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The Wealth of Nations
by Adam Smith ~ Paperback

With this landmark treatise on political economy, Adam Smith paved the way for modern capitalism, arguing that a truly free market was the engine of a fair and productive society. Books I-III of "The Wealth of Nations" examine the "division of labour" as the key to economic growth, by ensuring the i...

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Utopia for Realists

Author BiographyRutger Bregman is a journalist at The Correspondent, and one of Europe's most prominent young thinkers. He has published four books on history, philosophy, and economics. His History of Progress was awarded the Belgian Liberales prize for best nonfiction book of 2013, and Bregman has...

Pre-order - out 27 Mar 2018
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century
by Thomas Piketty ~ Hardback
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What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for la...

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Wealth of Nations
by Adam Smith ~ Paperback

Adam Smith (1723-1790) was one of the brightest stars of the eighteenth-century Scottish Enlightenment. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations was his most important book. First published in London in March 1776, it had been eagerly anticipated by Smith's contemporaries and b...

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Small Is Beautiful
by E.F. Schumacher ~ Paperback

"Nothing less than a full-scale assault on conventional economic wisdom." --Newsweek One the 100 most influential books published since World War II --The Times Literary Supplement Hailed as an "eco-bible" by Time magazine, E.F. Schumacher's riveting, richly researched statement on sustainability ha...

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Milton Friedman
by Lanny Ebenstein ~ Paperback

Born the son of immigrant parents, Milton Friedman went on to become a major figure during the resurgence of American conservatism. As an advisor to the Reagan administration and a widely read columnist, he played a vital role in shaping government policy and public opinion while he made headlines f...

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After Piketty
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Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century is the most widely discussed work of economics in recent history, selling millions of copies in dozens of languages. But are its analyses of inequality and economic growth on target? Where should researchers go from here in exploring the ideas Pik...

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The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World
by Tim Harford ~ Paperback
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If humans are so clever, why do we smoke and gamble, or take drugs, or fall in love? Is this really rational behaviour? And how come your idiot boss is so overpaid? In fact, the behaviour of even the unlikeliest of individuals - prostitutes, drug addicts, racists and revolutionaries - complies with ...

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Kicking Away the Ladder: Policies and Institutions for Economic...
by Ha-Joon Chang ~ Paperback

How did the rich countries really become rich? In this provocative new study, Ha-Joon Chang examines the great pressure on developing countries from the developed world to adopt certain "good policies" and "good institutions," seen today as necessary for economic development. Ado...

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Small is Beautiful: Study of Economics as If People Mattered
by E.F. Schumacher ~ Paperback

First published in 1973, this controversial study looks at the economic structure of the western world in a revolutionary way. Schumacher maintains that man's current pursuit of profit and progress, which promotes giant organizations and increased specialization, has in fact resulted in gross econom...

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Planned Chaos
by Ludwig Von Mises ~ Paperback

This new edition (completely reset) of Planned Chaos features a new introduction by Chris Westley of Jacksonville State University. The introduction brings this classic up to date - not that it has ever fallen out of date or ever will. The title comes from Mises's description of the reality of centr...

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Get off the Grass
by Shaun Hendy ~ Paperback

New Zealanders work harder and earn less than most other people in the developed world. Get Off the Grass is about how we can change that. In a brilliant intellectual adventure that takes us from David Ricardo and Adam Smith to economic geography and the science of complex networks, Shaun Hendy and ...

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Capitalism
by Ayn Rand ~ Paperback

The foundations of capitalism are being battered by a flood of altruism, which is the cause of the modern world's collapse. This is the view of Ayn Rand, a view so radically opposed to prevailing attitudes that it constitutes a major philosophic revolution. In this series of essays, she presents her...

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Capital: v. 3: Critique of Political Economy
by Karl Marx ~ Paperback

It is in this third volume that Marx sets out his central thesis that "the basic laws of motion of the capitalist mode of production lead to explosive crises and its ultimate collapse". Here we find not only a sustained economic and social description of capitalism as a system and the bourgeoisie as...

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The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money
by John Maynard Keynes ~ Paperback

 In 1936 Keynes published the most provocative book written by any economist of his generation. Arguments about the book continued until his death in 1946 and still continue today. This new edition, published 70 years after the original, features a new introduction by Paul Krugman which discuss...

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Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?
by Katrine Marcal ~ Paperback

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest When Adam Smith wrote that all our actions stem from self-interest and the world turns because of financial gain he brought to life 'economic man'. Sel...

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The Great Divide
by Joseph Stiglitz ~ Paperback

Why has inequality increased in the Western world - and what can we do about it? In The Great Divide, Joseph E. Stiglitz expands on the diagnosis he offered in his best-selling book The Price of Inequality and suggests ways to counter this growing problem. With his characteristic blend of clarity an...

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Universal Man
by Richard Davenport-Hines ~ Hardback

In Universal Man, noted biographer and historian Richard Davenport-Hines revives our understanding of John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), the twentieth century's most charismatic and revolutionary economist. Keynes helped FDR launch the New Deal, saved Britain from financial crisis twice over the cours...

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Friedrich Hayek
by Lanny Ebenstein ~ Hardback

Friedrich August von Hayek, a reserved Austrian economist, died in 1992. Though largely unrecognized during his lifetime, he is today regarded as a visionary. In 1944, in the wake of the great Depression and with the political left on the ascendant, Hayek published his seminal work, "The Road to Ser...

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A Companion to Marx's Capital
by David Harvey ~ Paperback

This major new textbook from the premier Marxist political thinker guides us through the classic text of political economy. For nearly forty years, David Harvey has taught and lectured on Marx's "Capital". In this book he draws on his rich knowledge of the text to create a step-by-step guide to the ...

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Saving Capitalism
by Robert B Reich ~ Hardback
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Author BiographyROBERT B. REICHis Chancellor s Professor of Public Policy at the Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and senior fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He has served in three national administrations and has written...

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The Shock Doctrine
by Naomi Klein ~ Paperback

The bestselling author of No Logo shows how the global “free market” has exploited crises and shock for three decades, from Chile to Iraq. In her groundbreaking reporting over the past few years, Naomi Klein introduced the term "disaster capitalism." Whether covering Baghdad a...

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Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?
by Robert Kuttner ~ Hardback

In the years surrounding the Second World War, a serendipitous confluence of events created a healthy balance between the market and the polity-between the engine of capitalism and the egalitarian ideals of democracy. Yet, from the 1970s on, a power shift occurred in which financial regulations were...

Pre-order - out 10 Apr 2018
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Economism
by James Kwak ~

Author BiographyJAMES KWAK is a professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law and the co-author, with Simon Johnson, of 13 Bankers and White House Burning. He has a Ph.D. in intellectual history from UC Berkeley and a J.D. from the Yale Law School. Before going to law school, he worked in...

Pre-order - out 20 Mar 2018
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Four Horsemen: The Survival Manual
by Mark Braund ~ Paperback

A deeper look at the issues raised by the acclaimed Four Horsemen film. As the global economy veers from crisis to catastrophe, people have finally had enough. Billions are denied effective access to an economy that has been hijacked by vested interests. The people who caused the financial crisis su...

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The Genius Of The Beast
by Howard Bloom ~ Paperback

Is global capitalism on its last legs? Has the West begun a decline into a new Dark Age? Does Western civilization even deserve to survive as it is now? These are just some of the unnerving questions raised by the Great Crash of 2009. In "Genius of the Beast", visionary thinker Howard Bloom takes re...

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Born on Third Base
by Chuck Collins ~ Paperback

As inequality grabs headlines, steals the show in presidential debates, and drives deep divides between the haves and have nots in America, class war brews. On one side, the wealthy wield power and advantage, wittingly or not, to keep the system operating in their favor--all while retreating into en...

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Utopia for Realists
by Rutger Bregman ~ Hardback

Author BiographyRutger Bregman is a journalist at The Correspondent, and one of Europe's most prominent young thinkers. He has published four books on history, philosophy, and economics. His History of Progress was awarded the Belgian Liberales prize for best nonfiction book of 2013, and Bregman has...

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The Economy
by The Core Team ~ Paperback
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The only introductory economics text to equip students to address today's pressing problems by mastering the conceptual and quantitative tools of contemporary economics. OUP has partnered with the international collaborative project of CORE researchers and teachers to bring students a book and learn...

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The Penguin History of Economics
by Roger E. Backhouse ~ Paperback

Nobody can ignore economics. There are never enough resources to go round, so human beings have always wrestled with the crucial issues of money, markets, bargaining, prices and production. In this new and authoritative history, Roger Backhouse takes the story of economics from the Greeks to the daw...

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The Enigma of Capital
by David Harvey ~ Paperback

Author BiographyDavid Harvey is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is among the top twenty most cited authors in the humanities and is the world's most cited academic geographer. His books include The Limits to Capital, Social Justic...

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Trade Theory in Computable General Equilibrium Models

This book is for people who want to understand modern trade theory, particularly the Melitz model. It lays out Melitz theory from first principles and relates it to earlier theories of Armington and Krugman. For trade theory specialists, the book produces some significant conclusions. It identifies ...

Pre-order - out 2 Apr 2018
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The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education
by W.Edwards Deming ~ Paperback

In this book W. Edwards Deming details the system of transformation that underlies the 14 Points for Management presented in Out of the Crisis. "... competition, we see now, is destructive. It would be better if everyone would work together as a system, with the aim for everybody to win. What we ne...

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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
by Adam Smith ~ Paperback

This edition contains generous selections from all five volumes of The Wealth of Nations, and places Smith's inquiry into its historical, intellectual, and cultural context. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the...

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Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis
by Ludwig Von Mises ~ Paperback

This is a newly annotated edition of the classic first published in German in 1922. It is the definitive refutation of nearly every type of socialism ever devised. Mises presents a wide-ranging analysis of society, comparing the results of socialist planning with those of free-market capitalism in a...

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Capital
by Karl Marx ~ Paperback
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Few writers have had a more demonstrable impact on the development of the modern world than has Karl Marx (1818-1883). Born in Trier into a middle-class Jewish family in 1818, by the time of his death in London in 1883, Marx claimed a growing international reputation. Of central importance then and ...

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The Theory of the Leisure Class
by Thorstein Veblen ~ Paperback

The Theory of the Leisure Class is one of the great works of economics as well as the first detailed critique of consumerism. Veblen argues that economic life is driven not by notions of utility, but by social vestiges from pre-historic times. Drawing examples from his time (turn-of-the-century Amer...

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Keynes and the Market
by Justyn Walsh ~ Hardback

John Maynard Keynes was the world-changing English economist whose theories dragged the Western world from the doldrums of the Great Depression. A many-sided figure - in addition to his contributions to economics he was a best-selling author, a Baron in the House of Lords, and a key member of Virgin...

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The Retreat of Western Liberalism
by Edward Luce ~ Paperback

In his widely acclaimed book Time to Start Thinking, Financial Times columnist and commentator Edward Luce charted the course of American economic and geopolitical decline, proving to be a prescient voice on our current social and political turmoil.In The Collapse of Western Liberalism, Luce makes a...

Pre-order - out 3 May 2018
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ISE ECONOMICS: THEORY AND GRAPHS
by Robert C. Guell ~ Paperback

Author BiographyDr. Robert C. Guell (pronounced "Gill") is a professor of economics at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. He earned a B.A in statistics and economics in 1986 and an M.S. in economics one year later from the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 1991, he earned a Ph.D. fr...

Pre-order - out 16 Feb 2019
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