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The Economics of Geographical Indications

by Daniela Benavente

This book seeks to contribute to an understanding of the role played by international trade law in shaping economic outcomes from a theoretical perspective. The focus is on geographical indications (GI), an...


The Political Economy of Sovereign Default

by Sebastian Hohmann

What do self-interested governments’ needs to maintain loyal groups of supporters imply for sovereign incentives to repay debt? Many sovereign defaults have occurred at relatively low levels of debt, while...


The Negotiations of a Tax Agreement between Switzerland and Germany

by Misha Nagelmackers-Voinov

This ePaper analyses the negotiations of an agreement on tax cooperation between Switzerland and Germany in 2012. The paper looks at the importance of the balance of power and reveals how domestic constraints...


Trade-Related Investment Measures: Theory and Applications

by Chi-Chur Chao & Eden S H Yu

This unique book makes a contribution to the deeper understanding of various trade-related investment measures (TRIMs). The issues have been largely inspired by the use of trade policies on foreign investment...


Labor, Class Formation, and China's Informationized Policy of Economic Development

by Yu Hong

In Labor, Class Formation, and China's Informationized Policy of Economic Development, Yu Hong examines crucial connections between the evolving political economy of information and communications technology...


Asian Models of Entrepreneurship - From the Indian Union and Nepal to the Japanese Archipelago: Context, Policy and Practice

by Leo-Paul Dana

In this book, Leo-Paul Dana makes it clear that much can be learnt about the nature of entrepreneurial activity when we delve into the unique characteristics of different nations of South Asia, South-east Asia...


Financial Systems at the Crossroads: Lessons for China

by Wing Thye Woo, Yingli Pan, Jeffrey D Sachs & Junhui Qian

Financial Systems at the Crossroads: Lessons for China is written by leading financial experts to study the causes of financial disasters internationally. The research team is drawn from the global research...


The Social Value of the Financial Sector: Too Big to Fail or Just Too Big?

by Viral V Acharya, Thorsten Beck, DOUGLAS D EVANOFF & George G Kaufman et al.

As a result of the recent financial crisis, there has been significant public debate on the role of the financial sector in bringing about the “Great Depression.” More generally, there has been debate about...


Priorities and Pathways in Services Reform â¿¿ Part II: Political Economy Studies

by Christopher Findlay

Services markets remain highly regulated and international trade and investment is restricted. Previous works have identified the scope for significant gains from trade, yet those results are often debated and...


Offshore Financial Centers and Regulatory Competition

by Andrew P. Morriss, Richard K. Gordon, Anna Manasco Dionne & Craig M. Boise et al.

In Offshore Financial Centers and Regulatory Competition, a group of leading international law and finance experts argues that offshore jurisdictions have become key players in corporate finance and captive...


Terms of Trade: Glossary of International Economics

by Alan V Deardorff

Have you ever wondered what a term in international economics means? This useful reference book offers a glossary of terms in both international trade and international finance, with emphasis on economic issues....


Economic Growth and Income Disparity in BRIC: Theory and Empirical Evidence

by Monica Das & Sandwip Kumar Das

The recent interest in the development processes of BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) has been triggered by their high growth performance, but their political and social backgrounds are entirely...


The China Dream and the China Path

by Tianyong Zhou

Since its reform and opening up, China has experienced unprecedented social and economic development. It is important to understand the biggest and fastest growing economy's policy and strategy. As a key director...


Competitiveness Analysis and Development Strategies for 33 Indonesian Provinces

by Khee Giap Tan, MULYA AMRI, Linda Low & Kong Yam Tan

Indonesia is on the cusp of transformative take-off, poised to become a major economic power not just in Asia, but also on the global-stage. This book is a pioneering attempt in comprehensively assessing all...


Saris on Scooters: How Microcredit Is Changing Village India

by Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos & Mary Ellen Iskenderian

Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos uses her talent for investigative reporting to take us into the poorest villages in India. Women who live there make astute use of microcredit to break the cycle of poverty. After witnessing...


The Global Economy in Transition: Debt and Resource Scarcities

by Jørgen Ørstrøm Møller

This book is a collection of essays written by Ambassador, Professor Jørgen Ørstrøm Møller from the middle of 2009 to end of 2012, commenting on global economic and political events, which reflect Moeller's...


Priorities and Pathways in Services Reform â¿¿ Part I: Quantitative Studies

by Philippa Dee

This book presents a state-of-the-art evaluation of the benefits and costs of behind-the-border services reform. It introduces new, second-generation methods for quantifying regulatory barriers and applies those...


Regional Development and Economic Growth in China

by Yanrui Wu

China has enjoyed unprecedented high economic growth for three decades. This growth has however been unbalanced and has led to some serious consequences which Chinese policy makers are now trying to rectify....


Global Financial Crisis and Challenges for China

by Mu Yang & Michael Siam Heng Heng

The book analyzes the nature of Chinese economy which enables it to go through the financial tsunami pretty unscathed. It discusses the stimulus package designed by the Chinese government to keep the economy...


Economic Freedom: Lessons of Hong Kong

by Kui-Wai Li

Hong Kong has been one of the fastest growing East Asian economies since the end of the Second World War. The adoption and practice of economic freedom have been major pillars in its economic success. Indeed,...