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Theory

  • Reframing Economicsby R. A. McCain

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘For most of the 20th century economists focused on competition as the driving force of the modern capitalist economy. In his thoughtful and readable book, Roger A. McCain offers a different frame of reference for economists. Using game theory’s distinction between cooperative and non-cooperative games, he defines economics as the study of... more...

  • A Handbook of Alternative Theories of Public Economicsby F. Forte; R. Mudambi; P. M. Navarra

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 60.00

    This comprehensive and thought-provoking Handbook reviews public sector economics from pluralist perspectives that either complement or reach beyond mainstream views. The book takes a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach, drawing on economic elements in the fields of philosophy, sociology, psychology, history and law. more...

  • Vanity Economicsby C. S. Fan

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    This book presents an accessible and sometimes controversial economic exploration of numerous issues surrounding sex, marriage and family. It analyzes the role of ‘vanity’, defined as social status and self-esteem, in social and economic behaviors. In Veblen’s theory of conspicuous consumption, vanity is associated with the consumption... more...

  • The Systems View of Lifeby Fritjof Capra; Pier Luigi Luisi

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    The first volume to integrate life's biological, cognitive, social, and ecological dimensions into a single, coherent framework. more...

  • Bayesian Non- and Semi-parametric Methods and Applicationsby Peter Rossi

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book reviews and develops Bayesian non-parametric and semi-parametric methods for applications in microeconometrics and quantitative marketing. Most econometric models used in microeconomics and marketing applications involve arbitrary distributional assumptions. As more data becomes available, a natural desire to provide methods that relax these... more...

  • The Free-Market Innovation Machineby William J. Baumol

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    Why has capitalism produced economic growth that so vastly dwarfs the growth record of other economic systems, past and present? Why have living standards in countries from America to Germany to Japan risen exponentially over the past century? William Baumol rejects the conventional view that capitalism benefits society through price competition--that... more...

  • When Washington Shut Down Wall Streetby William L. Silber

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    When Washington Shut Down Wall Street unfolds like a mystery story. It traces Treasury Secretary William Gibbs McAdoo's triumph over a monetary crisis at the outbreak of World War I that threatened the United States with financial disaster. The biggest gold outflow in a generation imperiled America's ability to repay its debts abroad. Fear that... more...

  • Securing Prosperityby Paul Osterman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    We live in an age of economic paradox. The dynamism of America's economy is astounding--the country's industries are the most productive in the world and spin off new products and ideas at a bewildering pace. Yet Americans feel deeply uneasy about their economic future. The reason, Paul Osterman explains, is that our recent prosperity is built on... more...

  • The Open Society and its Enemies in East Asiaby Gregory G. C. Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    The ideas contained in Karl Popper?s The Open Society and Its Enemies ?one of the most important tracts in political philosophy in the twentieth century?are relevant to anyone seeking to understand the recent history of the East Asian economies. Even though Popper wrote his tract to provide an explanation for both the rise and objectionable nature... more...

  • Management and Neoliberalismby Alexander Styhre

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    After the financial collapse of 2008 and the bailing out of banks in the US and the UK, the long-term viability of the neoliberal doctrine has come under new scrutiny. The elimination of regulatory control, the financialization of the economy including the growth of increasingly complex financial innovations, and the dominance of a rentier class... more...