Economics round-up

February 28, 2008

Pricing Derivative Securities

Author: Thomas Wake Epps

Edition: Second

Publisher: World Scientific Press

Price: £46.00

ISBN 97898100339

A presentation of techniques for valuing derivative securities at a level suitable for students in doctoral programmes in economics and finance, and those in masters-level programmes in financial mathematics and computational finance. Epps seeks to provide the necessary mathematical tools from analysis, probability theory, the theory of stochastic processes and stochastic calculus.

Economics of Strategy

Authors: David Besanko, David Dranove, Mark Shanley and Scott Schaefer

Edition: Fourth

Publisher: Wiley

Price: £39.95

ISBN 9780471679455

This text aims to offer a solid economic foundation for strategic analysis. By presenting basic concepts of economic theory with ideas in modern strategy literature, the book seeks to supply an economic lens for viewing the broad sweep of the strategic activities of the firm.

Modern Developments in Behavioral Economics: Social Science Perspectives on Choice and Decision Making

Authors: John Malcolm Dowling and Chin Fang Yap

Edition: First

Publisher: World Scientific Press

Price: £37.00

ISBN 97898101435

This is the first book to bridge economics, psychology, sociology and political sciences and explain the details of decision-making. It looks at decision-making and behaviour from the point of view of individual behaviour and choice; group and interactive choice; and collective choices and decision-making.

Modern Economics

Authors: Jack Harvey and Ernie Jowsey

Edition: Eighth

Publisher: Palgrave

Price: £.99

ISBN 9780230551299

This, one of the foremost books in the field, aims to bring modern economics to introductory students in business and economics. This edition has been updated to reflect developments in a number of important and emerging areas.

Industrial Organization: Contemporary Theory and Empirical Applications

Authors: Lynne Pepall, Dan Richards and George Norman

Edition: Fourth

Publisher: Blackwell

Price: £29.95

ISBN 9781405176323

Using the tools of game theory, information economics, contracting issues and practical examples, this text examines all facets of industrial organisation to enhance students' understanding of real-world market events. This new edition includes current research on real business behaviour and public policy.

Public Sector Economics

Author: Richard Tresch

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave

Price: £34.99

ISBN 9780230522237

An exposition of public sector economic theory that provides a view of mainstream concepts with a strong theoretical focus throughout. Web-based examples will reinforce for students how these theories can be applied in a local and relevant real-world context.

Mathematics for Economists: An Introductory Textbook

Authors: Malcolm Pemberton and Nicholas Rau

Edition: Second

Publisher: Manchester University Press

Price: £25.00

ISBN 9780719075391

A self-contained treatment of all the mathematics needed by undergraduate and beginning-graduate students of economics. Building up from a very low level, the authors provide systematic coverage of calculus and matrix algebra, as well as easily accessible introductions to optimisation and dynamics.

Economics: European Edition

Authors: Paul Krugman, Robin Wells and Kathryn Graddy

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave

Price: £41.99

ISBN 9780716799566

An introductory text that combines an international scope of real-world examples and economic theory.

Economics, Strategy and the Firm

Author: Paul Cashian

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave

Price: £.99

ISBN 9780333992975

Cashian draws on the increasing synthesis of ideas from economics and business strategy to explain how organisations fulfil their corporate goals. The book provides an analytical framework showing how tools from economics can be used to explain, and even predict, the economic behaviour of organisations.

Monetary Economics in Developing Countries

Authors: Subrata Ghatak and Jose R. Sanchez-Fung

Edition: Third

Publisher: Palgrave

Price: £29.99

ISBN 9780230003347

This book highlights the basic principles of monetary economics and their application to developing countries. Updates include four new chapters, with material on financial crises, the debates surrounding inflation targeting and an examination of the role and future of financial institutions.

Applied Econometrics: A Modern Approach Using Eviews and Microfit

Authors: Demetrios Asteriou and Stephen G Hall

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave

Price: £.99

ISBN 9780230506404

An introduction to the various forms of econometric data and how to transfer and use the data in the most popular software packages.

An Introduction to Behavioral Economics

Author: Nick Wilkinson

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave

Price: £24.99

ISBN 9780230532595

This book provides an alternative approach to the standard economics model in understanding how and why economic decisions are made. It includes recent research and offers an overview of methodology as well as case studies in every chapter.

International Economics

Authors: Robert Christopher Feenstra and Alan M Taylor

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave

Price: £45.99

ISBN 9780716799047

Feenstra and Taylor present an overview of international economics that aims to enable students to think like economists. The text combines theory, stylised facts, application of the theory to current and historical examples, and discussion of recent empirical research.

Public Finance and Public Policy

Authors: Jonothon Gruber

Edition: Second

Publisher: Palgrave

Price: £63.99

ISBN 9780716799054

This text has been written to reflect current realities of public finance, enhancing its survey of traditional topics with an emphasis on empirical work and coverage of transfer programmes and social insurance. The new edition has been updated to include the most recent data and research.

Core Economics

Author: Gerald Stone

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave

Price: £45.99

ISBN 9781429212922

This is a traditional textbook focusing on the core topics. It includes key terms and definitions, end-of-chapter questions and problems, many of which have been drawn from today's headlines and the business press.

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