This book addresses some of the many social challenges created by migration flows over the past decades. The volume brings together research from three different fields: economics, sociology and political science.
200 years after it was written, Adam Smith published The Wealth of Nations is still debated by governments internationally. Smith argued that 'mercantilism'-the theory that the national economy exists solely to strengthen the government, thus the government should regulate the economy-was wrong.
Friedrich Hayek's The Road to Serfdom (1944) analyzes the ways in which excessive government planning can erode democracy. The work draws influential parallels between the totalitarianism of both left and right, questioning the central government control exerted by Western democracies.
In his best selling book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, economist Thomas Piketty argues that capitalism has no tendency towards a fair distribution of wealth taking issue with the idea that inequality declines as capitalism matures.
When Manias, Panics, and Crashes was published (1978), the world was entering a new period of global economic turbulence. Economists based their analyses on the assumption that investors act rationally and often communicated their ideas with dry, technical language.
Considered his most important work, Mahbub ul Haq's Reflections on Human Development appeared at the end of his career in international development, and consolidates his revolutionary contribution to the discipline.
Born in 1961, US anthropologist and activist David Graeber was weaned on leftist politics, and declared himself an anarchist at age 16. He became an anthropology professor, and his early cultural research in Madagascar exposed him to poverty that he saw as caused by pressures to repay excessive government debt.
Classical economics suggests that market economies are self-correcting in times of recession or depression, and tend toward full employment and output. But English economist John Maynard Keynes disagrees. In his ground-breaking 1936 study The General Theory, Keynes argues that traditional economics has misunderstood the causes of unemployment.
In this short book, world famous economist Yanis Varoufakis sets out to answer his daughter Xenia's deceptively simple question. Using personal stories and famous myths - from Oedipus and Faust to Frankenstein and The Matrix - he explains what the economy is and why it has the power to shape our lives.
A bestselling dictionary. Wide-ranging and authoritative, it covers all aspects of economics, including economic theory as well as applied micro and macroeconomics and now also terms relevant to the financial crisis. An essential book for professional economists as well as for students and teachers of economics, business, and finance.
In his number 1 bestseller, Vince Cable, 'the sage of the credit crunch' (Daily Telegraph) explains how we got in to this mess and what it means.'The best book you can read to understand what on earth is going on out there.' Independent
Because the potential returns appear to be greater in poorer countries than in the developed world, modern economic theory implies that rich countries should continually invest in poor countries until returns balance out.
The Sunday Times BestsellerLonglisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2017`The John Maynard Keynes of the 21st century.' George Monbiot, Guardian`This is sharp, significant scholarship .
In Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea, Mark Blyth, a renowned scholar of political economy, provides a powerful and trenchant account of the shift toward austerity policies by governments throughout the world since 2009.
Ever since the nineteenth century, people have claimed that the prosperity enjoyed by the First World was the result of its devotion to unconstrained economic freedoms. Chang claims that, in fact, First World success was due to exactly the kinds of state intervention that traditional economic thinking consistently opposes today.
Focusing on the differences he observed in economic behavior between Catholics and Protestants, Weber's seminal 1905 work examines the role that morality plays in the lives people choose to lead seeking to isolate beliefs and practices that influenced economic behaviour.
We are, to use a technical economic term, screwed. The cowboy capitalists had a party with everyone's money and now we're all paying for it. What went wrong? And will we learn our lesson - or just carry on as before, like celebrating surviving a heart attack with a packet of Rothmans? This book tells the true story of the economic crisis.
What is economic growth? And why, historically, has it occurred in only a few places? Previous efforts to answer these questions have focused on institutions, geography, finances, and psychology. This book argues that in order to fully grasp the nature of economic growth we need to turn to the science of information, networks and complexity.
Combining a global approach with examples from everyday life, this work describes the lives of two children who live very different lives in different parts of the world: in the Mid-West USA and in Ethiopia. Along the way, it provides an introduction to key economic factors and concepts such as individual choices, national policies, and equity.
Presents an analysis of the financial crisis, what has happened since and where we should go from here. Tackling a wider range of subjects than in Capital, from productivity in Britain to Barack Obama, this book deals with liberation.
In the next twenty years the world economy will enjoy one of its strongest periods of growth. Greater innovation and technical change will increase opportunities. Life expectancy, income and educational standards will rise. This book looks objectively at the changing global economy - what is happening and what it means.
Assuming no prior knowledge of economics, this is an essential introduction to the subject designed specifically for undergraduate students. The author's accessible approach is combined with a wealth of questions and reflection points to ensure students fully understand key topics, and are able to apply their knowledge throughout.
Whilst we may not like tax very much, in contrast it is clear that we really do like the public services which governments provide. This title shows what tax is for and how it contributes to the creation of the society we aspire to.
Identifies seven ways in which mainstream economics has led us astray, and sets out a roadmap for bringing humanity into a sweet spot. This title deconstructs the character of "Rational economic man" and explains what really makes us tick. It also aims to reframe and redraw the future of economics for a new generation.