The Logic Of Life

Author: Tim Harford
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 074812215X
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The Logic Of Life from the Author: Tim Harford. Truly eye-opening . . . There is almost no situation that Harford cannot dissect with his sharp economist's tools . . . economics has never been this cool' NEW STATESMAN If humans are so clever, why do we smoke and gamble, or take drugs, or fall in love? Is this really rational behaviour? And how come your idiot boss is so overpaid? In fact, the behaviour of even the unlikeliest of individuals - prostitutes, drug addicts, racists and revolutionaries - complies with economic logic, taking into account future costs and benefits, even if we don't quite realise it. We are rational beings after all.

The Psychology And Economics Of Happiness

Author: Lok Sang Ho
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134577311
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The Psychology And Economics Of Happiness from the Author: Lok Sang Ho. Much attention has been given to the economics of everyday life, which typically applies economic principles to the analysis of the different choices that people face under different situations. Yet there are hardly any books on the economics of life—an economics that takes the finite lifespan as the starting point and that looks at how one can maximize the subjective value from life given the constraint of the limited lifespan. In this volume, Lok Sang Ho suggests that the lack of progress in happiness among developed countries despite significant economic growth is due to a deficit of "mental goods", rather than a lack of material goods. The author stresses the role of culture and mental habits in determining the efficacy of gaining mental goods which includes love, a sense of security and autonomy, contentment, self-esteem, self-acceptance, and freedom from anxiety. Drawing on empirical research, the book explores how to invest, work, and consume from a whole life perspective, arguing that every action - consumption, investment, or work - should enhance the total quality of life. This overriding concern about life itself is known as love. The Psychology and Economics of Happiness uses the analytical framework of economists on a subject studied by positive psychologists, drawing both from empirical evidence and from psychological literature. It will be of interest to researchers and academics interested in economic and positive psychology, as well as those from related fields keen to learn more about living fuller, happier lives.

Economic Geography

Author: Andrew Wood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136899472
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Economic Geography from the Author: Andrew Wood. The turbulence of the current times has dramatically transformed the world’s economic geographies. The scale and scope of such changes require urgent attention. With intellectual roots dating to the nineteenth century, economic geography has traditionally sought to examine the spatial distributions of economic activity and the principles that account for them. More recently, the field has turned its attention to a range of questions relating to: globalization and its impact on different peoples and places; economic inequalities at different geographic scales; the development of the knowledge-based economy; and the relationship between economy and environment. Now, more than ever, the changing fortunes of peoples and places demands our attention. Economic Geography provides a stimulating and innovative introduction to economic geography by establishing the substantive concerns of economic geographers, the methods deployed to study them, the key concepts and theories that animate the field, and the major issues generating debate. This book is the first to address the diverse approaches to economic geography as well as the constantly shifting economic geographies on the ground. It encompasses traditional approaches, albeit from a critical perspective, while providing a thorough, accessible and engaging examination of the concerns, methods and approaches of the ‘new economic geography’. This unique introductory text covers the breadth of economic geography while engaging with a range of contemporary debates at the cutting-edge of the field. Written in an accessible and lucid style, this book offers a thorough and systematic introductory survey. It is enhanced by pedagogical features throughout including case studies dealing with topics ranging from the head office locations of the Fortune 500, Mexico’s maquiladoras to China’s investments in Southern Africa. This book also contains exercises based on the key concepts and annotated further reading and websites.

The Criminalization Of European Cartel Enforcement

Author: Peter Whelan
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191649023
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The Criminalization Of European Cartel Enforcement from the Author: Peter Whelan. Cartel activity is prohibited under EU law by virtue of Article 101(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Firms that violate this provision face severe punishment from those entities responsible for enforcing EU competition law: the European Commission, the national competition authorities, and the national courts. Stiff fines are regularly imposed on firms by these entities; such firm-focused punishment is an established feature of the antitrust enforcement landscape within the EU. In recent years, however, focus has also been placed on the individuals within the firms responsible for the cartel activity. It is increasingly recognized that punishment for cartel activity should be individual-focused as well as firm-focused. Accordingly, a growing tendency to criminalize cartel activity can be observed in the EU Member States. The existence of such criminal sanctions within the EU presents a number of crucial challenges that need to be met if the underlying enforcement objectives are to be achieved in practice without violating prevailing legal norms. For a start, given the severe consequences of a custodial sentence, the employment of criminal antitrust punishment must be justifiable in principle: one must have a robust normative framework rationalizing the existence of criminal cartel sanctions. Second, for it to be legitimate, antitrust criminalization should only occur in a manner that respects the mandatory legalities applicable to the European jurisdiction in question. These include the due process rights of the accused and the principle of legal certainty. Finally, the correct practical measures (such as a criminal leniency policy and a correctly defined criminal cartel offence) need to be in place in order to ensure that the employment of criminal antitrust punishment actually achieves its aims while maintaining its legitimacy. These three particular challenges can be conceptualized respectively as the theoretical, legal, and practical challenges of European antitrust criminalization. This book analyses these three crucial challenges so that the complexity of the process of European antitrust criminalization can be understood more accurately. In doing so, this book acknowledges that the three challenges should not be considered in isolation. In fact there is a dynamic relationship between the theoretical, legal, and practical challenges of European antitrust criminalization and an effective antitrust criminalization policy is one which recognizes and respects this complex interaction.

Ethical Decision Making In Social Research

Author: R. Iphofen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230233767
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Ethical Decision Making In Social Research from the Author: R. Iphofen. This practical, user-friendly guide examines ethics in research. It helps researchers to manage ethical dilemmas that arise while research is being planned, conducted and reported and includes a unique 'ethical review checklist', as well as other useful features, to aid ethics in practice.

Karl Polanyi

Author: Gareth Dale
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745640710
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Karl Polanyi from the Author: Gareth Dale. Karl Polanyi′s The Great Transformation is generally acclaimed as being among the most influential works of economic history in the twentieth century, and remains as vital in the current historical conjuncture as it was in his own. In its critique of nineteenth–century "market fundamentalism" it reads as a warning to our own neoliberal age, and is widely touted as a prophetic guidebook for those who aspire to understand the causes and dynamics of global economic turbulence at the end of the 2000s. Karl Polanyi: The Limits of the Market is the first comprehensive introduction to Polanyi′s ideas and legacy. It assesses not only the texts for which he is famous prepared during his spells in American academia but also his journalistic articles written in his first exile in Vienna, and lectures and pamphlets from his second exile, in Britain. It provides a detailed critical analysis of The Great Transformation, but also surveys Polanyi s seminal writings in economic anthropology, the economic history of ancient and archaic societies, and political and economic theory. Its primary source base includes interviews with Polanyi′s daughter, Kari Polanyi–Levitt, as well as the entire compass of his own published and unpublished writings in English and German. This engaging and accessible introduction to Polanyi′s thinking will appeal to students and scholars across the social sciences, providing a refreshing perspective on the roots of our current economic crisis.

Gita For Everyday Living Exploring The Message Of The Gita

Author: Swami Atmashraddhananda
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1329348818
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Gita For Everyday Living Exploring The Message Of The Gita from the Author: Swami Atmashraddhananda. This Book highlights the message and essence of the Bhagavad Gita in a contemporary & practical context. Bhagavad Gita is a perennial source of inspiration and strength for millions of people all over the world. An eternal scripture like the Gita, too, however, needs to be restated and reiterated with the change in circumstances in order to meet the contemporary needs. This book contains thirty-six articles that view the message of the Gita from different standpoints.

Human Resource Management

Author: Sarah Gilmore
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199605483
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Human Resource Management from the Author: Sarah Gilmore. This book provides a concise, engaging, and accessible introduction to human resource management which is academically rigorous and appropriate for both undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in business studies and related areas. Adopting lecturers receive a copy of a DVD featuring video interviews with practitioners.

Author: Чарлз Дахіґґ
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171212083
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from the Author: Чарлз Дахіґґ. • Понад 60 тижнів у списку бестселерів The New York Times • Входить до довгого списку рейтингу Financial Times Як звички впливают на життя? Як, змінивши лише один шаблон поведінки, різні люди змогли досягти успіху: стати директором, придбати будинок, пробігти марафон? В основу цієї книжки лягли інтерв’ю із трьома сотнями науковців і директорів підприємств, дослідження, проведені в десятках компаній. Проаналізувавши все це, автор зрозумів, як кожна людина може контролювати свої звички, щоб досягти успіху. Дізнавшись, як створюються та руйнуються звички, ви зможете перебудувати шаблони поведінки, як собі забажаєте. Ви зрозумієте, як змусити себе не палити, менше їсти, займатися спортом, не кричати на близьких, ефективніше працювати.