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Theory

  • Economic Theory and Financial Policyby Jacques J. Polak; James M. Boughton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    As former Director of Research and a founding member of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund, Jacques J. Polak has advised theoreticians and policymakers worldwide. This collection brings together his most current writings, and is published under the auspices of the IMF. The hallmark of Dr. Polak's recent research has been his ability... more...

  • From Economics to Political Economyby Tim B. Thornton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The discipline of economics has been increasingly criticized for its inability to illuminate the workings of the real world and to provide reliable policy guidance for the major economic and social challenges of our time. ? A central problem in contemporary economics, and a problem from which many of its other failings flow, is its lack of plurality.... more...

  • Understanding Institutionsby Francesco Guala

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    Understanding Institutions proposes a new unified theory of social institutions that combines the best insights of philosophers and social scientists who have written on this topic. Francesco Guala presents a theory that combines the features of three influential views of institutions: as equilibria of strategic games, as regulative rules, and as... more...

  • Canonizing Economic Theory: How Theories and Ideas are Selected in Economicsby Christopher D. Mackie

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    Historians of economic thought traditionally summarize, critique, and trace the development of existing theory. History of thought literature provides information about the authors, chronology, and relative importance of influential works. Generally missing from the literature, however, are answers to questions about why economic theory exists in its... more...

  • Alternatives to Economic Orthodoxy: Reader in Political Economyby Randy Albelda

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    Exploring the question of whether China's peasantry was a revolutionary force, this volume pays particular attention to the first half of the 20th century, when peasant-based conflict was central to nationwide revolutionary processes. It traces key themes of social conflict and peasant resistance. more...

  • The Theory of Extensive Form Gamesby Carlos Alˇs-Ferrer; Klaus Ritzberger

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 129.00

    Thisbook treats extensive form game theory in full generality. It provides aframework that does not rely on any finiteness assumptions at all, yet coversthe finite case. The presentation starts by identifying the appropriate conceptof a game tree. This concept represents a synthesis of earlier approaches,including the graph-theoretical and the... more...

  • Arbeitsbuch Makro÷konomik und Wirtschaftspolitikby Jens K. Perret; Paul J. J. Welfens

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 29.99

    Das vorliegende ▄bungsbuch dient Studierenden der Makro÷konomie und der makro÷konomisch ausgeprńgten Wirtschaftspolitik als ▄bungs- und Klausurvorbereitungshilfe. Inhaltlich richtet es sich an dem Lehrbuch ?Grundlagen der Wirtschaftspolitik? von Prof. Dr. Paul J.J. Welfens aus, hierbei insbesondere an den ersten beiden Abschnitten zur makro÷konomischen... more...

  • Realistic Simulation of Financial Marketsby Hajime Kita; Kazuhisa Taniguchi; Yoshihiro Nakajima

    Springer Japan 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book takes up unique agent-based approaches to solving problems related to stock and their derivative markets. Toward this end, the authors have worked for more than 15 years on the development of an artificial market simulator called U-Mart for use as a research and educational tool. A noteworthy feature of the U-Mart simulator compared to other... more...

  • Rules for Scientific Research in Economicsby Adolfo Figueroa

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    The new research method presented in this book ensures that all economic theories are falsifiable and that irrefutable theories are scientifically sound. Figueroa combines the logically consistent aspects of Popperian and process epistemologies in his alpha-beta method to address the widespread problem of too-general empirical research methods used... more...

  • The Public Economy in Crisisby June A. Sekera

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This Brief proposes a new theory of public economics which deemphasizes reliance on the free market and affirms the importance of public goods and services within the context of the democratic process and constitutional governance. Public non-market production makes up from a quarter to more than half of all economic activity in advanced democratic... more...