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Wealth & Poverty of Nations
Wealth & Poverty of Nations
by David S Landes
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An engrossing and in-depth study of the distribution of wealth across the globe. Historian David Landes explores the complex and often startling causes of the wealth and poverty of nations, finding them both within the larger social forces, such as... (read more)

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The Gold Standard at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Rising Powers, Global Money, and the Age of Empire (Columbia Studies in International and Global History)
The Gold Standard at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Rising Powers, Global Money, and the Age of Empire (Columbia Studies in International and Global History)
by Steven Bryan
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By the end of the nineteenth century, the world was ready to adopt the gold standard out of concerns of national power, prestige, and anti-English competition. Yet although the gold standard allowed countries to enact a virtual single world currency, the... (read more)

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Identity Economics: How Our Identities Shape Our Work, Wages, and Well-Being
Identity Economics: How Our Identities Shape Our Work, Wages, and Well-Being
by George A Akerlof
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"In the regular economic discourse of markets and taxes, we often forget about the forces that truly make a large difference in our lives. In Identity Economics we sit on an economic porch with Rachel Kranton and George Akerlof, observing what we care... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #86: Globalization
Very Short Introductions #86: Globalization
by Manfred B Steger
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"Globalization" has become the buzz-word of our time. A growing number of scholars and political activists have invoked the term to describe a variety of changing economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are alleged to... (read more)

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The Economics of Saving and Growth: Theory, Evidence, and Implications for Policy
The Economics of Saving and Growth: Theory, Evidence, and Implications for Policy
by Klau Schmidt Hebbel
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A fresh look at major research and policy issues surrounding saving across the world.... (read more)

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Macroeconomics Demystified (Demystified)
Macroeconomics Demystified (Demystified)
by August Swanenberg
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"Macroeconomics Demystified provides a clear yet detailed introduction to important macroeconomic principles. From fundamental ideas such as opportunity costs and trade-offs to more advanced areas such as aggregate supply and demand, it explains college... (read more)

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The Stationary Economy
The Stationary Economy
by Je Meade
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J. E. Meade is among the most distinguished of contemporary economists, noted for his contributions to economic theory and policy. This volume presents a series of models of economic systems, each built on greatly simplified assumptions about human... (read more)

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What's Next?: Unconventional Wisdom on the Future of the World Economy
What's Next?: Unconventional Wisdom on the Future of the World Economy
by David Hale
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The world spins in economic turmoil, and who can tell what will happen next? Cold numbers and simple statistical projections don't take into account social, financial, or political factors that can dramatically alter the economic course of a nation or a... (read more)

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Government Versus Markets: A Contemporary and Historical Perspective
Government Versus Markets: A Contemporary and Historical Perspective
by Vito Tanzi
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Vito Tanzi offers a truly comprehensive treatment available of the economic role of the state in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from a historical and world perspective. The book addresses the fundamental question of what governments should do... (read more)

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America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy
America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy
by James Gustave Speth
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In this third volume of his award-winning American Crisis series, James Gustave Speth makes his boldest and most ambitious contribution yet. He looks unsparingly at the sea of troubles in which the United States now finds itself, charts a course through... (read more)

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The Evolution of Economic Thought
The Evolution of Economic Thought
by Stanley Brue
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The Seventh Edition of THE EVOLUTION OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT presents the history of economics and the philosophies that drive the economic way of thinking. It stresses the importance of understanding contemporary economics, by grasping new ideas, evidence... (read more)

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Identity Economics: How Our Identities Shape Our Work, Wages, and Well-Being
Identity Economics: How Our Identities Shape Our Work, Wages, and Well-Being
by George A Akerlof
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Identity Economics provides an important and compelling new way to understand human behavior, revealing how our identities--and not just economic incentives--influence our decisions. In 1995, economist Rachel Kranton wrote future Nobel Prize-winner... (read more)

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Banking on Small Business: Microfinance in Contemporary Russia
Banking on Small Business: Microfinance in Contemporary Russia
by Gail Buyske
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It is the mid-1990s. You are running a vegetable stall in the local marketplace. You must carry your stock on your back because you cannot afford a car. You cannot get a business loan for such a small amount, and literally no one has credit cards. You... (read more)

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Reforming U.S. Financial Markets: Reflections Before and Beyond Dodd-Frank
Reforming U.S. Financial Markets: Reflections Before and Beyond Dodd-Frank
by Randall S Kroszner
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Over the last few years, the financial sector has experienced its worst crisis since the 1930s. The collapse of major firms, the decline in asset values, the interruption of credit flows, the loss of confidence in firms and credit market instruments, the... (read more)

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Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity
Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity
by William J Baumol
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In this important book, three prominent economists propose that there are different varieties of capitalism in the world today--some good for economic growth, others decidedly bad. Writing in an accessible style, William J. Baumol, Robert E. Litan, and... (read more)

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Capitalism 4.0: The Birth of a New Economy. Anatole Kaletsky
Capitalism 4.0: The Birth of a New Economy. Anatole Kaletsky
by Anatole Kaletsky
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In this controversial book, Anatole Kaletsky puts the upheavals of 2007-2009 in historical and ideological perspective. He shows how the forces that precipitated the financial meltdown are now creating a new and stronger version of the global capitalist... (read more)

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The Unsustainable Costs of Partial Deregulation
The Unsustainable Costs of Partial Deregulation
by Paul W Macavoy
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Three decades ago, federal policymakers—Republicans and Democrats—embarked on a general strategy of deregulation. In the electricity, gas delivery, and telecommunications industries, the strategy called for restructuring to separate production... (read more)

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Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. -- How the Working Poor Became Big Business
Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. -- How the Working Poor Became Big Business
by Gary Rivlin
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For most people, the Great Crash of 2008 has meant troubling times. Not so for those in the flourishing poverty industry, for whom the economic woes spell an opportunity to expand and grow. These mercenary entrepreneurs have taken advantage of an era of... (read more)

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Economics for the Rest of Us: Debunking the Science that Makes Life Dismal
Economics for the Rest of Us: Debunking the Science that Makes Life Dismal
by Moshe Adler
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In this brilliant eye opener, Moshe Adler shows how more than a century ago the man-made concepts of economics were transformed from egalitarian concern with the welfare of everyone into analytical tools biased in favor of the rich. With clarity, and in... (read more)

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The Unfair Trade: How Our Broken Global Financial System Destroys the Middle Class
The Unfair Trade: How Our Broken Global Financial System Destroys the Middle Class
by Michael Casey
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A wake-up call for middle class Americans who feel trapped in a post-crisis economic slump, The Unfair Trade is a riveting exposé of the vast global financial system whose flaws are the source of our economic malaise. Our livelihoods are now, more... (read more)

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