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War and Gold: A Five-Hundred-Year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt

by Kwasi Kwarteng

The world was wild for gold. After discovering the Americas, and under pressure to defend their vast dominion, the Habsburgs of Spain promoted gold and silver exploration in the New World with ruthless urgency....


Bookends- Poverty and Public Policy: Public Letters and Private Thoughts

by Patricia Ferguson

Have you ever stopped to really think about poverty? Have you ever thought about the complexity of its construct, it being persistent and unrelenting? Can its cycles be broken by the poorest and the powerless?...


Regional Economic Outlook, April 2014: Sub-Saharan Africa: Fostering Inclusive Growth

by International Monetary Fund

The five Regional Economic Outlooks published biannually by the IMF cover Asia and Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Western Hemisphere. In each volume, recent economic...


Indispensable and Other Myths: Why the CEO Pay Experiment Failed and How to Fix It

by Michael Dorff

Prodded by economists in the 1970s, corporate directors began adding stock options and bonuses to the already-generous salaries of CEOs with hopes of boosting their companies' fortunes. Guided by largely unproven...


Rethinking Capitalist Development: Primitive Accumulation, Governmentality and Post-Colonial Capitalism

by Kalyan Sanyal

In this book, Kalyan Sanyal reviews the traditional notion of capitalism and propounds an original theory of capitalist development in the post-colonial context.

In order to substantiate his theory, concepts...


The Trouble with Europe: Why the EU Isn't Working - How it Can Be Reformed - What Could Take Its Place

by Roger Bootle

A radical look at the relevance of the European Union in modern times – for Europe and for the world.


Italy: 2013 Article IV Consultation

by International Monetary Fund. Euro 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...


South Africa: 2013 Article IV Consultation

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

South Africa has made impressive strides in economic development over the past two decades. But in recent years, lower growth has exacerbated high unemployment, inequality, and vulnerabilities. Although weak...


Trinidad and Tobago: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation

by International Monetary Fund. West Dept.

The economy is reviving. Output is poised for a modest recovery in 2013 after again registering disappointing growth in 2012. Maintenance-related outages will continue to hamper the energy sector, but the non-energy...


Jamaica: First Review Under the Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performan

by International Monetary Fund. West Dept.

Extended arrangement. On May 1, 2013, the IMF Executive Board approved a request by the Jamaican authorities for a four-year Extended Arrangement in an amount of SDR 615.38 million (225 percent of quota) with...


Ireland: Eleventh Review Under the Extended Arrangement

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

Policy implementation remains on track but recent weak GDP data point to a slower growth recovery. Real GDP declined in the first quarter, reflecting a fall in exports and weak domestic demand. Nonetheless,...


Health and Wealth Disparities in the United States

by Anupam B. Jena

Traditional measures of economic disparities among Americans of different race, gender, geographic location, and education level consider only material well-being, so that making two groups economically "equal"...


Energy Security in Japan: Challenges After Fukushima

by Vlado Vivoda

In this book Vlado Vivoda aims to examine the drastically changed environment following Fukushima the disaster, to analyse Japan's energy security challenges and evaluate Tokyo's energy policy options. By looking...


Republic of Armenia: Request for Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility; Staff Report; Press Release; And Statement by the Executive

by International Monetary Fund. Midd Dept.

KEY ISSUES Context and recent developments. Performance under the 2010–13 program, which was supported by arrangements under the Extended Fund Facility and Extended Credit Facility, was sound, with growth...


Re-mapping the Americas: Trends in Region-making

by W. Andy Knight & Julián|Ghany, Hamid Castro-Rea

The book informs academic as well as non-academic audiences about regional developments in the Americas, in particular those dating back to the last twenty years. Beyond the primary purpose of summarizing the...


The End of the World as We Know It?: Crisis, Resistance, and the Age of Austerity

by Deric Shannon

Neither austerity nor reform will save us. Real alternatives mean real change.


The Economic Theory of Fiscal Policy

by Bent Hansen

The book explores whether fiscal policies can secure full employment without inflation, one of the key questions in economics after Keynes.

Part 1, General Theory of Public Finance and Fiscal Policy, discusses...


Expenditure Tax

by Nicholas Kaldor

'This is one of those rare technical books which has an importance outside its own field' The Daily Telegraph.

'One of the most stimulating post-war books on public finance' The Guardian.

Part 1 examines the issue...


Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State

by Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader has fought for over fifty years on behalf of American citizens against the reckless influence of corporations and their government patrons on our society. Now he ramps up the fight and makes a persuasive...


Zumanomics Revisited: The Road from Mangaung to 2030

by Raymond Parsons

In the light of global and domestic developments since his 2009 publication Zumanomics, Raymond Parsons now reassesses the economic prospects for South Africa post-Mangaung and following the 2014 general election....