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  1. Human Capital and Development

    Human Capital and Development

    Ju-Ho Lee, Hyeok Jeong, Song-Chang Hong
    During recent decades, Korea has been one of only a handful of countries that have made the successful transformation to become a developed nation by simultaneously achieving persistent economic growth combined with a democratic political system. Experts and political leaders worldwide have attributed this achievement to investments in people or, in other words, the power of education. Whilst numerous books have highlighted the role of industrial policies, technological growth, and international trade in Korea’s development process, this is one of the first to focus on the role of human capital. It shows how the accumulation of human capital aided transformation and helps explain the policies, strategies and challenges that Korea faces now and in the future. Learn More
    May 2018   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  2. How Economics Should Be Done

    How Economics Should Be Done

    David C. Colander, Huei-Chun Su
    David Colander has been writing about economic methodology for over 30 years, but he goes out of his way to emphasize that he does not see himself as a methodologist. His pragmatic methodology is applicable to what economists are doing and attempts to answer questions that all economists face as they go about their work. The articles collected in this volume are divided, with the first part providing a framework underlying Colander’s methodology and introducing Colander’s methodology for economic policy within that framework. Part two presents Colander’s view on the methodology for microeconomics, while part three looks at Colander’s methodology for macroeconomics. The book closes with discussions of broader issues. Learn More
    January 2018   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  3. The University and the Economy

    The University and the Economy

    Aldo Geuna, Federica Rossi
    This book provides readers with an in-depth understanding of the many ways in which universities contribute to economic development and growth. It demonstrates the causal interactions between universities’ activities and economic outcomes, and presents up-to-date quantitative and qualitative data in support. The authors present the theoretical tools and evidence to explain the manner and degree to which universities’ activities impact the economy, as well as analysing the comparative strengths and weaknesses of specific university systems. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  4. Knowledge, Diversity and Performance in European Higher Education

    Knowledge, Diversity and Performance in European Higher Education

    Edited by Andrea Bonaccorsi
    For the first time, data on individual European higher education institutions (rather than data aggregated at the country level) is used in order to examine a wide range of issues that are both theoretically challenging and relevant from policy-making and societal perspectives. The contributors integrate statistics on universities and colleges with other sources of information such as patents, start-up firms and bibliometric data, and employ rigorous empirical methods to address a range of key questions, including: what is the role of non-university tertiary education, such as vocational training? How important is the private sector? Are European universities internationalized? Are they efficient from the point of view of costs and educational output? Are there pure research universities in Europe? How do universities contribute to economic growth? Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  5. Mark Blaug: Rebel with Many Causes

    Mark Blaug: Rebel with Many Causes

    Edited by Marcel Boumans, Matthias Klaes
    This collection of eminent contributions discusses the ideas and works of Mark Blaug, who has made important and often pioneering contributions to economic history, economic methodology, the economics of education, development economics, cultural economics, economic theory and the history of economic thought. Besides these assessments of Blaug’s influence and impact in these fields, this volume also contains a selection of personal portraits which depict him as a colleague, a friend and an opponent. Blaug was also a voracious reader and prolific writer, which is clearly evidenced by the comprehensive bibliography. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  6. The College Cost Disease

    The College Cost Disease

    Robert E. Martin
    College cost per student has been on the rise at a pace that matches – or exceeds – healthcare costs. Unlike healthcare, though, teaching quality has declined, and rapidly rising costs and declining quality are not trends easily forgiven by society. The College Cost Disease addresses these problems, providing a behavioral framework for the chronic cost/quality consequences with which higher education is fraught. Providing many compelling insights into the issues plaguing higher education, Robert Martin expounds upon H.R. Bowen’s revenue theory of cost by detailing experience good theory, the principal/agent problem, and non-profit status. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  7. European Universities and the Challenge of the Market

    European Universities and the Challenge of the Market

    Marino Regini
    This major volume sheds light on the changing relationship between higher education and the economy in the major European nations. It is the outcome of extensive comparative research on higher education institutions and the economy in six European regions that were specifically chosen due to their similarities in terms of economic development: the English North West, Hesse in Germany, Rhone-Alpes in France, Lombardy in Italy, Catalunyia in Spain and the Netherlands. This unique comparative nature allows the authors to draw out the variations between regions and identify institutional differences. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  8. Smart Leadership for Higher Education in Difficult Times

    Smart Leadership for Higher Education in Difficult Times

    Edited by David W. Breneman, Paul J. Yakoboski
    As the US economy emerges from the severest recession in a generation, large questions regarding its long-term ramifications for higher education remain unanswered. In fact, the harshest effects of the economic downturn are likely ahead as campus leadership focuses on enrollment, affordability and fundraising. This volume of essays examines the challenges and opportunities for advancing higher education’s core missions of education, research and service in a resource-constrained environment. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  9. Teaching Innovations in Economics

    Teaching Innovations in Economics

    Edited by Michael K. Salemi, William B. Walstad
    Teaching Innovations in Economics presents findings from the Teaching Innovations Program (TIP) funded by the National Science Foundation. The six-year project engaged economics professors in the use of interactive teaching in undergraduate economics courses. Each chapter offers an insightful explanation of an innovative teaching strategy and provides a description and examples of its effective use in undergraduate economics courses. The book’s conclusion assesses the results from an evaluation of the program that reports detailed findings on how TIP fundamentals have contributed to faculty development and successful outcomes. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  10. The Heart of Teaching Economics

    The Heart of Teaching Economics

    Simon W. Bowmaker
    This unique monograph comprises a collection of interviews conducted face-to-face with leading economists at universities throughout the United States. Presented with the singular opportunity to reflect on and share their wisdom and experience, the 21 interviewees discuss how they interpret, understand and practice their role as teachers. In addition to providing lessons that will inform the way others teach, the interviews shatter the illusion that teaching and research are strictly independent and competing activities. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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    2011   Paperback Price: $ 45.00   Web: $ 36.00
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  11. European Economics at a Crossroads

    European Economics at a Crossroads

    J. Barkley Rosser Jr, Richard P.F. Holt, David Colander
    As Europe moves toward an integrated academic system, European economics is changing. This book discusses that change, along with the changes that are happening simultaneously within the economic profession. The authors argue that modern economics can no longer usefully be described as ‘neoclassical’, but is much better described as complexity economics. The complexity approach embraces rather than assumes away the complexities of social interaction. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  12. Higher Education in a Global Society

    Higher Education in a Global Society

    Edited by D. Bruce Johnstone, Madeleine B. d’Ambrosio, Paul J. Yakoboski
    Higher education functions in a global environment of consumers, employees, competitors, and partners. It has been a force for globalization and a model for adaptation, but nonetheless faces challenges. This volume of essays examines emerging issues and opportunities for advancing education across borders. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  13. Educating Economists

    Educating Economists

    Edited by David Colander, KimMarie McGoldrick
    The economics major is a central part of a college education. But is that economics major doing what it is meant to do? And if not, how should it be changed? This book raises a set of provocative questions that encourage readers to look at the economics major in a different light than it is typically considered and provides a series of recommendations for change. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  14. The Making of a European Economist

    The Making of a European Economist

    David Colander
    David Colander’s highly original and thought provoking book considers ongoing changes in graduate European economics education. Following up on his earlier classic studies of US graduate economic education, he studies the ‘economist production function’ in which universities take student ‘raw material’ and transform it into economists, In doing so he provides insight into economists and economics. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  15. School Accountability, Autonomy and Choice Around the World

    School Accountability, Autonomy and Choice Around the World

    Ludger Woessmann, Elke Luedemann, Gabriela Schuetz, Martin R. West
    Accountability, autonomy and choice are now the watchwords of education reformers around the globe. This book presents new evidence from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test on whether students perform better in school systems with such institutional measures in place. It also provides a theoretical framework for considering these reforms and summarizes previous international evidence. The results confirm that various policies promoting accountability, autonomy and choice are strongly associated with higher achievement for students from both disadvantaged and advantaged backgrounds. In particular, choice through public funding for private schools is associated with both higher performance overall and higher equality of opportunity. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  16. The ‘Woman Question’ and Higher Education

    The ‘Woman Question’ and Higher Education

    Edited by Ann Mari May
    This uniquely interdisciplinary study offers a provocative, contemporary look at the ‘Woman Question’ in relation to higher education at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Leading feminist scholars from a wide variety of perspectives and disciplines — including history, philosophy, education, psychology, sociology, and economics — evaluate the role of biology, discrimination, and choice in rationalizing women’s exclusion from fully participating in the process of knowledge production, as well as examining institutional impediments. Contextualizing arguments against women’s inclusion and including contemporary perspectives on gender, this book offers a rich, multi-layered examination and critical insights into understanding the near universal difficulties that women encounter as they seek to participate fully in the process of knowledge production. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  17. Teaching Economics

    Teaching Economics

    Edited by William E. Becker, Michael Watts, Suzanne R. Becker
    This fascinating sequel to the 1998 Teaching Economics to Undergraduates provides more alternatives to the lecture and chalkboard approach that dominates university economics teaching. Distinguished contributing authors provide a wide range of innovative teaching techniques and examples aimed at more effectively engaging undergraduates in the learning of economics. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  18. Recruitment, Retention and Retirement in Higher Education

    Recruitment, Retention and Retirement in Higher Education

    Edited by Robert L. Clark, Jennifer Ma
    This volume examines some of the most pressing employment and compensation issues confronting academic administrators. Contributors discuss topics such as: ageing of faculty, changing economic conditions and shifts in faculty employment patterns, rapid increases in health care costs and trends in retiree health insurance, and adoption of phased and early retirement programs. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  19. Cost Control, College Access, and Competition in Higher Education

    Cost Control, College Access, and Competition in Higher Education

    Robert E. Martin
    Quality has never been more important for the future of higher education and the economy than it is today. Unfortunately, the decline in student quality is accompanied by costs that are out of control, a governance system that will not permit any reallocation of resources, and a society that expects higher education to address problems that are well beyond its core competencies. In this timely volume, Robert E. Martin presents a thorough treatment of the social contract between those who fund higher education and those who benefit from it. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  20. Globalization and Marketization in Education

    Globalization and Marketization in Education

    Ka-Ho Mok, Jason Tan
    Globalization has effected tremendous change to the character and functions of education worldwide. This unique book focuses on its impact upon Hong Kong and Singapore, and how these two East Asian Tigers have responded to the strong global tide of marketization in shaping and developing their education policies. The authors discuss the way in which increasingly prominent tides of marketization, privatization, corporatization and decentralization have influenced the governance and management of education in these two Asian economies. They aim to identify and examine the crucial socio-historical, socio-economic and socio-political factors for education reforms initiated in the two societies in recent years. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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