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- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 59.99
Reveals the extent to which fraud is practiced on the American consumer, and offers an analysis of its causes and social consequences. This work examines 600 accounts by workers in such businesses as restaurants, gas stations, and drug stores of the fraudulent practices of their employers. more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 1999; US$ 111.00
This text examines various industries to show how business endows products with evocative meaning. The author argues that foods now appeal through their sensuality and nosalgia, that houses and stores draw customers through their exoticism, and that tourist destinations offer thematic experiences. more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 132.00
Presents eight sets of lecture notes taken in 1933-4 by F Taylor Ostrander at the University of Chicago. These notes are from courses given by Frank H Knight, Henry C Simons, and Melchior Palyi. They provide insight into the first generation of the Chicago School. more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 126.00
Presents lecture notes from courses at the University of Wisconsin during 1955-6 given by Hans Hl. Gerth and Edwin E. Witte, together with correspondence of Selig Perlman. This volume also presents notes given by John U Nef, Charles O Hardy, and Chester W Wright, on European economic history, money and banking, and U.S. economic history. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00
This book is based on the premise that mainstream economics has become excessively specialized and formalized, entering a state of de facto withdrawal from the study of the economy in favour of exercises in applied mathematics. The editors believe that there is much scope for synergies by engaging in an encounter with economics and the other social... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 60.00
This book is a welcome consolidation and extension of the recent expanding debates on happiness and economics. Happiness and economics, as a new field for research, is now of pivotal interest particularly to welfare economists and psychologists. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2001; US$ 140.00
The title of this book raises a provocative question that should make all economists think. What is our raison d'etre? Only a few economists have specifically addressed the issue. Several of the more challenging efforts are included here. Do economists have much influence on government policy, particularly over, say, five or ten years? Is that because... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 145.00
This book features the main papers of Günter Schmölders (1903-1991), a pioneer in economic psychology, for the first time in English. Schmölders' research on 'fiscal psychology' is of particular and lasting interest, impacting greatly on continental economics. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
Economics is often defined as the science of choice or human action. But choice and action are essentially mental phenomena, an aspect rarely mentioned in the economics discourse. Choice, while not always a conscious or rational process, is held to involve beliefs, desires, intentions and arguably even free will. Actions are often opposed to mere... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 135.00
This book is original in focusing on critical political economy, identifying its character and reviewing its continuing legacy. In doing so it throws new light on Hegel and Marx and a range of subsequent theorist. It also develops a perspective on topics such as postmodernism, globalization, identity politics and the cultural turn. more...