1. The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series

    Founding editor: the late Mark Blaug, formerly of the University of London and University of Buckingham, UK

    This series is an essential reference source for students, researchers and lecturers in economics. It presents by theme a selection of the most important articles across the entire spectrum of economics. Each volume has been prepared by a leading specialist who has written an authoritative introduction to the literature included.

Books in this series

TOTAL: 351
  1. The Economics of Music

    The Economics of Music

    Edited by Samuel Cameron
    This pioneering collection collates the most influential academic research in a burgeoning subject - the economics of music. Significant papers from mainstream economics journals sit alongside pertinent works from accountancy, sociology and management sources. Topics include live music, music production, labour markets and ownership and music competitions. Together with an original introduction by the editor, the wide-ranging nature of this volume's contents provides a valuable resource for students and economists involved in this fascinating field, as well as those seeking to enter it. Learn More
    November 2018   Hardback Price: $ 420.00   Web: $ 378.00
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  2. Trade Liberalization

    Trade Liberalization

    Edited by Romain Wacziarg
    This compelling two-volume collection presents the major literary contributions to the economic analysis of the consequences of trade liberalization on growth, productivity, labor market outcomes and economic inequality. Examining the classical theories that stress gains from trade stemming from comparative advantage, the selection also comprises more recent theories of imperfect competition, where any potential gains from trade can stem from competitive effects or the international transmission of knowledge. Empirical contributions provide evidence regarding the explanatory power of these various theories, including work on the effects of trade openness on economic growth, wages, and income inequality, as well as evidence on the effects of trade on firm productivity, entry and exit. Prefaced by an original introduction from the editor, the collection will to be an invaluable research resource for academics, practitioners and those drawn to this fascinating topic. Learn More
    October 2018   Hardback Price: $ 899.95   Web: $ 809.96
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  3. Economic Growth and Poverty

    Economic Growth and Poverty

    Edited by Nanak Kakwani, Hyun H. Son
    This single-volume compilation offers an insight to some of the most important questions economists and policymakers have been grappling over. A substantial amount of research has been carried out using cross-country regression models, resulting in a better and improved understanding of the linkage between economic growth and poverty reduction. The literature on cross-country regressions, however, has led to conflicting conclusions. Based on a selection of influential papers, and prefaced by a critical review of the literature, this collection covers an array of relevant topics and thought-provoking material. Scholars who envision a world free of extreme poverty will find this volume particularly valuable. Learn More
    November 2018   Hardback Price: $ 500.00   Web: $ 450.00
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  4. Finance and Growth

    Finance and Growth

    Edited by Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Ross Levine
    This two-volume collection brings together major contributions to the study of finance and growth. It includes conceptual and empirical papers that use a range of methodologies to discover the connections between financial systems–including financial contracts, markets, and intermediaries–and the functioning of the economy–including economic growth, entrepreneurship, technological innovation, poverty alleviation, the distribution of income, and the structure and volatility of economies. It also discusses contributions to the study of the legal, political, institutional, social capital and policy determinants of financial development. With an original introduction by the editors, this collection is an important resource for students, academics and practitioners. Learn More
    September 2018   Hardback Price: $ 890.00   Web: $ 801.00
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  5. The Economics of Risk and Uncertainty

    The Economics of Risk and Uncertainty

    Edited by Christian Gollier
    The compilation of ground-breaking papers contained in this collection offers a complete description of the evolution of knowledge in the economics of risk and time, from its early twentieth-century explorations to its current diversity of approaches. The papers focus first on the basic decisions under uncertainty, and then on asset pricing. They cover both classical expected utility approach and its non-expected utility generalizations, with applications to dynamic portfolio choices, insurance, risk sharing, and risk prevention. Prefaced by an original introduction from the editor, this collection will be valuable for scholars in finance and macroeconomics, particularly those with an interest in the modeling foundations of consumer and investor decisions under uncertainty. Learn More
    September 2018   Hardback Price: $ 490.00   Web: $ 441.00
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  6. Comparative Economic Systems

    Comparative Economic Systems

    Edited by Paul D. Aligica, Peter J. Boettke
    The search for alternatives to capitalism and the problem of comparative assessment of the performance of socialist and capitalist systems have inspired one of the richest and most remarkable episodes in the history of economic thought. By the mid 20th century an entire field had emerged, conceptualizing, theorizing, monitoring, and analyzing the largest and most consequential social and economic natural experiment in human history: Real-life Socialism. This volume focuses on the fundamental literature associated with the comparative study of socialist and capitalist systems. It features both a well-rounded inquiry of the modern history of economic thought, as well as a vibrant and critical disentanglement of the role of the economic system from the role of environment and policy decisions, as determinants of economic performance. Together with an original introduction by the editors, this collection will be an interesting and invaluable research resource for libraries, academics and students alike. Learn More
    August 2018   Hardback Price: $ 425.00   Web: $ 382.50
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  7. The Economics of Renewable Energy

    The Economics of Renewable Energy

    Edited by Roger Fouquet
    This major reference work brings together for the first time key articles on the economics of renewable energy. From a modest role as a backstop technology in the 1970s to a central role in low carbon transitions today, this collection reveals the emergence and growing importance of this sub-field of economics. Topics covered in this timely volume include the costs of renewable power (taking account of issues related to technological development, intermittency and interconnection), policies that promote renewable energy development, its public and private demand, and its impact on the environment and the economy. This indispensable collection is complemented by a comprehensive introduction that will serve as an essential source of reference for students and researchers. Learn More
    August 2018   Hardback Price: $ 535.00   Web: $ 481.50
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  8. Field Experiments

    Field Experiments

    Edited by John A. List, Anya C. Samek
    In this collection is assembled the most critical and influential articles that utilise field experimentation to answer questions of economic importance. Field experiments have gained popularity in recent years, allowing researchers to infer causal effects of different market environments, policies and interventions. The articles gathered here provide insights into market functioning and individual and group decision-making across a wide range of domains, including marketplace transactions, labor decisions, charitable giving, financial planning, and education and health-related decision-making. The collection will be an important resource for students new to the methodology and applications of field experiments and academics alike. Learn More
    July 2018   Hardback Price: $ 525.00   Web: $ 472.50
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  9. The Economics of Nonrenewable Resources

    The Economics of Nonrenewable Resources

    Edited by Robert Halvorsen
    The economics of nonrenewable resources addresses some of the most problematic issues concerning the sustainability of the world economy. This comprehensive one volume collection contains forty-six of the most important and influential journal articles by some of the leading scholars in the field. Subjects included are: an introduction to the economics of nonrenewable resources; theoretical foundations for the field; nonhomogeneous resources; exploration and uncertainty; market structure; taxation and global climate change. The collection concludes with a discussion of the empirical research and the extent to which nonrenewable resources constrain economic growth as well as the consistency of the theoretical predictions of Hotelling-type models with actual economic outcomes. With an original introduction by the editor, this collection will be an important resource for students, academics and practitioners. Learn More
    June 2018   Hardback Price: $ 455.00   Web: $ 409.50
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  10. Volatility

    Volatility

    Edited by Torben G. Andersen, Tim Bollerslev
    Volatility ranks among the most active and successful areas of research in econometrics and empirical asset pricing finance over the past three decades. This two-volume collection of papers comprises some of the most influential published works from this burgeoning literature, both classic and contemporary. Topics covered include GARCH, stochastic and multivariate volatility models as well as forecasting, evaluation and high-frequency data. Together with an original introduction by the editors, this definitive compilation presents the most important milestones and contributions that helped pave the way to today’s understanding of volatility. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 895.00   Web: $ 805.50
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  11. Recent Developments in the Economics of Information

    Recent Developments in the Economics of Information

    Edited by Cristiano Antonelli
    This volume presents a compilation of key papers chronicling the evolution of the economics of information into the economics of knowledge. It traces the unfolding of the fertile ambiguity and ambivalence of the notion of information with the identification and eventual separation of its two basic, quite distinct meanings: knowledge and signals. It documents the progressive understanding that it is not only necessary to search, screen and understand signals, but also to assess and select them so as to distinguish between true, false and fake ones. The capability to process signals and transform them into actual information stems from the stock of competence and knowledge that individuals and organizations possess and mobilize. Together with an original introduction by the editor, this collection will be an indispensable research tool for economists and scholars alike. Learn More
    June 2018   Hardback Price: $ 475.00   Web: $ 427.50
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  12. Recent Developments in Economics and Religion

    Recent Developments in Economics and Religion

    Edited by Paul Oslington, Paul S. Williams, Mary Hirschfeld
    The interdisciplinary field of economics and religion has come a long way since 2003 when Edward Elgar published the pioneering volume Economics and Religion. The influence of religious ideas on the birth of economics as a discipline and its rise to cultural dominance is now widely recognized. The largely Protestant discussion has been enriched by Roman Catholic contributions stimulated by recent Papal Encyclicals. The economics of religion has now matured into a respectable subfield of economics and articles on religion regularly appear in top economics journals. Together with an original and insightful introduction to place them in context, this volume makes available the most important recent contributions to the field and will be an invaluable research resource for scholars and academics alike. Learn More
    May 2018   Hardback Price: $ 565.00   Web: $ 508.50
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  13. Biological Economics

    Biological Economics

    Edited by Andrew W. Lo, Zhang Ruixun
    This two-volume set brings together a unique collection of key publications at the intersection of biology and economics, two disciplines that share a common subject: Homo sapiens. Beginning with Thomas Malthus–whose dire predictions of mass starvation due to population growth influenced Charles Darwin–economists have routinely used biological arguments in their models and methods. This collection summarizes the most important of these developments, including articles in sociobiology, evolutionary psychology, behavioral ecology, behavioral economics and finance, neuroeconomics, and behavioral genomics. Together with an original introduction by the editors, this important research collection will appeal to economists, biologists, and practitioners looking to develop a deeper understanding of the limits of Homo Economicus. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 875.00   Web: $ 787.50
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  14. Globalisation and Democracy

    Globalisation and Democracy

    Edited by Jonathan Michie
    There could hardly be a more appropriate time in world history to be revisiting the issues of globalisation and democracy. After almost two centuries what might be regarded as globalisation in the current usage of the term, has fallen into disrepute. Voters have used the ballot box to reject both the concept of globalisation and the mainstream parties that promoted it. The UK voted to leave the EU, in the 2016 ‘Brexit’ referendum, and the US elected Donald Trump as President. This collection brings together the key writings on globalisation and democracy, exploring the progression of globalisation, as well as themes such as employment, international trade, technology and the environment, amongst other important issues. This collection provides both scholarly and lay readers an opportunity to analyse how globalisation has impacted the world we live in today. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 1,220.00   Web: $ 1,098.00
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  15. The Economic Theory of Incentives

    The Economic Theory of Incentives

    Edited by David Martimort
    This comprehensive two-volume research collection recaps major literary contributions to the economic theory of incentives. The carefully selected papers spanning forty years analyse and review collective decision problems in the context of asymmetric information, moral hazard and incomplete contracting. Together with an original introduction by the editor, this collection would be a valuable addition to the bookshelves of any serious scholar and student in the field. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 1,025.00   Web: $ 922.50
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  16. China and the Global Economy

    China and the Global Economy

    Edited by Shahid Yusuf
    China’s global economic footprint is large and growing. In recent years, China has contributed a third or more to the growth of the global economy, following its meteoric rise starting in the 1980s and gathering momentum in the 1990s. China has convincingly demonstrated the efficacy of investment and export-led growth as a model of development, and has achieved economic stardom using a mix of industrial, trade and exchange rate policies within the framework of a gradually reforming socialist market economy. The chapters in this volume, written by prominent China scholars and economists, as well as an original introduction by a world-leading expert, explore China’s economy. This collection will be an invaluable resource for China watchers and to researchers, students and policymakers interested in learning from East Asia’s development, understanding how China transformed its economy and wondering how China might come to grips with the challenges ahead. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 420.00   Web: $ 378.00
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  17. The Economics of Recession

    The Economics of Recession

    Edited by Arturo Estrella
    This timely two-volume set offers a broad selection of important readings from the existing literature addressing several fundamental questions about recessions. These include what a recession is, the causes and effects of recessions, how to identify and predict recessions, and how to manage the associated risks. An original introduction by the editor provides a general overview of the subject, detailed analysis of the readings, discussion of policy implications and acknowledgement of the areas where further research is required. This authoritative collection will be an invaluable source of reference for academics, scholars and practitioners alike. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 780.00   Web: $ 702.00
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  18. The Economics of Natural Disasters

    The Economics of Natural Disasters

    Edited by Mark Skidmore
    This timely new collection presents essential readings for those interested in the economics of natural disasters. It features influential articles on the macroeconomic and regional impacts of natural disasters, natural disaster vulnerability, resilience, recovery and adaptation. Topics covered include short-run and long-run economic impacts, poverty and vulnerability, emerging life-saving technologies, the role of government in fostering resilience and adaptation in response to disasters. Together with an original introduction by the editor, this volume will be an invaluable source of reference for researchers and policymakers alike. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 465.00   Web: $ 418.50
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  19. The Economics of Tax Avoidance and Evasion

    The Economics of Tax Avoidance and Evasion

    Edited by Dhammika Dharmapala
    Tax compliance issues enjoy an unprecedented degree of public attention today and are of great importance to governments and policymaking. This single volume provides an overview of some of the most significant contributions to the economic analysis of tax avoidance and evasion and also sheds light on broader questions of social organization, behaviour, and compliance with the law. With an original introduction by the editor, this insightful book provides researchers and students with a guide to the fundamental intellectual developments that have shaped the economic understanding of tax avoidance and evasion, along with a framework for placing these contributions in their intellectual context. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 540.00   Web: $ 486.00
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  20. Post-Keynesian Economics

    Post-Keynesian Economics

    Edited by Louis-Philippe Rochon, Sergio Rossi
    This three-volume collection offers a comprehensive overview and discussion of the seminal contributions by many prominent scholars in the heterodox tradition of post-Keynesian economic thought. The first volume presents various methodological issues, showing the contrast with orthodox thinking on fundamental grounds. The second volume focuses on credit, money and production, which are crucial to understanding the working of our economic systems. The final volume addresses several interrelated macroeconomic issues such as employment, distribution, growth, development, asset bubbles, and financial crises. Together with an original introduction by the editors, this anthology provides a unique opportunity to appraise and appreciate the depth and variety of post-Keynesian economics at both theoretical and policy-oriented level. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 1,375.00   Web: $ 1,237.50
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