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  • The Great Crash 1929by John Kenneth Galbraith

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.99

    Of Galbraith's classic examination of the 1929 financial collapse, the Atlantic Monthly said:"Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of sardonic fun from the whopping errors of the nation's oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial... more...

  • Circle of Friendsby Charles Gasparino

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    The bestselling author of The Sellout tells the explosive story of the government?s crackdown on insider-trading networks?an investigation that has already racked up more than 60 convictions. In Circle of Friends , award-winning journalist Charles Gasparino?one of Wall Street's most knowledgeable observers?follows government investigators and... more...

  • Socialist Planningby Michael Ellman

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 80.00

    An overview of socialist planning that explains the underlying theory and its limitations, also placing developments in their historical perspective. more...

  • The British Patent System during the Industrial Revolution 1700?1852by Sean Bottomley

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 100.00

    A fundamental reassessment of the contribution of patenting to British industrialisation during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. more...

  • The Essential Galbraithby John Kenneth Galbraith

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; US$ 16.00

    THE ESSENTIAL GALBRAITH includes key selections from the most important works of John Kenneth Galbraith, one of the most distinguished writers of our time - from THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY, the groundbreaking book in which he conined the tern "conventional wisdom," to THE GREAT CRASH, an unsurpassed account of the events that triggered America's worst... more...

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

    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...

  • Pop!by Daniel Gross

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Bubbles?from hot stocks in the 1920s to hot stocks in the 1990s?are much-lamented features of contemporary economic life. Time and again, American investors, seduced by the lures of quick money, new technologies, and excessive optimism, have shown a tendency to get carried away. Time and again, they have appeared foolish when the bubble burst. The... more...

  • Chinese Money in Global Contextby Niv Horesh

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 65.00

    Chinese Money in Global Context: Historic Junctures Between 600 BCE and 2012 offers a groundbreaking interpretation of the Chinese monetary system, charting its evolution by examining key moments in history and placing them in international perspective. Expertly navigating primary sources in multiple languages and across three millennia, Niv Horesh... more...

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