The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

John Keynes
Stellar Editions, 2014, 169 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money is Keynes' masterpiece published right after the Great Depression. It sought to bring about a revolution, commonly referred to as the Keynesian Revolution."

Economics of the Public Sector

Joseph Stiglitz e Jay Rosengard
W.W. Norton & Co., 2015, 960 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"What should be the role of government in society? How should it design its programs? How should tax systems be designed to promote both efficiency and fairness?"

Economia Brasileira Contemporânea

Fabio Giambiagi, André Villela, Lavínia Castro e Jennifer Hermann
Elsevier, 2011, 354 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"O livro apresenta, em seus oito capítulos revistos e ampliados, um abrangente panorama da evolução da economia e da sociedade brasileiras desde o pós-Guerra."

Saga Brasileira

Miriam Leitão
Record, 2011, 476 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Misturando análise econômica com histórias individuais de brasileiros e brasileiras, Miriam traça a trajetória da moeda no Brasil desde a hiperinflação, passando por variadas indexações, congelamentos, confisco de poupança, planos econômicos diversos."

Macroeconomia

Olivier Blanchard
Pearson, 2010, 624 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Integra os conceitos, as teorias e as aplicações da macroeconomia a fatos reais que se destacam no cenário econômico mundial, como o rápido crescimento econômico da China, motivando a aprendizagem e tornando o assunto ainda mais interessante."

Governing the Commons

Elinor Ostrom
Cambridge University Press, 1990, 308 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"The governance of natural resources used by many individuals in common is an issue of increasing concern to policy analysts. Both state control and privatisation of resources have been advocated, but neither the state nor the market have been uniformly successful in solving common pool resource problems."

Applied Economics

Thomas Sowell
Basic, 2008, 351 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Includes a chapter on the economics of immigration and new sections of other chapters on such topics as the “creative” financing of home-buying that led to the current “subprime” mortgage crisis, the economics of organ transplants, and the political and economic incentives that lead to money earmarked for highways being diverted to mass transit and to a general neglect of infrastructure."

O Capital no Século XXI

Thomas Piketty
Intrínseca, 2014, 672 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Fruto de quinze anos de pesquisas incansáveis, o livro se apoia em dados que remontam ao século XVIII, provenientes de mais de vinte países, para chegar a conclusões explosivas. O crescimento econômico e a difusão do conhecimento impediram que fosse concretizado o cenário apocalíptico previsto por Karl Marx no século XIX."

On Liberty and the Subjection of Women

Stuart Mill
Penguin, 2006, 293 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"A prodigiously brilliant thinker who sharply challenged the beliefs of his age, the political and social radical John Stuart Mill was the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century."

Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy

Joseph Schumpeter
Routledge, 2010, 457 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Schumpeter's contention that the seeds of capitalism's decline were internal, and his equal and opposite hostility to centralist socialism have perplexed, engaged and infuriated readers since the book's first publication in 1943."

The China Model

Daniel Bell
Princeton University Press, 2015, 326 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Westerners tend to divide the political world into "good" democracies and "bad" authoritarian regimes. But the Chinese political model does not fit neatly in either category. The China Model seeks to understand the ideals and the reality of this unique political system. How do the ideals of political meritocracy set the standard for evaluating political progress (and regress) in China? "

From Third World to First

Lee Kuan Yew
HarperCollins Publishers, 2000, 752 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when it was granted independence in 1965. How is it, then, that today the former British colonial trading post is a thriving Asian metropolis with not only the world's number one airline, best airport, and busiest port of trade, but also the world's fourth–highest per capita real income?"

Development as Freedom

Amartya Sen
Anchor, 2011, 1317 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"In the new global economy, where, despite unprecedented increases in overall opulence, the contemporary world denies elementary freedoms to vast numbers, it is still possible to practically and optimistically restain a sense of social accountability."

Triumph of the City

Edward Glaeser
Penguin, 2011, 358 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"In this revelatory book, Edward Glaeser, a leading urban economist, declares that cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in both cultural and economic terms) places to live. He travels through history and around the globe to reveal the hidden workings of cities and how they bring out the best in humankind."

The Ascent of Money

Niall Ferguson
Penguin, 2008, 448 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of our financial system, from its genesis in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. What's more, Ferguson reveals financial history as the essential backstory behind all history, arguing that the evolution of credit and debt was as important as any technological innovation in the rise of civilization."