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Landsburg, Steven E. 1954-

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Works: 56 works in 304 publications in 6 languages and 4,775 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Popular works 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Steven E Landsburg
The armchair economist : economics and everyday life by Steven E Landsburg( Book )

51 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After revealing economic principles in readily apparent phenomena of everyday life, Landsburg applies these same principles to newspaper and media accounts of public issues. Contesting the widely held views of pundits, critics, and public officials, he shows us how reducing urban pollution need not make city dwellers any happier, how sex scandals are not necessarily bad for politicians, and how free agency doesn't always help the wealthiest baseball teams. By deducing principles from his observations of the things that surround us, he explains many of the main ideas of modern economics, through chapters that read more like detective stories than textbook lessons." "Logically rigorous but never technically demanding, this refreshing new book will give readers a guided tour of the familiar, filtered through a decidedly unfamiliar but insightful lens. This is economics for the joy of it."--Jacket
Price theory and applications by Steven E Landsburg( Book )

67 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing price theory, this textbook illustrates its applications as much as it explains them. The book uses social welfare as a unifying concept and provides an extended analysis of market failures, property rights, the rule of law, and the relationship between micro- and macro-economics
More sex is safer sex : the unconventional wisdom of economics by Steven E Landsburg( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Makes provocative suggestions for tackling difficult modern issues, from using promiscuity as a method of spreading disease to charging juries for exonerating convicted felons and giving rescued property to firefighters
The big questions : tackling the problems of philosophy with ideas from mathematics, economics, and physics by Steven E Landsburg( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following his popular books "The Armchair Economist" and "More Sex Is Safer Sex", Slate columnist Landsburg uses concepts from mathematics, economics, and physics to address the big questions in philosophy
Fair play : what your child can teach you about economics, values, and the meaning of life by Steven E Landsburg( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He makes the best possible philosophical cases for and against progressive taxation, and weighs them against the wisdom of the playground. He explains why children are a good thing, and why economic theory tells us we don't have enough of them. He meditates on the role of authority in our lives, the effects of cultural bias, and why it's important to read poetry to your children
Macroeconomics by Steven E Landsburg( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing a balanced and accessible presentation of both equilibrium and Keynesian macro models, which are seen as variations on a single unified theme. The aim is to help students see and understand the relationship of these models to one another and to the on-going attempts to model macro forces
Can you outsmart an economist? : 100+ puzzles to train your brain by Steven E Landsburg( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the acclaimed author of The Armchair Economist, a delightful collection of puzzles and brain teasers that provide an entertaining, informative tour of economic concepts for novices and experts alike"--
More sex is safer sex : the unconventional wisdom of economics by Lan si bo( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Chinese and English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The positive economics of methodology by James A Kahn( )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: Does an observation constitute stronger evidence for a theory if it was made after rather than before the theory was formulated, when it may have influenced the theory's construction? Philosophers have discussed this question (of "novel confirmation") but have lacked a formal model of scientific research and incentives. The question applies to all types of research. One example in economics involves evaluating models constructed on the basis of VARs (where a researcher looks at evidence and then constructs a theory) versus structural models with formal econometric tests (where a model is constructed before some of the evidence on it is obtained). This paper develops a simple model of scientific research. It discusses the issues that affect the answer to this question of the timing and theory-construction and observation or experimentation. We also address issues of social versus private incentives in the choice of research strategies, and of socially optimal rewards for researchers in the presence of information and incentive constraints
Price theory by Steven E Landsburg( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exciting new eighth edition of "Price Theory, International Edition" delivers a text that will both challenge and intrigue students as it equips them with the tools and skills to apply economic principles to the world around them. Inductive, hands on, and highly interactive, the book is intellectually rigorous yet student-friendly, with countless applications and resources to help readers fully understand concepts. Using the same humorous, easy-to-read approach as his popular "The Armchair Economist", Steven Landsburg offers thorough coverage of traditional topics of intermediate price theory as well as emerging issues, such as the economics of information. Social welfare is a unifying concept throughout
Gong ping sai ju : jing ji jia yu nu er hu tan jing ji xue . jia zhi, yi ji ren sheng yi yi by Lan si bo( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El economista en pijama by Steven E Landsburg( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

¿Por qué las palomitas son tan caras en el cine? Aunque parezca mentira, la resolución de esta pregunta es uno de los problemas recurrentes que se plantean en economía. Y es que la respuesta obvia es equivocada. Lo lógico sería contestar que el propietario tiene el monopolio y por eso puede aumentar el precio, pero si ésa fuera la respuesta acertada también podría fijar un precio para usar el lavabo y no lo hace. Algo que a primera vista parece muy fácil de contestar se convierte en un misterio que la teoría económica nos ayuda a entender.En esta edición revisada y actualizada del clásico El economista en pijama, Steven E. Landsburg explica, con un lenguaje coloquial y divertido, éste y otros casos con los que nos encontramos habitualmente
Cuanto más sexo, más seguro : una mirada irreverente de la economía by Steven E Landsburg( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheng ming zhong de jing ji you xi by Shidiwen Lansibo( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Microeconomía : teoría de precios con aplicaciones by Steven E Landsburg( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oferta, demanda y equilibrio - Precios, costos y ganancias del comercio - El comportamiento de los consumidores - Utilidad cardinal - Los consumidores en el mercado - Comportamiento de las empresas - Producción y costos - Competencia - Economía del bienestar y utilidades derivadas del comercio - Criterios normativos - Conocimiento e información - Monopolio - Poder de mercado, colusión y oligopolio - La teoría de los juegos - Costos externos y beneficios - La propiedad común y los bienes públicos - La demanda por factores de producción - El mercado de trabajo - La asignación de bienes a lo largo del tiempo - Riesgo e incertidumbre - ¿Qué es la economía?
The armchair economist (revised and updated may 2012) : economics & everyday life by Steven E Landsburg( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Air bags cause accidents, because well-protected drivers take more risks. This well-documented truth comes as a surprise to most people, but not to economists, who have learned to take seriously the proposition that people respond to incentives. In The Armchair Economist, Steven E. Landsburg shows how the laws of economics reveal themselves in everyday experience and illuminate the entire range of human behavior. Why does popcorn cost so much at the cinema? The 'obvious' answer is that the owner has a monopoly, but if that were the whole story, there would also be a monopoly price to use the toilet. When a sudden frost destroys much of the Florida orange crop and prices skyrocket, journalists point to the 'obvious' exercise of monopoly power. Economists see just the opposite: If growers had monopoly power, they'd have raised prices before the frost. Why don't concert promoters raise ticket prices even when they are sure they will sell out months in advance? Why are some goods sold at auction and others at pre-announced prices? Why do boxes at the football sell out before the standard seats do? Why are bank buildings fancier than supermarkets? Why do corporations confer huge pensions on failed executives? Why don't firms require workers to buy their jobs? Landsburg explains why the obvious answers are wrong, reveals better answers, and illuminates the fundamental laws of human behavior along the way. This is a book of surprises: a guided tour of the familiar, filtered through a decidedly unfamiliar lens. This is economics for the sheer intellectual joy of it
L'economista in pantofole : teoria economica e vita quotidiana by Steven E Landsburg( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

#x98;The#x9C; armchair economist economics and everyday life by Steven E Landsburg( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in Undetermined and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landsburg's exercises and calculus supplement : price theory and applications by Steven E Landsburg( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alegebraic fiber bundles by Steven E Landsburg( )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The armchair economist : economics and everyday life El economista en pijama
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Price theory and applicationsMore sex is safer sex : the unconventional wisdom of economicsThe big questions : tackling the problems of philosophy with ideas from mathematics, economics, and physicsFair play : what your child can teach you about economics, values, and the meaning of lifeMacroeconomicsMore sex is safer sex : the unconventional wisdom of economicsPrice theoryEl economista en pijama
Alternative Names
Landsburg, Steve 1954-

Landsburg, Steven

Landsburg, Steven, 1954-

Landsburg, Steven E.

Steven Landsburg Amerikaans econoom

Steven Landsburg amerikansk ekonom

Steven Landsburg amerikansk økonom

Steven Landsburg economista estadounidense

Steven Landsburg économiste américain

Steven Landsburg US-amerikanischer Ökonom

Ландсбург, Стивен

랜즈버그, 스티븐 E. 1954-

렌즈버그, 스티븐 1954-

スティーヴン・ランズバーグ

ランズバーグ, スティーヴン

史帝文·藍思博

史蒂文·兰兹伯格

Languages
English (208)

Chinese (22)

Spanish (19)

Japanese (6)

Italian (4)

Polish (1)