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The Marketability of Political Skills
Glenn R. Parker
A sophisticated yet accessible analysis of the acquisition and marketability of political skills
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The Marketability of Political Skills
Glenn R. Parker
A sophisticated yet accessible analysis of the acquisition and marketability of political skills
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The Marketability of Political Skills
Glenn R. Parker
Members of Congress purposefully develop expertise to improve their employment prospects after they leave office
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Economics When Principles Also Matter
Lanse Minkler

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

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Economics When Principles Also Matter
Lanse Minkler

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

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How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives
Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre N. McCloskey
How the most important statistical method used in many of the sciences doesn't pass the test for basic common sense
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How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives
Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre N. McCloskey
How the most important statistical method used in many of the sciences doesn't pass the test for basic common sense
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How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives
Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre N. McCloskey
How the most important statistical method used in many of the sciences doesn't pass the test for basic common sense
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The Contribution of the New Institutional Economics
2nd Edition
Eirik Furubotn and Rudolf Richter
Explores the NIE with a critical assessment of its theoretical contributions
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The Contribution of the New Institutional Economics
2nd Edition
Eirik Furubotn and Rudolf Richter
Explores the NIE with a critical assessment of its theoretical contributions
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Possibilities and Limits of Reform
Thráinn Eggertsson
Surveys the new institutional theory of economic prosperity -- and decline. Explores institutional policy and opportunities for reform.
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Possibilities and Limits of Reform
Thráinn Eggertsson
Surveys the new institutional theory of economic prosperity -- and decline. Explores institutional policy and opportunities for reform.
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Liberty vs. Power in the Lives of Mexican Amate Painters
Tyler Cowen
Explores the world of three Mexican artists to reveal how globalization shapes their lives
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Liberty vs. Power in the Lives of Mexican Amate Painters
Tyler Cowen
Explores the world of three Mexican artists to reveal how globalization shapes their lives
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How Markets Create the Desires We Dislike
David George
Explores the failure of markets to shape desirable preferences
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How Markets Create the Desires We Dislike
David George
Explores the failure of markets to shape desirable preferences
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The Behavioral Sciences, Evolutionary Theory, and the Origins of Reciprocity
Alexander J. Field
An exploration of the role of altruism in the discipline of economics
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The Behavioral Sciences, Evolutionary Theory, and the Origins of Reciprocity
Alexander J. Field
An exploration of the role of altruism in the discipline of economics
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An Institutional Design Perspective
Vernon W. Ruttan
Synthesizes various strands of social science research and thought, including evolution of thought about development in anthropology, sociology, political science, and growth economics
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Social Rules and Public Choice
Phillip J. Nelson and Kenneth V. Greene
A new approach to analyzing political and charitable behavior posits that morality significantly affects that behavior
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Social Rules and Public Choice
Phillip J. Nelson and Kenneth V. Greene
A new approach to analyzing political and charitable behavior posits that morality significantly affects that behavior
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11. Cover image for 'Democracy, Governance, and Growth'
Stephen Knack, Editor
Demonstrates the importance of governance and social institutions to economic performance
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The Transformation of American Government
Randall G. Holcombe
An analysis of American political history using the economic framework of public choice theory
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13. Cover image for 'The Great Breakthrough and Its Cause'
Julian Simon
Illuminates and explains the emergence of modern economic development in Western Europe after the seventeenth century
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Economic Change in World History
E.L. Jones
An affordable new edition intended for course use
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Economic Change in World History
E.L. Jones
An affordable new edition intended for course use
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15. Cover image for 'Regions, Institutions, and Agrarian Change in European History'
Rosemary L. Hopcroft
An institutional approach to agricultural development in Europe leading to the "Rise of the West"
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The Development of Property Rights and Land Reform on the Brazilian Amazon Frontier
Lee J. Alston, Gary D. Libecap, and Bernardo Mueller
Describes conflicts over land use on the Brazilian frontier and analyzes the evolution of property rights from an institutional perspective
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The Development of Property Rights and Land Reform on the Brazilian Amazon Frontier
Lee J. Alston, Gary D. Libecap, and Bernardo Mueller
Describes conflicts over land use on the Brazilian frontier and analyzes the evolution of property rights from an institutional perspective
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The Twenty-first Century in Historical Perspective
Richard A. Easterlin
An economic historian and demographer considers what the world, freed from material need, will look like
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The Twenty-first Century in Historical Perspective
Richard A. Easterlin
An economic historian and demographer considers what the world, freed from material need, will look like
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18. Cover image for 'The Rebel's Dilemma'
Mark Irving Lichbach
The author brings significant new insights to the study of dissent, rebellion, and revolution
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Studies in the Voluntary Elicitation of Good Conduct
Daniel B. Klein, Editor
An exploration of how honesty prevails over the dishonest
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Bringing Life Back into Economics
Geoffrey M. Hodgson
How evolutionary ideas can be used to reconstruct economics.
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21. Cover image for 'The Cooperator's Dilemma'
Mark Irving Lichbach, Editor
A comprehensive and current presentation of the collective-action approach
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East Germany, 1989
Karl-Dieter Opp, Christiane Gern, and Peter Voss
Explains the extraordinary collapse of Communist East Germany
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Beyond the New Institutional Economics of Ethnic Trading Networks, Contract Law, and Gift-Exchange
Janet Tai Landa
How ethnic kin-based trading networks can rely on trust when a well-developed framework of contract laws is missing
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Hardcover 1995 $90.00 Available Add Hardcover for "Trust, Ethnicity, and Identity" to Cart
24. Cover image for 'Increasing Returns and Path Dependence in the Economy'
W. Brian Arthur
Pioneering work on an important new approach to economics.
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W. Brian Arthur
Pioneering work on an important new approach to economics.
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25. Cover image for 'Evolutionary Concepts in Contemporary Economics'
Richard W. England, Editor
A view of new work in economics taking an evolutionary approach.
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Hardcover 1994 $85.00 Available Add Hardcover for "Evolutionary Concepts in Contemporary Economics" to Cart
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This series provides a forum for theoretical and empirical investigations of social phenomena. It promotes works that focus on the interactions among cognitive processes, individual behavior, and social outcomes. It is especially open to interdisciplinary books that are genuinely integrative.

Economics, Cognition, and Society

This series provides a forum for theoretical and empirical investigations of social phenomena. It promotes works that focus on the interactions among cognitive processes, individual behavior, and social outcomes. It is especially open to interdisciplinary books that are genuinely integrative.


Peter J. Boettke, Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Founding Editor
Timur Kuran, Professor of Economics and Political Science, and Gorter Family Professor of Islam and the Social Sciences, Duke University

Editorial Board
Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Diego Gambetta, Reader, Sociology, University of Oxford, and Fellow, All Souls College, United Kingdom

Avner Greif, Bowman Family Professor in the Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University

Daniel Klerman, Charles L. and Ramona I. Hilliard Professor of Law and History, University of Southern California

Richard Swedberg, Professor of Sociology, Cornell University

Viktor Vanberg, Professor of Economics, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat, Freiburg, Germany

Paul Zak, Professor of Economics, Claremont Graduate University

Advisory Board
James M. Buchanan, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics, George Mason University

Albert O. Hirschman, Professor Emeritus, School of Social Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study. Princeton

Thomas Schelling, Emeritus Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland

Bruno Frey, Professor of Economics, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Douglass North, Spencer T. Olin Professor in Arts and Sciences, Washington University

Vernon Smith, Professor of Economics and Law, Chapman University

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Series Editor

Peter J. Boettke, Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Founding Editor
Timur Kuran, Professor of Economics and Political Science, and Gorter Family Professor of Islam and the Social Sciences, Duke University

Editorial Board
Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Diego Gambetta, Reader, Sociology, University of Oxford, and Fellow, All Souls College, United Kingdom

Avner Greif, Bowman Family Professor in the Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University

Daniel Klerman, Charles L. and Ramona I. Hilliard Professor of Law and History, University of Southern California

Richard Swedberg, Professor of Sociology, Cornell University

Viktor Vanberg, Professor of Economics, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat, Freiburg, Germany

Paul Zak, Professor of Economics, Claremont Graduate University

Advisory Board
James M. Buchanan, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics, George Mason University

Albert O. Hirschman, Professor Emeritus, School of Social Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study. Princeton

Thomas Schelling, Emeritus Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland

Bruno Frey, Professor of Economics, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Douglass North, Spencer T. Olin Professor in Arts and Sciences, Washington University

Vernon Smith, Professor of Economics and Law, Chapman University


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