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Discovering Prices

by Paul Milgrom

Traditional economics focuses on hypothetical markets in which prices alone can guide efficient allocation, with no need for central organization. Such models build from Adam Smith’s famous concept of the...


The Art of Getting Money

by P. T. Barnum

The Art of Getting Money is a highly entertaining and edifying book by one of the greatest showmen of all times - P. T. Barnum. In this book he gives a set of rules guaranteed to ensure success. It is simply...


Adaptive Markets

by Andrew W. Lo

Half of all Americans have money in the stock market, yet economists can't agree on whether investors and markets are rational and efficient, as modern financial theory assumes, or irrational and inefficient,...


Equilibrium Models in Economics

by Lawrence A. Boland

The concept of equilibrium is fundamental to economic theory, according to which, it exists when supply and demand are balanced. Equilibrium Models in Economics critically examines the major problematic assumptions...


The End of Theory

by Richard Bookstaber

Our economy may have recovered from the Great Recession—but not our economics. In The End of Theory, Richard Bookstaber, one of the world's leading risk managers, discusses why the human condition and the...


The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics

by Francesco Parisi

Covering over one-hundred topics on issues ranging from Law and Neuroeconomics to European Union Law and Economics to Feminist Theory and Law and Economics, The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics is the definitive...


The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics

by Francesco Parisi

Covering over one-hundred topics on issues ranging from Law and Neuroeconomics to European Union Law and Economics to Feminist Theory and Law and Economics, The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics is the definitive...


The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics

by Francesco Parisi

Covering over one-hundred topics on issues ranging from Law and Neuroeconomics to European Union Law and Economics to Feminist Theory and Law and Economics, The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics is the definitive...


Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty

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It can be hard for busy professionals to find the time to read the latest books. Stay up to date in a fraction of the time with this concise guide.

Thomas Piketty’s 2013 book Capital in the Twenty-First Century...


Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World

by Rutger Bregman

Universal basic income. A 15-hour workweek. Open borders. Does it sound too good to be true? One of Europe's leading young thinkers shows how we can build an ideal world today.

After working all day at jobs we...


Physics and Politics

by Walter Bagehot

'Physics and Politics’ is a description of the evolution of communities of men. The materials here are derived mainly from books, the surface to be observed being so extensive, but the attitude is precisely...


Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality

by James Kwak & Simon Johnson

Here is a bracing deconstruction of the framework for understanding the world that is learned as gospel in Economics 101, regardless of its imaginary assumptions and misleading half-truths.

Economism: an ideology...


Elinor Ostrom

by Vlad Tarko

Elinor Ostrom was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in economics. She has been at the forefront of New Institutional Economics and Public Choice revolutions, discovering surprising ways in which communities...


The Outline of Sanity

by G. K. Chesterton

This antiquarian book contains Gilbert Keith Chesterton's 1926 thesis, "The Outline of Sanity". Within this famous book Chesterton explores the subjects of poverty, concentration of wealth, work, agriculture,...


There Are 3 Types of American Capitalism. Old, New, and Global. What is Old Capitalism? New Capitalism? Global Capitalism? : SHORT STORY #55. Nonficti

by Alla P. Gakuba

There are 3 types of American capitalism: (1) Old capitalism which occurred from the 17th century—1940s; (2) New capitalism, from 1940s–1991; and (3) Global capitalism from 1991– present.

The story defines,...


3 Types of Economies. Market, Planning, and Mixed: SHORT STORY # 54.  Nonfiction series #1- # 60

by Alla P. Gakuba

There are 3 types of economies: market, planning, and mixed.  The story gave definitions and introduced advantages and disadvantages of each type of economy.

The author lived under all 3 types of economies:...


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Technology Differences over Space and Time

by Francesco Caselli

Technology Differences over Space and Time looks at how countries use their productive resources—such as workers, skills, equipment and structures, and natural resources. Francesco Caselli develops methods...


An Enquiry into the Nature and Effects of the Paper Credit of Great Britain

by Henry Thornton & F. A. v. Hayek

This book, first edited with an introduction by F. A. v. Hayek in 1939, explores some of the popular errors which related to the suspension of the cash payments of the Bank of England, and to the influence of...


A Short History of Mercantilism

by J. W. Horrocks

The purpose of this volume, first published in 1925, is to provide the historical account of the regime whereby the State, in different countries, has sought to control economic life in the interests of political...