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Economics

  • Ludwig von Mises's The Theory of Money and Credit

    1st Edition

    By Pádraig Belton

    Ludwig Von Mises’s 1912 contribution to the theory of monetary policy and the current prevailing consensus in modern economic liberalism, The Theory of Money and Credit, was a milestone achievement. The author’s familiarity with the historical literature on banking and credit allows him to present…

    Paperback – 2018-02-22
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  • Burton Malkiel's A Random Walk Down Wall Street

    1st Edition

    By Nicholas Burton

    Burton Malkiel’s 1973 A Random Walk Down Wall Street was an explosive contribution to debates about how to reap a good return on investing in stocks and shares. Reissued and updated many times since, Malkiel’s text remains an indispensable contribution to the world of investment strategy – one that…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
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  • Amartya Sen's Inequality Re-Examined

    1st Edition

    By Elise Klein

    Amartya Sen’s Inequality Re-Examined is a seminal text setting out a theory to evaluate social arrangements and inequality. By asking the question, ‘equality of what’?, Sen shows that (in)equality should be assessed as human freedom; for people to have the ability to pursue and achieve goals they…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
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  • An Essay on the Principle of Population

    1st Edition

    By Nick Broten

    Thomas Robert Malthus’ 1798 Essay on the Principle of Population helped change the direction of economics, politics, and the natural sciences with its reasoning and problem solving. The central topic of the essay was the idea, extremely prevalent in the 18th and 19th centuries, that human society…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • Kicking Away the Ladder

    1st Edition

    By Sulaiman Hakemy

    South Korean economist Ha-Joon Chang used his 2003 work Kicking Away The Ladder to challenge the central orthodoxies of development economics, using his creative thinking skills to shine new light on an old topic. Creative thinkers are often distinguished by their willingness to challenge received…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • Capitalism and Freedom

    1st Edition

    By Sulaiman Hakemy

    Milton Friedman was arguably the single most influential economist of the 20th-century. His influence, particularly on conservative politics in America and Great Britain, substantially helped – as both supporters and critics agree – to shape the global economy as it is today. Capitalism and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • Liquidated

    An Ethnography of Wall Street, 1st Edition

    By Rodolfo Maggio

    Liquidated is a work of anthropology that treats an unusual, despised subculture – that of the Wall Street banker – much as anthropologists have traditionally treated remote ‘savage’ tribes. But using the techniques of ethnography, including interviews, analysis of daily lives, and fieldwork to…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • The Wealth of Nations

    1st Edition

    By John Collins

    Adam Smith’s 1776 Inquiry into The Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations – more often known simply as The Wealth of Nations – is one of the most important books in modern intellectual history. Considered one of the fundamental works of classical economics, it is also a prime example of the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • Debt

    The First 5000 Years, 1st Edition

    By Sulaiman Hakemy

    Debt is one of the great subjects of our day, and understanding the way that it not only fuels economic growth, but can also be used as a means of generating profit and exerting control, is central to grasping the way in which our society really works. David Graeber's contribution to this debate…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • The Road to Serfdom

    1st Edition

    By David Linden, Nick Broten

    Friedrich Hayek’s 1944 Road to Serfdom is a classic of conservative economic argument. While undeniably a product of a specific time in global politics – which saw the threat of fascism from Nazi Germany and its allies beguilingly answered by the promises of socialism – Hayek’s carefully…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • Before European Hegemony

    The World System A.D. 1250 - 1350, 1st Edition

    By William R Day

    The modern vision of the world as one dominated by one or more superpowers begs the question of how best to understand the world-system that existed before the rise of the first modern powers. Janet Abu-Lughod's solution to this problem, in this highly influential work, is that Before European…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution

    1st Edition

    By Duncan Money, Jason Xidas

    How was it possible for opponents of slavery to be so vocal in opposing the practice, when they were so accepting of the economic exploitation of workers in western factories – many of which were owned by prominent abolitionists? David Brion Davis's The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution,…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • Judgment under Uncertainty

    Heuristics and Biases, 1st Edition

    By Camille Morvan, William J. Jenkins

    Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman’s 1974 paper ‘Judgement Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases’ is a landmark in the history of psychology. Though a mere seven pages long, it has helped reshape the study of human rationality, and had a particular impact on economics – where Tversky and Kahneman’…

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  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    1st Edition

    By Nick Broten

    Thomas Piketty is a fine example of an evaluative thinker. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, he not only provides detailed and sustained explanations of why he sees existing arguments relating to income and wealth distribution as flawed, but also gives us very detailed evaluations of the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • The Black Swan

    the Impact of the Highly Improbable, 1st Edition

    By Eric Lybeck

    One of the primary qualities of good creative thinking is an intellectual freedom to think outside of the box. Good creative thinkers resist orthodox ideas, take new lines of enquiry, and generally come at problems from the kinds of angles almost no one else could. And, what is more, when the ideas…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • Why Doesn't Capital Flow from Rich to Poor Countries?

    1st Edition

    By Pádraig Belton

    Robert Lucas is known among economists as one of the most influential macroeconomists of recent times – a reputation founded in no small part on the critical thinking skills displayed in his seminal 1990 paper ‘Why Doesn’t Capital Flow from Rich to Poor Countries?’ Lucas’s paper tackles a puzzle…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • The Role of Monetary Policy

    1st Edition

    By Nick Broten, John Collins

    Milton Friedman was one of the most influential economists of all time – and his ideas had a huge impact on the economic policies of governments across the world. A key theorist of capitalism and its relationship to democratic freedoms, Friedman remains one of the most cited authorities in both…

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  • Development as Freedom

    1st Edition

    By Janna Miletzki, Nick Broten

    Amartya Sen uses his 1999 work Development as Freedom to evaluate the processes and outcomes of economic development. Having come to the conclusion that development is best summed up as the expansion of freedom, Sen examines traditional definitions and understandings of the term. He says people…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • Reflections on Human Development

    1st Edition

    By Riley Quinn

    What is the ultimate goal of any human society? There have been many answers to this question. But by producing a series of notably well-structured arguments, economist Mahbub ul Haq’s Reflections on Human Development persuaded readers that the goal should be defined quite simply as the requirement…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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  • Manias, Panics and Crashes

    A History of Financial Crises, 1st Edition

    By Nicholas Burton

    Perhaps the most peculiar feature of a financial bubble – one that Charles Kindleberger's classic work Manias, Panics and Crashes draws particular attention to – is the inability of those trapped inside it to grasp the seriousness of their predicament. They know in principle that bubbles exist, and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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  • The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

    1st Edition

    By John Collins

    John Maynard Keynes’s 1936 General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money is a perfect example of the global power of critical thinking. A radical reconsideration of some of the founding principles and accepted axioms of classical economics at the time, it provoked a revolution in economic…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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  • Capital

    1st Edition

    By Macat Team

    A critical analysis of Karl Marx’s Capital, which is without question one of the most influential books to be published in the course of the past two centuries. Controversial in its politics, and arriving at conclusions that are passionately debated to this day, it is nonetheless a fine…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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  • The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

    1st Edition

    By Sebastian Guzman, James Hill

    The German sociologist Max Weber is considered to be one of the founding fathers of sociology, and ranks among the most influential writers of the 20th-century. His most famous book, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, is a masterpiece of sociological analysis whose power is based on…

    Paperback – 2017-07-03
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