Economics: Book Series

Economics in the Real World

  • The Economic Consequences of the Euro

    The Safest Escape Plan, 1st Edition

    By Stefan Kawalec, Ernest Pytlarczyk, Kamil Kaminski

    This book presents a new narrative on the eurozone crisis. It argues that the common currency has the potential to kill the European Union, and the conventional wisdom that the eurozone can be fixed by a common budget and further political integration is incorrect. The authors address key…

    Paperback – 2019-12-19 
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  • Against European Integration

    The European Union and its Discontents, 1st Edition

    By Ivan T. Berend

    This book gives a complex description and discussion of today’s populist attacks against the European Union (EU) following the financial crisis of 2008, which opened the floodgates of dissatisfaction, and the migration crisis which destabilized the traditional solidarity basis of the EU. The…

    Paperback – 2019-05-07
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  • Reforming Global Economic Governance

    An Unsettled Order, 1st Edition

    By Carlo Monticelli

    The architecture of global economic and financial governance has undergone a deep and pervasive reform in the last ten years, radically transforming international institutions and groups, such as the International Monetary Fund, the G7, and the G20. This book investigates the new, unsettled order…

    Paperback – 2019-01-30
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  • The Political Economy of Fracking

    Private Property, Polycentricity, and the Shale Revolution, 1st Edition

    By Ilia Murtazashvili, Ennio Piano

    Over the past two decades, "fracking" has led to a revolution in shale gas production. For some, shale gas promised economic opportunities, cheaper energy bills, and an alternative to coal. For others, shale gas was fool’s gold. Critics contend that the shale boom has occurred in a regulatory Wild…

    Paperback – 2018-12-07
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  • Money

    What It Is, How It’s Created, Who Gets It, and Why It Matters, 1st Edition

    By Sergio M. Focardi

    By enabling the storage and transfer of purchasing power, money facilitates economic transactions and coordinates economic activity. But what is money? How is it generated? Distributed? How does money acquire value and that value change? How does money impact the economy, society? This book…

    Paperback – 2018-03-28
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  • The Rise of Big Government

    How Egalitarianism Conquered America, 1st Edition

    By Sven R Larson

    Americans tend to believe that their country is very different from Europe. Yet over the past half century they have imported and embraced the most transformative social idea of modern Scandinavia: egalitarianism. Today, the United States is more like Sweden than it is different, dedicated to…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
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  • Neuroliberalism

    Behavioural Government in the Twenty-First Century, 1st Edition

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

    Many governments in the developed world can now best be described as ‘neuroliberal’: having a combination of neoliberal principles with policy initiatives derived from insights in the behavioural sciences. Neuroliberalism presents the results of the first critical global study of the impacts of…

    Paperback – 2017-09-06
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  • The Privileges of Wealth

    Rising inequality and the growing racial divide, 1st Edition

    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
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  • Education Is Not an App

    The future of university teaching in the Internet age, 1st Edition

    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
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