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13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown

by Simon Johnson & James Kwak

Even after the ruinous financial crisis of 2008, America is still beset by the depredations of an oligarchy that is now bigger, more profitable, and more resistant to regulation than ever. Anchored by six megabanks—Bank...


Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

by Michael Lewis

#1 New York Times Bestseller — With a new Afterword

"Guaranteed to make blood boil." —Janet Maslin, New York Times

In Michael Lewis's game-changing bestseller, a small group of Wall Street iconoclasts realize...


The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2010

by Michael Lewis

The #1 New York Times bestseller: "It is the work of our greatest financial journalist, at the top of his game. And it's essential reading."—Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair The real story of the crash began in...


More Than Good Intentions: Improving the Ways the World's Poor Borrow, Save, Farm, Learn, and Stay Healthy

by Dean Karlan & Jacob Appel

A leading economist and researcher report from the front lines of a revolution in solving the world's most persistent problem.

When it comes to global poverty, people are passionate and polarized. At one extreme:...


The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future

by Joseph E. Stiglitz

A forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–winning economist. America currently has the most inequality, and the least equality of opportunity, among the...


The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity: Economics and Ethics After the Fall

by Jeffrey D. Sachs

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

 

“Succinct, humane, and politically astute . . . Sachs lays out a detailed path to reform, regulation,...


Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them

by Philippe Legrain

Immigration divides our globalizing world like no other issue. We are swamped by illegal immigrants and infiltrated by terrorists, our jobs stolen, our welfare system abused, our way of life destroyed--or so...


The New Golden Age

by Ravi Batra

In The New Golden Age, bestselling author and economist Ravi Batra identifies the roadblocks to economic prosperity--and what we need to do to overcome them. Bringing the same insight and expertise that made...


Economics Without Illusions: Debunking the Myths of Modern Capitalism

by Joseph Heath

"Economics is haunted by more fallacies than any other study known to man."  -- Henry Hazlitt, Economics in One Lesson (1946)

Every day economic claims are used by the media or in conversation to support social...


Measuring Vulnerability in Developing Countries: New Analytical Approaches

by Wim Naudé, Amelia U. Santos-Paulino & Mark McGillivray

In all of the major challenges facing the world currently, whether it be climate change, terrorism and conflict, or urbanization and demographic change, no progress is possible without the alleviation of poverty....


Exchange Rate Efficiency and the Behavior of International Asset Markets (Routledge Revivals)

by Kathryn Dominguez

This book, first published in 1992, examines the subject of foreign exchange market efficiency and, in particular, the effectiveness of central bank intervention in the market. This book is ideal for students...


The Terror of the Machine: Technology, Work, Gender, and Ecology on the U.S.-Mexico Border

by Devon G. Peña

Born of thirteen years of field research, this interdisciplinary work explores the complex intersections of technology, class, gender, and ecology in the transnational milieu of Mexico's maquiladoras, foreign-owned...


Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: Lessons from Ethiopia

by Qaiser M Khan & Jean-Paul Faguet

Ethiopia's model for delivering basic services appears to be succeeding and to confirm that services improve when service providers are more accountable to citizens. As discussed in the World Development Report...


Jobenomics: A Plan For America: 20 Million New Jobs by 2020

by Chuck Vollmer

Jobenomics deals with the economics of job, wealth and revenue creation--the substance of which powers the US economy, sustains the American way of life, and secures US national sovereignty. Jobenomics, the...


What Has Government Done to Our Money?

by Murray N. Rothbard

What Has Government Done to Our Money? was first published in 1962 as Money, free and unfree, and details the history of money, from early barter systems, to the gold standard, to present-day systems of paper...


Was Stalin Really Necessary?: Some Problems of Soviet Economic Policy

by Alec Nove

First published in 1964, Was Stalin Really Necessary? is a thought-provoking work which deals with many aspects of the Soviet political economy, planning problems and statistics. Professor Nove starts with an...


Becoming the Arsenal: The American Industrial Mobilization for World War II, 1938-1942

by Michael G. Carew

This book discusses government and private sector roles in American economy. Focusing on the mobilization of American economy against the threat of Axis ascendancy in Word War II, Carew places the mobilization...


Global Food-Price Shocks and Poor People: Themes and Case Studies

by Marc J. Cohen & Melinda Smale

This book examines the effects of high and volatile food prices during 2007-08 on low-income farmers and consumers in developing, transition, and industrialized countries. Previous studies of this crisis have...


Technological Change and Network Effects in Growth Regimes: Exploring the Microfoundations of Economic Growth

by Torsten Heinrich

In this new volume it is argued that network effects are much more common than usually assumed, and that they have a profound impact on many aspects of economic systems, especially technological change and economic...


The Economics of Agricultural Development: World Food Systems and Resource Use

by George W. Norton, Jeffrey Alwang & William A. Masters

Persistent problems with poverty, rapid population growth and malnutrition in many developing countries are among the most serious issues facing the world today. This book examines the causes, severity and effects...