Economics books

Principles Of Corporate Finance

FROM THE PUBLISHER Brealey/Myers Principles of Corporate Finance is the worldwide leading text that describes the theory and practice of corporate finance. Throughout the book the authors show how managers use financial theory to solve practical problems and as a way of learning how to respond to change by showing not just how but why companies and management act as they

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Portfolios of the Poor: How the Worlds Poor Live on $2 a Day

Nearly forty percent of humanity lives on an average of two dollars a day or less. If youve never had to survive on an income so small, it is hard to imagine. How would you put food on the table, afford a home, and educate your children? How would you handle emergencies and old age? Every day, more than a billion people around the world must answer these questions. Portfo

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How Asia Works: Success and Failure in the Worlds Most Dynamic Region

In the 1980s and 1990s many in the West came to believe in the myth of an East-Asian economic miracle. Japan was going to dominate, then China. Countries were called �tigers� or �mini-dragons,� and were seen as not just development prodigies, but as a unified bloc, culturally and economically similar, and inexorably on the rise.Joe Studwell has spent two decades as a repor

Books in Economics

The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable

After the economic meltdown of 2008, Warren Buffett famously warned, �beware of geeks bearing formulas.� But as James Weatherall demonstrates, not all geeks are created equal. While many of the mathematicians and software engineers on Wall Street failed when their abstractions turned ugly in practice, a special breed of physicists has a much deeper history of revolutionizi

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The Green and the Black: Americas Energy Revolution and What It Might Mean for You and the World

Gary Sernovitz leads a double life. The prototypical New York liberal, he is also an oil man - a fact his left-leaning friends let slide until the word fracking entered popular parlance. How can you frack? they suddenly demanded, aghast. But for Sernovitz, the real question is, How can we not?Fracking has become a four letter word; an effigy to be burned by anyone wh

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The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One: How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S&l Industry

An expert insiders account of how financial super predators brought down an industry by massive accounting fraud.

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The Leading Indicators: A Short History of the Numbers That Rule Our World

How did we come by the �leading indicators� we place such stock in? We allocate trillions of dollars and make public policy and personal decisions based upon them, but what do they really tell us?We are bombarded every day with numbers that tell us how we are doing, whether the economy is growing or shrinking, whether the future looks bright or dim. Gross national product,

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Our Lot: How Real Estate Came to Own Us

How the homes we live in turned into the monsters that ate our economy and how the United States became a nation obsessed with real estate.Our Lot tells how an entire nation got swept up in real estate mania, and it casts the business storya��the collapse of the mortgage markets and its global impact on the economya��as the product of a decades-long project of social en

Books in Economics

Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity

Inequality is a choice.The United States bills itself as the land of opportunity, a place where anyone can achieve success and a better life through hard work and determination. But the facts tell a different story�the U.S. today lags behind most other developed nations in measures of inequality and economic mobility. For decades, wages have stagnated for the majority of w

Books in Economics

The Making of Modern Economics: The Lives and Ideas of the Great Thinkers

Here is a bold history of economics - the dramatic story of how the great economic thinkers built todays rigorous social science. Noted financial writer and economist Mark Skousen has revised and updated this popular work to provide more material on Adam Smith and Karl Marx, and expanded coverage of Joseph Stiglitz, imperfect markets, and behavioral economics.This compr

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