Chang's Introduction to Economics Book List


Ha-Joon Chang's Introduction to Economics Books List is constructed using Chang's latest work, Economics: A User's Guide. The book is a beginners guide to economics that tries to give an overview of all schools of economic thought while leaving the readers to decide for themselves where they stand. It asks such questions as: What is Economics? What can - and can't - it teach about the world? Why does it matter? Chapter by chapter, Chang covers all the topics most relevant to the study of economics, and chapter by chapter, he includes further reading suggestions. These further reading suggestions have been used to create the following list, and the books appear on the list below in the order that they appear in Ha-Joon Chang's Economics: A User's Guide.

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1. Economics: The User's Guide

By Ha-Joon Chang

In his bestselling 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism, Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang brilliantly debunked many of the predominant myths of neoclassical economics. Now, in an entertaining and accessible primer, he explains how the global economy actually works—in real-world terms. Writing with irreverent wit, a deep ... More »

Economics: The User's Guide
The Puzzle of Modern Economics: Science or Ideology?

2. The Puzzle of Modern Economics: Science or Ideology?

By Roger E. Backhouse | Used Price: 50% Off

The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism provides a comprehensive survey of the field of multilingualism for a global readership, and an overview of the research which situates multilingualism in its social, cultural and political context. The handbook includes an introduction and five sections with thirty two chapters by leading ... More »

3. From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics

By Ben Fine; Dimitris Milonakis

Is or has economics ever been the imperial social science? Could or should it ever be so? These are the central concerns of this book. It involves a critical reflection on the process of how economics became the way it is, in terms of a narrow and intolerant ... More »

From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics
Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective

4. Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective

By Ha-Joon Chang

How did the rich countries really become rich?  In this provocative study, Ha-Joon Chang examines the great pressure on developing countries from the developed world to adopt certain 'good policies' and 'good institutions', seen today as necessary for economic development. His conclusions are compelling and disturbing: that developed ... More »

5. The Making of the Economic Society

By Robert L. Heilbroner; William Milberg

With its roots in history and eyes on the future, this book traces the development of our economic society from the Middle Ages to the present, offering a balanced perspective of why our economy is the way it is and where it may be headed. It explores the ... More »

The Making of the Economic Society
The World: A Beginner's Guide

6. The World: A Beginner's Guide

By Goran Therborn | Used Price: 50% Off

What is the world of the 21st century like now that the centrality of the West is no longer given? How were the societies and cultures of today's world together with their interconnections forged, and what is driving human society in our times? In short, what is the ... More »

7. Economics and World History: Myths and Paradoxes

By Paul Bairoch | Used Price: 70% Off

Paul Bairoch sets the record straight on twenty commonly held myths about economic history. Among these are that free trade and population growth have historically led to periods of economic growth; that a move away from free trade caused the Great Depression; and that colonial powers in the ... More »

Economics and World History: Myths and Paradoxes
The European Economy since 1945

8. The European Economy since 1945

By Barry Eichengreen | Used Price: 60% Off

In 1945, many Europeans still heated with coal, cooled their food with ice, and lacked indoor plumbing. Today, things could hardly be more different. Over the second half of the twentieth century, the average European's buying power tripled, while working hours fell by a ... More »

9. Capitalism Unleashed: Finance, Globalization, and Welfare

By Andrew Glyn | Used Price: 80% Off

This accessible and persuasive book challenges the notion of our capitalist destiny. It provides a clear and concise history of the problems facing the economies of Europe, Japan, and the US during the latter half of the twentieth century and questions whether capitalism has really brought the levels ... More »

Capitalism Unleashed: Finance, Globalization, and Welfare
The Unbound Prometheus

10. The Unbound Prometheus

By David S. Landes | Used Price: 60% Off

In this new edition of his classic history on revolution and economic development in Europe, David Landes reasserts his original arguments in the light of current debates about globalization and comparative economic growth. Questions about why Europe was the first to industrialize and the viability of the post-war ... More »

11. Contours of the World Economy 1-2030 AD

By Angus Maddison

This book seeks to identify the forces which explain how and why some parts of the world have grown rich and others have lagged behind. Encompassing 2000 years of history, Part 1begins with the Roman Empire and explores the key factors that have influenced economic development in Africa, ... More »

Contours of the World Economy 1-2030 AD
The Golden Age of Capitalism: Reinterpreting the Postwar Experience

12. The Golden Age of Capitalism: Reinterpreting the Postwar Experience

By Stephen A. Marglin; Juliet B. Schor

The period after World War Two, with its sustained growth and high employment rate, has been referred to as the "golden age" of capitalism. Blending historical analysis with economic theory, this work presents essays that scrutinize the institutions that fostered this growth and high employment as well as ... More »

13. Catch Up: Developing Countries in the World Economy

By Deepak Nayyar

Catch Up analyzes the evolution of developing countries in the world economy from a long-term historical perspective, from the onset of the second millennium but with a focus on the second half of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century. It is perhaps among ... More »

Catch Up: Developing Countries in the World Economy
Readings in Political Economy

14. Readings in Political Economy

By George Argyrous; Frank Stilwell

Readings in Political Economy: Economics as a Social Science challenges the conventional wisdom of neoclassical economic theory found in most standard textbooks. It examines alternative analytical frameworks and draws on the insights provided by contemporary feminist and environmental movements. Since the release of the ... More »

15. The State and the Economic System: An Introduction to the History of Political Economy

By Phyllis Deane

This book traces the history of economic thought over the last 300 years, from its emergence as a scientific discipline in the 17th century to the present. More than a conventional history, the book focuses on the evolution of the discipline in the light of the moral, ... More »

The State and the Economic System: An Introduction to the History of Political Economy
History of Economics

16. History of Economics

By John Kenneth Galbraith | 70% Off

A book explaining the history of economics; including the powerful and vested interests which moulded the theories to their financial advantage; as a means of understanding modern economics. More »

17. The Worldly Philosophers

By Robert L. Heilbroner | 80% Off

The bestselling classic that examines the history of economic thought from Adam Smith to Karl Marx—“all the economic lore most general readers conceivably could want to know, served up with a flourish” (The New York Times).The Worldly Philosophers not only enables us to see more deeply ... More »

The Worldly Philosophers
How Economics Forgot History

18. How Economics Forgot History

By Geoffrey M Hodgson

In arguably his most important book to date, Hodgson calls into question the tendency of economic method to try and explain all economic phenomena by using the same catch-all theories and dealing in universal truths. He argues that you need different theories to analyze different economic phenomena and ... More »

19. How Rich Countries Got Rich and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor

By Erik S. Reinert

In this refreshingly revisionist history, Erik S. Reinert shows how rich countries developed through a combination of government intervention, protectionism, and strategic investment—rather than through free trade. Yet when our leaders lecture poor countries on the right path to riches they do so in almost perfect ignorance of ... More »

How Rich Countries Got Rich and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor
The Wealth of Ideas: A History of Economic Thought

20. The Wealth of Ideas: A History of Economic Thought

By Alessandro Roncaglia

The Wealth of Ideas, first published in 2005, traces the history of economic thought, from its prehistory (the Bible, Classical antiquity) to the present day. In this eloquently written, scientifically rigorous and well documented book, chapters on William Petty, Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, William Stanley Jevons, ... More »

21. Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism

By George A. Akerlof; Robert J. Shiller

The global financial crisis has made it painfully clear that powerful psychological forces are imperiling the wealth of nations today. From blind faith in ever-rising housing prices to plummeting confidence in capital markets, "animal spirits" are driving financial events worldwide. In this book, acclaimed ... More »

Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism
The Theory of the Individual in Economics

22. The Theory of the Individual in Economics

By John B Davis

The concept of the individual and his/her motivations is a bedrock of philosophy. All strands of thought at heart come down to a particular theory of the individual. Economics, though, is guilty of taking this hugely important concept without questioning how we theorise it. This superb book remedies ... More »

23. Not Just for the Money: An Economic Theory of Personal Motivation

By Bruno S. Frey | Used Price: 70% Off

This text poses a challenge to traditional economic theory, arguing that people do not act in expectation of monetary gain alone, nor do they work solely to get paid. It aims to show that higher monetary compensation crowds-out motivation, and offering higher pay makes people less committed to ... More »

Not Just for the Money: An Economic Theory of Personal Motivation
The New Industrial State

24. The New Industrial State

By John Kenneth Galbraith | 90% Off

With searing wit and incisive commentary, John Kenneth Galbraith redefined America's perception of itself in The New Industrial State, one of his landmark works. The United States is no longer a free-enterprise society, Galbraith argues, but a structured state controlled by the largest companies. ... More »

25. Individualism and Economic Order

By Friedrich Hayek

In this collection of writings, Nobel laureate Friedrich A. Hayek discusses topics from moral philosophy and the methods of the social sciences to economic theory as different aspects of the same central issue: free markets versus socialist planned economies. First published in the 1930s and 40s, these essays ... More »

Individualism and Economic Order
Thinking, Fast and Slow

26. Thinking, Fast and Slow

By Daniel Kahneman | Used Price: 70% Off

Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economist’s 2011 Books of the Year ... More »

27. Reason in Human Affairs

By Herbert Simon

What can reason (or more broadly, thinking) do for us and what can't it do? This is the question examined by Herbert A. Simon, who received the 1978 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences "for his pioneering work on decision-making processes in economic organizations." The ability to apply reason ... More »

Reason in Human Affairs
Free Market Madness: Why Human Nature is at Odds with Economics

28. Free Market Madness: Why Human Nature is at Odds with Economics

By Peter A. Ubel | Under $1.00

Humans just aren't entirely rational creatures.We decide to roll over and hit the snooze button instead of going to the gym. We take out home loans we can't possibly afford. And did you know that people named Paul are more likely to move to St. Paul than other ... More »

29. The Skeptical Economist: Revealing the Ethics Inside Economics

By Jonathan Aldred | Used Price: 90% Off

Economics is unavoidably central to any attempt to improve our quality of life, but most people do not know why, or how to question its underlying assumptions. The Skeptical Economist rejects the story told by other popular economics books. Responding to Western malaise about quality of life, and ... More »

The Skeptical Economist: Revealing the Ethics Inside Economics
Social Limits to Growth

30. Social Limits to Growth

By Fred Hirsch

The promise of economic growth which has dominated society for so long has reached an impasse. In his classic analysis, Fred Hirsch argued that the causes of this were essentially social rather than physical. Affluence brings its own problems. As societies become richer, an increasing proportion ... More »

31. Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics

By Morten Jerven

One of the most urgent challenges in African economic development is to devise a strategy for improving statistical capacity. Reliable statistics, including estimates of economic growth rates and per-capita income, are basic to the operation of governments in developing countries and vital to nongovernmental organizations and other entities ... More »

Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics
Happiness: Lessons from a New Science

32. Happiness: Lessons from a New Science

By Richard Layard | Under $1.00

There is a paradox at the heart of our lives. We all want more money, but as societies become richer, they do not become happier. This is not speculation: It's the story told by countless pieces of scientific research. We now have sophisticated ways of measuring how happy ... More »

33. The World Economy

By Angus Maddison | Used Price: 60% Off

The World Economy brings together two reference works by Angus Maddison: The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective, first published in 2001, and The World Economy: Historical Statistics, published in 2003. This new edition contains STATlinks, a service providing access to the underlying data online in Excel format. This ... More »

The World Economy
Mismeasuring Our Lives: Why GDP Doesn't Add Up

34. Mismeasuring Our Lives: Why GDP Doesn't Add Up

By Joseph Stiglitz; Amartya Sen; Jean-Paul Fitoussi

In February of 2008, amid the looming global financial crisis, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France asked Nobel Prize–winning economists Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, along with the distinguished French economist Jean Paul Fitoussi, to establish a commission of leading economists to study whether Gross Domestic Product (GDP)—the most ... More »

35. Thinking about Growth

By Moses Abramovitz | Used Price: 90% Off

The essays in this book explore the forces behind modern economic growth and, in particular, the causes of the extraordinary surge of growth since the Second World War. The introductory essay is an extended treatment of the current views of economists on the growth process and its causes. ... More »

Thinking about Growth
Can We Afford the Future?: The Economics of a Warming World

36. Can We Afford the Future?: The Economics of a Warming World

By Frank Ackerman

According to many scientists, climate change is a growing threat to life as we know it, requiring a large-scale, immediate response. According to many economists, climate change is a moderately important problem; the best policy is a slow, gradual start, to avoid spending too much. They can't both ... More »

37. 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

By Ha-Joon Chang | Used Price: 60% Off

The acclaimed Ha-Joon Chang is a voice of sanity-and wit-in this lighthearted book with a serious purpose: to question the assumptions behind the dogma and sheer hype that the dominant school of neoliberal economists have spun since the Age of Reagan. 23 Things They Don't Tell You about ... More »

23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
Prosperity without Growth

38. Prosperity without Growth

By Tim Jackson

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 sustainability adviser to the UK government - makes a compelling case against continued economic growth in developed nations.No one denies ... More »

39. Modern Economic Growth

By Simon Kuznets

A country's economic growth may be defined as a long-term rise in capacity to supply increasingly diverse economic goods to its population, this growing capacity based on advancing technology and the institutional and ideological adjustments that it demands. All three components of the definition are important. This is ... More »

Modern Economic Growth
Inside the Black Box: Technology and Economics

40. Inside the Black Box: Technology and Economics

By Nathan Rosenberg | Used Price: 90% Off

Economists have long treated technological phenomena as events transpiring inside a black box and, on the whole, have adhered rather strictly to a self-imposed ordinance not to inquire too seriously into what transpires inside that box. The purpose of Professor Rosenberg's work is to break open and examine ... More »

41. De-Industrialization and Foreign Trade

By R. E. Rowthorn; J. R. Wells

The aim of this book is to analyse the inter-relationship between manufacturing output, employment and trade, and to look at the effect of development in each each of these areas of the economy on the rest of economic life; the specific context chosen for this analysis is post-war ... More »

De-Industrialization and Foreign Trade
Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy

42. Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy

By Joseph A. Schumpeter | 60% Off

In this definitive third and final edition (1950) of his masterwork, Joseph A. Schumpeter introduced the world to the concept of “creative destruction,” which forever altered how global economics is approached and perceived. Now featuring a new introduction by Schumpeter biographer Thomas K. McCraw, Capitalism, Socialism and ... More »

43. The Financial Crisis and the Global South: A Development Perspective

By Yilmaz Akyuz

This book is a major contribution exploring the policy options available for developing and emerging economies in response to the global economic crises. Written by a highly respected development economist, the book gives a clear-eyed account of the issues particular to these countries and critically evaluates different policy ... More »

The Financial Crisis and the Global South: A Development Perspective
Financialization and the World Economy

44. Financialization and the World Economy

By Gerald A. Epstein

`We are all acutely aware of the increasing role in economic life of financial markets, institutions and operations and the pursuit of financial rewards, that is financialization. This book helps us to understand this dominant feature of neo-liberalism by examining the distributional implications, the ... More »

45. The Nature of Money

By Geoffrey Ingham

In this important new book, Geoffrey Ingham draws on neglected traditions in the social sciences to develop a theory of the 'social relation' of money. * Genuinely multidisciplinary approach, based on a thorough knowledge of theories of money in the social sciences * An original development ... More »

The Nature of Money
Manias, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises

46. Manias, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises

By Charles P. Kindleberger

Selected as one of the best investment books of all time by the Financial Times, Manias, Panics and Crashes puts the turbulence of the financial world in perspective. Here is a vivid and entertaining account of how reckless decisions and a poor handling of money have led to financial ... More »

Profiting Without Producing: How Finance Exploits Us All

48. Profiting Without Producing: How Finance Exploits Us All

By Costas Lapavitsas

Financialization is one of the most innovative concepts to emerge in the field of political economy during the last three decades, although there is no agreement on what exactly it is. Profiting Without Producing puts forth a distinctive view defining financialization in terms of the fundamental conduct of ... More »

49. Money: The Unauthorized Biography

By Felix Martin | Used Price: 70% Off

From ancient currency to Adam Smith, from the gold standard to shadow banking and the Great Recession: a sweeping historical epic that traces the development and evolution of one of humankind’s greatest inventions.What is money, and how does it work? In this tour de force of political, cultural ... More »

Money: The Unauthorized Biography
The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money

50. The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money

By Brett Scott

Popular anger against the financial system has never been higher, yet the practical workings of the system remain opaque to many people. The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance aims to bridge the gap between protest slogans and practical proposals for reform. Brett Scott is a campaigner and former ... More »

51. Poor Economics

By Abhijit Banerjee; Esther Duflo | 50% Off

Why do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs? In Poor Economics, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two practical visionaries working toward ending world poverty, answer these questions from the ground. In a book the ... More »

Poor Economics
Global Poverty: How Global Governance is Failing the Poor

52. Global Poverty: How Global Governance is Failing the Poor

By David Hulme

Around 1.4 billion people presently live in extreme poverty, and yet despite this vast scale, the issue of global poverty had a relatively low international profile until the end of the 20th century. In this important new work, Hulme charts the rise of global poverty as a priority ... More »

53. The Haves and the Have-Nots

By Branko Milanovic | Used Price: 50% Off

Who is the richest person in the world, ever? Does where you were born affect how much money you’ll earn over a lifetime? How would we know? Why—beyond the idle curiosity—do these questions even matter? In The Haves and the Have-Nots, Branko Milanovic, one of the world’s leading ... More »

The Haves and the Have-Nots
Development as Freedom

54. Development as Freedom

By Amartya Sen | Used Price: 80% Off

By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics,  an essential and  paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development--for both rich and poor--in the twenty-first century. Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most efficient means of sustaining economic life and the key to securing the general welfare of ... More »

55. The Price of Inequality

By Joseph Stiglitz | Used Price: 60% Off

A forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–winning economist. America currently has the most inequality, and the least equality of opportunity, among the advanced countries. While market forces play a role in this stark picture, politics has shaped those market forces. In ... More »

The Price of Inequality
The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills

56. The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills

By David Stuckler; Sanjay Basu | 90% Off

Politicians have talked endlessly about the seismic economic and social impacts of the recent financial crisis, but many continue to ignore its disastrous effects on human health—and have even exacerbated them, by adopting harsh austerity measures and cutting key social programs at a time when constituents need them ... More »

57. The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

By Richard G. Wilkinson; Kate Pickett | 60% Off

It is a well-established fact that in rich societies the poor have shorter lives and suffer more from almost every social problem. The Spirit Level, based on thirty years of research, takes this truth a step further. One common factor links the healthiest and happiest societies: the degree ... More »

The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger
Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century

58. Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century

By Harry Braverman

This widely acclaimed book, first published in 1974, was a classic from its first day in print. Written in a direct, inviting way by Harry Braverman, whose years as an industrial worker gave him rich personal insight into work, Labor and Monopoly Capital overturned the reigning ideologies of ... More »

59. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

By Barbara Ehrenreich | Used Price: 80% Off

Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity.Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding ... More »

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
Childhood and Child Labour in the British Industrial Revolution

60. Childhood and Child Labour in the British Industrial Revolution

By Jane Humphries

This is a unique account of working-class childhood during the British industrial revolution. Using more than 600 autobiographies written by working men of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Jane Humphries illuminates working-class childhood in contexts untouched by conventional sources and facilitates estimates of age at starting work, social ... More »

61. Working Time Around the World

By Jon C. Messenger; Sangheon Lee

John Maynard Keynes once made the bold prediction that the three-hour work day would prevail for his grandchildren's generation. Seventy years later, the question of working time is as pertinent as it was at the inception of the 40-hour week. Not until now, however, has there been a ... More »

Working Time Around the World
Capital

62. Capital

By Karl Marx | Used Price: 70% Off

A landmark work in the understanding of capitalism, bourgeois society and the economics of class conflict, Karl Marx's Capital is translated by Ben Fowkes with an introduction by Ernest Mandel in Penguin Classics. One of the most notorious works of modern times, as well as one ... More »

63. Work and Welfare in Economic Theory

By Ugo Pagano | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

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Work and Welfare in Economic Theory
The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class

64. The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class

By Guy Standing | Used Price: 50% Off

Neo-liberal policies and institutional changes have produced a huge and growing number of people with sufficiently common experiences to be called an emerging class. In this book Guy Standing introduces what he calls the Precariat - a growing number of people across the world living and working precariously, ... More »

65. Involuntary Unemployment: Macroeconomics from a Keynesian Perspective

By James Anthony Trevithick

Suggestions for economic cures for inflation and unemployment differ widely. For example, the controversy that followed the publication of Keynes' "General Theory" in 1936 was considerable, but not as widely divergent as economic theories are at the present time. How are students to make sense of such a ... More »

Involuntary Unemployment: Macroeconomics from a Keynesian Perspective
Prelude to Political Economy

66. Prelude to Political Economy

By Kaushik Basu | Used Price: 80% Off

It is essential to view economics as embedded in politics and society. Prelude to Political Economy is a study of this embeddedness; it argues for an inclusive approach to institutions and the state. More »

67. The Limits of Liberty: Between Anarchy and Leviathan

By James M. Buchanan | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

"The Limits of Liberty is concerned mainly with two topics. One is an attempt to construct a new contractarian theory of the state, and the other deals with its legitimate limits. The latter is a matter of great practical importance and is of no small significance from the ... More »

The Limits of Liberty: Between Anarchy and Leviathan
The Role of the State in Economic Change

68. The Role of the State in Economic Change

By Ha-Joon Chang; R. E. Rowthorn | 50% Off

The role of the state has occupied center stage in the development of economics as an independent discipline and is one of the most contentious issues addressed by contemporary economists and political economists. In this volume, ten distinguished contributors examine patterns of interventionism and anti-interventionism in a wide ... More »

69. Embedded Autonomy

By Peter B. Evans | Used Price: 70% Off

In recent years, debate on the state's economic role has too often devolved into diatribes against intervention. Peter Evans questions such simplistic views, offering a new vision of why state involvement works in some cases and produces disasters in others. To illustrate, he looks ... More »

Embedded Autonomy
Depoliticizing Development: The World Bank and Social Capital

70. Depoliticizing Development: The World Bank and Social Capital

By John Harriss | Used Price: 50% Off

The idea of social capital – meaning, most simply put, 'social connections' – was unheard of outside a small circle of sociologists until very recently. Now, it is proclaimed by the World Bank to be the 'missing link' in international development and has become the subject of a ... More »

71. Why We Hate Politics

By Colin Hay

Politics was once a term with an array of broadly positive connotations, associated with public scrutiny, deliberation and accountability. Yet today it is an increasingly dirty word, typically synonymous with duplicity, corruption, inefficiency and undue interference in matters both public and private. How has this come to pass? ... More »

Why We Hate Politics
The Road to Serfdom

72. The Road to Serfdom

By Friedrich Hayek | Used Price: 70% Off

An unimpeachable classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and general readers for half a century. Originally published in 1944—when Eleanor Roosevelt supported the efforts of Stalin, and Albert Einstein subscribed lock, stock, and ... More »

73. Growing Public: Social Spending and Economic Growth since the Eighteenth Century

By Peter H. Lindert | Used Price: 90% Off

Peter Lindert inquires as to whether social policies that redistribute income impose constraints on economic growth. Although taxes and transfers have been debated for centuries, only recently have we been able to obtain a clear view of the evolution of social spending. Lindert argues that, contrary to the ... More »

Growing Public: Social Spending and Economic Growth since the Eighteenth Century
The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths

74. The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths

By Mariana Mazzucato | Used Price: 50% Off

This new bestseller from leading economist Mariana Mazzucato – named by the ‘New Republic’ as one of the ‘most important innovation thinkers’ today – is stirring up much-needed debates worldwide about the role of the State in innovation. Debunking the myth of a laggard State at odds with ... More »

75. Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism

By Ha-Joon Chang | Used Price: 80% Off

“Lucid, deeply informed, and enlivened with striking illustrations, this penetrating study could be entitled ‘Economics in the Real World.’ Chang reveals the yawning gap between standard doctrines concerning economic development and what really has taken place from the origins of the industrial revolution until today. His incisive analysis ... More »

Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism
Globalization in Question

76. Globalization in Question

By Grahame Thompson; Paul Hirst | 60% Off

'Globalization' is one of the key concepts of our time. It is used by both the right and the left as the cornerstone of their analysis of the international economy and polity. In both political and academic discussions, the assumption is commonly made that the process of economic ... More »

77. The Resistible Rise of Market Fundamentalism

By Richard Kozul-Wright; Paul Rayment | 60% Off

In this empirically grounded analysis of the world economy during the past 20 years, two eminent economists focus on trade, financial flows and foreign direct investment. They find that the economic forces presumed to be crucial for spreading the benefits of globalization have been less than global, much ... More »

The Resistible Rise of Market Fundamentalism
Outsourcing Economics: Global Value Chains in Capitalist Development

78. Outsourcing Economics: Global Value Chains in Capitalist Development

By William Milberg; Deborah Winkler

Outsourcing Economics has a double meaning. First, it is a book about the economics of outsourcing. Second, it examines the way that economists have understood globalization as a pure market phenomenon, and as a result have "outsourced" the explanation of world economic forces to other disciplines. Markets are ... More »

79. The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy

By Dani Rodrik | Used Price: 70% Off

"Cogent, well-written . . . critiques unalloyed globalization enthusiasts, taking aim at their desire to fully liberalize foreign trade ad capital movements." —Foreign Affairs In this eloquent challenge to the reigning wisdom on globalization, Dani Rodrik reminds us of the importance of the nation-state, arguing forcefully that when ... More »

The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy
Making Globalization Work

80. Making Globalization Work

By Joseph Stiglitz | Used Price: 90% Off

"A damning denunciation of things as they are, and a platform for how we can do better."—Andrew Leonard, Salon Building on the international bestseller Globalization and Its Discontents, Joseph E. Stiglitz offers here an agenda of inventive solutions to our most pressing economic, social, and environmental challenges, with ... More »

81. Why Globalization Works

By Martin Wolf | Under $1.00

A distinguished international economist here offers a powerful defense of the global market economy. Martin Wolf explains how globalization works, critiques the charges against it, argues that the biggest obstacle to global economic progress has been the failure not of the market but of governments, and offers a ... More »

Why Globalization Works

Author: David Thomson


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