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Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke The World

By: Ahamed, Liaquat

Price: $8.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 2/21/2015

Seller ID: 9780143116806

ISBN: 0143116800

Condition: USED


Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize "A magisterial work...You can't help thinking about the economic crisis we're living through now." --"The New York Times Book Review" It is commonly believed that the Great Depression that began in 1929 resulted from a confluence of events beyond any one person's or government's control. In fact, as Liaquat Ahamed reveals, it was the decisions made by a small number of central bankers that were the primary cause of that economic meltdown, the effects of which set the stage for World War II and reverberated for decades. As yet another period of econom... View more info

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Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception

By: Akerlof, George A/Shiller, Rob

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780691168319

ISBN: 0691168318

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Mostly Harmless Econometrics: An Empiricist's Companion

By: Angrist, Joshua D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780691120355

ISBN: 0691120358

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The core methods in today's econometric toolkit are linear regression for statistical control, instrumental variables methods for the analysis of natural experiments, and differences-in-differences methods that exploit policy changes. In the modern experimentalist paradigm, these techniques address clear causal questions such as: Do smaller classes increase learning? Should wife batterers be arrested? How much does education raise wages? "Mostly Harmless Econometrics" shows how the basic tools of applied econometrics allow the data to speak. In addition to econometric essentials, "Mostly... View more info

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Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers is the New Way to Be Smart

By: Ayres, Ian

Price: $6.00

Publisher: BANTAM DELL: 8/3/2013

Seller ID: 9780553384734

ISBN: 0553384732

Condition: USED


An international sensation--and still the talk of the relevant blogosphere--this "Wall Street Journal "and "New York Times "business bestseller examines the "power" in numbers. Today more than ever, number crunching affects your life in ways you might not even imagine. Intuition and experience are no longer enough to make the grade. In order to succeed--even survive--in our data-based world, you need to become statistically literate. Cutting-edge organizations are already crunching increasingly larger databases to find the unseen connections among seemingly unconnected things to predict hu... View more info

Bastiat Collection

By: Bastiat, Claude

Price: $8.50

Seller ID: 9781610162005

ISBN: 1610162005

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Economic Sophisms

By: Bastiat, Frederic

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780910614146

ISBN: 0910614148

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Cost Disease: Why Computers Get Cheaper and Health Care Doesn't

By: Baumol, WIlliam J.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: YALE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780300179286

ISBN: 0300179286

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The exploding cost of health care in the United States is a source of widespread alarm. Similarly, the upward spiral of college tuition fees is cause for serious concern. In this concise and illuminating book, the well-known economist William J. Baumol explores the causes of these seemingly intractable problems and offers a surprisingly simple explanation. Baumol identifies the "cost disease" as a major source of rapidly rising costs in service sectors of the economy. Once we understand that disease, he explains, effective responses become apparent.Baumol presents his analysis with chara... View more info

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Economic Approach to Human Behavior

By: Becker, Gary S.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Seller ID: 9780226041124

ISBN: 0226041123

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Since his pioneering application of economic analysis to racial discrimination, Gary S. Becker has shown that an economic approach can provide a unified framework for understanding all human behavior. In a highly readable selection of essays Becker applies this approach to various aspects of human activity, including social interactions; crime and punishment; marriage, fertility, and the family; and "irrational" behavior. "Becker's highly regarded work in economics is most notable in the imaginative application of 'the economic approach' to a surprising breadth of human activity. Becker's ... View more info

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Human Capital: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis, with Special Reference to E

By: Becker, Gary S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR: 4/7/2016

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9780226041209

ISBN: 0226041204

Condition: USED


"Human Capital" is Becker's classic study of how investment in an individual's education and training is similar to business investments in equipment. Recipient of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Economic Science, Gary S. Becker is a pioneer of applying economic analysis to human behavior in such areas as discrimination, marriage, family relations, and education. Becker's research on human capital was considered by the Nobel committee to be his most noteworthy contribution to economics. This expanded edition includes four new chapters, covering recent ideas about human capital, fertility and econo... View more info

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Capital Ideas Evolving

By: Bernstein, Peter L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC:

Seller ID: 9780470452493

ISBN: 0470452498

Condition: USED


"A lot has happened in the financial markets since 1992, when Peter Bernstein wrote his seminal Capital Ideas. Happily, Peter has taken up his facile pen again to describe these changes, a virtual revolution in the practice of investing that relies heavily on complex mathematics, derivatives, hedging, and hyperactive trading. This fine and eminently readable book is unlikely to be surpassed as the definitive chronicle of a truly historic era."--John C. Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group and author, "The Little Book of Common Sense Investing" "Just as Dante could not have understood o... View more info

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Birth of Plenty: How the Prosperity of the Modern World was Created

By: Bernstein, William

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MCGRAW HILL BOOK CO:

Seller ID: 9780071747042

ISBN: 0071747044

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"Compact and immensely readable . . . a tour de force. Prepare to be amazed." -- John C. Bogle, Founder and Former CEO, The Vanguard Group "Vital--a cogent, timely journey through the economic history of the modern world." -- "Publishers Weekly" In "The Birth of Plenty," William Bernstein, the bestselling author of The Four Pillars of Investing, presents his provocative, highly acclaimed theory of why prosperity has been the engine of civilization for the last 200 years. This is a fascinating, irresistibly written "big-picture" work that highlights and explains the impact of four el... View more info

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Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World

By: Bishop, Matthew

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 7/6/2013

Seller ID: 9781596913745

ISBN: 1596913746

Condition: USED


An examination of how today's leading philanthropists are revolutionizing the field, using new methods to have a vastly greater impact on the world. For philanthropists of the past, charity was often a matter of simply giving money away. For the philanthrocapitalists - the new generation of billionaires who are reshaping the way they give - it's like business. Largely trained in the corporate world, these "social investors" are using big-business-style strategies and expecting results and accountability to match. Bill Gates, the world's richest man, is leading the way: he has promised his enti... View more info

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Central Banking in Theory and Practice

By: Blinder, Alan S.

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 9780262024396

ISBN: 026202439X

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Alan S. Blinder offers the dual perspective of a leading academic macroeconomist who served a stint as Vice-Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board -- one who practiced what he had long preached and then returned to academia to write about it. He tells central bankers how they might better incorporate academic knowledge and thinking into the conduct of monetary policy, and he tells scholars how they might reorient their research to be more attuned to reality and thus more useful to central bankers. View more info

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Genius of the Beast: A Radical Re-Vision of Capitalism

By: Bloom, Howard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: PROMETHEUS BKS:

Seller ID: 9781591027546

ISBN: 1591027543

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Is global capitalism on its last legs? Is the era of American leadership over? Has the West begun a decline into a new Dark Age? Does American civilization deserve to survive? These are the unnerving questions raised by the Great Crash of 2009. Visionary thinker Howard Bloom has a radically new answer. In The Genius of the Beast, the author of the acclaimed books The Lucifer Principle and Global Brain insists that global society has only begun to realize its full potential. Bloom argues that there's a hidden mandate beneath the surface of capitalism: "It's struggling to whisper and rumble its ... View more info

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Demon of Our Own Design: Markets, Hedge Funds, and the Perils of Financial Innov

By: Bookstaber, Richard

Price: $6.00

Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC:

Seller ID: 9780471227274

ISBN: 0471227277

Condition: USED


Inside markets, innovation, and riskWhy do markets keep crashing and why are financial crises greater than ever before? As the risk manager to some of the leading firms on Wall Street-from Morgan Stanley to Salomon and Citigroup-and a member of some of the world's largest hedge funds, from Moore Capital to Ziff Brothers and FrontPoint Partners, Rick Bookstaber has seen the ghost inside the machine and vividly shows us a world that is even riskier than we think. The very things done to make markets safer, have, in fact, created a world that is far more dangerous. From the 1987 crash to Citig... View more info

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Demon of Our Own Design: Markets, Hedge Funds, and the Perils of Financial Innov

By: Bookstaber, Richard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC: 4/26/2011

Seller ID: 9780470393758

ISBN: 0470393750

Condition: USED


Inside markets, innovation, and riskWhy do markets keep crashing and why are financial crises greater than ever before? As the risk manager to some of the leading firms on Wall Street-from Morgan Stanley to Salomon and Citigroup-and a member of some of the world's largest hedge funds, from Moore Capital to Ziff Brothers and FrontPoint Partners, Rick Bookstaber has seen the ghost inside the machine and vividly shows us a world that is even riskier than we think. The very things done to make markets safer, have, in fact, created a world that is far more dangerous. From the 1987 crash to Citig... View more info

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J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall

By: Bremmer, Ian

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 9/1/2012

Seller ID: 9780743274715

ISBN: 0743274717

Condition: USED


What "Freakonomics" does for understanding the economy, "The J Curve" does for better understanding how nations behave. The J curve is a visual tool that allows us to see at a glance why some crucial countries are in crisis and unstable while others are prosperous and politically solid. In this imaginative, playful, and practical guide, Ian Bremmer, an expert on the politics of international business, turns conventional wisdom on its head. He reveals how the United States can begin more successfully to act in its own interests. But "The J Curve" is not only for policymakers and their critic... View more info

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End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations?

By: Bremmer, Ian

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 1/19/2014

Seller ID: 9781591843016

ISBN: 1591843014

Condition: USED


Understanding the rise of state capitalism and its threat to global free markets "The End of the Free Market" details the growing phenomenon of state capitalism, a system in which governments drive local economies through ownership of market-dominant companies and large pools of excess capital, using them for political gain. This trend threatens America's competitive edge and the conduct of free markets everywhere. An expert on the intersection of economics and politics, Ian Bremmer has followed the rise of state-owned firms in China, Russia, the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, Iran,... View more info

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Panic of 1907: Lessons Learned from the Market's Perfect Storm

By: Bruner, Robert F./Carr, Sean D

Price: $8.00

Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC: 5/1/2015

Seller ID: 9780470152638

ISBN: 047015263X

Condition: USED


"Before reading "The Panic of 1907," the year 1907 seemed like a long time ago and a different world. The authors, however, bring this story alive in a fast-moving book, and the reader sees how events of that time are very relevant for today's financial world. In spite of all of our advances, including a stronger monetary system and modern tools for managing risk, Bruner and Carr help us understand that we are not immune to a future crisis."--Dwight B. Crane, Baker Foundation Professor, Harvard Business School"Bruner and Carr provide a thorough, masterly, and highly readable account of ... View more info

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Imperialism and World Economy (Monthly Review Press Classic Titles)

By: Bukharin, Nikolai

Price: $6.00

Publisher: MONTHLY REVIEW PR:

Seller ID: 9780853452904

ISBN: 0853452903

Condition: USED


Bukharin's 1919 anticipation of the growth of the internationalization of capital. View more info