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Leave Me Alone and I’ll Make You Rich
How the Bourgeois Deal Enriched the World

Deirdre Nansen McCloskey and Art Carden

 “This thought‑provoking work is recommended for economics faculty and students, and researchers in economics and history to ‘think differently’ about these respected disciplines.”— Library Journal

“Read this book and learn why you must know the truth, what truth you need to know, and why the freedom it brings has made almost everyone better off than their parents and grandparents.”—Vernon L. Smith, Chapman University and 2002 Nobel Laureate in Economics  

Cloth $25.00

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Invisible China
How the Urban‑Rural Divide Threatens China’s Rise
Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell

“No one knows rural China better than Scott Rozelle. In this brilliant, original, thought‑provoking, and important study, Rozelle and Natalie Hell not only make China’s potential human capital crisis visible, but provide actionable solutions based on rigorous research.”— Hongbin Li, James Liang Director of the China Program, Stanford University

“An important, clearly argued, and original work. Anyone interested in China’s economic and political future, and its impact on the world, will want to read this book.”—James Fallows, author of Postcards from Tomorrow Square

Cloth $27.50

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Big Med
Megaproviders and the High Cost of Health Care in America
David Dranove and Lawton Robert Burns

 “For years, allies of big medicine have argued that bigger is better. Dranove and Burns take on that argument and show it is not true. They point out how big medicine is failing, and how it can be reformed. This book is wonderfully informed and thoughtfully presented.”—David Cutler, Harvard University

Cloth $35.00

Forthcoming in April

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Bankrupt in America
A History of Debtors, Their Creditors, and the Law in the Twentieth Century
Mary Eschelbach Hansen and Bradley A. Hansen

“A tour de force. Bankrupt in America shows the interplay among state and federal legislation, economic conditions, social stigma, and the role of certain individuals in accounting for changes over time and across states. The authors offer an institutional and cliometric account that deftly draws on economics, history, law and political science.”—Lee J. Alston, Indiana University

Cloth $55.00

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Milton Friedman and Economic Debate in the United States, 1932–1972
Edward Nelson

“Nelson presents a meticulously researched, exquisitely detailed exposition of Friedman’s work, ranging from his contributions to economic research to his efforts to improve public policy. This book is a definitive resource for appreciating Milton Friedman’s influence in economics and public policy.”—Athanasios Orphanides, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“This will be the definitive book on Milton Friedman for a long time to come.”—Michael Bordo, Rutgers University

Volume 1 Cloth $50.00

Volume 2 Cloth $50.00


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Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World
Reforms and Retirement Incentives
Edited by Axel Börsch‑Supan and Courtney C. Coile

This ninth phase of the International Social Security project, which studies the experiences of twelve developed countries, examines the effects of public pension reform on employment at older ages. The studies in this volume explore how financial incentives to work at older ages have evolved as a result of public pension reforms since 1980 and how these changes have affected retirement behavior. Utilizing a common template to analyze the developments across countries, the findings suggest that social security reforms have strengthened the financial returns to working at older ages and that these enhanced financial incentives have contributed to the rise in late‑life employment.

National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report
Cloth $145.00

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