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  • Economic Thought in Early Modern Japanby Bettina Gramlich-Oka; Gregory Smits

    BRILL 2010; US$ 154.00

    This volume deepens and revises our understanding of early-modern Japan by examining connections between economic thought and policy. It also engages issues of interest to scholars of world history and economic thought outside Japan or East Asia. 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 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...

  • Consumer Lending in France and Americaby Gunnar Trumbull

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    This book traces the historical emergence of modern consumer lending in America and France. 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 Great Crash of 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...

  • Pursuing Happinessby Stanley Lebergott

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Whether watching baseball or undergoing heart surgery, Americans have bought a variety of goods and services to achieve happiness. Here is a provocative look at what they have chosen to purchase. Stanley Lebergott maintains that the average consumer has behaved more reasonably than many distinguished critics of "materialism" have suggested. He sees... more...

  • Thorstein Veblen and His Critics, 1891-1963by Rick Tilman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.00

    The influential economist and philosopher Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929) was one of the most original and penetrating critics of American culture and institutions, and his work attracted and still attracts the attention of scholars from a wide range of political viewpoints and scholarly disciplines. Focusing on the doctrinal and theoretical facets of... 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...

  • Understanding 'Classical' Economicsby Heinz D. Kurz; Neri Salvadori

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    The 'classical' approach to economic problems, which can be traced back to Adam Smith and David Ricardo, has seen a remarkable revival in recent years. The essays in this collection argue that this approach holds the key to an explanation of important present day economic phenomena. Focusing on the analytical potentialities of classical economics,... more...

  • Uses and Abuses of Economicsby Terence Hutchison

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 230.00

    Terence Hutchison has made a unique contribution to debates in the history of economic thought and in economic methodology. The material collected here - much of which is appearing for the first time - includes some of the most significant and provocative parts of this contribution. Working from the principle that an idea that offends no one is not... more...