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The most popular collection is the Handbook in Economics Series which recently published its 100th volume! The Handbooks in Economics give professionals and academics the tools they need to successfully navigate in the ever-changing economic climate. Economics have its own Nobel Prize, and many of our editors and contributors are recipients including series editor and co-founder Kenneth Arrow and 2013 winners Lars Peter Hansen and Robert J. Shiller.

The handbooks cover various subjects including development economics, econometrics, social economics, monetary economics, and more. With contributions from leading researchers, including many Nobel Laureates, they provide substantial reviews uncommon in journals, and thus play the unique role in collecting, organizing, analyzing, and synthesizing the research. They have an extensive shelf life and are more highly cited than any economics journals. They are indispensable reference works which belong in every professional collection, and form ideal supplementary reading for graduate economics students on advanced courses.

The Handbook in Economics series have been edited or contributed to by more Nobel Laureates than any other Elsevier publication. They include editor-in-chief Kenneth Arrow, and 2013 winners Lars Peter Hansen and Robert J. Shiller. Past winners include Alvin E. Roth, Thomas J. Sargent, Christopher A. Sims, Dale T. Mortensen, Christopher A. Pissarides, Elinor Ostrom, Oliver E. Williamson, Paul Krugman, Leonid Hurwicz, Roger B. Myerson, Robert J. Aumann, Thomas C. Schelling, Edward C. Prescott, Robert F. Engle III, Clive W.J. Granger, Daniel Kahneman, Vernon L. Smith, A. Michael Spence, Joseph E. Stiglitz, James J. Heckman, Daniel L. McFadden, Amartya Sen, Robert C. Merton, John C. Harsanyi, Reinhard Selten, Robert W. Fogel, Harry M. Markowitz, Robert M. Solow, Franco Modigliani, Richard Stone, Gerard Debreu, James Tobin, Lawrence R. Klein, Sir Arthur Lewis, Herbert A. Simon, John R. Hicks.

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