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Frank, Robert H.

Overview
Works: 172 works in 958 publications in 10 languages and 20,011 library holdings
Genres: Examinations  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Textbooks  Popular works  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Other, wpr, Thesis advisor, Book producer
Classifications: HB71, 330
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Robert H Frank
 
Most widely held works by Robert H Frank
Microeconomics and behavior by Robert H Frank( Book )

194 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How people choose under conditions of scarcity is the subject of this study into microeconomics for students. The idea that this is of little interest to affluent westerners changes when the student considers how scarcity is not just economics-based
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 )

38 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,467 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
Falling behind : how rising inequality harms the middle class by Robert H Frank( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,386 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
Principles of economics by Robert H Frank( Book )

133 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 1,262 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 economic naturalist : in search of explanations for everyday enigmas by Robert H Frank( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,148 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 )

19 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 1,117 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 )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,022 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
Choosing the right pond : human behavior and the quest for status by Robert H Frank( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 979 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
The Darwin economy : liberty, competition, and the common good by Robert H Frank( Book )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 870 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
Principes d'économie by Robert H Frank( Book )

79 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 728 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
Success and luck : good fortune and the myth of meritocracy by Robert H Frank( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 636 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
The economic naturalist's field guide : common sense principles for troubled times by Robert H Frank( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 551 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
Distributional consequences of direct foreign investment by Robert H Frank( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flaw : markets, money, mortgages, and the great American meltdown by David Sington( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 365 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 looks at the forces underlying the credit bubble that caused the financial crash which 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 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 203 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
Luxury fever : weighing the cost of excess by Robert H Frank( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The turn of the twenty-first century witnessed a spectacular rise in gross consumption. With the super-rich setting the pace, everyone spent furiously in a desperate attempt to keep up. As cars and houses grew larger and more expensive, the costs were enormous--not only monetarily but also socially. Consumers spent more time at work and less time with their family and friends; they saved less money and borrowed more. In this book, Robert Frank presents the first comprehensive and accessible account of these financial choices. Frank uses scientific evidence to demonstrate how these spending patterns have not made us happier or healthier. Luxury Fever offers an exit from the rat race, suggesting ways to curb the culture of excess and restore true value to our lives"--Publisher description
Principios de economía by Ben Bernanke( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CONTENIDO: Pensar como un economista - Algunos errores que cometen habitualmente quienes toman decisiones - La ventaja comparativa: base de intercambio - La oferta y la demanda introducción - La demanda: el lado de los beneficios del mercado - La oferta perfectamente competitiva - Eficiencia e intercambio - La búsqueda de beneficios y la mano invisible - El monopolio y otros tipos de competencia imperfecta - Pensar estratégicamente - Externalidades y derechos de propiedad - La economía de la información - Los mercados de trabajo - Macroeconomía: cuestiones y datos - La economía a largo plazo - La economía a corto plazo - La economía internacional
What Price the Moral High Ground? : How to Succeed without Selling Your Soul by Robert H Frank( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 16 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
 
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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
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 US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler

Франк, Роберт Х.

رابرت اچ. فرانک اقتصاددان آمریکایی

프랭크, 로버트 H

フランク, ロバート・H

Languages
English (551)

Spanish (48)

Chinese (30)

Italian (22)

Korean (6)

French (4)

Turkish (3)

Japanese (3)

Thai (3)

Czech (2)

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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 lifeFalling behind : how rising inequality harms the middle classPrinciples of economicsThe 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 excessChoosing the right pond : human behavior and the quest for statusWhat price the moral high ground? : ethical dilemmas in competitive environments