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As Gods Among Men As Gods Among Men: A History of the Rich in the West Guido Alfani

How the rich and the super-rich throughout Western history accumulated their wealth, behaved (or misbehaved) and helped (or didn’t help) their communities in times of crisis

Slow Burn Slow Burn: The Hidden Costs of a Warming World Robert Jisung Park

How the subtle but significant consequences of a hotter planet have already begun—from lower test scores to higher crime rates—and how we might tackle them today

Money Capital Money Capital: New Monetary Principles for a More Prosperous Society Patrick Bolton and Haizhou Huang

A novel perspective on monetary and fiscal policy that views money as the equity capital of a nation

The Bankers’ New Clothes The Bankers’ New Clothes: What’s Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It - New and Expanded Edition Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig

A Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Bloomberg Businessweek Book of the Year

Why our banking system is broken—and what we must do to fix it

Structural Econometric Modeling in Industrial Organization and Quantitative Marketing Structural Econometric Modeling in Industrial Organization and Quantitative Marketing: Theory and Applications Ali Hortaçsu and Joonhwi Joo

A concise and rigorous introduction to widely used approaches in structural econometric modeling

Microeconomic Foundations II Microeconomic Foundations II: Imperfect Competition, Information, and Strategic Interaction David M. Kreps

A cutting-edge introduction to key topics in modern economic theory for first-year graduate students in economics and related fields

Econometrics Econometrics Bruce Hansen

The most authoritative and up-to-date core econometrics textbook available

The Divine Economy The Divine Economy: How Religions Compete for Wealth, Power, and People Paul Seabright

A novel economic interpretation of how religions have become so powerful in the modern world

Probability and Statistics for Economists Probability and Statistics for Economists Bruce Hansen

A comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the mathematics that all economics students need to know

International Macroeconomics International Macroeconomics: A Modern Approach Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé, Martín Uribe, and Michael Woodford

An essential introduction to one of the most timely and important subjects in economics

Urban Economics and Fiscal Policy Urban Economics and Fiscal Policy Holger Sieg

An innovative advanced-undergraduate and graduate-level textbook in urban economics

Financial Economics of Insurance Financial Economics of Insurance Ralph S.J. Koijen and Motohiro Yogo

An authoritative and comprehensive graduate textbook on the modern insurance sector

The Wealth of a Nation The Wealth of a Nation: Institutional Foundations of English Capitalism Geoffrey M. Hodgson

How the development of legal and financial institutions transformed Britain into the world’s first capitalist country

The Corporation and the Twentieth Century The Corporation and the Twentieth Century: The History of American Business Enterprise Richard N. Langlois

A definitive reframing of the economic, institutional, and intellectual history of the managerial era

A Fabulous Failure A Fabulous Failure: The Clinton Presidency and the Transformation of American Capitalism Nelson Lichtenstein and Judith Stein

How the Clinton administration betrayed its progressive principles and capitulated to the right

The Chile Project The Chile Project: The Story of the Chicago Boys and the Downfall of Neoliberalism Sebastian Edwards

How Chile became home to the world’s most radical free-market experiment—and what its downfall suggests about the fate of neoliberalism around the globe

The Pandemic Paradox The Pandemic Paradox: How the COVID Crisis Made Americans More Financially Secure Scott Fulford

Why most Americans’ finances improved during the worst economic contraction since the Great Depression—and the policy choices that made this possible

A Crash Course on Crises A Crash Course on Crises: Macroeconomic Concepts for Run-Ups, Collapses, and Recoveries Markus K. Brunnermeier and Ricardo Reis

An incisive overview of the macroeconomics of financial crises—essential reading for students and policy experts alike

A Monetary and Fiscal History of the United States, 1961–2021 A Monetary and Fiscal History of the United States, 1961–2021 Alan S. Blinder

From the New York Times bestselling author, the fascinating story of U.S. economic policy from Kennedy to Biden—filled with lessons for today

The Power of Hope The Power of Hope: How the Science of Well-Being Can Save Us from Despair Carol Graham

Why hope matters as a metric of economic and social well-being

Career and Family Career and Family: Women’s Century-Long Journey toward Equity Claudia Goldin

Winner of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Economics

A renowned economic historian traces women’s journey to close the gender wage gap and sheds new light on the continued struggle to achieve equity between couples at home

Rebellion, Rascals, and Revenue Rebellion, Rascals, and Revenue: Tax Follies and Wisdom through the Ages Michael Keen and Joel Slemrod

An engaging and enlightening account of taxation told through lively, dramatic, and sometimes ludicrous stories drawn from around the world and across the ages

The Spirit of Green The Spirit of Green: The Economics of Collisions and Contagions in a Crowded World William D. Nordhaus

From a Nobel Prize–winning pioneer in environmental economics, an innovative account of how and why “green thinking” could cure many of the world’s most serious problems—from global warming to pandemics

The Profit Paradox The Profit Paradox: How Thriving Firms Threaten the Future of Work Jan Eeckhout

A pioneering account of the surging global tide of market power—and how it stifles workers around the world

What’s the Matter with Delaware? What’s the Matter with Delaware?: How the First State Has Favored the Rich, Powerful, and Criminal—and How It Costs Us All Hal Weitzman

How the “First State” has enabled international crime, sheltered tax dodgers, and diverted hard-earned dollars from the rest of us

What We Owe Each Other What We Owe Each Other: A New Social Contract for a Better Society Minouche Shafik

From one of the leading policy experts of our time, an urgent rethinking of how we can better support each other to thrive

In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio: The Stories, Voices, and Key Insights of the Pioneers Who Shaped the Way We Invest Andrew W. Lo and Stephen R. Foerster

How the greatest thinkers in finance changed the field and how their wisdom can help investors today

Virtuous Bankers Virtuous Bankers: A Day in the Life of the Eighteenth-Century Bank of England Anne L. Murphy

An intimate account of the eighteenth-century Bank of England that shows how a private institution became “a great engine of state”

The Economist’s Craft The Economist’s Craft: An Introduction to Research, Publishing, and Professional Development Michael S. Weisbach

An incisive guide that helps up-and-coming economists become successful scholars

Cogs and Monsters Cogs and Monsters: What Economics Is, and What It Should Be Diane Coyle

How economics needs to change to keep pace with the twenty-first century and the digital economy

Thinking like an Economist Thinking like an Economist: How Efficiency Replaced Equality in U.S. Public Policy Elizabeth Popp Berman

The story of how economic reasoning came to dominate Washington between the 1960s and 1980s—and why it continues to constrain progressive ambitions today

Adam Smith’s America Adam Smith’s America: How a Scottish Philosopher Became an Icon of American Capitalism Glory M. Liu

The unlikely story of how Americans canonized Adam Smith as the patron saint of free markets

Restarting the Future Restarting the Future: How to Fix the Intangible Economy Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake

From the acclaimed authors of Capitalism without Capital, radical ideas for restoring prosperity in today’s intangible economy

The Israeli Economy The Israeli Economy: A Story of Success and Costs Joseph Zeira

An authoritative economic history of Israel from its founding to the present

Complicit Complicit: How We Enable the Unethical and How to Stop Max H. Bazerman

What all of us can do to fight the pervasive human tendency to enable wrongdoing in the workplace, politics, and beyond

Democratic Federalism Democratic Federalism: The Economics, Politics, and Law of Federal Governance Robert P. Inman and Daniel L. Rubinfeld

An authoritative guide to federal democracy from two respected experts in the field

The Great Escape The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality Angus Deaton

A Nobel Prize–winning economist tells the remarkable story of how the world has grown healthier, wealthier, but also more unequal over the past two and half centuries

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism Anne Case and Angus Deaton

A New York Times Bestseller
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2020

Pioneers of Capitalism Pioneers of Capitalism: The Netherlands 1000–1800 Maarten Prak and Jan Luiten van Zanden

How medieval Dutch society laid the foundations for modern capitalism

Going the Distance Going the Distance: Eurasian Trade and the Rise of the Business Corporation, 1400-1700 Ron Harris

A historical look at the early evolution of global trade and how this led to the creation and dominance of the European business corporation

Credit Nation Credit Nation: Property Laws and Institutions in Early America Claire Priest

How American colonists laid the foundations of American capitalism with an economy built on credit

Essays on the Great Depression Essays on the Great Depression Ben S. Bernanke

From the Nobel Prize–winning economist and former chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, a landmark book that provides vital lessons for understanding financial crises and their sometimes-catastrophic economic effects

Labor in the Age of Finance Labor in the Age of Finance: Pensions, Politics, and Corporations from Deindustrialization to Dodd-Frank Sanford M. Jacoby

From award-winning economic historian Sanford M. Jacoby, a fascinating and important study of the labor movement and shareholder capitalism

The Mystery of the Invisible Hand The Mystery of the Invisible Hand: A Henry Spearman Mystery Marshall Jevons

Economics professor and amateur detective Henry Spearman tackles a mystery where the price of art is murder

A Deadly Indifference A Deadly Indifference: A Henry Spearman Mystery Marshall Jevons

Professor and amateur detective Henry Spearman trails a killer in the UK, using economics to try to solve the case

Murder at the Margin Murder at the Margin: A Henry Spearman Mystery Marshall Jevons

Professor and amateur sleuth Henry Spearman uses economics to try to solve a murder while on a Caribbean vacation

The Currency of Politics The Currency of Politics: The Political Theory of Money from Aristotle to Keynes Stefan Eich

Money in the history of political thought, from ancient Greece to the Great Inflation of the 1970s

Modeling Social Behavior Modeling Social Behavior: Mathematical and Agent-Based Models of Social Dynamics and Cultural Evolution Paul E. Smaldino

A comprehensive introduction to mathematical and agent-based modeling of social behavior

Campus Economics Campus Economics: How Economic Thinking Can Help Improve College and University Decisions Sandy Baum and Michael McPherson

An invaluable primer on the role economic reasoning plays in campus debate and decision making

The Economics of Sovereign Debt and Default The Economics of Sovereign Debt and Default Mark Aguiar and Manuel Amador

An integrated approach to the economics of sovereign default

Toward a Free Economy Toward a Free Economy: Swatantra and Opposition Politics in Democratic India Aditya Balasubramanian

The unknown history of economic conservatism in India after independence

Making Money in the Early Middle Ages Making Money in the Early Middle Ages Rory Naismith

An examination of coined money and its significance to rulers, aristocrats and peasants in early medieval Europe

The Inglorious Years The Inglorious Years: The Collapse of the Industrial Order and the Rise of Digital Society Daniel Cohen

How populism is fueled by the demise of the industrial order and the emergence of a new digital society ruled by algorithms

Arts and Minds Arts and Minds: How the Royal Society of Arts Changed a Nation Anton Howes

A history of the extraordinary society that has touched all aspects of British life

The Tolls of Uncertainty The Tolls of Uncertainty: How Privilege and the Guilt Gap Shape Unemployment in America Sarah Damaske

An indispensable investigation into the American unemployment system and the ways gender and class affect the lives of those looking for work

The Power to Destroy The Power to Destroy: How the Antitax Movement Hijacked America Michael J. Graetz

How the antitax fringe went mainstream—and now threatens America’s future

How to Make Money How to Make Money: An Ancient Guide to Wealth Management

An enriching collection of classical writings about how ancient Romans made—and thought about—money

Counterrevolution Counterrevolution: Extravagance and Austerity in Public Finance Melinda Cooper

A thorough investigation of the current combination of austerity and extravagance that characterizes government spending and central bank monetary policy

Discounting the Future Discounting the Future: The Ascendancy of a Political Technology Liliana Doganova

A pioneering exploration of the defining traits and contradictions of our relationship to the future through the lens of discounting

Pax Economica Pax Economica: Left-Wing Visions of a Free Trade World Marc-William Palen

The forgotten history of the liberal radicals, socialist internationalists, feminists, and Christians who envisioned free trade as the necessary prerequisite for anti-imperialism and peace

A Third Path A Third Path: Corporatism in Brazil and Portugal Melissa Teixeira

How Brazil and Portugal experimented with corporatism as a “third path” between laissez-faire capitalism and communism

Corporate Crime and Punishment Corporate Crime and Punishment: The Politics of Negotiated Justice in Global Markets Cornelia Woll

The geopolitics of American law enforcement and how it changed corporate criminal accountability in other countries

The Gilded Cage The Gilded Cage: Technology, Development, and State Capitalism in China Ya-Wen Lei

How China’s economic development combines a veneer of unprecedented progress with the increasingly despotic rule of surveillance over all aspects of life

The Solidarity Economy The Solidarity Economy: Nonprofits and the Making of Neoliberalism after Empire Tehila Sasson

The untold story of the role of humanitarian NGOs in building the neoliberal order after empire

Capitalism in the Colonies Capitalism in the Colonies: African Merchants in Lagos, 1851–1931 A. G. Hopkins

An account that challenges the conventional views of African merchants under colonialism, examining the emergence and changing fortunes of indigenous entrepreneurs in Lagos, Nigeria

Inequality and Globalization Inequality and Globalization: Improving Measurement through Integrated Financial Accounts Archawa Paweenawat and Robert M. Townsend

A remedy for the gap between micro and macro data, making measures of inequality and national income consistent with each other

The Paradox of Islamic Finance The Paradox of Islamic Finance: How Shariah Scholars Reconcile Religion and Capitalism Ryan Calder

How the booming Islamic finance industry became an ultramodern hybrid of religion and markets

Capitalism Capitalism: The Story behind the Word Michael Sonenscher

How the history of a word sheds new light on capitalism and modern politics

Fixing Social Security Fixing Social Security: The Politics of Reform in a Polarized Age R. Douglas Arnold

How Social Security has shaped American politics—and why it faces insolvency

Global Discord Global Discord: Values and Power in a Fractured World Order Paul Tucker and Paul Tucker

How to sustain an international system of cooperation in the midst of geopolitical struggle

Writing with Pleasure Writing with Pleasure Helen Sword

An essential guide to cultivating joy in your professional and personal writing

Aporophobia Aporophobia: Why We Reject the Poor Instead of Helping Them Adela Cortina

Why “aporophobia”—rejection of the poor—is one of the most serious problems facing the world today, and how we can fight it

Queer Career Queer Career: Sexuality and Work in Modern America Margot Canaday

A masterful history of the LGBT workforce in America

Data Driven Data Driven: Truckers, Technology, and the New Workplace Surveillance Karen Levy

A behind-the-scenes look at how digital surveillance is affecting the trucking way of life

The Grant Writing Guide The Grant Writing Guide: A Road Map for Scholars Betty Lai

A practical guide to effective grant writing for researchers at all stages of their academic careers

From Development to Democracy From Development to Democracy: The Transformations of Modern Asia Dan Slater and Joseph Wong

Why some of Asia’s authoritarian regimes have democratized as they have grown richer—and why others haven’t

The Institutional Foundation of Economic Development The Institutional Foundation of Economic Development Shiping Tang

A systemic account of how institutions shape economic development

The Power of Organizations The Power of Organizations: A New Approach to Organizational Theory Heather A. Haveman

How organizations developed in history, how they operate, and how research on them has evolved

Trading at the Speed of Light Trading at the Speed of Light: How Ultrafast Algorithms Are Transforming Financial Markets Donald MacKenzie

A remarkable look at how the growth, technology, and politics of high-frequency trading have altered global financial markets

Minds Wide Shut Minds Wide Shut: How the New Fundamentalisms Divide Us Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro

A timely exploration of intellectual dogmatism in politics, economics, religion, and literature—and what can be done to fight it

Syllabus Syllabus: The Remarkable, Unremarkable Document That Changes Everything William Germano and Kit Nicholls

How redesigning your syllabus can transform your teaching, your classroom, and the way your students learn

Understanding Institutions Understanding Institutions: The Science and Philosophy of Living Together Francesco Guala

A groundbreaking new synthesis and theory of social institutions

Financial Econometrics Financial Econometrics: Problems, Models, and Methods Christian Gourieroux and Joann Jasiak

Financial econometrics is a great success story in economics. Econometrics uses data and statistical inference methods, together with structural and descriptive modeling, to address rigorous economic problems. Its development within the...

The New Lombard Street The New Lombard Street: How the Fed Became the Dealer of Last Resort Perry Mehrling

How the U.S. Federal Reserve began actively intervening in markets

War, Wine, and Taxes War, Wine, and Taxes: The Political Economy of Anglo-French Trade, 1689–1900 John V.C. Nye

In War, Wine, and Taxes, John Nye debunks the myth that Britain was a free-trade nation during and after the industrial revolution, by revealing how the British used tariffs—notably on French wine—as a mercantilist tool to...

The Industrialists The Industrialists: How the National Association of Manufacturers Shaped American Capitalism Jennifer A. Delton

The first complete history of US industry's most influential and controversial lobbyist

Global Development Global Development: A Cold War History Sara Lorenzini

In the Cold War, "development" was a catchphrase that came to signify progress, modernity, and economic growth. Development aid was closely aligned with the security concerns of the great powers, for whom infrastructure and development...

Making the Cut Making the Cut: Hiring Decisions, Bias, and the Consequences of Nonstandard, Mismatched, and Precarious Employment David Pedulla

An in-depth look at how employers today perceive and evaluate job applicants with nonstandard or precarious employment histories

Quantitative Social Science Quantitative Social Science: An Introduction in tidyverse Kosuke Imai and Nora Webb Williams

A tidyverse edition of the acclaimed textbook on data analysis and statistics for the social sciences and allied fields

Data Analysis for Social Science Data Analysis for Social Science: A Friendly and Practical Introduction Elena Llaudet and Kosuke Imai

An ideal textbook for complete beginners—teaches from scratch R, statistics, and the fundamentals of quantitative social science

Work Matters Work Matters: How Parents’ Jobs Shape Children’s Well-Being Maureen Perry-Jenkins

How new parents in low-wage jobs juggle the demands of work and childcare, and the easy ways employers can help

Work Pray Code Work Pray Code: When Work Becomes Religion in Silicon Valley Carolyn Chen

How tech giants are reshaping spirituality to serve their religion of peak productivity

In Asian Waters In Asian Waters: Oceanic Worlds from Yemen to Yokohama Eric Tagliacozzo

A sweeping account of how the sea routes of Asia have transformed a vast expanse of the globe over the past five hundred years, powerfully shaping the modern world

The Secret Syllabus The Secret Syllabus: A Guide to the Unwritten Rules of College Success Jay Phelan and Terry Burnham

The unwritten rules of success that every student must follow to thrive in college

Adam Smith Reconsidered Adam Smith Reconsidered: History, Liberty, and the Foundations of Modern Politics Paul Sagar

A radical reinterpretation of Adam Smith that challenges economists, moral philosophers, political theorists, and intellectual historians to rethink him—and why he matters

The Economy of Promises The Economy of Promises: Trust, Power, and Credit in America Bruce G. Carruthers

A comprehensive and illuminating account of the history of credit in America—and how it continues to divide the haves from the have-nots

Spiderweb Capitalism Spiderweb Capitalism: How Global Elites Exploit Frontier Markets Kimberly Kay Hoang

A behind-the-scenes look at how the rich and powerful use offshore shell corporations to conceal their wealth and make themselves richer

Every Household Its Own Government Every Household Its Own Government: Improvised Infrastructure, Entrepreneurial Citizens, and the State in Nigeria Daniel Jordan Smith

An up-close account of how Nigerians’ self-reliance in the absence of reliable government services enables official dysfunction to strengthen state power

Pliny's Roman Economy Pliny's Roman Economy: Natural History, Innovation, and Growth Richard Saller

The first comprehensive study of Pliny the Elder’s economic thought—and its implications for understanding the Roman Empire’s constrained innovation and economic growth

Desert Edens Desert Edens: Colonial Climate Engineering in the Age of Anxiety Philipp Lehmann

How technological advances and colonial fears inspired utopian geoengineering projects during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

Porcelain Porcelain: A History from the Heart of Europe Suzanne L. Marchand

"This is the book on porcelain we have been waiting for. . . . A remarkable achievement."—Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes
A sweeping cultural and economic history of porcelain, from the eighteenth century to the present

The Economics of Belonging The Economics of Belonging: A Radical Plan to Win Back the Left Behind and Achieve Prosperity for All Martin Sandbu

A radical new approach to economic policy that addresses the symptoms and causes of inequality in Western society today

Outsourcing Empire Outsourcing Empire: How Company-States Made the Modern World Andrew Phillips and J. C. Sharman

How chartered company-states spearheaded European expansion and helped create the world’s first genuinely global order

Pirates and Publishers Pirates and Publishers: A Social History of Copyright in Modern China Fei-Hsien Wang

A detailed historical look at how copyright was negotiated and protected by authors, publishers, and the state in late imperial and modern China

Markets in the Making Markets in the Making: Rethinking Competition, Goods, and Innovation Michel Callon

Slicing through blunt theories of supply and demand, Callon presents a rigorously researched but counterintuitive model of how everyday market activity gets produced.

An Infinite History An Infinite History: The Story of a Family in France over Three Centuries Emma Rothschild

An innovative history of deep social and economic changes in France, told through the story of a single extended family across five generations

How Growth Really Happens How Growth Really Happens: The Making of Economic Miracles through Production, Governance, and Skills Michael H. Best

A groundbreaking study that shows how countries can create innovative, production-based economies for the twenty-first century

Thinking Clearly with Data Thinking Clearly with Data: A Guide to Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Ethan Bueno de Mesquita and Anthony Fowler

An engaging introduction to data science that emphasizes critical thinking over statistical techniques

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: An Introduction Gerald Gaus and John Thrasher

An updated and expanded edition of the classic introduction to PPEphilosophy, politics, and economics—coauthored by one of the field’s pioneers