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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explo...

Stephen J. Dubner

Levitt (economics, U. of Chicago) and writing collaborator Dubner (a writer for the New York Times and The New Yorker) dub the material in this work 'freakonomics' because Levitt uses analytical tools from economics to address a range...

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Published: Sep 2009

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Fo...

Dan Ariely

In the tradition of 'Freakonomics' and 'Blink,' a behavioral economist argues that human behavior is often anything but rational--that thoughts are not random, but instead are systematic and predictable.

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Published: May 2010

Specialization and Trade

Arnold S. Kling

Since the end of the second World War, economics professors and classroom textbooks have been telling us that the economy is one big machine that can be effectively regulated by economic experts and tuned by government agencies like t...

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Published: Jun 2016

The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Be...

Jacqueline Novogratz

The Blue Sweater is the inspiring story of a woman who left a career in international banking to spend her life on a quest to understand global poverty and find powerful new ways of tackling it. It all started back home in Virginia, w...

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Published: Feb 2010

Discover Your Inner Economist: Use In...

Tyler Cowen

Read Tyler Cowen's posts on the Penguin Blog./b In Discover Your Inner Economist one of America's most respected economists presents a quirky, incisive romp through everyday life that reveals how you can turn economic reasoning t...

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Published: Jun 2008

Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology ...

George A. Akerlof

The global financial crisis has made it painfully clear that powerful psychological forces are imperiling the wealth of nations today. From blind faith in ever-rising housing prices to plummeting confidence in capital markets, "a...

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Published: Feb 2010

Universal Economics

Armen Albert Alchian

Universal Economics is a new work that bears a strong resemblance to its two predecessors, University Economics (1964, 1967, 1972) and Exchange and Production (1969, 1977, 1983). Collaborating again, Professors Alchian and Allen have ...

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Published: Nov 2017

Behavioural Economics: A Very Short I...

Michelle Baddeley

Traditionally, economists have based their economic predictions on the assumption that humans are super-rational creatures, using the information we are given efficiently and generally making selfish decisions. Economists also assume ...

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Published: May 2017

Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction...

Christopher J. Berry

In 1776 Adam Smith (1723-90) wrote The Wealth of Nations , a book so foundational it has led to him being called the 'father of economics'. Today he is associated with the promotion of self-interest, a defence of greed and a criticism...

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Published: Jan 2019

Business Adventures: Twelve Classic T...

John Brooks

From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion twelve classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America What do the $350 million Ford Motor Com...

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Published: Aug 2014

Economics Through Everyday Life: From...

Anthony Clark

What Is Economics And Why Does It Matter?Could the United States experience another Great Depression? Is the Social Security program doomed for future generations? What, exactly, do economists do anyway? Economics is not only for acad...

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Published: Feb 2016

Microeconomics: A Very Short Introduc...

Avinash Dixit

Microeconomics - individuals' choices of where to live and work, how much to save, what to buy, and firms' decisions about location, hiring, firing, and investment - involves issues that concern us on a daily basis. But when people th...

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Published: May 2014

The Economics Book: Big Ideas Simply ...

DK

From Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, to Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes, to the top economic thought leaders of today, The Economics Book is the essential reference for students and anyone else with an interest in how economies work....

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Published: Feb 2018

MEADOWLARK ECONOMICS: Exploring Value...

James Eggert

MEADOWLARK ECONOMICS: Exploring Values for a Sustainable Future (Revised Edition) Alarmed by the gradual disappearance of the meadowlark from his local countryside, James Eggert began to examine both the economic and ecological factor...

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Published: Jul 2015

Microeconomics Made Simple: Basic Mic...

Austin Frakt

Find all of the following topics, explained in plain-English:IntroductionWhat is Economics? | Not a Perfect Model | Microeconomics vs. Macroeconomics1. Maximizing UtilityDecreasing Marginal Utility | Opportunity Cost...

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Published: Jun 2014

Success and Luck: Good Fortune and th...

Robert H. Frank

From New York Times bestselling author and economics columnist Robert Frank, a compelling book that explains why the rich underestimate the importance of luck in their success, why that hurts everyone, and what we can do about itHow i...

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Published: Sep 2017

Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Kn...

James K. Galbraith

Over the past thirty years, the issue of economic inequality has emerged from the backwaters of economics to claim center stage in the political discourse of America and beyond---a change prompted by a troubling fact: numerous measur...

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Published: Mar 2016

The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, S...

John Hagel III

In a radical break with the past, information now flows like water, and we must learn how to tap into its stream. Individuals and companies can no longer rely on the stocks of knowledge that they've carefully built up and stored away....

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Published: Dec 2012

Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Mode...

Tim Harford

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 by BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK, THE FINANCIAL TIMES, AND AMAZONA lively history seen through the fifty inventions that shaped it most profoundly, by the bestselling author of The Undercover Economist and Messy....

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Published: Aug 2018

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back...

Tim Harford

A provocative and lively exploration of the increasingly important world of macroeconomics, by the author of the bestselling The Undercover Economist. Thanks to the worldwide financial upheaval, economics is no longer a topic we can i...

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Published: Jan 2015

Zombie Capitalism: Global Crisis and ...

Chris Harman

We've been told for years that the capitalist free market is a self-correcting perpetual growth machine in which sellers always find buyers, precluding any major crisis in the system. Then the credit crunch of August 2007 turned into...

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Published: Nov 2010

Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Eco...

David Harvey

Karl Marx's Capital is one of the most important texts written in the modern era. Since 1867, when the first of its three volumes was published, it has had a profound effect on politics and economics in theory and practice throughout ...

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Published: Sep 2019

Seventeen Contradictions and the End ...

David Harvey

"What I am seeking here is a better understanding of the contradictions of capital, not of capitalism. I want to know how the economic engine of capitalism works the way it does, and why it might stutter and stall and sometimes a...

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Published: Apr 2015

The Gridlock Economy: How Too Much Ow...

Michael Heller

Twenty-five new runways would eliminate most air travel delays in America; fifty patent owners are blocking a major drug company from creating a cancer cure; 90 percent of our broadcast spectrum sits idle while American cell phone ser...

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Published: Feb 2010

Why Information Grows: The Evolution ...

Cesar Hidalgo

What is economic growth? And why, historically, has it occurred in only a few places? Previous efforts to answer these questions have focused on institutions, geography, finances, and psychology. But according to MIT's antidisciplinar...

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Published: Nov 2016

Conceptualizing Capitalism: Instituti...

Geoffrey M. Hodgson

A few centuries ago, capitalism set in motion an explosion of economic productivity. Markets and private property had existed for millennia, but what other key institutions fostered capitalism's relatively recent emergence? Until now,...

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Published: Oct 2016

The Essential Keynes

John Keynes

The essential writings of the 20th century's most influential economist, collected in one volume Today, John Maynard Keynes is best remembered for his pioneering development of macroeconomics, and for his advocacy of active fiscal an...

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Published: Jan 2016

The General Theory of Employment, Int...

John Maynard Keynes

John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) is perhaps the foremost economic thinker of the twentieth century. On economic theory, he ranks with Adam Smith and Karl Marx; and his impact on how economics was practiced, from the Great Depression to...

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Published: Mar 2017

Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise...

James Kwak

Here is a bracing deconstruction of the framework for understanding the world that is learned as gospel in Economics 101, regardless of its imaginary assumptions and misleading half-truths.Economism: an ideology that distorts the vali...

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Published: Mar 2018

The Armchair Economist: Revised & Upd...

Steven E. Landsburg

Revised and updated May 2012.In this revised and updated edition of Steven Landsburg's hugely popular book, he applies economic theory to today's most pressing concerns, answering a diverse range of daring questions, such as: Why are...

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Published: May 2012
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