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The End of Normal: The Great Crisis and the Future of Growth

by James K. Galbraith

The years since the Great Crisis of 2008 have seen slow growth, high unemployment, falling home values, chronic deficits, a deepening disaster in Europe—and a stale argument between two false solutions, “austerity”...


From the Pit to the Market: Politics and the Diamond Economy in Sierra Leone

by Diane Frost

Diamonds have played an important role in the political economy of Sierra Leone, as was highlighted by the use of 'conflict' or 'blood' diamonds in the decade-long civil war. Conflict diamonds were used not...


The Inequality Hoax

by James Piereson

The controversy over inequality has gathered steam with the publication of Thomas Piketty’s new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, a dense work of economic history that documents the rise of income...


Capitalism, Socialism, Ecology

by Andre Gorz & Chris Turner

In this major new book, Andre Gorz expands on the political implications of his prescient and influential Paths to Paradise and Critique of Economic Reason. Against the background of technological developments...


The Assault on Social Policy

by William Roth & Susan Peters

A number of groups have intensified their attack on social policy over the past ten years, and this revised textbook reflects these developments, along with new research on the hotly contested policy areas of...


With Liberty and Dividends for All: How to Save Our Middle Class When Jobs Don't Pay Enough

by Peter Barnes

Peter Barnes argues that because of globalization, automation, and winner-take-all capitalism, there won't be enough high-paying jobs to sustain America's middle class in the future. Therefore, to survive economically,...


The Political Economy of Brazil: Public Policies in an Era of Transition

by Lawrence Graham & Robert H. Wilson

The transition from authoritarian to democratic government in Brazil unleashed profound changes in government and society that cannot be adequately understood from any single theoretical perspective. The great...


The Analysis of Competition Policy and Sectoral Regulation

by Martin Peitz & Yossi Spiegel

This volume contains a selection of papers that were presented at the CRESSE Conferences held in Chania, Crete, from July 6th to 8th, 2012, and in Corfu from July 5th to 7th, 2013. The chapters address current...


Guinea : Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility, and Financing Assurances Review-Staff Report; Press Releas

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Economic activity remained weak in early 2014. Activity was impacted by an outbreak of the Ebola virus since late 2013, but lagging structural reforms, energy shortages, and political uncertainty...


Republic of Kazakhstan : 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release

by International Monetary Fund. Midd Dept.

KEY ISSUES Context: Solid growth in recent years, supported by high oil prices and output, has boosted living standards. This year, the economy is slowing down, in large part because of weaker domestic and external...


Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: Purpose, Critique, Implementation Status and Policy Issues

by DOUGLAS D EVANOFF & William F Moeller

In this volume, what are thought to be some of the more important aspects of the Dodd–Frank Act are discussed from a number of perspectives, including that of industry scholars who have been actively involved...


Lebanon : Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund. Midd Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Writing Resistance: The Rhetorical Imagination of Hindi Dalit Literature

by Laura R. Brueck

Writing Resistance is the first close study of the growing body of contemporary Hindi-language Dalit (low caste) literature in India. The Dalit literary movement has had an immense sociopolitical and literary...


United States: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release

by International Monetary Fund. West Dept.

Focus. The 2014 Article IV Consultation focused on five broad themes to strengthen the recovery and improve the long-term outlook: raising productivity growth and labor force participation, confronting poverty,...


The Politics of International Political Economy

by Vassilis K. Fouskas

This timely book will explain, via a number of thematic and case studies, that international economics is not an independent terrain of economic activity reproducing itself throughout history, but a complex...


The Constitution of Liberty

by F.A. Hayek

Working after the war, Hayek's writing was very much against the tide of mainstream Keynesian economic thought. But in the 1970s and 1980s - the eras of Thatcherism and Reaganomics - he was championed as a prophet...


Cameroon: 2014 Article IV Consultation

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

KEY ISSUES Context. Cameroon’s macroeconomic outlook and risks have deteriorated slightly since the Article IV consultation in 2013. Economic activity has remained strong and inflation subdued, but the fiscal...


People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region:Financial Sector Assessment Program-IOSCO Objectives and Principles of Securities R

by International Monetary Fund. Department

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Grenada: 2014 Article IV Consultation and Request for an Extended Credit Facility Arrangement-Staff Report; And Press Release

by International Monetary Fund. West Dept.

This 2014 Article IV Consultation highlights that Grenada’s economy continues to face significant headwinds after a decade of natural disasters and economic shocks coalesced into a deep economic crisis by...


Understanding the Political Economy of the Arab Uprisings

by Ishac Diwan

For the millions of citizens in the Arab World who came together in 2010–2011 to discover their common yearning for dignity and liberty, the real revolutions only began after the wave of protests. Understanding...