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The Dilemma of Sustainability in the Age of Globalization

by Mohamed El-Kamel Bakari

The Dilemma of Sustainability in the Age of Globalization: A Quest for a Paradigm of Development offers an exhaustive overview of the different political, social, economic, and cultural circumstances that paved...


Money Changes Everything

by William N Goetzmann

"[A] magnificent history of money and finance."--New York Times Book Review

“Convincingly makes the case that finance is a change-maker of change-makers.”--Financial Times

In the aftermath of recent financial...


Determinants of Health: An Economic Perspective

by Michael Grossman

This collection of Michael Grossman's most important papers adds essential background and depth to his work on economic-based determinants of public health. Grossman organizes his essays into four categories...


Demand for Health: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation

by Michael Grossman

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...


Between Debt and the Devil

by Adair Turner

Adair Turner became chairman of Britain's Financial Services Authority just as the global financial crisis struck in 2008, and he played a leading role in redesigning global financial regulation. In this eye-opening...


The Positive Theory of Capital

by Eugen von Boehm-Bawerk & William A. Smart

Von Boehm-Bawerk is one of the leading economists of the so-called Austrian school. With Karl Menger and others, he has contributed to the development of a theory of value which has received wide acceptance,...


Capital and Interest: A Critical History of Economic Theory

by Eugen von Boehm-Bawerk & William A. Smart

Von Boehm-Bawerk is one of the leading economists of the so-called Austrian school. With Karl Menger and others, he has contributed to the development of a theory of value which has received wide acceptance,...


Hedge Funds

by H. Kent Baker & Greg Filbeck

Hedge Funds: Structure, Strategies, and Performance provides a synthesis of the theoretical and empirical literature on this intriguing, complex, and frequently misunderstood topic. The book dispels some common...


Fair Work

by Kory P. Schaff

Fair Work explores topics relating to work and labor at the intersection of ethics, social justice, and public policy. The volume brings together essays by scholars in philosophy, education, economics, and law...


Introduction to Agent-Based Economics

by Mauro Gallegati, Antonio Palestrini & Alberto Russo

Introduction to Agent-Based Economics describes the principal elements of agent-based computational economics (ACE). It illustrates ACE's theoretical foundations, which are rooted in the application of the concept...


Central Banks into the Breach

by Pierre L. Siklos

Central banks play an important role in the course of national economies and the global economy. Their leaders are regularly feted or vilified, their policy pronouncements highly anticipated and routinely scrutinized....


The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

by Sebastian Guzman & James Hill

The German sociologist Max Weber is considered to be one of the founding fathers of sociology, and ranks among the most influential writers of the 20th-century. His most famous book, The Protestant Ethic and...


A Study in Monetary Macroeconomics

by Stefan Homburg

The financial crisis of 2007 and the following recession present a major challenge to macroeconomic theory. The same holds true for exceptionally low interest rates during the recent years and for the puzzle...


Qualitative Methods for Health Economics

by Joanna Coast

Qualitative methods are increasingly used within health economics research, but there is almost no specific material to guide the use of these methods in this context; there is very little that links them to...


Reflections on Human Development

by Riley Quinn

What is the ultimate goal of any human society? There have been many answers to this question. But by producing a series of notably well-structured arguments, economist Mahbub ul Haq's Reflections on Human Development...


Capitalism and Freedom

by Sulaiman Hakemy

Milton Friedman was arguably the single most influential economist of the 20th-century. His influence, particularly on conservative politics in America and Great Britain, substantially helped - as both supporters...


Why Doesn't Capital Flow from Rich to Poor Countries?

by Pádraig Belton

Robert Lucas is known among economists as one of the most influential macroeconomists of recent times - a reputation founded in no small part on the critical thinking skills displayed in his seminal 1990 paper...


Kicking Away the Ladder

by Sulaiman Hakemy

South Korean economist Ha-Joon Chang used his 2003 work Kicking Away The Ladder to challenge the central orthodoxies of development economics, using his creative thinking skills to shine new light on an old...


Debt: The First 5000 Years

by Sulaiman Hakemy

Debt is one of the great subjects of our day, and understanding the way that it not only fuels economic growth, but can also be used as a means of generating profit and exerting control, is central to grasping...


Development as Freedom

by Janna Miletzki & Nick Broten

Amartya Sen uses his 1999 work Development as Freedom to evaluate the processes and outcomes of economic development.

Having come to the conclusion that development is best summed up as the expansion of freedom,...