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  1. Public Debt

    Public Debt

    Giuseppe Eusepi, Richard E. Wagner
    Over the past decades, economists have witnessed with growing uneasiness their failure to explain the ballooning of public debt in most countries. This book provides an alternative orientation that explains why concepts of public debt that are relevant for authoritarian regimes are not relevant for democratic regimes. Using methodological individualism and micro-economics, this book overcomes flaws inherent in the standard macro approach, according to which governments manipulate public debt to promote systemic stability. This unique analysis is grounded in the writings of Antonio de Viti de Marco, injecting current analytical contributions and formulations into the framework to offer a forthright insight into public debt and political economy. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  2. A History of American State and Local Economic Development

    A History of American State and Local Economic Development

    Ronald W. Coan
    A History of American State and Local Economic Development relates the history of American local and state economic development from 1790 to 2000. This multi-variable, multi-disciplinary history employs a bottom-up policy-making systems approach while exploring the three eras of economic development. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 210.00   Web: $ 189.00
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  3. Financial Crises, 1929 to the Present, Second Edition

    Financial Crises, 1929 to the Present, Second Edition

    Sara Hsu
    This fascinating volume offers a comprehensive synthesis of the events, causes and outcomes of the major financial crises from 1929 to the present day. Beginning with an overview of the global financial system, Sara Hsu presents both theoretical and empirical evidence to explain the roots of financial crises and financial instability in general. She then provides a thorough breakdown of a number of major crises of the past century, both in the United States and around the world. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  4. The Political Economy of Public Debt

    The Political Economy of Public Debt

    Richard M. Salsman
    How have the most influential political economists of the past three centuries theorized about sovereign borrowing and shaped its now widespread use? That important question receives a comprehensive answer in this original work, featuring careful textual analysis and illuminating exhibits of public debt empirics since 1700. Beyond its value as a definitive, authoritative history of thought on public debt, this book rehabilitates and reintroduces a realist perspective into a contemporary debate now heavily dominated by pessimists and optimists alike. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  5. The Distribution of Wealth – Growing Inequality?

    The Distribution of Wealth – Growing Inequality?

    Michael Schneider, Mike Pottenger, J. E. King
    This book is about the distribution of wealth among people, described by statisticians as the size distribution of wealth, and the way that this distribution has changed over time. It provides answers to a host of important questions including, why is the distribution of wealth important and how can it be measured? How unequal is this distribution in practice, and has the degree of inequality changed over time? What factors determine the level of inequality? What criteria can be used to rank alternative distributions of wealth and what instruments are available to a government that wishes to change the distribution? How is the distribution of wealth related to the aggregate amount of wealth? The answers have many dimensions, notably economic, statistical, ethical, political, sociological and legal. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  6. Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development

    Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development

    Edited by Erik S. Reinert, Jayati Ghosh, Rainer Kattel
    The Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development explores the theories and approaches which, over a prolonged period of time, have existed as viable alternatives to today’s mainstream and neo-classical tenets. With a total of more than 40 specially commissioned chapters, written by the foremost authorities in their respective fields, this volume represents a landmark in the field of economic development. It elucidates the richness of the alternative and sometimes misunderstood ideas which, in different historical contexts, have proved to be vital to the improvement of the human condition. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 399.95   Web: $ 359.96
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  7. Law and Economics from an Evolutionary Perspective

    Law and Economics from an Evolutionary Perspective

    Glen Atkinson, Stephen P. Paschall
    Law and economics are interdependent. Using a historical case analysis approach, this book demonstrates how the legal process relates to and is affected by economic circumstances. Glen Atkinson and Stephen P. Paschall examine this co-evolution in the context of the economic development that occurred in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as well as the impact of the law on that development. Specifically, the authors explore the development of a national market, the transformation of the corporation, and the conflict between state and federal control over businesses. Their focus on dynamic, integrated systems presents an alternative to mainstream law and economics. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  8. Economic and Natural Disasters since 1900

    Economic and Natural Disasters since 1900

    John Singleton
    In the wake of the global financial and Eurozone upheavals this timely book argues that the disaster cycle – a framework normally used in the context of natural disasters – is equally applicable to the analysis of other types of catastrophe. Employing a modified version of the disaster cycle framework to compare and analyse a range of catastrophes in different spheres, the author draws on ideas from a variety of disciplines including economics and economic history, disaster studies, management, and political science. This unique comparative approach presents case studies of several important disasters: Hurricane Katrina, the First World War, the depression of the early 1930s, Welsh coal mining accidents, the deadly effects of smoking tobacco, and the Global Financial Crisis and Eurozone catastrophe of the early twenty first century. The author argues that economists and economic policy makers routinely misuse the term crisis to describe episodes that ought to be called disasters. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  9. Globalization and the Politics of Institutional Reform in Japan

    Globalization and the Politics of Institutional Reform in Japan

    Motoshi Suzuki
    Globalization and the Politics of Institutional Reform in Japan illuminates Japan’s contemporary and historical struggle to adjust policy and the institutional architecture of government to an evolving global order. This focused and scholarly study identifies that key to this difficulty is a structural tendency towards central political command, which reduces the country’s capacity to follow a more subtle allocation of authority that ensures political leadership remains robust and non-dictatorial. The author argues that it is essential for a globalizing state to incorporate opposition parties and transgovernmental networks into policy-making processes. Providing an in-depth analysis of the theories of institutional change, this book introduces readers to a wealth of perspectives and counterarguments concerning analysis of political decision-making and policy adjustment on both the national and international scale. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  10. Complexity and Crisis in the Financial System

    Complexity and Crisis in the Financial System

    Edited by Matthew Hollow, Folarin Akinbami, Ranald Michie
    With contributions from across the disciplines of law, history, finance, and economics, Complexity and Crisis in the Financial System offers a truly interdisciplinary study of the relationship(s) between crises and complexity in the US and UK financial markets. Taken together, the contributions in this volume not only challenge many often taken-for-granted ideas about the nature of financial crises, but also broaden our understanding of the long-term causes (and consequences) of the global financial crisis of 2007–2008. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  11. Monopolies and Underdevelopment

    Monopolies and Underdevelopment

    Calixto Salomão Filho
    This ambitious analysis is centered on the evolution of economic structures in colonized economies, showing the effects of these structures on today’s global reality for all economies, whether they are considered ‘developed’ or ‘underdeveloped.’ The result is an illuminating study of historical restriction and exploitation and its impact on present day markets around the world. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  12. The Impact of Globalization on Argentina and Chile

    The Impact of Globalization on Argentina and Chile

    Edited by Geoffrey Jones, Andrea Lluch
    During the first global economy of the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, Argentina became one of the richest countries on earth, while Chile was an economic backwater. During the contemporary era of globalization, liberalization and institutional reforms in Chile provided a context in which business grew, while in Argentina, institutional dysfunction made productive business hard to sustain. This book explores the complex relationships between corporate behavior, institutions and economic growth through the contrasting experiences of Argentina and Chile. In nine chapters written by prominent business historians, the work addresses the role of business in these two eras of globalization, examining the impact of multinationals, the formation of business groups, and relations between business and governments. It places the regional experience within the context of the worldwide history of globalization. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  13. Individualism and Political Disorder

    Individualism and Political Disorder

    James M. Buchanan, Yong J. Yoon
    Inspired by F.A. Hayek’s Individualism and Economic Order, this book also stands in contrast to the themes of that work, by emphasizing that collective action works differently from the way the market works. The chapters comprise papers written by James M.Buchanan, both with and without Yoon’s co-authorship, after the publication of his Collected Work volumes. These chapters reflect the authors' thoughts on politics, seen through the lens of fiscal policy and the tragedies of the commons and anti-commons in collective action. The pathologies of democratic politics rigorously analyzed in the book prove the relevance of Buchanan's constitutionalism Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 99.95   Web: $ 89.96
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  14. Health, Mortality and the Standard of Living in Europe and North America since 1700

    Health, Mortality and the Standard of Living in Europe and North America since 1700

    Edited by Roderick Floud, Robert W. Fogel, Bernard Harris, Sok Chul Hong
    These two volumes bring together important and influential articles and papers on different aspects of the history of health and welfare. The collection includes classic and more recent essays on the origins and nature of mortality decline; the early-life origins of adult health and disease; changes in height, weight and body mass; the definition and measurement of the ‘standard of living’; and the economic and social impact of health improvements. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 920.00   Web: $ 828.00
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  15. Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State

    Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State

    Andreas Bergh
    This book tackles a number of controversial questions regarding Sweden’s economic and political development: • How did Sweden become rich? • How did Sweden become egalitarian? • Why has Sweden since the early 1990s grown faster than the US and most EU-countries despite its high taxes and generous welfare state? The author uses new research on institutions and economic reforms to explain the rise, the fall and the recent revival of the Swedish welfare state. The central argument is that a generous welfare state like Sweden’s can work well, provided that it is built on well-functioning capitalist institutions and economic openess. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 105.00   Web: $ 94.50
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 39.95   Web: $ 31.96
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  16. The Causes and Effects of Deregulation

    The Causes and Effects of Deregulation

    Edited by Paul W. MacAvoy, Richard Schmalensee
    This collection will be a valuable source of reference for anyone interested in the process of deregulation. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 770.00   Web: $ 693.00
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  17. Business History

    Business History

    Edited by Walter A. Friedman, Geoffrey Jones
    This important book assembles formative articles that demonstrate how business history emerged as a discipline from the interwar years until the present day. The essays, drawn from authors in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America, document the remarkable intellectual achievements of the field, as well as exploring the challenges it faced securing a wider impact on other disciplines. The editors provide a wide-ranging and original introduction. The book will appeal to both social scientists and historians interested to learn how the field of business history was shaped. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 387.00   Web: $ 348.30
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  18. Foundations of Economic Evolution

    Foundations of Economic Evolution

    Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  19. An Encyclopedia of Keynesian Economics, Second edition

    An Encyclopedia of Keynesian Economics, Second edition

    Edited by Thomas Cate
    The comprehensive Encyclopedia features accessible, informative and provocative contributions by leading international scholars working in the tradition of Keynes. It brings together widely dispersed yet theoretically congruent ideas, presents concise biographies of economists who have contributed to the debate on Keynes and the Keynesian Revolution, and outlines the basic principles, models and tools used to discuss the economic consequences of The General Theory. Longer entries on specific topics associated with Keynes and the Keynesian Revolution analyse the principal factors that contributed to The General Theory, the economics of Keynes and the rise and apparent decline of Keynesian economics in greater detail. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 316.00   Web: $ 284.40
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  20. The Economic Crisis in Retrospect

    The Economic Crisis in Retrospect

    Edited by G. Page West III, Robert M. Whaples
    As the United States continues its slow recovery from the global financial crisis of 2008, politicians, policymakers and academics are increasingly turning to the lessons of history to gain insight into how we might address both current and future economic challenges. This volume offers contributions by eminent economists and historians, each commenting on the theories of a particular 20th century economist and the ways in which those theories apply to modern economic thought. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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