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Economic theory & philosophy books

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The Economic Theory of Costs Foundations and New Directions by Matthew (University of Manchester, UK) McCaffrey The Economic Theory of Costs Foundations and New Directions
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The theory of costs is a cornerstone of economic thinking, and it plays a vital role in the study of human action and society. From the first day of a principles-level course to the most advanced academic literature, costs play...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

Regional Restructuring Under Advanced Capitalism by Phil O'Keefe Regional Restructuring Under Advanced Capitalism

Originally published in 1984. At that time many formerly prosperous regions were becoming impoverished and many former core areas were being demoted to peripheral status. This book considers this crisis, its nature and manifestations and its implications. It looks in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

Time and Economics The Concept of Functional Time by Zeljko Rohatinski Time and Economics The Concept of Functional Time

This book links the philosophical perception of time and Einstein's theory of special relativity to economic processes, showing that the phenomena of time dilation and length contraction seen in physics can be identified within - and adapted to - an...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2017

Is Capitalism Obsolete? A Journey Through Alternative Economic Systems by Giacomo Corneo Is Capitalism Obsolete? A Journey Through Alternative Economic Systems

Giacomo Corneo presents a refreshingly antidogmatic review of economic systems, in the form of a fictional dialogue between a daughter indignant about economic injustice and her father, a professor of economics. They tour hypothetical systems in which production and consumption...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Karl Polanyi A Life on the Left by Dr. Gareth Dale Karl Polanyi A Life on the Left

This biography shows how Karl Polanyi transformed from a bourgeois radical into a Christian socialist. Polanyi's experience was a reflection and condensation of extraordinary times that informed his ambivalent stance on social democracy, communism, the New Deal, and postwar America....
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Classical Economists Revisited by D. P. O'Brien The Classical Economists Revisited

The Classical Economists Revisited conveys the extent, diversity, and richness of the literature of economics produced in the period extending from David Hume's Essays of 1752 to the final contributions of Fawcett and Cairnes in the 1870s. D. P. O'Brien...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Economics for the Common Good by Jean Tirole Economics for the Common Good

From Nobel Prize-winning economist Jean Tirole, a bold new agenda for the role of economics in society When Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, he suddenly found himself being stopped in the street by complete strangers and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Financing Infrastructure in Asia and the Pacific by Guanghua Wan Financing Infrastructure in Asia and the Pacific

Examines the modalities for financing infrastructure projects in Asia and the Pacific, including mapping out the benefits and needs of infrastructure investment, evaluating public and private sources of finance, evaluating potential new sources of finance, and recommending policies to promote...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2017

Philosophy in the Time of Economic Crisis Pragmatism and Economy by Kenneth W. Stikkers Philosophy in the Time of Economic Crisis Pragmatism and Economy

For over 2000 years, economics was studied in the West as a branch of ethics, or moral philosophy. Presently, though, few economists and no textbook in economic orthodoxy claim any close connection between economic science and philosophy. However, might the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

The Last Empires Governing Ourselves, Our Nations, and Our World by William Allan The Last Empires Governing Ourselves, Our Nations, and Our World

This book is a forthright and novel examination of efforts to improve global governance over the last forty years. It looks at the effects of governance changes on people that have been marginalized by industrial progress and international conflict and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/08/2017

The Fama Portfolio Selected Papers of Eugene F. Fama by Eugene F. Fama The Fama Portfolio Selected Papers of Eugene F. Fama

Few scholars have been as influential in finance and economics as University of Chicago professor Eugene F. Fama. Over the course of a brilliant and productive career, Fama has published more than one hundred papers, filled with diverse, highly innovative...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

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Business cycle theory as a basis for economic policy by Pascal Bridel Business cycle theory as a basis for economic policy

This book aims to start a debate on the relationship between economic theory - and more precisely business cycle theory - and economic policy, emphasising the diversity of views on economic policy which characterised older periods, in contrast to the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2017

Evolutionary Economic Geography Theoretical and Empirical Progress by Dieter (University College Dublin, Ireland) Kogler Evolutionary Economic Geography Theoretical and Empirical Progress
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Economic geographers increasingly consider the significance of history in shaping the contemporary socio-economic landscape and believe that experiences and competencies, acquired over time by individuals and entities in particular localities, to a large degree determine present configurations as well as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2017

The Theory of Technological Change and Economic Growth by Stanislaw Gomulka The Theory of Technological Change and Economic Growth

In this wide ranging exposition of the various economic theories of technological change, Stanislaw Gomulka relates them to rates of growth experienced by different economies in both the short and the long term. Analysis of countries as diverse as Japan,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

A Brief History of Economic Thought by Alessandro Roncaglia A Brief History of Economic Thought

A clear and concise history of economic thought, developed from the author's award-winning book, The Wealth of Ideas.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

A Brief History of Economic Thought by Alessandro Roncaglia A Brief History of Economic Thought

A clear and concise history of economic thought, developed from the author's award-winning book, The Wealth of Ideas.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Neuroeconomics by Professor Jack J. Vromen Neuroeconomics

In recent years there has been an astonishing growth in scholarly work at the intersection of economics, neuroscience, and psychology. As neuroeconomics (as this domain is usually known) continues to blossom, this new title from Routledge's Critical Concepts in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Black Social Economy in the Americas Exploring Diverse Community-Based Markets by Caroline Shenaz Hossein The Black Social Economy in the Americas Exploring Diverse Community-Based Markets

This pioneering book explores the meaning of the term Black social economy, a self-help sector that remains autonomous from the state and business sectors.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Economics in Three Lessons and One Hundred Economics Laws Two Works in One Volume by Hunter Lewis Economics in Three Lessons and One Hundred Economics Laws Two Works in One Volume


Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2017

The Birth of Economics as a Social Science Sismondi's Concept of Political Economy by Francesca (University of Lausanne) Dal Degan The Birth of Economics as a Social Science Sismondi's Concept of Political Economy

Dal Degan reconstructs Sismondi's life and work, situating his ideas within the context of both the Republicanism of his background and the liberal thinking of the time. She explores his interest in economic growth, social development, political organization and happiness...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2017

Scientific Metrics:Towards Analytical and Quantitative Sciences by Fred Y. Ye Scientific Metrics:Towards Analytical and Quantitative Sciences

This book presents scientific metrics and its applications for approaching scientific findings in the field of Physics, Economics and Scientometrics.
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/10/2017

Reinventing Accounting and Finance Education For a Caring, Inclusive and Sustainable Planet by Atul K. (University College, Suffolk, UK) Shah Reinventing Accounting and Finance Education For a Caring, Inclusive and Sustainable Planet
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There is a growing acknowledgement of the role played by finance theory and experts in the 2008 global banking crash, and their on-going contributions to risks in the financial system. Some argue that finance theory is deeply ideological, and the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

The Economic Approach to Law, Third Edition by Thomas J. Miceli The Economic Approach to Law, Third Edition


Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

Elections, Voting Rules and Paradoxical Outcomes by William V. Gehrlein, Dominique Lepelley Elections, Voting Rules and Paradoxical Outcomes
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This monograph studies voting procedures based on the probability that paradoxical outcomes like the famous Condorcet Paradox might exist. It is well known that hypothetical examples of many different paradoxical election outcomes can be developed, but this analysis examines factors...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

An Essay on the Principle of Population The 1803 Edition by Thomas Robert Malthus An Essay on the Principle of Population The 1803 Edition

A new edition of the authoritative 1803 version of Malthus's work together with critical essays exploring its influence in political, social, economic, and literary thought
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/10/2017

The History of Economics A Course for Students and Teachers by Professor Roger E. Backhouse, Keith Tribe The History of Economics A Course for Students and Teachers
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A broad introduction to the history of economic thought from the seventeenth century to the present day from two of the UK's leading historians of economics. Aimed at students and teachers who have not had the opportunity of taking a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/10/2017

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Competing Economic Paradigms in China The Co-Evolution of Economic Events, Economic Theory and Economics Education, 1976-2016 by Steve Cohn Competing Economic Paradigms in China The Co-Evolution of Economic Events, Economic Theory and Economics Education, 1976-2016

When the Chinese economic reforms began in 1978, Marxist economics infused all the institutions of economic theory in China, from academic departments and economics journals to government departments and economic think tanks. By the year 2000, neoclassical economics dominated these...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

Is Globalisation Doomed? The Economic and Political Threats to the Future of Globalisation by Antimo Verde Is Globalisation Doomed? The Economic and Political Threats to the Future of Globalisation

This book questions whether it is possible for globalization to be reversed and constructs a model for anticipating this potential development in future years. The first part focuses on the preliminary problems of globalization, constructing a model (or index) of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/08/2017

Keynes and The General Theory Revisited by Axel (Independent Scholar) Kicillof Keynes and The General Theory Revisited

Every time the economy goes through a period of crisis, Keynes' name is called upon by economists and politicians from diverse backgrounds. However, 70 years after the publication of The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, specialists are still...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

The Demand for Health A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation by Michael Grossman The Demand for Health A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation

A seminal work in health economics, Michael Grossman's The Demand for Health introduced a new theoretical model for determining the health status of the population when first published in 1972. His work uniquely synthesized economic and public health knowledge and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

The Moral Economy Why Good Incentives Are No Substitute for Good Citizens by Samuel Bowles The Moral Economy Why Good Incentives Are No Substitute for Good Citizens

Why policies and business practices that ignore the moral side of human nature often fail.
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2017

Determinants of Health An Economic Perspective by Michael Grossman Determinants of Health An Economic Perspective

This collection of Michael Grossman's most important papers adds essential background and depth to his work on economic determinants of public health. Each of the book's four sections includes an introduction that contextualizes the issues and addresses the larger stakes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

The Demand for Health A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation by Michael Grossman The Demand for Health A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation

A seminal work in health economics, Michael Grossman's The Demand for Health introduced a new theoretical model for determining the health status of the population when first published in 1972. His work uniquely synthesized economic and public health knowledge and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2017

The European Roots of the Eurozone Crisis Errors of the Past and Needs for the Future by Mario Baldassarri The European Roots of the Eurozone Crisis Errors of the Past and Needs for the Future

Finally, the author supports the urgent need to refund the European Union, up-dating The Maastricht Treaty and the ECB statute to build three concentric circles: the USE (United States of Europe), the EU (European Union), the EAFTDA (Europe/Africa Free Trade...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/08/2017

Economics Without Laws Towards a New Philosophy of Economics by Lukasz Hardt Economics Without Laws Towards a New Philosophy of Economics

This book offers a vision of economics in which there is no place for universal laws of nature, and even for laws of a more probabilistic character. The author avoids interpreting the practice of economics as something that leads to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/08/2017

The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics Theorizing, Analyzing, and Transforming Capitalism by Tae-Hee Jo The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics Theorizing, Analyzing, and Transforming Capitalism

The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics presents a comprehensive overview of the latest work on economic theory and policy from a 'pluralistic' heterodox perspective. Contributions throughout the Handbook explore different theoretical perspectives including: Marxian-radical political economics; Post Keynesian-Sraffian economics; institutionalist-evolutionary...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2017

A Treatise on the Principles and Practical Influence of Taxation and the Funding System by J. R. McCulloch A Treatise on the Principles and Practical Influence of Taxation and the Funding System

This 1845 work, the first systematic account of the theory and policy of public finance, explores taxation and national debt.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/08/2017

How Much Inequality Is Fair? Mathematical Principles of a Moral, Optimal, and Stable Capitalist Society by Venkat (Columbia University) Venkatasubramanian How Much Inequality Is Fair? Mathematical Principles of a Moral, Optimal, and Stable Capitalist Society

Many in the United States feel that the nation's current level of economic inequality is unfair and that capitalism is not working for 90% of the population. Yet some inequality is inevitable. The question is: What level of inequality is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Familial Foundations of the Welfare State Building the National Health Insurance Systems in South Korea and Taiwan by Hye Suk Wang Familial Foundations of the Welfare State Building the National Health Insurance Systems in South Korea and Taiwan

This book situates culture as a determining factor in the development of diverse welfare states, exploring the impact of traditional familialism on South Korean and Taiwanese programs. This approach provides an important alternative to studies that focus on formal variables-...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Thomas Piketty's 'Capital in the Twenty First Century' An Introduction by Stephan Kauffmann, Ingo Stutzle Thomas Piketty's 'Capital in the Twenty First Century' An Introduction
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An introduction to Thomas Piketty's monumental work
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics by Harold Kincaid The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics

This volume is the first comprehensive, cohesive, and accessible reference source to the philosophy of economics, presenting important new scholarship by top scholars.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

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