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Notebooks from China (and much more)

by Alberto Forchielli & Romeo Orlandi

A careful look at what is happening in the vast Asian continent made up from two authoritative observers of that world to give us, in real time, a picture of what is about to happen and what direction is taking...


Global Economic Issues and Policies

by Joseph P. Daniels & David D. VanHoose

This introduction to all aspects of international economics, public policy, business, and finance is the clearest guide available to the economics of the world we live in. Written in a highly engaging style,...


The Rural Economy and the British Countryside

by Paul Allanson & Martin Whitby

Mention of the British countryside commonly evokes visions of pastoral contentment; but the nature of rural Britain has changed dramatically since 1945. The declining importance of farming as a source of income...


Ecotaxation

by Timothy O'Riordan

Ecotaxation covers two distinct ideas. To date, it has largely been associated with the 'polluter pays' principle, in the form of correctional charges imposed on activities which have a demonstrably damaging...


The Leading Indicators: A Short History of the Numbers That Rule Our World

by Zachary Karabell

How did we come by the “leading indicators” we place such stock in? We allocate trillions of dollars and make public policy and personal decisions based upon them, but what do they really tell us?

“The...


Getting Incentives Right: Improving Torts, Contracts, and Restitution

by Robert D. Cooter & Ariel Porat

Lawyers, judges, and scholars have long debated whether incentives in tort, contract, and restitution law effectively promote the welfare of society. If these incentives were ideal, tort law would reduce the...


The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility

by Gregory Clark

How much of our fate is tied to the status of our parents and grandparents? How much does this influence our children? More than we wish to believe. While it has been argued that rigid class structures have...


GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History

by Diane Coyle

Why did the size of the U.S. economy increase by 3 percent on one day in mid-2013—or Ghana’s balloon by 60 percent overnight in 2010? Why did the U.K. financial industry show its fastest expansion ever at...


Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit

by Charles W. Calomiris & Stephen H. Haber

Why are banking systems unstable in so many countries--but not in others? The United States has had twelve systemic banking crises since 1840, while Canada has had none. The banking systems of Mexico and Brazil...


Assessing Bias and Accuracy in the World Bank-IMF's Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries

by Andrew Berg & Enrico Berkes

The World Bank and the IMF have adopted a debt sustainability framework (DSF) to evaluate the risk of debt distress in Low Income Countries (LICs). At the core of the DSF are empirically-based thresholds for...


The Open Society and Its Enemies in East Asia: The Relevance of the Popperian Framework

by Gregory G. C. Moore

The ideas contained in Karl Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies-one of the most important tracts in political philosophy in the twentieth century-are relevant to anyone seeking to understand the recent...


Management and Neoliberalism: Connecting Policies and Practices

by Alexander Styhre

After the financial collapse of 2008 and the bailing out of banks in the US and the UK, the long-term viability of the neoliberal doctrine has come under new scrutiny. The elimination of regulatory control,...


Concepts of Capital: The Commodification of Social Life

by Jacek Tittenbrun

This book offers a critical analysis of the concept of “capital” and how it has been applied across a wide range of social sciences. Using the term “capital” in such instances as “human...


Cambridge International AS and A Level Economics Revision Guide

by Terry Cook

Get your best grades with this Cambridge International AS and A Level Economics Revision Guide. - Manage your own revision with step-by-step support from experienced examiner Terry Cook - Maintain an appropriate...


Exchange Rates and Global Financial Policies

by Paul De Grauwe

Exchange Rates and Global Financial Policies brings together research and work done by world-class economist Paul De Grauwe over the past two decades. Drawing inspiration from behavioural finance literature,...


Finance and Development, March 2014

by International Monetary Fund. Exte Dept.

For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterly...


Turning Point: End of the Growth Paradigm

by Robert Ayres

This text discusses the current basis of economic growth, concluding that it is is failing to deliver, and is actually harming our prospects for future security. Further arguments propose a possible long-term...


The Upside of Down: Why the Rise of the Rest is Good for the West

by Charles Kenny

America is in decline, and the rise of the East suggests a bleak future for the world’s only superpower – so goes the conventional wisdom. But what if the traditional measures of national status are no longer...


Anglican Confirmation: 1662-1820

by Phillip Tovey

Drawing on new developments of the study of visitation returns and episcopal life and on primary research in historical records, Anglican Confirmation goes behind the traditional Tractarian interpretations to...


Counting on Marilyn Waring: New Advances in Feminist Economics

by Margunn Bjornhold & Ailsa McKay

This edited volume maps new advances in theories and prac- tices in feminist economics and the valuation of women, care and nature since Marilyn Waring's 1988 groundbreaking cri- tique of the system of national...