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  • Mismeasuring Our Livesby Joseph E. Stiglitz; Amartya Sen; Jean-Paul Fitoussi

    The New Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    In February of 2008, amid the looming global financial crisis, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France asked Nobel Prizewinning economists Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, along with the distinguished French economist Jean Paul Fitoussi, to establish a commission of leading economists to study whether Gross Domestic Product (GDP)the most widely used measure... more...

  • SuperFreakonomics, Illustrated editionby Steven D. Levitt; Stephen J. Dubner

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 8.99

    Superfreakonomics —the smash hit follow-up to the remarkable New York Times bestselling phenomenon Freakonomics— is back in a new full-color, fully illustrated and expanded edition. The brainchild of rogue economist Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner that once again brilliantly challenges our view of the way the world really works is... more...

  • Milton Friedman on Economicsby Milton Friedman; Gary S. Becker

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 17.00

    On his death in the autumn of 2006, Milton Friedman was lauded as “the grandmaster of free-market economic theory in the postwar era” by the New York Times and “the most influential economist of the second half of the 20th century” by the Economist . Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1976, Friedman was both a highly respected economist... more...

  • Language, Communication and the Economyby Guido Erreygers; Geert Jacobs

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 180.00

    This volume brings together a number of wide-ranging, transdisciplinary research articles on the interface between discourse studies and economics. It explores in what way economics can contribute to the analysis of discursive practices in various institutional settings as well as investigating what role discourse studies can play in economic research.... more...

  • The Market Experienceby Robert E. Lane

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 60.00

    Robert Lane offers evidence that the major premises of market economics are mistaken. more...

  • Beliefs in Actionby Eduardo Giannetti Da Fonseca

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 29.00

    This book is concerned with the role of economic philosophy ('ideas') in the processes of belief-formation and social change. more...

  • Economic Methodology and Freedom to Choose (Routledge Revivals)by Patrick O'Sullivan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1987, Professor O'Sullivan's work provides an in depth philosophical examination of the foundations of method in Economics and other human sciences. The argument is unabashedly dialectical in the great Socratic-Platonic tradition, and the reissue will be very welcome to all students of methodology, in particular those students of... more...

  • Free Market Economicsby Steven Kates

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 56.00

    This unique and thought-provoking book has been designed for anyone genuinely interested in unlocking the mysteries of how an economy works, or is interested in a serious explanation of the operation of a market economy. It concerns entrepreneurs, value added, the nature of the market, radical uncertainty, Say's Law and the causes of the business cycle.... more...

  • Technologietransfer im Kartellrechtby Prof. Dr. Hans-Bernd Schäfer; Jochen Scheuer

    Gabler Verlag 2008; US$ 46.65

    Jochen Scheuer analysiert die Verordnung des Lizenzkartellrechts aus ökonomischer Sicht und vergleicht sie mit den US-amerikanischen „Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property“. Er kommt zu dem Ergebnis, dass die Chance verspielt wurde, das Lizenzkartellrecht in Europa so zu justieren, dass eine Verwässerung der Innovationsanreize verhindert... more...

  • Rationalität und Irrationalität in den Wissenschaftenby Ulrich Arnswald; Hans-Peter Schütt

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 39.70

    Auf Thomas Hobbes geht die Feststellung zurück, Absurdität sei ein Privileg des Menschen: Nur ein rationales Wesen ist offensichtlich der Irrationalität fähig. Während das, was außerhalb des Bereichs der Rationalität liegt, „arational“ zu nennen wäre, setzt Irrationalität einen Verstoß innerhalb des Geltungsbereichs der Vernunft voraus. Wie lassen... more...