooks on the market. This book offers an introduction to economics... more...

  • Debt - Updated and Expandedby David Graeber

    Melville House 2014; US$ 30.00

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