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  1. Defending the History of Economic Thought

    Defending the History of Economic Thought

    Steven Kates
    This book explains the importance of the history of economic thought in the curriculum of economists, whereas most discussions of this kind are devoted only to explaining why such study is of value simply to the individual economist. Steven Kates reaches out past the individual to explain the crucial importance of the history of economic thought in the study of economics itself; without its history at the core of the curriculum, he contends, economics is a lesser subject, less penetrating, less interesting and of much less social value. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 111.00   Web: $ 99.90
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  2. Economic Futures of the West

    Economic Futures of the West

    Jan Winiecki
    Jan Winiecki explores the various problems that the West must deal with in order to remain an efficient competitor in the world economy. These, he argues, are primarily consequences of the ever-expanding welfare state; consequences that are not only economic but also socio-psychological and, therefore, political. The author also considers the evolution of Western Europe and the USA from a new perspective, noting the ‘Europeanization’ of US economic policies and regulation and the ‘Americanization’ of polices and regulation in some European countries. The book concludes that the main challengers to the West – Brazil, Russia, India and China (the so-called BRIC group of countries) – are unlikely to gain economic supremacy over the West any time soon, given that they have to contend with their own difficulties. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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  3. The Rediscovery of Classical Economics

    The Rediscovery of Classical Economics

    David Simpson
    David Simpson skilfully argues that a market economy can be best understood as a human complex system, a perspective that represents a continuation of the classical tradition in economic thought. In the classical tradition, growth rather than allocative efficiency is the principal object of enquiry, economic phenomena are recognised to be elements of processes rather than structures, and change is evolutionary. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  4. The Elgar Companion to Public Choice, Second Edition

    The Elgar Companion to Public Choice, Second Edition

    Edited by William F. Shughart II, Laura Razzolini, Michael Reksulak
    The Companion lays out a comprehensive history of the field and, in five additional parts, it explores public choice contributions to the study of the origins of the state, the organization of political activity, the analysis of decision-making in non-market institutions, the examination of tribal governance and to modeling and predicting the behavior of international organizations and transnational terrorism. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 289.00   Web: $ 260.10
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  5. 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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  6. The Concept of Equilibrium in Different Economic Traditions

    The Concept of Equilibrium in Different Economic Traditions

    Bert Tieben
    This book deals with one of the most puzzling concepts in economic science, that of economic equilibrium. In modern economics, equilibrium is considered a key assumption, but its role is contested by economists both from within the mainstream and from rival schools of thought. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 217.00   Web: $ 195.30
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  7. Institutions in Crisis

    Institutions in Crisis

    Edited by David Howden
    This critical and thought-provoking book explores the causes and consequences of Europe’s failed political and economic institutions. Europe’s recession has created new challenges as market turmoil has shaken the foundations of the twin pillars of the new drive for European integration – political and monetary unions. This book critically assesses the patchwork solutions continually offered to hold the troubled unions together. Failed political policies, from the prodigious ‘Common Agricultural Policy’ to ever more common fiscal stimulus packages, are shown to have bred less than stellar results in the past, and to have devastating implications for future European growth. The contributors outline the manner through which European monetary union has subsidized and continues to exacerbate the burgeoning debt crisis. Most strikingly, the interplay between Europe’s political and economic realms is exposed as the boondoggle it is, with increasingly bureaucratic institutions plaguing the continent and endangering future potential. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  8. 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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  9. Handbook on Contemporary Austrian Economics

    Handbook on Contemporary Austrian Economics

    Edited by Peter J. Boettke
    This Handbook looks through the lens of the latest generation of scholars at the main propositions believed by so-called ‘Austrians’. Each contributing author addresses key tenets of the school of thought, and outlines its ongoing contribution to economics and to the social sciences. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  10. Socialism, Economic Calculation and Entrepreneurship

    Socialism, Economic Calculation and Entrepreneurship

    Jesús Huerta de Soto
    This highly topical book presents a new theory on the characteristics of entrepreneurial knowledge. It explores the recent shift among professional economists and scholars in their evaluation of the debate of socialism. Socialism, Economic Calculation and Entrepreneurship presents an application of Israel M. Kirzner’s theory of entrepreneurship to the theory of the impossibility of socialism. It discusses the influence of the fall of socialism, with particular reference to the evolution of economic thought. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  11. The Economics of Ignorance and Coordination

    The Economics of Ignorance and Coordination

    Thierry Aimar
    This book clarifies the specific nature of the Austrian theory and restores the unity and open-mindedness of the Austrian school in general. The intention is not to offer a collection of different or parallel ideas, but rather to retrace, from a pedagogical and constructive perspective, the various stages of the construction of a well-founded theoretical edifice: from Ludwig von Mises to Murray Rothbard, from Friedrich Hayek to Israel M. Kirzner and from Lachmann to Lavoie. The book is a reconstitution of the way Austrian ideas and concepts organize themselves in a common structure. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  12. Media, Development, and Institutional Change

    Media, Development, and Institutional Change

    Christopher J. Coyne, Peter T. Leeson
    Media, Development, and Institutional Change investigates mass media’s profound ability to affect institutional change and economic development. The authors use the tools of economics to illuminate the media’s role in enabling and inhibiting political–economic reforms that promote development. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  13. The Neoliberal Revolution in Eastern Europe

    The Neoliberal Revolution in Eastern Europe

    Paul Dragos Aligica, Anthony J. Evans
    This unique book develops two different but related research agendas: the study of the spread of ‘neoliberalism’ – as seen from the perspective of Eastern European post-communist evolutions; and the study of Eastern European transition – as seen from an ideas-centred perspective. It challenges a series of misunderstandings and myths about the spread of neoliberal economic ideas in Eastern Europe and offers a clearer understanding of progress since market reform began. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  14. Employees and Entrepreneurship

    Employees and Entrepreneurship

    Ivan Pongracic Jr.
    Over the last few decades, there has been a great deal of management literature recommending the removal of firms’ hierarchies and the empowerment of employees. Ivan Pongracic, Jr. examines these themes through the lense of the economic theory of the firm. Balancing the tendency for management literature to overlook basic costs and trade-offs of decentralization, and the rigidity of economics that hinders an appreciation for the real world phenomenon of decentralization, this book arrives at a realistic middle ground between the two extremes. The dance between hierarchy and employee empowerment exists in even the most hierarchical firms, and this book explores this often overlooked dynamic. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  15. Institutional Competition

    Institutional Competition

    Edited by Andreas Bergh, Rolf Höijer
    Why is competition between institutions usually viewed in a negative light, when competition is considered positive in most other economic contexts? The contributors to this volume introduce new perspectives on this issue, analytically and empirically exploring reasons for this perception. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  16. Entrepreneurship, Money and Coordination

    Entrepreneurship, Money and Coordination

    Edited by Jürgen G. Backhaus
    Hayek’s theory of cultural evolution has always generated controversy. Interest in Hayek’s theory, and others’ analysis and criticism of it, has been rising of late. This volume urges a reconsideration of Hayeks’ theory of evolution and aims to explore the relevance of Hayek’s theory for its own sake and for evolutionary economics more generally. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  17. Austrian Economics and the Political Economy of Freedom

    Austrian Economics and the Political Economy of Freedom

    Richard M. Ebeling
    Richard Ebeling’s insightful and highly readable book explains and applies the ideas of the Austrian economists to a wide range of contemporary public policy issues. He combines intellectual political–economic history with the modern Austrian theory of the market process to challenge the premises and uses of mainstream neoclassical economics. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  18. The Revival of Laissez-Faire in American Macroeconomic Theory

    The Revival of Laissez-Faire in American Macroeconomic Theory

    Sherryl Davis Kasper
    This book provides the definitive account of this watershed and traces the evolution of laissez-faire using the cases of its proponents, Frank Knight, Henry Simons, Friedrich von Hayek, Milton Friedman, James Buchanan and Robert Lucas. By elucidating the pre-analytical framework of their writings, Sherryl Kasper accounts for the ideological influence of these pioneers on theoretical work, and illustrates that they played a primary role in founding the theoretical and philosophical use of rules as the basis of macroeconomic policy. A case study of the way in which interwar pluralism transcended to postwar neoclassicism is also featured. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  19. Markets, Planning and Democracy

    Markets, Planning and Democracy

    David L. Prychitko
    The essays contained herein span over a decade and reflect David Prychitko’s thinking about the role of the market system, and its relation to planning and democratic processes. The collection consists of previously published and unpublished articles written not only for economists but also for an interdisciplinary audience. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  20. Ethics as Social Science

    Ethics as Social Science

    Leland B. Yeager
    With this important book, esteemed economist Leland B. Yeager grounds moral and political philosophy in the requirements of a well-functioning society, one whose members reap the gains from peaceful cooperation while pursuing their own diverse goals. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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