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Was Stalin Really Necessary?: Some Problems of Soviet Economic Policy

by Alec Nove

First published in 1964, Was Stalin Really Necessary? is a thought-provoking work which deals with many aspects of the Soviet political economy, planning problems and statistics. Professor Nove starts with an...


Becoming the Arsenal: The American Industrial Mobilization for World War II, 1938-1942

by Michael G. Carew

This book discusses government and private sector roles in American economy. Focusing on the mobilization of American economy against the threat of Axis ascendancy in Word War II, Carew places the mobilization...


Paper Money Collapse: The Folly of Elastic Money

by Detlev S. Schlichter & Thomas Mayer

Explore the inevitable collapse of the fiat monetary system

Paper Money Collapse: The Folly of Elastic Money, Second Edition challenges the mainstream consensus on money and monetary policy. While it is today...


Global Food-Price Shocks and Poor People: Themes and Case Studies

by Marc J. Cohen & Melinda Smale

This book examines the effects of high and volatile food prices during 2007-08 on low-income farmers and consumers in developing, transition, and industrialized countries. Previous studies of this crisis have...


Technological Change and Network Effects in Growth Regimes: Exploring the Microfoundations of Economic Growth

by Torsten Heinrich

In this new volume it is argued that network effects are much more common than usually assumed, and that they have a profound impact on many aspects of economic systems, especially technological change and economic...


The Economics of Agricultural Development: World Food Systems and Resource Use

by George W. Norton, Jeffrey Alwang & William A. Masters

Persistent problems with poverty, rapid population growth and malnutrition in many developing countries are among the most serious issues facing the world today. This book examines the causes, severity and effects...


Corporate Strategies in Recession and Recovery: Social Structure and Strategic Choice: Social Structure and Strategic Choice

by Richard Whittington

First published in 1989, this book is based on detailed comparative case studies of eight firms' responses to the recession of the early 1980s, the worst crisis for British manufacturing in the post-war period....


Speculation

by José A. Scheinkman, Kenneth J. Arrow & Patrick Bolton

The history of financial markets is full of moments in which asset prices inflate far beyond their intrinsic value. These events are commonly called bubbles, and in this book, José A. Scheinkman and other top...


Regional Economics

by Roberta Capello

The book is a textbook in regional economics for undergraduate and graduate students.

A vast amount of theories and models have been developed since the official recognition of regional economics as a distinct...


Inequality in Living Standards since 1980: Income Tells Only a Small Part of the Story

by Orazio P. Attanasio

Studies of wage and income inequality among U.S. citizens over the past thirty years have engendered the common wisdom that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. But is it really that...


Boom and Bust: Financial Cycles and Human Prosperity

by Alex J. Pollock

In Understanding Financial Crises, Alex J. Pollock explains that while economic downturns can be frightening and difficult, people living in free markets economies today enjoy greater health and longevity, have...


Hard Times: The Divisive Toll of the Economic Slump

by Tom Clark & Anthony Heath

2008 was a watershed year for global finance. The banking system was eventually pulled back from the brink, but the world was saddled with the worst slump since the 1930s Depression, and millions were left unemployed....


The End of the World as We Know It?: Crisis, Resistance, and the Age of Austerity

by Deric Shannon

Neither austerity nor reform will save us. Real alternatives mean real change.


Escaping Oz

by Jim Mosquera

The financial shocks to our economy left the public dazed and confused. How could this happen? Can't the Federal Government and the Federal Reserve fix this? Who is responsible for this mess? What can I do to...


The Real Crash

by Peter Schiff & Peter D. Schiff

You might be thinking everything’s okay: the stock market is on the rise, jobs are growing, the worst of it is over.

You’d be wrong.

In The Real Crash, New York Times bestselling author Peter D. Schiff argues...


Asian Financial Integration: Impacts of the Global Crisis and Options for Regional Policies

by Yiping Huang & Shiro Armstrong

In the wake of the global financial crisis, Asia is leading the global recovery with strong economic growth. However, this book argues that, in the coming years, the region will need to play a much more active...


The Tragedy of the European Union: Disintegration or Revival?

by George Soros & Gregor Schmitz

The European Union could soon be a thing of the past. Xenophobia is rampant and commonly reflected in elections across the continent. Great Britain may hold a referendum on whether to abandon the union altogether....


Escaping Oz

by Jim Mosquera

The financial shocks to our economy left the public dazed and confused. How could this happen? Can't the Federal Government and the Federal Reserve fix this? Who is responsible for this mess? What can I do to...


Silent Looms: Women and Production in a Guatemalan Town

by Tracy Bachrach Ehlers & June Nash

Based on new fieldwork in 1997, Tracy Bachrach Ehlers has updated her classic study of the effects of economic development on the women weavers of San Pedro Sacatepéquez. Revisiting many of the women she interviewed...


Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalization

by Gordon Brown

The international financial crisis that has held our global economy in its grip for too long still seems to be in full stride. Former British Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown believes...