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New Books on Economics in the Brock Library

Just in case you were too busy to visit the New Books display in the Brock Library last month, here are some highlights of some  new Economics books that were added to the print collection.

Just click on a linked title to view its Library Catalogue record and to check the status (in case you want to sign it out or request it).

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Friday Focus On … Happiness

Happy New Year everyone!

The new academic term begins on January 9th, 2012 so this seems like a good time to restart the Business Information Nexus blog.

  • Happiness is apparently ‘trending down”, according to a recent analysis of twitter “tweets” worldwide in 2011.
  • None the less, the January-February 2012 issue of the Harvard Business Review is titled “the value of  happiness” and features articles on various ways to measure national success, the science behind happiness, and positive intelligence.  You can read the executive summaries on the HBR.org site, and the Brock Library will soon be receiving a print copy of this issue for its journal collection.
  • Several new scholarly books came out in 2011 on the topic of the economics of happiness. For example:
    • The pursuit of happiness: an economy of well-being by Carol Graham. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2011. Call No: HB 74 P8 G733 2011. Read an excerpt online.
    • The economics of enough: how to run the economy as if the future matters by Diane Coyle. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011. Call No: HD 87 C69 2011. Read an except online.

Finally, you know that I cannot submit a blog post without some kind of odd video from youtube. Many years ago, I was a fan of a Toronto band (originally from Edmonton) called the Pursuit of Happiness. Here  is a brief clip:

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