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  • The Great Escapeby Angus Deaton

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 18.95 US$ 17.24

    The world is a better place than it used to be. People are healthier, wealthier, and live longer. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations. In The Great Escape , Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, beginning... more...

  • Why Labour Market Regulation may Pay Offby Servaas Storm; C.W.M. Naastepad

    International Labour Office 2007; US$ 5.00

    Focuses on the extent of labour market regulation and argues (providing empirical evidence) that aggregate labour productivity growth is higher in economies having a “rigid” (i.e. more regulated and co-ordinated) labour market than in economies with flexible labour markets. more...

  • Infrastructuresby Scientific Council for Government Policy

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 59.25

    Influential policy advisors call for a reform of the management of, and investment in infrastructures at both the regional and the national level. more...

  • The Elgar Companion to Transaction Cost Economicsby Peter G. Klein; Michael E. Sykuta

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00

    Since its emergence in the 1970s, transaction cost economics (TCE) has become a leading approach in the research on contracts, firm organization and strategy, antitrust, marketing, inter-firm collaboration and entrepreneurship. With contributions by leading scholars in economics, law and business administration - including Oliver E. Williamson, recipient... more...

  • Constitutional Economics and Public Institutionsby F. Cabrillo; M.A. Puchades-Navarro

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    This extensive book explores in detail a wide range of topics within the public choice and constitutional political economy tradition, providing a comprehensive overview of current work across the field. The expert contributions are underpinned by the notion of moving economic thinking away from the analysis of logic of a situation given a set of well-established... more...

  • Critics, Ratings, and Societyby Grant Blank

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 36.00

    Critics, Ratings, and Society is the first comprehensive study of the review as social institution. Its theories and data encompass reviews of all types of products—including the arts (e.g. theater, books, and music) and consumer products (e.g. cars, software, and appliances). According to Blank, the core problem of reviews is credibility. Concerns... more...

  • Common Goodsby Adrienne Héritier

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 48.00

    As European countries become more interdependent, the provision of common goods increasingly must be organized across national boundaries, levels of government, and sectors. In addition, former adversaries in the public and private sectors must learn to collaborate rather than compete. These changing paradigms call for new institutional and instrumental... more...

  • The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalismby Gosta Esping-Andersen

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95 US$ 24.26

    Few discussions in modern social science have occupied as much attention as the changing nature of welfare states in western societies. Gosta Esping-Andersen, one of the most distinguished contributors to current debates on this issue, here provides a new analysis of the character and role of welfare states in the functioning of contemporary advanced... more...

  • Rational Choice Theory and Organizational Theoryby Mary Zey

    SAGE Publications 1997; US$ 44.00

    This book addresses a question central to organizational analysis: Given the well-established differences between rational choice and organizational theories, what are the limits of fruitful dialogue and collaboration between the two fields? Rational Choice Theory and Organizational Theory is written in response to the neoclassical economic rational... more...

  • Democracy, Bureaucracy and Public Choiceby Patrick Dunleavy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95

    First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...