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Frank, Robert H.

Overview
Works: 156 works in 737 publications in 10 languages and 16,908 library holdings
Genres: Examinations, questions, etc  History  Popular works  Textbooks  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Book producer, Performer
Classifications: HB71, 330
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Most widely held works by Robert H Frank
Falling behind : how rising inequality harms the middle class by Robert H Frank ( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Korean and held by 2,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With a timely new foreword by Robert Frank, this groundbreaking book explores the very meaning of happiness and prosperity in America today. Although middle-income families don't earn much more than they did several decades ago, they are buying bigger cars, houses, and appliances. To pay for them, they spend more than they earn and carry record levels of debt. Robert Frank explains how increased concentrations of income and wealth at the top of the economic pyramid have set off ""expenditure cascades"" that raise the cost of achieving many basic goals for the middle class. Writing in lively pr
Principes d'économie by Robert H Frank ( Book )
154 editions published between 1000 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using a short list of core principles in-depth, this book presents concepts intuitively through examples drawn from familiar contexts. The authors introduce a short list of core principles and reinforce them by illustrating and applying each in many contexts
The winner-take-all society : how more and more Americans compete for ever fewer and bigger prizes, encouraging economic waste, income inequality, and an impoverished cultural life by Robert H Frank ( Book )
35 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While not for a moment denying that consumers have sometimes benefited - nobody has to listen to a second-rate soprano when virtually everyone can afford recordings of first-rate singers - Frank and Cook argue persuasively that, on balance, the result has been disastrous. They show how winner-take-all markets have dramatically widened the gap between rich and poor by concentrating all rewards among just a small handful of winners, and how they have lured some of our most talented individuals into socially unproductive and sometimes even destructive pursuits. Finally, in their relentless stress on winners - the bestselling novel, the blockbuster film, and so on - winner-take-all markets have diluted our culture in ways that many people find deeply disturbing
Microeconomics and behavior by Robert H Frank ( Book )
106 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How people choose under conditions of scarcity is the subject of this study into microeconomics for students. The idea that this is of little interest to affluent westerners changes when the student considers how scarcity is not just economics-based
The economic naturalist's field guide common sense principle for troubled times by Robert H Frank ( )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an analysis of such issues as income distribution, saving, taxation, spending, health care, employment, and financial investment, and explains why they have become problematic under current American economic policies
Passions within reason : the strategic role of the emotions by Robert H Frank ( Book )
18 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om hvordan følelser altid er styret af en forventning om økonomisk gevinst
The economic naturalist : in search of explanations for everyday enigmas by Robert H Frank ( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The playful guide to how economics explains the simple but profound ideas that govern our world. Why do the keypads on drive-up cash machines have Braille dots? Why are round-trip fares from Orlando to Kansas City higher than those from Kansas City to Orlando? For decades, Robert Frank has been asking his economics students to pose and answer questions like these as a way of learning how economic principles operate in the real world--which they do everywhere, all the time. Once you learn to think like an economist, all kinds of puzzling observations start to make sense. This book employs basic economic principles to answer scores of intriguing questions, and, along the way, introduces key ideas such as the cost-benefit principle, the "no cash left on the table" principle, and the law of one price. There is no more delightful and painless way of learning these fundamental principles.--From publisher description
Luxury fever : why money fails to satisfy in an era of excess by Robert H Frank ( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Robert Frank caused a national debate in 1995 when he and co-author Philip Cook described the poisonous spread of "winner-take-all" markets. Now he takes a thought-provoking look at the flip side of spreading inequality: as the super-rich set the pace, everyone else spends furiously in a competitive echo of wastefulness." "Frank offers the first comprehensive and accessible summary of scientific evidence that our spending choices are not making us as happy and healthy as they could. Furthermore, he argues that human frailty is not at fault. The good news is that we can do something about it. We can make it harder for the super-rich to overspend, and capture our own competitive energy for the public good. Luxury Fever boldly offers a way to curb the excess and restore the true value of money."--Jacket
The Darwin economy : liberty, competition, and the common good by Robert H Frank ( Book )
20 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The premise of economist Adam Smith's 'invisible hand'--a tenet of market economics--is that competitive self-interest shunts benefits to the community. But that is the exception rather than the rule, argues writer Robert H. Frank. Charles Darwin's idea of natural selection is a more accurate reflection of how economic competition works ... because individual and species benefits do not always coincide. Highlighting reasons for market failure and the need to cut waste, Frank argues that we can domesticate our wild economy by taxing higher-end spending and harmful industrial emissions."--Nature
Choosing the right pond : human behavior and the quest for status by Robert H Frank ( Book )
18 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What price the moral high ground? : ethical dilemmas in competitive environments by Robert H Frank ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In What Price the Moral High Ground?, economist and social critic Robert Frank challenges the notion that doing well is accomplished only at the expense of doing good. Frank explores new work in economics, psychology, and biology to argue that honest individuals often succeed, even in highly competitive environments, because their commitment to principle makes them more attractive as trading partners."--Jacket
Distributional consequences of direct foreign investment by Robert H Frank ( Book )
12 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The flaw ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by former U.S. Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan's acknowledgment that he'd found a flaw in his model of how the world worked, The flaw looks at the forces underlying the credit bubble that caused the financial crash which nearly destroyed the world economy
Luxury fever : money and happiness in an era of excess by Robert H Frank ( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The economic naturalist : why economics explains almost everything by Robert H Frank ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Have you ever wondered why there is a light in your fridge but not in your freezer? Or why 24-hour shops bother having locks on their doors? Or why soft drink cans are cylindrical, but milk cartons are square? Robert Frank shares the most intriguing and bizarre questions and the economic principles that answer them
Microeconomia : comportamento razionale, mercato, istituzioni by Robert H Frank ( Book )
21 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El principio de la escasez: tener una cantidad mayor de una cosa normalmente significa tener una menor de otra. El principio del costo beneficio: no debe emprenderse una acción a menos que su beneficio marginal sea al menos tan grande como su costo marginal. El principio de los incentivos: las comparaciones coste beneficio son relevantes no sólo para identificar las decisiones que deben tomar las personas racionales sino también para predecir las decisiones que tomarán realmente. El principio de la ventaja comparativa: todo el mundo obtiene mejores resultados cuando cada uno se concentra en la actividad en la que es relativamente más productivo. El principio del costo de oportunidad creciente: deben utilizarse los recursos que tienen el menor costo de oportunidad antes que los que tienen el mayor costo de oportunidad. El principio del equilibrio: un mercado en equilibrio no deja sin explotar ninguna oportunidad individual, pero puede no explotar todas las oportunidades que pueden aprovecharse por medio de la acción colectiva. El principio de la eficiencia: la eficiencia es un importante objetivo social, ya que cuando el pastel económico aumenta, todo el mundo puede obtener un trozo mayor. EL NATURALISMO ECONÓMICO 'Por qué están las ballenas y los elefantes en peligro de extinción, pero no los pollos? Por qué están los comercios concentrados en una misma zona? 'Por qué las colas que se forman en las cajas de los supermercados tienden a ser todas ellas más o menos de la misma longitud? 'Por qué bajó la Reserva Federal los tipos de interés en 2001? '2003 y los subió en 2004? '2005? 'Es China el número uno?
The return of the economic naturalist : how economics helps make sense of your world by Robert H Frank ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Do tax cuts for business owners really stimulate employment? Why shouldn't we just leave everything to the market? And why do we all save so little? With his trademark plain-speaking wit and insight, Robert Frank explains how our personal choices have more bearing than ever on our bank balances and on our personal happiness
The economic naturalist why economics explains almost everything by Robert H Frank ( )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book helps you discover the secrets behind hundreds of everyday enigmas. Why is there a light in your fridge but not in your freezer? Why do 24-hour shops bother having locks on their doors? Why did Kamikaze pilots wear helmets? The answer is simple: economics. Economics doesn't just happen in classrooms or international banks. It is everywhere and influences everything we do and see, from the cinema screen to the streets. It can even explain some of life's most intriguing enigmas. For years, economist Robert Frank has been encouraging his students to use economics to explain the strange situations they encounter in everyday life, from peculiar product design to the vagaries of sex appeal. Now he shares the most intriguing - and bizarre - questions and the economic principles that answer them to reveal why many of the most puzzling parts of everyday life actually make perfect (economic) sense
Luxury fever : weighing the cost of excess by Robert H Frank ( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The turn of the twenty-first century witnessed a spectacular rise in gross consumption. With the super-rich setting the pace, everyone spent furiously in a desperate attempt to keep up. As cars and houses grew larger and more expensive, the costs were enormous--not only monetarily but also socially. Consumers spent more time at work and less time with their family and friends; they saved less money and borrowed more. In this book, Robert Frank presents the first comprehensive and accessible account of these financial choices. Frank uses scientific evidence to demonstrate how these spending patterns have not made us happier or healthier. Luxury Fever offers an exit from the rat race, suggesting ways to curb the culture of excess and restore true value to our lives"--Publisher description
Microeconomía y conducta by Robert H Frank ( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Frank, R. H. 1945-
Frank, Robert
Frank, Robert 1945-
Frank, Robert H.
Франк, Роберт Х.
フランク, ロバート・H
Languages
English (439)
Spanish (23)
Italian (19)
Chinese (10)
French (4)
Thai (3)
Japanese (2)
Korean (2)
German (1)
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