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Double Standard: Social Policy in Europe and the United States

by James W. Russell

The second edition of Double Standard analyzes how and why social policy and welfare states evolved differently in Western Europe and the United States. Exploring common social problems—from poverty to family...


Dynamics of Local Governance in China During the Reform Era

by CHY/LENG (EDS)

Since the Chinese economic reform was realized in the early 1990s, a significant revolution has been launched socially, economically, and politically in China. At present, China is an indispensable actor in...


The Fair Trade Scandal: Marketing Poverty to Benefit the Rich

The Fair Trade Scandal: Marketing Poverty to Benefit the Rich

The Floating World: Issues in International Trade Theory

by Wilfred J Ethier

In The Floating World, Emeritus Professor of Economics Wilfred Ethier collates 22 papers that delve deep into the study on International Trade Theory. These papers are grouped into six distinct sections. Each...


The Floating World: Issues in International Trade Theory

by Wilfred J Ethier

In The Floating World, Emeritus Professor of Economics Wilfred Ethier collates 22 papers that delve deep into the study on International Trade Theory. These papers are grouped into six distinct sections. Each...


The Next Economic Disaster: Why It's Coming and How to Avoid It

by Richard Vague

In this illuminating and provocative work, Richard Vague argues that the rapid expansion of private debt—rather than public spending—is what constrains economic growth and triggers economic calamities like...


Shakedown: The Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer

by Steven Malanga

As their infatuation with President Obama fades, millions of Americans anxiously ask, Is this the change we were waiting for? The current administration represents change, for sure, Steven Malanga argues - a...


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...


The Economics of Enough: How to Run the Economy as If the Future Matters

by Diane Coyle

The world's leading economies are facing not just one but many crises. The financial meltdown may not be over, climate change threatens major global disruption, economic inequality has reached extremes not seen...


Ireland: Report on Observance of Standards and Codes (Rosc)

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...


Ireland: Detailed Assessment of Observance of Iosco Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation

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...


Republic of Croatia: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; And Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

KEY ISSUES Reviving Growth. Croatia remains stuck in an unusually drawn out recession, with real GDP contracting for the 5th consecutive year in 2013. Domestic demand is depressed as corporations and households...


Mali: Technical Assistance Report-Audit of the Expenditure Chain

by International Monetary Fund. Fisc Dept.

PREFACE In response to a request from the Minister of Economy and Finance, an IMF Fiscal Affairs Department mission visited Bamako from January 7 to 21, 2014 in order to: (1) describe the expenditure chain by...


Welfare Warriors: The Welfare Rights Movement in the United States

by Premilla Nadasen

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Capitalism 3.0: A Guide to Reclaiming the Commons

by Peter Barnes

The commons - those creations of nature and society we inherit together and must preserve for our children - is under siege. Our current version of capitalism - the corporate, globalized version 2.0 - is rapidly...


an Côte d'Ivoire: Second Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria

by International Monetary Fund. Afri 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...


Reinventing Development: Aid Reform and Technologies of Governance in Ghana

by Lord Mawuko-Yevugah

This book shows how the new architecture of aid has important implications in three distinct but related ways: the discursive construction and production of post-colonial societies; the changing focus of Western...


Guaranteed to Fail: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Debacle of Mortgage Finance

by Viral V. Acharya, Matthew Richardson & Stijn van Nieuwerburgh

The financial collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2008 led to one of the most sweeping government interventions in private financial markets in history. The bailout has already cost American taxpayers...


Peddling Protectionism: Smoot-Hawley and the Great Depression

by Douglas A. Irwin

The Smoot-Hawley tariff of 1930, which raised U.S. duties on hundreds of imported goods to record levels, is America's most infamous trade law. It is often associated with--and sometimes blamed for--the onset...