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Neuroeconomics and the Firm

This volume brings together leading researchers from a variety of fields to investigate the concept of the firm from new perspectives arising from neuroeconomics. The traditional theory of the firm has focused on the strategic, operational and resource management objectives of the firm as an organization. This timely and informative book explores new horizons in the biology of human decision-making and behavior, including uncertainty, entrepreneurship and ethics as it affects the functioning of the organization. The fascinating chapters cover a wide range of research fields, drawing on both the conscious and the unconscious mind, and how common hormonal cycles in the female and testosterone variations in the male affect each other in the workplace and its affect on the firm as an organization. The topics of entrepreneurship and the recent global financial crisis are discussed from the perspective of hormonal forces and the implications of those forces in the future. It is an enlightening selection of articles that scholars, students, business leaders, and managers will find a valuable read.     

Author Name :Angela A. Stanton, Mellani J. Day, Isabell M. Welpe

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Chinese Economic Development

This book outlines and analyzes the economic development of China between 1949 and 2007. Rather than being narrowly economic, the book addresses many of the broader aspects of development, including literacy, morality, demographics and the environment.The distinctive features of this book are its sweep and that it does not shy away from controversial issues. For example, there is no question that aspects of Maoism were disastrous but Bramall argues that there was another side to the whole programme. More recently, the current system of government has presided over three decades of very rapid economic growth. However, the author shows that this growth has come at a price. Bramall makes it clear that unless radical change takes place, Chinese growth will not be sustainable.This large, comprehensive text is relevant to all those studying the economic history of China as well as its contemporary economy. It is also useful more generally for students and researchers in the fields of international and development economics.     

Author Name :Chris Bramall

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Terms of Trade

Have you ever wondered what a term in international economics means? This useful reference book offers a glossary of terms in both international trade and international finance, with emphasis on economic issues. It is intended for students getting their first exposure to international economics, although advanced students will also find it useful for some of the more obscure terms that they have forgotten or never encountered. Besides an extensive glossary of terms, there is a picture gallery of diagrams used to explain key concepts such as the Edgeworth Production Box and the Offer Curve Diagram in international economics. This section is followed by several lists of terms that occur a lot in international economics, grouped by subject to help users find terms that they cannot recall. Prior to the bibliography is a section on the origins of terms in international economics which records what the author has been able to learn about the origins of some of the terms used in international economics. This is a must-have portable glossary in international trade and international economics!     

Author Name :Alan V. Deardoff

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The Economics of Crime

Since Gary Beckers seminal article in the late sixties, the economic analysis of crime has blossomed, from an interesting side field within law and economics, into a mature stand-alone sub-discipline that has been embraced by many well-respected academic economists. Wide ranging and accessible, this is the most up-to-date textbook in this area, taking current economic research and making it accessible to undergraduates and other interested readers. Without use of graphs or mathematical equations, Winter combines theory and empirical evidence with controversial examples from the news media.     

Author Name :Harold Winter

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Monetary Economics, 2nd Edition

This book will be of interest to teachers and students of monetary economics, money and banking, macroeconomics and monetary policy. Instructors and students will welcome the close integration between current theories, their heritage and their empirical validity.     

Author Name :Jagdish Handa

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Creating Sustainable Work Systems

Since the first edition of this book was published, the subject of sustainability has risen to the forefront of thinking in almost every subject within business and management. Tackling the latest developments and integrating practical perspectives with rigorous research, this new edition sheds light on a vital aspect of working life.     

Author Name :Edited by Peter Docherty, Mari Kira and A.B. (Rami) Shani

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Internet Governance The new frontier of global institutions

The expansion of the Internet has been called the most revolutionary development in the history of human communications. It is ubiquitous and is changing politics, economics and social relations. Its borderless nature affects the roles of individuals, the magic of the marketplace and the problems of government regulation. As its development has increased apace, contradictions have arisen between existing regulatory regimes, private interests, government concerns, international norms and national interests. Unlike most areas where there are global institutions, and the role of governments is predominant, the Internet is a field where the private sector and civil society each have a role as important or sometimes more important than governments.     

Author Name :John Mathiason

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Game Theory and Policymaking in Natural Resources and the Environment

The book is structured into four parts dealing with the management of natural resources, the negotiation aspects of water management, water allocation through pricing and markets, and how conflicts and regulation shape the management of the environment. The first part explores game theory concepts applied to fisheries and grazing lands, which are two important natural resources. In the next two parts, several game theory methodologies are considered in the negotiation approach to water management and approaches to water pricing and markets. The last section looks at environmental protection as the end process of the interplay between conflict and regulation.     

Author Name :Ariel Dinar, Jos Albiac, and Joaqun Snchez-Soriano

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Economic Representations Academic and everyday

In this volume, scholars from a wide variety of disciplines and countries, from inside and outside the academy, explore the implications of the fact that the economy is being represented in so many different ways. They analyze what it means for scholars and activists in trying to make sense of existing representations-theories, pictures, and stories--of the economy. They also show how new representations can be produced and utilized to change how we look at and participate in current economic debates.     

Author Name :David F. Ruccio

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The essential introduction to the most important texts in post-colonial theory and criticism, this second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include 121 extracts from key works in the field.     

Author Name :Bill Ashcroft,Gareth Grif?ths and Helen Tif?n

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Enlightenments Wake

Enlightenment's Wake stakes out the elements of John Gray's new position. He argues that all schools of contemporary political thought are variations on the Enlightenment Project - the Westernizing project of a universal civilization - and that this Enlightenment Project has proved self-undermining and is now exhausted. Fresh thought is needed on the dilemmas of the late modern age.     

Author Name :John Gray

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Microeconomics using Excel

Using Microsoft Excel, the market leading spreadsheet package, this book combines theory with modelling aspects and spreadsheet analysis. Microeconomics Using Excel provides students with the tools with which to better understand microeconomic analysis.     

Author Name :Kurt Jechlitschka, Dieter Kirschke and Gerald Schwarz

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Open Market Operations and Financial Markets

A mixture of academic and practitioner research, this is the most detailed book available that provides an account of open market operations. With broad international appeal it includes discussions of central bank operations in Europe, North America, Australia and Japan.     

Author Name :David G. Mayes and Jan Toporowski

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Disabled People and the Right to Life

'Human rights' has increasingly come to be seen as a significant framework, both to aid understanding of the experiences of those who face oppression, and to underpin social, legal and political measures to counter it.     

Author Name :Luke Clements and Janet Read

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Global Challenges and Local Responses

This book will be of great interest to research students and economists inter- ested in economic development, political economy and the East Asian economies. It is also important reading for policy makers, as a way of under- standing changes caused by the accelerated pace of globalization.     

Author Name :Jang-Sup Shin

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Womens Work and Wages is a timely study of some of the most important issues in Gender Economics. Its findings illustrate how educational and occupational sex segregation, as well as family responsibilities, have contributed to the persisting gender wage gap.     

Author Name :Inga Persson & Christina Jonung

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Economics: the key concepts

An A-Z of contemporary economics in all its forms, Economics: the Key Concepts is an affordable, accessible reference for students, lecturers and economists at every level. The key topics explored include: competition and monopoly, development economics, game theory, property rights and taxation.     

Author Name :Donald Rutherford

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Economics of the law: a primer

There is an ever-increasing interest in the question of how and why legal norms can effectively guide human action. This compact volume demonstrates how economic tools can be used to examine this question and scrutinize these legal norms. Indeed, this is one of the first text to be based on civil law instead of the more usual common law, situating the study of both private and public law within the framework of institutional economics, with recommendations for further reading and a list of key terms in each chapter.     

Author Name :Wolfgang Weigel

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The green movement has posed some tough questions for traditional justifications of democracy. Should the natural world have rights? Can we take account of the interests of future generations? But questions have also been asked of the greens. Could their idealism undermine democracy? Can greens be effective democrats?     

Author Name :Brian Doherty and Marius de Geus

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Understanding Green Consumer Behaviour: A Qualitative, Cognitive Approach

Despite a century of intensive research into the human mind, our understanding of how people in everyday life actually make choices and solve problems is surprisingly limited. Through the study of green, environmentally friendly consumers, this book examines basic aspects of the working of the human mind, and recommends a fundamental re-orientation regarding the ideas and methods which are applied in contemporary cognitive research.     

Author Name :Sigmund A. Wagner

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This book is an ideal reference tool, providing brief biographical data on the economists who have shaped the discipline. It also includes description and analysis of the major features of their economic thought. It provides balanced coverage of all the major traditions and a wide range of economists with more space being devoted to seminal theorists who opened up new horizons for economics.     

Author Name :Steven Pressman

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Popper and Economic Methodology: Contemporary Challenges

This new book, under the impressive editorship of Thomas Boylan and Paschal O'Gorman, explores a number of major themes central to the work of Karl Popper. The tensions that have resulted from Popperian thought are well documented. This book includes expert contributions from thinkers such as Tony Lawson, K. Vela Velupillai and John McCall, who discuss this issue with renewed academic rigour.     

Author Name :Thomas Anthony Boylan, Paschal Paschal Francis O'Gorman

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Liberalism and Pluralism

In Liberalism and Pluralism the author explores the challenges conflicting values, interests and identities pose to liberal democracy. Richard Bellamy illustrates his criticism and proposals by reference to such topical issues as the citizens charter, constitutional reform, the Rushdie affair and the development of the European Union.     

Author Name :Richard Bellamy

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Fifty key thinkers on development

The essential guide to the world's most influential development thinkers, this authoritative text presents a unique guide to the lives and ideas of leading contributors to the contested terrain of development studies. Reflecting the diverse, interdisciplinary nature of the area, the book includes entries on:modernisers like Hirshman, Kindleberger and Rostow, dependencistas such as Frank, Cardoso and Amin, progressives like Prebisch, Helleiner and Streeten, political leaders enunciating radical alternative visions of development, such as Mao, Nkrumah and Nyerere, progenitors of religiously or spiritually inspired development, such as Gandhi and Ariyaratne and development-environment thinkers like Blaikie, Brookfield and Shiva.     

Author Name :David Simon

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The concept of the rational economic agent is at the heart of modern economics. Mainstream economic theory seems unable to develop without the assumption that agents proceed by finding the optimal means to a well-defined end. Yet despite its centrality many economists find this concept of rationality of little use when trying to explain a wide range of economic phenomena. This volume contains a number of critical perspectives on the treatment of rationality in economics. They are drawn from a variety of subdisciplines within economics. Insights from such diverse areas as game theory, experimental economics, psychology, post- Keynesian and institutional economics cast considerable doubt on whether a unitary conception of rationality within economics is possible or indeed desirable.     

Author Name :Bill Gerrard

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The principles of economics

This book is about forming effective critiques of neoclassical economics. Its focus is on constructive criticism of the foundations neoclassical theory, beginning with what Alfred Marshall called the `Principles of Economics'. It concludes that there is still much that can be done to make neoclassical economics more realistic.     

Author Name :Lawrence A. Boland

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The book includes a critical commentary on the four main studies that exem- plify Durkheims contribution to sociology: The Division of Labour in Society; Suicide; The Rules of Sociological Method and The Elementary Forms of Reli- gious Life.     


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Basic Mathematics for Economists

Economics students will welcome the new edition of this excellent textbook. Mathematics is an integral part of economics and understanding basic concepts is vital. Many students come into economics courses without having studied mathematics for a number of years. This clearly written book will help to develop quantitative skills in even the least numerate student up to the required level for a general Economics or Business Studies course. This second edition features new sections on subjects     

Author Name :Mike Rosser

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The Foundations of Economic Method, Second Edition

Many consider Foundations of Economic Method to be Lawrence Boland's best work. This updated edition is radically changed from the original and will be much appreciated by thinkers within economics. The book positions methodology vis--vis the current practice of economists and is all the better for it. Yet another book that not only deserves to be read by those within the field of economic methodology, but also by those involved in economics at all.     

Author Name :Lawrence A. Boland, FRSC

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Social Capital

"Social capital," a current idea gaining worldwide recognition, is increasingly influencing international, national, and local policy-making within the social sciences. But is it really a new concept? Can it be an operational, as opposed to rhetorical, concept? And can policies based on social capital deal with conflict and social exclusion? These questions are explored in this book through studies of education, health, political science, urban regeneration, and economic development. Providing a unique overview of the topic, together with critical discussion of its application in a wide variety of fields, the volume offers the first full critical analysis of social capital, written by academics, professionals and policy specialists who are all distinguished and prominent contributors in their own fields.     

Author Name :John Field

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The Piratization of Russia -Russian reform goes awry

The Piratization of Russia is an accessible, lucid, and timely book that is required reading for those with an interest in the debacle of Russian reform, from the interested lay-reader to students, academics, economists, and politicians who want to understand the problems facing Russia and how they could have been avoided.     

Author Name :Marshall I.Goldman

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The objective of this series is to facilitate this revival further. In contemporary economics the label theory has been appropriated by a group that confines itself to largely asocial, ahistorical, mathematical modelling. Economics as Social Theory thus reclaims the theory label, offering a platform for alternative, rigorous, but broader and more critical conceptions of theorising.     

Author Name :Geoffrey M. Hodgson

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Qualitative data analysis A user-friendly guide for social scientists

A new book on qualitative data analysis needs no apology. By comparison with the numerous texts on statistical analysis, qualitative data analysis has been ill-served. There is some irony in this situation: even a single text might suffice for the standardized procedures of statistical analysis; but for qualitative analysis, oft-noted for the diffuse and varied character of its procedures, we might reasonably expect a multiplicity of texts, not just a few. Teaching a course on methods makes one especially aware of this gap. This book is my contribution to filling it, and I hope it will encourage or provoke others to do the same.     

Author Name :Ian Dey

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Assam, India Valley of Tea and Temples

This is the story of Assam Valley, the easternmost region of India, as it was during the 1930s. Amrit Baruah tells of growing up in an idyllic placea remote land of tea plantations, ancient temples, and the Brahmaputra River, perhaps the least known of the seven longest rivers of the world. And he describes how World War II opened up the isolat ed eastern portion of the valley to soldiers from outside, followed by construction of the legendary Burma Road.     

Author Name :Amrit Baruah

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Poor Place, Thriving People

Geographical differences in living standards are a pressing concern for policymakers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Economies of agglomeration mean that production is most efficient when concentrated in leading areas. So how can the region reduce spatial disparities in well-being without compromising growth?The solution to spatial disparities lies in matching the policy package to a lagging area's specific characteristics. Key questions include: is the lagging area problem really as serious as one thinks; is it a problem of low economic opportunity or of poor human development; are lagging area populations close enough to agglomerations to benefit from spillovers; and is there manifest private investor interest? Drawing on the World Bank's 2009 World Development Report, Reshaping Economic Geography, the book proposes 3 policy packages.First, all lagging areas can benefit from a "level playing-field for development" and investment in people. Geographic disparities in the policy environment are a legacy of MENA's history, and gaps in human development are a major component of spatial disparities. Smart policies for the investment environment, health, education, social transfers and urban development can therefore close spatial gaps in living standards.Second, lagging areas that are close to economic agglomeration can benefit from spillovers - provided that they are connected. MENA's expenditure priority is not necessarily long-distance primary connections, but infrastructure maintenance and short-distance connections such as rural roads and peri-urban networks. Public-private partnerships can also bring electronic connectivity to lagging areas.Third, shifting regional development policy away from spatial subsidies towards the facilitation of cluster-based growth will increase the chance of cost-effective impacts.The final chapter of the book examines the institutional prerequisites for effective spatial policy. It argues that MENA's centralized/sectoral structures are not always adapted to governments' spatial development agendas, and describes alternative institutional options.     

Author Name :World Bank

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Internet Banking and the Law in Europe

With the emergence of the Internet as a platform for the provision of online banking services, a pan-European market for banking services appeared a realistic proposition; however, this has not happened. This book asks why and argues that such a market relies on available technologies and appropriate laws and regulations.     

Author Name :Apostolos Ath. Gkoutzinis

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Principles of Macroeconomics (10th Edition)

Reviewers tell us that Case/Fair is one of the all-time bestselling POE texts because they trust it to be clear, thorough, and complete.     

Author Name :Karl E. Case, Ray C. Fair, Sharon M. Oster

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Envy of the World

Throughout much of its history the US economy has been the envy of the world, producing unusually high and rising standards of living for almost everyone. Understanding this miracle requires a firm grasp of the ultimate causes of economic growth: what resources have been available, why technological innovation has been so persistent, and how institutions have been created giving almost all players incentives to add value, work hard, invest, take risks, and innovate. Telling this story requires that an engaging, well-structured narrative wedded with a firm grasp of economic theory and a vast knowledge of economic events.This book by Botti (founder and director, CLP Research) attempts to give an encyclopedic overview of US economic and business history.     

Author Name :Timothy J. Botti

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A Pocket Guide to Risk Mathematics

This uniquely accessible, breakthrough book lets auditors grasp the thinking behind the mathematical approach to risk without doing the mathematics.Risk control expert and former Big 4 auditor, Matthew Leitch, takes the reader gently but quickly through the key concepts, explaining mistakes organizations often make and how auditors can find them.Spend a few minutes every day reading this conveniently pocket sized book and you will soon transform your understanding of this highly topical area and be in demand for interesting reviews with risk at their heart.     

Author Name :Matthew Leitch

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The Holy Grail of Macroeconomics

The revised edition of this highly acclaimed work presents crucial lessons from Japan's recession that could aid the US and other economies as they struggle to recover from the current financial crisis. This book is about Japan's 15-year long recession and how it affected current theoretical thinking about its causes and cures. It has a detailed explanation on what happened to Japan, but the discoveries made are so far-reaching that a large portion of economics literature will have to be modified to accommodate another half to the macroeconomic spectrum of possibilities that conventional theorists have overlooked.The author developed the idea of yin and yang business cycles where the conventional world of profit maximization is the yang and the world of balance sheet recession, where companies are minimizing debt, is the yin. Once so divided, many varied theories developed in macro economics since the 1930s can be nicely categorized into a single comprehensive theory.     

Author Name :Richard C. Koo

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Intermediate Microeconomics with Microsoft Excel

This unique text uses Microsoft Excel workbooks to instruct students. In addition to explaining fundamental concepts in microeconomic theory, readers acquire a great deal of sophisticated Excel skills and gain the practical mathematics needed to succeed in advanced courses.     

Author Name :Humberto Barreto

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Macroeconomics: Policy and Practice

Building on his expertise in macroeconomic policymaking at the Federal Reserve, Mishkins Macroeconomics: Policy and Practice provides a theoretical framework that illustrates the most current and relevant policy debates in the field.     

Author Name :Frederic S. Mishkin

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Mankiw's masterful text covers the field as accessibly and concisely as possible, in a way that emphasizes the relevance of macroeconomics's classical roots and its current practice. Featuring the latest data, new case studies focused on recent events, and a number of significant content updates, the Seventh Edition takes the Mankiw legacy even further.It offersthe clearest, most up-to-date, most accessible course in macroeconomics in the most concise presentation possible.     

Author Name :N. Gregory Mankiw

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Monetary Theory

Argues that the new Keynesian and new classical macroeconomics, which have dominated the literature and textbooks, have crowded the monetary-disequilibrium hypothesis, or orthodox monetarism, off the intellectual stage. Trying to remedy this imbalance, the author concentrates on essentials of monetary theory.     

Author Name :Alan A. Rabin

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Exchange Rates and Macroeconomics Dynamics

This book examines the numerous aspects of exchange rates and the dynamics of macroeconomics, focusing on the PPP puzzle, volatility, levels, with an exploration of the real exchange rate misalignment of the Central European countries single equation approach, an examination of the real equilibrium exchange rate in China, exchange rate dynamics and pass-through effects in Russia and Hungary, and structural shocks on economies.     

Author Name :Pavlos Karadeloglou, Virginie Terraza

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The Yield Curve and Financial Risk Premia

The determinants of yield curve dynamics have been thoroughly discussed in finance models. However, little can be said about the macroeconomic factors behind the movements of short- and long-term interest rates as well as the risk compensation demanded by financial investors. By taking on a macro-finance perspective, the books approach explicitly acknowledges the close feedback between monetary policy, the macroeconomy and financial conditions. Both theoretical and empirical models are applied in order to get a profound understanding of the interlinkages between economic activity, the conduct of monetary policy and the underlying macroeconomic factors of bond price movements. Moreover, the book identifies a broad risk-taking channel of monetary transmission which allows a reassessment of the role of financial constraints; it enables policy makers to develop new guidelines for monetary policy and for financial supervision of how to cope with evolving financial imbalances.     

Author Name :Felix Geiger

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International Economics, 12 edition

Student favorite INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS, Twelfth Edition, offers easy-to-understand coverage of international trade and finance theory. Even if you have little economics background, the relevance of economic theory is quickly made clear through applications from the real world today.     

Author Name :Robert Carbaugh

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The Bank of Israel

These two volumes were written on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Bank of Israel. They recount the monetary history of Israel from 1948, when the country was established (and before) to the present day. Volume I retells Israel's monetary history, analyzes the background of the developments mentioned above, and describes the difficulties in regaining monetary control in recent years. This volume also provides an analytical framework to help understand the monetary developments in the inflationary era and in the disinflation process.     

Author Name :Haim Barkai, Nissan Liviatan

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Agricultural Economics

Each chapter provides professional researchers, lecturers and students with accurate, fully linkable and searchable self-contained surveys, written and edited by the leading authorities in their field.     

Author Name :Kenneth J. Arrow,Michael D. Intriligator

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International Business Travel in the Global Economy

Business travel has become indispensable to the global economy, not only due to its necessity in the maintaining of corporate networks, but also because of the associated economies that cater to the daily requirements of the business traveller. Underlying these developments are concerns over the environmental impact of increasing air travel, which are likely to generate new challenges for the future of business travel. From a team of international experts comes this analysis of the role, nature and effects of modern business travel. Issues addressed include the relationships between airlines and business travellers, the role of mobility in business, and the opportunities and challenges created by mobile workforces. The study combines theoretical advances with comprehensive analysis, and will provoke debate across the social sciences on the nature, organization and space of work in the twenty-first century.     

Author Name :Jonathan V. Beaverstock, Ben Derudder, James Faulconbridge, Frank Witlox

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Fundamentals of Business Economics

CIMA's Official Learning System has been written by former CIMA examiners in conjunction with the CIMA faculty. They provide a clear logical route through the new syllabus to specifically prepare students to pass, first time.     

Author Name :Steve Adams, Paul Periton

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Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets

This market-leading text provides the most authoritative, applications-rich coverage of key concepts, models, and issues in money and banking. Frederick Mishkin previously held the post of Executive Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. His writing style, latest research, and discussion of policy issues keep his text at the forefront of money and banking. Every new student textbook comes with an access kit to MyEconLab for Mishkin, an online suite of student and instructor tools built around an online version of the entire textbook.     

Author Name :Frederic S. Mishkin

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Guide to Investment Strategy

There are many popular investment books, but relatively few provide a dispassionate introduction to the controversies that surround the management of wealth. Even though there are plenty of important articles that take these controversies forward, few of the investment guides pull the different sides of the arguments together in one place. That is what this book seeks to do, in a way which is intended to be of practical use.     

Author Name :Peter Stanyer

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Coming Generational Storm

What You Need to Know about Americas Economic Future. This book delivers a demographic and fiscal reality check, and in ways youve probably never seen before. This isnt a Stephen King novel, but what youll read in the first two-thirds of the book will scare you, make you angry, and send you running for cover. But keep reading. Help arrives in the last part of the book in the form of new government policy proposals and personal financial moves that can save our nation and protect you from the worst-case scenario.     

Author Name :Laurence J. Kotlikoff and Scott Burns

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Interest Rates, Exchange Rates and World Monetary Policy

A careful basic theoretical and econometric analysis of the factors determining the real exchange rates of Canada, the U.K., Japan, France and Germany with respect to the United States is conducted. The resulting conclusion is that real exchange rates are almost entirely determined by real factors relating to growth and technology such as oil and commodity prices, international allocations of world investment across countries, and underlying terms of trade changes. Unanticipated money supply shocks, calculated in five alternative ways have virtually no effects. A Blanchard-Quah VAR analysis also indicates that the effects of real shocks predominate over monetary shocks by a wide margin. The implications of these facts for the conduct of monetary policy in countries outside the U.S. are then explored leading to the conclusion that all countries, to avoid exchange rate overshooting, have tended to automatically follow the same monetary policy as the United States. The history of world monetary policy is reviewed along with the determination of real exchange rates within the Euro Area.     

Author Name :John E. Floyd

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Monetary Policy

In Monetary Policy, leading monetary economists discuss applied aspects of monetary policy and offer practical new research on the timing, magnitude, and channels of central banking actions.Some of the papers in this volume evaluate a variety of policy rules based on monetary aggregates, nominal income, commodity prices, and other economic variables. Others analyze price behavior and inflation, particularly the short-run behavior of prices. Still others examine the monetary transmission mechanism--the channel through which the central bank's actions affect spending on goods and services--with a special focus on the reduction in bank lending that must accompany a reduction in reserves. This new research will be of special interest to central bankers and academic economists.     

Author Name :N. Gregory Mankiw

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Everyday Economics

From how the current crisis happened to the role of banks to how money works, this book addresses complex ideas in an easy to understand Q&A format with lively prose. Withexamples throughout from personal finance issues such as how to negotiate the best price for a car, and should you buy a warranty for a new computer, to big picture questions that affect our national and global economy such as: What is deflation and inflation? How does monetary policy really work? How does a corporation actually go bankrupt?     

Author Name :Lawrence H. Officer

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Monetary Economics in Globalised Financial Markets

This book integrates the fundamentals of monetary theory, monetary policy theory and financial market theory, providing an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the many-sided interrelations between these fields of research. It provides the reader with the intellectual groundwork indispensable for understanding the workings and interactions of todays globalised financial markets. The topics addressed in this book include, inter alia, alternative money supply regimes, money demand functions, monetary policy transmission, monetary policy effectiveness and the natural rate of unemployment, monetary political business cycles, and monetary policy strategies. Basic valuation models for stocks, and bonds and asset price linkages across currency areas are covered as well. Illustrated by carefully chosen examples and supported by extensive data analyses, this book is highly recommended to readers who seek an in-depth and up-to-date integrated overview about the ever-expanding theoretical and quantitative fields of monetary and financial economics.     

Author Name :Ansgar Belke, Thorsten Polleit

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Identity Economics

Identity economics is a new way to understand people's decisions--at work, at school, and at home. With it, we can better appreciate why incentives like stock options work or don't; why some schools succeed and others don't; why some cities and towns don't invest in their futures--and much, much more.Identity Economicsbridges a critical gap in the social sciences. It brings identity and norms to economics. People's notions of what is proper, and what is forbidden, and for whom, are fundamental to how hard they work, and how they learn, spend, and save. Thus people's identity--their conception of who they are, and of who they choose to be--may be the most important factor affecting their economic lives. And the limits placed by society on people's identity can also be crucial determinants of their economic well-being.     

Author Name :George A. Akerlof,Rachel E. Kranton

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This book covers a lot of ground for business people expanding their formal training or needing a refresher in economics. While it is impossible to go in depth into every economic topic in one book, the authors identify the important subjects that affect businesses today. I found the Microeconomics of Product Markets especially useful for business decision makers to have the right context when evaluating choices. It covers Microeconomic Issues and Policies is a must read for people tempted to over-simplify the economic and political choices we face as a society.     

Author Name :Campbell McConnell, Stanley Brue, Tom Barbiero

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Women in the World Economy

Until now, there has been little coordinated research on the role of women in the economics of developing countries, or on the impact of the international economy on women in those countries. Here, Susan Joekes not only examines women who are engaged in what is defined as gainful, or wage earning employment, she also considers the role of women in unpaid labor such as household work, farm work on their own land, and other activities that require managing resources. Specially commissioned by the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW), this study examines such topics as trade and finance, technological change, agriculture, industry, services, and emerging trends in the international economy as related to women, and concludes with proposals for innovative development policies.     

Author Name :Susan Joekes

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What Do We Know About Globalization?

What Do We Know About Globalization: Issues of Poverty & Income Distribution examines the two fundamental arguments that are often raised against globalization: that it produces inequality and that it increases poverty.     

Author Name :Guillermo de la Dehesa

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The IMF and its Critics

Written by leading economists including Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, this collection combines rigorous economic analysis with insider perspectives on key policy debates surrounding the future of the International Monetary Fund. As the role of the IMF and the "Washington Consensus" have come under intense scrutiny, this collection offers a valuable wide-ranging overview of the debate, making it an essential reference for anyone interested in the role of international financial institutions in our globalized economy.     

Author Name :David Vines, Christopher L. Gilbert

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Human Resource Management Human Resource Management A Critical Approach

Effective management of human resources is essential to the success of any organization. In this authoritative, sophisticated and engaging new text on Human Resource Management, an international team of leading analysts guides the advanced student through this fundamental discipline of management in all its complexity.The book explores all the central themes and concepts of HRM theory and practice, and introduces the most important issues influencing contemporary practice in a wide range of organizational contexts. It systematically examines the main functional areas of HRM, and engages with a number of key contemporary issues for both scholars and practitioners.     

Author Name :David G. Collings, Geofrey Wood

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Handbook on the Economics of Sport

The worldwide growth in sports participation, attendance and broadcasting has spawned a lively interest in economic analysis of sporting activities. The Handbook on the Economics of Sport is an original reference work by a stellar group of 65 experts whose monographs cover virtually all the significant aspects of the field. It is unique and valuable because of its global perspective, with contributors from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the US. Prominent editors Wladimir Andreff and Stefan Szymanski recognize the importance of intellectual rigour in the essays. There is a nice blend of theory, practice and econometrics, with emphasis on empirical results, which should appeal to a broad spectrum of readers. The book's thoughtful organization, comprehensive coverage and authoritative analysis make it an indispensable resource for sports scholars and practitioners. Publisher Edward Elgar has distinguished itself by providing first-rate books on sports economics and is the premier literary source on this important new branch of social science.     

Author Name :Wladimir Andreff, Stefan Szymanski

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Economics Micro & Macro

A complete test-prep guide to help students get their best score on the Advanced Placement Economics exams.Each year, high school students take Advanced Placement Macroeconomics and Microeconomics examinations to earn college credit in those fields. This guide provides full test-prep coverage of both tests within one book, including four full-length practice teststwo for each exam. Subject reviews cover the material necessary for test-takers to demonstrate their understanding of economics at either the micro or macro level.     

Author Name :Ronald Pirayoff

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Trade and Industrial Policy under International Oligopoly

The existence of firms with different levels of efficiency within a country plays an important role in this in-depth analysis of industrial and trade policies in a multi-country trade-theoretic framework. Sajal Lahiri and Yoshiyasu Ono examine various industrial policies, R&D subsidies and trade policies under conditions of imperfect competition in a product market created by the presence of Cournot oligopolistic interdependence in production. The book covers commodity trade (assuming full employment) and foreign direct investment (assuming unemployment) making it of interest to researchers, advanced students and policy makers.     

Author Name :Sajal Lahiri, Yoshiyasu Ono

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Economic Change and the National Question in Twentieth-Century Europe

A volume of essays on economic aspects of the national question in twentieth-century Europe.     

Author Name :Alice Teichova, Herbert Malis ,Jaroshv Ptitek

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Cooperation in Economy and Society

This book explores the burgeoning interest in human cooperation among anthropologists, political scientists, economists, evolutionary psychologists, and biologists. Though typically neglected, cooperation is a crucial part of the triangle of allocation, formed with competition and obedience.     

Author Name :Robert C. Marshall

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Innovation, Growth and Competitiveness

This book investigates dynamic regions in the context of greater global interaction in a world economy increasingly driven by knowledge and innovation. It offers novel empirical evidence on the underlying factors of the growth performance of these spaces. In particular, the following questions are addressed: What role is there for research, education and innovation in the development strategies of the dynamic growth regions? What are the risks and consequences of dynamic growth on patterns of world growth and development, competitiveness, inequalities, and convergence? What development strategies should be promoted at national and international levels to promote a growing and more sustainable world economy? What are the implications of the emerging new competitors for Europes competitiveness? Using an innovative, integrated framework of analysis, the contributions in this book combine a wide array of complex theoretical and methodological approaches.     

Author Name :Peter Nijkamp l Iulia Siedschlag

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Rebalancing the Global Economy

Such was the concern about the adverse consequences for the world economy of "imbalances" that G-20 Leaders, meeting in Pittsburgh in September 2009, adopted a Framework for Strong, Sustainable, and Balanced Growth. This step followed a growing body of expert opinion that took the view that large, persistent current account imbalances in the major industrialised economies and emerging markets since 2000 had, at the very least, contributed to the global financial crisis witnessed in 2007-8 and to the subsequent Great Recession. The purpose of this electronic book is to provide policymakers and their advisers with up-to-date, comprehensive analyses of the central facets of global economic imbalances and to identify and evaluate potential national and systemic responses to this challenge. To break down the many facets of this collective economic challenge, leading experts were asked to address one of the following policy-relevant questions. 1. How large are contemporary current account imbalances? Why do they persist? 2. What are the systemic costs of imbalances? 3. What are the lessons from previous attempts to rebalance the global economy? 4. What would rebalancing entail? Which policies must change? Is collective action needed? 5. What is the political viability of proposals to rebalance national economies? 6. Are new system-wide accords needed to promote rebalancing or to discourage persistent imbalances? This volume will be of interest to policymakers, their advisers, senior officials, as well as to anyone interested in the matter of limiting global economic imbalances.     

Author Name :Stijn Claessens, Simon Evenett, Bernard Hoekman

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The Economic of China

China's impressive economic growth has propelled it from being one of the poorest countries in the world to becoming its third largest economy. It is a complex economy with a mix of characteristics resulting from being both a transition economy and a developing country, which also points to the challenges that it still faces. This book explains China's remarkable transformation from a centrally planned to a more market-oriented economy through examination of the institutional reforms necessary to support such marketisation and eventual global integration. Although no book will be able to be completely comprehensive given the scale of the economy and the remarkable pace of transformation over three decades, this study highlights the key areas giving an overview of the major developments in China's economy, enabling its prospects of continuing growth to be assessed.     

Author Name :Linda Yueh

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A History of Money

First published in hardback in 1994 and selected by the American Library Association as an Outstanding Academic Book, the revised and updated paperback edition includes the Barings crisis and the report by the Bank of England on Barings Bank; up-to-date information on the state of Japanese banking; changes in the financial scene in the United States; the UK housing market and the problem of negative equity. The paradox of why more coins than ever before are required in an increasingly cashless society is clearly explained, as is the role of the new Euro coin as the lowest common denominator in Europe's controversial single-currency system. The final section provides evidence to suggest that for most of the world's richer countries, the era of persistent inflation may well be at an end. This new edition is updated and takes account of important recent developments such as the independence of the Bank of England, the introduction of Euro notes and coins from January 1 2002, and developments in electronic money.     

Author Name :Glyn Davies

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Business and Technology in China

China's economy continues to be the fastest growing on earth, with 2008 marking its fifth consecutive year of double-digit expansion. Also growing are concerns that China's success is coming with a tremendous cost to the global environment. Yet a new trend is emerging in the world's most populous nationa movement toward a greener knowledge-based economy that is more manageable and ecologically sustainable.     

Author Name :Jing Luo

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Understanding Economic Growth

Modern economies have undergone a dramatic change. There has been a shift from large scale material manufacturing to the design and application of new technology with R&D and human capital. The new information age has introduced significant productivity gains through increasing returns and learning by doing, which has challenged the traditional growth models based on competitive market structures. Institutions outside the traditional markets and the genetic principle of survival of the fittest have dominated the current theory of industry growth.This book coordinates and integrates the two strands of economic growth and development: the endogenous theory of growth and the extra-market models of evolutionary economics dominated by innovation efficiency. It presents this new paradigm in terms of both theory and historical experiences. The book addresses the role of innovations and human capital, the impact of information technology, the role of institutions as mechanisms of evolutionary economies and the experiences of Asian growth miracles, and will be of interest to readers in economics and political science concerned with economic growth and development.     

Author Name :Jati Sengupta

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Green Economics

The world as we know it needs a new economics. Climate change, financial crisis and out-of-control globalizationall the major problems facing the world have their root in the dominant economic system.Green economics offers an alternative to mainstream economics, which views society and the ecosystem as subsets of the wider, limitless global economy. Starting with the recognition of planetary limits and an understanding of the importance of using resources wisely, green economics views the economy as nested within society, which itself as part of the greater ecosystem.This highly readable introduction explains the axioms of green economics including views on taxation, welfare, money, economic development and work through the work of its inspirational figures including Schumacher, Robertson and Douthwaite. It also explores the contributions and insights of schools of thought critical of the dominant neo-classical economic paradigm, including ecofeminism, views from the global South, and the perspective of indigenous peoples. Examples of effective green policies that are already being implemented across the world are presented, as well as policy prescriptions for issues including economic measurement, localization, citizens income, taxation and trade.     

Author Name :Molly Scott Cato

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Financial Policy and Central Banking in Japan

Japan's financial institutions and policy underwent remarkable change in the past decade. The country began the 1990s with a heavily regulated financial system managed by an unchallenged Ministry of Finance and ended the decade with a Big Bang financial market reform, a complete restructuring of its regulatory financial institutions, and an independent central bank. These reforms have taken place amid recession and rising unemployment, collapsing asset prices, a looming banking crisis, and the lowest interest rates in the industrial world. This book analyzes how the bank-dominated financial system--a key element of the oft-heralded "Japanese economic model"--broke down in the 1990s and spawned sweeping reforms. It documents the sources of the Japanese economic stagnation of the 1990s, the causes of the financial crisis, the slow and initially limited policy response to banking problems, and the reform program that followed. It also evaluates the new financial structure and reforms at the Bank of Japan in light of the challenges facing the Japanese economy. These challenges range from conducting monetary policy in a zero-interest rate environment characterized by a "liquidity trap" to managing consolidation in the Japanese banking sector against the backdrop of increasing international competition.     

Author Name :Thomas F. Cargill,Michael M. Hutchison,Takatoshi Ito

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Handbook of Natural Resource and Energy

The Handbook of Natural Resource and Energy Economics examines the current theory, and samples current application methods for natural resource and energy economics. This third volume of the Handbook deals primarily with non-renewable resources. It analyzes the economics of energy and minerals, and includes chapters on the economics of environmental policy. The Handbook provides a definitive source, reference, and teaching supplement for use by professional researchers and advanced graduate students. The surveys summarize not only received results but also newer developments from recent journal articles and discussion papers.     

Author Name :A.V. Kneese, J. Sweeney

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Issues in Economic Thought

As it is well known, the present is rooted in the past. For this reason by studying the past, we can better understand not only some basic principles of the ideas proposed by modern economics, but also some make some recommendations to meet future economic problems of society. A huge literature has been developed on the theories and approaches of the most eminent economists. However, there is not much literature analysing contributions different from English-language on several concrete topics. For this reason, this book tries to cover this gap. In this sense, three aspects are considered: the contributions of Italian authors, Smithsonian approaches on education, growth and moral aspects, and, finally, some modern contributions.     

Author Name :Miguel-angel Galindo Martin, Cristina Nardi Spiller

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Emerging Capital Markets in Turmoi

Since the mid-1990s, emerging market economies have been hit by dramatic highs and lows: lifted by large capital inflows, then plunged into chaos by constrained credit and out-of-control exchange rates. The conventional wisdom about such crises is strongly influenced by the experience of advanced economies. In Emerging Capital Markets in Turmoil, Guillermo Calvo examines these issues instead from the perspective of emerging market economies themselves, taking into account the limitations and vulnerabilities these economies confront. A succession of crisesMexico in 1994-5, East Asia in 1997, Russia in 1998, and Argentina in 2001prompted an urgent search in economic policy circles for cogent explanations. Calvo begins by laying the groundwork for a new approach to these issues. In the theoretical chapters that follow, he argues that financial crisis theory regarding emerging markets has progressed from focusing on such variables as fiscal deficits, debt sustainability, and real currency devaluation to stressing the role of the financial sectoremphasizing stocks rather than flows as well as the role credibility plays in containing financial crises. He then returns to a more empirical analysis and focuses on exchange-rate issues, considering the advantages and disadvantages of flexible exchange rates for emerging market economies. Coming after a decade of ongoing crises, Calvo's timely reassessment of the importance of external factors in making emerging market economies safer from financial turmoil offers important policy lessons for dealing with inevitable future episodes of financial crises.     

Author Name :Guillermo A. Calvo

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Revolution Economics and Religion

This book is about the intellectual defense against the French Revolution and all "radical" ideas that was developed after Malthus' pioneering Essay on Population was published in 1798. A political economy was developed in the years following which, combined with Anglican theology, was able to discover a middle ground between ultra-Toryism and radical reform. Certain ideas fundamental to modern economics also emerged as a by-product. Professor Waterman's main purpose is to complete the story of the "intellectual repulse of the Revolution" by describing this ideological alliance of political economy and Christian theology. In doing so he supplies the "missing piece of the jigsaw" in early nineteenth-century English intellectual history.     

Author Name :A. M. C. Waterman

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Economic Policy and Technological Performance

The papers in this volume represent a wide ranging contribution to the debate about the impact of technological change on economic and social welfare. Generally aimed at the non-specialist, the papers cover both the experience and application of policy as well as providing in-depth discussions of the rationale for intervention in the process of technological change.     

Author Name :Partha Dasgupta, Paul Stoneman

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Urban Economic Theory

This book examines the economic reasons why people choose to live where they live and develops, through analysis of the bid rent function, a unified theory of urban land use and city size. The first part of the book explicates the basic theory of urban land use and optimal city size. Residential location behavior of households is examined in a microeconomic framework and equilibrium and optimal patterns of residential land use are discussed. The corresponding equilibrium and optimal city sizes are studied in a variety of contexts. Part Two extends the classical theories of von Thunen and Alonso with the addition of externality factors such as local public goods, crowding and congestion, and racial prejudice. The rigorous mathematical approach and theoretical treatment of the material make Urban Economic Theory of interest to researchers in urban economics, location theory, urban geography, and urban planning.     

Author Name :Masahisa Fujita

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Intermediate Microeconomics

Unrivaled in its unique combination of analytical rigor and accessibility, Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach has garnered one of the broadest adoption lists in the market. Now appearing in its Sixth Edition, Professor Varian's hallmark text is better than ever, featuring new treatments of game theory and competitive strategy, and a variety of new illustrative examples. Modern, authoritative, and above all crafted by an outstanding teacher and scholar, Intermediate Microeconomics, Sixth Edition will expand your students' analytic powers and strengthen their understanding of microeconomics.     

Author Name :Hal R. Varian

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The East Asian Miracle

The extraordinary growth enjoyed over the last several decades by many East Asian countries has amounted to nothing less than an economic miracle. Employing unorthodox policies, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand have all produced dramatic results with far-reaching improvements in human welfare and income distribution, leading many to ask whether a similar achievement can be duplicated elsewhere.Written for the nonspecialist, this World Bank Policy Research Report--the first in an important new series--discusses in detail the means by which these high-performing Asian economies (HPAEs) realized their staggering success between 1965 and 1990. Examining how these countries stabilized their economies with sound development programs that led to fast growth, the book also shows how they shared the new prosperity by making income distribution more equitable.     

Author Name :The World Bank

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Economics for an Imperfect World

Throughout Joseph Stiglitz's long and distinguished career in economics, the focus has been on the real world, with all of its imperfections. His 2001 Nobel Prize recognized his pioneering research in imperfect information; his work in other areas, including macroeconomics, public economics, and development economics, has been just as influential. This volume, a collection of essays written to mark Stiglitz's sixtieth birthday, reflects the wide-ranging influence of "Stiglitzian" economics. The many distinguished contributors are his teachers, students, and coauthors; their participation testifies to the personal and professional impact of Joseph Stiglitz's contributions to contemporary economic thought.     

Author Name :Richard Arnott, Bruce Greenwald, Ravi Kanbur, and Barry Nalebuf

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Sustaining Domestic Budget Deficits in Open

Farrokh Langdana makes an important contribution to the understanding of this complex area by presenting a consistent economic framework for analyzing the effects and implications of large bond-financed deficits. He uses an open-economy rational expectations model to explore to what extent governments can simply CCCC"roll-overCCCC" debt by issuing more bonds without any help from the monetary authority and examines the impact of foreign capital on the sustainability of domestic budget deficits, the behavior of exchange rates, and the possible effects of fiscal and monetary policies. This model is placed in the context of the major economic orthodoxies and their competing stances, and also of the American monetary history from Truman to Reagan and the crash of 1987.     

Author Name :Farrokh Langdana

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The Elusive Quest for Growth

Since the end of World War II, economists have tried to figure out how poor countries in the tropics could attain standards of living approaching those of countries in Europe and North America. Attempted remedies have included providing foreign aid, investing in machines, fostering education, controlling population growth, and making aid loans as well as forgiving those loans on condition of reforms. None of these solutions has delivered as promised. The problem is not the failure of economics, William Easterly argues, but the failure to apply economic principles to practical policy work. In this book Easterly shows how these solutions all violate the basic principle of economics, that people--private individuals and businesses, government officials, even aid donors--respond to incentives. Easterly first discusses the importance of growth. He then analyzes the development solutions that have failed. Finally, he suggests alternative approaches to the problem. Written in an accessible, at times irreverent, style, Easterlys book combines modern growth theory with anecdotes from his fieldwork for the World Bank.     

Author Name :William R. Easterly

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Testing Macroeconometric Models

In this book Ray Fair expounds powerful techniques for estimating and analyzing macroeconometric models. He takes advantage of the remarkable decrease in computational costs that has occurred since the early 1980s by implementing such sophisticated techniques as stochastic simulation. Testing Macroeconometric Models also incorporates the assumption of rational expectations in the estimation, solution, and testing of the models. And it presents the latest versions of Fair's models of the economies of the United States and other countries. After estimating and testing the U.S. model, Fair analyzes its properties, including those relevant to economic policymakers: the optimal monetary policy instrument, the effect of a government spending reduction on the government deficit, whether monetary policy is becoming less effective over time, and the sensitivity of policy effects to the assumption of rational expectations. Ray Fair has conducted research on structural macroeconometric models for more than twenty years. With interest increasing in the area, this book will be an essential reference for macroeconomists.     

Author Name :Ray Fair

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The New Economy and Macroeconomic Stability

This ground-breaking book utilizes a neo-modern perspective drawing on complexity theory to advance the study of the stability and dynamic behaviour of economic systems. Togati utilizes the Calvino labels to identify new empirical evidence, and examines the implications for global stability based on New Classical Macroeconomics and Keynsian theory.The analysis developed in this book has important practical and policy implications for the New Economy, making this book essential reading for students, academics and practitioners in this field.     

Author Name :Teodoro Dario Togati

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Principles of Macroeconometric Modeling

The present volume retains the original structure of "Lectures on Microeconomic Theory" and takes up principles of constructing dynamic macroeconometric models and their use in economic analyses and forecasting, while introducing many updates, revisions and extensions. The description of the econometric methodology has been limited to specific applications of time series analysis, and the title has been changed to "Principles of Macroeconometric Modeling".The first four chapters discuss the principles of specifying equations of structural macromodels, covering both developed marked economies, transition economies and world-wide models. The remaining chapters cover some major issues in the use of macromodels. The point of departure is model simulation, especially of the prevailing non-linear models, which is followed by model validation. The analysis of model dynamics covers economic fluctuations and the relevant implications of non-stationarity. The use of macromodels in policy analysis is presented next; it includes multiplier analysis and scenario simulations. The monograph ends up with forecasting being a special case of simulation analysis.     

Author Name :L.R. Klein,W. Welfe,A. Welfe

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Chinas Economic Policy Impact on the United States

Since the initiation of economic reforms in 1979, China has become one of the world's fastest-growing economies. From 1979 to 2007 China's real gross domestic product (GDP) grew at an average annual rate of 9.8%. Real GDP grew 11.4% in 2007 (the fastest annual growth since 1994). While China is expected to continue to enjoy rapid economic growth in the years ahead and could become the world's largest economy within a decade or so, it faces a number of challenges, including widespread corruption, an inefficient banking system, over-dependence on exports and fixed investment for growth, pollution, widening income disparities, and growing inflationary pressures. The Chinese government has indicated that it intends, over the coming years, to create a 'harmonious society' that would promote more balanced economic growth and address a number of economic and social issues. Trade and foreign investment continues to play a major role in China's booming economy. From 2004 to 2007, the value of total Chinese merchandise trade nearly doubled. In 2007, China's exports (at $1,218 billion) exceeded U.S. exports (1,162 billion) for the first time. China's imports were $956 billion and its trade surplus was $262 billion (a historic high). Well over half of China's trade is conducted by foreign firms operating in China. The combination of large trade surpluses, foreign direct investment flows, and large-scale purchases of foreign currency have helped make China the world's largest holder of foreign exchange reserves at $1.5 trillion at the end 2007. China's economy continues to be a concern to many U.S. policymakers. On the one hand, U.S. consumers, exporters, and investors have greatly benefited from China's rapid economic and trade growth. On the other hand, the surge in Chinese exports to the United States has put competitive pressures on various U.S. industries. Many U.S. policymakers have argued that China often does not play by the rules when it comes to trade and they have called for greater efforts to pressure China to fully implement its World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments and to change various economic policies deemed harmful to U.S. economic interests, such as its currency policy, its use of subsidies to support state-owned firms, trade and investment barriers to U.S. goods and services, and failure to ensure the safety of its exports to the United States. Concerns have also been raised over China's rising demand for energy and raw materials, its impact on world prices for such commodities, increased pollution levels, and efforts China has made to invest in energy and raw materials around the world, including countries (such as Iran, North Korea, and Sudan) where the United States has political and human rights concerns. This book provides an overview of China's economic development, challenges China faces to maintain growth, and the implications of China's rise as a major economic power for the United States.     

Author Name :Mary Jo Devaland

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Handbook of Computational Economics

The aim of the Handbooks in Economics series is to produce Handbooks for various branches of economics, each of which is a definitive source, reference, and teaching supplement for use by professional researchers and advanced graduate students. Each Handbook provides self-contained surveys of the current state of a branch of economics in the form of chapters prepared by leading specialists on various aspects of this branch of economics. These surveys summarize not only received results but also newer developments, from recent journal articles and discussion papers. Some original material is also included, but the main goal is to provide comprehensive and accessible surveys. The Handbooks are intended to provide not only useful reference volumes for professional collections but also possible supplementary readings for advanced courses for graduate students in economics.     

Author Name :Leigh Tesfatsion and Kenneth L. Judd

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China s Automotive Modernization

As a window for understanding the relationship between globalization and the state's pursuit of national industrial development, this book examines how and why the Chinese government succeeded in leveraging China's international competitive advantages to modernize the country's automotive industry from 1978 to 2001.     

Author Name :Gregory T. Chin

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Decentering International Relations

Decentering International Relations seeks to actively confront, resist, and rewrite International Relations (IR), a heavily politicized field that is deeply centered in the North/West and privileges certain perspectives, pedagogies, and practices. Is it possible to break the chain of signifiers that always leads IR studies back to the US and its European allies?Through engagement with a variety of theories (ranging beyond the usual mainstream versus critical/alternative binary), conversations with scholars, activists, and students, and consultation of IR syllabi and conference proceedings, the authors invite the reader to participate in an accessible yet provocative experiment to decenter the North/West when we learn, study and do IR. In particular, they examine how the pressing issues of human rights, globalization, peace and security, and indigeneity are simultaneously normative inventions meant to sustain particular power structures and sites for insurgent and subversive attempts to live IR at the margins.     

Author Name :Meghana Nayak, Eric Selbin

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The Spatial Economy

A superb volume on the new economics of geography by three pioneers in the field. This lucid, elegant book is a must for any graduate course in urban economics     

Author Name :Masahisa Fujita,Paul Krugman,Anthony J. Venables

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Experimental and Behavioral Economics

The first three chapters provide a fresh look at some of the classical issues in experimental economics. These papers provide novel insights into psychology in ultimatum games, the impact of social interaction on learning, and communication in coordination games. The next two chapters look at how experiments can illuminate our understanding of what determines trust. These papers examine how monitoring within an organization influences trust, as well as examining how individual political ideologies are related to an individual's level of trust. The final two chapters show how experiments can be fruitfully applied to vertical relationships and auction design, two of the most important areas in contemporary contract theory.     

Author Name :John Morgan

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The Regionalization of the World Economy

Regional economic arrangements such as free trade areas (FTAs), customs unions, and currency blocs, have become increasingly prevalent in the world economy. Both pervasive and controversial, regionalization has some economists optimistic about the opportunities it creates and others fearful that it may corrupt fragile efforts to encourage global free trade. Including both empirical and theoretical studies, this volume addresses several important questions: Why do countries adopt FTAs and other regional trading arrangements? To what extent have existing regional arrangements actually affected patterns of trade? What are the welfare effects of such arrangements? Several chapters explore the economic effects of regional arrangements on patterns of trade, either on price differentials or via the gravity model on bilateral trade flows. In addition, this book examines the theoretical foundation of the gravity model. Making extensive use of the gravity model of bilateral trade, several chapters explore the economic effects of regional arrangements. In addition, this book examines the theoretical foundation of the gravity model.     

Author Name :Jeffrey A. Frankel

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The Origins of International Economic Disorder

The book begins with an overview of the British gold standard and its gradual breakdown during the interwar period. This sets the stage for the main subject: the history of the monetary order underlying the multilateral free-trade system promoted and managed by the United States. The analysis rests on a distinction between a closed economy, where trade imbalances can be corrected by the imposition of quotas and tariffs, and an open one, where the only way to overcome an imbalance is either to encourage exports by lowering the value of the national currency (devaluation) or to discourage imports by allowing domestic economic activity to stagnate (deflation). Block suggests that while the closed economy is more favorable to the working classes, the open one is sought by those with money to invest, i.e. the capitalists. What the book actually studies is the historical effort by a surplus exporter, the postwar United States, to provide the credit required by its trading partners, essentially the Western European nations and Japan, to continue purchasing its goods and thus sustain its industrial expansion. To do this meant successfully foreclosing the trend toward domestically oriented industrial production (or national capitalism) recommended by J.M Keynes as a pathway toward full employment. Here is Blocks thesis in a nutshell: The traditional Cold War perspective obscures the fact that both before and after the intensification of the Cold War, the struggle to prevent the emergence of national capitalism in Western Europe was central to U.S. foreign policy.     

Author Name :Fred Block

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Managing Weather and Climate Risks in Agriculture

In many parts of the world, weather and climate are one of the biggest production risks and uncertainty factors impacting on agricultural systems performance and management. Both structural and non-structural measures can be used to reduce the impacts of the variability (including extremes) of climate resources on crop production. While the structural measures include strategies such as irrigation, water harvesting, windbreaks etc., the non-structural measures include use of seasonal to interannual climate forecasts, improved application of medium-range weather forecasts and crop insurance. This book based on an International Workshop held in New Delhi, India should be of interest to all organizations and agencies interested in improved risk management in agriculture.     

Author Name :Mannava V.K. Sivakumar,Raymond P. Motha

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The Law and Economics of Corporate Governance

In this timely book, the law and economics of corporate governance is approached from a range of angles. This study reveals that perspectives are changing: they differ between the economic and the legal standpoint; they vary across countries; they evolve over time. A group of leading scholars offer their views - some provide fresh empirical evidence on existing theories and others attempt to develop new theoretical insights based on empirical puzzles. They all analyse the economics of corporate governance with a view to how it should, or should not, be regulated. Economic analysis of law proves to be the common language for understanding corporate governance on both sides of the Atlantic.The law and economics approach is applied to topical issues in the international debate, such as the harmonization of company laws; regulatory competition; determinants of separation of ownership and control; enforcement of investor protection; and the political economy of corporate governance.     

Author Name :Alessio M. Pacces

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The Last Economic Superpower

A marked shift has occurred in the tone and assumptions surrounding our national fortune. Nowhere is this better seen than in the second generation of books dealing with Americas financial crisis, particularly Joseph P. QuinlansThe Last Economic Superpower.The global economy, designed by Western powers with the United States as lead architect, is in the process of reconfiguration. The 2008 global financial crisis has terminated Americas reign as sole economic superpower and opened up important new spheres of influence to developing nationsDoes this signal the retreat of globalization as we know it? Has an economic cold war already begun? Will the West ever exert the kind of control and influence it enjoyed just a few short years ago? InThe Last Economic Superpower, Joseph P. Quinlan, a Wall Street veteran and expert on global economic affairs, addresses these questions and many others.     

Author Name :Joseph P. Quinlan

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China and the U.S.

This book compares the People's Republic of China's (PRC) and U.S. projections of global influence, with an emphasis on non-coercive means or 'soft power', and suggests ways to think about U.S. foreign policy options in light of China's emergence. The global public images of the two countries are compared in this book and PRC and U.S. uses of soft power tools are described, such as public diplomacy, state diplomacy, and foreign assistance. Other forms of soft power such as military diplomacy, global trade and investment, and sovereign wealth funds are also examined. Furthermore, this book analyses PRC and U.S. diplomatic and economic activities in five developing regions - Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.     


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China India and the International Economic Order

Written from the perspectives of international economic law and comparative law, this examination of the roles of China and India in the new world economy examines issues relating to trade, investment, governance and law and development.     

Author Name :Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah, Jiangyu Wang

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International Business Finance

This textbook introduces students to the fundamental workings of business and finance in the global economy. It brings clarity and focus to the complexities of the field and demonstrates the key linkages between the foreign exchange markets and world money markets.     

Author Name :Michael Connolly

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The Handbook of Personal Wealth Management

The Handbook of Personal Wealth Management, now updated for a fourth edition, offers authoritative, jargon-free advice on how to structure personal and business-related finances. It covers a range of aspects of personal wealth management, including: bonds, equities, and hedge funds; venture capital trusts; portfolio planning; engaged philanthropy; pensions and investment in real estate; and taxation issues and tax-efficient investment. The text also contains valuable analysis of the many less-conventional investment assets on the market, all offering diversity of choice for the serious investor. These include property investment in the UK and overseas, forestry, colored diamonds and diamond exploration, art and antiques, racehorse ownership, fine wines and business angel investing. The Handbook of Personal Wealth Management will help ensure financial peace of mind for anyone with the capital to be an investor.     

Author Name :Jonathan Reuvid

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International Migration

This study offers a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of global patterns of international migration and the policies employed to manage the flows. It shows that international migration is not rooted in poverty or rapid population growth, but in the expansion and consolidation of global markets. The insertion of non-market societies into global networks of trade unleashes structural transformations that displace people to create migrants. Globalization also creates infrastructures of transportation, communication, and social networks to put developed societies within reach.     

Author Name :Massey and Taylor

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Economic Co-Operation in the Gulf

With global concerns over rising oil prices, this book examines the major issues facing the economies of the Arab Gulf today, covering all six of the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council (AGCC) states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.     

Author Name :Badr El Din A. Ibrahim

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Methods for Applied Macroeconomic Research

The last twenty years have witnessed tremendous advances in the mathematical, statistical, and computational tools available to applied macroeconomists. This rapidly evolving field has redefined how researchers test models and validate theories. Yet until now there has been no textbook that unites the latest methods and bridges the divide between theoretical and applied work. Fabio Canova brings together dynamic equilibrium theory, data analysis, and advanced econometric and computational methods to provide the first comprehensive set of techniques for use by academic economists as well as professional macroeconomists in banking and finance, industry, and government. This graduate-level textbook is for readers knowledgeable in modern macroeconomic theory, econometrics, and computational programming using RATS, MATLAB, or Gauss. Inevitably a modern treatment of such a complex topic requires a quantitative perspective, a solid dynamic theory background, and the development of empirical and numerical methods--which is where Canova's book differs from typical graduate textbooks in macroeconomics and econometrics. Rather than list a series of estimators and their properties, Canova starts from a class of DSGE models, finds an approximate linear representation for the decision rules, and describes methods needed to estimate their parameters, examining their fit to the data. The book is complete with numerous examples and exercises. Today's economic analysts need a strong foundation in both theory and application. Methods for Applied Macroeconomic Research offers the essential tools for the next generation of macroeconomists.     

Author Name :Fabio Canova

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Behavioral Finance and Wealth Management

Pompian is handing you the magic book, the one that reveals your behavioral flaws and shows you how to avoid them. The tricks to success are here. Read and do not stop until you are one of very few magicians.Fear and greed drive markets, as well as good and bad investment decision-making. In Behavioral Finance and Wealth Management, financial expert Michael Pompian shows you, whether you're an investor or a financial advisor, how to make better investment decisions by employing behavioral finance research. Pompian takes a practical approach to the science of behavioral finance and puts it to use in the real world. He reveals 20 of the most prominent individual investor biases and helps you properly modify your asset allocation decisions based on the latest research on behavioral anomalies of individual investors.     

Author Name :Michael M. Pompian

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Wealth Management Planning

This book addresses the major UK tax issues affecting wealth management planning for both the UK domiciled and non-UK domiciled individual.It explains, with worked practical examples, the principles underpinning the three main taxes: income tax; capital gains tax; and inheritance tax.     

Author Name :Malcolm James Finney

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Global Private Banking and Wealth Management

Wealth management is one of the areas in which banks and other personal financial services players are investing heavily. But the market is changing fast. Going forward, players therefore need to adapt their strategies to the new realities: what worked in the past will not, for the most part, be appropriate in the future. This unique book, written by a former McKinsey consultant, offers an up-to-date, detailed, practical understanding of this exciting area of financial services.     

Author Name :David Maude

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Macroeconomic Theory and Macroeconomic Pedagogy

This book aims to showcase and advance recent debates over the extent to which undergraduate macroeconomics teaching models adequately reflect the latest developments in the field. It contains 16 essays on topics including the 3-equation New Consensus model, extensions and alternatives to this model, and endogenous money and finance.     

Author Name :Giuseppe Fontana and Mark Setterfield

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Macroeconomics: Principles and Applications

Because issues of policy and real applications are critical to the principles of economics course, acclaimed economists Hall and Lieberman have made the fourth edition of MACROECONOMICS: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS as current as today's headlines, giving students a real-world, up-to-the-minute overview that presents economics as a unified discipline. Taking a no-nonsense, policy approach to economic theory and application, this comprehensive text is very accessible, equipping readers with a solid foundation in economics that they can build upon wherever their career paths may lead. A wealth of interactive online exercises, graphing applications, and research opportunities give students hands-on experience working with current economic issues. Hall and Lieberman's careful focus on core theoretical ideas and systematic application of theoretical tools to timely, practical questions conveys the message that economics is an integrated, powerful body of knowledge that can effectively address domestic and global issues.     

Author Name :Robert E. Hall

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Macroeconomics: Principles and Applications

Because issues of policy and real applications are critical to the principles of economics course, acclaimed economists Hall and Lieberman have made the fourth edition of MACROECONOMICS: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS as current as today's headlines, giving students a real-world, up-to-the-minute overview that presents economics as a unified discipline. Taking a no-nonsense, policy approach to economic theory and application, this comprehensive text is very accessible, equipping readers with a solid foundation in economics that they can build upon wherever their career paths may lead. A wealth of interactive online exercises, graphing applications, and research opportunities give students hands-on experience working with current economic issues. Hall and Lieberman's careful focus on core theoretical ideas and systematic application of theoretical tools to timely, practical questions conveys the message that economics is an integrated, powerful body of knowledge that can effectively address domestic and global issues.     

Author Name :Robert E. Hall

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Economics is global and the Eighth Edition of MACROECONOMICS maintains the hallmarks of the Boyes/Melvin series--accessible writing, strong pedagogy, and integration of global economic issues--while faithfully presenting the latest thinking of economists on important macroeconomic phenomena. The authors have carefully integrated their popular pedagogy, cutting-edge teaching and learning technology, and a full range of supplements to create a complete program that clearly illustrates the connections between key macroeconomic principles and real-world business practices. The text has also been thoroughly updated with recent data and extensive coverage of important current issues, such as the economic effects of the war in Iraq, the 2008 financial crisis, and China's emergence as an economic power. In addition, MACROECONOMICS, Eighth Edition, pres an in-depth exploration of one of today's most significant issues--globalization--and its impact on economic growth and poverty, including a comparison of international standards of living and Global Business Insight features that illustrate macroeconomic concepts with examples from around the world.     

Author Name :William Boyes

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The New Japanese Woman

Presenting a vivid social history of the new woman who emerged in Japanese culture between the world wars, The New Japanese Woman shows how images of modern women burst into Japanese life in the midst of the urbanization, growth of the middle class, and explosion of consumerism resulting from the postwar economic boom, particularly in the 1920s. Barbara Sato analyzes the icons that came to represent the new urban femininitythe modern girl, the housewife, and the professional working woman. She describes how these images portrayed in the media shaped and were shaped by womens desires. Although the figures of the modern woman by no means represented all Japanese women, they did challenge the myth of a fixed definition of femininityparticularly the stereotype emphasizing gentleness and meeknessand generate a new set of possibilities for middle-class women within the context of consumer culture.     

Author Name :Barbara Sato

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Jay Bolter and Richard Grusin see through new media, seeing through in every sense of that phrase: staying with it, seeing with it, and most of all looking past it, both forward and back. They provide a language for what we feel almost as a haptic irritation. Their `double logic of remediation' provides a double dose of good sense and visionary calm, of sound scholarship and philosophic speculation.     

Author Name :J. David Bolter, Richard Grusin

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Direct Action

Anthropologist David Graeber undertakes the first detailed ethnographic study of the global justice movement. The case study at the center of Direct Action is the organizing and events that led to the one of the most dramatic and militant mass protests in recent yearsagainst the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City. Written in a clear, accessible style (with a minimum of academic jargon), this study brings readers behind the scenes of a movement that has changed the terms of debate about world power relations. From informal conversations in coffee shops to large spokescouncil planning meetings and tear gas-drenched street actions, Graeber paints a vivid and fascinating picture.     

Author Name :David Graeber

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Economics Appilication

Because issues of policy and real applications are critical to the principles of economics course, acclaimed economists Hall and Lieberman have made the latest edition of their cutting-edge text as current as today's headlines, giving students a real-world, up-to-the-minute overview that presents economics as a unified discipline. Taking a no-nonsense, policy approach to economic theory and application, this comprehensive text is very accessible, equipping readers with a solid foundation in economics that they can build upon wherever their career paths may lead. A wealth of interactive online exercises, graphing applications, and research opportunities give students hands-on experience working with current economic issues. Hall and Lieberman's careful focus on core theoretical ideas and systematic application of theoretical tools to timely, practical questions conveys the message that economics is an integrated, powerful body of knowledge that can effectively address domestic and global issues.     

Author Name :Robert E. Hall, Marc Lieberman

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Microeconomics A Modern Approach

Economics is a living science--and you can make a contribution. Dr. Schotter's new MICROECONOMICS: A MODERN APPROACH shows you how to go beyond studying theory and effectively apply what you learn to your future studies, career, and life. Professor Schotter believes the future of teaching microeconomics will be heavily connected with the use of experimental tools. As a result, MICROECONOMICS is built on an experimental economics framework that emphasizes game theory, strategic analysis, and organization of the firm, without skimping on traditional topics like consumer choice, production and markets. Each chapter and section builds upon a unifying theme of how economic institutions develop to solve problems that arise in a society. Concepts are presented within the context of a society that starts out in a primitive state of nature and gradually develops the characteristics and institutions of a modern economy. Illustrating various points of view, the text also helps you sharpen your critical thinking skills as it presents theories as well as their deficiencies. Applying intermediate economics to everyday life, MICROECONOMICS: A MODERN APPROACH is a text that will further your core foundation for studying economics.     

Author Name :Andrew Schotter

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International Economics

Renowned researchers Paul Krugman and Maurice Obstfeld set the standard for international economics courses with the text that remains the market leader in the U.S. and around the world. International Economics: Theory and Policy is a proven approach in which each half of the book leads with an intuitive introduction to theory and follows with self-contained chapters to cover key policy applications. The Eighth Edition integrates the latest research, data, and policy in hot topics such as outsourcing, economic geography, trade and environment, financial derivatives, the subprime crisis, and China's exchange rate policies.     

Author Name :Paul R. Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld

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Microeconomics Behavior, Institutions, and Evolution

Sam Bowles reminds the student from the first page to the last that microeconomic theory is an attempt to understand economic institutions in order to inspire us to improve the world. This book may be a turning point in bringing economics back to its real political economic roots.     

Author Name :Samuel Bowles

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Macroeconomic Theory and Its Failings

This innovative book focuses on the current global financial crisis and the inadequacies of the economic theories being used to guide policy. In so doing, it tackles the economic theories that have been used firstly to understand its causes and thereafter to contain the damage it has brought.     

Author Name :Steven Kates

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Exploring Macroeconomics

EXPLORING MACROECONOMICS, Fifth Edition, was designed specifically to promote macroeconomic literacy and help readers appreciate how macroeconomics affects their everyday lives. This engaging book combines innovative learning tools, a visually appealing design, and captivating content to help readers easily absorb information and master key concepts.     

Author Name :Robert L. Sexton

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Classical Macroeconomics

The Great Depression and Keynes's definition of economic concepts made it difficult for modern economists to appreciate the classical insights. This book clarifies the classical explanations to resolve the continuing disputes.     

Author Name :James C.W. Ahiakpor

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Principles of Macroeconomics

With its clear and engaging writing style, PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS, 5E, continues to be one of the most popular books on economics available today. Mankiw emphasizes material that you're likely to find interesting about the economy (particularly if you're studying economics for the first time), including real-life scenarios, useful facts, and the many ways economic concepts play a role in the decisions you make every day.     

Author Name :N. Gregory Mankiw

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Imagining Internationalism in American and British Labor

Vividly capturing a moment in history when American and British unions seemed about to join with their Soviet counterparts to create a world unified by its workers, this wide-ranging study uncovers the social, cultural, and ideological currents that generated worldwide support among workers for a union international as well as the pull of national interests that ultimately subverted it. In a striking departure from the conventional wisdom, Victor Silverman argues that the ideology of the cold war was essentially imposed from above and came into conflict with the attitudes workers developed about internationalism.This work, the first to look at internationalism from the point of view of the worker, confirms at the level of social and cultural history that the postwar tensions between the Anglo-Americans and the Soviets took several years to become a new orthodoxy. Silverman demonstrates that for millions of trade unionists in dozens of countries the Cold War began in late 1948, rather than between 1945 and 1946, as generally recorded by diplomatic historians. Tracing the faultlines between politics and ideals and between national and class allegiances, Silverman shows how the vision of an international working-class recovery was ultimately discredited and the cold war set inexorably in motion.     

Author Name :Victor Silverman

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The Impact of Globalization on the World's Poor

While the economic opportunities offered by globalization can be large, a question is often raised as to whether the actual distribution of gains is fair, in particular, whether the poor benefit less than proportionately from globalization and could under some circumstances be hurt by it. This book examines the various channels and transmission mechanisms, such as greater openness to trade and foreign investment, economic growth, effects on income distribution, technology transfer and labour migration through which the process of globalization affects different dimensions of poverty in the developing world.     

Author Name :Machiko Nissanke and Erik Thorbecke

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International Finance in Emerging Markets

The book "International Finance in Emerging Markets" reviews contemporary issues in international monetary and financial economics in an emerging financial market using the example of Thailand. The book adopts the elements of new welfare economics and asymmetric information paradigms in analyzing those issues including financial liberalization, crisis, exchange rate determination, and domestic capital market reform. The book suggests for the first time a normative social approach for addressing the contemporary issues in international monetary and financial economics. It provides an example of cutting edge research in international finance and monetary economics within a welfare economics framework. It also suggests some policy implications of the welfare economic analysis of international financial issues in an emerging market.     

Author Name :Songporn Hansanti, Sardar M. N. Islam, Peter Sheehan

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A Beginner's Guide To The World Economy

In the past decade of rapid change in the world economy, Randy Charles Epping'sBeginners Guide to the World Economyhas been the most reliable tool for keeping track of what's happening. The third edition updates the information in previous editions and explains many new concepts.What is the new economy? What is globalization? Is the euro the final seal on European Union? How is e-commerce transforming our world beyond economics? What is virtual money, and does it have real value? How do social concerns and societal ills (drugs, poverty, AIDS, endangered natural resources) play a part in the rapidly changing world economy. What are multinationals, and do they signal the end of nationalism? These and many other pertinent issues are concisely addressed in the most accessible primer for those who want to be economically literate (and who doesn't?).     


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