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Frank, Robert H.

Overview
Works: 217 works in 1,232 publications in 9 languages and 21,422 library holdings
Genres: Examinations  Documentary films  History  Textbooks  Nonfiction films  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, wpr, Creator, 070, Other
Classifications: HB71, 330
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert H Frank
Falling behind : how rising inequality harms the middle class by Robert H Frank( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Korean and held by 2,530 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 )

159 editions published between 1990 and 2021 in 6 languages and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intermediate microeconomics text covering conventional topics and recent developments in microeconomic theory, as well as rational economic decision-making behaviour. It aims to develop analytical skills and economic intuition in students, and includes a section on ethics and economics
Success and luck : good fortune and the myth of meritocracy by Robert H Frank( Book )

26 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,380 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 Darwin economy : liberty, competition, and the common good by Robert H Frank( Book )

31 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,377 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 )

168 editions published between 1997 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,267 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
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 )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,108 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 : in search of explanations for everyday enigmas by Robert H Frank( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,103 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 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "Me" generation has justified itself by appealing to social scientists who see selfishness as the only rational basis for action. However, the author of this treatise recognizes an innate sense of social commitment and explores our emotional reactions to guilt, lying, and other actions
Choosing the right pond : human behavior and the quest for status by Robert H Frank( Book )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is money the major factor in shaping the marketplace? Is salary the prime consideration in job satisfaction? Not necessarily, according to Robert Frank. Economists, Frank charges, have refused to treat people as people, and consequently they have painted a distorted picture of the marketplace. Economists have too often neglected fundamental elements of human nature and therefore have failed to ask many obviously important questions and have offered wrong or at best misleading answers to the questions they do ask. This challenging and provocative book offers an alternative to the prevailing view of human beings as economic automatons. Individual desires--notably the quest for status--profoundly affect the marketplace. "Status concerns play dominant roles in many of the most important private transactions and underlie much of the regulatory apparatus we observe in the modern welfare state," Frank writes. The book offers a radical reinterpretation of what private markets can and cannot do and suggests new ways of looking at familiar regulations and social programs. Many of the issues discussed touch directly upon the strongest concerns we feel as human beings struggling to define our roles and affirm our importance in the world around us. -- Amazon.com
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 962 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
Luxury fever : why money fails to satisfy in an era of excess by Robert H Frank( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 933 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
What price the moral high ground? : ethical dilemmas in competitive environments by Robert H Frank( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 898 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
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 599 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 )

66 editions published between 1000 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 577 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
Distributional consequences of direct foreign investment by Robert H Frank( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 504 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
Under the influence : putting peer pressure to work by Robert H Frank( )

12 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From New York Times bestselling author and economics columnist Robert Frank, a revelatory look at the power and potential of social context. As psychologists have long understood, social environments profoundly shape our behavior, sometimes for the better, but often for the worse. Less widely noted is that social influence is a two-way street: Our environments are in large part themselves a product of the choices we make. Society embraces regulations that limit physical harm to others, as when smoking restrictions are defended as protecting bystanders from secondhand smoke. But we have been slower to endorse parallel steps that discourage harmful social environments, as when regulators fail to note that the far greater harm caused when someone becomes a smoker is to make others more likely to smoke. In Under the Influence, Robert Frank attributes this regulatory asymmetry to the laudable belief that individuals should accept responsibility for their own behavior. Yet that belief, he argues, is fully compatible with public policies that encourage supportive social environments. Most parents hope, for example, that their children won't grow up to become smokers, bullies, tax cheats, sexual predators, or problem drinkers. But each of these hopes is less likely to be realized whenever such behaviors become more common. Such injuries are hard to measure, Frank acknowledges, but that's no reason for policymakers to ignore them. The good news is that a variety of simple policy measures could foster more supportive social environments without ushering in the dreaded nanny state or demanding painful sacrifices from anyone"--
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 )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that disproportionate rewards are distorting society
Falling behind : how rising inequality harms the middle class by Robert Frank( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 373 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 in lively prose for a general audience, Frank employs up-to-date eco
The flaw : markets, money, mortgages, and the great American meltdown by David Sington( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 344 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
Microeconomics and behaviour by Robert H Frank( Book )

37 editions published between 2001 and 2021 in English and Italian and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the relationship between human behaviour and economic analysis, this book establishes the fundamentals of intermediate microeconomics in a clear and narrative style and develops economic intuition about the world around us. The text encourages the reader to think like an economist through the development of core analytical tools and economic naturalist examples
 
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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 Darwin economy : liberty, competition, and the common goodPrinciples of macro-economicsThe 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 : in search of explanations for everyday enigmasPassions within reason : the strategic role of the emotionsChoosing the right pond : human behavior and the quest for statusThe economic naturalist's field guide : common sense principles for troubled times
Alternative Names
Frank, R. H. 1945-

Frank, Robert

Frank, Robert 1945-

Frank, Robert H.

Frank, Robert H., 1945-

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

روبرت إتش فرانك

프랭크, 로버트 H. 1945-

フランク, ロバート・H.

ロバート・H.フランク

罗伯特·弗兰克

Languages
English (659)

Chinese (14)

Italian (13)

Spanish (11)

Korean (5)

Japanese (3)

German (2)

Turkish (1)

Arabic (1)