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  • Why Nations Failby Daron Acemoglu; James A. Robinson

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 13.31

    Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2012. Why are some nations more prosperous than others? Why Nations Fail sets out to answer this question, with a compelling and elegantly argued new theory: that it is not down to climate, geography or culture, but because of institutions. Drawing on an extraordinary... more...

  • The Economics of Ethics and the Ethics of Economicsby Geoffrey Brennan; Giuseppe Eusepi

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    Makes a rational case for the closer integration of ethics and economics. This book expands upon themes concerned with esteem, self esteem, emotional bonding between agents, expressive concerns, and moral requirements. It explores different dimensions at the frontier between the rational and the moral in political economy, ethics and philosophy. more...

  • Entrepreneurship and Religionby Leo Paul Dana

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    This rich and detailed book makes a very timely contribution to extending our understanding of entrepreneurship in its social context. Using selected examples, the respected contributors show how the values developed in religious beliefs and practices shape entrepreneurship. For too long the entrepreneur has been characterized as an isolated, economically... more...

  • Die Schätzung erwarteter Renditen in der modernen Kapitalmarkttheorieby Meike Martina Hagemeister

    Gabler Verlag 2010; US$ 42.89

    Die Erklärung von Preisen auf Finanzmärkten und den sich hieraus ergebenden erwarteten Renditen steht im Zentrum der modernen Kapitalmarkttheorie. Die theoretische Literatur hierzu ist heute schon sehr umfangreich und entwickelt sich beständig weiter. Trotzdem muss man gerade für Aktienmärkte konstatieren, dass die theoretischen Modelle noch immer... more...

  • The Hidden Form of Capitalby Peter L. Berger; Gordon Redding

    Anthem Press 2010; US$ 99.00

    'The Hidden Form of Capital' presents evidence from several parts of the changing world about how the realm of the spirit affects the economy. more...

  • People, Preferences & Pricesby Eugene Galanter; Howard Moskowitz; Matthias Silcher

    Bentham Science Publishers 2011; US$ 86.00

    This book explores a variety of topics that fall in the realm of psychological and behavioral economics. It demonstrates to the reader how to perform straightforward experiments in order to understand how people think about the economic aspects of their daily lives. Behavioral economics is a ‘hot new area’ of economics and consumer psychology.... more...

  • Living Economicsby Peter J. Boettke

    Independent Institute 2012; US$ 21.99

    A great supplemental text for the teaching of economics, this book offers a clear perspective and a passion for a deeper understanding of the subject. Economics is not merely a game to be played by clever professionals, but a discipline that touches upon the most pressing practical issues at any historical juncture. The wealth and poverty of nations... more...

  • Introduction to Intercultural Economicsby Rongxing Guo

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 46.69

    This book presents a methodological framework for the analysis of intercultural issues frequently misinterpreted by existing theories. It uses a challenge-and-response theory of cultural development to examine the relationship between different natural disasters and threats and the developments of ancient civilizations. The spatial interaction of... more...

  • Wirtschaftby Michael S. Aßländer

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 21.67

    Thinkers since antiquity have understood economics as a value-free science whose primary interest is the market. In this study, Michael S. Aßländer examines a variety of writers and theories as he charts the history of the societal meaning attached to economics and its emergence as an independent scientific discipline. Suited for both... more...

  • The Metaphysics of Ceteris Paribus Lawsby Markus A. Schrenk

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 103.13

    Universality is not sufficient to distinguish laws of nature from accidental regularities. A multitude of additional defining features have been suggested. Yet, once it is acknowledged that exceptionless universality is not the only criterion for lawhood it is possible to start questioning whether it is necessary. Markus Schrenk's The... more...