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Economics as a science

  • Documents from F. Taylor Ostranderby

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 157.99

    Presents eight sets of lecture notes taken in 1933-4 by F Taylor Ostrander at the University of Chicago. These notes are from courses given by Frank H Knight, Henry C Simons, and Melchior Palyi. They provide insight into the first generation of the Chicago School. more...

  • Further University of Wisconsin Materialsby

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 157.99

    Presents lecture notes from courses at the University of Wisconsin during 1955-6 given by Hans Gerth and Edwin Witte, together with correspondence of Selig Perlman. This volume also presents notes taken by Taylor Ostrander in courses given at the University of Chicago during 1933-4. more...

  • Experimental and Behavorial Economicsby

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 142.99

    Provides a fresh look at some of the classical issues in experimental economics. These papers provide insights into psychology in ultimatum games, the impact of social interaction on learning, and communication in coordination games. It also looks at how experiments can illuminate our understanding of what determines trust. more...

  • India Macroeconomics Annual 2009by

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 22.00

    This annual publication analyzes interesting macroeconomic events of contemporary India using macroeconomic and statistical tools. Its focus is on problems affecting the economy in general; it not only addresses problems of the Indian economy, but also has a fairly broad perspective that would be applicable to the conditions in other countries. The... more...

  • Why Nations Failby Daron Acemoglu; James A. Robinson

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 13.31

    Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2012. Why are some nations more prosperous than others? Why Nations Fail sets out to answer this question, with a compelling and elegantly argued new theory: that it is not down to climate, geography or culture, but because of institutions. Drawing on an extraordinary... more...

  • Economics for the Rest of Usby Moshe Adler

    The New Press 2009; US$ 17.99

    Why do contemporary economists consider food subsidies in starving countries, rent control in rich cities, and health insurance everywhere "inefficient"? Why do they feel that corporate executives deserve no less than their multimillion-dollar "compensation" packages and workers no more than their meager wages? Here is a lively and accessible debunking... more...

  • Republic of Mozambique: First Review Under the Policy Support Instrument and Request for Modification of Assessment Criteria—Staff Report; Press Releaseby International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

    International Monetary Fund 2014; US$ 9.00

    KEY ISSUES Context and outlook. Mozambique's macroeconomic outlook remains favorable and the PSI-supported program is broadly on track. All assessment criteria were met and most indicative targets, but there was some slippage on structural reforms. Economic growth is robust and inflation remains moderate. In spite of risks stemming from the uncertain... more...

  • Psychology, Rationality and Economic Behaviourby Bina Agarwal; Alessandro Vercelli

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 160.00

    Economics has paid little attention to the psychology of economic behaviour, leading to somewhat simplistic assumptions about human nature. The psychological aspects have typically been reduced to standard utility theory, based on a narrow conception of rationality and self-interest maximization. The contributions in this volume, some focused on analytical... more...

  • Classical Macroeconomicsby James C.W. Ahiakpor

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    John Maynard Keynes failed to correctly interpret classic economic concepts, and dismissed the classical explanations and conclusions as being irrelevant to the world in which we live. The trauma of the Great Depression and Keynes's changed definition of economic concepts, aided by Eugen Böhm-Bawerk, have made it difficult for modern economists to... more...

  • An Economic Theorist's Book of Talesby George A. Akerlof

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 44.00

    These essays explore what happens when a skilful economist makes unconventional assumptions. more...