Economic Sentiments

  • Filename: economic-sentiments.
  • ISBN: 9780674725621
  • Release Date: 2013-02-04
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Emma Rothschild
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press

A benchmark in the history of economics and of political ideas, Rothschild shows us the origins of laissez-faire economic thought and its relation to political conseratism in an unquiet world.


  • Filename: economic-sentiments.
  • ISBN: 0674004892
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 353
  • Author: Emma Rothschild
  • Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

A benchmark in the history of economics and of political ideas, Rothschild shows us the origins of laissez-faire economic thought and its relation to political conseratism in an unquiet world.

Shanghai Splendor

  • Filename: shanghai-splendor.
  • ISBN: 9780520249714
  • Release Date: 2007-09-03
  • Number of pages: 305
  • Author: Wen-hsin Yeh
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press

"What a fine and illuminating book! Shanghai Splendor is an important and captivating work of scholarship."—David Strand, author of Rickshaw Beijing: City People and Politics in the 1920s "This in an outstanding work. Although Shanghai has been among the most popular subjects for scholars in modern Chinese studies, one has yet to see a project as impressive as this. Yeh tells a most fascinating story."—David Der-wei Wang, author of The Monster That Is History: History, Violence, and Fictional Writing in 20th Century China

The Theory of Moral Sentiments

  • Filename: the-theory-of-moral-sentiments.
  • ISBN: 9781599865935
  • Release Date: 2007-12-01
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Adam Smith
  • Publisher: Filiquarian Publishing, LLC.

The Theory of Moral Sentiments is an important philosophical work by Scottish philosopher and political economist Adam Smith. Smith writes largely about moral rights, focusing on the nature of morality and the motive of morality. This key work is divided into four parts which are Ethics and Virtue, Private Rights and Natural Liberty, Familial Rights and State and Individual Rights. The Theory of Moral Sentiments is highly recommended for those who are interested in the writings of Adam Smith and also those who are discovering his works for the first time.

Moral Sentiments and Material Interests

  • Filename: moral-sentiments-and-material-interests.
  • ISBN: 0262072521
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 404
  • Author: Herbert Gintis
  • Publisher: MIT Press

Multidisciplinary research into cooperation and the implications for public policy, drawing on insights from economics, anthropology, biology, social psychology, and sociology.

The Adam Smith Review

  • Filename: the-adam-smith-review.
  • ISBN: 9781134469529
  • Release Date: 2004-11-30
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: Vivienne Brown
  • Publisher: Routledge

The Adam Smith Review is a multidisciplinary refereed annual review that covers all aspects of research relating to Adam Smith, his writings, and his significance for the modern world. It is the only publication of its kind and it aims to facilitate debate between scholars working across the humanities and social sciences. This first volume contains contributions from a multidisciplinary range of specialists, including Stephen Darwall, Samuel Fleischacker, Willie Henderson, Takashi Negishi, Ian Simpson Ross, Emma Rothschild, Richard B. Sher, Ernst Tugendhat, Gloria Vivenza and Patricia H. Werhane, who discuss such themes as: the reception of the Wealth of Nations the classics and Adam Smith Adam Smith and Kant Adam Smith and disequilibrium economic theory

New Perspectives on Emotions in Finance

  • Filename: new-perspectives-on-emotions-in-finance.
  • ISBN: 9780415533799
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 238
  • Author: Jocelyn Pixley
  • Publisher: Routledge

The financial crisis that started in 2007 is a concern for the world. Some countries are in depression and governments are desperately trying to find solutions. In the absence of thorough debate on the emotions of money, bitter disputes, hatred and ‘moralizing’ can be misunderstood. New Perspectives on Emotions in Finance carefully considers emotions often left unacknowledged, in order to explain the socially useful versus de-civilising, destructive, nature of money. This book offers an understanding of money that includes the possible civilising sentiments. This interdisciplinary volume examines what is seemingly an uncontrollable, fragile world of finance and explains the ‘panics’ of traders and ‘immoral panics’ in banking, ‘confidence’ of government and commercial decision makers, ‘shame’ or ‘cynicism’ of investors and asymmetries of ‘impersonal trust’ between finance corporations and their many publics. Money is shown to rely on this abstract trust or ‘faith’, but such motivations are in crisis with ‘angry’ conflicts over the ‘power of disposition’. Restraining influences – on ‘uncivilised emotions’ and rule breaking – need democratic consensus, due to enduring national differences in economic ‘sentiments’ even in ostensibly similar countries. Promising ideas for global reform are assessed from these cautionary interpretations. Instead of one ‘correct’ vision, sociologists in this book argue that corporations and global dependencies are driven by fears and normless sentiments which foster betrayal. This book is not about individuals, but habitus and market crudities. Human ‘nature’ or ‘greed’ cannot describe banks, which do not ‘feel’ because their motivations are not from personal psyches but organisational pressures, and are liable to switch under money’s inevitable uncertainties. This more inclusive social science studies emotions as a crucial factor among others, to expand the informed public debate among policy makers, bankers, academics, students and the public.

Natural Law Economics and the Common Good

  • Filename: natural-law-economics-and-the-common-good.
  • ISBN: 9781845403904
  • Release Date: 2012-03-08
  • Number of pages: 355
  • Author: Samuel Gregg
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008 and ongoing debt-related troubles there have been widespread calls to put banking and economic activity on a secure ethical foundation, either by regulation or through voluntary reform. In this volume a distinguished set of authors explore various economic, philosophical, and ethical ideas from historical, contemporary, and future-looking perspectives. At the core are two related ideas much mentioned but far more rarely examined: the idea of natural law and that of the common good. In these essays the foundations and meaning of these notions are carefully studied and put to work in examining the nature and scope of ethics in relation to global economics.

Moral Sentiments and Material Interests

  • Filename: moral-sentiments-and-material-interests.
  • ISBN: 0262072521
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 404
  • Author: Herbert Gintis
  • Publisher: MIT Press

Multidisciplinary research into cooperation and the implications for public policy, drawing on insights from economics, anthropology, biology, social psychology, and sociology.

Veiled Sentiments

  • Filename: veiled-sentiments.
  • ISBN: 0520224736
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 317
  • Author: Lila Abu-Lughod
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press

"A truly extraordinary book--beautifully and modestly written, remarkably insightful, consistently compelling." --Edward Said, author of Out of Place: A Memoir

Economics of Good and Evil

  • Filename: economics-of-good-and-evil.
  • ISBN: 0199831904
  • Release Date: 2011-07-01
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: Tomas Sedlacek
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

Tomas Sedlacek has shaken the study of economics as few ever have. Named one of the "Young Guns" and one of the "five hot minds in economics" by the Yale Economic Review, he serves on the National Economic Council in Prague, where his provocative writing has achieved bestseller status. How has he done it? By arguing a simple, almost heretical proposition: economics is ultimately about good and evil. In The Economics of Good and Evil, Sedlacek radically rethinks his field, challenging our assumptions about the world. Economics is touted as a science, a value-free mathematical inquiry, he writes, but it's actually a cultural phenomenon, a product of our civilization. It began within philosophy--Adam Smith himself not only wrote The Wealth of Nations, but also The Theory of Moral Sentiments--and economics, as Sedlacek shows, is woven out of history, myth, religion, and ethics. "Even the most sophisticated mathematical model," Sedlacek writes, "is, de facto, a story, a parable, our effort to (rationally) grasp the world around us." Economics not only describes the world, but establishes normative standards, identifying ideal conditions. Science, he claims, is a system of beliefs to which we are committed. To grasp the beliefs underlying economics, he breaks out of the field's confines with a tour de force exploration of economic thinking, broadly defined, over the millennia. He ranges from the epic of Gilgamesh and the Old Testament to the emergence of Christianity, from Descartes and Adam Smith to the consumerism in Fight Club. Throughout, he asks searching meta-economic questions: What is the meaning and the point of economics? Can we do ethically all that we can do technically? Does it pay to be good? Placing the wisdom of philosophers and poets over strict mathematical models of human behavior, Sedlacek's groundbreaking work promises to change the way we calculate economic value.


  • Filename: marketpsych.
  • ISBN: 0470886773
  • Release Date: 2010-07-30
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Richard L. Peterson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

An investor's guide to understanding the most elusive (yet most important) aspect of successful investing - yourself. Why is it that the investing performance of so many smart people reliably and predictably falls short? The answer is not that they know too little about the markets. In fact, they know too little about themselves. Combining the latest findings from the academic fields of behavioral finance and experimental psychology with the down-and-dirty real-world wisdom of successful investors, Drs. Richard Peterson and Frank Murtha guide both new and experienced investors through the psychological learning process necessary to achieve their financial goals. In an easy and entertaining style that masks the book’s scientific rigor, the authors make complex scientific insights readily understandable and actionable, shattering a number of investing myths along the way. You will gain understanding of your true investing motivations, learn to avoid the unseen forces that subvert your performance, and build your investor identity - the foundation for long-lasting investing success. Replete with humorous games, insightful self-assessments, entertaining exercises, and concrete planning tools, this book goes beyond mere education. MarketPsych: How to Manage Fear and Build Your Investor Identity functions as a psychological outfitter for your unique investing journey, providing the tools, training and equipment to help you navigate the right paths, stay on them, and see your journey through to success.

New Perspectives on Adam Smith s The Theory of Moral Sentiments

  • Filename: new-perspectives-on-adam-smith-s-the-theory-of-moral-sentiments.
  • ISBN: 1781959919
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 170
  • Author: Geoff Cockfield
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

'New Perspectives on Adam Smith's "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" is a comprehensive study of Smith's ideas. It brings together themes and methodologies from a variety of fields including politics, sociology, intellectual history, history of science and evolutionary psychology.

The Invisible Hand in Economics

  • Filename: the-invisible-hand-in-economics.
  • ISBN: 9780415569545
  • Release Date: 2009-11
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: N. Emrah Aydinonat
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This is a book about one of the most controversial concepts in economics the invisible hand. The author explores the unintended social consequences implied by the invisible hand and discusses the mechanisms that bring about these consequences. The book questions, examines and explicates the strengths and weaknesses of invisible hand explanations concerning the emergence of institutions and macro-social structures, from a methodological and philosophical perspective. Aydinonat analyses paradigmatic examples of invisible-hand explanations, such as Carl Menger's `Origin of Money' and Thomas Schelling's famous chequerboard model of residential segregation in relation to contemporary models of emergence of money and segregation.Based on this analysis, he provides a fresh look at the philosophical literature on models and explanation and develops a philosophical framework for interpreting invisible hand type of explanations in economics and elsewhere. Finally, the author applies this framework to recent game theoretic models of institutions and outlines the way in which they should be evaluated. Covering areas such as history, philosophy of economics and game theory this book will appeal to philosophers of social science and historians of economic thought, as well as to practising economists.


  • Filename: bulgaria.
  • ISBN: 9781452794297
  • Release Date: 2007-12-19
  • Number of pages: 71
  • Author: International Monetary Fund
  • Publisher: International Monetary Fund

This Selected Issues paper on Bulgaria investigates possible driving forces behind the investment boom based on cross-country evidence. The diagnosis of the drivers behind the investment boom is important as it is key to assessing Bulgaria’s economic prospects, vulnerabilities, and policy challenges. The available evidence is less than clear-cut, but broadly suggests that the investment boom reflects to a large extent a one-off reassessment of Bulgaria’s riskiness as an investment location. The paper also investigates why Bulgaria’s GDP growth rate did not respond more strongly to the investment boom.

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