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A place to plop suggestions for books. Perhaps organize with the individual content areas?


North Holland's Handbook Series Edit

Numerous Suggestions from C. Dibble Edit

  • Microeconomic Theory and Game Theory
    • Microeconomic Theory
      • Andreu Mas-Colell, Michael D. Whinston, and Jerry R. Green
    • Axiomatic Bargaining Theory with a Variable Number of Agents
      • William Thomson and Terje Lensberg
    • An Evolutionary Theory of Economic Change
      • Richard R. Nelson and Sidney G. Winter
    • "Designing Economic Mechanisms"
      • Leonid Hurwicz and Stanley Reiter
    • "Repeated Games and Reputations: Long Run Relationships"
      • George J. Mailath and Larry Samuelson
  • Spatial and/or Evolutionary Game Theory
    • Evolution of the Social Contract
      • Brian Skyrms
    • The Stag Hunt and the Evolution of Social Structure
      • Brian Skyrms
    • Individual Strategy and Social Structure
      • H. Peyton Young
    • "Strategic Learning and Its Limits"
      • H. Peyton Young
    • Evolution and the Theory of Games
      • John Maynard Smith
    • Evolutionary Game Theory
      • Jo:rgen W. Weibull
    • Evolution, Games, and Economic Behavior
      • Fernando Vega-Redondo


  • Diffusion Processes
    • How Hits Happen
      • Winslow Farrell
    • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
      • Macolm Gladwell (Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 2000)
    • Innovation Diffusion as a Spatial Process
      • Torsten Hagerstrand (The original classic on diffusion processes.)
  • Water, Climate, Ecosystem Degradation, and the general Co-Evolution of Human and Ecological Systems
    • Complexity and Ecosystem Management: The Theory and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems
      • Marco A. Janssen, Editor
      • See also Marco's chapter in Leigh Tesfatsion's ACE book
    • Navigating Social-Ecological Systems: Building Resilience for Complexity and Change
      • Fikret Berkes, Johan Golding, and Carl Folke, Editors
    • Linking Social and Ecological Systems: Management Practices and Social Mechanisms for Building Resilience
      • Fikret Berkes and Carl Folke, Editors
    • Panarchy
      • Lance H. Gunderson and C.S. Holling
    • Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: A Framework for Assessment
      • Millenium Ecosystem Assessment
    • Modelling Global Change: The Art of Integrated Assessment Modeling
      • Marco Janssen
    • Silent Spring
      • Rachel Carson
    • When the Rivers Run Dry: Weather--The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-First Century
      • Fred Pearce
    • The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means

for Life on Earth

      • Tim Flannery


  • Inequality
    • The Work of Nations: Preparing Ourselves for 21st-Century Capitalism
      • Robert B. Reich
      • This has my nomination for one of the most important books of the 21st Century. It addresses the driving forces behind inequality, conflict, terrorism, and ecosystem degradation. This is a longer version of I'll Be Short and is well worth reading.
    • Inequality Reexamined
      • Amartya Sen
  • Complex Systems, Path Dependence, and Lock-In
    • Thomas Schelling
      • Micromotives and Macrobehavior
      • The Strategy of Conflict
    • Increasing Returns and Path Dependence in the Economy
      • W. Brian Arthur (1994)
      • See also his ~1992 paper in Scientific American for an excellent summary.
  • Computational Laboratories, Scientific Method, and Inference
    • Agent-Based Computational Economics
    • Agent-Based Computational Demography
      • Francesco C. Billari and Alexia Prskawetz, Editors
    • The Complexity of Cooperation
      • Robert Axelrod

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