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Routledge Siena Studies in Political Economy


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The Politics and Economics of Power

The Politics and Economics of Power

1st Edition

Samuel Bowles, Maurizio Franzini, Ugo Pagano
June 03, 2016

This edited collection looks at the emerging relationship between politics and economics. The analysis of power relations - traditionally the focus of political science - is becoming increasingly important to economists in order to understand concepts such as the 'contested nature' of market...

Legal Orderings and Economic Institutions

Legal Orderings and Economic Institutions

1st Edition

Fabrizio Cafaggi, Antonio Nicita, Ugo Pagano
December 09, 2015

This book addresses the lively interaction between the disciplines of law and economics. The traditional boundaries of these two disciplines have somehow inhibited a full understanding of the functioning of and the evolution of economic and legal systems. It has often been the case that these...

Cognitive Processes and Economic Behaviour

Cognitive Processes and Economic Behaviour

1st Edition

Marcello Basili, Nicola Dimitri, ITZHAK GILBOA
October 12, 2015

In recent years the understanding of the cognitive foundations of economic behavior has become increasingly important. This volume contains contributions from such leading scholars as Adam Brandenburger, Michael Bacharach and Patrick Suppes. It will be of great interest to academics and researchers...

General Equilibrium: Problems and Prospects

General Equilibrium: Problems and Prospects

1st Edition

Frank Hahn, Fabio Petri
September 12, 2014

In recent years certain leading figures in the world of economics have called the usefulness of general equilibrium theory into question. This superb new book brings together leading economic theorists with important contributions to the ongoing debate.General equilibrium theorists including Michio...

The Evolution of Economic Diversity

The Evolution of Economic Diversity

1st Edition

Antonio Nicita, Ugo Pagano
January 15, 2014

The traditional role of evolutionary theory in the social sciences has been to explain the existence of an object in terms of the survival of the fittest. In economics this approach has acted as a justification for hypotheses such as profit maximisation, or the existence of institutions in terms of...

Inequality and Economic Integration

Inequality and Economic Integration

1st Edition

Francesco Farina, Ernesto Savaglio
July 09, 2013

Internationally, globalization and increased economic integration has impacted quality of life and individual well-being. Attempts to evaluate the impact on income dispersion from this process have been extremely controversial. This key volume is the first real attempt to build up indices and a...

Environment, Inequality and Collective Action

Environment, Inequality and Collective Action

1st Edition

Marcello Basili, Maurizio Franzini, Alessandro Vercelli
November 15, 2012

Efficiency is the hallmark of environmental economics, and though economists are concerned with the environment, primarily because it challenges the efficiency of competitive markets, until now, limited attention has been paid to distributional issues. This excellent collection of essays identifies...

Frontiers in the Economics of Gender

Frontiers in the Economics of Gender

1st Edition

Francesca Bettio, Alina Verashchagina
November 24, 2009

Gender is now recognized as a fundamental organizing principle for economic as well as social life, and related research has grown at an unprecedented pace in the recent decades across branches of economics. The volume takes stock of this research, proposes novel analytical frameworks and outlines...

Cycles, Growth and Structural Change

Cycles, Growth and Structural Change

1st Edition

Lionello F Punzo
June 28, 2001

This volume gathers together key new contributions on the subject of the relationship, both empirical and theoretical, between economic oscillations, growth and structural change. Employing a sophisticated level of mathematical modelling, the collection contains articles from, amongst others,...

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