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Predicting Hotspots

by Atin Basuchoudhary, James T. Bang, Tinni Sen & John David Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This book should be useful to anyone interested in identifying the causes of civil conflict and doing something to end it. It even suggests a pathway for the lay reader. Civil conflict is a persistent source...


On the Private and Public Virtues of an Honorable Entrepreneur

by Felix R. Livingston Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Alexis de Tocqueville’s writings on honor, and his observation that a democracy’s definition of honor “stands for the peculiar individual character of that nation before the world,” provide inspiration...


Adam Smith and the Death of David Hume

by Dennis C. Rasmussen Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

The Letter to Strahan is an ostensible letter that Adam Smith wrote on the last days, death, and character of his closest friend, the philosopher David Hume, and published alongside Hume’s autobiography, My...


The Development of Economic Thought

by Joseph R. Cammarosano Lexington Books (May 02, 2018)

This book provides an overview or an introduction to the development of economic thought from the time of the early Greek and Roman writers to the mid-20th century. It provides a basic, no frills account of...


Law, Economics, and Game Theory

by John Cirace Lexington Books (April 16, 2018)

This book considers three relationships: law and economics; economics and game theory; and game theory and law. Economists teach lawyers that economic principles cut across and integrate seemingly different...


Efficient Macro Concept

by William Mannen Lexington Books (March 06, 2018)

The United States has had a tumultuous history when it comes to money and banking. The bitter Bank War of the 1830s meant that the country never developed a central bank in the 1800s. The pre-Civil War monetary...


Population, Migration, and Socioeconomic Outcomes among Island and Mainland Puerto Ricans

by Havidan Rodriguez, Marie T. Mora, Alberto Dávila & Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz Lexington Books (November 15, 2017)

At the landmark centennial anniversary of the 1917 Jones-Shafroth Act, which granted Puerto Ricans U.S. citizenship, the island confronts an unfolding humanitarian crisis initially triggered by an acute economic...


Money, Interest, and the Structure of Production

by Mateusz Machaj Lexington Books (October 05, 2017)

Is macroeconomic equilibrium possible under capitalism? How do economic bubbles develop? How does a monetary system influence the market mechanism? Is the return on capital a beneficial feature of the economic...


Puerto Rico

by Luis Gautier Lexington Books (December 12, 2017)

Puerto Rico is experiencing its deepest economic crisis since the first half of the twentieth century. The unique political and economic relationship between the US and Puerto Rico arguably plays a fundamental...


Africana Social Stratification

by James L. Conyers Jr., Marcia Walker-McWilliams, Rita Kiki Edozie & Anthony D. Greene et al. Lexington Books (November 30, 2017)

This study seeks to critically examine the field and function of social stratification, with emphasis on Africana phenomena. Phrased another way, this edited volume attempts to study and focus on who gets what...


Feminists, Feminisms, and Advertising

by Peggy J. Kreshel, Kim Golombisky, Karen L. Mallia & Juliet Dee et al. Lexington Books (October 16, 2017)

Feminists, Feminisms, and Advertising provides feminist analyses of the historical relationships between the advertising industry and the women’s movement in the United States. Contributors consider the ways...


Political and Investment Risk in the International Oil and Gas Industry

by Steven A. Mucci Lexington Books (October 11, 2017)

This book examines the financial, legal and institutional strategies available to the international oil and gas industry to manage political and investment risk. The financial techniques for mitigating and allocating...


The Downsizing of Economics Professors

by Steven Payson Lexington Books (October 24, 2017)

The number of economics professors now teaching at universities will decline substantially over the next couple of decades. This will happen for one main reason—the advent of distance learning, especially...


Hidden Interests in Credit and Finance

by James B. Greenberg & Thomas K. Park Lexington Books (September 20, 2017)

In this book, James B. Greenberg and Thomas K. Park take an anthropological approach to the economic history of the past one thousand years and define credit as a potentially transformative force involving inequalties,...


Restoring America's Fiscal Constitution

by John D. Merrifield & Barry W. Poulson Lexington Books (September 28, 2017)

Restoring America’s Fiscal Constitution estimates the potential impact of new fiscal rules on the U.S. economy over the next two decades. The new rules would require a cyclically balanced budget and an expenditure...


How Economics Professors Can Stop Failing Us

by Steven Payson Lexington Books (August 15, 2017)

This book provides an eye-opening exposé on economics professors that will surely shock anyone who is not familiar with the topic, and even some of those who are familiar with it. It is critical of the behavior...


The Dilemma of Sustainability in the Age of Globalization

by Mohamed El-Kamel Bakari Lexington Books (August 15, 2017)

The Dilemma of Sustainability in the Age of Globalization: A Quest for a Paradigm of Development offers an exhaustive overview of the different political, social, economic, and cultural circumstances that paved...


Accounting for Value in Marx's Capital

by Robert Bryer Lexington Books (August 25, 2017)

Many scholars discuss Marx’s Capital from many perspectives, but Accounting for Value uniquely advances and defends an ‘accounting interpretation’ of his theory of value, that he used it to explain capitalists’...


A Comparative History of Motor Fuels Taxation, 1909–2009

by Carl-Henry Geschwind Lexington Books (May 09, 2017)

Slowing down global warming is one of the most critical problems facing the world’s policymakers today. One favored solution is to regulate carbon consumption through taxation, including the taxation of gasoline....


The Roots of Western Finance

by Thomas K. Park & James B. Greenberg Lexington Books (May 24, 2017)

In The Roots of Western Finance: Power, Ethics, and Social Capital in the Ancient World, Thomas K. Park and James B. Greenberg take an anthropological approach to credit. They suggest that financial activities...


James M. Buchanan and Liberal Political Economy

by Richard E. Wagner Lexington Books (May 23, 2017)

James M. Buchanan and Liberal Political Economy: A Rational Reconstruction examines the contemporary meaning and significance of James M. Buchanan’s body of work. The book uses Buchanan’s past contributions...


Elinor Ostrom and the Bloomington School of Political Economy: Resource Governance

by Michael D. McGinnis, Daniel H. Cole, Elinor Ostrom & Michael Cox et al. Lexington Books (September 04, 2015)

Elinor Ostrom and the Bloomington School of Political Economy is a comprehensive collection, in four volumes, of the most important contributions by Ostrom and her colleagues on central issues. This second volume...


Major League Baseball Organizations: Team Performances and Financial Consequences

by Frank P. Jozsa Jr. Lexington Books (October 07, 2016)

This book analyzes and highlights the development and success of major league baseball teams in the National League and the American League, focusing on each team’s performance and the extent to which each...


National Football League Franchises: Team Performances, Financial Consequences

by Frank P. Jozsa Jr. Lexington Books (July 29, 2016)

National Football League Franchises highlights and analyzes thirty-two teams’ historical regular-season and postseason performances and provides a financial profile of each as a profitable or unprofitable...


Cost-Benefit Analysis: Theory and Application

by Tevfik F. Nas Lexington Books (July 29, 2016)

Cost-Benefit Analysis: Theory and Application, Second Edition provides exposure to welfare economic theory and a comprehensive framework for conducting a complete and theoretically consistent project analysis....


Female Business Owners in Public Relations: Constructing Identity at Home and at Work

by Allison Weidhaas Lexington Books (May 12, 2016)

Female Business Owners in Public Relations examines how female business owners in public relations construct and communicate their personal and professional identities.


A Wider View of John Maynard Keynes: Beyond the General Theory of Employment

by Joseph R. Cammarosano Lexington Books (May 12, 2016)

This book analyzes Keynes’ less well-known publications on money, finance, and international trade in order to show that his concerns extended beyond his magnum opus to include the monetary and financial concerns...


Entrepreneurialism and Tourism in Contemporary Vietnam

by Jamie Gillen Lexington Books (March 16, 2016)

This study examines the intersection of entrepreneurialism and the tourism industry in modern-day Vietnam and uses case studies from private tourism operators in Ho Chi Minh City to analyze the effects of development...


Economic Impact or Contribution: Essays on Business and Community Relations

by Murat Arik Lexington Books (December 17, 2015)

This book contributes to the applied regional economic literature by providing a framework for handling a diverse set of projects and providing detailed case studies of fieldwork regarding the health care industry,...


Life in the Market Ecosystem

by Stuart K. Hayashi Lexington Books (November 13, 2014)

Life in the Market Ecosystem, the second book in the Nature of Liberty trilogy, confronts evolutionary psychology head on. It describes the evolutionary psychologists’ theory of gene-culture co-evolution,...


Knowledge Workers in Contemporary China: Reform and Resistance in the Publishing Industry

by Jianhua Yao Lexington Books (July 16, 2014)

This book concentrates on knowledge workers, mainly editors, in the Chinese publishing industry. The book focuses on their changing social, economic, and political roles; their dilemmas, challenges, and opportunities...


The Cultural History of Money and Credit: A Global Perspective

by Erika Vause, Thomas M. Luckett, Chia Yin Hsu & Admire Mseba et al. Lexington Books (December 14, 2015)

In this collection, nine scholars present original research on the historical development of money and credit during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and explore the social and cultural significance of...


The Dissolution of the Financial State: A Marxian Examination of the Political Economy of Money Since the 1930s

by Simon Mouatt Lexington Books (August 06, 2015)

This book considers credit systems in the era of financialization and the erosion of state sovereignty in financial matters. Applying Marx’s political economy and Post-Keynesian endogenous money theory to...


The Common Sense behind Basic Economics: A Guide for Budding Economists, Students, and Voters

by Justin Vélez-Hagan Lexington Books (October 22, 2015)

Economics really is just common sense, but few understand the basics. This book explains the basics of economics in simple, easy-to-understand language. Topics include most of the themes presented in an Economics...


Andrew Carnegie: An Economic Biography

by Samuel Bostaph Lexington Books (October 08, 2015)

This economic biography examines the rise of Andrew Carnegie from a poverty-stricken childhood to a position of international leadership, philanthropy, and peace advocacy. It presents a dynamic and entrepreneurial...


Reconciling International Trade and Labor Protection: Why We Need to Bridge the Gap between ILO Standards and WTO Rules

by Wolfgang Plasa & Mogens Peter Carl Lexington Books (August 20, 2015)

Through in-depth explorations and analyses of “social dumping” and the responsibilities of importing countries, and the relationships of these phenomena to ILO and WTO policies, this book compellingly argues...


Is Marx's Theory of Profit Right?: The Simultaneist-Temporalist Debate

by Andrew Kliman, Nick Potts, Simon Mohun & Roberto Veneziani et al. Lexington Books (May 07, 2015)

This volume brings together all the major contributions to the recent decade-long controversy over Karl Marx’s theory that exploitation of workers is the exclusive source of capitalists’ profits. The debate...


Communicating Global to Local Resiliency: A Case Study of the Transition Movement

by Emily Polk Lexington Books (April 23, 2015)

In light of impending global climate and financial crises, it is imperative to analyze models for positive social change that are focused on building community resiliency and sustainability. This book explores...


Global Economic Disparity: A Dynamic Force in Geoeconomic Competition of Superpowers

by Jae Wan Chung Lexington Books (April 09, 2015)

This book explores geoeconomic insights into the global economy of superpowers. In ten chapters, the author explores causal relationships between global economic disparities and historical events, proceeding...


Hunting Down Social Darwinism: Will This Canard Go Extinct?

by Stuart K. Hayashi Lexington Books (February 17, 2015)

Hunting Down Social Darwinism addresses the manner in which free-market advocacy is often criticized as social Darwinism. It explores the term’s meaning and the reasons such criticisms prove to be misleading....


Economic Growth and the Nanotechnology Priority: The Challenge of Economic Crisis and Industrial Concentration

by James A. Harris Sr. Lexington Books (October 21, 2014)

Economic Growth and the Nanotechnology Priority: The Challenge of Economic Crisis and Industrial Concentration argues that the nanometer scale would revolutionize and advance sources of economic growth to its...


Essentials of Money, Banking and Financial Institutions

by Samuel K. Andoh, Benjamin A. Abugri & John Oluseyi Kuforiji Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

The study of money, banking and financial markets is a required or very popular elective in most undergraduate and graduate programs in economics and finance in Africa. However, the textbooks used are those...


Global Marshall Plan

by James A. Yunker Lexington Books (August 14, 2014)

Computer simulations of a model of a massive, world-wide foreign aid program—a Global Marshall Plan— suggest that world poverty might be virtually eliminated within 50 years without reducing living standards...


Small World, Big Market

by Budd Hebert Lexington Books (July 16, 2014)

Small World, Big Market: Global Business provides an overview of the development of international business with special emphasis on oil production, an essential part of economic development. The book focuses...


Justice in the Marketplace in Early Modern Spain: Saravia, Villalon and the Religious Origins of Economic Analysis

by Michael Thomas D'Emic Lexington Books (June 17, 2014)

Justice in the Marketplace in Early Modern Spain examines the religious views and motivations of the late scholastic authors Cristobal de Villalon and Luis Saravia de la Calle . Michael Thomas D’Emic explains...


Balanced Trade: Ending the Unbearable Costs of America's Trade Deficits

by Howard Richman, Raymond Richman & Jesse Richman Lexington Books (April 24, 2014)

Classical economics assumed that trade always balanced, but often trade is not balanced. For example, some neo-mercantilist trading partners attempt to distort the terms of trade in order to garner economic...


The Freedom of Peaceful Action: On the Origin of Individual Rights

by Stuart K. Hayashi Lexington Books (April 23, 2014)

The Nature of Liberty trilogy presents an ethical case for individual liberty, arguing from the philosophy of Ayn Rand and citing the findings of evolutionary psychology to demonstrate the compatibility between...


Women, Men, and Human Capital Development in the Public Sector: Return on Investments

by Bonnie G. Mani Lexington Books (December 03, 2009)

This study analyzes factors, both legal and illegal, that lead to inequities in the pay and status of men and women. Due to American culture, the wage gap may never close, but investments in human capital development...


Social Security Policy in Hong Kong: From British Colony to China's Special Administrative Region

by Chak Kwan Chan Lexington Books (September 16, 2011)

Social Security Policy in Hong Kong: From British Colony to Special Administrative Region of China, by Chak Kwan Chan, is the first book which systematically examines Hong Kong's social security policies across...


China and East Asia's Post-Crises Community: A Region in Flux

by Wei Liang & Faizullah Khilji Lexington Books (October 04, 2012)

China and East Asia’s Post-Crises Community: A Region in Flux, by Wei Liang and Faizullah Khilji, explores how an East Asian community is taking shape as a result of China’s emergence as a global economic...