Economics round-up

May 24, 2012

Toward a Truly Free Market: A Distributist Perspective on the Role of Government, Taxes, Health Care, Deficits and More

Author: John C. Medaille

Edition: First

Publisher: ISI Books

Pages: 288

Price: £15.95

ISBN: 97816101707

Free-market leaders' attempts to reverse Keynesian economic policies have produced only greater debt and more centralised economic power. John Medaille contends that a truly free-market system can be achieved only when we stop pretending that economics is a physical science; he maintains that it must be viewed as a humane science, taking into account crucial social contexts. He argues, on economic rather than moral terms, that attempts to divorce economic equilibrium from economic equity will lead to an unbalanced economy, and he makes a case for the economic theory known as distributism.

Introductory Econometrics: A Practical Approach

Author: Hamid R. Seddighi

Edition: Second

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis

Pages: 384

Price: £125.00 and £44.99

ISBN: 9780415566872 and 6889

Billed by the publisher as the first serious attempt to explain the basics of econometrics and its applications as simply as possible, this text is written in recognition of the fact that a good standard of mathematical knowledge is no longer a necessary prerequisite for economics/financial economics undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. It thus aims to introduce this key subdivision of economics to an audience who might otherwise have been deterred by its complex nature.

Structural Macroeconomics

Authors: David N. DeJong and Chetan Dave

Edition: Second

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Pages: 428

Price: £41.95

ISBN: 9780691152875

In this exploration of the methodologies, models and techniques used to analyse the forces that shape national economies, the authors present a range of methods for characterising and evaluating empirical implications, including calibration exercises, method-of-moment procedures and likelihood-based procedures, both classical and Bayesian.

A Guide to Modern Econometrics

Author: Marno Verbeek

Edition: Fourth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Pages: 514

Price: £42.99

ISBN: 9781119951674

This guide to alternative techniques in econometrics places an emphasis on the practical application of these approaches. An updated fourth edition includes a wide range of topics such as time series analysis, co-integration, limited dependent variables, panel data analysis and the generalised method of moments. Supplementary material, including PowerPoint slides for lecturers, is available on a dedicated website.

The Economics of Taxation

Author: Bernard Salanie

Edition: Second

Publisher: MIT Press

Pages: 216

Price: £.95

ISBN: 9780262016346

A significantly revised second edition aims to relate the economic theories of taxation both to existing tax systems and to key empirical studies. It discusses the consequences of taxes on economic decisions and equilibrium outcomes and offers insights into how policymakers should design taxes. It also covers issues of central policy importance such as taxation of income from capital, environmental taxation and tax credits for low-income families.

The European Union: Economics and Policies

Author: Ali M. El-Agraa

Edition: Ninth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Pages: 518

Price: £36.99

ISBN: 9781107400115

A best-selling text now in its ninth edition, The European Union addresses student readers across disciplines in aiming to provide an understanding of the economics and policies of the EU. It covers all major EU policy areas as well as theories of economic integration, the theory of economic and monetary union, measurement of the economic effects of European integration and the legal dimension in EU integration. It provides an analysis of recent developments such as enlargement, the ratification of the Treaty of Nice and the Convention on the Future of Europe.

The Microeconomics of Risk and Information: A Two-Dimensional Treatment

Author: Richard Watt

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Pages: 240

Price: £65.00 and £24.99

ISBN: 9780230280793 and 0809

Richard Watt's concise text covers principal areas in the field, including risk aversion, simple portfolio theory, precautionary savings, risk sharing in the Edgeworth box, adverse selection and moral hazard. Adhering to a strict two-dimensional environment and using only basic calculus, this textbook is for students on advanced undergraduate and beginning postgraduate courses in economics, finance and other fields, who have studied microeconomics at the intermediate level.

In the Shadow of Adam Smith: Founders of Scottish Economics 1700-1900

Author: Donald Rutherford

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Pages: 352

Price: £60.00 and £26.00

ISBN: 9780230252097 and 2103

Former City analyst and University of Edinburgh academic Donald Rutherford adopts a thematic approach in considering a broad range of Scottish writers in economics, ranging from Adam Smith to Alfred Marshall. Drawing on many little-known sources, Rutherford argues for a distinctive Scottish contribution to the clash between natural liberty and socialist ideals.

Exchange-Rate Dynamics

Author: Martin D.D. Evans

Edition: First

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Pages: 600

Price: £52.00 and £62.40

ISBN: 9780691150895 and 9781400838844 (e-book)

Designed for postgraduate courses in finance, international finance and international macroeconomics, and as a reference for researchers in international economics, this text presents a range of literature on exchange-rate determination, offering fresh insights into one of the great challenges of international economics. The author aims to provide a comprehensive examination of the standard theories and research.

The European Union: Economics, Policy and History

Author: Susan Senior Nello

Edition: Third

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Pages: 502

Price: £42.99

ISBN: 9780077129668

The author, a University of Siena academic, aims to provide an introduction to the EU for undergraduates via a focus on policy. This edition includes a new chapter on the eurozone's structure, performance and outlook, with updated economic coverage that considers major EU policies, the economic crisis, the Treaty of Lisbon and Europe 2020 strategy.

Maths for Economics

Author: Geoff Renshaw

Edition: Third

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Pages: 704

Price: £39.99

ISBN 9780199602124

Geoff Renshaw aims to provide a solid foundation in the mathematical principles and methods used in economics, beginning by revisiting basic skills in arithmetic, algebra and equation-solving and slowly building to more advanced topics. An online resource offers tutorials, expanded solutions to progress exercises, PowerPoint presentations and password-protected content, including an instructor's manual, for lecturers.

History of Economic Thought: A Critical Perspective

Authors: E.K. Hunt and Mark Lautzenheiser

Edition: Third

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

Pages: 608

Price: £115.00 and £52.50

ISBN: 9780765625984 and 5991

Newly revised and intended to be more accessible to undergraduate students, this classic text retains the original organising theme, presenting the development of thought within the context of economic history. The new edition develops more fully the ideas of some of the early post-Keynesians, such as Joan Robinson, Nicholas Kaldor and Roy Harrod, and the last three chapters are updated to include the "great recession" of recent years. Instructor's materials with PowerPoint slides are available to lecturers.


Author: Badi H. Baltagi

Edition: Fifth

Publisher: Springer

Pages: 410

Price: £44.99

ISBN: 9783642200588

Intended as an introduction to the basic econometric methods and the underlying assumptions behind them, this textbook also includes a concise treatment of more advanced topics in spatial correlation, panel data, limited dependent variables, regression diagnostics, specification testing and time series analysis. Each chapter offers theoretical exercises as well as empirical illustrations using real economic applications.

Mathematics for Economics

Authors: Michael Hoy, John Livernois, Chris McKenna, Ray Rees and Thanasis Stengos

Edition: Third

Publisher; MIT Press

Pages: 1,000

Price: £62.95 and £40.95

ISBN: 9780262015073 and 2516228

Aiming to offer the mathematics required to tackle problems in economic analysis, this text follows the logic of the development of mathematics rather than that of an economics course and covers all the mathematics needed for undergraduate economics. A streamlined third edition offers new and updated examples. Some lengthier proofs and examples have been moved to a dedicated website, allowing the authors to add content without making the book bigger.

Modeling Monetary Economies

Authors: Bruce Champ, Scott Freeman and Joseph Haslag

Edition: Third

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Pages: 358

Price: £85.00 and £30.00

ISBN: 9781107003491 and 9780521177009

Designed for advanced undergraduate courses, this text approaches monetary economics via the classical paradigm of rational agents in a market setting, teaching from first principles. The third edition includes new material on money as a means of replacing imperfect social record keeping, the role of currency in banking panics, and a description of the policies used to deal with the recent banking crises.

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