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- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 16.95 US$ 15.42
Ever since Adam Smith, the central teaching of economics has been that free markets provide us with material well-being, as if by an invisible hand. In Phishing for Phools , Nobel Prize?winning economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller deliver a fundamental challenge to this insight, arguing that markets harm as well as help us. As long as there... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Gabler Verlag 2010; US$ 20.53
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 45.68
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...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 21.20
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...