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Central Banks into the Breach

by Pierre L. Siklos

Central banks play an important role in the course of national economies and the global economy. Their leaders are regularly feted or vilified, their policy pronouncements highly anticipated and routinely scrutinized....


Dream Hoarders

by Richard V. Reeves

America is becoming a class-based society.

It is now conventional wisdom to focus on the wealth of the top 1 percent—especially the top 0.01 percent—and how the ultra-rich are concentrating income and prosperity...


A Comparative History of Motor Fuels Taxation, 1909–2009

by Carl-Henry Geschwind

Slowing down global warming is one of the most critical problems facing the world’s policymakers today. One favored solution is to regulate carbon consumption through taxation, including the taxation of gasoline....


Joint Stock Banking in Germany: A Study of the German Creditbanks Before and After the War

by P Barrett Whale

This classic study of German creditbanks was first published in 1930 and even now deserves its place as a fundamental text on banking in Germany. It is a valuable comparative study of one important type of financial...


German Industry and German Industrialisation: Essays in German Economic and Business History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by Robert LEE

Originally published in 1991 this book brings together 9 essays which address a number of central issues relating to the nature of German industrialisation, including the role of foreign competition in fostering...


Managers and Management in West Germany

by Peter Lawrence

Originally published in 1980 but re-issued now with a new preface, this book looks at the German manager from a sociological viewpoint and explains why German management has been so successful and highlights...


Replacement Costs and Accounting Reform in Post-World War I Germany

by Graeme Dean, Frank Clarke & Finley Graves

Originally published in 1990, this anthology of articles from the German financial and industrial press, translated into English for this volume, discusses the socio/politico/economic background that was a...


The Causes of Industrial Disorder: A Comparison of a British and a German Factory

by Ian Maitland

Originally published in 1983, this comparative study of day-to-day industrial relations in two closely matched factories in Britain and Germany, the author examines the causes of the disorder in British manufacturing...


Social Partnership at Work: Workplace Relations in Post-Unification Germany

by Carola M. Frege

This book, originally published in 1999, provided the first comparative, in-depth analysis of workplace relations in east and west Germany. The collapse of communism and the ensuing process of reform means that...


Economic Policy-Making by Local Authorities in Britain and Western Germany

by Nevil Johnson & Allan Cochrane

Originally published in 1981 but now with a new preface, this volume provided the first detailed comparative analysis of how local authorities in the UK and W. Germany faced up to the challenge of trying to...


German Economy, 1870-1940: Issues and Trends

by Gustav Stolper

Originally published in 1940, this book remains an illuminating and forceful survey of the economic development of modern Germany. It reveals for the first time the basic trends of German business enterprise...


The Development of Trade Unionism in Great Britain and Germany, 1880-1914

by Wolfgang J. Mommsen & Hans-Gerhard Husung

This stimulating collection of essays by distinguished British, American, Australian and German scholars, originally published in 1985, offers a picture of the upsurge of New Unionism and the growth of old unions,...


Industrial Unemployment in Germany 1873-1913

by Linda A. Heilman

Originally published in 1991 this book provides a multi-faceted analysis of German unemployment between 1873 and 1913. It can also be read as an example of social scientific historiography during the fourth...


Ricardo and International Trade

by Shigeyoshi Senga, Masatomi Fujimoto & Taichi Tabuchi

David Ricardo's theories have been widely studied and discussed, including the prominent theory on comparative advantage. Ricardo and International Trade looks at the ongoing renaissance of the Ricardian international...


Happy as a Dane: 10 Secrets of the Happiest People in the World

by Malene Rydahl

This international bestseller shows why the Danes are happy and how we can be, too.

For decades Denmark has ranked at the top of the world’s happiness surveys. How is it that these 5.6 million Danes are so...


The Political Economy of Special Economic Zones: Concentrating Economic Development

by Lotta Moberg

Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have become a popular development policy throughout the world over the last half a century. These zones form designated areas where governments offer businesses lower taxes, tariffs,...


3 Types of Economies. Market, Planning, and Mixed: SHORT STORY # 54.  Nonfiction series #1- # 60

by Alla P. Gakuba

There are 3 types of economies: market, planning, and mixed.  The story gave definitions and introduced advantages and disadvantages of each type of economy.

The author lived under all 3 types of economies:...


Global Capitalism in Disarray

The Natural System of Political Economy

by Friedrich List & W. O. Henderson

The importance of this book, translated for the first time in 1983, lies not so much in List's advocacy of the fiscal policy of protection as in the relatively new doctrines that he put forward. He discussed...


Industrial Fluctuations

by A. C. Pigou

Rejecting the idea of an equilibrium business cycle, this book, originally published in 1927, studies those industrial fluctuations which extend over short spans of years: cyclical fluctuations. The causes of...