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The World Economy through the Lens of the United Nations

by Jose Antonio Ocampo, Anis Chowdhury & Diana Alarcón

This edited volume documents the intellectual influence of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) through its flagship publication, the World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)...

The Germany Illusion

by Marcel Fratzscher

Europe is in a period of transition and there is great uncertainty about its direction. No country plays a greater role in influencing Europe's future path than Germany, which is either seen as overbearing or...

What Makes a Terrorist

by Alan B. Krueger

Why we need to think more like economists to successfully combat terrorism

If we are to correctly assess the root causes of terrorism and successfully address the threat, we must think more like economists do....

Liberalism in Illiberal States

by Mark I. Vail

After the end of the Cold War, liberalism emerged as the world's dominant political-economic ideology, and economic liberalism seemed to have achieved global hegemony. In Liberalism in Illiberal States, Mark...

Basics First

by Sema Dube & Manu Dube

Basics First introduces an innovative way of thinking about money. Sema and Manu Dube argue that we do away with regulations, allow people to travel wherever they want and trade freely. Simple enough, but trade...

Economic Development of Emerging East Asia

by Frank S.T. Hsiao & Mei-Chu Wang Hsiao

This unique book provides comparative economic studies of Taiwan and Korea, and compares them mostly with Japan and the United States and finds that, in terms of the real GDP per capita in PPP, these emerging...

Clean Brexit

by Liam Halligan & Gerard Lyons

In this optimistic and inclusive guide, Sunday Telegraph columnist Liam Halligan and renowned economic forecaster Gerard Lyons cut through the complexity and spin to offer a vision of how Britain, and the world,...

Rio 2016

by Andrew Zimbalist

A clear-eyed, critical examination of the social, political, and economic costs of hosting the 2016 summer Olympics

The selection of Rio de Janeiro as the site of the summer 2016 Olympic Games set off jubilant...

Inside the Global Economy

by Andrew Vonnegut

This comprehensive and informed text offers a practical introduction to the workings of the global economy. Drawing on his hands-on experience in international finance and economic policy, Andrew Vonnegut clearly...

Integrated Reporting

by Stefan Hannen

The introduction of Integrated Reporting (IR) is supposed to tackle shortcomings of corporate reporting that have been criticized for decades. The new reporting format intends to improve the understandability...

Social capital, migration, ethnic diversity and economic performance

by Adnan Efendic, Bojana Babic & Anna Rebmann

This interdisciplinary book brings an empirical evidence that social capital is an important building block in the reintegration processes, migration challenges and economic dynamism of the SEE communities....

Revenge of the Rich

by Austin Mitchell

Austin Mitchell's book is the first comprehensive study of the rise, fall and consequences of neoliberalism in Britain and New Zealand, the two countries which adopted the new economics most enthusiastically,...

Austerity and the Implementation of the Europe 2020 Strategy in Spain

by Javier Ramos & Esther del Campo

This book adopts a critical perspective to analyze the Europe-2020 Strategy and its effects on the transformation of the European productive and social model, particularly in Spain. The evidence provided in...

Liberalism and the Welfare State

by Roger E. Backhouse, Bradley W. Bateman, Tamotsu Nishizawa & Dieter Plehwe

The welfare state has, over the past forty years, come under increasing attack from liberals who consider comprehensive welfare provision inimical to liberalism. Yet, many of the architects of the post-World...

Digital DNA

by Peter F. Cowhey & Jonathan D. Aronson

Innovation in information and production technologies is creating benefits and disruption, profoundly altering how firms and markets perform. Digital DNA provides an in depth examination of the opportunities...

Analysing Corruption

by Professor Dan Hough

Corruption analysis has become a rigorous discipline with a broad consensus on what corruption is and a range of indicative case study analyses. This textbook introduces students to the field of corruption analysis...

Currency Conflict and Trade Policy

by C. Fred Bergsten & Joseph E. Gagnon

Conflicts over currency valuations are a recurrent feature of the modern global economy. To strengthen their international competitiveness, many countries resort to buying foreign currencies to make their exports...

Global Agriculture and the American Farmer

by Kimberly Ann Elliott

The United States is one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of a range of agricultural commodities, and the largest provider of foreign assistance, so U.S. policies have big effects on global food...

Cracking the China Conundrum

by Yukon Huang

China's rise is altering global power relations, reshaping economic debates, and commanding tremendous public attention. Despite extensive media and academic scrutiny, the conventional wisdom about China's economy...

Innovation, Complexity and Policy

by Matthias Weber

This book brings together a set of contributions that show the breadth and depth of the scientific work of Josef Fröhlich and his influence on Austrian research, technology and innovation (RTI) policy. It is...