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Title Economics uncut : a complete guide to life, death, and misadventure / edited by Simon W. Bowmaker.

Publication Info. Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, 2005.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  306.3 E19E    Check Shelf
Description xxxi, 451 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents List of contributors -- Preface / Simon W. Bowmaker -- Acknowledgements -- Bend it like Becker / Simon W. Bowmaker -- Introduction / David D. Friedman -- pt. 1. Sins and needles -- 1. Economics of drug addiction / Simon W. Bowmaker and Frank Heiland -- 2. Economics of drug prohibition / Jeffrey A. Miron -- 3. Economics of drug liberalization / Mark Thornton, Bruce L. Benson and Simon W. Bowmaker -- pt. 2. Guns and roses -- 4. Economics of crime / Bruce L. Benson and Simon W. Bowmaker -- 5. Economics of marriage and divorce / Leora Friedberg and Steven N. Stern -- pt. 3. Body and soul -- 6. Economics of pornography / Samuel Cameron -- 7. Economics of prostitution / Peter G. Moffatt -- 8. Economics of suicide / Samuel Cameron -- 9. Economics of religion / Robert J. Stonebraker -- pt. 4. Conception and rejection -- 10. Economics of assisted reproduction / Sherrie A. Kossoudji -- 11. Economics of abortion / Leo H. Kahane -- pt. 5. Fun and games -- 12. Economics of sport / John Goddard and Peter J. Sloane -- 13. Economics of gambling / Robert Simmons -- 14. Economics of rock 'n' roll / Simon W. Bowmaker, Ronnie J. Phillips and Richard D. Johnson -- Index.
Summary "This book applies principles of microeconomics to unusual settings to inspire students, teachers and scholars alike in the 'dismal science'. Leading experts show how economics reaches into the strangest of places and throws light onto the occasionally dark side of human nature." "'Sins and Needles' examines the economics of drug addiction, prohibition and liberalization; 'Guns and Roses' looks at the contribution economists can make to understanding crime as well as marriage and divorce; 'Body and Soul' investigates the economics of pornography, prostitution, suicide and religion; 'Conception and Rejection' explores the controversial economics of assisted reproduction and abortion; and 'Fun and Games' considers the economics of sport, gambling and music." "Not only does Economics Uncut illustrate how economics can be used to promote our understanding of a broad range of human behaviour, but it also draws upon research conducted in other disciplines from the social sciences. As such, this fascinating and highly accessible book will be of great interest to academics, students and researchers in economics, criminology, sociology and psychology alike."--Jacket.
Subject Economics -- Psychological aspects.
Economics -- Sociological aspects.
Human behavior -- Economic aspects.
Social problems -- Economic aspects.
Social choice -- Economic aspects.
Economics -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst00902172
Economics -- Sociological aspects. (OCoLC)fst00902213
Human behavior -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst00962815
Social choice -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst01122339
Social problems -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst01122781
Choix collectif -- Aspect économique.
Comportement humain -- Aspect économique.
Collection Problèmes sociaux -- Aspect économique.
Économie politique -- Aspect psychologique.
Économie politique -- Aspect sociologique.
Alltag. (DE-588)4001307-8
Lebensbedingungen. (DE-588)4130642-9
Mensch. (DE-588)4038639-9
Wirtschaftlichkeitsprinzip. (DE-588)4190041-8
Wirtschaftstheorie. (DE-588)4079351-5
Added Author Bowmaker, Simon W., 1971-
Other Form: Online version: Economics uncut. Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, 2005 (OCoLC)647350925
Standard No. 9781845425807
ISBN 1845425804 (paperback)
9781845425807 (paperback)
1843763621 (cased)
9781843763628 (cased)
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