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50 Ideas You Really Need to Know : Economics

What exactly is a credit crunch? Why do footballers earn so much more than the rest of us? Which country is likely to be the world's leading economy in 10 years' time? Daily Telegraph economics editor Edmund Conway introduces and explains th

Conway, Edmund

Against Austerity

Five years into capitalism's deepest crisis, which has led to cuts and economic pain across the world, Against Austerity addresses a puzzling aspect of the current conjuncture: why are the rich still getting away with it? Why is protest so e

Seymour, Richard

Bankers' New Clothes
6 line illustration. 4 tables. 424

The past few years have shown that risks in banking can impose significant costs on the economy. Many claim, however, that a safer banking system would require sacrificing lending and economic growth. The Banke

Admati, Anat R., Hellwig, Martin

Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business and the World

The first book to explain why blockchain technology will fundamentally change our lives Blockchain is the ingeniously simple technology that powers Bitcoin. But it is much more than that, too. It is a public ledger to which everyone has acc

Tapscott, Don, Tapscott, Alex

Bonds of Debt
illustrations 200

Man is born free and is everywhere in debt,A" declared the Economist in the summer of 2010, a cheeky admission that indebtedness and liberation are once again on the agenda across the globe. In this timely book, cultural critic

Dienst, Richard

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political econ

Piketty, Thomas

Chronicles: On Our Troubled Times

The return of the best-selling, award-winning economist extraordinaire With the same powerful evidence, and range of reference, as his global bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century - and in columns of 700 words, rather than 700 pages

Piketty, Professor Thomas (Professor of Economics Paris School of Economics Paris School of Economics Paris School of Economics Paris School of Economics Professor of Economics, Paris School of Economics Professor of Economics, Paris School of Economics P

Concise History of International Finance
48 b/w illus. 5 tables 376

Ever since the financial crisis of 2008, doubts have been raised about the future of capitalism. In this broad-ranging survey of financial capitalism from antiquity to the present, Larry Neal reveals the ways in which

Neal, Larry

Contending Economic Theories
27 figures, 8 tables 424

Contending Economic Theories offers a unique comparative treatment of the three main theories in economics as it is taught today: neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian. Each is developed and discussed in its own chapter,

Wolff, Richard D., Resnick, Stephen A.

black & white illustrations 474

For hundreds of years economists have misrepresented the complexity of human psychology and worked with an asocial understanding of wellbeing. They have celebrated wealthy and powerful patrons and turned a blind e

Davey, Brian

Currency Wars : The Making of the Next Global Crisis

In 1971, President Nixon imposed national price controls and took the United States off the gold standard, an extreme measure intended to end an ongoing currency war that had destroyed faith in the U.S. dollar. Today we are engaged in a n

Rickards James


Almost everyone appreciates that economics is important. Politicians are always making us promises related to the economy - 'no more boom and bust', 'we'll get out of this recession', 'the deficit will be wiped out by year X'. But what is ec

Forder, James

Economics Book

All the big ideas, simply explained - an innovative and accessible guide to economics. This title brings economics to life with "The Economics Book", an essential guide to more that 100 of the big ideas in economic theory and practice coveri

Dorling Kindersley

Economics: An A-Z Guide
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 368

Economics is all around us, essential to every aspect of our lives. But just how much does the average person understand about what Economics is for, how it underpins crucial decisions taken every day and how it contin

Bishop, Matthew

Economics: The User's Guide

What is economics? What can - and can't - it explain about the world? Why does it matter? Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at Cambridge University, and writes a column for the Guardian. The Observer called his book 23 Things They Don't Tell Y

Chang, Ha-Joon

End of Finance

This new book by two distinguished Italian economists is a highly original contribution to our understanding of the origins and aftermath of the financial crisis. The authors show that the recent financial crisis cannot be understood simply

Amato, Massimo, Fantacci, Luca

End of Poverty
Illustrations (some col.), col. maps 416

Jeffrey Sachs draws on his remarkable 25 years' experience to offer a thrilling and inspiring vision of the keys to economic success in the world today. Marrying vivid storytelling with acute analysis, he

Sachs, Jeffrey D.

Essential Keynes

This book is edited with an introduction by Robert Skidelsky. "Many of the greatest economic evils of our time are the fruits of risk, uncertainty, and ignorance". (John Maynard). Keynes was the most influential economist, and one of the mos

Keynes, John Maynard, Skidelsky, Robert

Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe

Solidarity and prosperity fostered by economic integration: this principle has underpinned the European project from the start, and the establishment of a common currency was supposed to be its most audacious and tangible achievement. Since

Stiglitz, Joseph

12 line illustrations 312

Why has the Eurozone ended up with an unemployment rate more than twice that of the United States more than six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers? Why did the vast majority of low- and middle-income countries

Weisbrot, Mark

Finance and the Good Society

The reputation of the financial industry could hardly be worse than it is today in the painful aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. New York Times best-selling economist Robert Shiller is no apologist for the sins of finance--he is probab

Shiller, Robert J.


Cult bestseller, new buzz word..."Freakonomics" is at the heart of everything we see and do and the subjects that bedevil us daily: from parenting to crime, sport to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. Asking provocative and pro

Levitt, Steven D., Dubner, Stephen J.

Freefall : Free Markets and the Sinking of the Global Economy

This devastating and inspiring book, by one of the world's leading economic thinkers, lays out not only the course of the financial crisis which began in 2007, but its underlying causes, and shows why much more radical reforms are needed tha

Stiglitz, Joseph

From Financial Crisis to Stagnation
26 b/w illus. 26 tables 258

The US economy today is confronted with the prospect of extended stagnation. This book explores why. Thomas I. Palley argues that the Great Recession and destruction of shared prosperity is due to flawed economic pol

Palley, Thomas I.

From the Great Transformation to the Great Financialization

Four years into the unfolding of the most serious crisis since the 1930s, Karl Polanyi's prediction of the fateful consequences of unleashing the destructive power of unregulated market capitalism on peoples, nations, and the natural environ

Levitt, Kari Polanyi

Great Divide

Why has inequality increased in the Western world - and what can we do about it? In The Great Divide, Joseph E. Stiglitz argues that inequality is a choice - the cumulative result of unjust policies and misguided priorities. In these essays,

Stiglitz, Joseph

Great Escape
50 line illus. 376

The world is a better place than it used to be. People are healthier, wealthier, and live longer. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations. In The Great Escape, Angus

Deaton, Angus

Great Invention
illustrations 352

The world's principal measure of the health of economies is gross domestic product, or GDP: the sum of what all of us spend every day, from the contents of our weekly shopping to large capital spending by businesses. GDP also i

Masood, Ehsan

Hollowed Out
illustrations 272

For the past several decades, politicians and economists thought that high levels of inequality were good for the economy. But because America's middle class is now so weak, the US economy suffers from the kinds of problems tha

Madland, David

How the Other Half Banks

The United States has two separate banking systems-one serving the well-to-do and another exploiting everyone else. Deserted by banks and lacking credit, many people are forced to wander through a Wild West of payday lenders and check-cashin

Baradaran, Mehrsa

Human Economy

The global financial crisis has renewed concern about whether capitalist markets are the best way of organizing economic life. Would it not be better if we were to treat the economy as something made and remade by people themselves, rather t

Hart, Keith, Laville, Jean-Louis, Cattani, Antonio David


Inequality is one of our most urgent social problems. Curbed in the decades after World War II, it has recently returned with a vengeance. We all know the scale of the problem talk about the 99% and the 1% is entrenched in public debate but

Atkinson, Anthony B.

Inventing the Future

Neoliberalism isn't working. Austerity is forcing millions into poverty and many more into precarious work, while the left remains trapped in stagnant political practices that offer no respite. Inventing the Future is a bold new manifesto fo

Srnicek, Nick

Joy of Tax

"A brief but crucially important book." (Marcus Chown). In The Joy of Tax, tax campaigner Richard Murphy challenges almost every idea you have about tax. For him, tax is fundamentally about the ideas that shape the sort of society we want to

Murphy, Richard

Long Depression

The Long Depression looks at the current global economy from a Marxist perspective. London-based economist Michael Roberts argues that the global economy is in a depression, in which the profitability of capital is too low and debt built up

Roberts, Michael

Man vs Money
197(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 224

How does a country go bankrupt? How does the FTSE effect my piggy bank? Is there such thing as personal inflation? Economics is inescapable. Wherever you go, whatever you do, however you live your life, economics plays

Cowley, Stewart

Measuring Happiness
9 figures, 2 tables 224

Can money buy happiness? Is income a reliable measure for life satisfaction? In the West after World War II, happiness seemed inextricably connected to prosperity. Beginning in the 1960s, however, other values began to ga

Weimann, Joachim, Knabe, Andreas, Schob, Ronnie

New Way of the World

Exploring the genesis of neoliberalism, and the political and economic circumstances of its deployment, Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval dispel numerous common misconceptions. Neoliberalism is neither a return to classical liberalism nor th

Dardot, Pierre, Laval, Christian, Elliot, Gregory

Phishing for Phools

Ever since Adam Smith, the central teaching of economics has been that free markets provide us with material well-being, as if by an invisible hand. In Phishing for Phools, Nobel Prize-winning economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller del

Akerlof, George A., Shiller, Robert J.

Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable

After the economic meltdown of 2008, Warren Buffett famously warned, 'Beware of geeks bearing formulas.' But as James Weatherall demonstrates, not all geeks are created equal. Taking us from fin-de-siècle Paris to Rat Pack-era Las Vegas, fro

Weatherall James

Prosperity without Growth
Maps, figures, tables, graphs, bibliography, index 288

Is more economic growth the solution? Will it deliver prosperity and well-being for a global population projected to reach nine billion? In this explosive book, Tim Jackson - a top sustainab

Jackson, Tim

Punishing the Poor
black & white tables, figures 408

The punitive turn of penal policy in the United States after the acme of the Civil Rights movement responds, not to rising criminal insecurity, but to the social insecurity generated by the fragmentation of wage

Wacquant, Loic

Pursuit of Development
10 black and white halftones 240

What do we mean by development? How can citizens, governments and the international community foster development? The process by which nations escape poverty and achieve economic and social progress has been the

Goldin, Ian

Road from Mont Pelerin

What exactly is neoliberalism, and where did it come from? This volume attempts to answer these questions by exploring neoliberalism's origins and growth as a political and economic movement. Now with a new preface.

Mirowski, Philip

Seven Bad Ideas

A bold indictment of some of our most accepted mainstream economic theories--why they're wrong, and how they've been harming America and the world. Budget deficits are bad. A strong dollar is good. Controlling inflation is paramount. Pay re

Madrick, Jeff

Shifts and the Shocks: What We've Learned - and Have Still to Learn - from the Financial Crisis

In The Shifts and the Shocks, Martin Wolf - one of the world's most influential economic commentators and author of Why Globalization Works - presents his controversial and highly original analysis of the economic course of the last seven ye

Wolf, Martin

Shock Doctrine
Paperback 576

Around the world in Britain, the United States, Asia and the Middle East, there are people with power who are cashing in on chaos; exploiting bloodshed and catastrophe to brutally remake our world in their image. They are the shock

Klein Naomi


Signals is the story of the world economy, told in the language of everyday objects and events - from magazine covers and grocery stores to military action. The rising price but shrinking size of a steak, a bar of chocolate and an apartment

Malmgren, Dr. Pippa

Small Is Beautiful - Study of Economics as If People Mattered
200 x 130mm. 272

Small is Beautiful is E F Schumacher's stimulating and controversial study of world economies. This remarkable book is as relevant today and its themes as pertinent and thought-provoking as when it was first published thirty yea

Schumacher, E.F.

Systemic Fragility in the Global Economy

Just as contemporary economics failed to predict the 2008-09 crash, and over-estimated the subsequent brief recovery that followed, economists today are again failing to accurately forecast the slowing global economic growth, the growing fra

Rasmus, Jack

Taking Economics Seriously

There is nothing wrong with economics, Dean Baker contends, but economists routinely ignore their own principles when it comes to economic policy. What would policy look like if we took basic principles of mainstream economics seriously and

Baker, Dean

Taxing the Rich
20 line illus. 288

In today's social climate of acknowledged and growing inequality, why are there not greater efforts to tax the rich? In this wide-ranging and provocative book, Kenneth Scheve and David Stasavage ask when and why countries tax

Scheve, Kenneth, Stasavage, David


Saadia proves that "Star Trek" is an even more valuable cultural icon than we ever suspected. Charlie Jane Anders, former editor-in-chief, "io9" What would the world look like if everybody had everything they wanted or needed? "Trekonomics,

Saadia, Manu

Undercover Economist Strikes Back

A million readers bought The Undercover Economist to get the lowdown on how economics works on a small scale, in our everyday lives. Since then, economics has become big news. Crises, austerity, riots, bonuses - all are in the headlines all

Harford, Tim

Unjust Deserts
Paperback , 210 x 140mm. 230

In a lively synthesis of modern economic, technological and cultural research, Gar Alperovitz and Lew Daly demonstrate that up to 90% (and perhaps more) of current economic output derives not from individual ingenuit

Alperovitz, Gar, Daly, Lew

Unleashing Usury

Richard Westra argues that changes across the capitalist world at the turn of the 21st century put into play a global financial system which operates as a reincarnation of ancient usury. The book reexamines the historical record to show how

Westra, Richard (Pukyong National University, Korea Nagoya University, Japan Nagoya University, Japan Nagoya University, Japan Nagoya University, Japan Nagoya University, Japan Nagoya University, Japan Nagoya University, Japan Nagoya University, Japan)

Viking Economics

Scandinavians work less than we do, they have free childcare and healthcare, and they're just generally happier. We're told that we can't have what they have...but what if we can? In Viking Economics, George Lakey explains how the Nordic sys

Lakey, George

Zero Marginal Cost Society

The capitalist era is passing - not quickly, but inevitably. Rising in its wake is a new global collaborative Commons that will fundamentally transform our way of life. Ironically, capitalism's demise is not coming at the hands of hostile ex

Rifkin, Jeremy