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Computable Economics, Edited with K. Vela Velupillai and Stefano Zambelli.

COMPUTABLE ECONOMICS is a growing field of research which has been given much attention by scholars in recent decades. In this authoritative collection, the editors successfully bring together the seminal papers of computable economics from the last sixty years and encompass the works of some of the most influential researchers in this area. Topics covered in this timely volume include the foundations of computable economics, classics of computable choice theory, computable macroeconomics and computable and social choice theory. The book is enhanced with a comprehensive introduction by the editors and will serve as an essential source of reference for students and researchers in the field.

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Ireland has experienced the largest destruction of wealth of any developing country during the 2007-2010 economic crisis. No one agrees what factors caused this crisis, and no one agrees on what to do about the crisis.

Understanding Ireland’s Economic Crisis brings together policy makers, union representatives, and internationally recognised academics to look at Ireland’s crisis from many angles. The book provides a set of key recommendations to guide Ireland’s policy makers into a post-crisis era.

The book is written for a general audience, and should be of great interest to policy makers, and undergraduate students, as researchers and graduate students.

Contributors include Stephen Kinsella (UL), Anthony Leddin (UL), Colm McCarthy (UCD), Brendan Walsh (UCD), Michael O’Sullivan (Credit Suisse), Ronan Lyons (University of Oxford, Daft.ie), Eoin Gahan (Forfás), Morgan Kelly (UCD), Michael Taft (UNITE), Edward Nell (New School for Social Research), K.P.V. O’Sullivan (London School of Economics) and K. Vela Velupillai (University of Trento).

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"The most important IRISH book of the decade" -Eoin Purcell

We all have a stake in Ireland’s future. Most of us willprobably be around to see Ireland in 2050 – but we don’t necessarily act as though we will. As a country, we face serious threats from economic uncertainty, climate change, inequality, energy security and an ageing population – and, contrary to popular belief, technology won’t solve all our problems. Marriage, work, leisure, travel, climate, housing, inequality, and government are amongst the many areas investigated by economist Stephen Kinsella, as he discusses, through the fictional Murphy family, how we will go about daily life in 2050. Ireland in 2050 asks some truly vital questions and delivers a fascinating and jargon-free account of the kind of Ireland we might like to have in 2050 - and the one we might end up with, if we make the wrong choices now.

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QUICK WIN ECONOMICS is aimed at practical people who understand that economics is important, because economic models inform the most powerful people in the world, who make decisions based on the advice of economists. Those decisions affect the daily lives of millions of people, for better and for worse. The mistakes of economists can have serious consequences. It pays to know what they are talking about.

QUICK WIN ECONOMICS will help you decode economic phenomena – for example, you’ll find out exactly why a change in central bank lending rates will change your mortgage, making you richer, or poorer. You’ll find out what a stock is, and what a stock market index is. You’ll understand the basics of exchange rate movements, while avoiding jargon.

QUICK WIN ECONOMICS is designed to let you dip in and out as you’d like, looking for answers to questions you might have, looking for clarification, or just for a place to start. Each entry is tagged by one of five subject areas:

Economics Essentials.
Micro-economics.
Macro-economics.
Economic Policy.
Applied Economics.

You also can use the grid system in the contents section to search for questions and answers across a range of topics. And, where it’s appropriate, you’ll get cross-referenced answers to sources that can give you a fuller explanation, and take your reading further.

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