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Economics as a science

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  • Economics Versus Human Rightsby Manuel Couret Branco

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Human rights and economics are the concepts that have contributed the most to free human kind, the former from fear and the latter from need. Consequently, they should be complementing rather competing. Unfortunately it does not seem to be the case. In this book Manuel Couret Branco shows how mainstream economics discourse is intrinsically opposed... more...

  • Handbook of Economics and Ethicsby J. Peil

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 60.00

    A collection of 75 entries on the intersections between economics and ethics. It includes topics such as efficiency and prices as well as feminism and realism, and ranging from Adam Smith to Karl Marx, while including topical issues such as globalization and corporate social responsibility. more...

  • The New Economicsby Andrew Simms; David Boyle

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 30.00

    Economics sometimes seems to be stacked against social, environmental and individual well-being. But it doesn't have to be like this. A new approach to economics - deriving as much from Ruskin and Schumacher as from Keynes or Smith - has begun to emerge. Skeptical about money as a measure of success, this new economics turns our assumptions about... more...

  • Advances in Behavioral Economicsby Colin F. Camerer; George Loewenstein; Matthew Rabin

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 75.00 US$ 68.25

    Twenty years ago, behavioral economics did not exist as a field. Most economists were deeply skeptical--even antagonistic--toward the idea of importing insights from psychology into their field. Today, behavioral economics has become virtually mainstream. It is well represented in prominent journals and top economics departments, and behavioral economists,... more...

  • Economics for Humansby Julie A. Nelson

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    At its core, an economy is about providing goods and services for human well-being. But many economists and critics preach that an economy is something far different: a cold and heartless system that operates outside of human control. In this impassioned and perceptive work, Julie A. Nelson asks a compelling question: If our economic world is something... more...

  • Predictably Rational?by Richard B. McKenzie

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 49.68

    Mainstream economists everywhere exhibit an "irrational passion for dispassionate rationality." Behavioral economists, and long-time critic of mainstream economics suggests that people in mainstrean economic models "can think like Albert Einstein, store as much memory as IBM's Big Blue, and exercise the will power of Mahatma Gandhi,"... more...

  • Milton Friedman on Economicsby Milton Friedman; Gary S. Becker

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 17.00

    On his death in the autumn of 2006, Milton Friedman was lauded as ?the grandmaster of free-market economic theory in the postwar era? by the New York Times and ?the most influential economist of the second half of the 20th century? by the Economist . Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1976, Friedman was both a highly respected economist... more...

  • Language, Communication and the Economyby Guido Erreygers; Geert Jacobs

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 180.00

    This volume brings together a number of wide-ranging, transdisciplinary research articles on the interface between discourse studies and economics. It explores in what way economics can contribute to the analysis of discursive practices in various institutional settings as well as investigating what role discourse studies can play in economic research.... more...

  • The Market Experienceby Robert E. Lane

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 60.00

    Robert Lane offers evidence that the major premises of market economics are mistaken. more...

  • Beliefs in Actionby Eduardo Giannetti Da Fonseca

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 29.00

    This book is concerned with the role of economic philosophy ('ideas') in the processes of belief-formation and social change. more...