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

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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: 1/30/2006
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Bend it like Becker
Introduction 1
1 Economics of drug addiction 11
2 Economics of drug prohibition 44
3 Economics of drug liberalization 68
4 Economics of crime 101
5 Economics of marriage and divorce 137
6 Economics of pornography 171
7 Economics of prostitution 193
8 Economics of suicide 229
9 Economics of religion 264
10 Economics of assisted reproduction 291
11 Economics of abortion 315
12 Economics of sport 345
13 Economics of gambling 367
14 Economics of rock 'n' roll 389
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