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Varoufakis, Yanis

Works: 51 works in 231 publications in 6 languages and 4,650 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: H61.25, 519.3
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Publications about Yanis Varoufakis
Publications by Yanis Varoufakis
Most widely held works by Yanis Varoufakis
Foundations of economics a beginner's companion by Yanis Varoufakis( file )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and German and held by 1,167 libraries worldwide
Aiming to breathe life into an often dry discipline by linking key economic concepts with wider debates and issues, this text presents brain-teasers, philosophical questions and politics in mainstream economics. The book covers the principal foundation-economics concepts and addresses in detail three main areas: consumption and choice, production and markets, and government and the state. Each is discussed in terms of what the conventional textbook says, how these ideas developed in historical and philosophical terms, and whether or not they make sense. Assumptions about economics as a discipline are challenged, and the anxieties of students are discussed
Game theory : a critical introduction by Shaun Hargreaves Heap( file )
30 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 1,115 libraries worldwide
The introduction traces the intellectual origins of Game Theory and explains its philosophical premises. The next two chapters offer a careful exposition of the major analytical results of game theory. Whilst never losing sight of how powerful an analytical tool game theory is, the book also points out the intellectual limitations (as well as the philosophical and political implications) of the assumptions it depends on. Chapter 4 turns to the theory of bargaining, and concludes by asking: What does game theory add to the Social Contract tradition? Chapter 5 explains the analytical significance of the famous 'prisoners' dilemma', while Chapter 6 examines how repetition of such games can lead to particular theories of the State. Chapter 7 examines the recent attempt to overcome theoretical dead-ends using evolutionary approaches, which leads to some interesting ideas about social structures, history and morality
Game theory a critical text by Shaun Hargreaves Heap( file )
28 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 724 libraries worldwide
"With an uncompromising commitment to intellectual honesty, it seeks out game theory's strengths and limitations in a bid to draw out their implications for any theory of society which relies exclusively on liberal individualism. A new generation of students of game theory will grow to appreciate this superb text whilst fans of the first edition will eagerly devour this long-awaited update."--Jacket
The global minotaur America, Europe and the future of the global economy by Yanis Varoufakis( Book )
25 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 676 libraries worldwide
Financialization, greed, ineffectively regulated banks - all have been blamed for the global economic crisis. In reality, though, these were mere subplots in a much grander, almost mythological, drama. Remarkable and provocative, The Global Minotaur gives an essential account of the socio-economic events that have shaped the world as we now know it, and the options available for reintroducing a modicum of reason in our irrational global economic order
Rational conflict by Yanis Varoufakis( Book )
6 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Conflict in economics ( Book )
13 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Modern political economics : making sense of the post-2008 world by Yanis Varoufakis( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 libraries worldwide
"Once in a while the world astonishes itself. Anxious incredulity replaces intellectual torpor and a puzzled public strains its antennae in every possible direction, desperately seeking explanations for the causes and nature of what just hit it. 2008 was such a moment. Not only did the financial system collapse, and send the real economy into a tailspin, but it also revealed the great gulf separating economics from a very real capitalism. Modern Political Economics has a single aim: To help readers make sense of how 2008 came about and what the post-2008 world has in store. The book is divided into two parts. The first part delves into every major economic theory, from Aristotle to the present, with a determination to discover clues of what went wrong in 2008. The main finding is that all economic theory is inherently flawed. Any system of ideas whose purpose is to describe capitalism in mathematical or engineering terms leads to inevitable logical inconsistency; an inherent error that stands between us and a decent grasp of capitalist reality. The only scientific truth about capitalism is its radical indeterminacy, a condition which makes it impossible to use science's tools (e.g. calculus and statistics) to second-guess it. The second part casts an attentive eye on the post-war era; on the breeding ground of the Crash of 2008. It distinguishes between two major post-war phases: The Global Plan (1947-1971) and the Global Minotaur (1971-2008). This dynamic new book delves into every major economic theory and maps out meticulously the trajectory that global capitalism followed from post-war almost centrally planned stability, to designed disintegration in the 1970s, to an intentional magnification of unsustainable imbalances in the 1980s and, finally, to the most spectacular privatisation of money in the 1990s and beyond. Modern Political Economics is essential reading for Economics students and anyone seeking a better understanding of the 2008 economic crash."--Back cover
Economic indeterminacy : a personal encounter with the economists' peculiar nemesis by Yanis Varoufakis( file )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
This volume is a collection of some of the best and most influential work of Yanis Varoufakis. The chapters all address the issue of economic indeterminacy, and the place of a socialized Homo Economicus within the economy. The book addresses Varoufakis' key interpretation regarding the way in which neoclassical economics deals with the twin problems of complexity and indeterminacy. He argues that all neoclassical modelling revolves around three meta-axioms: Methodological individualism, Methodological instrumentalism and the Methodological Imposition of Equilibrium. Eac
Game theory : critical concepts in the social sciences ( Book )
11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Game theory is rapidly becoming one of the cornerstones of the social sciences. The articles gathered here chart the intellectual history of game theory from its place in the Enlightenment tradition, through the explosion of literature in the late 1970s, to issues of current and emerging debates. This extensively indexed set will be a valuable reference tool to researchers in sociology and politics, as well as economics
Modeste proposition pour résoudre la crise de la zone euro by James K Galbraith( Book )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Der globale Minotaurus Amerika und die Zukunft der Weltwirtschaft by Yanis Varoufakis( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Moral rhetoric in the face of strategic weakness : modern clues for an ancient puzzle by Yanis Varoufakis( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
On the evolution of discrimination, co-operation and perceptions of fairness by Yanis Varoufakis( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Solidarity and contemplation by Christian Arnsperger( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Bargaining and strikes : from an equilibrium to an evolutionary framework by Wassily Kafouros( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Beyond collusion, altruism or duty : introducing solidarity to economics and game theory by Christian Schneider-Arnsperger( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Foundations ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Postmodern challenges to game theory by Yanis Varoufakis( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
The simultaneous evolution of social roles and of cooperation : some experimental evidence by Yanis Varoufakis( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Modelling rational conflict : the limits of game theory by Yanis Varoufakis( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Varoufakēs, Giannēs
Varoufakēs, Giannēs 1961-
Varoufakis, Y. 1961-
Varoufakis, Yanis
Varoufakis, Yanis 1961-
Varoufakαes, Giannαes 1961-
Varouphakēs, Giannēs
Βαρουφάκης, Γιάννης
Βαρουφάκης, Γιάννης 1961-
ファロファキス, ヤニス
English (169)
Spanish (4)
German (2)
French (2)
Japanese (2)
Czech (1)
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