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  • The Rise of the Joyful Economyby Michael Hutter

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 58.95

    This book argues for the increasing importance of the arts as a major resource in fuelling growth through the experiential dimension of today?s economy. As we move from the knowledge economy to a new stage called the joyful economy, consumers shift their spending from physical objects and technical know-how to experiences of joy and disappointment.... more...

  • Chicagonomicsby Lanny Ebenstein

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 30.99

    Preface Introduction 1. Roots in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries 2. Rockefeller's University and the Department of Political Economy 3. Jacob Viner as Classical Liberal 4. Frank Knight to Chicago 5. Chicago and Austrian Economics in the 1930s 6. Henry Simons on Progressive Taxation 7. Cowles Commission... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Conflicts Since World War IIby James Ciment

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 158.00

    Thoroughly revised to include 25 conflicts not covered in the previous edition, as well as expanded and updated information on previous coverage, this illustrated reference presents descriptions and analyses of more than 170 significant post-World War II conflicts around the globe. Organized by region for ease of access, "Encyclopedia of Conflicts... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • The 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...

  • Historians of Economics and Economic Thoughtby Steven G Medema; Warren J. Samuels

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The history of economic thought has always attracted some of the brightest minds in the discipline. These chroniclers of development have helped form our current views, and it is no surprise that many among them have been at the forefront of new movements in the history of ideas. This notable collection summarizes the work of these key historians... more...

  • The History of Economic Thought: A Readerby Steven G Medema; Warren J. Samuels

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 109.95

    This new reader in the history of economic thought is edited by two of the most respected figures in the field. With clearly written summaries putting each selection into context, this book will be of great use to students and lecturers of the history of economic thought as it goes beyond the simple reprinting of articles. Selections and discussions... more...

  • William Stanley Jevons and the Cutting Edge of Economicsby Bert Mosselmans

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    The impressive young scholar Bert Mosselmans, analyzing the theory and policy of Jevons, a major figure in the field of the history of economics, has put together a volume with broad international appeal, particularly in Europe, North America and Japan, that offers a synthetic approach to Jevons? economic theory, applied economics and economic policy.... more...

  • Freedom and Growthby S.R. Epstein

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    In discussions on European pre-modern economic growth, the role of individual freedom and of the state has loomed large. This book examines whether different kinds of 'freedoms' (absolutist, parliamentary and republican) caused different economic outcomes, and shows the effect of different political regimes on long term development. It thus offers... more...