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  • Economics, Politics and the Age of Inflation

    By Paul Mattick

    Originally published in 1978, the essays in this text discuss issues surrounding inflation, governmental roles in economic matters and varying economic systems and theories with a particular lean towards discussing capitalism evaluating how all of these factors affect the economic state of America.…

    Hardback – 2015-12-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Wealth

    By A.W. Kirkaldy

    This title, first published in 1920, is an excellent introduction to the fundamentals of economics, including explanations of production, distribution, and capital. Kirkaldy further highlights the economic problems of trade, commerce, exchanges, and finances. This title will be a valuable resource…

    Hardback – 2015-12-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Explaining Inequality

    By Maurizio Franzini, Mario Pianta

    Inequalities in incomes and wealth have increased in advanced countries, making our economies less dynamic, our societies more unjust and our political processes less democratic. As a result, reducing inequalities is now a major economic, social and political challenge. This book provides a concise…

    Paperback – 2015-12-07 
    Routledge

  • The Philosophy of Debt

    By Alexander X. Douglas

    I owe you a dinner invitation, you owe ten years on your mortgage, and the government owes billions. We speak confidently about these cases of debt, but is that concept clear in its meaning? This book aims to clarify the concept of debt so we can find better answers to important moral and…

    Paperback – 2015-12-07 
    Routledge
    Economics as Social Theory

  • The Economics of Voting

    Studies of self-interest, bargaining, duty and rights

    By Dan Usher

    The economics of voting is about whether and to what extent self-interest may be relied upon in voting. The central proposition in economics is that the world’s work gets done satisfactorily when each person does what they think is best for themselves. The commonsense view of the matter is that…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • What is Neoclassical Economics?

    Debating the origins, meaning and significance

    Edited by Jamie Morgan

    Despite some diversification modern economics still attracts a great deal of criticism. This is largely due to highly unrealistic assumptions underpinning economic theory, explanatory failure, poor policy framing, and a dubious focus on prediction. Many argue that flaws continue to owe much of…

    Paperback – 2015-12-07 
    Routledge
    Economics as Social Theory

  • A Theory of Value

    By Luigi Pasinetti

    A prominent member of the second generation of Cambridge Keynesians, Luigi Pasinetti has been a key player in the development of neo-Ricardian economics as well. Having studied under Piero Sraffa at Cambridge, he developed a mathematical representation of Ricardo's theory of value and distribution,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • The History of Complexity Economics

    By Magda Fontana

    The last two decades have witnessed the growing influence of complexity analyses on the physical, biological and social sciences. Economics has not remained indifferent to the power of nonlinear interactions to generate complex structures and an astonishing range of potential behaviours. Indeed,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Economic Inequality in the United States

    By Lars Osberg

    Originally published in 1984, this study explores multiple theoretical perspectives as well as critically analysing the most recent evidence at the time to try and find a full explanation for inequality in the United States. Arguments of neoclassical economists and Marxist and institutional…

    Hardback – 2015-11-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The German Historical School and European Economic Thought

    Edited by José Luís Cardoso, Michalis Psalidopoulos

    The financial crisis of 2008 has revived interest in economic scholarship from a historical perspective. The most in depth studies of the relationship between economics and history can be found in the work of the so-called German Historical School (GHS). The influence of the GHS in the USA and…

    Hardback – 2015-11-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Game Theory and Exercises

    By Gisèle Umbhauer

    Experimental Game Theory is the first textbook to introduce the main concepts of game theory and to confront them with experimental evidence. This applied, real world approach will help students understand how game theory is and can be brought to bear on real world decision making. Topics are…

    Paperback – 2015-11-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advanced Texts in Economics and Finance

  • Paradigms in Political Economy

    By Kavous Ardalan

    Social theory can usefully be conceived in terms of four key paradigms: functionalist, interpretive, radical humanist, and radical structuralist. The four paradigms are founded upon different assumptions about the nature of social science and the nature of society. Each generates theories, concepts…

    Hardback – 2015-11-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

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