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This guide will help find resources to research topics in economics.

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Economics in Two Lessons

Two-lesson economics means giving up the dogmatism of laissez-faire as well as the reflexive assumption that any economic problem can be solved by government action, since the right answer often involves a mixture of market forces and government policy.

Not What the Doctor Ordered

This book presents specific solutions to serious problems of cost, quality, access, and outcomes by allowing all Americans to purchase services directly from caregivers who provide an expanding array of medical services at least as well as physicians--at lower cost.

Good Economics for Hard Times

The winners of the Nobel Prize show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our day.

Economics for an Information Age

Economics for an Information Age examines the central role of information within economics and society.

Blaming Immigrants

Economist Neeraj Kaushal investigates the rising anxiety in host countries and tests common complaints against immigration. She finds that immigration, on balance, is beneficial.

What's Wrong with Economics

A passionate and informed critique of mainstream economics from one of the leading economic thinkers of our time. This insightful book looks at how mainstream economics' quest for scientific certainty has led to a narrowing of vision and a convergence on an orthodoxy that is unhealthy for the field, not to mention the societies which base policy decisions on the advice of flawed economic models.

The Handbook of Economic Development and Institutions

This book focuses on three critical issues: the definitions of institutions in order to argue for a causal link to development, the complex interplay between formal and informal institutions, and the evolution and coevolution of institutions and their interactions with the political economy of development.


Discover how we can expect the world to evolve in terms of demographics, economics, technology, environment and beyond.

The Handbook of Global Trade Policy

Provides a state-of-the-art overview of international trade policy research. The Handbook of Global Trade Policy offers readers a comprehensive resource for the study of international trade policy, governance, and financing.

The Nature and Method of Economic Sciences

The Nature and Method of Economic Sciences: Evidence, Causality, and Ends argues that economic phenomena can be examined from five analytical levels: a statistical descriptive approach, a causal explanatory approach, a teleological explicative approach, a normative approach and, finally, the level of application. This book is a valuable resource for students and scholars of the social sciences, philosophy, and the philosophy of economics. It will also be of interest to those researching political economy and the development of economic thought.


In Humanomics, Nobel Prize-winning economist Vernon L. Smith and his long-time co-author Bart J. Wilson bring their study of economics full circle by returning to the founder of modern economics, Adam Smith. Sometime in the last 250 years, economists lost sight of the full range of human feeling, thinking, and knowing in everyday life.