Economics in the Real World

  • Neuroliberalism

    Behavioural Government in the Twenty First Century

    By Mark Whitehead, Rachel Howell, Rhys Jones, Rachel Lilley, Jessica Pykett

    Many governments in the developed world can now best be described as ‘neuroliberal’: a combination of neoliberal principles with policy initiatives derived from insights in the behavioural sciences. The convening of the "Nudge Squad" in the US and Behavioural Change Inquiry in the UK demonstrate…

    Paperback – 2017-08-15 
    Routledge
    Economics in the Real World

  • The Privileges of Wealth: Rising inequality and the growing racial divide book cover

    The Privileges of Wealth

    Rising inequality and the growing racial divide

    By Robert B. Williams

    The American Dream is under assault. This threat results not from a lack of means, but from an unwillingness to share. Total household wealth increased by half in the past generation, but barely one fifth of American households captured this new wealth. For the rest, the dream of owning a home,…

    Paperback – 2016-12-06
    Routledge
    Economics in the Real World

  • Education Is Not an App: The future of university teaching in the Internet age book cover

    Education Is Not an App

    The future of university teaching in the Internet age

    By Jonathan A. Poritz, Jonathan Rees

    Whilst much has been written about the doors that technology can open for students, less has been said about its impact on teachers and professors. Although technology undoubtedly brings with it huge opportunities within higher education, there is also the fear that it will have a negative effect…

    Paperback – 2016-08-08
    Routledge
    Economics in the Real World