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Frank, Robert H.

Overview
Works: 233 works in 1,095 publications in 9 languages and 20,313 library holdings
Genres: Examinations  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Textbooks  Popular works  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Performer, Author of introduction, Other, Thesis advisor, Book producer, wpr
Classifications: HB71, 330
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Most widely held works about Robert H Frank
 
Most widely held works by Robert H Frank
Falling behind : how rising inequality harms the middle class by Robert H Frank( )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Korean and held by 2,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although middle-income families don't earn much more than they did several decades ago, they are buying bigger cars, houses, and appliances. To pay for them, they spend more than they earn and carry record levels of debt. In a book that explores the very meaning of happiness and prosperity in America today, Robert Frank explains how increased concentrations of income and wealth at the top of the economic pyramid have set off "expenditure cascades" that raise the cost of achieving many basic goals for the middle class. Writing for a general audience, Frank employs up-to-date economic data and examples drawn from everyday life to shed light on reigning models of consumer behavior. He also suggests reforms that could mitigate the costs of inequality. This book compels us to rethink how and why we live our economic lives the way we do.--From publisher description
Microeconomics and behavior by Robert H Frank( Book )

148 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the essential topics of microeconomics while exploring the relationship between economics analysis and human behavior. This book helps students develop economic intuition
The winner-take-all society : how more and more Americans compete for ever fewer and bigger prizes, encouraging economic waste, income inequality, and an impoverished cultural life by Robert H Frank( Book )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While not for a moment denying that consumers have sometimes benefited - nobody has to listen to a second-rate soprano when virtually everyone can afford recordings of first-rate singers - Frank and Cook argue persuasively that, on balance, the result has been disastrous. They show how winner-take-all markets have dramatically widened the gap between rich and poor by concentrating all rewards among just a small handful of winners, and how they have lured some of our most talented individuals into socially unproductive and sometimes even destructive pursuits. Finally, in their relentless stress on winners - the bestselling novel, the blockbuster film, and so on - winner-take-all markets have diluted our culture in ways that many people find deeply disturbing
The economic naturalist's field guide : common sense principles for troubled times by Robert H Frank( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an analysis of such issues as income distribution, saving, taxation, spending, health care, employment, and financial investment, and explains why they have become problematic under current American economic policies
Principles of economics by Robert H Frank( Book )

145 editions published between 1997 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a short list of core principles in-depth, this book presents concepts intuitively through examples drawn from familiar contexts. The authors introduce a short list of core principles and reinforce them by illustrating and applying each in many contexts
The Darwin economy : liberty, competition, and the common good by Robert H Frank( Book )

27 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The premise of economist Adam Smith's 'invisible hand'--a tenet of market economics--is that competitive self-interest shunts benefits to the community. But that is the exception rather than the rule, argues writer Robert H. Frank. Charles Darwin's idea of natural selection is a more accurate reflection of how economic competition works ... because individual and species benefits do not always coincide. Highlighting reasons for market failure and the need to cut waste, Frank argues that we can domesticate our wild economy by taxing higher-end spending and harmful industrial emissions."--Nature
The economic naturalist : in search of explanations for everyday enigmas by Robert H Frank( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The playful guide to how economics explains the simple but profound ideas that govern our world. Why do the keypads on drive-up cash machines have Braille dots? Why are round-trip fares from Orlando to Kansas City higher than those from Kansas City to Orlando? For decades, Robert Frank has been asking his economics students to pose and answer questions like these as a way of learning how economic principles operate in the real world--which they do everywhere, all the time. Once you learn to think like an economist, all kinds of puzzling observations start to make sense. This book employs basic economic principles to answer scores of intriguing questions, and, along the way, introduces key ideas such as the cost-benefit principle, the "no cash left on the table" principle, and the law of one price. There is no more delightful and painless way of learning these fundamental principles.--From publisher description
Passions within reason : the strategic role of the emotions by Robert H Frank( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om hvordan følelser altid er styret af en forventning om økonomisk gevinst
Luxury fever : why money fails to satisfy in an era of excess by Robert H Frank( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Frank caused a national debate in 1995 when he and co-author Philip Cook described the poisonous spread of "winner-take-all" markets. Now he takes a thought-provoking look at the flip side of spreading inequality: as the super-rich set the pace, everyone else spends furiously in a competitive echo of wastefulness." "Frank offers the first comprehensive and accessible summary of scientific evidence that our spending choices are not making us as happy and healthy as they could. Furthermore, he argues that human frailty is not at fault. The good news is that we can do something about it. We can make it harder for the super-rich to overspend, and capture our own competitive energy for the public good. Luxury Fever boldly offers a way to curb the excess and restore the true value of money."--Jacket
Success and luck : good fortune and the myth of meritocracy by Robert H Frank( Book )

18 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A New York Times economics columnist explores the findings in recent years by scientists who have discovered that chance plays a much larger role in important life situations than most people imagine, showing how a more accurate understanding of this discovery could lead to better, richer and fairer economies and societies, "--NoveList
Choosing the right pond : human behavior and the quest for status by Robert H Frank( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What price the moral high ground? : ethical dilemmas in competitive environments by Robert H Frank( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In What Price the Moral High Ground?, economist and social critic Robert Frank challenges the notion that doing well is accomplished only at the expense of doing good. Frank explores new work in economics, psychology, and biology to argue that honest individuals often succeed, even in highly competitive environments, because their commitment to principle makes them more attractive as trading partners."--Jacket
Principles of economics by Robert H Frank( Book )

84 editions published between 1000 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher: In recent years, innovative texts in mathematics, science, foreign languages, and other fields have achieved dramatic pedagogical gains by abandoning the traditional encyclopedic approach in favor of teaching a shorter list of core principles in depth. Two well-respected writers and researchers, Bob Frank and Ben Bernanke, have shown that the less-is-more approach affords similar gains in introductory economics. The authors introduce a coherent short list of core principles and reinforce them by illustrating and applying each in numerous contexts. With engaging questions, explanations and exercises, the authors help students relate economic principles to a host of everyday experiences such as going to the ATM or purchasing airline tickets. Throughout this process, the authors encourage students to become "economic naturalists:" people who employ basic economic principles to understand and explain what they observe in the world around them
Distributional consequences of direct foreign investment by Robert H Frank( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What price the moral high ground? : how to succeed without selling your soul by Robert H Frank( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Financial disasters--and stories of the greedy bankers who precipitated them--seem to underscore the idea that self-interest will always trump concerns for the greater good. Indeed, this idea is supported by the prevailing theories in both economics and evolutionary biology. But is it valid? In What Price the Moral High Ground?, economist and social critic Robert Frank challenges the notion that doing well is accomplished only at the expense of doing good. Frank explores exciting new work in economics, psychology, and biology to argue that honest individuals often succeed, even in highly competitive environments, because their commitment to principle makes them more attractive as trading partners. Drawing on research he has conducted and published over the past decade, Frank challenges the familiar homo economicus stereotype by describing how people create bonds that sustain cooperation in one-shot prisoner's dilemmas. He goes on to describe how people often choose modestly paid positions in the public and nonprofit sectors over comparable, higher-paying jobs in the for-profit sector; how studying economics appears to inhibit cooperation; how social norms often deter opportunistic behavior; how a given charitable organization manages to appeal to donors with seemingly incompatible motives; how concerns about status and fairness affect salaries in organizations; and how socially responsible firms often prosper despite the higher costs associated with their business practices. Frank's arguments have important implications for the conduct of leaders in private as well as public life. Tossing aside the model of the self-interested homo economicus, Frank provides a tool for understanding how to better structure organizations, public policies, and even our own lives
Principles of economics by Robert H Frank( Book )

45 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflects the issues and context of economics in Europe. This book encourages students to become 'economics naturalists'; people who employ basic economics principles to understand and explain the world around them. It is suitable for those taking Principles of Economics courses
The flaw : markets, money, mortgages, and the great American meltdown by David Sington( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by former U.S. Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan's acknowledgment that he'd found a flaw in his model of how the world worked, 'The flaw' attempts to explain the underlying causes of the financial crisis in more depth than any documentary to date. The film tells the story of the credit bubble that caused the financial crash, and presents an original and compelling account of the toxic combination of forces that nearly destroyed the world economy
Luxury fever : money and happiness in an era of excess by Robert H Frank( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economic naturalist : why economics explains almost everything by Robert H Frank( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Have you ever wondered why there is a light in your fridge but not in your freezer? Or why 24-hour shops bother having locks on their doors? Or why soft drink cans are cylindrical, but milk cartons are square? Robert Frank shares the most intriguing and bizarre questions and the economic principles that answer them
Microeconomía y conducta by Robert H Frank( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CONTENIDO: Pensar como un economista - La oferta y la demanda - La teoría de la conducta del consumidor - La elección racional del consumidor - Aplicaciones de las teorías de la elección racional y de la demanda - La economía de la información y la elección en condiciones de incertidumbre - Explicaciones de los gustos: la importancia del altruismo y de otros tipos de conducta desinteresada - Limitaciones cognoscitivas y conducta del consumidor - La teoría de la empresa y la estructura del mercado - La producción - La competencia perfecta - El monopolio - La competencia imperfecta: un enfoque basado en la teoría de los juegos - El trabajo - El capital - El equilibrio general y el bienestar - El equilibrio general y la eficiencia del mercado - Las externalidades, los derechos de propiedad y el teorema de Coase - El estado
 
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The winner-take-all society : how more and more Americans compete for ever fewer and bigger prizes, encouraging economic waste, income inequality, and an impoverished cultural life
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Microeconomics and behaviorThe winner-take-all society : how more and more Americans compete for ever fewer and bigger prizes, encouraging economic waste, income inequality, and an impoverished cultural lifeThe economic naturalist's field guide : common sense principles for troubled timesPrinciples of economicsThe Darwin economy : liberty, competition, and the common goodThe economic naturalist : in search of explanations for everyday enigmasPassions within reason : the strategic role of the emotionsLuxury fever : why money fails to satisfy in an era of excess
Alternative Names
Frank, R. H. 1945-

Frank, Robert

Frank, Robert 1945-

Frank, Robert H.

Frank, Robert Harris

Frank, Robert Harris 1945-

Robert H. Frank Amerikaans econoom

Robert H. Frank amerikansk ekonom

Robert H. Frank amerikansk økonom

Robert H. Frank amerykański matematyk, statystyk i profesor ekonomii

Robert H. Frank US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler

Франк, Роберт Х.

رابرت اچ. فرانک اقتصاددان آمریکایی

프랭크, 로버트 H

フランク, ロバート・H.

羅伯特·弗蘭克

Languages
English (608)

Spanish (51)

Chinese (19)

Italian (11)

Korean (6)

Turkish (3)

Thai (3)

French (2)

German (1)