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Bowles, Samuel

Works: 189 works in 835 publications in 6 languages and 20,776 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Festschriften  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Other, Publishing director, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works about Samuel Bowles
Most widely held works by Samuel Bowles
Poverty traps by Samuel Bowles( )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much popular belief, and public policy, rests on the idea that those born into poverty have it in their powers to escape. But the persistence of poverty and ever-growing economic inequality around the world has led to many economists to seriously question the model of individual economic self-determination when it comes to the poor. In this book, the contributors argue that there are many conditions that may trap individuals, groups, and whole economies in intractable poverty. For the first time the editors have brought together the perspectives of economies, economic history, and sociology to assess what we know, and don't know, about such traps
Unequal chances : family background and economic success by Samuel Bowles( )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 2,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New estimates show that intergenerational inequality in the United States is far greater than was previously thought. Moreover, while the inheritance of wealth and the better schooling typically enjoyed by the children of the well-to-do contribute to this process, these two standard explanations fail to explain the extent of intergenerational status transmission. The genetic inheritance of IQ is even less important. Instead, parent-offspring similarities in personality and behavior may play an important role. Race contributes to the process, and the intergenerational mobility patterns of African Americans and European Americans differ substantially."--Jacket
Schooling in capitalist America : educational reform and the contradictions of economic life by Samuel Bowles( Book )

49 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No book since Schooling in Capitalist America has taken on the systemic forces hard at work undermining our education system. This classic reprint is an invaluable resource for radical educators"--Provided by publisher
A cooperative species : human reciprocity and its evolution by Samuel Bowles( )

26 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In A Cooperative Species, Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis--pioneers in the new experimental and evolutionary science of human behavior--show that the central issue is not why selfish people act generously, but instead how genetic and cultural evolution has produced a species in which substantial numbers make sacrifices to uphold ethical norms and to help even total strangers -- from cover
Democracy and capitalism : property, community, and the contradictions of modern social thought by Samuel Bowles( Book )

43 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the waste land : a democratic alternative to economic decline by Samuel Bowles( Book )

29 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meritocracy and economic inequality( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 12 original papers contributed by scholars, with an introduction by the editors
After the waste land : a democratic economics for the year 2000 by Samuel Bowles( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This critique of Reaganomics attempts to provide alternatives to both the supply experiments of the 1980s and neoliberal strategies of austerity. It presents arguments for economic democracy with a worker-oriented blueprint for improving productivity, growth, employment and economic justice
Microeconomics : behavior, institutions, and evolution by Samuel Bowles( Book )

36 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this introduction to modern microeconomic theory, Samuel Bowles returns to the classical economists' interest in the wealth and poverty of nations and people, the workings of the institutions of capitalist economies, and the coevolution of individual preferences and the structures of markets, firms, and other institutions. Using recent advances in evolutionary game theory, contract theory, behavioral experiments, and the modeling of dynamic processes, he develops a theory of how economic institutions shape individual behavior, and how institutions evolve due to individual actions, technological change, and chance events. Topics addressed include institutional innovation, social preferences, nonmarket social interactions, social capital, equilibrium unemployment, credit constraints, economic power, generalized increasing returns, disequilibrium outcomes, and path dependency." "Must reading for students and scholars not only in economics but across the behavioral sciences, this exposition of the new microeconomics moves the field beyond the conventional models of prices and markets toward a more accurate and policy-relevant portrayal of human social behavior."--Jacket
The new economics of inequality and redistribution by Samuel Bowles( )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Economists warn that policies to level the economic playing field come with a hefty price tag. But this so-called 'equality-efficiency trade-off' - has proven difficult to document. The data suggest, instead, that the extraordinary levels of economic inequality now experienced in many economies are detrimental to the economy. Moreover, recent economic experiments and other evidence confirm that most citizens are committed to fairness and are willing to sacrifice to help those less fortunate than themselves. Incorporating the latest results from behavioral economics and the new microeconomics of credit and labor markets, Bowles shows that escalating economic disparity is not the unavoidable price of progress. Rather it is policy choice - often a very costly one. Here drawing on his experience both as a policy advisor and an academic economist, Samuel Bowles offers an alternative direction, a novel and optimistic account of a more just and better working economy"--
Unconventional wisdom : essays on economics in honor of John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in development planning by Hollis Burnley Chenery( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planning educational systems for economic growth by Samuel Bowles( Book )

24 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inequality, cooperation, and environmental sustainability( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Would improving the economic, social, and political condition of the world's disadvantaged people slow - or accelerate - environmental degradation? In Inequality, Cooperation, and Environmental Sustainability, leading social scientists provide answers to this difficult question, using new research on the impact of inequality on environmental sustainability. The contributors' findings suggest that inequality may exacerbate environmental problems by making it more difficult for individuals, groups, and nations to cooperate in the design and enforcement of measures to protect natural assets ranging from local commons to the global climate. But a more equal division of a given amount of income could speed the process of environmental degradation - for example, if the poor value the preservation of the environment less than the rich do, or if the consumption patterns of the poor entail proportionally greater environmental degradation than that of the rich. The contributors also find that the effect of inequality on cooperation and environmental sustainability depends critically on the economic and political institutions governing how people interact, and the technical nature of the environmental asset in question"--Jacket
The moral economy : why good incentives are no substitute for good citizens by Samuel Bowles( Book )

19 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should the idea of economic man--the amoral and self-interested Homo economicus--determine how we expect people to respond to monetary rewards, punishments, and other incentives? Samuel Bowles answers with a resounding "no." Policies that follow from this paradigm, he shows, may "crowd out" ethical and generous motives and thus backfire. But incentives per se are not really the culprit. Bowles shows that crowding out occurs when the message conveyed by fines and rewards is that self-interest is expected, that the employer thinks the workforce is lazy, or that the citizen cannot otherwise be trusted to contribute to the public good. Using historical and recent case studies as well as behavioral experiments, Bowles shows how well-designed incentives can crowd in the civic motives on which good governance depends
Notes and problems in microeconomic theory by Peter B Dixon( Book )

26 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a unique approach to microeconomic theory, this book constructs (and proposes solutions to) major problems in mathematical programming, the theory of consumer demand, the theory of production, and welfare economics. Readers can thereby derive for themselves many of the major results achieved in microeconomics. Introductory notes set the scene for each chapter, and the subsequent sets of problems and annotated reading lists guarantee the reader a thorough grounding in microeconomic theory
Markets and democracy : participation, accountability, and efficiency( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The market does not spontaneously generate democratic or participatory economic institutions. This book asks whether a modern, efficient economy can be rendered democratically accountable and, if so, what strategic changes might be required to regulate the market-mediated interaction of economic agents. The contributors bring contemporary microeconomic theory to bear on a range of related issues, including the relationship between democratic firms and efficiency in market economies; incentives and the relative merits of various forms of internal democratic decision-making; and the effects of democratically accountable firms on innovation, saving, investment, and on the informational and disciplinary aspects of markets. Various approaches to the study of economic interaction (game theory, transactions' cost analysis, social choice theory, rent-seeking, etc.) are considered in an attempt to understand the relationship between power and efficiency in market economies
Understanding capitalism : competition, command, and change in the U.S. economy by Samuel Bowles( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization and egalitarian redistribution( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Can the welfare state survive in an economically integrated world? Many have argued that globalization has undermined national policies to raise the living standards and enhance the economic opportunities of the poor. This book, by sixteen of the world's leading authorities in international economics and the welfare state, suggests a surprisingly different set of consequences: Globalization does not preclude social insurance and egalitarian redistribution - but it does change the mix of policies that can accomplish these ends." "Globalization and Egalitarian Redistribution demonstrates that the free flow of goods, capital, and labor has increased the inequality or volatility of labor earnings in advanced industrial societies - while constraining governments' ability to tax the winners from globalization to compensate workers for their loss. This flow has meanwhile created opportunities for enhancing the welfare of the less well off in poor and middle-income countries. Comprising eleven essays framed by the editors' introduction and conclusion, this book represents the first systematic look at how globalization affects policies aimed at reducing inequalities."--Jacket
The politics and economics of power by Samuel Bowles( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Politics and Economics of Power examines power relations in the firm and the market place and offer an economic perspective of political relations. The book is divided into three sections: politics and power in economic organizations the economic analysis of political organizations politics, economics and social change The final section considers how a combination of economic and political tools can be used effectively to analyse social change
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Unequal chances : family background and economic success
Unequal chances : family background and economic successSchooling in capitalist America : educational reform and the contradictions of economic lifeA cooperative species : human reciprocity and its evolutionDemocracy and capitalism : property, community, and the contradictions of modern social thoughtMeritocracy and economic inequalityAfter the waste land : a democratic economics for the year 2000Microeconomics : behavior, institutions, and evolutionStudies in development planning
Alternative Names
Bowles S.

Bowles, S. 1936-

Bowles, S. 1939-

Bowles, S. (Samuel)

Bowles, S. (Samuel), 1939-

Bowles, Sam

Bowles, Sam 1936-

Bowles, Sam 1939-

Bowles, Samuel III

Bowles, Samuel S. 1936-

Bowles Samuels

Samuel Bowles Amerikaans econoom

Samuel Bowles amerikansk ekonom

Samuel Bowles amerikansk økonom

Samuel Bowles economista estadounidense

Samuel Bowles economista statunitense

Samuel Bowles économiste américain

Samuel Bowles US-amerikanischer Ökonom

Боулз Сэмюэл

Самуэль Боулс

صموئيل بولز عالم اقتصاد أمريكي

보루즈, S. 1939-

보울스, 사무엘 1939-

보울스, 새뮤얼 1939-

보울즈 1939-

보울즈, 새뮤얼 1939-

새뮤얼 보울스


ボウルズ, S

ボウルズ, サミュエル

ボウルズ, サミュエル 1939-

ボールズ, S.

塞繆爾·鮑爾斯 (經濟學家)