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  • Rationalität und Irrationalität in den Wissenschaftenby Ulrich Arnswald; Hans-Peter Schütt

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 39.52

    Auf Thomas Hobbes geht die Feststellung zurück, Absurdität sei ein Privileg des Menschen: Nur ein rationales Wesen ist offensichtlich der Irrationalität fähig. Während das, was außerhalb des Bereichs der Rationalität liegt, „arational“ zu nennen wäre, setzt Irrationalität einen Verstoß innerhalb des Geltungsbereichs der Vernunft voraus. Wie lassen... more...

  • The Dissemination of Economic Ideasby Heinz D. Kurz; Tamotsu Nishizawa; Keith Tribe

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    This highly illuminating book marks a significant stage in our growing understanding of how the development of national traditions of economic thought has been affected by both internal and external factors. The expert contributors set an explicit agenda for the study of the dissemination of economic ideas across four centuries, acknowledging that... more...

  • Odious Debtby Stephania Bonilla

    Gabler Verlag 2011; US$ 78.77

    Stephania Bonilla analyzes the dynamics of sovereign debt relations and looks at how the incentive structures of the parties involved can have implications on odious debt. She specifically looks at the role of international law in the reputation mechanism sustaining creditor-debtor relations. more...

  • Likeonomicsby Rohit Bhargava

    Wiley 2012; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.99

    How to become a trusted resource for consumers in a society of constant manipulation People decide who to trust, what advice to heed, and which individuals to forge personal or transactional relationships with based on a simple metric of believability. Success, in turn, comes from understanding one basic principle: how to be more trusted. Likeonomics... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Bayesian Econometricsby John Geweke; Gary Koop; Herman van Dijk

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 52.99

    A broad coverage of the application of Bayesian econometrics in the major fields of economics and related disciplines, including macroeconomics, microeconomics, finance, and marketing. more...

  • Behavioral Economics For Dummiesby Morris Altman

    Wiley 2012; US$ 21.99 US$ 19.50

    A guide to the study of how and why you really make financial decisions While classical economics is based on the notion that people act with rational self-interest, many key money decisions—like splurging on an expensive watch—can seem far from rational. The field of behavioral economics sheds light on the many subtle and not-so-subtle... more...

  • Handbook of the History of Economic Thoughtby Jürgen Backhaus

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 211.63

    This reader in the history of economic thought challenges the assumption that today’s prevailing economic theories are always the most appropriate ones. As Leland Yeager has pointed out, unlike the scientists of the natural sciences, economists provide their ideas largely to politicians and political appointees who have rather different incentives... more...

  • More Heat than Lightby Philip Mirowski

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 46.00

    More Heat Than Light is a history of how physics has drawn some inspiration from economics and also how economics has sought to emulate physics, especially with regard to the theory of value. It traces the development of the energy concept in Western physics and its subsequent effect upon the invention and promulgation of neoclassical economics. Any... more...

  • Philosophy of Economicsby Dov M. Gabbay; Paul Thagard; John Woods; Uskali Mäki

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 225.00

    Part of the Handbook of the Philosophy of Science Series edited by: Dov M. Gabbay King's College, London, UK; Paul Thagard University of Waterloo, Canada; and John Woods University of British Columbia, Canada. Philosophy of Economics investigates the foundational concepts and methods of economics, the social science that analyzes the production,... more...

  • Evolution, Organization and Economic Behaviorby Guido Buenstorf

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Understanding the behavior of individuals and firms is at the heart of evolutionary economics, and of related fields such as behavioral economics, management, and psychology. This book brings together a set of cutting-edge theoretical and empirical contributions addressing individual agents, the evolution of firm organization, as well as the interplay... more...