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: 361
  1. Choice and Economic Welfare

    Choice and Economic Welfare

    Edited by Viktor J. Vanberg
    This important collection brings together the most prominent literature in the field of choice and economic welfare. The volume incorporates material exploring how economics as a scientific enterprise may inform political decision-making. A premise explored paradigmatically through different interpretations including utility-individualism in the context of welfare economics, preference-individualism in social choice theory, and choice-individualism in constitutional economics. The volume includes an array of the subjects founding literature as well as contemporary pieces, which have sparked further discussion in the field. Brought together by an original introduction by the editor, this one-volume collection promises to be a valuable tool for researchers and scholars, as well as a fascinating read to those gravitating towards this fascinating topic. Learn More
    June 2019   Hardback Price: $ 520.00   Web: $ 468.00
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  2. Recent Developments in the Economics of Structural Change

    Recent Developments in the Economics of Structural Change

    Edited by Kei-Mu Yi, Micheal Sposi, Jing Zhang
    This informative one-volume collection brings together the most prominent papers within the economics of structural change and growth. This collection focuses on research that investigates the causes and consequences of structural change with either theoretical or calibrated models, mindfully including some of the most celebrated literature over the last two decades. The volume covers the impact structural change has on an array of economic factors including convergence, per capita income and spatial development. Prefaced by an original introduction from the editors, this collection would be well suited to scholars and macro-development economists wishing to extend their knowledge of this compelling topic. Learn More
    July 2019   Hardback Price: $ 540.00   Web: $ 486.00
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  3. Global Value Chains

    Global Value Chains

    John Humphrey
    This insightful volume gathers some of the most influential papers in the economics field of global value chains. The compilation of research featured focuses on globalization, fragmentation and coordination of production across geographical as well as enterprise boundaries. It pays particularly close attention to how businesses in developing countries are incorporated into global production and distribution networks. The collection includes many of the texts that framed the global value chain approach together with in-depth case-studies of particular sectors and policy-oriented research concerned with reducing poverty and accelerating growth in poorer countries. Prefaced by an original introduction from the editor, this book would be of great interest to students and researchers working in the fields of globalisation, geography and international business. Learn More
    July 2019   Hardback Price: $ 540.00   Web: $ 486.00
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  4. Regional Economic Advantage

    Regional Economic Advantage

    Edited by Bjørn T. Asheim, Arne Isaksen, Michaela Trippl
    This comprehensive volume presents key contributions to the topic of regional economic advantage. The gathered literature helps the reader to understand how regions build advantage for industrial development through the use of endogenous and exogenous resources, how regional industrial development can be supported by place-based policy, and how the form and mechanisms of regional advantage change over time in a path dependent manner. Articles within each section are presented in chronological order, from research on industrial districts and new industrial spaces to regional clusters and innovation systems, along with more recent discussion of global development impulses and evolutionary perspectives on regional development. Together with an introductory chapter by the editors, this important collection is an essential resource for those studying, researching or practicing in this area. Learn More
    July 2019   Hardback Price: $ 580.00   Web: $ 522.00
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  5. Sustainability Economics

    Sustainability Economics

    Edited by Giles Atkinson, Sam Fankhauser
    The unprecedented advances in economic development witnessed over the past decades cannot continue if economic progress comes at the expense of the natural environment. The Sustainable Development Goals, agreed globally in 2015, define a vision of human development where economic, social and environmental domains interact to shape the prospects for future prosperity. This timely collection highlights the contribution of economics to the study of sustainable development. It brings together in one volume some of the most influential articles on the topic by economists over the past fifty years. Environmental sustainability, an inherently interdisciplinary topic, is analysed from the perspectives of applied microeconomics, environmental and resource economics, ecological economics, development economics and public economics. Together with an original introduction by the editors, this volume is indispensable for anyone interested or working in the field. Learn More
    July 2019   Hardback Price: $ 545.00   Web: $ 490.50
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  6. The Economics of Transfer Pricing

    The Economics of Transfer Pricing

    Edited by Lorraine Eden
    This authoritative single-volume collection offers the most influential papers relating to the economics of transfer pricing. The literature notably covers the topic in light of divisionalization, government regulations, bargaining models, market distortions and product characteristics as well as touching on the important subjects of empirical estimates of transfer price manipulation and transfer mispricing estimates. Accompanied by an original introduction by Lorraine Eden, one of the founders and a leading contributor to the field, this volume promises to be useful reading for doctoral students, faculty members and policy makers who wish to extend their knowledge on the economics of transfer pricing. Learn More
    May 2019   Hardback Price: $ 575.00   Web: $ 517.50
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  7. Teaching College Economics

    Teaching College Economics

    Edited by Paul W. Grimes
    This authoritative volume presents a collection of classic and contemporary research articles examining the common ground that all academic economists share: the college classroom. This compilation includes readings covering all aspects of modern economic education research – from building theoretical models of student learning, to evaluating the long-run impact of economic knowledge on individual behavior. The articles are organized to serve as a comprehensive guide for researchers who are interested in conducting classroom research. Specific attention is given to the growing literature that evaluates the effectiveness of modern technology and alternative pedagogies on student learning of economics.  With an original introduction by the editor, this volume brings together – for the first time in one place – an essential collection of economic education research by the leading authors in the field. Learn More
    June 2019   Hardback Price: $ 600.00   Web: $ 540.00
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  8. Dumping and Antidumping Trade Protection

    Dumping and Antidumping Trade Protection

    Edited by Bruce A. Blonigen, Thomas J. Prusa
    Antidumping trade protection is one of the most frequent and ubiquitous trade policies in the global economy. This volume brings together the key reference pieces in the antidumping literature that have critically defined and shaped what we know about this important and unique form of trade protection. An introductory chapter by the editors, both scholars in this area, critically analyzes the literature and discusses its future directions. This is an important reference volume not only for new and established scholars in international economics, but also policymakers and legal intellectuals. Learn More
    March 2019   Hardback Price: $ 500.00   Web: $ 450.00
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  9. The Economics of Fairness

    The Economics of Fairness

    Edited by Alexander W. Cappelen, Bertil Tungodden
    A growing literature in economics has studied how fairness considerations shape human behavior. This research collection comprises forty key theoretical and empirical contributions spanning the last four decades, along with influential related work in normative economics. These papers show that the fairness motive is essential for understanding human behavior in a wide range of settings, such as markets, bargaining, and redistributive situations. They document large heterogeneity in what people view as fair and the importance people attach to fairness, displaying how a concern for fairness develops in childhood and manifests itself in the brain. Together with an original introduction by the editors, this volume will be a valuable research tool for those interested in the fascinating field of the economics of fairness. Learn More
    March 2019   Hardback Price: $ 520.00   Web: $ 468.00
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  10. Debt and Economic Performance

    Debt and Economic Performance

    Edited by Cristina D. Checherita-Westphal
    This compelling volume touches on the contemporary debates in macroeconomics that have consequentially emerged as a result of government debt. Should governments tolerate high public debt or become more indebted given the now prevailing low interest rates? Or is high public debt bad for private sector confidence and growth, by feeding uncertainty, expectation of future tax hikes and an imminent collapse in the wake of the next crisis? This volume presents a collection of articles reflecting on these complex and intriguing topics. Prefaced by an original introduction from the editor, this collection will be useful for policy makers and academics alike, while being particularly suited for those wishing to explore this exciting research area further. Learn More
    March 2019   Hardback Price: $ 450.00   Web: $ 405.00
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  11. Measuring Poverty

    Measuring Poverty

    Edited by Stephan Klasen
    This impressive collection brings together the most important contributions by some of the leading scholars in the field of poverty measurement. It includes critical papers on what constitutes poverty and associated poverty measures, as well as conceptual and empirical approaches to set poverty lines for both national and international settings. The volume also discusses national and international income poverty measures, multidimensional poverty indices, and ways to capture poverty dynamics. With an original introduction by the editor, this collection will be an essential resource for scholars and students of development economics and social policy. Learn More
    December 2018   Hardback Price: $ 480.00   Web: $ 432.00
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 475.00   Web: $ 427.50
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  16. 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
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 875.00   Web: $ 787.50
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  17. 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
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 425.00   Web: $ 382.50
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  18. 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
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 535.00   Web: $ 481.50
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  19. 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
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 525.00   Web: $ 472.50
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  20. 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
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 475.00   Web: $ 427.50
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