Economic Theory & Philosophy Products

  • Broadway and Economics

    Economic Lessons from Show Tunes

    By Matthew C. Rousu

    Economics has often been described as "the dismal science", with TV and movies reinforcing this description. However, economics is a powerful tool that can be used to understand how the world works, helping to answer confusing puzzles and solve the world’s problems. Surprisingly, Broadway musicals…

    Paperback – 2018-05-09 
    Routledge Economics and Popular Culture Series

  • Economic Crisis and Economic Thought

    Alternative Theoretical Perspectives on the Economic Crisis

    Edited by Alessio Moneta, Tommaso Gabellini, Simone Gasperin

    The ongoing economic crisis has revealed fundamental problems both in our economic system and the discipline which analyses it. This book presents a series of contrasting but complementary approaches in economic theory in order to offer a critical toolkit for examining the modern capitalist economy…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • The Economic Thought of Friedrich List

    Edited by Harald Hagemann, Stephan Seiter, Eugen Wendler

    As the world grapples with increased globalization and technological change, Friedrich List’s work appears more relevant than ever before. His theory of "productive powers" and his argument for protecting infant industries give us a valuable way of looking at innovation systems, winners and losers…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • The Constitution of Markets

    Essays in Political Economy

    By Viktor J Vanberg

    What is the nature and role of competition in markets and politics?This book examines the institutional dimension of markets and the rules and institutions that condition the operation of market economies. Particular attention is paid to the the role of the state, specifically the role of…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 

  • Dystopia and Economics

    A Guide to Surviving Everything from the Apocalypse to Zombies

    Edited by Charity-Joy Revere Acchiardo, Michelle Albert Vachris

    Government collapsing? Zombies hunting you down? Everyone you know killed by a global epidemic? Not to worry! Economics holds the keys to survival. The "dismal science" is particularly equipped to show the order in what seems like chaos. Economists observe human behaviour, what leads us to take a…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge Economics and Popular Culture Series

  • Money, Markets and Capital

    The Case for a Monetary Analysis

    By Jean Cartelier

    As a result of the 2008 global financial crisis, economists shifted their emphasis from economic policy and social governance to theoretical debates. "High theory" is too abstract and too remote from the preoccupations of the man-on-the-street, however, it seems more appropriate than ever to think…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge International Studies in Money and Banking

  • Contemporary Issues in Law and Economics

    By Thomas J. Miceli

    Law and economics is the field of study devoted to understanding laws and legal institutions using the tools of economic theory. This growing subject has become a mainstream area of study in both law schools and economics departments and this book explores the ‘law and economics’ approach to some…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25 

  • Thorstein Veblen

    Economist and Social Theorist

    By Murray G. Murphey

    In his latest book, scholar-historian Murray Murphey exhaustively explores the life and theory of Thorstein Veblen (1857 – 1929), whom, many scholars agree, remains one of the leading social theorists of all time, if not also one of the more confounding. Murphey’s account begins with a brief…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25 

  • Money

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

    By Sergio M. Focardi

    Understanding money – its creation, distribution and the value attached to it- is critical to understanding a society. This book introduces the principal theories of money, integrating them with macroeconomics. The author takes three perspectives: first, a historical perspective, showing how the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-18 
    Economics in the Real World

  • Greed in the History of Political Economy

    The Role of Self-Interest in Shaping Modern Economics

    By Rudi Verburg

    Since 2008, profound questions have been asked about the driving forces and self-regulating potential of the economic system, political control and morality. With opinion turning against markets and self-interest, economists found themselves on the wrong side of the argument. This book explores how…

    Hardback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Problems of Labour and Inflation

    By Hilde Behrend

    The essays in this book, originally published in 1984, examine many problems within the structure of industry including wage policies, financial incentives and other economic policies. The book discusses the problems from two standpoints: that of the economist who is concerned with labour as a…

    Paperback – 2018-04-14 
    Routledge Library Editions: Inflation

  • Dynamics of Culture

    By J. Zvi Namenwirth, Robert Philip Weber

    This book, first published in 1987, is a landmark contribution to macrosociology that extends the tradition of Sorokin, Durkheim, Marx, Weber and other founders of the discipline in new and exciting directions. Using their innovative content analysis methodology to examine American and British…

    Paperback – 2018-04-05 
    Routledge Library Editions: Cultural Studies

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