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x, 432 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I. Making Markets1. The Capitalist Constitution, by Woody Holton2. What Was the Great Bull Market? Value, Valuation, and Financial History, by Julia Ott3. The New York City Fiscal Crisis and the Idea of the State, by Kim Phillips-FeinPart II. Claiming and Contesting Capitalism4. Utopian Capitalism, by Richard White5. The Sovereign Market and Sex Difference: Human Rights in America, by Amy Dru Stanley6. Negro Cloth: Mastering the Market for Slave Clothing in Antebellum America, by Seth Rockman7. Revulsions of Capital: Slavery and Political Economy in the Epoch of the Turner Rebellion, Virginia, 1829-1832, by Christopher TomlinsPart III. "Knowing" Capital8. Risk, Uncertainty, and Data: Managing Risk in Twentieth-Century America, by Mary Poovey9. Representations of Capitalism in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, by Peter Knight10. Value of Life: Insurance, Slavery, and Expertise, by Michael RalphPart IV. Refiguring Space from the Local to the Global11. War by Other Means: Mercantilism and Free Trade in the Age of the American Revolution, by Eliga H. Gould12. "Innovative Solutions to Modern Agriculture": Capitalist Farming, Global Competition, and the Devolution of the U.S. Rice Industry, by Peter A. Coclanis13. Importing the World's Fair, by Michael Zakim14. Plantation Dispossessions: The Global Travel of Agricultural Racial Capitalism, by Kris ManjapraSelected BibliographyList of ContributorsIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231185240 20180219
The United States has long epitomized capitalism. From its enterprising shopkeepers, wildcat banks, violent slave plantations, and raucous commodities trade to its world-spanning multinationals, its massive factories, and the centripetal power of New York in the world of finance, America has shaped political economy for two centuries and more. But an understanding of "capitalism" is as elusive as it is urgent. What does it mean to make capitalism a subject of historical inquiry? What is its potential across multiple disciplines, alongside different methodologies, and in a range of geographic and chronological settings? And how does a focus on capitalism change our understanding of American history? American Capitalism collects cutting-edge research from prominent scholars, sampling the latest work in the field. Rather than a monolithic perspective, these broad-minded and rigorous essays venture new angles on finance and debt, women's rights, slavery and political economy, labor, and regulation, among other topics. Together, the essays suggest emerging themes in the field: a fascination with capitalism as it is made by public authority, how it is experienced in the detail of daily life, how it spreads across the globe, and how it can be reconceptualized as a discrete and quantified object. A major statement for a wide-open field, this book demonstrates the breadth and scope of the work the history of capitalism can provoke.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231185240 20180219
Green Library
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x, 432 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The capitalist constitution / Woody Holton
  • What was the great bull market? : value, valuation, and financial history / Julia Ott
  • The New York City fiscal crisis and the idea of the state / Kim Phillips-Fein
  • Utopian capitalism / Richard White
  • The sovereign market and sex difference : human rights in America / Amy Dru Stanley
  • Negro cloth : mastering the market for slave clothing in antebellum America / Seth Rockman
  • Revulsions of capital : slavery and political economy in the epoch of the Turner Rebellion, Virginia, 1829-1832 / Christopher Tomlins
  • Risk, uncertainty, and data : managing risk in twentieth-century America / Mary Poovey
  • Representations of capitalism in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era / Peter Knight
  • Value of life : insurance, slavery, and expertise / Michael Ralph
  • War by other means : mercantilism and free trade in the age of the American Revolution / Eliga H. Gould
  • "Innovative solutions to modern agriculture" : capitalist farming, global competition, and the devolution of the U.S. rice industry / Peter A. Coclanis
  • Importing the crystal palace / Michael Zakim
  • Plantation dispossessions : tracing the global travel of agriculture racial capitalism / Kris Manjapra.
The United States has long epitomized capitalism. From its enterprising shopkeepers, wildcat banks, violent slave plantations, and raucous commodities trade to its world-spanning multinationals, its massive factories, and the centripetal power of New York in the world of finance, America has shaped political economy for two centuries and more. But an understanding of "capitalism" is as elusive as it is urgent. What does it mean to make capitalism a subject of historical inquiry? What is its potential across multiple disciplines, alongside different methodologies, and in a range of geographic and chronological settings? And how does a focus on capitalism change our understanding of American history? American Capitalism collects cutting-edge research from prominent scholars, sampling the latest work in the field. Rather than a monolithic perspective, these broad-minded and rigorous essays venture new angles on finance and debt, women's rights, slavery and political economy, labor, and regulation, among other topics. Together, the essays suggest emerging themes in the field: a fascination with capitalism as it is made by public authority, how it is experienced in the detail of daily life, how it spreads across the globe, and how it can be reconceptualized as a discrete and quantified object. A major statement for a wide-open field, this book demonstrates the breadth and scope of the work the history of capitalism can provoke.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231185240 20180219
Law Library (Crown)
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viii, 546 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • I. Crisis: Making sense of hyperinflation: 1921-1922
  • The road to Geneva: 1921-1922
  • How to kill a hyperinflation: 1922
  • II. Control: The inception of control, 1923-1924
  • Reconstructions at the crossroad: 1924
  • The politics of control: 1925-1926
  • III. Collapse: The precedence of politics: 1927-1929
  • The Credit-Anstalt Crisis and the collapse of the gold exchange standard: 1930-1931.
Although some statesmen and historians have pinned Austria's-and the world's-interwar economic implosion on financial colonialism, in this corrective history Nathan Marcus deemphasizes the negative role of external players and points to the greater impact of domestic malfeasance and predatory speculation on Austrian political and financial decline.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674088924 20180604
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223 pages ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xi, 113 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction PART I Selves in a Patient 2. The Patient Who Changes His Mind3. The Two Selves in My Friend Addict4. The Oregon Paradox PART II Physician and Patient5. The Two-Headed Physician6. The Governance of Death PART III Young People and Old People 7. The Public Health Roulettes8. The Long Shadow of Caregiving9. International Justice in Elder Care: The Long RunPART IV People and Animals10. The Making of Modern Cruelty11. Two Animal Ethics-- Many More Economic Lessons12. Revenges by the CAFO Pigs PART V Present People and Future People13. Future Earth: A View from the Rainbow Bridge.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319897783 20180611
This book takes readers on a journey through the wide universe of bioethics, raising the following question: what is the proper attitude towards health, life, and death from the perspective of contemporary behavioral economics? Drawing on fields as diverse as economics, ethics, ecology, biology, and philosophy, this book seeks to uncover the bioethics we accomplish, not the moral principles that we advocate. This book covers life-and-death issues arranged around five themes: selves, persons, populations, species, and "Future Earth". Ultimately, the author illustrates two kinds of justice: static and dynamic. Static justice prevails whenever parties are free to bargain with each other, while dynamic justice follows from parties' interactions over time. An examination into these types of justice reveals one particularly striking phenomenon: attempts by others to tip the balance of justice have a tendency to backfire. Of primary interest to behavioral economists, this book will also appeal to scholars studying bioethics, ecology, medicine, and philosophy, as well as all people dealing with issues of health, dying, and death.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319897783 20180611
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ix, 226 pages ; 24 cm.
The comparative analysis of socialist and capitalist economic systems has given rise to a voluminous literature in the history of economic thought, yet detailed analysis of the "market socialism" model, which seeks to imitate the functional efficiency of capitalism by simulating a competitive economy, has been relatively neglected. In this work, Mateusz Machaj seeks to redress this imbalance by providing an in-depth examination of one of the defining issues that separates capitalism from socialism - the system of ownership, or property rights - which, when explored, highlight fundamental problems in the market socialism model. Taking a broadly Austrian perspective, he shows that the mechanism of efficiency in market socialism is unable to play the part ascribed to it by its theoreticians, because it disregards the fact that property rights are fundamental to the shaping of prices and thus the abolition of ownership in market socialism makes its mechanism of efficiency a fiction. Indeed, the author argues, the economic terms used in the model of market capitalism only mirror the names of the real economic variables that cause capitalism to be efficient, not their functions. The books offers new and original insights into the theory of competition, theories of pricing, property laws, the relation between law and economics, as well as the economics of the market socialism model. It will be of interest to a wide range of heterodox economists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781788210355 20180530
Green Library
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xiii, 554 pages ; 26 cm
  • Introduction
  • A young nobleman
  • The runaway bestseller
  • Monarchs and Philosophes
  • Pride and privilege-and political economy
  • The revolutionaries
  • The celebrated marquis
  • Conclusion.
Green Library
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xiii, 214 pages ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction to Analyzing African EntrepreneursEve Sandberg2. Government-Business Relations and the Business Environment in GhanaDarko Opoku3. Ambivalent Union: State-Business Relations and Economic Development in Post-Independent NigeriaSamuel O. Oloruntoba4. South African Women Entrepreneurs: Challenging and Coping StrategiesMmapula Brendah Sekatane 5. Nigerian Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century: Corporate Social Responsibility Challenges and Coping Strategies of Nigerian Male and Female EntrepreneursAdebimpe Lincoln6. Small-Scale Ghanaian Miners and the Textiles and Garment Industry in the Age of Chinese Economic Onslaught Darko Opoku7. Challenges to African Entrepreneurship in the 21st CenturyEve Sandberg.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319609997 20171127
This volume offers an overview of the critical challenges faced by aspiring African entrepreneurs and their coping strategies to sustain and develop their businesses. Contributors to this volume detail the constraints placed on African entrepreneurs through rich case studies and challenge African leaders and international donors to review their own behaviors if they hope for African entrepreneurs to succeed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319609997 20171127
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xiv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • List of figures. List of tables. Foreword to the Chinese Edition. Acknowledgements Chapter 1 Research Framework and Research Objectives Chapter 2 Current Situation of Population Development and Demographic Studies in China Chapter 3 Study and Discussion on Low Fertility Chapter 4 Comments on Previous Estimates of Underreporting and Fertility Rates Chapter 5 Education Statistics and Fertility Estimates Chapter 6 The "Fertility Rebound" in the 2006 Family Planning Survey was Due to Severe Sample Biases Chapter 7 Cohort Analysis on Parities and Only Children Chapter 8 Impact of Population Migration on the Current Fertility Level Chapter 9 Age-Specific Population Pyramids and Migration to Metropolises and Urban Areas Chapter 10 Fertility Projection and Future of China's Population Chapter 11 Brief Analysis of the Sixth National Population Census and Age-Based Estimates Chapter 12 Simulation of Population Trend in the Past 20 Years and Forecast of Future Population Based on the Sixth National Population Census Chapter 13 The Sixth National Population Census Revealed Grave Flaws in Previous Population Estimation and Forecast Chapter 14 China's Major Demographic Risk: Excessively Low Fertility and Excessively Fast Ageing Chapter 15 China's Population Momentum under Low Fertility Chapter 16 World Population in the Era of Globalization and China's Future Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138236059 20180226
As the most populous country in the world, China's demographic challenges have always been too many people for ecological system, resources, and the environment. However, by the early 1990s, fertility rate in China had dropped below the replacement level, and China's low fertility has now attracted the world's attention. This book is among the first studies to raise and examine questions on low fertility in China, believing that China has entered a new era featured by low birth rate and ageing population. Utilizing advanced research methods and models on low fertility to analyze China's census data, this book explores the issues from various perspectives. Methodologies employed in past population studies, policy making concerning fertility rate, underreporting of births and fertility rate estimates, fertility level of the migrant population, current population pattern, long-term population trends, population dynamics, and many other thought-provoking problems are covered. Finally, the book revisits China's population issues in the context of globalization. The 21st century has seen the new challenge of persistent population decrease and ageing worldwide, which, along with economic globalization, demands a new understanding of the changes in population pattern and their consequences. Researchers and students in China's demographic and social studies will be attracted by the insightful analysis and rich materials provided in the book. Population policy makers will also benefit from it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138236059 20180226
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xii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Bangladesh: A hotspot of climate change 3. Alarm, scepticism and hard evidence: the debate about climate-related migration 4. Stay or move? Migration decisions amid climate uncertainties 5. Climate, environment or poverty? Factors that drive migration 6. Removing roadblocks: policy challenges in making migration an adaptation strategy 7. The song of the road: weaving together the migration story.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138238497 20171211
The apocalyptic visions of climate change that are projected in the media often involve extreme weather events, disasters and mass migration of poor people. This book takes a critical look at this notion, drawing on research in Bangladesh; a country located at the heart of debates on climate change and migration. This book argues that rather than leading to dramatic events, climatic and environmental impacts often cause incremental changes in people's habitats and livelihoods, making them migrate in search of better places and income. With or without climate change, climatic and environmental factors can impoverish people, and drive displacement and migration, especially in the global South. These influences, including disasters, need not necessarily make people move, but instead sometimes trap the poorest and the most vulnerable people in their places exposed to hazards or make them migrate to even riskier places, such as crowed and flood-prone urban slums. This book argues that restrictions placed on people's mobility options could increase their vulnerability and favours proactive migration policies. This timely contribution explains the climate-hazard-migration nexus in an accessible, engaging language for students of geography, development studies, politics and environmental studies, as well as humanitarian and development practitioners and policymakers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138238497 20171211
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1 online resource.
  • 1. Introduction: What Are Institutions? 2. Institutions and the Economics of Behavior I 3. Institutions and the Economics of Behavior II 4. Why Bounded Rationality? 5. Emergence of Prosocial Behavior 6. Cognition and Order 7. Society and Knowledge 8. Understanding Institutional Evolution.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128120231 20180416
The Cognitive Basis of Institutions: A Synthesis of Behavioral and Institutional Economics synthesizes modern research in behavioral economics with traditional institutional economics. This work emphasizes that institution and agent are inextricably linked, and that both cognitive and institutional processes coalesce to influence human decision-making. It integrates cognition and institution through the behavioral economics theoretical lens of bounded rationality. Methodologically, it develops game-theoretical, complexity and neuroeconomic solutions to unite study of the two areas. The work concludes by proposing general implications for the economic study of decisions using the cognitive-institutional approach, also providing specific recommendations for public policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128120231 20180416
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214 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Abréviations des oeuvres d'Adam Smith -- La rencontre entre Adam Smith et le marquis de Condorcet -- Un épisode à élucider -- Le voyage de Smith et la diffusion de la Theory of Moral Sentiments -- Sophie de Grouchy et Condorcet -- Smith, Turgot, Condorcet -- La diffusion de la Wealth of Nations en France avant la mort de Smith -- L'héritage fructueux des rapports intellectuelles entre Smith et Condorcet -- Libre circulation des grains et équilibres de marché -- Sur la libre circulation des biens -- Prix et équilibre de marché -- Sur les impôts -- Turgot : l'économie politique et les réformes possibles -- Le débat sur l'impôt unique. Turgot, Voltaire, Morellet, Condorcet et Smith -- Intermède. Le luxe, grand fléau ou source d'opulence -- Les dernières propositions de Condorcet concernant l'imposition fiscale. Sur l'impôt personnel et Sur l'impôt progressif -- L'esclavage au "siècle des lumières" -- Éthique, race, religion. Les thèmes du débat général sur les origines et la nature de l'esclavage -- L'esclavage et l'économie dans la "société commerciale" -- Les Intendants et la question de l'esclavage -- Condorcet et Smith -- L'esclavage et la société commerciale -- L'engagement de Condorcet pour l'abolition de l'esclavage -- La critique d'Adam Smith du système de l'esclavage.
"Le Marquis de Condorcet et Adam Smith, grands protagonistes des Lumières françaises et écossaises, ont analysé le passage de la société féodale à la "société commerciale". Leurs travaux économiques et, dans le cas de Condorcet, l'engagement politique, ont contribué à mieux comprendre ce changement social et, aussi, à le réaliser. Cet ouvrage propose une comparaison systématique des aspects distinctifs des deux intellectuels, pour souligner leurs multiples et profondes affinités. Sont notamment traitées les questions du libre-échange, de la réforme du système fiscal et de l'abolition de l'esclavage, éléments indispensables au processus de perfectionnement humain."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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169 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction
  • The political dynamics of marketizing "corporate control"
  • Britain
  • Germany
  • France
  • Conclusion.
Since the early 1980s, governments worldwide have taken a wide range of policy measures to strengthen and expand market-based competition. So far, the financial crisis that erupted in 2008 has not led to a significant policy reversal. Recent political events may well reflect widespread disenchantment with the consequences of neoliberal policies, but it remains to be seen whether the political leaders who rode to power by harnessing the discontent will deliver the market-restraining measures that many of their voters expect. This book highlights the role of "profiteers" in political efforts to expand market-based competition. Political struggles surrounding the gradual marketization of corporate control in Britain, Germany and France from the 1860s provide empirical illustration. The book maps and analyzes the path-dependent evolution of support for shareholder rights relating to takeover bids among key interest groups, including managers, creditors, shareholders, and takeover service providers, as well as among political parties. By comparing the self-reinforcing and self-undermining policy feedback of market-enabling and market-restraining rules, it helps explain why market containment is an uphill struggle, while market expansion becomes easier with time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198815020 20180604
Law Library (Crown)
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272 pages ; 24 cm
  • Part I, Get pumped: The path is all yours
  • What (still) matters
  • The eighth essential
  • content
  • What's stopping you?
  • The only thing you need to give yourself to crush it
  • Part II, Create your pillar: First, do this
  • Get discovered
  • Musical.ly
  • Snapchat
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Podcasts
  • Voice-first
  • Conclusion.
"If there's anything this book should teach you, it's that the only thing stopping you from achieving lasting career and life happiness is you."In his 2009 international bestseller, Crush It!, Gary insisted that a vibrant personal brand was one of the primary paths to entrepreneurial success. In Crushing It!, Gary explains why that's even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what remains timeless. He also shares stories from other entrepreneurs who have grown wealthier-and not just financially-than they ever imagined possible by following Crush It! principles. The secret to their success (and Gary's) has everything to do with their understanding of social media platforms and their willingness to do whatever it takes to make these tools work to their utmost potential. Crushing It! is a state-of-the-art guide to building your own path to professional and financial success, but it's not about getting rich. It's a blueprint for living life on your own terms.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780062845023 20180423
Four-time New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands. In his 2009 international bestseller Crush It, Gary insisted that a vibrant personal brand was crucial to entrepreneurial success, In Crushing It!, Gary explains why that's even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what principles remain timeless. He also shares stories from other entrepreneurs who have grown wealthier-and not just financially-than they ever imagined possible by following Crush It principles. The secret to their success (and Gary's) has everything to do with their understanding of the social media platforms, and their willingness to do whatever it took to make these tools work to their utmost potential. That's what Crushing It! teaches readers to do. In this lively, practical, and inspiring book, Gary dissects every current major social media platform so that anyone, from a plumber to a professional ice skater, will know exactly how to amplify his or her personal brand on each. He offers both theoretical and tactical advice on how to become the biggest thing on old standbys like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat; podcast platforms like Spotify, Soundcloud, iHeartRadio, and iTunes; and other emerging platforms such as Musical.ly. For those with more experience, Crushing It! illuminates some little-known nuances and provides innovative tips and clever tweaks proven to enhance more common tried-and-true strategies. Crushing It! is a state-of-the-art guide to building your own path to professional and financial success, but it's not about getting rich. It's a blueprint to living life on your own terms.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780062674678 20180423
Business Library
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202 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Histoire du débat français / Michel Wieviorka -- Les statistiques ethniques sont-elles des statistiques comme les autres? / Hervé Le Bras -- Les enjeux scientifiques, politiques et symboliques des catégories ethniques en Russie / Elena Filippova -- Catégories ethniques et raciales des recensements et politique de discrimination positive au Brésil / Rebecca Lemos Igreja -- Les statistiques raciales aux USA : un leg empoisonné / Elena Filippova et France Guérin-Pace -- De la naissance de "l'immigré" aux statistiques ethniques : trente-cinq ans d'histoire de la statistique publique en France / France Guérin-Pace.
  • Histoire du débat français / Michel Wieviorka -- Les statistiques ethniques sont-elles des statistiques comme les autres? / Hervé Le Bras -- Les enjeux scientifiques, politiques et symboliques des catégories ethniques en Russie / Elena Filippova -- Catégories ethniques et raciales dans les recensements et politiques de discrimination positive au Brésil / Rebecca Lemos Igreja -- Les statistiques raciales aux USA: un legs empoisonné / Elena Filippova et France Guérin-Pace -- De la naissance de "l'immigré" aux statistiques ethniques: trente-cinq ans d'histoire de la statistique publique en France / France Guérin-Pace.
"L'introduction éventuelle de statistiques ethniques en France donne lieu à d'âpres débats. Leurs partisans pensent qu'elles renforceront l'unité nationale en facilitant la lutte contre les discriminations. Leurs adversaires craignent qu'elles n'accroissent les divisions en favorisant le repli communautaire. Pour que la discussion progresse, les auteurs de l'ouvrage ont organisé des rencontres entre partisans et adversaires des statistiques ethniques dans trois grands pays aux pratiques très différentes : les États-Unis avec leurs comptages ethno-raciaux, la Russie avec ses dizaines de nationalités et le Brésil qui classe la population selon la couleur de la peau. L'ouvrage souligne la diversité des solutions retenues, de leurs fondements historiques et des problèmes qu'elles soulèvent. Il ouvre paradoxalement la voie à une pacification du débat français."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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148 pages ; 26 cm.
Green Library
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xvii, 393 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • 1. Economic psychology: history and application-- 2. Decision-making: normative models and anomalies-- 3. Decision-making: descriptive models and choice architecture-- 4. Lay theories: knowledge and money-- 5. Consumer markets: purchasing and credit use-- 6. Labour markets: wages and entrepreneurship-- 7. Financial markets: risk and investment-- 8. Collective cooperation: shadow economy and tax paying-- 9. Collective production: work and unemployment-- 10. Collective prosperity: wealth and happiness.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107668638 20180611
Economic Psychology is the only up-to-date, English-language textbook that provides a comprehensive overview of theoretical topics in economic psychology and their relevance in applied fields. Written by two leading psychologists, the book looks at how people make decisions on the use of scarce resources, in particular money, from a psychological perspective. Starting with decision making and lay theories as basic building blocks of economic behaviour, the authors go on to explore three major markets where economic behaviour occurs as an interaction between individuals and companies or institutions - consumer markets, labour markets and financial markets - before considering the challenges of collective cooperation and economic prosperity. Featuring numerous applied examples throughout, each chapter also includes an overview, a summary, figures, key terms, student questions and suggestions for further reading. This introduction is an essential resource for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses on economic psychology, behavioural economics and social psychology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107668638 20180611
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xiv, 383 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Section I: The science and fictions of the economy. Economics, science fiction, history and comparative studies / Ha-Joon Chang ; Future incorporated? / Laura Horn ; Currencies of social organisation: the future of money / Sherryl Vint ; Automating economic revolution: Robert Heinlein's The moon is a harsh mistress / Brian Willems
  • Section II: Capitalist dystopias. 'Feeding like a parasite': extraction and science fiction in capitalist dystopia / Carina Brand ; Pain camp economics / AUDINT ; AT392-Red / Khairani Barokka ; The new Black / Nora O Murchú ; Fatbergs and the Sinkholes: a report on the findings of a journey into the United Regions of England by PostRational / Dan Gavshon Brady and James Pockson
  • Section III: Design for a different future. Prefabricating Communism: mass production and the Soviet city / Owen Hatherley ; Megastructures, superweapons and global architectures in science fiction computer games / Mark R. Johnson ; Economic design fictions: finding the human scale / Bastien Kerspern ; Valuing Utopia in speculative and critical design / Tobias Revell, Justin Pickard and Georgina Voss
  • Section IV: Fumbling for Utopia. Shooting the bridge: liminality and the end of capitalism / Tim Jackson ; Speculative hyperstition at a northern further education college / Judy Thorne ; The future encylopedia of Luddism / Miriam A. Cherry ; Public money and democracy / Jo Lindsay Walton.
An innovative new anthology exploring how science fiction can motivate new approaches to economics. From the libertarian economics of Ayn Rand to Aldous Huxley's consumerist dystopias, economics and science fiction have often orbited each other. In Economic Science Fictions, editor William Davies has deliberately merged the two worlds, asking how we might harness the power of the utopian imagination to revitalize economic thinking. Rooted in the sense that our current economic reality is no longer credible or viable, this collection treats our economy as a series of fictions and science fiction as a means of anticipating different economic futures. It asks how science fiction can motivate new approaches to economics and provides surprising new syntheses, merging social science with fiction, design with politics, scholarship with experimental forms. With an opening chapter from Ha-Joon Chang as well as theory, short stories, and reflections on design, this book from Goldsmiths Press challenges and changes the notion that economics and science fiction are worlds apart. The result is a wealth of fresh and unusual perspectives for anyone who believes the economy is too important to be left solely to economists. Contributors AUDINT, Khairani Barokka, Carina Brand, Ha-Joon Chang, Miriam Cherry, William Davies, Mark Fisher, Dan Gavshon-Brady and James Pockson, Owen Hatherley, Laura Horn, Tim Jackson, Mark Johnson, Bastien Kerspern, Nora O Murchu, Tobias Revell et al., Judy Thorne, Sherryl Vint, Joseph Walton, Brian Willems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781906897680 20180611
Green Library
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1 online resource.
  • Preface 1. Introduction 2. Libertarian Philosophy 3. Economics and the Chicago School 4. The Chicago Plan: The Background 5. The Chicago Eight, Plus Four, Plus One 6. The Chicago Plan 7. Monetary Rules 8. Monetarism and Fiscal Monetarism 9. Business, Bankers and Bubbles 10. Taxation 11. Islamic Banking and Finance 12. Final Comments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351062732 20180326
Drawing on years of research, Gerald Steele delves into the diverse ideas of Henry Simons, a neglected economist whose work in the 1930s on monetary and financial instability is extremely relevant to today's debates about commercial bank credit, the interdependence of fiscal and monetary policy, and financial regulation. Steele describes the emergence of the first Chicago school of economics and its distinctive difference to the School subsequently associated with the Monetarism of Milton Friedman, and shows how Simons provides the basis for what is now referred to as `the fiscal theory of the price level' and how this differs from the monetarist attempt to control prices by controlling the supply of broad money. This book will be of interest to advanced students and researchers of the history of economic thought, economic history, macroeconomics and banking and finance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351062732 20180326
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xiv, 192 pages ; 25 cm
  • Preface 1. Introduction 2. Libertarian Philosophy 3. Economics and the Chicago School 4. The Chicago Plan: The Background 5. The Chicago Eight, Plus Four, Plus One 6. The Chicago Plan 7. Monetary Rules 8. Monetarism and Fiscal Monetarism 9. Business, Bankers and Bubbles 10. Taxation 11. Islamic Banking and Finance 12. Final Comments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351062725 20180423
Drawing on years of research, Gerald Steele delves into the diverse ideas of Henry Simons, a neglected economist whose work in the 1930s on monetary and financial instability is extremely relevant to today's debates about commercial bank credit, the interdependence of fiscal and monetary policy, and financial regulation. Steele describes the emergence of the first Chicago school of economics and its distinctive difference to the School subsequently associated with the Monetarism of Milton Friedman, and shows how Simons provides the basis for what is now referred to as `the fiscal theory of the price level' and how this differs from the monetarist attempt to control prices by controlling the supply of broad money. This book will be of interest to advanced students and researchers of the history of economic thought, economic history, macroeconomics and banking and finance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351062725 20180423
Green Library