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  1. Debt Default and Democracy

    Debt Default and Democracy

    Edited by Giuseppe Eusepi, Richard E. Wagner
    The original essays in this book connect the microeconomic and macroeconomic approaches to public debt. Through their thought-provoking views, leading scholars offer insights into the incentives that individuals and governments may have in resorting to public debt, thereby promoting a clearer understanding of its economic consequences. Learn More
    May 2018   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  2. Fighting Terrorism at Source

    Fighting Terrorism at Source

    Jean-Paul Azam, Véronique Thelen
    This book offers a unique and insightful econometric evaluation of the policies used to fight transnational terrorism between 1990 and 2014 using a sample of 124 countries. It proves that foreign aid plays a crucial role by inducing recipient governments to protect the donors’ political and economic interests within their sphere of influence. In contrast, US troops on the ground are counter-productive as they increase the supply of terrorist attacks from the host countries, even though this effect has been significantly reduced by the Obama administration. Learn More
    February 2018   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  3. 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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  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. Trust, Social Capital and the Scandinavian Welfare State

    Trust, Social Capital and the Scandinavian Welfare State

    Gunnar L.H. Svendsen, Gert T. Svendsen
    Denmark exemplifies the puzzle of socio-economic success in Scandinavia. Populations are thriving despite the world’s highest levels of tax and generous social benefits. Denmark would appear to be a land of paradise for free-riders and those who want ‘money for nothing’. However, the national personality is characterized both by cooperation in everyday life and the numerous ‘hard-riders’ who make extraordinary contributions. Applying Bourdieuconomics, the authors focus on contemporary case studies to explain how social capital and trust are used to counteract free-riding and enable the flight of the Scandinavian welfare state ‘bumblebee’. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 99.95   Web: $ 89.96
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  6. Politics as a Peculiar Business

    Politics as a Peculiar Business

    Richard E. Wagner
    Economists typically treat government as something outside the business realm, a sort of ‘Lord of the Manor’. Richard Wagner argues that this is the wrong approach and can ultimately be destructive to capitalism and to society. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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    2017   Paperback Price: $ 45.00   Web: $ 36.00
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  7. The Politics of Persuasion

    The Politics of Persuasion

    Urs S. Brandt, Gert T. Svendsen
    The EU is at a crossroads. Should it choose the path towards protectionism or the path towards free trade? This book convincingly argues that lobbying regulation will be a decisive first step towards fulfilling the European dream of free trade, in accordance with the original purpose of the Treaty of Rome. Without the regulation of lobbyists to try and prevent undue political persuasion, there is a greater risk of abuse in the form of corruption, subsidies and trade barriers, which will come at the expense of consumers, tax payers and competitiveness. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 99.95   Web: $ 89.96
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    2017   Paperback Price: $ 39.95   Web: $ 31.96
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  8. 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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  9. Confronting the Shadow Economy

    Confronting the Shadow Economy

    Colin C. Williams
    Beginning with a review of the extent of undeclared work, the author discusses the discrepancies between regions and the potential impacts of the economic crisis, comparing the nature of the potential solutions available with those actually adopted. The way forward, the book concludes, is to move away from increasing the costs of engaging in hidden work using repressive measures, and concentrate more on developing initiatives that enhance the benefits of engaging in declared work and increase the likelihood of compliance by engendering a commitment to tax morality. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  10. The Political Economy of Aerospace Industries

    The Political Economy of Aerospace Industries

    Keith Hartley
    The Political Economy of Aerospace Industries will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students in industrial and defence economics, public choice and policy courses. It will also be of interest to researchers, policy-makers and those involved in the industry in various different capacities. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  11. Economists and the State

    Economists and the State

    Timothy P. Roth
    Adam Smith is widely regarded as the ‘founder of modern economics’. The author shows, however, that Smith’s procedurally based, consequence-detached political economy, an approach shared by America’s Founders, finds no expression in the economist’s utilitarian, procedurally-detached theory of the state. This ‘wrong turn’ has meant that, if economists are ill-equipped to address an expanding federal enterprise in which utilitarian considerations trump the Smithian/Madisonian idea that means and ends must be morally and constitutionally constrained, they are also ineffectual bystanders as growing institutional skepticism, demands for ‘social justice’ and metastasizing rights claims threaten our self-governing republic. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 99.95   Web: $ 89.96
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  12. Government Failure

    Government Failure

    Wilfred Dolfsma
    This highly unique book takes a fundamental look at when and how a government can fail at its core responsibility of formulating rules. Government, representing society, relates to the economy by formulating the rules within which (market) players should operate. Although market and business failure are much discussed in the economics literature, government failure is often overlooked. This book addresses this gap, exploring in detail what constitutes government failure. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 111.00   Web: $ 99.90
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  13. Constitutional Economics and Public Institutions

    Constitutional Economics and Public Institutions

    Edited by Francisco Cabrillo, Miguel A. Puchades-Navarro
    This extensive book explores in detail a wide range of topics within the public choice and constitutional political economy tradition, providing a comprehensive overview of current work across the field. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 162.00   Web: $ 145.80
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  14. Tax Evasion and the Shadow Economy

    Tax Evasion and the Shadow Economy

    Edited by Michael Pickhardt, Aloys Prinz
    Leading scholars examine recent evidence from theoretical and empirical research on tax compliance and tax evasion, and provide an in-depth analysis of underlying methods. Strategies to fight tax evasion are evaluated and the motivations behind it are explored, as are the impact and size of the shadow economy in Europe. As well as promoting a better understanding of the issues, this book intends to stimulate further debate and, in so doing, broaden the exchange of ideas and concepts. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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  15. Deficits, Debt, and Democracy

    Deficits, Debt, and Democracy

    Richard E. Wagner
    This timely book reveals that the budget deficits and accumulating debts that plague modern democracies reflect a clash between two rationalities of governance: one of private property and one of common property. The clashing of these rationalities at various places in society creates forms of societal tectonics that play out through budgeting. The book demonstrates that while this clash is an inherent feature of democratic political economy, it can nonetheless be limited through embracing once again a constitution of liberty. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 37.00   Web: $ 29.60
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  16. The Political Economy of Hurricane Katrina and Community Rebound

    The Political Economy of Hurricane Katrina and Community Rebound

    Edited by Emily Chamlee-Wright, Virgil Henry Storr
    In 2005 Hurricane Katrina posed an unprecedented set of challenges to formal and informal systems of disaster response and recovery. Informed by the Virginia School of Political Economy, the contributors to this study critically examine the public policy environment that led to both successes and failures in the post-Katrina disaster response and long-term recovery. Building from this perspective, this book lends critical insight into the nature of the social coordination problems disasters present, the potential for public policy to play a positive role, and the inherent limitations policymakers face in overcoming the myriad challenges that are a product of catastrophic disaster. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  17. Political Economy of Law

    Political Economy of Law

    Patrick A. McNutt
    In this insightful book, Patrick McNutt explores the meaning of law within a political environment, and advances many new ideas and concepts first addressed in his earlier book Law, Economics and Antitrust. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  18. The Economics of Ethics and the Ethics of Economics

    The Economics of Ethics and the Ethics of Economics

    Edited by Geoffrey Brennan, Giuseppe Eusepi
    This book makes a rational and eloquent case for the closer integration of ethics and economics. It expands upon themes concerned with esteem, self-esteem, emotional bonding between agents, expressive concerns, and moral requirements. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  19. Taiwan’s Long Road to Democracy

    Taiwan’s Long Road to Democracy

    Katutugu Yoshida, Toshie Habu, Peter Hayes
    This edited translation of Katutugu Yoshida’s Jiyuno Nigaiaji analyses the gradual process of reform in Taiwan over the past 100 years. It pays particular attention to the dilemmas, compromises and pitfalls that have faced reformists as they have strived to bring democratic change under a series of brutal dictatorships. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  20. Law, Informal Rules and Economic Performance

    Law, Informal Rules and Economic Performance

    Svetozar Pejovich, Enrico Colombatto
    Capitalism has outperformed all other systems and maintained a positive growth rate since it began. Svetozar Pejovich makes the case within this book that a major reason for the success of capitalism lies in the efficiency-friendly incentives of its basic institutions, which continuously adjust the rules of the game to the requirements of economic progress. The analysis throughout is consistent and is supported by evidence. Key components of the proposed theory are the rule of law, the market for institutions, the interaction thesis, the carriers of change, and the process of changing formal and informal institutions. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 42.00   Web: $ 33.60
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