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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 deliver a fundamental challenge to this insight, arguing that markets harm as well as help us. As long as there is profit to be made, sellers will systematically exploit our psychological weaknesses and our ignorance through manipulation and deception. Rather than being essentially benign and always creating the greater good, markets are inherently filled with tricks and traps and will "phish" us as "phools."Phishing for Phools therefore strikes a radically new direction in economics, based on the intuitive idea that markets both give and take away. Akerlof and Shiller bring this idea to life through dozens of stories that show how phishing affects everyone, in almost every walk of life. We spend our money up to the limit, and then worry about how to pay the next month's bills. The financial system soars, then crashes. We are attracted, more than we know, by advertising. Our political system is distorted by money. We pay too much for gym memberships, cars, houses, and credit cards. Drug companies ingeniously market pharmaceuticals that do us little good, and sometimes are downright dangerous.Phishing for Phools explores the central role of manipulation and deception in fascinating detail in each of these areas and many more. It thereby explains a paradox: why, at a time when we are better off than ever before in history, all too many of us are leading lives of quiet desperation. At the same time, the book tells stories of individuals who have stood against economic trickery―and how it can be reduced through greater knowledge, reform, and regulation.

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9780691168319 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 22, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: 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.

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9780691173023 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, August 22, 2016), cover price $16.95
9780536603586, titled "Microbiology" | 3rd edition (Ginn Pr, December 1, 1999), cover price $41.00 | also contains Microbiology

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Product Description: An exploration of how approaches that draw on evolutionary theory and complexity science can advance our understanding of economics.Two widely heralded yet contested approaches to economics have emerged in recent years: one emphasizes evolutionary theory in terms of individuals and institutions; the other views economies as complex adaptive systems...read more
By Alan Kirman (editor)

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9780262035385 | Mit Pr, August 19, 2016, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: An exploration of how approaches that draw on evolutionary theory and complexity science can advance our understanding of economics.

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Product Description: There is no doubt that behavioral economics is becoming a dominant lens through which we think about economics. Behavioral economics is not a single school of thought but representative of a range of approaches, and uniquely, this volume presents an overview of them...read more
By Shabnam Mousavi (editor)

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9781138821149 | Routledge, August 1, 2016, cover price $240.00 | About this edition: There is no doubt that behavioral economics is becoming a dominant lens through which we think about economics.

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Product Description: Economic growth has extraordinarily increased the availability of market goods to satisfy people’s need for comfort, but at the same time it has also raised great challenges to their working and family life. Will people learn the skill necessary to cope with these challenges and draw full enjoyment from economic growth? On the Foundations of Happiness in Economics explores this question by examining the work of Tibor Scitovsky, author of The Joyless Economy...read more

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9781138838369 | Routledge, June 3, 2016, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: Economic growth has extraordinarily increased the availability of market goods to satisfy people’s need for comfort, but at the same time it has also raised great challenges to their working and family life.

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Product Description: In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the landmark book Freakonomics comes this curated collection from the most readable economics blog in the universe. It’s the perfect solution for the millions of readers who love all things Freakonomics...read more

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9780062385321 | William Morrow & Co, May 5, 2015, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the landmark book Freakonomics comes this curated collection from the most readable economics blog in the universe.

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9780062451934 | Int edition (William Morrow & Co, December 29, 2015), cover price $8.99 | About this edition: In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the landmark book Freakonomics comes this curated collection from the most readable economics blog in the universe.
9780062392725 | Large print edition (Harpercollins, May 26, 2015), cover price $25.99 | About this edition: In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the landmark book Freakonomics comes this curated collection from the most readable economics blog in the universe.
9780062405333 | William Morrow & Co, May 5, 2015, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the landmark book Freakonomics comes this curated collection from the most readable economics blog in the universe.
9780553287844, titled "Night Hamburg Died" | Reissue edition (Bantam Books, October 1, 1990), cover price $4.95 | also contains Night Hamburg Died | About this edition: Book by Caidin, Martin
9780380841370, titled "Do Evil, Cheerfully" | Avon Books, July 1, 1983, cover price $2.95 | also contains Do Evil, Cheerfully
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9780062394927 | Unabridged edition (Harperaudio, May 5, 2015), cover price $34.99

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Product Description: A tempered and humane economy finds a balance between the market principle, “economic reward follows economic contribution,” and the family economic principle, “respect abilities, respect needs.” Markets are tempered by the wisdom gained from family experiences in the way that steel is iron tempered by fire...read more

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9780739194539 | Lexington Books, December 23, 2014, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: A tempered and humane economy finds a balance between the market principle, “economic reward follows economic contribution,” and the family economic principle, “respect abilities, respect needs.

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9780739194553 | Reprint edition (Lexington Books, April 20, 2016), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: A tempered and humane economy finds a balance between the market principle, “economic reward follows economic contribution,” and the family economic principle, “respect abilities, respect needs.
9780394333359, titled "Women in America the Oppressed Majority" | Random House Inc, June 1, 1977, cover price $11.79 | also contains Women in America the Oppressed Majority

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Product Description: How to become a trusted resource for consumers in a society of constant manipulation.People decide who to trust, what advice to heed, and which individuals to forge personal or transactional relationships with based on a simple metric of believability...read more

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9781118137536 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, May 22, 2012, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: How to become a trusted resource for consumers in a society of constant manipulation People decide who to trust, what advice to heed, and which individuals to forge personal or transactional relationships with based on a simple metric of believability.

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9781511384506 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, May 10, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: How to become a trusted resource for consumers in a society of constant manipulation.

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Product Description: Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics Get ready to change the way you think about economics.Nobel laureate Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans―predictable, error-prone individuals...read more

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9780393080940 | W W Norton & Co Inc, May 11, 2015, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Shortlisted for the Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.
9780387976433, titled "Dental Informatics: Integrating Technology into the Dental Environment" | Springer Verlag, January 1, 1992, cover price $99.00 | also contains Dental Informatics: Integrating Technology into the Dental Environment | About this edition: Dentistry today is changing because of new knowledge networks based on electronic technology.

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9780393352795 | W W Norton & Co Inc, June 14, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics Get ready to change the way you think about economics.

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9781501238673 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, May 11, 2015), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Winner of the Nobel Prize in EconomicsGet ready to change the way you think about economics.
9781501238697 | Com/cdr un edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, May 11, 2015), cover price $32.99 | About this edition: Winner of the Nobel Prize in EconomicsGet ready to change the way you think about economics.

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Product Description: Your most valuable asset...is you. LOADED will teach you how to make the most of it. "LOADED is that rare resource which somehow captures both theoretical and practical wisdom about money, personality, and life. Your views - and actions -with money will be much improved after reading the wonderful advice in LOADED...read more

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9781119258322 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, April 25, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Your most valuable asset.

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Product Description: A Course in Behavioral Economics 2e is an accessible and self-contained introduction to the field of behavioral economics. The author introduces students to the subject by comparing and contrasting its theories and models with those of mainstream economics...read more

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9781137512925 | 2 edition (Palgrave Macmillan, January 18, 2016), cover price $60.00 | About this edition: A Course in Behavioral Economics 2e is an accessible and self-contained introduction to the field of behavioral economics.
9780230304543 | Palgrave Macmillan, April 15, 2012, cover price $54.00 | About this edition: A Course in Behavioral Economics is a concise and reader-friendly introduction to one of the most influential areas of economics today.

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Product Description: Whether neoliberal, social democratic, state-guided, socialist, or postsocialist, feverish consumerism now characterizes political economies on the global scale. What is the common denominator of these systems that are supposedly so different? How has mass affluence shaped political freedoms, understandings of self, and identity politics? Are political ideologies grounded in human nature?Many rely on capitalism, the industrial revolution, or democratization to answer these questions...read more
By Brian J. McVeigh (editor)

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9781634839037 | Nova Science Pub Inc, December 10, 2015, cover price $190.00 | About this edition: Whether neoliberal, social democratic, state-guided, socialist, or postsocialist, feverish consumerism now characterizes political economies on the global scale.

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Product Description: Sarnikar cites evidence of frequent misconceptions of economics amongst students, graduates, and even some economists, and argues that behavioral economists are uniquely qualified to investigate causes of poor learning in economics...read more

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9781137501684, titled "What Can Behavioral Economics Teach Us About Teaching Economics?" | Palgrave Pivot, November 19, 2015, cover price $67.50 | About this edition: Sarnikar cites evidence of frequent misconceptions of economics amongst students, graduates, and even some economists, and argues that behavioral economists are uniquely qualified to investigate causes of poor learning in economics.

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Product Description: Business is a vital institution for a flourishing society, but there is mounting concern about its role in distorting wealth distribution, enabling and rewarding unethical behaviour, and despoiling the natural environment. A Consortium was formed in 2009 under the leadership of David Gautschi to bring together academics, business people, and interested members of society from around the world to discuss two questions: what is the purpose of business, and what is the role of the business school in the academy? Consortium Fellows gathered in eight sessions over five years from 29 countries to discuss, debate, and share perspectives on these questions...read more
By David Gautschi (editor)

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9781137503220 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 6, 2015, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Business is a vital institution for a flourishing society, but there is mounting concern about its role in distorting wealth distribution, enabling and rewarding unethical behaviour, and despoiling the natural environment.

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Product Description: This book presents a history of behavioral economics. The recurring theme is that behavioral economics reflects and contributes to a fundamental reorientation of the epistemological foundations upon which economics had been based since the days of Smith, Ricardo, and Mill...read more

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9781107039346, titled "Behavioral Economics: A History: A History" | Cambridge Univ Pr, February 28, 2014, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: This book presents a history of behavioral economics.

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9781107569546 | Cambridge Univ Pr, October 8, 2015, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: This book presents a history of behavioral economics.

Recognising that the economy is a complex system with boundedly rational interacting agents, the book presents a theory of behavioral rationality and heterogeneous expectations in complex economic systems and confronts the nonlinear dynamic models with empirical stylized facts and laboratory experiments. The complexity modeling paradigm has been strongly advocated since the late 1980s by some economists and by multidisciplinary scientists from various fields, such as physics, computer science and biology. More recently the complexity view has also drawn the attention of policy makers, who are faced with complex phenomena, irregular fluctuations and sudden, unpredictable market transitions. The complexity tools - bifurcations, chaos, multiple equilibria - discussed in this book will help students, researchers and policy makers to build more realistic behavioral models with heterogeneous expectations to describe financial market movements and macro-economic fluctuations, in order to better manage crises in a complex global economy.

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9781107019294 | Cambridge Univ Pr, March 11, 2013, cover price $69.99 | About this edition: Recognising that the economy is a complex system with boundedly rational interacting agents, the book presents a theory of behavioral rationality and heterogeneous expectations in complex economic systems and confronts the nonlinear dynamic models with empirical stylized facts and laboratory experiments.

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9781107564978 | Cambridge Univ Pr, October 8, 2015, cover price $34.99

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Product Description: Offers critical and analytic strategies to enrich the activity of reading across a range of genres and periods, applicable equally to literary and non-literary texts. Imaginative exercises teach methods of analysing and interpreting texts.

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9780415053198, titled "Ways of Reading: Advanced Reading Skills for Students of English Literature" | Routledge, August 1, 1992, cover price $79.95 | also contains Ways of Reading: Advanced Reading Skills for Students of English Literature | About this edition: Offers critical and analytic strategies to enrich the activity of reading across a range of genres and periods, applicable equally to literary and non-literary texts.

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Product Description: Winner of the Nobel Prize in EconomicsGet ready to change the way you think about economics.Nobel laureate Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans—predictable, error-prone individuals...read more

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9781501238680 | Com/cdr un edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, May 11, 2015), cover price $62.97 | About this edition: Winner of the Nobel Prize in EconomicsGet ready to change the way you think about economics.

Product Description: This study on Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the work of the Glasgow group, first published in 1952, now contains corrections and revisions of 25 years' further experience.

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9780415053075, titled "Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Modern Movement" | Reprint edition (Routledge, December 1, 1990), cover price $52.95 | also contains Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Modern Movement | About this edition: This study on Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the work of the Glasgow group, first published in 1952, now contains corrections and revisions of 25 years' further experience.

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Product Description: This book is the report of a collaborative effort. Frank Porporino and I arrived at the starting point for our work together by very different routes. Originally trained as an experimental psychologist, I had become in­ creasingly restive within the confines of the laboratory, and spent a sab­ batical year in the equivalent of a clinical internship...read more
By Therese Plummer (narrator)

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9780387966137, titled "Coping, Behavior, and Adaptation in Prison Inmates" | Springer Verlag, June 1, 1988, cover price $99.00 | also contains Coping, Behavior, and Adaptation in Prison Inmates | About this edition: This book is the report of a collaborative effort.

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Product Description: A fun and illuminating book full of surprising facts and amazing insights about how the laws of economics affect our everyday lives—perfect for fans of Freakonomics Did you know that another 10 centimeters of height boosts your income by thousands of dollars per year? Or that natural disasters attract more foreign aid if they happen on a slow news day? Drawing on examples and data, Andrew Leigh shows how economics can be used to illuminate what happens on the sporting field, in the stockmarket, and at work...read more

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9781743314715, titled "The Economics of Just About Everything: The Hidden Reasons for Our Curious Choices and Surprising Successes in Life" | Allen & Unwin, April 1, 2015, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: A fun and illuminating book full of surprising facts and amazing insights about how the laws of economics affect our everyday lives—perfect for fans of Freakonomics Did you know that another 10 centimeters of height boosts your income by thousands of dollars per year?

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Product Description: This volume, arising from a PSE-CEPREMAP-DIMeco conference, includes contributions by the some of the best-known researchers in happiness economics and development economics, including Richard Easterlin, who gave his name to the 'Easterlin paradox' that GDP growth does not improve happiness over the long run...read more
By Claudia Senik (editor)

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9780198723653 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 13, 2015, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: This volume, arising from a PSE-CEPREMAP-DIMeco conference, includes contributions by the some of the best-known researchers in happiness economics and development economics, including Richard Easterlin, who gave his name to the 'Easterlin paradox' that GDP growth does not improve happiness over the long run.

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Product Description: Research on happiness has steadily increased over the last decade, with different streams of inquiry converging into what has come to be known as 'modern happiness studies' (MHS). In this book, Alejo José G. Sison draws on the latest research in economics and psychology as well as Aristotelian virtue ethics to show why happiness is the ultimate value proposition for business...read more

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9781107044630 | Cambridge Univ Pr, December 31, 2014, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: Research on happiness has steadily increased over the last decade, with different streams of inquiry converging into what has come to be known as 'modern happiness studies' (MHS).

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Product Description: Kahneman and Tversky's Prospect Theory posits that people do not perceive outcomes as final states of wealth or welfare, but rather as gains or losses in relation to some reference point. People are generally loss averse, meaning that the disutility generated by a loss is greater than the utility produced by a commensurate gain...read more

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9780199972050 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 27, 2014, cover price $84.00 | About this edition: Kahneman and Tversky's Prospect Theory posits that people do not perceive outcomes as final states of wealth or welfare, but rather as gains or losses in relation to some reference point.

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