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- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 179.00
This book addresses two countervailing challenges to theory and policy in law and economics. The first is the rise of legal origins theory, which denies the comparative law view of convergence between common law and civil law by the assertion of an economic superiority of common law. The second is the series of economic crises in the very financial... more...
- Profile Books 2012; US$ 13.32
Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2012. Why are some nations more prosperous than others? Why Nations Fail sets out to answer this question, with a compelling and elegantly argued new theory: that it is not down to climate, geography or culture, but because of institutions. Drawing on... more...
- The New Press 2009; US$ 17.95
Why do contemporary economists consider food subsidies in starving countries, rent control in rich cities, and health insurance everywhere "inefficient"? Why do they feel that corporate executives deserve no less than their multimillion-dollar "compensation" packages and workers no more than their meager wages? Here is a lively and accessible debunking... more...
Republic of Mozambique: First Review Under the Policy Support Instrument and Request for Modification of Assessment Criteria—Staff Report; Press ReleaseInternational Monetary Fund 2014; US$ 9.00
KEY ISSUES Context and outlook. Mozambique's macroeconomic outlook remains favorable and the PSI-supported program is broadly on track. All assessment criteria were met and most indicative targets, but there was some slippage on structural reforms. Economic growth is robust and inflation remains moderate. In spite of risks stemming from the uncertain... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 160.00
Economics has paid little attention to the psychology of economic behaviour, leading to somewhat simplistic assumptions about human nature. The psychological aspects have typically been reduced to standard utility theory, based on a narrow conception of rationality and self-interest maximization. The contributions in this volume, some focused on analytical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95
John Maynard Keynes failed to correctly interpret classic economic concepts, and dismissed the classical explanations and conclusions as being irrelevant to the world in which we live. The trauma of the Great Depression and Keynes's changed definition of economic concepts, aided by Eugen Böhm-Bawerk, have made it difficult for modern economists to... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 167.00
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the First International Conference on Complex Sciences, Complex 2009, held in Shanghai, China, in February 2009. The 227 revised full papers presented together with 23 papers from five collated workshops (COART, ComplexCCS, ComplexEN, MANDYN, SPA) were carefully reviewed and... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 16.95
Identity Economics provides an important and compelling new way to understand human behavior, revealing how our identities--and not just economic incentives--influence our decisions. In 1995, economist Rachel Kranton wrote future Nobel Prize-winner George Akerlof a letter insisting that his most recent paper was wrong. Identity, she... more...