Economic Theory

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Critically Capitalist

The Spirit of Asset Capitalism in South Korea

An ethnography of South Korea’s lay investors and aspiring millionaires that demonstrates how South Korea’s capitalism thrives on its critiques

The Postdevelopmental State

Dilemmas of Economic Democratization in Contemporary South Korea

Examining the struggle to align high-growth economic models with the egalitarian promises of democracy

The Dangerous Class

The Concept of the Lumpenproletariat

The lumpenstate dystopia of the Trump/Brexit era

Institutions and Economic Theory

The Contribution of the New Institutional Economics

2nd Edition

Explores the NIE with a critical assessment of its theoretical contributions

Altruistically Inclined?

The Behavioral Sciences, Evolutionary Theory, and the Origins of Reciprocity

An exploration of the role of altruism in the discipline of economics

Race, Liberalism, and Economics

Explores how economic reasoning relates to the broader concepts of liberalism and racism

Socialism After Hayek

Develops an ethical and economically feasible model of socialism, based on a novel synthesis of Hayekian market process theory, Marxian class theory, and an Aristotelian theory of justice

The Great Depression

An International Disaster of Perverse Economic Policies

A concise analysis of the economic policy mistakes that led to the Great Depression and the consequences that followed

Growth Triumphant

The Twenty-first Century in Historical Perspective

An economic historian and demographer considers what the world, freed from material need, will look like

Integrity and Agreement

Economics When Principles Also Matter

Moral principle---not mere self-interest---drives rational decision making

The Street Porter and the Philosopher

Conversations on Analytical Egalitarianism

Leading economists explore the premise that all social interactions are exchanges among inherently equal human beings

Future Directions for Heterodox Economics

A comprehensive survey of the current state—and future direction—of heterodox economic thought

The Cult of Statistical Significance

How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives

How the most important statistical method used in many of the sciences doesn't pass the test for basic common sense

In Defense of Monopoly

How Market Power Fosters Creative Production

A provocative defense of market dominance

Readings in Public Choice Economics

The first classroom book for undergraduate courses in public choice analysis, covering both political economy and social choice issues

Signaling Goodness

Social Rules and Public Choice

A new approach to analyzing political and charitable behavior posits that morality significantly affects that behavior

Volatile States

Institutions, Policy, and the Performance of American State Economies

New research reevaluates the disparities in economic growth and living standards among American states

Economics as a Social Science

An Approach to Nonautistic Theory

Rescues economic theory from mathematics, restoring a realistic approach to human motivations and behavior in the real world economy

The Great Breakthrough and Its Cause

Illuminates and explains the emergence of modern economic development in Western Europe after the seventeenth century

Polycentric Games and Institutions

Readings from the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis

Uses game theory to model institutions

Choice-Free Rationality

A Positive Theory of Political Behavior

Offers an alternative to the definition of 'rationality' for rational choice theory

Essays in History

Financial, Economic, Personal

Classic Kindleberger: Engaging and stimulating reading on eclectic topics in finance, economics, and the life of this captivating author

Comparative Law and Economics

The book links the study of comparative law with the study of law and economics

The Pillars of Economic Understanding

Ideas and Traditions

Major new history of economics that focuses on philosophical foundations of the discipline