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From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics

From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics Book
Author : Ben Fine,Dimitris Milonakis
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2009-04-15
ISBN : 1134099371
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Is or has economics ever been the imperial social science? Could or should it ever be so? These are the central concerns of this book. It involves a critical reflection on the process of how economics became the way it is, in terms of a narrow and intolerant orthodoxy, that has, nonetheless, increasingly directed its attention to appropriating the subject matter of other social sciences through the process termed "economics imperialism". In other words, the book addresses the shifting boundaries between economics and the other social sciences as seen from the confines of the dismal science, with some reflection on the responses to the economic imperialists by other disciplines. Significantly, an old economics imperialism is identified of the "as if market" style most closely associated with Gary Becker, the public choice theory of Buchanan and Tullock and cliometrics. But this has given way to a more "revolutionary" form of economics imperialism associated with the information-theoretic economics of Akerlof and Stiglitz, and the new institutional economics of Coase, Wiliamson and North. Embracing one "new" field after another, economics imperialism reaches its most extreme version in the form of "freakonomics", the economic theory of everything on the basis of the most shallow principles. By way of contrast and as a guiding critical thread, a thorough review is offered of the appropriate principles underpinning political economy and its relationship to social science, and how these have been and continue to be deployed. The case is made for political economy with an interdisciplinary character, able to bridge the gap between economics and other social sciences, and draw upon and interrogate the nature of contemporary capitalism.

Freakonomics

Freakonomics Book
Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2006-10-05
ISBN : 0141928735
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Assume nothing, question everything. This is the message at the heart of Freakonomics, Levitt and Dubner's rule-breaking, iconoclastic book about crack dealers, cheating teachers and bizarre baby names that turned everyone's view of the world upside-down and became an international multi-million-copy-selling phenomenon. 'Prepare to be dazzled' Malcolm Gladwell 'A sensation ... you'll be stimulated, provoked and entertained. Of how many books can that be said?' Sunday Telegraph 'Has you chuckling one minute and gasping in amazement the next' Wall Street Journal 'Dazzling ... a delight' Economist 'Made me laugh out loud' Scotland on Sunday

21st Century Economics A Reference Handbook

21st Century Economics  A Reference Handbook Book
Author : Rhona C. Free
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2010-05-14
ISBN : 1412961424
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Interest in economics is at an all-time high. Among the challenges facing the nation is an economy with rapidly rising unemployment, failures of major businesses and industries, and continued dependence on oil with its wildly fluctuating price. Americans are debating the proper role of the government in company bailouts, the effectiveness of tax cuts versus increased government spending to stimulate the economy, and potential effects of deflation. Economists have dealt with such questions for generations, but they have taken on new meaning and significance. Tackling these questions and encompassing analysis of traditional economic theory and topics as well as those that economists have only more recently addressed, 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook is intended to meet the needs of several types of readers. Undergraduate students preparing for exams will find summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics. Readers interested in learning about economic analysis of an issue as well students embarking on research projects will find introductions to relevant theory and empirical evidence. And economists seeking to learn about extensions of analysis into new areas or about new approaches will benefit from chapters that introduce cutting-edge topics. To make the book accessible to undergraduate students, models have been presented only in graphical format (minimal calculus) and empirical evidence has been summarized in ways that do not require much background in statistics or econometrics. It is thereby hoped that chapters will provide both crucial information and inspiration in a non-threatening, highly readable format.

Super Golfonomics

Super Golfonomics Book
Author : Stephen Shmanske
Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
Release : 2014-08-13
ISBN : 9814612561
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Super Golfonomics continues along the path of Professor Shmanske's pathbreaking Golfonomics. It uses economic and statistical analysis of the sport of golf for three main purposes, (1) For the enjoyment of golfers and fans of professional golf, (2) to teach a little economics and show how it can be used to analyze the game of golf, and (3) to use golf statistics and golf course statistics to comment on social, political, and economic issues like gender discrimination, inefficient pricing and public finance. Professor Shmanske pioneered the field of golf economics with his early writings in Golfonomics. Now, Super Golfonomics presents his more recent scholarship in the field in a form accessible to an intelligent, general readership. Request Inspection Copy

The Oxford Handbook of Post Keynesian Economics Volume 2

The Oxford Handbook of Post Keynesian Economics  Volume 2 Book
Author : G. C. Harcourt,Peter Kriesler
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2013-08-16
ISBN : 019935930X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This two volume Handbook contains chapters on the main areas to which Post-Keynesians have made sustained and important contributions. These include theories of accumulation, distribution, pricing, money and finance, international trade and capital flows, the environment, methodological issues, criticism of mainstream economics and Post-Keynesian policies. The Introduction outlines what is in the two volumes, in the process placing Post-Keynesian procedures and contributions in appropriate contexts.

Tailoring the Green Suit

Tailoring the Green Suit Book
Author : Dan Smolen
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2011-03-16
ISBN : 9781449059811
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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TAILORING THE GREEN SUIT is about the process of developing a successful executive career in the new green economy. It is a career development book for U.S. executives seeking employment in green business. This book is for business executives who are interested in joining fast-growing, potentially lucrative green or sustainable industries. These industries may offer the greatest number and variety of future career opportunities.

Business Data Science Combining Machine Learning and Economics to Optimize Automate and Accelerate Business Decisions

Business Data Science  Combining Machine Learning and Economics to Optimize  Automate  and Accelerate Business Decisions Book
Author : Matt Taddy
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2019-08-23
ISBN : 1260452786
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Use machine learning to understand your customers, frame decisions, and drive value The business analytics world has changed, and Data Scientists are taking over. Business Data Science takes you through the steps of using machine learning to implement best-in-class business data science. Whether you are a business leader with a desire to go deep on data, or an engineer who wants to learn how to apply Machine Learning to business problems, you’ll find the information, insight, and tools you need to flourish in today’s data-driven economy. You’ll learn how to: •Use the key building blocks of Machine Learning: sparse regularization, out-of-sample validation, and latent factor and topic modeling•Understand how use ML tools in real world business problems, where causation matters more that correlation•Solve data science programs by scripting in the R programming language Today’s business landscape is driven by data and constantly shifting. Companies live and die on their ability to make and implement the right decisions quickly and effectively. Business Data Science is about doing data science right. It’s about the exciting things being done around Big Data to run a flourishing business. It’s about the precepts, principals, and best practices that you need know for best-in-class business data science.

The Skeptical Economist

The Skeptical Economist Book
Author : Jonathan Aldred
Publisher : Earthscan
Release : 2012
ISBN : 1849773262
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Skeptical Economist rejects the story told by other popular economics books. It shows that economics is not an agreed body of knowledge or an objective science. In reality, economics is built on ethical foundations, distinctive and controversial views about how we ought to live, and what we value.

The Satisfied Customer

The Satisfied Customer Book
Author : Claes Fornell
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2007-11-27
ISBN : 0230608620
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When faced with the choice between cutting costs or improving customer service, most companies focus on tangible assets. But in our service economy, the most important asset is intangible: a company's relationship with its customers. The Satisfied Customer is a blueprint for understanding this fact of modern business and reveals the unheralded value of customer satisfaction. Drawing on the results of a massive survey of American consumer satisfaction and including examples from companies like Home Depot and UPS, Fornell presents some surprising conclusions about outreach strategy (exceeding a customer's expectations is risky, and increasing customer complaints can actually be a good thing). He also explains how to quantify and increase the value of a firm's customer relationships--what he calls the Customer Asset.

Lynchings in Missouri 1803 1981

Lynchings in Missouri  1803 1981 Book
Author : Harriet C. Frazier
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2009-08-11
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"At least 227 mob lynchings are identified, confirmed, and documented. Topics include: lynchings of Native Americans and African Americans; law enforcement efforts to punish lynchers; horse/hog stealing, bank robbery, murder, sex crimes, and other offenses for which whites were lynched; a still-unsolved 1981 lynching; 50 falsely reported, doubtful, and/or foiled lynchings, 1857-1930"--Provided by publisher.

Think Like a Freak

Think Like a Freak Book
Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2014-05-13
ISBN : 1846147565
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the rule-breaking authors of international bestsellers Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, this is the ultimate guide to how to Think Like a Freak The Freakonomics books have come to stand for something: challenging conventional wisdom; using data rather than emotion to answer questions; and learning to unravel the world's secret codes. Now Levitt and Dubner have gathered up what they have learned and turned it into a readable and practical toolkit for thinking differently - thinking, that is, like a Freak. Whether you are interested in the best way to improve your odds in penalty kicks, or in major global reforms, here is a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems. Along the way, you'll learn how the techniques of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion can help you, the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria, why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying they're from Nigeria, and why Van Halen's demanding tour contract banning brown M&Ms was really a safety measure. You'll learn why sometimes it's best to put away your moral compass, and smarter to think like a child. You will be given a master class in incentives-because for better or worse, incentives rule our world. And you will learn to quit before you fail, because you can't solve tomorrow's problem if you aren't willing to abandon today's dud. Levitt and Dubner see the world like no one else. Now you can too. Never before have such iconoclastic thinkers been so revealing - and so much fun to read.

A Brief Guide to Smart Thinking

A Brief Guide to Smart Thinking Book
Author : James M. Russell
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2020-04-02
ISBN : 1472143671
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Each book is summarised to convey a brief idea of what each one has to offer the interested reader, while a 'Speed Read' for each book delivers a quick sense of what each book is like to read and a highly compressed summary of the main points of the book in question. The titles covered include thought-provoking classics on psychology, mindfulness, rationality, the brain, mathematical and economic thought and practical philosophy. The selection includes books about self-improvement as well as historically interesting accounts of how the mind works. Titles included go back as far as the Epictetus classic The Enchiridion and Bertrand Russell's charming The ABC of Relativity, and proceed through classics such as Edward de Bono's Lateral Thinking and into the digital era with titles such as The Shallows and Big Data. The books are arranged chronologically, which draws attention to some of the interesting juxtapositions and connections between them. Some of the titles included are: Freakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt; Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell; Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari; The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload, by Daniel J. Levitin; The Descent of Man, by Grayson Perry; How the Mind Works, by Steven Pinker; Black Box Thinking: Why Some People Never Learn from Their Mistakes - But Some Do, by Matthew Syed; We Should All Be Feminists, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond; The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb; Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl; The News: A User's Manual, by Alain de Botton; Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking, by Richard E. Nisbett; The ABC of Relativity, by Bertrand Russell; The Psychopath Test, by Jon Ronson; The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life, by Michael Puett; A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking; Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives, by Tim Harford; Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger; Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, by Michael Lewis; The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science That Could Save Your Life, by Ben Sherwood; Black Box Thinking, by Matthew Syed; Chaos: Making a New Science, by James Gleick; A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson; The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, by Nicholas Carr; Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality, by Scott Belsky; The Enchiridion, by Epictetus; Gödel, Escher, Bach, by Douglas R. Hofstadter; What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami; and Lateral Thinking, by Edward de Bono.

Getting Smart

Getting Smart Book
Author : Tom Vander Ark
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-09-20
ISBN : 1118115872
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A comprehensive look at the promise and potential of online learning In our digital age, students have dramatically new learning needs and must be prepared for the idea economy of the future. In Getting Smart, well-known global education expert Tom Vander Ark examines the facets of educational innovation in the United States and abroad. Vander Ark makes a convincing case for a blend of online and onsite learning, shares inspiring stories of schools and programs that effectively offer "personal digital learning" opportunities, and discusses what we need to do to remake our schools into "smart schools." Examines the innovation-driven world, discusses how to combine online and onsite learning, and reviews "smart tools" for learning Investigates the lives of learning professionals, outlines the new employment bargain, examines online universities and "smart schools" Makes the case for smart capital, advocates for policies that create better learning, studies smart cultures

Marketing

Marketing Book
Author : Charles W. Lamb,Joe F. Hair,Carl McDaniel
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2012-01-01
ISBN : 1133708587
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Engaging and thorough, MARKETING, 12th Edition shows students how marketing principles affect their day-to-day lives, as well as their significant influence on business decisions. Core topics include the social marketing phenomenon, entrepreneurship, C.R.M., global perspectives, and ethics, as well as in-depth discussions on key tools of the trade, such as metrics and the marketing plan. Intriguing coverage of newsworthy events clarifies the readings for students and gets them thinking about their own decisions in the consumer marketplace. Loaded with helpful learning features like detailed appendices, cases, vignettes, boxed features, and videos, MARKETING, 12th Edition gives students countless opportunities to develop and apply critical thinking skills while acquiring the marketing knowledge essential in the business world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Resilience

Resilience Book
Author : Andrew Zolli,Ann Marie Healy
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2012-07-10
ISBN : 0755360354
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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All systems break down. Some bounce back, others do not. This is a book about why. RESILIENCE is a dazzling exposition of fresh thinking about how the world works. It covers business, economic, geographic and social systems in a thrillingly readable narrative. A wealth of absorbing examples are covered, from the link between US oil prices and the recent 'tortilla riots' in Mexico to what was really happening when the US government decided not to bail out Lehman Bros. RESILIENCE introduces completely new ideas, such as 'flipping' which is when a systems has been pulled out of shape so often it changes forever. The thinking in RESILIENCE has crucial implications for how to understand the world in which we live.

Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication

Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication Book
Author : Kelsey, Sigrid,St.Amant, Kirk
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2008-05-31
ISBN : 1599048647
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Technology has changed communication drastically in recent years, facilitating the speed and ease of communicating, and also redefining and shaping linguistics, etiquette, and social communication norms. The Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication provides academics and practitioners with an authoritative collection of research on the implications and social effects computers have had on communication. With 69 chapters of innovative research contributed by over 90 of the world's leading experts in computer mediated communication, the Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication is a must-have addition to every library collection.