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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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The Economy
by The Core Team ~ Paperback

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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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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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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Saving Capitalism
by Robert B Reich ~ Hardback
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From the author of Aftershock and The Work of Nations, his most important book to date a myth-shattering breakdown of how the economic system that helped make America so strong is now failing us, and what it will take to fix it. Perhaps no one is better acquainted with the intersection of economics...

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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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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 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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The Lexus and the Olive Tree
by Thomas L Friedman ~ Paperback

Half of this new, post-Cold War world is intent on building a better Lexus, on streamlining their societies and economies for the global marketplace, while the other half is locked in elemental struggles over who owns which olive tree, which strip of land. The key question, addressed in this book, i...

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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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Small Is Beautiful: Economics as If People Mattered
by E.F. Schumacher ~ Paperback

Small Is Beautiful is Oxford-trained economist E. F. Schumacher s classic call for the end of excessive consumption. Schumacher inspired such movements as Buy Locally and Fair Trade, while voicing strong opposition to casino capitalism and wasteful corporate behemoths. Named one of the Times Literar...

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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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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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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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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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The New Economic Populism
by William Franko ~ Hardback

Author BiographyWilliam Franko is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Auburn University. Christopher Witko is Associate Professor of Political Science at University of South Carolina.

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From the Factory to the Metropolis
by Antonio Negri ~ Paperback

This second volume of a new three-part series of Antonio Negri's work is focussed on the consequences of the rapid process of deindustrialisation that has occurred across the West in recent years.In this volume Negri investigates exactly what happens when the class subjects of industrial capitalism ...

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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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Economic Freedom and Interventionism: An Anthology of Articles and...
by Ludwig Von Mises ~ Paperback

This work serves as both a primer of the fundamental thought of Ludwig von Mises and an anthology of the writings of perhaps the best-known exponent of what is now known as the Austrian School of economics. This volume contains forty-seven articles edited by Mises scholar Bettina Bien Greaves. Among...

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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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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 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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Contraband Corridor
by Rebecca Berke Galemba ~ Hardback

The Mexico-Guatemala border has emerged as a geopolitical hotspot of illicit flows of both goods and people. Contraband Corridor seeks to understand the border from the perspective of its long-term inhabitants, including petty smugglers of corn, clothing, and coffee. Challenging assumptions regardin...

Pre-order - out 26 Dec 2017
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Financial Decisions and Markets
by John Y. Campbell ~ Hardback

From the field's leading authority, the most authoritative and comprehensive advanced-level textbook on asset pricing Financial Decisions and Markets is a graduate-level textbook that provides a broad overview of the field of asset pricing. John Campbell, one of the field's most respected authoriti...

Pre-order - out 31 Oct 2017
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Contraband Corridor
by Rebecca Berke Galemba ~ Paperback

The Mexico-Guatemala border has emerged as a geopolitical hotspot of illicit flows of both goods and people. Contraband Corridor seeks to understand the border from the perspective of its long-term inhabitants, including petty smugglers of corn, clothing, and coffee. Challenging assumptions regardin...

Pre-order - out 26 Dec 2017
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The Dilemma of Regional Policy
by Stilianos Alexiadis ~ Hardback

Applying the principles of Optimal Control Theory to the problem of regional allocation of investment can be a useful tool for demonstrating how the trade-off between regional equity and overall efficiency can be overcome. This book poses the following questions: are spatial inequalities harmful for...

Pre-order - out 9 Dec 2017
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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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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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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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Debunking Economics
by Steve Keen ~ Hardback

Debunking Economics exposes what many non-economists may have suspected and a minority of economists have long known: that economic theory is not only unpalatable, but also plain wrong. When the original Debunking was published back in 2001, the market economy seemed invincible, and conventional 'ne...

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