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Critical Concepts in Economics


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With a rich backlist of popular Economics titles on current areas of research, the Critical Concepts in Economics series spans a wide range of titles, with titles including China and Globalization, The Great Depression and Feminist Economics. Upcoming titles to look out for include Islamic Economics and Human Capital.

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The Russian Economy

The Russian Economy

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen Fortescue
March 23, 2017

As Russia aggressively tries to regain the status of a ‘Great Power’, whether it has the economic capacity to do so has become a matter of enormous topical importance, not just for those with a long-standing professional interest in the Russian economy, but also for a wider range of economists, ...

Maritime Economics

Maritime Economics

1st Edition

Edited By Wayne Talley
February 23, 2017

Given that commercial shipping has been undertaken for over five thousand years, it is perhaps unsurprising that Maritime Economics is a well-established and flourishing area of research and study. Now, a new four-volume collection from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Economics series answers the ...

The Economics of Nudge

The Economics of Nudge

1st Edition

Edited By Cass Sunstein, Lucia Reisch
October 17, 2016

Proponents of ‘nudge theory’ argue that, because of our human susceptibility to an array of biases, we often make subprime choices and decisions that make us poorer, less healthy, and more miserable than we might otherwise be. However, using behavioural economics—and insights from other ...

The Economics of Knowledge and..

The Economics of Knowledge and..

1st Edition

Edited By Cristiano Antonelli, Paul David
October 13, 2015

Fritz Machlup (1902–83), the Austrian-American economist, is recognized as one of the first scholars to examine knowledge as an economic resource and, for more than half a century, many other economists and management theorists have also argued that economic growth is—or soon will be—dependent on ...

The Great Depression

The Great Depression

1st Edition

Edited By Geoffrey E. Wood, Forrest Capie
December 18, 2010

The Great Depression had a devastating effect on much of the world’s developed economies. (For example, at its nadir, around one-quarter of the US workforce was unemployed. And, in Britain, exports virtually halved by 1933 as international trade collapsed.) The political and cultural consequences ...

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Economics

1st Edition

Edited By Gail L. Cramer
November 20, 2010

The application of the principles of economics to the production of crops and livestock—and to land usage more generally—is a well-established and flourishing area of research and study, and this new four-volume collection in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Economics, meets ...

Twentieth-Century Economic History

Twentieth-Century Economic History

1st Edition

Edited By Lars Magnusson
July 21, 2010

The study of economic phenomena over time is a well-established and flourishing area of research and study, and this new four-volume collection in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Economics, meets the need for an authoritative, up-to-date, and comprehensive reference work ...

Islamic Banking and Finance

Islamic Banking and Finance

1st Edition

Edited By Amer al-Roubaie, Shafiq Alvi
July 09, 2010

Islamic banking refers to a financial system which is consistent with principles of Islamic law (or ‘sharia’) and guided by Islamic economics. In particular, Islamic law prohibits ‘riba’ or usury, the collection and payment of interest. Additionally, Islamic law prohibits investing in businesses ...

Public Sector Economics

Public Sector Economics

1st Edition

Edited By Richard W. Tresch
November 09, 2009

How does government taxing and spending affect an economy, and how can we determine whether government policies promote a society’s economic objectives? What economic activities should governments undertake? Should they do less? How should an optimal tax system be designed? What information is ...

The Economics of Innovation

The Economics of Innovation

1st Edition

Edited By Antonelli Cristiano
March 24, 2008

The Economics of Innovation is a new title in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Economics. Edited by Cristiano Antonelli, a leading scholar in the field, it is a four-volume collection of canonical and the best cutting-edge research. Many would argue that the economics of ...

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