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Economics as a science

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  • Knowledge, Beliefs and Economicsby R. Arena; A. Festre

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00

    The contributors to this book also suggest the need for a more integrated perspective on the meaning, as well as the role, of knowledge and beliefs in economics in the future. Possible lines of future research such as the extension of the concept of rationality in economics or the focus on cognitive processes in economic action are discussed. more...

  • The Predatory Societyby Paul Blumberg

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • The Economy of Iconsby Ernest Sternberg

    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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Critical and Post-Critical Political Economyby Professor Gary Browning; Andrew Kilmister

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Psychology of Money and Public Financeby Professor Günter Schmölders

    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...