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Social Security Under the Gun

by Arthur Benavie

The US public has been led to believe that Social Security is going bankrupt and that our children will be burdened with supporting the elderly unless it is reformed. Benavie will refute these arguments. While...

Irrational Exuberance

by Robert J. Shiller

In this revised, updated, and expanded edition of his New York Times bestseller, Nobel Prize–winning economist Robert Shiller, who warned of both the tech and housing bubbles, now cautions that signs of irrational...

Land: A New Paradigm for a Thriving World

by Martin Adams

What if we lived in a world where everyone had enough? A world where everyone mattered and where people lived in harmony with nature? What if the solution to our economic, social, and ecological problems was...

Integral Polity: Integrating Nature, Culture, Society and Economy

by Ronnie Lessem, Ibrahim Abouleish & Marko Pogacnik

Integral spirituality, integral philosophy and the integral age, at an overall or holistic level of consciousness, has become a strong enough idea to form the genesis of a movement over the course of the last...

The Economics of the Construction Industry

by Gerald Finkel

The American construction industry, reponsible for nearly 4% of the nation's Gross Domestic Product, directly employs over five million people and provides millions of additional support jobs in related fields....

The Rise of Big Government

by Harold G. Vatter & John F. Walker

The Rise of Big Government chronicles the phenomenal growth of local, state, and federal government over the last 100 years. The authors explain this growth by arguing that public and social acceptance of government...

The Economic Crisis in Social and Institutional Context: Theories, Policies and Exit Strategies

by Sebastiano Fadda & Pasquale Tridico

This book explores the foundations of the current economic crisis. Offering a heterodox approach to interpretation it examines the policies implemented before and during the crisis, and the main institutions...

Inside the Crystal Ball: How to Make and Use Forecasts

by Maury Harris

A practical guide to understanding economic forecasts

In Inside the Crystal Ball: How to Make and Use Forecasts, UBS Chief U.S. Economist Maury Harris helps readers improve their own forecasting abilities by...

Macroeconomic Issues Today: Alternative Approaches

by Robert B. Carson, Wade L. Thomas & Jason Hecht

Now revised and updated to reflect critical changes in economic policy since the last edition, Macroeconomic Issues Today, Eighth Edition, provides Conservative, Liberal, and Radical interpretations and solutions...

Central Counterparties:Addressing their Too Important to Fail Nature

by Froukelien Wendt

Central counterparties (CCPs) can offer significant benefits to a market. However, CCPs are also highly interconnected with financial institutions and markets and therefore too important to fail. The increased...

Identifying Constraints to Financial Inclusion and Their Impact on GDP and Inequality:A Structural Framework for Policy

by Era Dabla-Norris & Yan Ji

We develop a micro-founded general equilibrium model with heterogeneous agents to identify pertinent constraints to financial inclusion. We evaluate quantitatively the policy impacts of relaxing each of these...

IMF Lending and Banking Crises

by Luca Papi & Andrea Presbitero

This paper looks at the effects of International Monetary Fund (IMF) lending programs on banking crises in a large sample of developing countries, over the period 1970-2010. The endogeneity of the IMF intervention...

A World Trade Leading Index (WTLI)

by Karim Barhoumi & Laurent Ferrara

This paper develops a new monthly World Trade Leading Indicator (WTLI) that relies on nonparametric and parametric approaches. Compared to the CPB World Trade Monitor’s benchmark indicator for global trade...

Handbook of the Economics of International Migration, Vol 1 SET

by Barry Chiswick & Paul Miller

The economic literature on international migration interests policymakers as well as academics throughout the social sciences. These volumes, the first of a new subseries in the Handbooks in Economics, describe...

The Effects of U.S. Unconventional Monetary Policy on Asia Frontier Developing Economies

by Sohrab Rafiq

This paper explores the effect of U.S. unconventional monetary policy (QE2) on a group of frontier developing economies (FDEs) in Asia. This paper finds that spillovers emanating from the U.S. on FDEs in Asia...

Learning, Monetary Policy and Asset Prices

by Marco Airaudo & Salvatore Nisticò

We explore the stability properties of interest rate rules granting an explicit response to stock prices in a New-Keynesian DSGE model populated by Blanchard-Yaari non-Ricardian households. The constant turnover...

Credit Booms and Macroeconomic Dynamics:Stylized Facts and Lessons for Low-Income Countries

by Marco Arena & Serpil Bouza

Using a comprehensive database on bank credit, covering 135 developing countries over the period 1960–2011, we identify, document, and compare the macro-economic dynamics of credit booms across low- and middle-income...

Fiscal Transparency and the Performance of Government Financial Assets

by Mike Seiferling & Shamsuddin Tareq

Stock-flow adjustments are typically measured as the difference between changes in gross debt and deficits. These are interpreted as a proxy for unexplained fiscal discrepancies, and often associated with a...

Corporate Financing Trends and Balance Sheet Risks in Latin America

by Fabiano Rodrigues Bastos & Herman Kamil

Easy global liquidity conditions, stronger risk appetite and a retrenchment in cross-border bank lending led to a surge in emerging market firms’ bond issuance in international markets (what we term “The...

Africa and the Africans in the Nineteenth Century: A Turbulent History: A Turbulent History

by Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch & Mary Baker

Most histories seek to understand modern Africa as a troubled outcome of nineteenth century European colonialism, but that is only a small part of the story. In this celebrated book, beautifully translated from...