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Why We Can't Afford the Rich

by Andrew Sayer

As inequalities widen and the effects of austerity deepen, in many countries the wealth of the rich has soared. Why we can’t afford the rich exposes the unjust and dysfunctional mechanisms that allow the top...


How to Keep a Competitive Edge in the Talent Game

by Christal Morehouse & Matthias Busse

By 2020, the global map of higher education will be completely redrawn, and by 2030, China is expected to emerge as the world's largest source of brainpower. The European Union should not necessarily view this...


Notebooks from China

by Alberto Forchielli & Romeo Orlandi

The asian continent is quivering, China is going through happenings that can have relevant consequences on the whole world. Our two authors, Albert Forchielli and Romeo Orlandi, who have been experts on asian...


OECD Economic Surveys: United States 2014

by Collective

OECD's 2014 Economic Survey of the United States examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects. Special chapters cover improving well-being and making the best of new energy resources.


OECD Economic Surveys: Euro Area 2014

by Collective

This 2014 edition of OECD's Economic Survey of the Euro Area examines recent economic developments, prospects and policies. A special chapter covers making the Euro Area function better: the banking union and...


Bearing Society in Mind

by Samuel A Chambers

Political and economic models of society often operate at a level of abstraction so high that the connections between them, and their links to culture, are beyond reach. Bearing Society in Mind challenges these...


Uncertainty, Expectations, and Financial Instability

by Eric Barthalon

Eric Barthalon applies the neglected theory of psychological time and memory decay of Nobel Prize–winning economist Maurice Allais (1911–2010) to model investors' psychology in the present context of recurrent...


Good Risks

by David W. Russell

Get inside Japan's invisible behemoth to see the future of global business

Good Risks is a fascinating insight into ORIX, a global giant whose business empire straddles the world, but which has managed to remain...


The Arrow Impossibility Theorem

by Eric Maskin, Amartya Sen, Kenneth Arrow & Partha Dasgupta et al.

Kenneth J. Arrow's pathbreaking "impossibility theorem" was a watershed innovation in the history of welfare economics, voting theory, and collective choice, demonstrating that there is no voting rule that satisfies...


Real World Personal Finance

by Mark A. Nadler & Terry Rumker

Personal Finance for the Real World teaches the basics of personal finance by involving the reader in various financial exercises and eventually constructing a personal financial plan. Users not only track their...


Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism

by Benedikt Koehler

Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism shows that globalized trade and capitalism originated in trade practices of pre-Islamic Arabs, which were copied by European trade partners in the Middle Ages in European...


Notebooks from China (and much more)

by Alberto Forchielli & Romeo Orlandi

A careful look at what is happening in the vast Asian continent made up from two authoritative observers of that world to give us, in real time, a picture of what is about to happen and what direction is taking...


Interest and Prices - A Study of the Causes Regulating the Value of Money

by Knut Wicksell

This antiquarian volume contains a fascinating treatise on interest-rates and prices in the late nineteenth century. Containing a wealth of interesting historic information on the state of the economy at this...


The Nature of Value

by Nick Gogerty

Using evolution as the template to understand growth, The Nature of Value takes a first-principles approach to explore the parallels between economic and ecological systems. Not only does Gogerty show how value...


The Freedom of Peaceful Action

by Stuart K. Hayashi

The Freedom of Peaceful Action is the first installment of the trilogy The Nature of Liberty, which makes an ethical philosophic case for individual liberty and the free market against calls for greater government...


Epistemological Problems of Economics

by Ludwig Von Mises & Bettina Bien Greaves

First published in German in 1933 and in English in 1960, Epistemological Problems of Economics presents Ludwig von Mises?s views on the logical and epistemological features of social interpretation as well...


Notes and Recollections

by Ludwig Von Mises & Bettina Bien Greaves

Published for the first time together in one volume is Ludwig von Mises?s Notes and Recollections with The Historical Setting of the Austrian School of Economics.

Written between 1940 and 1941, shortly after...


Creating a Learning Society

by Joseph E. Stiglitz, Bruce Greenwald, Philippe Aghion & Kenneth Arrow et al.

It has long been recognized that an improved standard of living results from advances in technology, not from the accumulation of capital. It has also become clear that what truly separates developed from less-developed...


Analyzing Strategic Behavior in Business and Economics

by Thomas J. Webster

This textbook is an introduction to game theory, which is the systematic analysis of decision-making in interactive settings. Game theory can be of great value to business managers. The ability to correctly...


Ecofundamentalism

by Rögnvaldur Hannesson

Everyone has heard of environmentalism, but what is it? Is it ideology or religion? Like socialism, environmentalism is a political program, but even more diffuse. Environmentalists hold diverse opinions, from...