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Evolutionary Economics

Evolutionary Economics

1st Edition

Andreas Pyka, Kurt Dopfer
August 29, 2018

More than one hundred years after Thorstein Veblen’s famous article ‘Why is Economics Not an Evolutionary Science?’, Evolutionary Economics is now widely recognized as a highly productive approach offering crucial insights for the understanding of socio-economic processes of change and development....

The Russian Economy

The Russian Economy

1st Edition

Stephen Fortescue
March 17, 2017

As Russia aggressively tries to regain the status of a ‘Great Power’, whether it has the economic capacity to do so has become a matter of enormous topical importance, not just for those with a long-standing professional interest in the Russian economy, but also for a wider range of economists,...

Latin American Economics

Latin American Economics

1st Edition

W. Charles Sawyer
March 13, 2017

Until fairly recently, many economists looked at Latin America with horror and dismay. Burdened by debt, and ravaged by hyperinflation and unemployment, it was often characterized as a financial disaster zone. Even now, many commentators consider that this resource-rich part of the world ...

Maritime Economics

Maritime Economics

1st Edition

Wayne Talley
February 16, 2017

Given that commercial shipping has been undertaken for over five thousand years, it is perhaps unsurprising that Maritime Economics is a well-established and flourishing area of research and study. Now, a new four-volume collection from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Economics series answers the...

The Economics of Nudge

The Economics of Nudge

1st Edition

Cass Sunstein, Lucia Reisch
October 10, 2016

Proponents of ‘nudge theory’ argue that, because of our human susceptibility to an array of biases, we often make subprime choices and decisions that make us poorer, less healthy, and more miserable than we might otherwise be. However, using behavioural economics—and insights from other...

Social Economics

Social Economics

1st Edition

Wilfred Dolfsma, Deborah M. Figart, Robert McMaster, Ellen Mutari, Mark D. White
April 01, 2016

Those toiling in the field of social economics seek to explain how the economy and social justice relate, and what this implies for economic theory and policy. Their invigorating scholarly output ranges from conceptual work on aligning economic institutions and policies with given ethical...

Aviation Economics, 4-vol. set

Aviation Economics, 4-vol. set

1st Edition

Anne Graham, Peter Morrell
December 14, 2015

A new title from Routledge, this is a four-volume collection of cutting-edge and foundational research....

Applied Econometrics

Applied Econometrics

1st Edition

William Greene
December 09, 2015

In the memorable words of Ragnar Frisch, econometrics is ‘a unification of the theoretical–quantitative and the empirical–quantitative approach to economic problems’. Beginning to take shape in the 1930s and 1940s, econometrics is now recognized as a vital subdiscipline supported by a vast—and...

The Economics of Knowledge and..

The Economics of Knowledge and..

1st Edition

Cristiano Antonelli, Paul David
October 12, 2015

Fritz Machlup (1902–83), the Austrian-American economist, is recognized as one of the first scholars to examine knowledge as an economic resource and, for more than half a century, many other economists and management theorists have also argued that economic growth is—or soon will be—dependent on...

International Trade

International Trade

1st Edition

Bharat Hazari, Yin Wong Cheung
May 14, 2015

The economic principles that underpin international trade, and the many associated issues and controversies that this evergreen topic generates, are dizzying in their complexity. Now, to help advanced students and researchers make sense of an enormous—and growing—corpus of scholarship, Routledge...

Economic Development of India

Economic Development of India

1st Edition

Pulin B. Nayak
April 15, 2015

The development experience of India has been a matter of much interest in recent years. India is home to a sixth of the world’s population, and about a third of the country is acknowledged to be living below the officially determined poverty line. After more than six decades of planned economic...

Time Series Econometrics

Time Series Econometrics

1st Edition

Terence Mills
March 27, 2015

In the memorable words of Ragnar Frisch, econometrics is ‘a unification of the theoretical–quantitative and the empirical–quantitative approach to economic problems’. Beginning to take shape in the 1930s and 1940s, econometrics is now recognized as a vital subdiscipline supported by a vast—and...

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