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Behavioral Economics: Past, Present, Future
by Colin F. Camerer, George Loewenstein - Caltech , 2002
Behavioral economics increases the explanatory power of economics by providing it with more realistic psychological foundations. 'Behavioral Economics: Past, Present, Future' consists of representative recent articles in behavioral economics.
The Theory of the Leisure Class
by Thorstein Veblen - eBooks@Adelaide , 2012
Classic of economic and social theory offers a satiric examination of the hollowness and falsity suggested by the term 'conspicuous consumption', exposing the emptiness of many cherished standards of taste, education, dress, and culture.
Farewell to the Self-Employed: Deconstructing a Socioeconomic and Legal Solipsism
by Marc Linder - Greenwood Press , 1992
This work offers a theoretical foundation for discussing the self-employed, their role over time, and the formulation of policy towards them. It is a comprehensive analysis of self-employment to integrate legal, sociological, and economic theory.
Economic Concepts: Ancient and Modern
by Rattan Lal Basu - Smashwords , 2013
This collection of articles gives a broad idea about economic concepts of Kautliya's Arthasastra (circa 300 B. C.), Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Classical and Neoclassical Economists, Mahatma Gandhi, John Maynard Keynes and post Keynesian Economists.
Principles of Economics
by Libby Rittenberg, Timothy Tregarthen - Flat World Knowledge , 2011
The authors teach economics as the study of 'choice' by providing students with an accessible, straightforward overview of economics. Rittenberg and Tregarthen help students to understand how real individuals actually work with economics.
Forecasting: Principles and Practice
by Rob J Hyndman, George Athanasopoulos - otexts.com , 2012
This textbook provides an introduction to forecasting methods and presents enough information about each method for readers to use them sensibly. We don't attempt to give a thorough discussion of the theoretical details behind each method.
Studies in Process Analysis: Economy-Wide Production Capabilities
by A.S. Manne, H. Markowitz - John Wiley & Sons , 1963
The studies in this monograph analyze the production capabilities of industries and of the industrial complexes. Models of technology are employed to answer questions concerning the product mixes achievable with various combinations of resources.
The Wisdom of Henry Hazlitt
by Hans F. Sennholz - Foundation for Economic Education , 1993
This collection of essays introduces the reader to the economic thought of Henry Hazlitt. The Wisdom of Henry Hazlitt contains essays discussing Hazlitt's life, philosophy, career, and unwavering defense of the free market.
Income, Employment and the Price Level
by Jacob Marschak - A. M. Kelley , 1951
In his lecture, Professor Marschak has set himself the task of incorporating the new developments in monetary theory and presenting them in a logical, precise and rigorous manner. He reveals the precise nature of the new analytical equipment.
Price Flexibility and Employment
by Oskar Lange - Principia Press , 1944
Contents: Introduction; Partial-Equilibrium Theory; General-Equilibrium Theory; Analysis of the Monetary Effect; Price Expectations; Uncertainty; Imperfect Competition; International Trade; Changes in the Propensity to Consume; etc.
The Secret Sins of Economics
by Deirdre McCloskey - Prickly Paradigm Press , 2002
In this pamphlet, McCloskey reveals what she sees as the secret sins of economics (there are two) that no one will discuss. In her view, these sins cripple economics as a scientific enterprise. She writes with passion and an unusually wide scope.
Capital as Power: A Study of Order and Creorder
by Jonathan Nitzan, Shimshon Bichler - Routledge , 2009
The authors address the old theoretical conundrum in political economy -- the theory of capital -- with a view to supplying a more satisfactory answer to the question 'what is capital?' The work fits into the tradition of radical political economy.
Discovering Artificial Economics
by David Batten - Westview Press , 2000
This is an informal and revealing introduction to the ideas of modern systems theory and self-organization as they apply to problems in the economic realm. David Batten interleaves anecdotes and stories with technical discussions.
Economics in One Lesson
by Henry Hazlitt - Pocket Books , 1952
This book is an analysis of economic fallacies that are so prevalent that they have almost become a new orthodoxy. Their own self-contradictions have have scattered those who accept the same premises into a hundred different 'schools'.
Historical Economics: Art or Science?
by Charles P. Kindleberger - University of California Press , 1990
The essays cover a range of historical periods and also include European history and explorations of long-run changes in the American economy. Economists and historians will consult this powerful argument for the importance of historical economics.
History of Economic Thought
by R. Larry Reynolds , 2007
This text introduces the reader to an overview of ideas about how the economy is related to society and the individuals. It is not a comprehensive history of economic thought, rather, it introduces ideas and encourages further exploration.
The Pure Theory of Capital
by Friedrich A. Hayek - Ludwig von Mises Institute , 2009
The greatest failing of non-Austrians theories of macroeconomics is that they lack a robust theory of capital. F.A. Hayek sought to fill out the theory of the business cycle with an impenetrable one, and the result was this remarkable 1941 treatise.
Profit and Loss
by Ludwig Von Mises - Von Mises Institute , 2008
In this outstanding paper the author explains how cost accounting is the critical institution that ferrets out social waste, ensures that resources are directed to their most highly valued ends, and how entrepreneurs respond to price signals.
Making Economic Sense
by Murray N. Rothbard - Ludwig Von Mises Institute , 2006
The goal of this hefty tome by this master economist is to communicate with the public about economic theory and policy, in the form of articles. No economist has ever written so clearly about subjects usually wrapped in mystery.
Efficiency and Externalities in an Open-Ended Universe
by Roy Cordato - Ludwig von Mises Institute , 2007
This important book is a thorough and extensive study, in which Cordato shows that there is no standard by which we can judge efficiency apart from the market standard, and no way to adjudicate property rights apart from exchange relationships.
The Economics and Ethics of Private Property
by Hans-Hermann Hoppe - Ludwig von Mises Institute , 2006
'Do not steal' is the first principle of sound economic systems. The topics covered by Hoppe are wide ranging: employment, interest, money, banking, trade cycles, taxes, public goods, war, imperialism, and the rise and fall of civilizations.
Capital and Production
by Richard von Strigl - Mises Institute , 2000
Strigl's important work is translated to English. The book links Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk's production theory and Mises's business cycle theory, and gives a pathbreaking account of the role of consumers' goods within the structure of production.
The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality
by Ludwig Von Mises - Libertarian Press , 1994
The author searches for the roots of the common anti-capitalist bias. What makes so many people unhappy in the private property order? In such a system, the failures need a scapegoat. People whose ambitions have not been satisfied blame the system.
Bagels, Barry Bonds, and Rotten Politicians
by Burton S. Blumert - Ludwig von Mises Institute , 2008
Burton Blumert is an entrepreneur who knows not only all that there is to know about precious metals but also about politics and economics. He offers his wide-ranging insights in this funny, charming, and also learned collection of essays.
Mathematical Methods for Economic Theory: a tutorial
by Martin J. Osborne , 2007
This tutorial covers the basic mathematical tools used in economic theory. The main topics are multivariate calculus, concavity and convexity, optimization theory, differential and difference equations. Knowledge of elementary calculus is assumed.
Capital and Its Structure
by Ludwig Lachmann - Ludwig von Mises Institute , 2007
A robust theory of capital that incorporates an Austrian understanding of the business cycle and the market process. This book remains a seminal study written while the author was at the height of his intellectual powers.
Differential Information Economies
by Dionysius Glycopantis, Nicholas C. Yannelis - Springer , 2004
This text contains original contributions on noncooperative and cooperative equilibrium notions in economies with differential information. Issues of stability, learning and continuity of alternative equilibria are also examined.
The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science
by Ludwig von Mises - Liberty Fund Inc. , 2006
Mises argues that economics is a science because human action is a natural order of life and that it is the actions of humans that determine markets and capital decisions. This book brings together all of the themes from Mises's previous work.
Pillars of Prosperity: Free Markets, Honest Money, Private Property
by Ron Paul - Mises Institute , 2008
This economic manifesto by Ron Paul collects his greatest speeches and debates. He provided a coherent explanation of everything the government has done wrong in this area. He also provides a way out: free market, honest money, and private property.
New Rules for the New Economy
by Kevin Kelly - Penguin , 1999
In this book Kelly tries to encapsulate the characteristics of the new economic order by laying out 10 rules for how the wired world operates. The result is a thought-provoking look at the behavior of networks and their effect on our economic lives.
Modeling Bounded Rationality
by Ariel Rubinstein - The MIT Press , 1997
The author considers the modeling of choice, the modeling of procedural rationality, knowledge, memory, the choice of what to know, and group decisions. The second part discusses the fundamental difficulties of modeling bounded rationality in games.
Economics and Language
by Ariel Rubinstein - Cambridge University Press , 2000
Five essays investigating both the economics of language and the language of economics. The author touches on the structure of binary relations in daily language, the evolutionary development of the meaning of words, and more.
Lecture Notes for Economics
by Benjamin Hermalin , 2005
These are the lecture notes on pricing, mechanism design, and agency at the Ph.D. level. This text is intended to supplement the lectures and other materials for the first half of Economics 201b at the University of California, Berkeley.
Bargaining and Markets
by Martin J. Osborne, Ariel Rubinstein - Academic Press , 2005
Bargaining and markets presents the modern theory of bargaining and describes several applications of the theory to the study of markets. It uses a small number of models to illustrate the key points and offers detailed proofs of all results.
Cook-Book Of Mathematics
by Viatcheslav Vinogradov - CERGE-EI , 1999
Simple recipes for solving problems students might face in their studies of economics. The main goal was to refresh students' knowledge of mathematics rather than teach them math from scratch, BA level mathematics is required.