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Economics as a science

  • Phishing for Phoolsby George A. Akerlof; Robert J. Shiller

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Ever since Adam Smith, the central teaching of economics has been that free markets provide us with material well-being, as if by an invisible hand. In Phishing for Phools , Nobel Prize?winning economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller deliver a fundamental challenge to this insight, arguing that markets harm as well as help us. As long as there... more...

  • Bounded Rationality and Behavioural Economicsby Graham Mallard

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Economics Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon developed the concept of bounded rationality in the 1950s. This asserts that the cognitive abilities of human decision-makers are not always sufficient to find optimal solutions to complex real-life problems, leading decision-makers to find satisfactory, sub-optimal outcomes. This was a foundational component... more...

  • Marx, Veblen, and the Foundations of Heterodox Economicsby Tae-Hee Jo; Frederic Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    John F. Henry is an eminent economist who has made important contributions to heterodox economics drawing on Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Thorstein Veblen, and John Maynard Keynes. His historical approach offers radical insights into the evolution of ideas (ideologies and theories) giving rise to and/or induced by the changes in capitalist society. Essays... more...

  • Virtue and Economyby Dr Andrius Bielskis; Dr Kelvin Knight; Dr Keith Breen; Dr Dan Bulley; Dr Susan McManus

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Interest in Aristotelianism and in virtue ethics has been growing for half a century but as yet the strengths of the study of Aristotelian ethics in politics have not been matched in economics. This ground-breaking text fills that gap. Challenging the premises of neoclassical economic theory, the contributors take issue with neoclassicism?s foundational... more...

  • Edexcel Economics A Student Guide: Theme 2 The UK economy - performance and policiesby Rachel Cole; Naomi Holdstock

    Hodder Education 2015; US$ 15.98

    Written by experienced teacher and author Rachel Cole, this Student Guide for Economics:. - Identifies the key content you need to know with a concise summary of topics examined in the AS and A-level specifications. - Enables you to measure your understanding with exam tips and knowledge check questions, with answers at the end of the guide. - Helps... more...

  • Edexcel A level Economics A Book 2by Peter Smith; Naomi Holdstock

    Hodder Education 2015; US$ 39.98

    Maximise their potential in Edexcel A level Economics, with topic-by-topic guidance from Peter Smith:. - Keep your students' up to date with the rapidly changing world: new exciting case studies will help them analyse and evaluate. - Build their quantitative skills with worked examples and practice activities throughout the book. - Ensure they... more...

  • Trust and Economicsby Yanlong Zhang

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    A lot of recent attention has been given to one of the central paradoxes of trust: namely how people can restrict self-interest in order to trust. Existing perspectives, theories, and models offer partial explanations, but this volume presents a novel framework that expands on the findings of recent studies of trust and exchange. This book offers... more...

  • Real-World Decision Making: An Encyclopedia of Behavioral Economicsby Morris Altman

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 100.00

    Traditional economic theories speculate how and when people should spend money. But consumers don't always behave as expected and often adopt strategies that might appear unorthodox yet are, at times, more effective than the rule prescribed by conventional wisdom. This groundbreaking text examines the ways in which people make financial decisions,... more...

  • The Impact of Cartels on National Economy and Competitivenessby Jurgita Bruneckiene; Irena Pekarskiene; Andrius Guzavicius; Oksana Palekiene; Jurate ?oviene

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 129.00

    The book presents theoretical and empirical research on the integrated assessment of cartels? effects on national economies. The empirical analysis is based on three cases in Lithuania, a country chosen because it corresponds to the features of a small economy with a developing culture of competition. An integrated assessment of a cartel?s impact by... more...

  • Vorsatzanfechtungby Tobias Hirte; Karsten Kiesel

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 9.99

    Tobias Hirte und Karsten Kiesel stellen Rechtsprechungsregeln für Vorsatzanfechtungsfälle gemäß § 133 InsO unter Nennung der jeweils wesentlichen Entscheidungen des Bundesgerichtshofs dar, die im Zusammenhang mit Vorsatzanfechtungssachverhalten stehen. Dabei wird besonderes Augenmerk auf Indizien, Beweisanzeichen sowie Beweiserleichterungen gelegt.... more...