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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...


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...


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...


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 BRIC Road to Growth

by Jim O'Neill

The idea that Brazil, Russia, India and China (the "BRICs") are the rising stars of the world economy is now widely accepted. However, the "old" developed nations have not adjusted to the new world order as...


Vietnam in the Global Economy: The Dynamics of Integration, Decentralization, and Contested Politics

by Thomas Jandl

This book describes in a game-theoretical approach how the development success story Vietnam managed to keep rent seeking in check sufficiently to attract record numbers of foreign investors and exhibit strong...


Social Security Policy in Hong Kong: From British Colony to China's Special Administrative Region

by Chak Kwan Chan

Social Security Policy in Hong Kong: From British Colony to Special Administrative Region of China, by Chak Kwan Chan, is the first book which systematically examines Hong Kong's social security policies across...


First Principles of Islamic Economics

by Sayyid Abul A'la Mawdudi

A collection of major writings on Islamic economics by one of the leading Muslim intellectuals of the twentieth century.


Fortune Favors the Bold

by Lester C. Thurow

Bestselling author and renowned economist Lester Thurow argues forcefully that globalization is not a done deal and we must seize the moment now if we are to create a new global economy in which all can prosper....


Swap: How Trade Works

by Philip I. Levy & Claude Barfield

A concise introduction to the principles of world economics, Swap is an easy-to-understand resource for a general audience. This brief, practical volume covers the principles of specialization, comparative advantage,...


The Debt Threat

by Noreena Hertz

Noreena Hertz, one of the world's leading experts on economic globalization, looks at the history of third-world debt and its crippling effects on people in developing countries.

Drawing from her impressive debt-relief...


Imperial Canada Inc.: Legal Haven of Choice for the World's Mining Industries

by Alain Deneault & William Sacher

Asks (and answers) the simple question: why is Canada home to more than 70% of the world’s mining companies?


China and East Asia's Post-Crises Community: A Region in Flux

by Wei Liang & Faizullah Khilji

China and East Asia’s Post-Crises Community: A Region in Flux, by Wei Liang and Faizullah Khilji, explores how an East Asian community is taking shape as a result of China’s emergence as a global economic...


Policy and Economic Performance in Divided Korea during the Cold War Era: 1945-91

by Nicholas Eberstadt

In Policy and Economic Performance in Divided Korea during the Cold War Era: 1945-91, Eberstadt presents an impressive compilation of hard-to-find comparative data on economic performance for the Democratic...


Awkward Embrace: The United States and China in the 21st Century

by Daniel Blumenthal & Phillip Swagel

In Awkward Embrace, Phillip Swagel applies his experience at the Treasury Department to show the reader why America’s economic relationship with China has been a beneficial one and details what needs to happen...


Rwanda, Inc.

by Patricia Crisafulli & Andrea Redmond

Eighteen years after the genocide that made Rwanda international news, but left it all but abandoned by the West, the country has achieved a miraculous turnaround. Rising out of the complete devastation of a...


Government Size and Implications for Economic Growth

by Andreas Bergh & Magnus Henrekson

Government Size and Economic Growth concludes that, in every case, economic freedom is a crucial determinant of economic growth_suggesting that government intervention in the marketplace may be the wrong approach...


A Primer on Macroeconomics, Second Edition, Volume II

by Thomas M. Beveridge

This two-volume text represents a common sense approach to basic macroeconomics. Economics, far from being the dismal science, offers us valuable lessons that can be applied to our everyday experiences.

At its...