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Real and Financial Vulnerabilities from Crossborder Banking Linkages

by Kyunghun Kim & Srobona Mitra

This paper looks at the vulnerabilities stemming from banking sector linkages between countries and their macroeconomic effects. It finds that credit risks (from a banking system's claims on other countries)...


What is Behind Latin America's Declining Income Inequality?

by Evridiki Tsounta & Anayochukwu Osueke

Income inequality in Latin America has declined during the last decade, in contrast to the experience in many other emerging and developed regions. However, Latin America remains the most unequal region in the...


Evolving Patterns in Global Trade and Finance

by A01

In Evolving Patterns in Global Trade and Finance, Professor Sven W Arndt offers succinct and rigorous explanations of important developments in trade, finance and international monetary relations. Topics include...


Information Rigidities: Comparing Average and Individual Forecasts for a Large International Panel

by Jonas Dovern & Ulrich Fritsche

We study forecasts for real GDP growth using a large panel of individual forecasts from 36 advanced and emerging economies during 1989–2010. We show that the degree of information rigidity in average forecasts...


The Economics of Values-Based Organisations: An Introduction: An Introduction

by Luigino Bruni & Alessandra Smerilli

This book looks at the governance of values-based organizations (VBOs), which are organizations with a mission and identity based on ideals. Examples of VBOs include non-profit organizations, charities, NGOs,...


Quakernomics: An Ethical Capitalism

by Mike King

Combining commercial success with philanthropy and social activism, ‘Quakernomics’ offers a compelling model for corporate social responsibility in the modern world. Mike King explores the ethical capitalism...


Institutional Economics: The Changing System

by Wendell Gordon

Wendell Gordon presents the philosophy of economic institutionalism clearly and evocatively, in the tradition of the pragmatism of Peirce, James, and Dewey. In Gordon's view, the institutionalism of Veblen and...


Science and Ceremony: The Institutional Economics of C. E. Ayres

by William Patton, Jr. Culbertson, William Breit & John Kenneth Galbraith

Clarence Edwin Ayres was the leading American institutionalist economist in the post-World War II era. His innovative theories concerning the causes and significance of technological change provided the philosophical...


International Remittance Payments and the Global Economy

by Bharati Basu & James T. Bang

International Remittance Payments are described mainly as money sent by immigrants to their families and friends in their home countries. These payments provide an important source of income that is mostly used...


The State of Labour: The Global Financial Crisis and Its Impact: The Global Financial Crisis and Its Impact

by Sharit K. Bhowmik

This book analyzes the adverse effects of globalization and liberalization - acutely manifest in the increased financialization of capital and the concomitant global financial crisis of 2008-09 - on the labour...


Credit Engineering for Bankers: A Practical Guide for Bank Lending

by Morton Glantz & Johnathan Mun

More efficient credit portfolio engineering can increase the decision-making power of bankers and boost the market value of their banks. By implementing robust risk management procedures, bankers can develop...


Handbook of Financial Econometrics, Vol 1: Tools and Techniques

by Yacine Ait-Sahalia & Lars Hansen

This collection of original articles-8 years in the making-shines a bright light on recent advances in financial econometrics. From a survey of mathematical and statistical tools for understanding nonlinear...


Greek Capitalism in Crisis: Marxist Analuses: Marxist Analyses

by Stavros Mavroudeas

Despite the depth of the Greek crisis, the exorbitant burdens placed upon the working people and the massive popular resistance movement to capitalist policies, there is a definite lack of consistently Marxist...


The Economics of Just About Everything: The hidden reasons for our curious choices and surprising successes

by Andrew Leigh

A fun and illuminating book full of surprising facts and amazing insights about how the laws of economics affect our everyday lives.


Supply Shock: Economic Growth at the Crossroads and the Steady State Solution

by Brian Czech & Herman Daly

The steady state revolution– navigating the end of economic growth.


The Governance Gap: Extractive Industries, Human Rights, and the Home State Advantage

by Penelope Simons & Audrey Macklin

This book explores the persistence of the governance gap with respect to the human rights-impacting conduct of transnational extractive corporations operating in zones of weak governance.

The authors launch...


Is the Environment a Luxury?: An Inquiry Into the Relationship Between Environment and Income: An Inquiry Into the Relationship Between Environment

by Silvia Tiezzi & Chiara Martini

The purpose of this collection of essays is to shed some light on the complex relationship between environmental quality and the distribution of income. Are the preferences of the poor towards a cleaner environment...


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...


The Arrow Impossibility Theorem

by Eric Maskin, Amartya Sen & Kenneth J. Arrow

Kenneth Arrow's pathbreaking “impossibility theorem” was a watershed in the history of welfare economics, voting theory, and collective choice, demonstrating that there is no voting rule that satisfies the...


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...