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Macroeconomics (Web Enabled Edition), by Andrew B. Abel and Ben Bernanke Macroeconomics (Web Enabled Edition) - 4th Edition
by Andrew B. Abel and Ben Bernanke 
Dynamic Economics, by Jerome Adda and Russell W. Cooper Dynamic Economics - Quantitative Methods and Applications
by Jerome Adda and Russell W. Cooper 
The Size of Nations, by Alberto Alesina and Enrico Spolaore The Size of Nations
by Alberto Alesina and Enrico Spolaore 
Economics for an Imperfect World, by Richard Arnott, Bruce Greenwald, Ravi Kanbur, and Barry Nalebuff (eds.) Economics for an Imperfect World - Essays in Honor of Joseph Stiglitz
by Richard Arnott, Bruce Greenwald, Ravi Kanbur, and Barry Nalebuff (eds.) 
The Economics of the European Union, by Michael J. Artis and Frederick Nixson, Eds. The Economics of the European Union - Policy and Analysis
by Michael J. Artis and Frederick Nixson, Eds. 
Economic Growth, by Robert Barro and Xavier Sala-I-Martin Economic Growth - Second Edition
by Robert Barro and Xavier Sala-I-Martin 
Macroeconomics, by Robert Barro Macroeconomics - 5th Edition
by Robert Barro 
Inflation Targeting , by Ben S. Bernanke, Thomas Laubach, Frederic S. Mishkin, Adam S. Posen Inflation Targeting - Lessons from the International Experience
by Ben S. Bernanke, Thomas Laubach, Frederic S. Mishkin, Adam S. Posen 
Princeton University Press
Economics of Strategy, by David Besanko et al. Economics of Strategy
by David Besanko et al. 
Lectures on Macroeconomics, by Oliver J. Blanchard and Stanley Fischer Lectures on Macroeconomics
by Oliver J. Blanchard and Stanley Fischer  
The Chastening, by Paul Blustein The Chastening - Inside the Crisis That Rocked the Global Financial System and Humbled the IMF
by Paul Blustein 
Amazon.com - An author who tries to write an engaging book about the International Monetary Fund faces a daunting task. Who besides devoted readers of The Financial Times would want to read it? With The Chastening, however, Paul Blustein offers a remarkably accessible account of this off-putting institution and its importance to the world economy. "The IMF cultivates its mystique, seeking to appear all-knowing, scientific, and detached. To outsiders, it often comes across as a high priesthood with pretensions of divine powers and insight," he writes. Blustein tears down this fašade as he recounts some of the epic struggles of recent years: "As markets were sinking and defaults looming, the guardians of global financial stability were often scrambling, floundering, improvising, and striking messy compromises." Through dozens of interviews with IMF insiders, Blustein reveals how the institution really works--and how it often doesn't. There are fast-paced stories of success and failure on these pages, as Blustein describes efforts to bail out faltering economies in Korea, Russia, and elsewhere. Best of all, readers don't need economics degrees to keep pace: anybody who simply wants a primer on global financial systems will be well served by Blustein. --John Miller
Principles of Microeconomics and ActiveEcon CD Package, by Karl E. Case and Ray C. Fair Principles of Microeconomics and ActiveEcon CD Package - 6th Edition
by Karl E. Case and Ray C. Fair 
Frontiers of Business Cycle Research, by Thomas F. Cooley Frontiers of Business Cycle Research
by Thomas F. Cooley 
The Mystery of Capital, by Hernando Desoto, et al. The Mystery of Capital - Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else
by Hernando Desoto, et al. 
Thinking Strategically, by Avinash Dixit and Barry Nalebuff (Contributor) Thinking Strategically - The Competitive Edge in Business, Politics, and Everyday Live
by Avinash Dixit and Barry Nalebuff (Contributor) 
Macroeconomics, by Rudiger Dornbusch et al. Macroeconomics
by Rudiger Dornbusch et al. 
The Elusive Quest for Growth , by William Easterly The Elusive Quest for Growth - Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics
by William Easterly 
IMF Essays from a Time of Crisis, by Stanley Fischer IMF Essays from a Time of Crisis - The International Financial System, Stabilization, and Development
by Stanley Fischer 
Microeconomics and Behavior, by Robert Frank Microeconomics and Behavior
by Robert Frank 
Game Theory for Applied Economists, by Robert Gibbons Game Theory for Applied Economists
by Robert Gibbons 
Inequality in America, by James J. Heckman (Author), Alan B. Krueger (Author), Benjamin M. Friedman (Editor) Inequality in America - What Role for Human Capital Policies?
by James J. Heckman (Author), Alan B. Krueger (Author), Benjamin M. Friedman (Editor)  
Mathematics for Economics, by Michael Hoy, John Livernois, Chris McKenna, Ray Rees, Thanasis Stengos Mathematics for Economics - 2nd Edition
by Michael Hoy, John Livernois, Chris McKenna, Ray Rees, Thanasis Stengos 
Student Solutions Manual for Mathematics for Economics, by  Michael Hoy, John Livernois, Chris McKenna, Ray Rees, Thanasis Stengos Student Solutions Manual for Mathematics for Economics - 2nd Edition
by Michael Hoy, John Livernois, Chris McKenna, Ray Rees, Thanasis Stengos 
Contested Economic Institutions, by Torben Iversen Contested Economic Institutions - The Politics of Macroeconomics and Wage Bargaining in Advanced Democracies
by Torben Iversen 
Numerical Methods in Economics, by Kenneth Judd Numerical Methods in Economics
by Kenneth Judd 
Managerial Economics, by Paul G. Keat and Philip K.Y. Young Managerial Economics - Economic Tools for Today's Decision Makers
by Paul G. Keat and Philip K.Y. Young 
A Course in Microeconomic Theory, by David M. Kreps A Course in Microeconomic Theory
by David M. Kreps 
Notes on the Theory of Choice, by David M. Kreps Notes on the Theory of Choice - (Underground Classics in Economics)
by David M. Kreps 
Auction Theory, by Vijay Krishna Auction Theory
by Vijay Krishna 
Price Theory and Applications, by Steven E. Landsberg Price Theory and Applications
by Steven E. Landsberg 
Recursive Macroeconomic Theory, by Lars Ljungqvist and Thomas J. Sargent Recursive Macroeconomic Theory
by Lars Ljungqvist and Thomas J. Sargent 
Lectures on Microeconomic Theory, by Edward Malinvaud Lectures on Microeconomic Theory
by Edward Malinvaud 
Macroeconomics, by N. Gregory Mankiw Macroeconomics
by N. Gregory Mankiw 
Principles of Macroeconomics, by N. Gregory Mankiw Principles of Macroeconomics
by N. Gregory Mankiw 
Principles of Microeconomics, by N. Gregory Mankiw Principles of Microeconomics
by N. Gregory Mankiw 
Exercises in Dynamic Macroeconomic Theory, by Rodolfo E. Manuelli and Thomas J. Sargent Exercises in Dynamic Macroeconomic Theory
by Rodolfo E. Manuelli and Thomas J. Sargent 
Microeconomic Theory, by Andreu Mas-Colell et al. Microeconomic Theory
by Andreu Mas-Colell et al. 
Macroeconomics + Code Card for DiscoverEcon, by Campbell R. McConnell, et al. Macroeconomics + Code Card for DiscoverEcon
by Campbell R. McConnell, et al. 
Game Theory, by Roger Meyerson Game Theory - Analysis of Conflict
by Roger Meyerson 
Applied Computational Economics and Finance, by Mario J. Miranda and Paul L. Fackler Applied Computational Economics and Finance
by Mario J. Miranda and Paul L. Fackler 
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History, by Joel Mokyr (Editor), Oxford University Press The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History
by Joel Mokyr (Editor), Oxford University Press 
"What were the economic roots of modern industrialism? Were labor unions ever effective in raising workers' living standards? Did high levels of taxation in the past normally lead to economic decline? These and similar questions profoundly inform a wide range of intertwined social issues whose complexity, scope, and depth become fully evident in the Encyclopedia. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the field, the Encyclopedia is divided not only by chronological and geographic boundaries, but also by related subfields such as agricultural history, demographic history, business history, and the histories of technology, migration, and transportation. The articles, all written and signed by international contributors, include scholars from Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Covering economic history in all areas of the world and segments of ecnomies from prehistoric times to the present, the Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History is the ideal resource for students, economists, and general readers, offering a unique glimpse into this integral part of world history." (from the publisher-Oxford University Press).
Wage Dispersion : Why Are Similar Workers Paid Differently?, by Dale Mortensen Wage Dispersion : Why Are Similar Workers Paid Differently?
by Dale Mortensen 
The Essential John Nash, by John F. Nash et al. The Essential John Nash
by John F. Nash et al. 
From the Inside Flap:

"John Nash's creative work in game theory has of course had the most profound influence on both its mathematics and its practical applications in economics. It is very good to see his work in this area joined with his other mathematical contributions in a single volume, to give a more rounded perspective."--Kenneth J. Arrow, 1972 Nobel Laureate in Economics

"These papers are among the most important original contributions to mathematics of the twentieth century. They have been extremely influential and their influence continues to grow."--Joseph J. Kohn, Princeton University

"John Nash has attracted enormous popular interest over the past few years. In many ways, the notion of equilibrium in game theory that bears his name is the central concept in game theory, which has led to a revolution in the field of economics. This book, by bringing together Nash's work in game theory and in mathematics, will allow readers to appreciate the scope of his work."--David M. Kreps, Stanford Business School
Mathematics for Economists, by Malcolm Pemberton and Nicholas Rau Mathematics for Economists - An Introductory Textbook
by Malcolm Pemberton and Nicholas Rau  
Microeconomics, by Robert S. Pindyck and Daniel L. Rubinfeld Microeconomics - 5th Edition
by Robert S. Pindyck and Daniel L. Rubinfeld 
Advanced Macroeconomics, by David Romer Advanced Macroeconomics
by David Romer 
Mathematics for Economists, by Carl P. Simon and Lawrence Blume (Contributor) Mathematics for Economists
by Carl P. Simon and Lawrence Blume (Contributor)  
Wealth of Nations: Adam Smith, by Adam Smith, Edwin Cannan Wealth of Nations: Adam Smith - Edited, With Notes and Marginal Summary, by Edwin Cannan
by Adam Smith, Edwin Cannan 
Growth Theory, by Robert M. Solow Growth Theory - An Exposition
by Robert M. Solow 
Globalization and its Discontents, by Joseph Stiglitz Globalization and its Discontents
by Joseph Stiglitz 
Due to massive media coverage, many people are familiar with the controversy and organized resistance that globalization has generated around the world, yet explaining what globalization actually means in practice is a complicated task. For those wanting to learn more, this book is an excellent place to start. An experienced economist, Joseph Stiglitz had a brilliant career in academia before serving for four years on President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors and then three years as chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank. His book clearly explains the functions and powers of the main institutions that govern globalization--the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization--along with the ramifications, both good and bad, of their policies. He strongly believes that globalization can be a positive force around the world, particularly for the poor, but only if the IMF, World Bank, and WTO dramatically alter the way they operate, beginning with increased transparency and a greater willingness to examine their own actions closely. Of his time at the World Bank, he writes, "Decisions were made on the basis of what seemed a curious blend of ideology and bad economics, dogma that sometimes seemed to be thinly veiling special interests.... Open, frank discussion was discouraged--there was no room for it." The book is not entirely critical, however: "Those who vilify globalization too often overlook its benefits," Stiglitz writes, explaining how globalization, along with foreign aid, has improved the living standards of millions around the world. With this clear and balanced book, Stiglitz has contributed significantly to the debate on this important topic. --Shawn Carkonen (Amazon.com)
Monetary Policy Rules, by John B. Taylor Monetary Policy Rules
by John B. Taylor 
Microeconomic Analysis, by Hal. R. Varian Microeconomic Analysis
by Hal. R. Varian 

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