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Handbook on International Political Economy

by RALPH PETTMAN

International political economy (IPE) is a highly complex discipline, drawing not only from the fields of politics and economics, but also those as varied as philosophy, history and anthropology. Now widely...


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,...


Unfinished Reforms in the Chinese Economy

by Jun Zhang

China has quickly moved into a critical point in the sense that its past performance in economic growth and development has created so many unsolved problems, and for such problems to be addressed, a better...


A New Economic Growth Engine for China: Escaping the Middle-income Trap by Not Doing More of the Same

by Wing Thye Woo & Ming Lu

This volume is a report by leading international economic experts on China's economic priorities in the coming years. From various aspects of the domestic and foreign situation, China has now reached a critical...


Asian Economic Systems

by Steven Rosefielde

Asian Economic Systems provides readers with a crisp analytic framework, concepts and narrative highlighting contemporary Asia's systemic diversity. The framework facilitates insightful comparison with the western...


Social Security's Investment Shortfall: $8 Trillion Plus - and The Way Forward: Plus How the US Government's Financial Deficit Reporting = 64 Madoffs

by Nils H Hakansson

The aim of this book is to document, on a solid and convincing foundation, two public policy mistakes of the United States Government that have been extremely costly. First, the failure to combine stocks with...


China and East Asia: After the Wall Street Crisis

by Peng Er Lam & Yaqing QIN

This book examines the need for greater East Asian cooperation and the challenges to this grand endeavor. With differing national outlooks, how can East Asia preserve peace, prosperity and stability amidst geopolitical...


Goh Keng Swee on China: Selected Essays

by Yongnian Zheng & John Wong

Touted as one of the main engineers of Singapore's economic growth, Dr Goh's collection of writings and speeches seek to shed light on the various challenges that China faced in the early 90s. His arguments...


Managing Indonesia's Transformation: An Oral History

by GINANDJAR KARTASASMITA

Managing Indonesia's Transformation: An Oral History is an account of Ginandjar Kartasasmita's career in the Indonesian government, both under President Suharto and in the post-Suharto era. Based on all the...


Maestro: Greenspan's Fed and the American Boom

by Bob Woodward

In eight Tuesdays each year, Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan convenes a small committee to set the short-term interest rate that can move through the American and world economies like an electric jolt....


Engineering a Financial Bloodbath: How Sub-Prime Securitization Destroyed the Legitimacy of Financial Capitalism

by Justin O'Brien

In July 2007, the then chief executive of Citigroup, Charles Prince, captured the hubris of a market dangerously addicted to debt: “When the music stops, in terms of liquidity, things will be complicated....


Financing Human Development in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

by Rob Vos & Marco V. S¿nchez

How much would poor nations need to invest to eliminate poverty, get all children in school and provide adequate basic health care for all? Can they afford it? Financing Human Development in Africa, Asia and...


Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer--and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class

by Jacob S. Hacker & Paul Pierson

A groundbreaking work that identifies the real culprit behind one of the great economic crimes of our time— the growing inequality of incomes between the vast majority of Americans and the richest of the rich....


The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too

by James Galbraith

The cult of the free market has dominated economic policy-talk since the Reagan revolution of nearly thirty years ago. Tax cuts and small government, monetarism, balanced budgets, deregulation, and free trade...


Profiting Without Producing: How Finance Exploits Us All

by Costas Lapavitsas

Financialization is one of the most innovative concepts to emerge in the field of political economy during the last three decades, although there is no agreement on what exactly it is. Profiting Without Producing...


In Bed with Wall Street

by Larry Doyle

The Wall Street meltdown in 2008 brought the country to its knees, and spawned nationwide protests against the lack of regulation and oversight facing Wall Street. But the average American still fails to fully...


Agriculture and the Environment: Searching for Greener Pastures

by Terry L. Anderson & Bruce Yandle

The authors focus on the major environmental constraints that limit U.S. food production without necessarily improving environmental quality. Each chapter documents a specific issue, discusses the regulatory...


An Agenda for Economic Reform in Korea: International Perspectives

by Kenneth Judd & Young-Ki Lee

An Agenda for Economic Reform in Korea looks at Korea's economic problems from the perspective of the American experience with economic reforms and sheds new light on the problems of economic reform facing...


The Single Currency and European Citizenship: Unveiling the Other Side of The Coin

by Giovanni Moro

Established in 2002, the Euro is now the currency of 17 countries used by over 335 million people daily. Although the single currency is much discussed in terms of macroeconomics and global finances, policymakers...


President Ronald Reagan's Initial Actions Project

by White House Staff & Arthur B. Laffer

When Ronald Reagan took office, he was facing an economic downturn similar to the one our country is currently experiencing. Key members of Reagan’s staff prepared an Initial Actions Project, which takes every...