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Economics

Economics Collection

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Folkscanomy Economics Collection

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Microeconomics Collection

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Globalization Collection

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Economic History Collection

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Companies We Keep: Employee Ownership and the Business of Community and Place

Companies We Keep Employee Ownership Book Cover

Abrams, John
Chelsea Green 2008        Dewey Dec.    338.7

The author “posits a business model based on community, goodwill, craftsmanship, and not-so-big growth, outlining the steps he took to help his own firm become a ‘more democratic, more responsible, more permanent kind of company'”. -Libr J.

America Beyond Capitalism

Alperovitz, Gar
Wiley 2005        Dewey Dec.    973.91

The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism

Appleby, Joyce
Perennial Norton 2010        Dewey Dec.    973.91

Principles of Economics

Principles of Economics book cover

Case, Karl E. and Fair, Ray C.
Prentice Hall 2002         Dewey Dec.    330

Introduction to the field of Economics.

How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities

How Markets Fail, The Logic of Economic Calamities Book Cover

Cassidy, John
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009        Dewey Dec.    381

“Cassidy describes the rising influence of what he calls utopian economics—thinking that is blind to how real people act and that denies the many ways an unregulated free market can produce disastrous unintended consequences.” -Publisher
“The author focuses primarily on the rise and fall of free market ideology and the mostly unrealistic ideal of a
self-correcting marketplace. An excellent comprehensive history of the economic thought that led to this kind of utopian economics provides a refresher course in Adam Smith, Friedrich August von Flayek, Kenneth Arrow and Hyman Minsky.” -Publ Wkly

Economics

Economics book cover

Devine, E.T.,
Macmillan 1898         Dewey Dec.    330

School textbook, adapted also to general reader. Its particular merit is its moderness. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Also see: Bowker,R. R., & Iles, George, ed., Reader’s Guide in Economic, Social and Political Science in Section 016.3 Sociology in Subject Book Catalogs & Books on Librarianship

The 21st century Economy

The 21st Century Economy Book Cover

Epping, Randy C.
Vintage 2010         Dewey Dec.    330.9

“An explanation of the workings of our modern economy and hundreds of terms, such as subprime debt, CDO, IMF, money supply, and discount rate … [The author] is able to explain the global economy in language that most readers will find both understandable and interesting.” -Libr J.

What is Life Worth?: The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11

What is Life Worth Book Cover

Feinberg, Kenneth R.
Public Affairs 2005        Dewey Dec.    362.8

“Feinberg’s willingness to put himself into the book makes what could have been an alternately dry and self-serving case study crackle with care, frustration, intellectual energy and good writing.” -Pub Wkly

The Lexus and the Olive Tree

The Lexus and the Olive Tree Book Cover

Friedman, Thomas L.
Anchor 2000        Dewey Dec.    337

Friedman “explains, with anecdotes as well as analyses, what the instant electronic global economy is and what it may take to live there.” -NY Times Book Rev

Macroeconomics: Theories and Policies

Macroeconomics Theory and Policy Book Cover

Froyen, Richard T.
Prentice Hall 2002         Dewey Dec.    330

Contents: Ch. 1 Introduction. — Ch. 2 Measurement of macroeconomic variables. — Ch. 3 Classical macroeconomics I : Equilibrium output. — Ch. 4 Classical macroeconomics II : Money, prices, and interest. — Ch. 5 The Keynesian system I : The role of aggregate demand. — Ch. 6 The Keynesian system II :Money, interest, and income. — Ch. 7 The Keynesian system III : Policy effects in the IS-LM model. — Ch. 8 The Keynesian system IV : Aggregate supply and demand. — Ch. 9 The monetarist counterrevolution. — Ch. 10 Output, inflation, and unemployment : alternative views. — Ch. 11 New classical economics. — Ch. 12 Real business cycles and new Keynesian economics. — Ch. 13 Macroeconomic models : a summary. — Ch. 14 Exchange rates and the international monetary system. — Ch. 15 Monetary and fiscal policy in open economy. — Ch. 16 The money supply process. — Ch. 17 Monetary policy. — Ch. 18 Fiscal policy. — Ch. 19 Long-and intermediate-term economic growth. — Ch. 20 Consumption and investment. — Ch. 21 Money demand

Our Land and Land Policy; Speeches, Lectures, and Miscellaneous Writings

Our Land and Land Policy Book Cover

George, Henry
Doubleday 1902         Dewey Dec.    330

Initial essay discusses chiefly grants of public lands in California to railway corporations. Single tax essays follow. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Progress and Poverty…

An Inquiry into the Cause of Industrial Depressions and of Increase of Want with Increase of Weath. The Remedy

Progress and Poverty Book Cover

George, Henry
Doubleday 1915         Dewey Dec.    330

Endeavors to show that principal cause of poverty and wretchedness in midst of wealth and abundance is private ownership of land. Style engaging and often eloquent.
Basis of “single tax” theory.- A.L.A.Catalog 1904

The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers

The Worldly Philosophers Book Cover

Heilbroner, Robert L.
Touchstone 1999         Dewey Dec.    330.1

The author traces the story of economis and the great economists from Adam Smith, Malthus, Ricardo, the Utopians, Marx, Veblen and Keynes to those working with the problems of our contemporary world.

The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money Book Cover

Keynes, John Maynard
Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich 1991         Dewey Dec.    330.1

This work “revolutionized economic theory by showing how unemployment could occur ‘involuntarily.’ For 30 years after the Second World War governments of western nations pursued ‘Keynesian’ full-employment policies.” -Oxford Comp to Eng Lit

Freakonomics

Freakonomics Book Cover

Levitt, Steven D. and Dubner, Stephen J.
William Morrow 2005         Dewey Dec.    330

The authors “evaluate intriguing questions such as ‘What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common?’, ‘How is the Ku Klux Klan like a group of real estate agents?’ etc. This excellent, readable book will enlighten many library patrons.” -Booklist.

Reinventing the Bazaar

Reinventing the Bazaar Book Cover

McMillan, John
Norton 2002         Dewey Dec.    330.1

The author “examines how markets in ancient times eveolved and shows how countries experimented with markets, some successfully and some not… He takes a refreshingly commonsense approach to his subject, doesn’t talk down to his readers, and refrains from excessive economic jargon.” -Libr J.

Selected Articles on Free Trade and Protection

Selected Articles on Free Trade and Protection Book Cover

Morgan, Joy E., comp.
H. W. Wilson 1912        Dewey Dec.    382.7

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines.

Principles of Macroeconomics 2e

OpenStax
OpenStax       

“Covers the scope and sequence of most introductory economics courses.” -Website

Principles of Microeconomics 2e

OpenStax
OpenStax       

“Covers the scope and sequence of most introductory microeconomics courses.” -Website

The Economists

Silk, Leonard
Avon 1978        Dewey Dec.    330.1

Paul Anthony Samuelson : Enfant terrible emeritus — Milton Friedman : prophet of the old-time religion — John Kenneth Galbraith : socialism without tears — Wassily Leontief : apostle of planning — Kenneth E. Boulding : the economics of peace and love — E pluribus unum

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

– Volume 2

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations Book Cover

Smith, Adam
Macmillan 1776         Dewey Dec.    330

A rough outline of sensible thoughts; not always consistent with themselves and rarely stated with much precision. A great mental effort in its day, now altogether superseded and surpassed. The beginning of a new science. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Basic Economics: A Citizen’s Guide to the Economy

Basic Economics - A Citizen's Guide to the Economy book cover

Sowell, Thomas
Basic 2000         Dewey Dec.    330

Sowell explains the principles of economics in plain jargon for the general public. “Sowell’s volume does a fantastic job in cultivating the reader’s ‘economic imagination.’ -Choice.

Globalization and its Discontents

Globalization and its Discontents Book Cover

Stiglitz, Joseph E.
Norton 2002        Dewey Dec.    337

“This smart, provocative study contributes significantly to the ongoing globalization debate.” -Publ Wkly

Recent Economic Changes, and their Effect on the Production and Distribution of Wealth and the Well-Being of Society

Recent Economic Changes Book Cover

Wells, David Ames
Appleton 1889         Dewey Dec.    330

Graphic recital of effects of modern invention and enterprise; traces present tendencies in trade and finance to their origin, and suggests probable future course. A storehouse of admirably digested fact. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Naked Economics

Naked Economics Book Cover

Wheelan, Charles
Norton 2002         Dewey Dec.    330

The author “explains the essentials of economics, defining terms like GDP and inflations, explaining how they work and what the short- and long-term impact might be … This is a thoughtful, well-written introduction to economics, with the author projecting a genuine excitement for his material.” -Libr J.

Industrial Evolution of the United States

Industrial Evolution of the United States Book Cover

Wright, C. D.
Scribner 1902         Dewey Dec.    330

Concisely sketches development of mechanical industries, growth of factory system, labor movement and influence of machinery. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Also see: Allen, Frederick James, A Guide to the Study of Occupations. A Selected Critical Bibliography of the Common Occupations with Specific References for their Study in Section 016.3 Sociology in Subject Book Catalogs & Books on Librarianship

Labor, Industrial history, Factory system


Banking, Finance

Banking Collection

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International Finance Collection

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Financial Crises Collection

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Selected Articles on Single Tax

Selected Articles on Single Tax Book Cover

Bullock, Edna D., comp.
H. W. Wilson 1915        Dewey Dec.    336.2

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines.

The Sellout: How Three Decades of Wall Street Greed and Government Mismanagement Destroyed the Global Financial System

The Sellout Book Cover

Gasparino, Charles
Wiley 2009         Dewey Dec.    332

“Of all the books documenting the financial crisis … ‘The Sellout’ tells it better than most. Filled with very little of the boring, complex financial jargon that comprises many books of the genre, this tome makes for a surprisingly entertaining and easy read.” -Risk Management

The Monster: How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and Wall Street Bankers Fleeced America – and Spawned a Global Crisis

The Monster Book Cover

Hudson, Michael W.
Times 2010         Dewey Dec.    332.6

The author “exposes the source of the so-called toxic subprime mortgages that led to the 2008 financial crisis. The book concentrates on the practices of mortgage lenders FAMCO and Ameriquest Mortgage, at one point the largest U.S. subprime lender … This is essential reading for anyone concerned with the mortgage crisis.” -Libr J.

13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown

13 Bankers Book Cover

Johnson, Simon and Kwak, James
Pantheon 2010         Dewey Dec.    332.1

The authors “examine not only how Wall Street’s ideology, wealth, and political power among policy makers in Washington led to the financial debacle of 2008, but also what the lessons learned portend for the future.
“The book is a thoughtful, stimulating read on a topic of much ongoing debate and concern.” -Choice

Medici Money: Banking, Metaphysics, and Art in Fifteenth-Century Florence

Medici Money Book Cover

Parks, Tim
Norton 2005         Dewey Dec.    332.1

“The general reader will learn from this book a great deal about the era, and those who bestrode it, without getting bogged down in excessive scholarly detail.” -Nat Rev

On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System

On the Brink Book Cover

Paulson, Henry M.
Business Plus 2010         Dewey Dec.    330.9

“This is the ultimate insider’s account of the crisis, and, owing to its evenhanded tone and penetrating insights into government actions, it will also remain an important contribution to the historical record of the crisis, essential reading for everyone interested in knowing what happened.” -Libr J.

Selected Articles on the Income Tax, with Special Reference to Graduation and Exemption

Selected Articles on the Income Tax Book Cover

Phelps, Edith M., comp.
H. W. Wilson 1909        Dewey Dec.    336.2

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines.

Selected Articles on a Central Bank of the United States

Selected Articles on a Central Bank of the United States Book Cover

Robbins, E. Clyde, comp.
H. W. Wilson 1910         Dewey Dec.    332.1

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines.

In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic

In Fed We Trust Book Cover

Wessell, David
Crown Business 2009         Dewey Dec.    332.1

This book review events of 2008 as the U.S. government attempted to stave off financial panic. The author “has written a gripping blow-by-blow account of how the top brass at the Federal Reserve and Treasury flailed against financial collapse … The story is a thrilling one, deftly told by a veteran journalist with access to those involved. Mr. Wessell has an eye for enlivening detail, and he has a knack for making finance accessible to the layman without boring the specialist.” -Economist

Money and Banking

Wright, Robert E.
Saylor Foundation       

” The financial crisis of 2007-8 has already revolutionized institutions, markets, and regulation. Wright’s Money and Banking V 2.0 captures those revolutionary changes and packages them in a way that engages undergraduates enrolled in Money and Banking and Financial Institutions and Markets courses.
Minimal mathematics, accessible language, and a student-oriented tone ease readers into complex subjects like money, interest rates, banking, asymmetric information, financial crises and regulation, monetary policy, monetary theory, and other standard topics. Numerous short cases, called “Stop and Think” boxes, promote internalization over memorization. Exercise drills ensure basic skills competency where appropriate. Short, snappy sections that begin with a framing question enhance readability and encourage assignment completion.” – Open Textbook Library Website


Investing, Personal Finance

Personal Investing Collection

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Personal Finance Collection

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Real Estate Investment Collection

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Estate Planning Collection

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The Wall Street Journal Financial Guidebook for New Parents

Financial Guidebook for New Parents Book Cover

Bradford, Stacey L.
Three Rivers 2009         Dewey Dec.    332.02

The author “presents a relevant and witty overview of the awesome task facing new parents – affording their kids. She covers all the major issues, including child tax credits, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, flexible spending accounts and 529 plans; even wills, trusts, and disability insurance are considered.” -Library J.

The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street

The Myth of the Rational Market Book Cover

Fox, Justin
Collins 2008         Dewey Dec.    332.6

“A must-read for anyone interested in the markets, our economy or government, this dense but spellbinding work brings modern finance and economics to life.” – Publ Wkly

The Warren Buffett Way: Investment Strategies of the World’s Greatest Investor

The Warren Buffett Way Book Cover

Hagstrom, Robert G.
Wiley 1994         Dewey Dec.    332.6

“Encompasses numerous investments and accomplishments, as well as the timeless and highly successful investment strategies and techniques he has always used to come out a market winner.” -Publisher

The AARP Retirement Survival Guide: How to Make Smart Financial Decisions in Good Times and Bad

AARP Retirement Survival Guide Book Cover

Jason, Julie
Sterling 2009         Dewey Dec.    332.02

“Includes a solid grounding in the basics, careful outlines of how to approach retirement income products as well as the stock market, and approaches to taxes and to potential advisors.” -Booklist

Credit Repair

Credit Repair Book Cover

Leonard, Robin
Nolo 2011

        Dewey Dec.    332.7

This book offers advice on assessing your debt situation, avoiding overspending, handling existing debts, cleaning your credit file, how credit reports are used, and building and maintaining good credit.

A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Best Investment Advice for the New Century

A Random Walk Down Wall Street Book Cover

Malkiel, Burton G.
Norton 1999         Dewey Dec.    332.6

The author argues “that it is extremely rare for an individual investor to consistently beat the stock-market averages. Investors are better off buying and holding an index fund than attempting to buy and sell individual securities or actively managed mutual funds… This exellent book offers important information for individual investors and is a valuable resource for library patrons.” -Booklist

The Road to Wealth: A Comprehensive Guide to Your Money

The Road to Wealth Book Cover

Orman, Suze
Riverhead 2008         Dewey Dec.    332.02

“This updated edition gives readers invaluable advice about: Credit cards and the new bankruptcy laws, FICO scores, Changes in student financial aid, Changes in the real estate market and morgages, Stocks and bonds, The latest retirement investment strategies, Mutual funds and annuities, Wills and trusts, Social Security, Life insurance, Disability and long-term-care insurance, Identity theft.” -Book cover.

Stocks for the Long Run: A Guide to Selecting Markets for Long-Term Growth

Stocks for the Long Run Book Cover

Siegel, Jeremy J.
Irwin 1995         Dewey Dec.    332.6

This guide to investments “provides extensive coverage including efficient markets, market anomalies, historical returns, securities valuation, behavioral finance, and derivatives … This book should be in the library of every serious investor.” -Choice

The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need

The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need Book Cover

Tobias, Andrew P.
Harcourt 2005         Dewey Dec.    332.02

Offers advice on such topics as personal investments, tax strategies, life insurance, stock market trading, college funds, real estate, and inheritance.


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