This Library Guide will help you find information for your assignments in this course. It will point you to background sources on the major economic theories, relevant books, journal articles, and data sources.
"Money doesn't talk, it swears!"
- Bob Dylan, "It's All Right, Ma, I'm Only Bleeding"
Economics is a science that can contribute substantial powerful and fresh insights! This book collects essays by leading academics that evaluate the scholarly importance of contemporary economic ideas and concepts, thus providing valuable knowledge about the present state of economics and its progress.
The Economist's Oath by George F. DeMartino
Call Number: HB72 .D36 2011
Table of Contents: "I do solemnly swear" -- Economic practice : what do economists do? -- Ethical challenges confronting the applied economist -- Historical perspective : "don't predict the interest rate!" -- Interpreting the silence : the economic case against professional economic ethics -- Breaking the silence : a rebuttal of the economic case against professional economic ethics -- The positive case for professional economic ethics -- Learning from others : ethical thought across the professions -- Economists as social engineers : ethical evaluation of market liberalization in the south and transition economies -- Global economic crisis and the crisis in economics -- On sleeping too well : in search of professional economic ethics -- Training the "ethical economist" -- The economist's oath.
The Instant Economist: everything you need to know about how the economy works by Timothy Taylor
Call Number: HB 171 .T36 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Economics isn't just about numbers: It's about politics, psychology, history, and so much more. We are all economists--when we work, save for the future, invest, pay taxes, and buy our groceries. Yet many of us feel lost when the subject arises. Award-winning professor Timothy Taylor tackles all the key questions and hot topics of both microeconomics and macroeconomics, including: why do budget deficits matter? What exactly does the Federal Reserve do? Does globalization take jobs away from American workers? Why is health insurance so costly? The Instant Economist offers the knowledge and sophistication to understand the issues--so you can comprehend and discuss economics on a personal, national, and global level.
The New Economics: A Manifesto by Steve Keen
Call Number: HB 71 .K345 2022
Publication Date: 2022
In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the wall of Wittenberg church. He argued that the Church's internally consistent but absurd doctrines had pickled into a dogmatic structure of untruth. It was time for a Reformation. Half a millennium later, Steve Keen argues that economics needs its own Reformation. In Debunking Economics, he eviscerated an intellectual church - neoclassical economics - that systematically ignores its own empirical untruths and logical fallacies, and yet is still mysteriously worshipped by its scholarly high priests. In this book, he presents his Reformation: a New Economics, which tackles serious issues that today's economic priesthood ignores, such as money, energy and ecological sustainability. It gives us hope that we can save our economies from collapse and the planet from ecological catastrophe. Performing this task with his usual panache and wit, Steve Keen's new book is unmissable to anyone who has noticed that the economics Emperor is naked and would like him to put on some clothes.