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  • Why Minsky Mattersby L. Randall Wray

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 27.95 US$ 22.36

    Perhaps no economist was more vindicated by the global financial crisis than Hyman P. Minsky (1919?96). Although a handful of economists raised alarms as early as 2000, Minsky?s warnings began a half-century earlier, with writings that set out a compelling theory of financial instability. Yet even today he remains largely outside mainstream economics;... more...

  • Unequal Gainsby Peter H. Lindert; Jeffrey G. Williamson

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    Unequal Gains offers a radically new understanding of the economic evolution of the United States, providing a complete picture of the uneven progress of America from colonial times to today. While other economic historians base their accounts on American wealth, Peter Lindert and Jeffrey Williamson focus instead on income?and the result is a bold... more...

  • Why Nations Failby Daron Acemoglu; James Robinson

    The Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.00

    Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, no. None of these... more...

  • The Consequences of Economic Rhetoricby Arjo Klamer; Donald N. McCloskey; Robert M. Solow

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This volume is the result of a conference held at Wellesley College, involving both theoretical and applied economists, that explored the consequences of the rhetoric and the conversation of the field of economics. more...

  • Finding Equilibriumby Till Düppe; E. Roy Weintraub

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.50 US$ 31.60

    Finding Equilibrium explores the post?World War II transformation of economics by constructing a history of the proof of its central dogma?that a competitive market economy may possess a set of equilibrium prices. The model economy for which the theorem could be proved was mapped out in 1954 by Kenneth Arrow and Gerard Debreu collaboratively, and... more...

  • The Modern World-System IVby Immanuel Wallerstein

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 36.95 US$ 29.56

    Immanuel Wallerstein?s highly influential, multi-volume opus, The Modern World-System, is one of this century?s greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. This new volume encompasses the nineteenth... more...

  • The Modern World-System IIby Immanuel Wallerstein

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 36.95 US$ 29.56

    Immanuel Wallerstein?s highly influential, multi-volume opus, The Modern World-System, is one of this century?s greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. more...

  • The Modern World-System IIIby Immanuel Wallerstein

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 36.95 US$ 29.56

    Immanuel Wallerstein?s highly influential, multi-volume opus, The Modern World-System, is one of this century?s greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. more...

  • Boomerangby Michael Lewis

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 11.27

    Having made the U.S. financial crisis comprehensible for us all in The Big Short , Michael Lewis realised that he hadn't begun to get grips with the full story. How exactly had it come to hit the rest of the world in the face too? Just how broke are we really? Boomerang is a tragi-comic romp across Europe, in which Lewis gives full vent to his... more...

  • East Asia Before the Westby David C. Kang

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 24.99

    From the founding of the Ming dynasty in 1368 to the start of the Opium Wars in 1841, China has engaged in only two large-scale conflicts with its principal neighbors: Korea, Vietnam, and Japan. These four territorial and centralized states have otherwise fostered peaceful and long-lasting relationships with one another, and as each has grown more... more...