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Frank, Robert H.

Overview
Works: 248 works in 1,147 publications in 10 languages and 20,202 library holdings
Genres: Examinations  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Textbooks  Popular works  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Performer, Author of introduction, wpr, Other, Book producer, Thesis advisor
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( Book )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Korean and held by 2,334 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 )

157 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the essential topics of microeconomics while exploring the relationship between economic analysis and human behavior
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 1,370 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
The Darwin economy : liberty, competition, and the common good by Robert H Frank( Book )

28 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,265 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
Principles of macro-economics by Robert H Frank( Book )

140 editions published between 1997 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avoiding excessive reliance on formal mathematical derivations, this book presents concepts intuitively through examples drawn from familiar contexts. The authors introduce a well-articulated short list of core principles and reinforce them by illustrating and applying each in numerous contexts
Luxury fever : why money fails to satisfy in an era of excess by Robert H Frank( Book )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,237 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
The economic naturalist : in search of explanations for everyday enigmas by Robert H Frank( Book )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,173 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
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 )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,128 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
Passions within reason : the strategic role of the emotions by Robert H Frank( Book )

23 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om hvordan følelser altid er styret af en forventning om økonomisk gevinst
Success and luck : good fortune and the myth of meritocracy by Robert H Frank( Book )

22 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 1,033 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 964 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 893 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 )

64 editions published between 1000 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 572 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
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 471 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
Distributional consequences of direct foreign investment by Robert H Frank( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distributional Consequences of Direct Foreign Investment examines the net effect of direct foreign investment (DFI) on both U.S. employment demand in the short run and on the level and distribution of domestic income in the long run. Topics covered range from measurement of home-foreign substitution to the employment impact of DFI and the long-run distributional consequences of overseas investment. Short-run labor market adjustments to unemployment resulting from overseas production transfers are also discussed. Comprised of nine chapters, this volume begins with a survey of existing s
The winner-take-all society : why the few at the top get so much more than the rest of us by Robert H Frank( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In today's hyper-competitive world, in business, as in sport, thousands are competing for only a handful of top prizes. This relentless emphasis on coming out on top has shaped our society and how we define success in troubling ways. But a more equitable and more prosperous future is possible. The Winner-Take-All Society reveals how
The flaw : markets, money, mortgages, and the great American meltdown by David Sington( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 357 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
Principles of economics by Robert H Frank( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 232 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 201 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
Macroeconomics by Andrew B Abel( Book )

40 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 attempting to teach a short 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. Although a few other texts have paid lip service to this new approach, Frank/Bernanke is by far the best throughout, and the best executed principles text in this mold. Avoi
 
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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 economic naturalist's field guide : common sense principles for troubled timesThe Darwin economy : liberty, competition, and the common goodPrinciples of macro-economicsLuxury fever : why money fails to satisfy in an era of excessThe economic naturalist : in search of explanations for everyday enigmasThe 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 lifePassions within reason : the strategic role of the emotions
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. 1945-

フランク, ロバート・H.

ロバート・H.フランク

羅伯特·弗蘭克

Languages
English (634)

Spanish (24)

Chinese (21)

Italian (11)

Korean (6)

Japanese (4)

Turkish (3)

Thai (3)

German (2)

French (2)