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Frank, Robert H.

Overview
Works: 174 works in 886 publications in 10 languages and 18,639 library holdings
Genres: Examinations  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Popular works  Textbooks  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Other, Book producer, wpr, Thesis advisor
Classifications: HB71, 330
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Robert H Frank
 
Most widely held works by Robert H Frank
Microeconomics and behavior by Robert H Frank( Book )

127 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,619 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 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 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,474 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
Falling behind : how rising inequality harms the middle class by Robert H Frank( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,394 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 prose for a general audience, Frank employs up-to-date economic data and examples drawn from everyday life to shed light on reigning models of consumer behavior. He also suggests reforms that could mitigate the costs of inequality. Falling Behind compels us to rethink how and why we live our economic lives the way we do."--Publisher's Web site
Luxury fever : why money fails to satisfy in an era of excess by Robert H Frank( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,186 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 economic naturalist : in search of explanations for everyday enigmas by Robert H Frank( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,154 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
Passions within reason : the strategic role of the emotions by Robert H Frank( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om hvordan følelser altid er styret af en forventning om økonomisk gevinst
Choosing the right pond : human behavior and the quest for status by Robert H Frank( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of macro-economics by Robert H Frank( Book )

115 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avoiding excessive reliance on formal mathematical derivations, this book presents concepts intuitively through examples drawn from familiar contexts. The authors introduce a well-articulated short list of core principles and reinforce them by illustrating and applying each in numerous contexts
Principles of economics by Robert H Frank( Book )

88 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 911 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
What price the moral high ground? : ethical dilemmas in competitive environments by Robert H Frank( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 892 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
The Darwin economy : liberty, competition, and the common good by Robert H Frank( Book )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 868 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
The economic naturalist's field guide : common sense principles for troubled times by Robert H Frank( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 560 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
Distributional consequences of direct foreign investment by Robert H Frank( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flaw : markets, money, mortgages, and the great American meltdown by David Sington( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 364 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
Success and luck : good fortune and the myth of meritocracy by Robert H Frank( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A New York Times economics columnist explores the findings in recent years by scientists who have discovered that chance plays a much larger role in important life situations than most people imagine, showing how a more accurate understanding of this discovery could lead to better, richer and fairer economies and societies, "--NoveList
The economic naturalist : why economics explains almost everything by Robert H Frank( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 186 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
Microeconomics and behaviour by Robert H Frank( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frank Parker is the only thoroughly Canadianized Intermediate Microeconomics text. This, along with its stress on problem solving and developing economic thinking, sets it apart from the competition. The authors have adopted a strategy of using puzzles, humour, and arresting examples to involve students in the process of acquiring the concepts. A continuing strength of the text is that it applies game-theoretic models throughout, rather than simply in the discussion of imperfect competition. The math flexibility allows for the rigor of calculus or non-calculus based course through extensive appendices and a very unique Basic Math Review on the web."--Pub. desc
Microeconomia : comportamento razionale, mercato, istituzioni by Robert H Frank( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in Italian and Spanish and held by 130 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 )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 97 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
What Price the Moral High Ground? How to Succeed without Selling Your Soul by Robert H Frank( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Financial disasters--and stories of the greedy bankers who precipitated them--seem to underscore the idea that self-interest will always trump concerns for the greater good. Indeed, this idea is supported by the prevailing theories in both economics and evolutionary biology. But is it valid? 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 exciting new work in economics, psychology, and biology to argue that honest individuals often succeed, eve
 
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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
Alternative Names
Frank, R. H. 1945-

Frank, Robert

Frank, Robert 1945-

Frank, Robert H.

Frank, Robert Harris

Frank, Robert Harris 1945-

Robert H. Frank Amerikaans econoom

Robert H. Frank amerikansk ekonom

Robert H. Frank amerikansk økonom

Robert H. Frank US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler

Франк, Роберт Х.

رابرت اچ. فرانک اقتصاددان آمریکایی

프랭크, 로버트 H

フランク, ロバート・H

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English (510)

Spanish (42)

Chinese (23)

Italian (19)

Korean (4)

Japanese (3)

Thai (3)

French (2)

Turkish (2)

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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 lifeFalling behind : how rising inequality harms the middle classLuxury fever : why money fails to satisfy in an era of excessThe economic naturalist : in search of explanations for everyday enigmasPassions within reason : the strategic role of the emotionsChoosing the right pond : human behavior and the quest for statusPrinciples of macro-economicsPrinciples of economics