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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 92.95
This new text book by Urs Birchler and Monika Butler is an introduction to the study of how information affects economic relations. The authors provide a narrative treatment of the more formal concepts of Information Economics, using easy to understand and lively illustrations from film and literature and nutshell examples. The book first covers... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 62.00
Ownership-based economics has led to the rapid development and apparent universal success of the market economy. It is a system built on the deception of resource availability, ill-defined profit, and misled by the idea that an invisible hand can be an equitable system of distribution. It has resulted in a high living standard for a few select individuals,... more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 42.00
How is the political process affected by economic change? How is the making of economic policy influenced by political considerations? Progress in econometrics and a new recognition of the enhanced role of government in the functioning of market systems n more...
- Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 54.95
It is possible to be ?irrational? without being ?uneconomic?? What is the link between ?Value? and ?values?? What do economists do when they ?explain?? We live in times when the economic logic has become unquestionable and all-powerful so that our quotidian economic experiences are defined by their scientific construal. This book is the result of... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00
Using Karl Polanyi's analysis of the separation of politics and the economy, the book argues that the market economy is not a spontaneous process, but a 'political project' realized through institutional change where labour, land, money, and currently knowledge are commodities. The contributions explore the impact of this commodification process. more...