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Bowles, Samuel

Works: 156 works in 686 publications in 7 languages and 17,719 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Other, Thesis advisor
Classifications: HC106.8, 370.973
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Publications about Samuel Bowles
Publications by Samuel Bowles
Most widely held works about Samuel Bowles
Most widely held works by Samuel Bowles
Schooling in capitalist America : educational reform and the contradictions of economic life by Samuel Bowles( Book )
60 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,631 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
Democracy and capitalism : property, community, and the contradictions of modern social thought by Samuel Bowles( Book )
56 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,197 libraries worldwide
Beyond the waste land : a democratic alternative to economic decline by Samuel Bowles( Book )
25 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 1,030 libraries worldwide
Notes and problems in microeconomic theory by Peter B Dixon( Book )
45 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 821 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
Understanding capitalism : competition, command, and change by Samuel Bowles( Book )
51 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 811 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
After the waste land : a democratic economics for the year 2000 by Samuel Bowles( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 789 libraries worldwide
This critique of Reaganomics attempts to provide alternatives to both the supply experiments of the 1980s and neoliberal strategies of austerity. It presents arguments for economic democracy with a worker-oriented blueprint for improving productivity, growth, employment and economic justice
Unequal chances : family background and economic success by Samuel Bowles( Book )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 760 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."--Jacket
Microeconomics : behavior, institutions, and evolution by Samuel Bowles( Book )
30 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 720 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
Poverty traps by Samuel Bowles( Book )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 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
Meritocracy and economic inequality ( Book )
11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 714 libraries worldwide
A collection of 12 original papers contributed by scholars, with an introduction by the editors
Unconventional wisdom : essays on economics in honor of John Kenneth Galbraith ( Book )
7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 694 libraries worldwide
Studies in development planning by Hollis Burnley Chenery( Book )
9 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
Planning educational systems for economic growth by Samuel Bowles( Book )
23 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 622 libraries worldwide
Markets and democracy : participation, accountability, and efficiency ( Book )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Globalization and egalitarian redistribution ( Book )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 391 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."--Jacket
Inequality, cooperation, and environmental sustainability ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 367 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."--Jacket
Radical political economy ( Book )
23 editions published between 1900 and 1990 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
A cooperative species : human reciprocity and its evolution by Samuel Bowles( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
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 species in which substantial numbers make sacrifices to uphold ethical norms and to help even total strangers -- from cover
The politics and economics of power by Samuel Bowles( Book )
20 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
The "Politics and economics of power" examines power relations in the firm and the market place and offer an economic perspective of political relations. The book is divided into three sections: politics and power in economic organizations the economic analysis of political organizations politics, economics and social change. The final section considers how a combination of economic and political tools can be used effectively to analyse social change
The new economics of inequality and redistribution by Samuel Bowles( Book )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
"Economists warn that policies to level the economic playing field come with a hefty price tag. But this so-called 'equality-efficiency trade-off' - has proven difficult to document. The data suggest, instead, that the extraordinary levels of economic inequality now experienced in many economies are detrimental to the economy. Moreover, recent economic experiments and other evidence confirm that most citizens are committed to fairness and are willing to sacrifice to help those less fortunate than themselves. Incorporating the latest results from behavioral economics and the new microeconomics of credit and labor markets, Bowles shows that escalating economic disparity is not the unavoidable price of progress. Rather it is policy choice - often a very costly one. Here drawing on his experience both as a policy advisor and an academic economist, Samuel Bowles offers an alternative direction, a novel and optimistic account of a more just and better working economy"--
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Alternative Names
Bowles, S.
Bowles, S. 1936-
Bowles, S. 1939-
Bowles, S. (Samuel)
Bowles, S. (Samuel), 1939-
Bowles, Sam
Bowles, Sam 1936-
Bowles, Sam 1939-
Bowles, Samuel III
Bowles, Samuel S. 1936-
Samuel Bowles Amerikaans econoom
Samuel Bowles amerikansk ekonom
Samuel Bowles amerikansk økonom
Samuel Bowles economista statunitense
Samuel Bowles US-amerikanischer Ökonom
Самуэль Боулс
보루즈, S. 1939-
보울스, 사무엘 1939-
보울즈 1939-
보울즈, 새뮤얼 1939-
ボウルズ, S
ボウルズ, サミュエル
ボウルズ, サミュエル 1939-
ボールズ, S
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