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Rethinking economics, from the inside out.In the wake of the financial crisis and the Great Recession, economics seems anything but a science. In this sharp, masterfully argued book, Dani Rodrik, a leading critic from within, takes a close look at economics to examine when it falls short and when it works, to give a surprisingly upbeat account of the discipline.Drawing on the history of the field and his deep experience as a practitioner, Rodrik argues that economics can be a powerful tool that improves the world―but only when economists abandon universal theories and focus on getting the context right. Economics Rules argues that the discipline's much-derided mathematical models are its true strength. Models are the tools that make economics a science.Too often, however, economists mistake a model for the model that applies everywhere and at all times. In six chapters that trace his discipline from Adam Smith to present-day work on globalization, Rodrik shows how diverse situations call for different models. Each model tells a partial story about how the world works. These stories offer wide-ranging, and sometimes contradictory, lessons―just as children’s fables offer diverse morals.Whether the question concerns the rise of global inequality, the consequences of free trade, or the value of deficit spending, Rodrik explains how using the right models can deliver valuable new insights about social reality and public policy. Beyond the science, economics requires the craft to apply suitable models to the context.The 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers challenged many economists' deepest assumptions about free markets. Rodrik reveals that economists' model toolkit is much richer than these free-market models. With pragmatic model selection, economists can develop successful antipoverty programs in Mexico, growth strategies in Africa, and intelligent remedies for domestic inequality.At once a forceful critique and defense of the discipline, Economics Rules charts a path toward a more humble but more effective science.

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9780393246414 | W W Norton & Co Inc, October 13, 2015, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Rethinking economics, from the inside out.

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9780393353419 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, October 11, 2016), cover price $16.95

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Product Description: What is it about free-market ideas that give them tenacious staying power in the face of such manifest failures as persistent unemployment, widening inequality, and the severe financial crises that have stressed Western economies over the past forty years? Fred Block and Margaret Somers extend the work of the great political economist Karl Polanyi to explain why these ideas have revived from disrepute in the wake of the Great Depression and World War II, to become the dominant economic ideology of our time...read more

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9780674050716 | Harvard Univ Pr, April 30, 2014, cover price $52.50 | About this edition: What is it about free-market ideas that give them tenacious staying power in the face of such manifest failures as persistent unemployment, widening inequality, and the severe financial crises that have stressed Western economies over the past forty years?

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9780674970885 | Reprint edition (Harvard Univ Pr, August 29, 2016), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: What is it about free-market ideas that give them tenacious staying power in the face of such manifest failures as persistent unemployment, widening inequality, and the severe financial crises that have stressed Western economies over the past forty years?

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Product Description: Dotan Leshem recasts the history of the West from an economic perspective, bringing politics, philosophy, and the economy closer together and revealing the significant role of Christian theology in shaping economic and political thought...read more

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9780231177764 | Columbia Univ Pr, June 4, 2016, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Dotan Leshem recasts the history of the West from an economic perspective, bringing politics, philosophy, and the economy closer together and revealing the significant role of Christian theology in shaping economic and political thought.

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Product Description: Karl Polanyi (1886–1964) was one of the twentieth century's most original interpreters of the market economy. His penetrating analysis of globalization's disruptions and the Great Depression's underlying causes still serves as an effective counterargument to free market fundamentalism...read more

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9780231176088 | Columbia Univ Pr, May 31, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Karl Polanyi (1886–1964) was one of the twentieth century's most original interpreters of the market economy.

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Product Description: Economic Growth and the Origins of Modern Political Economy addresses the intellectual foundations of modern economic growth and European industrialization. Through an examination both of the roots of European industrialization and of the history of economic ideas, this book presents a uniquely broad examination of the origins of modern political economy...read more

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9781138930407 | Routledge, June 3, 2016, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: Economic Growth and the Origins of Modern Political Economy addresses the intellectual foundations of modern economic growth and European industrialization.

By Jeremiah Riemer (trans)

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9780231172585 | Columbia Univ Pr, May 3, 2016, cover price $27.00

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Product Description: Liberalism and Chinese Economic Development brings international contributors together in order to consider economic, political, social and legislative aspects of China’s modernization. This volume explores how liberalism is received and perceived, and whether it is adapted or adopted upon the basis of centuries of Chinese civilization and decades of capitalism...read more
By Gilles Campagnolo (editor)

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9781138909199 | Routledge, May 3, 2016, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: Liberalism and Chinese Economic Development brings international contributors together in order to consider economic, political, social and legislative aspects of China’s modernization.

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Product Description: This book contains commentaries from the series "Klassiker der Nationalökonomie" (classics of economics), which have been translated into English for the first time. This selection focuses on neglected, but notable writers in a deserted sub-discipline, localising the beginning of economic science not with Adam Smith, but with the moral question of usury and the good life in Antiquity...read more

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9780415430661, titled "Great Economic Thinkers from Antiquity to the Historical School: Translations from the Series Klassiker Der Nationalökonomie" | Routledge, April 8, 2016, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: This book contains commentaries from the series "Klassiker der Nationalökonomie" (classics of economics), which have been translated into English for the first time.

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Product Description: To follow.

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9781137341334 | Palgrave Macmillan, December 17, 2015, cover price $119.00 | About this edition: To follow.

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9781349577729 | Reprint edition (Palgrave Macmillan, December 31, 2017), cover price $110.00 | About this edition: To follow.

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Product Description: This book argues that the work of the Austrian economists, including Carl Menger, Joseph Schumpeter, Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich Hayek, has been too narrowly interpreted. Through a study of Viennese politics and culture, it demonstrates that the project they were engaged in was much broader: the study and defense of a liberal civilization...read more

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9781107126404 | Cambridge Univ Pr, February 29, 2016, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: This book argues that the work of the Austrian economists, including Carl Menger, Joseph Schumpeter, Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich Hayek, has been too narrowly interpreted.

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Product Description: Rethinking economics, from the inside out. In the wake of the financial crisis and the Great Recession, economics seems anything but a science. In this sharp, masterfully argued book, Dani Rodrik, a leading critic from within, takes a close look at economics to examine when it falls short and when it works, to give a surprisingly upbeat account of the discipline...read more
By James Conlan (narrator)

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9781511372664 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, March 22, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: Rethinking economics, from the inside out.

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Product Description: Despite some diversification modern economics still attracts a great deal of criticism. This is largely due to highly unrealistic assumptions underpinning economic theory, explanatory failure, poor policy framing, and a dubious focus on prediction...read more
By Jamie Morgan (editor)

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9781138962071 | Routledge, December 14, 2015, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: Despite some diversification modern economics still attracts a great deal of criticism.

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9781138962095 | Routledge, December 2, 2015, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Despite some diversification modern economics still attracts a great deal of criticism.

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Product Description: Why did the size of the U.S. economy increase by 3 percent on one day in mid-2013―or Ghana's balloon by 60 percent overnight in 2010? Why did the U.K. financial industry show its fastest expansion ever at the end of 2008―just as the world’s financial system went into meltdown? And why was Greece’s chief statistician charged with treason in 2013 for apparently doing nothing more than trying to accurately report the size of his country’s economy? The answers to all these questions lie in the way we define and measure national economies around the world: Gross Domestic Product...read more

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9780691156798 | Princeton Univ Pr, February 23, 2014, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Why did the size of the U.

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9780691169859 | Rev exp edition (Princeton Univ Pr, September 22, 2015), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Why did the size of the U.
9780538684132, titled "Communicating for Success: Teacher Resource Book" | 2 tch edition (South-Western Pub, February 1, 1999), cover price $147.95 | also contains Communicating for Success: Teacher Resource Book

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Product Description: How scientific is economics? This question has often been framed by analogies and correspondences made between economics and other, seemingly more well-established scientific disciplines, starting with classical mechanics. At the same time economics is likely to be seen in opposition to or in contrast with history, where the reliance upon generalizing rules, thought experiments, and model construction in economics is set against the amassing of particular facts intended to create narratives in history...read more

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9781138808898 | Routledge, September 9, 2015, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: How scientific is economics?

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Product Description: John F. Henry is an eminent economist who has made important contributions to heterodox economics drawing on Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Thorstein Veblen, and John Maynard Keynes. His historical approach offers radical insights into the evolution of ideas (ideologies and theories) giving rise to and/or induced by the changes in capitalist society...read more
By Tae-Hee Jo (editor) and Frederic S. Lee (editor)

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9781138797796 | Routledge, August 6, 2015, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: John F.

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9781107043374 | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 31, 2015, cover price $99.99

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9781107653764 | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 31, 2015, cover price $34.99

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Product Description: Economists have often paid visits to the field of criminology, examining the rational logic of offending. When economists examine criminal activity, they imply that offenders should be treated like any other social actor making rational choices...read more

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9780415824101 | Routledge, August 20, 2013, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Economists have often paid visits to the field of criminology, examining the rational logic of offending.

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9781138915183 | Reprint edition (Routledge, May 21, 2015), cover price $44.95 | About this edition: Economists have often paid visits to the field of criminology, examining the rational logic of offending.

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Product Description: It was only in the sixteenth century that texts began to refer to the significance of "economic activity" -- of sustaining life. This was not because the ordinary business of life was thought unimportant, but because the principles governing economic conduct were thought to be obvious or uncontroversial...read more

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9780190211615 | Oxford Univ Pr, March 3, 2015, cover price $74.00 | About this edition: It was only in the sixteenth century that texts began to refer to the significance of "economic activity" -- of sustaining life.

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Product Description: The Corporate Financiers is the fifth book in a series of discussions about the great minds in the history and theory of finance. While the series addresses the contributions of scholars in our understanding of modern finance, this volume presents the ways in which a corporation creates value...read more

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9781137341273 | Palgrave Macmillan, November 21, 2014, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: The Corporate Financiers is the fifth book in a series of discussions about the great minds in the history and theory of finance.

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Product Description: As one of the most famous economists of the twentieth century, Paul Anthony Samuelson revolutionized many branches of economic theory. As a diligent student of his predecessors, he reconstructed their economic analyses in the mathematical idiom he pioneered...read more

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9781107029934 | Cambridge Univ Pr, November 30, 2014, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: As one of the most famous economists of the twentieth century, Paul Anthony Samuelson revolutionized many branches of economic theory.

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Product Description: The purpose of this translated volume Tadeusz Kowalik's book is to examine Rosa Luxemburg's contribution to economic theory. The essential subject-matter is the dependence of capital accumulation on effective demand, the dependence of economic growth on specific capitalist barriers to growth...read more
By Hanna Szymborska (trans)

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9781137428332 | Palgrave Macmillan, December 18, 2014, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: The purpose of this translated volume Tadeusz Kowalik's book is to examine Rosa Luxemburg's contribution to economic theory.

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