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Economics as a science

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  • Economics and the Social Sciencesby S. Ioannides; K. Nielsen

    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...

  • Handbook on the Economics of Happinessby L. Bruni; P. Porta

    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...

  • What do Economists Contribute?by Daniel B. Klein

    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...

  • Economics and the Mindby Barbara Montero; Mark D. White

    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...

  • Differential Information Economiesby Dionysius Glycopantis; Nicholas C. Yannelis

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 279.00

    This title provides an overview of differential information economies. The volume contains original contributions on non-cooperative and co-operative equilibrium notions in economies with differential information. more...

  • Topics in Analytical Political Economyby Melvin Hinich; William A. Barnett

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 125.00

    Brings together recent key papers in the field of political economy more...

  • Stewardship-based Economicsby Raymond W Y Kao

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Information Economicsby Urs Birchler; Monika BŁtler

    Taylor and Francis 2007; 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...

  • The Political Process and Economic Changeby Kristen R. Monroe

    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...

  • Imagining Economics Otherwiseby Nitasha Kaul

    Taylor and Francis 2007; 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...