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Bowles, Samuel

Works: 136 works in 577 publications in 6 languages and 15,966 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Case studies  History 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: HC106.8, 339.46
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Most widely held works by Samuel Bowles
Schooling in capitalist America : educational reform and the contradictions of economic life by Samuel Bowles( Book )
46 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,579 libraries worldwide
"No book since Schooling in Capitalist America has taken on the systemic forces hard at work undermining our education system. This classic reprint is an invaluable resource for radical educators"-- Provided by publisher
Poverty traps by Samuel Bowles( file )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,546 libraries worldwide
Much popular belief, and public policy, rests on the idea that those born into poverty have it in their powers to escape. But the persistence of poverty and ever-growing economic inequality around the world has led to many economists to seriously question the model of individual economic self-determination when it comes to the poor. In this book, the contributors argue that there are many conditions that may trap individuals, groups, and whole economies in intractable poverty. For the first time the editors have brought together the perspectives of economies, economic history, and sociology to assess what we know, and don't know, about such traps
Beyond the waste land : a democratic alternative to economic decline by Samuel Bowles( Book )
28 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 1,162 libraries worldwide
Democracy and capitalism : property, community, and the contradictions of modern social thought by Samuel Bowles( Book )
33 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,030 libraries worldwide
Unequal chances : family background and economic success by Samuel Bowles( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 957 libraries worldwide
"New estimates show that intergenerational inequality in the United States is far greater than was previously thought. Moreover, while the inheritance of wealth and the better schooling typically enjoyed by the children of the well-to-do contribute to this process, these two standard explanations fail to explain the extent of intergenerational status transmission. The genetic inheritance of IQ is even less important. Instead, parent-offspring similarities in personality and behavior may play an important role. Race contributes to the process, and the intergenerational mobility patterns of African Americans and European Americans differ substantially."--BOOK JACKET
Notes and problems in microeconomic theory by Peter B Dixon( Book )
38 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 842 libraries worldwide
In a unique approach to microeconomic theory, this book constructs (and proposes solutions to) major problems in mathematical programming, the theory of consumer demand, the theory of production, and welfare economics. Readers can thereby derive for themselves many of the major results achieved in microeconomics. Introductory notes set the scene for each chapter, and the subsequent sets of problems and annotated reading lists guarantee the reader a thorough grounding in microeconomic theory
After the waste land : a democratic economics for the year 2000 by Samuel Bowles( Book )
14 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 806 libraries worldwide
Understanding capitalism : competition, command, and change by Samuel Bowles( Book )
24 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 728 libraries worldwide
'Understanding Capitalism', third edition, provides an introduction to economics with extensive attention to the global economy, inequality, the information revolution, the exercise of power and the historical evolution of economic institutions and individual preferences
Unconventional wisdom : essays on economics in honor of John Kenneth Galbraith ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 711 libraries worldwide
Meritocracy and economic inequality ( Book )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 695 libraries worldwide
A collection of 12 original papers contributed by scholars, with an introduction by the editors
Microeconomics : behavior, institutions, and evolution by Samuel Bowles( Book )
24 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 676 libraries worldwide
"In this introduction to modern microeconomic theory, Samuel Bowles returns to the classical economists' interest in the wealth and poverty of nations and people, the workings of the institutions of capitalist economies, and the coevolution of individual preferences and the structures of markets, firms, and other institutions. Using recent advances in evolutionary game theory, contract theory, behavioral experiments, and the modeling of dynamic processes, he develops a theory of how economic institutions shape individual behavior, and how institutions evolve due to individual actions, technological change, and chance events. Topics addressed include institutional innovation, social preferences, nonmarket social interactions, social capital, equilibrium unemployment, credit constraints, economic power, generalized increasing returns, disequilibrium outcomes, and path dependency." "Must reading for students and scholars not only in economics but across the behavioral sciences, this exposition of the new microeconomics moves the field beyond the conventional models of prices and markets toward a more accurate and policy-relevant portrayal of human social behavior."--Jacket
Studies in development planning by Hollis Burnley Chenery( Book )
10 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 642 libraries worldwide
Planning educational systems for economic growth by Samuel Bowles( Book )
15 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 620 libraries worldwide
A cooperative species : human reciprocity and its evolution by Samuel Bowles( Book )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 600 libraries worldwide
Why do humans, uniquely among animals, cooperate in large numbers to advance projects for the common good? Contrary to the conventional wisdom in biology and economics, this generous and civic-minded behavior is widespread and cannot be explained simply by far-sighted self-interest or a desire to help close genealogical kin. In A Cooperative Species, Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis--pioneers in the new experimental and evolutionary science of human behavior--show that the central issue is not why selfish people act generously, but instead how genetic and cultural evolution has produced a speci
Markets and democracy : participation, accountability, and efficiency ( Book )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
Globalization and egalitarian redistribution ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
"Can the welfare state survive in an economically integrated world? Many have argued that globalization has undermined national policies to raise the living standards and enhance the economic opportunities of the poor. This book, by sixteen of the world's leading authorities in international economics and the welfare state, suggests a surprisingly different set of consequences: Globalization does not preclude social insurance and egalitarian redistribution - but it does change the mix of policies that can accomplish these ends." "Globalization and Egalitarian Redistribution demonstrates that the free flow of goods, capital, and labor has increased the inequality or volatility of labor earnings in advanced industrial societies - while constraining governments' ability to tax the winners from globalization to compensate workers for their loss. This flow has meanwhile created opportunities for enhancing the welfare of the less well off in poor and middle-income countries. Comprising eleven essays framed by the editors' introduction and conclusion, this book represents the first systematic look at how globalization affects policies aimed at reducing inequalities."--BOOK JACKET
Inequality, cooperation, and environmental sustainability ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
"Would improving the economic, social, and political condition of the world's disadvantaged people slow - or accelerate - environmental degradation? In Inequality, Cooperation, and Environmental Sustainability, leading social scientists provide answers to this difficult question, using new research on the impact of inequality on environmental sustainability. The contributors' findings suggest that inequality may exacerbate environmental problems by making it more difficult for individuals, groups, and nations to cooperate in the design and enforcement of measures to protect natural assets ranging from local commons to the global climate. But a more equal division of a given amount of income could speed the process of environmental degradation - for example, if the poor value the preservation of the environment less than the rich do, or if the consumption patterns of the poor entail proportionally greater environmental degradation than that of the rich. The contributors also find that the effect of inequality on cooperation and environmental sustainability depends critically on the economic and political institutions governing how people interact, and the technical nature of the environmental asset in question." -- Book jacket
Introduzione all'economia politica le dinamiche del capitalismo by Samuel Bowles( file )
9 editions published in 2011 in Italian and English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
Il volume si propone di introdurre lo studio dell'economia agli studenti del primo anno delle lauree triennali in scienze economiche e sociali. L'approccio seguito è quello di analizzare questioni e problemi - anche sotto la prospettiva storica dello sviluppo delle società capitalistiche e della connessa evoluzione del pensiero economico - con una metodologia semplice ed intuitiva, reinviando a corsi successivi per l'approfondimento formalizzato degli strumenti di analisi quantitativa. Lo studente viene posto di fronte ai problemi economici fondamentali dello scambio e della produzione, a livello micro e macro economico, ponendo attenzione anche al contesto istituzionale nel quale vengono definite le regole e le politiche che governano i sistemi economici
The politics and economics of power by Samuel Bowles( Book )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
This edited collection looks at the emerging relationship between politics and economics. The papers examine power relations in the firm and the market and offer an economic perspective of political relations
Radical political economy ( Book )
14 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Bowles, S. 1936-
Bowles, S. (Samuel)
Bowles, S. (Samuel), 1939-
Bowles, Sam
Bowles, Sam 1936-
Bowles, Sam, 1939-
Bowles, Samuel III
Bowles, Samuel S. 1936-
ボウルズ, S
ボウルズ, サミュエル
ボールズ, S
English (327)
Italian (12)
Spanish (12)
French (3)
Japanese (2)
German (1)
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