Showing results for "economics"

Categories

All Categories

1 - 20 of over 1,000 results
Sort by
    • Basic Economics, Fifth Edition

    • A Common Sense Guide to the Economy
    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 23 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244

    In this fifth edition of Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on commonsense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Opinion Piece masquerading as Textbook

    • By F Gibb on 15-12-18

    Regular price: £36.09

    • Doughnut Economics

    • Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist
    • By: Kate Raworth
    • Narrated by: Kate Raworth
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    Economics is broken. It has failed to predict, let alone prevent, financial crises that have shaken the foundations of our societies. Its outdated theories have permitted a world in which extreme poverty persists while the wealth of the super-rich grows year on year. And its blind spots have led to policies that are degrading the living world on a scale that threatens all of our futures. Can it be fixed?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Got better as it went along

    • By S J Bennett on 21-05-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

    • By: John Perkins
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242

    The previous edition of this now-classic book revealed the existence and subversive manipulations of "economic hit men". John Perkins wrote that economic hit men (EHM) "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • TERRIFYING!!!

    • By Plamen on 24-08-18

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Misbehaving

    • The Making of Behavioral Economics
    • By: Richard Thaler
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 507
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437

    Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans - predictable, error-prone individuals. Misbehaving is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth - and change the way we think about economics, ourselves, and our world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Behavioural Economics in Perspective

    • By Judy Corstjens on 27-01-16

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Economics, 3rd Edition

    • By: Timothy Taylor, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Timothy Taylor
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    Economic issues are active in our lives every day. However, when the subject of economics comes up in conversation or on the news, we can find ourselves longing for a more sophisticated understanding of the fundamentals of economics. These 36 lectures will help you think about and discuss economic issues that affect you and the nation every day-interest rates, unemployment, personal investing, budget deficits, globalization, and many more-with a greater level of knowledge and sophistication. They require no special or advanced knowledge of mathematics. Instead, you'll learn economics through intuitive explanations and in plain English. Professor Taylor's first 18 lectures focus on "microeconomics," or looking at economics "from the bottom up." You'll study the behavior of individuals, households, and firms; and how they interact in markets for goods, labor, and saving and investment. Topics in microeconomics include: supply and demand in the free market, monopolies and regulated competition, and public goods.The second 18 lectures cover "macroeconomics," or studying the economy "from the top down." Here you will examine the factors that help economists evaluate the economy on a national and global scale. Among these macroeconomic issues are: common ways the government taxes and spends, the relationship between employment and inflation, and international exchange rates.Throughout, Professor Taylor helps you apply what you are learning to many of today's most frequently discussed and misunderstood issues.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good introduction to the dismal science

    • By Chris on 20-03-15

    Regular price: £38.49

    • Behavioral Economics

    • When Psychology and Economics Collide
    • By: Scott Huettel, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Scott Huettel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Behavioral economics is the study of decision making, and of the related themes of valuation, exchange, and interpersonal interactions. Using methods from psychology, sociology, neurology, and economics, behavioral economics sheds light one of the most fundamental activities of human life: the decision process. In 24 insightful lectures, you'll learn how behavioral economists look at decision making and explore a set of key principles that offer deep insight into how we evaluate information and integrate different factors to make decisions.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Quite interesting, but perhaps drawn out too much

    • By Chris on 26-04-15

    Regular price: £32.79

    • Economics in One Lesson

    • By: Henry Hazlitt
    • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Called by H.L. Mencken, "one of the few economists in history who could really write," Henry Hazlitt achieved lasting fame for his brilliant but concise work. In it, he explains basic truths about economics and the economic fallacies responsible for unemployment, inflation, high taxes, and recession.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sensible economics

    • By Sean on 24-10-10

    Regular price: £16.39

    • Poor Economics

    • A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty
    • By: Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo
    • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo have pioneered the use of randomized control trials in development economics. Work based on these principles, supervised by the Poverty Action Lab, is being carried out in dozens of countries. Drawing on this and their 15 years of research from Chile to India, Kenya to Indonesia, they have identified wholly new aspects of the behavior of poor people, their needs, and the way that aid or financial investment can affect their lives. Their work defies certain presumptions: that microfinance is a cure-all, that schooling equals learning....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fascinating read

    • By Steve on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Bachelor Pad Economics

    • The Financial Advice Bible for Men
    • By: Aaron Clarey
    • Narrated by: Davis Aurini
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Whether you're 14 and just trying to figure out life, or 70 and starting to think about estate planning, Bachelor Pad Economics addresses every major (and minor) economic and financial issue the average man will face in his entire life. From dating, to what to major in, to purchasing a home, to starting a business, to children and wife training, Bachelor Pad Economics is the wisdom you wish the father-you-never-had gave you.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative and useful information

    • By JA le Roux on 15-07-16

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Basic Economics

    • A Citizen's Guide to the Economy: Revised and Expanded Edition
    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Brian Emerson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Thomas Sowell has a different idea about how economics should be taught. With this groundbreaking introduction to economics, Sowell has thrown out the graphs, statistics, and jargon. Learning economics, he believes, should be relaxing - and even enjoyable. In this edition, Basic Economics has been revised and expanded to address the new concerns of the 21st century. It's focus has become more international, including the range of economic problems faced by foreign countries around the world.  

    Regular price: £23.39

    • A Little History of Economics

    • By: Niall Kishtainy
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    What causes poverty? Are economic crises inevitable under capitalism? Is government intervention in an economy a helpful approach or a disastrous idea? The answers to such basic economic questions matter to everyone, yet the unfamiliar jargon and math of economics can seem daunting. This clear, accessible, and even humorous book is ideal for young listeners new to economics and to all listeners who seek a better understanding of the full sweep of economic history and ideas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent introduction to Economics!

    • By Alex on 27-04-17

    Regular price: £23.69

    • What You Need to Know About: Economics

    • By: George Buckley, Sumeet Desai
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 127

    Economics matters. But with confusing things like GDP and interest rates, it’s often hard to get you head around. So What do you really need to know about economics?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very good insight into economics

    • By Jacob on 26-02-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Economics: The User's Guide

    • (A Pelican Book)
    • By: Ha-Joon Chang
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    What is economics? How does the global economy work? What do different economic theories tell us about the world? Ha-Joon Chang explains how the global economy works and why anyone can understand the dismal science. Unlike many economists who claim there is only one way of 'doing economics', he introduces listeners to a wide range of economic theories, from classical to Keynesian, revealing how they all have their strengths, weaknesses and blind spots. 

    Regular price: £23.99

    • An Economic History of the World since 1400

    • By: Donald J. Harreld, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Donald J. Harreld
    • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241

    Most of us have a limited understanding of the powerful role economics has played in shaping human civilization. This makes economic history - the study of how civilizations structured their environments to provide food, shelter, and material goods - a vital lens through which to think about how we arrived at our present, globalized moment. Designed to fill a long-empty gap in how we think about modern history, these 48 lectures are a comprehensive journey through more than 600 years of economic history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb narrative and intriguing perspectives

    • By Mr. S. Peacock on 15-04-17

    Regular price: £48.59

    • The Economics Book

    • Big Ideas Simply Explained
    • By: DK
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    From Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, to Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes, to the top economic thought leaders of today, The Economics Book is the essential audio reference for students and anyone else with an interest in how economies work. An easy-to-follow style, succinct quotations, and thoroughly accessible text throw light on the applications of economics, making them relatable through everyday examples and concerns.

    Regular price: £32.09

    • Thinking Like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making

    • By: Randall Bartlett, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Randall Bartlett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    Economic forces are everywhere around you. But that doesn't mean you need to passively accept whatever outcome those forces might press upon you. Instead, with these 12 fast-moving and crystal clear lectures, you can learn how to use a small handful of basic nuts-and-bolts principles to turn those same forces to your own advantage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Could not be better.

    • By mr on 03-07-14

    Regular price: £11.29

    • Sacred Economics

    • Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition
    • By: Charles Eisenstein
    • Narrated by: Steve Wojtas
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity; destroyed community; and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme - but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • incredible book

    • By Keoma13 on 30-10-17

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Economics for the Common Good

    • By: Jean Tirole, Steven Rendell - translator
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 18 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, he suddenly found himself being stopped in the street by complete strangers and asked to comment on issues of the day, no matter how distant from his own areas of research. His transformation from academic economist to public intellectual prompted him to reflect further on the role economists and their discipline play in society. The result is Economics for the Common Good, a passionate manifesto for a world in which economics, far from being a "dismal science," is a positive force for the common good. 

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Economic Facts and Fallacies

    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Economic Facts and Fallacies is designed for people who want to understand economic issues without getting bogged down in economic jargon, graphs, or political rhetoric. Writing in a lively manner that does not require any prior knowledge of economics, Thomas Sowell exposes some of the most popular fallacies about economic issues, including many that are widely disseminated in the media and by politicians.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great Sowell book

    • By Dawn from Kent on 12-08-18

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Spiritual Economics

    • By: Eric Butterworth
    • Narrated by: John Bertrand
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    "Get it into your consciousness that you live in substance as a fish lives in water . . . Can the fish of the sea ever lack for water? Can you, having your being in the sea of God-substance, ever really lack for a sufficiency of creativity or ideas or money or opportunities in any time of need?"

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very motivating and encouraging.

    • By Gabriel on 16-10-18

    Regular price: £15.59

Show titles per page
  • 1
  • 2
  • ...
  • 60