Economics Uncut: A Complete Guide to Life, Death and Misadventure

Economics Uncut: A Complete Guide to Life, Death and Misadventure

by tba
     
 

ISBN-10: 1843763621

ISBN-13: 9781843763628

Pub. Date: 01/30/2006

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

"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…  See more details below

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"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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843763628
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/30/2006
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Bend it like Becker
Introduction1
1Economics of drug addiction11
2Economics of drug prohibition44
3Economics of drug liberalization68
4Economics of crime101
5Economics of marriage and divorce137
6Economics of pornography171
7Economics of prostitution193
8Economics of suicide229
9Economics of religion264
10Economics of assisted reproduction291
11Economics of abortion315
12Economics of sport345
13Economics of gambling367
14Economics of rock 'n' roll389

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