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  1. Financial Models and Society

    Financial Models and Society

    Ekaterina Svetlova
    This innovative book employs the social studies of finance approach which aims to enhance the dialogue between finance and sociology by addressing the blind spots of economic and financial theories. In so doing, it challenges the accusations made towards financial models in the aftermath of the last economic crisis and argues that they cannot be condemned indiscriminately. Their influence on markets and society is not straightforward, but determined by the many ways in which models are created and then used. Ekaterina Svetlova analyses the various patterns of the application of models in asset management, risk management and financial engineering to demonstrate that their power is far more fragile than widespread criticism would indicate. Learn More
    February 2018   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  2. Understanding Collective Decision Making

    Understanding Collective Decision Making

    Lasse Gerrits, Peter Marks
    One of the main challenges facing contemporary society is to understand how people can make decisions together. Understanding Collective Decision Making builds on evolutionary theories and presents an analytical tool to analyse and visualise collective decision making. By combining theoretical research with real world case studies, the authors provide a coherent and conclusive solution to the often fragmented and dispersed literature on the subject. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  3. Understanding Ponzi Schemes

    Understanding Ponzi Schemes

    Mervyn K. Lewis
    A Ponzi scheme is one of the simplest, albeit effective, financial frauds to engineer, and new schemes keep coming forward. Despite this, however, people continue to invest in them. How are we to account for the seemingly never-ending lure of such schemes? In providing answers to this central question, this concise and well-researched book examines how Ponzi schemes operate, how they differ from pyramid schemes, Ponzi finance and other financial arrangements. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 35.00   Web: $ 28.00
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  4. The Political Economy of Status

    The Political Economy of Status

    Theodore Koutsobinas
    In this timely book Theodore Koutsobinas explores the system of status markets and their social effects including inequality. He explains how media fascination with superstars and luxury consumption goods amplify positional concerns for all, distort the aspirations of the middle class and cause relative deprivation. Building on themes first identified by Veblen and Galbraith, Koutsobinas analyses extensively the behavioural evidence from modern interdisciplinary research and contributes constructively to a new genre of economic analysis. The Political Economy of Status compels us to consider seriously redistributive culture change policies targeted to assist the underprivileged. This book will be a valuable and lively reading resource for academics in various fields including economic theory, political economy, sociology, social psychology and cultural studies. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  5. Vanity Economics

    Vanity Economics

    C. Simon Fan
    This book presents an accessible and sometimes controversial economic exploration of numerous issues surrounding sex, marriage and family. It analyzes the role of ‘vanity’, defined as social status and self-esteem, in social and economic behaviors. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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    2015   Paperback Price: $ 45.00   Web: $ 36.00
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  6. Changing Behaviours

    Changing Behaviours

    Rhys Jones, Jessica Pykett, Mark Whitehead
    Changing Behaviours charts the emergence of the behaviour change agenda in UK based public policy making since the late 1990s. By tracing the influence of the behavioural sciences on Whitehall policy makers, the authors explore a new psychological orthodoxy in the practices of governing. Drawing on original empirical material, chapters examine the impact of behaviour change policies in the fields of health, personal finance and the environment. This topical and insightful book analyses how the nature of the human subject itself is re-imagined through behaviour change, and develops an analytical framework for evaluating the ethics, efficacy and potential empowerment of behaviour change. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 39.95   Web: $ 31.96
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  7. Evolution, Organization and Economic Behavior

    Evolution, Organization and Economic Behavior

    Edited by Guido Buenstorf
    This new and original collection of papers focuses on the intersection of three strands of research: evolutionary economics, behavioral economics, and management studies. Combining theoretical and empirical contributions, the expert contributors demonstrate that the intersection of these fields provides a rich source of opportunities enabling researchers to find more satisfactory answers to questions that (not only evolutionary) economists have long been tackling. Topics discussed include individual agents and their interactions; the behavior and development of firm organizations; and evolving firms and their broader implications for the development of regions and entire economies. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  8. Corporate Governance and Complexity Theory

    Corporate Governance and Complexity Theory

    Marc Goergen, Christine A. Mallin, Eve Mitleton-Kelly, Ahmed Al-Hawamdeh, Iris H.-Y. Chiu
    This multidisciplinary book takes an innovative approach to corporate governance by linking governance and complexity theory. It provides important new insights into why governance systems are failing and what may be done to improve this situation. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  9. Neuroeconomics and the Firm

    Neuroeconomics and the Firm

    Edited by Angela A. Stanton, Mellani Day, Isabell M. Welpe
    The ideal firm has been studied over several centuries, yet little is known about what makes one successful and another fail. This pioneering book brings together leading researchers investigating the concept of the firm from a neuroscientific perspective. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  10. The Making of National Economic Forecasts

    The Making of National Economic Forecasts

    Edited by Lawrence R. Klein
    This important book, prepared under the direction of Nobel Laureate Lawrence R. Klein, shows how economic forecasts are made. It explains how modern developments in information technology have made it possible to forecast frequently – at least monthly but also weekly or bi-weekly – depending upon the perceived needs of potential forecast users and also on the availability of updated material. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  11. Intangible Capital

    Intangible Capital

    John F. Tomer
    Despite increasing research efforts, there is still much confusion regarding the nature and contribution of the most intangible forms of capital. This book develops a comprehensive and unifying conception of intangible capital in order to understand its role with respect to economic growth, well-being, and rationality. As the book illustrates, utilizing the intangible capital concept enables many new and important economic insights. Intangible capital is defined to include standard human capital, noncognitive human capital (including personal capital), social capital, and other intangible manifestations of human capacity. Understanding intangible capital is a key to realizing the full human potential of our economic systems. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  12. Choice Experiments Informing Environmental Policy

    Choice Experiments Informing Environmental Policy

    Edited by Ekin Birol, Phoebe Koundouri
    This innovative book is a compilation of state-of-the-art choice experiment studies undertaken in several European Union (EU) countries, including Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. The case studies presented concern a variety of environmental, agricultural and natural resource issues – such as the management of water resources, forests and agricultural landscapes; conservation of biodiversity and cultural heritage; noise pollution reduction and food labeling. The book highlights how the choice experiment method can be employed to inform efficient and effective design and implementation of various EU level agricultural and environmental policies and directives, including the Common Agricultural Policy, Water Framework Directive, Forestry Strategy, Habitats Directive and food labeling systems. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  13. Expectations, Rationality and Economic Performance

    Expectations, Rationality and Economic Performance

    Tobias F. Rötheli
    This book offers a broad perspective on the economics of expectations. Experimental studies are used to analyse how human bounded rationality affects economic performance. The challenges posed for policy making are also addressed. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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    2009   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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  14. Obesity, Business and Public Policy

    Obesity, Business and Public Policy

    Edited by Zoltán J. Ács, Alan Lyles
    The effects of obesity have become practically ubiquitous in the US. This book aims to provide an alternative framework through which to explore the important and controversial obesity debate that has spilled over from the medical community. This book is not about obesity as a medical condition, nor does it offer a wide-ranging discussion on the health effects of obesity or the role of the ‘right’ diet. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 59.00   Web: $ 47.20
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  15. Using Experimental Methods in Environmental and Resource Economics

    Using Experimental Methods in Environmental and Resource Economics

    Edited by John A. List
    This book explores frontier work at the intersection of experimental and environmental economics, with cutting edge research provided by premier scholars in the field. The book begins by focusing on improving benefit–cost analysis, which remains the hallmark of public policy decision-making around the globe. The contributors provide innovative avenues to credibly lead to more efficient policies. T Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  16. Beyond Conventional Economics

    Beyond Conventional Economics

    Edited by Giuseppe Eusepi, Alan P. Hamlin
    Beyond Conventional Economics presents new original work from leading scholars on the interface between the individual and political and social institutions. The book offers a critique of the inadequacies of the conventional economic approach to politics and a state-of-the-art view of new paradigms challenging the dominant economic notion of the individual. A number of chapters also explore the limits of individually rational behaviour in political decision making – some by challenging the orthodox content of the idea of rationality, others by providing fresh views on the operation of political processes. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  17. The Economics of Non-selfish Behaviour

    The Economics of Non-selfish Behaviour

    Stephan Meier
    In standard economic theory human beings are portrayed as selfish money-maximizing actors. This book investigates the conditions under which people deviate from this prediction and when they are prepared to contribute to the common good in a more altruistic fashion. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  18. Economic Learning, Experiments and the Limits to Information

    Economic Learning, Experiments and the Limits to Information

    Atanasios Mitropoulos
    It is only relatively recently that economists have begun to realise the importance of learning and study the impact it can have on social outcomes. This book provides an in-depth experimental analysis of current models and methods of adaptive learning in economics. It focuses on environments in which there is little information available, thus promoting the use of basic psychological concepts to model behaviour. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  19. Information, Opportunism and Economic Coordination

    Information, Opportunism and Economic Coordination

    Peter E. Earl
    This book is an integrated collection of a dozen of Peter Earl’s lively and thought-provoking essays, carefully edited and updated. Theoretical topics include the prediction of corporate behaviour, the economic foundations of marketing and shopping mall design, pricing strategy and its relationship with the existence of second-hand markets, and the microfoundations of macroeconomics. Case studies include cooperation in the car industry, managerialist reforms in New Zealand and the university sector, structural change in the advertising industry and the place of G.B. Richardson and G.L.S. Shackle in the literature of economics. Information, Opportunism and Economic Coordination will be of particular interest to historians of economic thought, business economists, behavioural economists and Post Keynesians. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  20. Public Goods and Private Wants

    Public Goods and Private Wants

    Simon Kemp
    How valuable to us are the activities of government? Public Goods and Private Wants explores psychological approaches to public economics in order to answer this question. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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