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New General Circulation Books – July 2019

Economic Modeling In The Post Great Recession Era : Incomplete Data, Imperfect Markets

Authors: John Silvia, [and two others].

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

Year: 2017

Subjects:ECONOMETRICS MODELS–UNITED STATES.

      Description:

Economic Modeling in the Post Great Recession Era presents a more realistic approach to modeling, using direct statistical applications to address the characteristics and trends central to current market behaviors. This book’s unique focus on the reality of today’s markets makes it an invaluable resource for students and practitioners seeking a comprehensive guide to more accurate forecasting. While most books treat the economy as if it were in a vacuum, building models around idealized or perception-biased behaviors, this book deals with the economy as it currently stands—in a state of recovery, limited by financial constraints, imperfect information, and lags and disparities in price movements. The authors identify how these characteristics impact various markets’ behaviors, and quantify those behaviors using SAS as the primary statistical tool. More…

Economics

Authors: N. Gregory Mankiw and Mark P. Taylor.

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Year: 2017

Subjects:ECONOMICS.

     Description:

Now firmly established as one of the leading economics principles texts in the UK and Europe, this exciting new fourth edition of Economics by N. Gregory Mankiw (Harvard University) and Mark P. Taylor (Washington University), has been fully updated. New topics have been added in including theories on, for example, Marxist and Feminist theories on labour giving wider context to economic issues. A new chapter on Issues in Financial markets has been added covering the financial crisis and its causes and the final chapter has been updated to reflect the post-crisis world and how theories of the cr. More…

Factors Affecting Worker Well-Being : The Impact Of Change In The Labor Market

Authors: Solomon W. Polachek and Konstantinos Tatsiramos.

Publisher: Emerald

Year: 2014

Subjects:WORK ENVIRONMENT.

       Description:

This volume puts the spotlight on worker well-being. It looks at key questions such as: How important is incentive pay in increasing worker productivity? Does monitoring productivity affect a worker’s earnings trajectory? How is the decision to retire different in two-earner families compared to one-earner families? More…

Intermediate Macroeconomics

Authors: John Silvia, [and two others].

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

Year: 2017

Subjects:ECONOMETRICS MODELS–UNITED STATES.

     Description:

Economic Modeling in the Post Great Recession Era presents a more realistic approach to modeling, using direct statistical applications to address the characteristics and trends central to current market behaviors. This book’s unique focus on the reality of today’s markets makes it an invaluable resource for students and practitioners seeking a comprehensive guide to more accurate forecasting. While most books treat the economy as if it were in a vacuum, building models around idealized or perception-biased behaviors, this book deals with the economy as it currently stands—in a state of recovery, limited by financial constraints, imperfect information, and lags and disparities in price movements. The authors identify how these characteristics impact various markets’ behaviors, and quantify those behaviors using SAS as the primary statistical tool. More…

International Money And Finance

Author: Anthony J. Makin.

Publisher:Routledge

Year: 2017

Subjects:INTERNATIONAL FINANCE.

     Description:

This textbook focuses on key international monetary and financial phenomena, exploring the determinants of exchange rates, international competitiveness, interest rates, saving, investment, international capital flows, commodity prices, the terms of trade, financial crises, foreign investment and economic growth. The text enhances understanding of international money and finance by providing background on globalisation and characteristics of the world economy, as well as detailed explanation of important international monetary variables. It then systematically develops a suite of compatible theoretical frameworks to analyse perennially important international monetary questions. More…

Investors And Exploiters In Ecology And Economics : Principles And Applications

Authors: Luc-Alain Giraldeau, Philipp Heeb, and Michael Kosfeld. .

Publisher:MIT Press

Year: 2017

Subjects:EXPLOITATION ; INVESTMENT ;COOPERATION.

     Description:

In the natural world, some agents (investors) employ strategies that provide resources, services, or information, while others (exploiters) gain advantages through these efforts. This behavior coexists and can be observed in many species and at many levels. For example, bacteria depend on the existence of biofilms to synthesize constituent proteins; cancerous cells employ angiogenesis to feed a tumor; and parents forgo vaccinating their children yet benefit from herd immunity. Two independent research traditions have developed to analyze this behavior―one couched in evolutionary theory championed by behavioral ecologists, the other in social science concepts advocated by economists. In this book experts from economics, evolutionary biology, behavioral ecology, public health, and anthropology look for commonalities in understanding and approach. More…

Macroeconomics

Authors: N. Gregory Mankiw and Mark P. Taylor..

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Year: 2017

Subjects:MACROECONOMICS.

     Description:

Now firmly established as one of the leading economics principles texts in the UK and Europe, this exciting fourth edition of Economics by N. Gregory Mankiw (Harvard University) and Mark P. Taylor (Washington University), has been fully updated. New topics have been added in including theories on, for example, Marxist and Feminist theories on labour giving wider context to economic issues. A new chapter on Issues in Financial markets has been added covering the financial crisis and its causes and the final chapter has been updated to reflect the post-crisis world and how theories of the crisis have emerged. More…

Open Economy Macroeconomics

Authors: Martin Uribe and Stephanie Schmitt-Grohae.

Publisher:Princeton University Press

Year: 2017

Subjects:ECONOMIC POLICY ; MACROECONOMICS ;POLITICAL PLANNING.

     Description:

Combining theoretical models and data in ways unimaginable just a few years ago, open economy macroeconomics has experienced enormous growth over the past several decades. This rigorous and self-contained textbook brings graduate students, scholars, and policymakers to the research frontier and provides the tools and context necessary for new research and policy proposals.Martín Uribe and Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé factor in the discipline’s latest developments, including major theoretical advances in incorporating financial and nominal frictions into microfounded dynamic models of the open economy, the availability of macro- and microdata for emerging and developed countries, and a revolution in the tools available to simulate and estimate dynamic stochastic models. The authors begin with a canonical general equilibrium model of an open economy and then build levels of complexity through the coverage of important topics such as international business-cycle analysis, financial frictions as drivers and transmitters of business cycles and global crises, sovereign default, pecuniary externalities, involuntary unemployment, optimal macroprudential policy, and the role of nominal rigidities in shaping optimal exchange-rate policy. More…

The End Of Theory : Financial Crises, The Failure Of Economics, And The Sweep Of Human Interaction

Author: Richard Bookstaber.

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Year: 2017

Subjects:FINANCIAL CRISES– FORECASTING ; HUMAN BEHAVIOR.

     Description:

Our economy may have recovered from the Great Recession—but not our economics. In The End of Theory, Richard Bookstaber discusses why the human condition and the radical uncertainty of our world renders the standard economic model—and the theory behind it—useless for dealing with financial crises. What model should replace it? None. At least not any version we’ve been using for the past two hundred years. Instead, Bookstaber argues for a new approach called agent-based economics, one that takes as a starting point the fact that we are humans, not the optimizing automatons that standard economics assumes we are.Bookstaber’s groundbreaking paradigm promises to do a far better job at preventing crises and managing those that break out. As he explains, our varied memories and imaginations color our economic behavior in unexpected hues. Agent-based modeling embraces these nuances by avoiding the mechanistic, unrealistic structure of our current economic approach. Bookstaber tackles issues such as radical uncertainty, when circumstances take place beyond our anticipation, and emergence, when innocent, everyday interactions combine to create sudden chaos. Starting with the realization that future crises cannot be predicted by the past, he proposes an approach that recognizes the human narrative while addressing market realities. More…

The History Of Economic Ideas : Economic Thought In Contemporary Context

Author: Brandon Dupont.

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2017

Subjects:ECONOMIC HISTORY.

    Description:

Table of Contents–An overview of the history of economic ideas — The ethical foundations of economics — Property rights from Plato to the 21st century — The emergence of modern price theory — Money, lending and interest — Public finance in historical perspective — Depressing thoughts – theories of recessions and depressions — Economic growth theory in historical perspective — The history of international trade theory — Population, environmental and resource issues in historical perspective More…

New General Circulation Books – June 2019

Another Economy Is Possible : Culture And Economy In A Time Of Crisis

Editors: Manuel Castells, [and eight others].

Publisher:Polity Press

Year: 2017

Subjects:FINANCIAL CRISES.

     Description:

This book examines the blossoming of innovative new experiments in organizing work and life that emerged in the wake of the financial crisis: cooperatives, barter networks, ethical banking, community currencies, shared time banks, solidarity networks, sharing of goods, non-monetary transactions, etc., experiments that paved the way for the emergence of a sharing economy in all domains of activity oriented toward the satisfaction of human needs. Other innovations included the creation of cryptographic virtual currencies, epitomized by bitcoin, which blended a libertarian, entrepreneurial spirit with information technology to provide an alternative to standard forms of currency. On the basis of a cross-cultural analysis of alternative economic practices, this book develops an important theoretical argument: that the economy, as a human practice, is shaped by culture, and that the diversity of cultures, as revealed in a time of crisis, implies the possibility of different economies depending on the values and power relations that define economic institutions. More…

Assessing The World Trade Organization : Fit for Purpose? : World Trade Forum

Editors: Manfred Elsig and Bernard Hoekmanand Joost Pauwelyn. .

Publisher:Cambridge University Press

Year: 2017

Subjects:WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION–CONGRESSES ; INTERNATIONAL TRADE

     Description:

This book examines the blossoming of innovative new experiments in organizing work and life that emerged in the wake of the financial crisis: cooperatives, barter networks, ethical banking, community currencies, shared time banks, solidarity networks, sharing of goods, non-monetary transactions, etc., experiments that paved the way for the emergence of a sharing economy in all domains of activity oriented toward the satisfaction of human needs. Other innovations included the creation of cryptographic virtual currencies, epitomized by bitcoin, which blended a libertarian, entrepreneurial spirit with information technology to provide an alternative to standard forms of currency. On the basis of a cross-cultural analysis of alternative economic practices, this book develops an important theoretical argument: that the economy, as a human practice, is shaped by culture, and that the diversity of cultures, as revealed in a time of crisis, implies the possibility of different economies depending on the values and power relations that define economic institutions. More…

Beating the Odds : Jump-Starting Developing Countries

Editors: Justin Yifu Lin and Celestin Monga.

Publisher:Princeton University Press

Year: 2017

Subjects:ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT– DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

      Description:

Beating the Odds shows how poor countries can ignite growth without waiting for global action or the creation of ideal local conditions.Justin Yifu Lin, the former chief economist of the World Bank, and Celestin Monga, the chief economist of the African Development Bank, propose a development strategy that encourages poor countries to leap directly into the global economy by building industrial parks and export-processing zones linked to global markets. Countries can leverage these zones to attract light manufacturing from more advanced economies, as East Asian countries did in the 1960s and China did in the 1980s. By attracting foreign investment and firms, poor countries can improve their trade logistics, increase the knowledge and skills of local entrepreneurs, gain the confidence of international buyers, and gradually make local firms competitive. This strategy is already being used with great success in Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and other countries. And the strategy need not be limited to traditional manufacturing but can also include agriculture, the service sector, and other activities. More…

Cents and Sensibility : What Economics Can Learn From The Humanities

Authors: Gary Saul Morson,1948- and Morton Schapiro

Publisher:Polity Press

Year: 2017

Subjects:ECONOMICS-MORAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS ;ECONOMICS–PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS.

      Description:

Cents and Sensibility demonstrates the benefits of a freewheeling dialogue between economics and the humanities by addressing a wide range of problems drawn from the economics of higher education, the economics of the family, and the development of poor nations. It offers new insights about everything from the manipulation of college rankings to why some countries grow faster than others. At the same time, the book shows how looking at real-world problems can revitalize the study of literature itself.Economists often act as if their methods explain all human behavior. But in Cents and Sensibility, an eminent literary critic and a leading economist make the case that the humanities, especially the study of literature, offer economists ways to make their models more realistic, their predictions more accurate, and their policies more effective and just. More…

China’s Economic Statecraft : Co-Optation, Cooperation And Coercion

Author: Mingjiang Li, S.

Publisher:World Scientific Publishing

Year: 2017

Subjects:CHINA– FOREIGN ECONOMIC RELATIONS ; CHINA– ECONOMIC POLICY.

     Description:

This book aims to study China’s economic statecraft in the contemporary era in a comprehensive manner. It attempts to explore China’s approaches to using its economic, trade, investment, and financial power for the pursuit of its political, security, and strategic interests at the regional and global levels. The volume addresses three major issue areas in particular. The first issue pertains to how Beijing has used its economic clout to protect what it perceives as its “core interests” in its external relations. Three cases are included: the Taiwan issue, human rights, and territorial dispute in the South China Sea. The second major area of inquiry focuses on how China has employed its economic power in its key bilateral relations, including relations with Japan, North Korea, the United States, and other states in the East Asian region. The third issue concerns China’s economic statecraft in the global context. It addresses the impacts of China’s economic power and policy on the transformation of the global financial structure, developments in Africa, the international intellectual property rights regime, and China’s food security relations with the outside world. More…

Climate Change And Natural Disasters : Transforming Economies And Policies For A Sustainable Future

Author: Vinod Thomas.

Publisher:Transaction Publishers

Year: 2017

Subjects:CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION ; ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS.

     Description:

The start of the new millennium will be remembered for deadly climate-related disasters – the great floods in Thailand in 2011, Super Storm Sandy in the United States in 2012, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013, to name a few. In 2014, 17.5 million people were displaced by climate-related disasters, ten times more than the 1.7 million displaced by geophysical hazards. What is causing the increase in natural disasters and what effect does it have on the economy? Climate Change and Natural Disasters sends three messages: human-made factors exert a growing influence on climate-related disasters; because of the link to anthropogenic factors, there is a pressing need for climate mitigation; and prevention, including climate adaptation, ought not to be viewed as a cost to economic growth but as an investment. Ultimately, attention to climate-related disasters, arguably the most tangible manifestation of global warming, may help mobilize broader climate action. It can also be instrumental in transitioning to a path of low-carbon, green growth, improving disaster resilience, improving natural resource use, and caring for the urban environment. Vinod Thomas proposes that economic growth will become sustainable only if governments, political actors, and local communities combine natural disaster prevention and controlling climate change into national growth strategies. When considering all types of capital, particularly human capital, climate action can drive economic growth, rather than hinder it. More…

Contemporary South Korean economy: challenges and prospects

Author: Min Hhua Ching,1978-.

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing

Year: 2017

Subjects:KOREA(SOUTH)–ECONOMIC CONDITIONS–21st CENTURY.

     Description:

South Korea’s post-war economic success is a well-known story. However, its development in the past two decades is relatively less investigated. By reviewing key economic issues in South Korea’s economy today, this book offers an input to the research of contemporary South Korea, in particular the country’s economic development and its external economic relations.This book provides an analytical overview of key issues in contemporary South Korean economy. The timely and in-depth study presented in the book examines the main reasons behind South Korea’s economic slowdown in recent years, the economic and social impact following chaebol’s growing business expansion, free trade agreements with China and the United States, the development of income inequality, the ageing demography and the Korean government’s policy response to overcome the current economic difficulties. More…

Introduction To Computable General Equilibrium Models

Author: Mary E. Burfisher.

Publisher:Cambridge University Press

Year: 2016

Subjects:COMPUTABLE GENERAL EQUILIBRIUM MODELS.

      Description:

This book provides an accessible, undergraduate-level introduction to computable general equilibrium (CGE) models, a class of model that has come to play an important role in government policy decisions. The book uses a graphical approach to explain the economic theory that underlies a CGE model, and provides results from simple, small-scale CGE models to illustrate the links between theory and model outcomes. The book includes eleven guided, hands-on exercises that introduce modeling techniques that are applied to real-world economic problems. Students will learn how to integrate their separate fields of economic study into a comprehensive, general equilibrium perspective as they develop their skills as producers or consumers of CGE-based analysis.More…

Economic Geography : A Critical Introduction

Authors: Trevor J. Barnes and Brett Christophers.

Publisher:John Wiley and Sons

Year: 2018

Subjects:ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY.

      Description:

Economic Geography addresses the key theories and methods that form the basis of the discipline, and describes its “communities of practice” and relations to related fields including economics and sociology. Numerous illustrative examples explore how economic geographers examine the world and how and why the discipline takes the forms it does, demonstrating the critical value of economic geography to making sense of globalization, uneven development, money and finance, urbanization, environmental change, and industrial and technological transformation. More…

Economic Psychology

Editor: Rob Ranyard.

Publisher:British Psychological Society/John Wiley & Sons

Year: 2018

Subjects:ECONOMICS — PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS.

      Description:

Economic Psychology presents an accessible overview of contemporary economic psychology. The science of economic mental life and behavior is increasingly relevant as people are expected to take more responsibility for their household and personal economic decisions. The text will, in addition to reviewing current knowledge on each topic presented, consider the practical and policy implications for supporting economic decision making. Economic Psychology examines the central aspects of adult decision making in everyday life and includes the theories of economic decision making based on risk, value and affect, and theories of intertemporal choice. The text reviews the nature and behavioral consequences of economic mental representations about such things as material possessions, money and the economy. More…

Economics

Authors: Daron Acemoglu, David Laibson and John A.List.

Publisher:Pearson Education Limited

Year: 2019

Subjects:ECONOMICS.

       Description:

This book highlights the simplicity of economic ideas and their power to explain, predict, and improve what happens in the world. The authors want students to master the essential principles of economic analysis. They identify three key ideas that lie at the heart of the economic approach to understanding human behavior: optimization, equilibrium, and empiricism — Preface.Part I. Introduction to Economics — Part II. Foundations of microeconomics — Part III. Market structure — Part IV. Extending the microeconomics toolbox — Part V. Introduction to macroeconomics — Part VI. Long-run growth and development — Part Vii. Extending the microeconomics toolbox — Part VIII. Short-run fluctuations and macroeconomic policy — Part IX. Macroeconomics in a global economy.
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Economics For Today

Author: Irvin B. Tucker.

Publisher:Cengage Learning

Year: 2017

Subjects:ECONOMICS ;UNITED STATES– ECONOMIC CONDITIONS–2001-2009.

      Description:

Help students visualize economics in action with the most pedagogically rich, complete text on the market: Irvin Tucker’s Economics for today, Ninth Edition. This dynamic book offers a clear, engaging writing style ideal for students at all levels. Written by a national award-winning educator, Economics for today provides a unique textual and visual learning system that presents and reinforces core concepts, then immediately assesses comprehension to ensure understanding. The author highlights the latest information on economic growth, income distribution, federal deficits, environmental issues, and other economic developments while applying concepts to everyday life.–Publisher description. More…

Emerging Capital Markets And Transition In Contemporary China

Editors: Ken Morita.

Publisher:World Scientific Publishing

Year: 2017

Subjects:CAPITAL MARKET– CHINA.

     Description:

This book provides the analysis on capital markets in China, focusing attention upon (1) the bubble phenomena (whether or not a Chinese bubble really exists and might burst), (2) foreign direct investment and (3) integration, through all of which we could recognize the current situation and the future prospects of Chinese marketization. As regards to the bubble phenomena, particularly ‘early warning indicator of the bubble, this book attempts to utilize the Grubbs-Smirnov Test to discover the ‘abnormal value in several asset markets. Investigations of this book suggest that the distinctive features of the Chinese market have been significantly different from the markets of capitalist countries such as the United States and Japan. As far as Japan’s foreign direct investments in China are concerned, this book tries to reveal the Chinese characteristics on FDI phenomena with FDI-trade ratio. The analysis of this book suggests that Chinese FDI from Japan has undoubtedly revealed the distortions caused by non-economic factors, which also mean that the distinctive features of the Chinese market have been different from the markets of the United States and Japan etc. Regarding integration, this book provides the analysis on the ‘G2′ system between the United States and China (cooperation or conflict between them). The considerations of this book conclude that it might be difficult to have good cooperation between them because of significant differences between the Chinese system and the US system. More…

Energy Economics

Editors: Peter M. Schwarz.

Publisher:Routledge

Year: 2018

Subjects:ENERGY CONSUMPTION– ECONOMIC ASPECTS.

      Description:

Energy Economics outlines the fundamental issues and possible solutions to the challenges of energy production and use, and presents a framework for energy decisions based upon sound economic analysis. It considers market forces and policy goals, including economic prosperity, environmental protection, and other considerations that affect societal well-being. This book focuses on both energy choices and the impact of these choices on market performance, environmental conditions, and sustainability. The initial section covers the fundamental economic concepts for analyzing energy markets. Following this, a detailed analysis of established energy sources, specifically fossil fuels and nuclear energy, leads into consideration of energy alternatives such as renewable energy and next-generation alternatives. Electricity production and regulatory trends are covered in depth. The final section considers policy: environmental considerations, sustainability, and energy security. The concluding chapter is a comprehensive vision for our energy future. More…

Health Economics

Authors: Frank A. Sloan and Chee-Ruey Hsieh.

Publisher:The MIT Press

Year: 2016

Subjects:MEDICAL ECONOMICS.

     Description:

This book introduces students to the growing research field of health economics. Rather than offer details about health systems without providing a theoretical context, Health Economics combines economic concepts with empirical evidence to enhance readers’ economic understanding of how health care institutions and markets function. The theoretical and empirical approaches draw heavily on the general field of applied microeconomics, but the text moves from the individual and firm level to the market level to a macroeconomic view of the role of health and health care within the economy as a whole. The book takes a global perspective, with description and analysis of institutional features of health sectors in countries around the world. More…

How To Report Economic News

Author: Nicola Walton.

Publisher:Routledge

Year: 2017

Subjects:JOURNALISM,COMMERCIAL.

      Description:

How to Report Economic News is an accessible introduction to our contemporary economic landscape and journalistic approaches to economic news coverage. Chapters cover key topics including inflation, monetary policy, labour markets, fiscal policy and residential property markets. The book takes the UK economy as its main focus, but also explores European, US and Japanese markets in depth. In addition, the title explores other major global topics such as the rise of Brazil, Russia, India, China (BRIC) economies and the role of multinational organisations such as the International Monetary Fund.More…

How To Thrive In The Next Economy : Designing Tomorrow’s World Today

Author: John Thackara.

Publisher:Thames & Hudson

Year: 2015

Subjects:ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS.

     Description:

John Thackara has spent a lifetime roving the globe in search of design that serves human needs in a sustainable way. He believes that in our eagerness to find technological solutions to the big challenges faced by the human race, we have all too often ignored the astonishing creativity generated when people work together and in harmony with the world around them. Drawing on an inspiring range of examples, from a temple-led water management system in Bali that dates back hundreds of years to an innovative e-bike collective in Vienna, Thackara shows that below the radar of the mainstream media there are global communities creating a replacement economy from the ground up. Through a series of chapters each devoted to essential human concerns, he demonstrates that it is possible to live a rich and fulfilling life based on stewardship rather than exploitation of the natural environment. Ultimately optimistic, Thackara believes that through a huge variety of quiet, piecemeal changes of thought and action, we are coming to a tipping point: the end of one civilization but the beginning of another More…

Infrastructural Ecologies : Alternative Development Models For Emerging Economies

Authors: Hillary Brown and Byron Stigge.

Publisher:MIT Press

Year: 2017

Subjects:INFRASTRUCTURE (ECONOMIC)– DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

    Description:

Many emerging nations, particularly those least developed, lack basic critical infrastructural services—affordable energy, clean drinking water, dependable sanitation, and effective public transportation, along with reliable food systems. Many of these countries cannot afford the complex and resource-intensive systems based on Western, single-sector, industrialized models. In this book, Hillary Brown and Byron Stigge propose an alternate model for planning and designing infrastructural services in the emerging market context. This new model is holistic and integrated, resilient and sustainable, economical and equitable, creating an infrastructural ecology that is more analogous to the functioning of natural ecosystems. More…

International Economic Integration And Domestic Performance

Author: Mary E. Lovely.

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing

Year: 2017

Subjects:INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC INTEGRATION.

     Description:

International Economic Integration and Domestic Performance brings together the essays of Mary E Lovely focused on the relationship between international economic integration and domestic performance. It is a collection of sole-authored and co-authored papers that have been published in various scholarly journals over the last two decades. The first section considers the welfare effects and optimal design of retail sales taxes when consumers can avoid taxation by crossing jurisdictional boundaries. The second section highlights the role of scale economies in the design of industrial policies and as a determinant of firm location. The third section explores the influence of environmental policy on foreign investor’s location decisions and the role of trade and technology on country’s environmental regulation. The final section considers the determinants of wage differences, the attraction of low wages for foreign investors, and misallocations of labor in an emerging economy — China. More…

International Economics

Editors: James Gerber.

Publisher: Pearson Education Limited

Year: 2018

Subjects:INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS.

      Description:

I. Introduction and Institutions1. An Introduction to the World Economy2. International Economic Institutions Since World War II II. International Trade3. Comparative Advantage and the Gains from Trade4. Comparative Advantage and Factor Endowments5. Beyond Comparative Advantage6. The Theory of Tariffs and Quotas7. Commercial Policy8. International Trade and Labor and Environmental Standards III. International Finance9. Trade and the Balance of Payments10. Exchange Rates and Exchange Rate Systems11. An Introduction to Open Economy Macroeconomics12. International Financial Crises IV. Regional Issues in the Global Economy13. The United States in the World Economy14. The European Union: Many Markets into One15. Trade and Policy Reform in Latin America16. Export-Oriented Growth in East Asia17. China and India in the World Economy rent economies depending on the values and power relations that define economic institutions. More…

Oil Revolution : Anticolonial Elites, Sovereign Rights, And The Economic Culture Of Decolonization

Editors: Christopher R.W. Dietrich.

Publisher:Cambridge University Press

Year: 2017

Subjects:ORGANIZATION OF PETROLEUM EXPORTING COUNTRIES–20th CENTURY.

     Description:

Through innovative and expansive research, Oil Revolution analyzes the tensions faced and networks created by anti-colonial oil elites during the age of decolonization following World War II. This new community of elites stretched across Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Algeria, and Libya. First through their western educations and then in the United Nations, the Arab League, and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, these elites transformed the global oil industry. Their transnational work began in the early 1950s and culminated in the 1973–4 energy crisis and in the 1974 declaration of a New International Economic Order in the United Nations. Christopher R. W. Dietrich examines how these elites brokered and balanced their ambitions via access to oil, the most important natural resource of the modern era. More…

Principles Of Economics : A Streamlined Approach

Editors: Robert H. Frank and three others.

Publisher:Mcgraw-Hill

Year: 2017

Subjects:ECONOMICS.

      Description:

Table of Contents–PART 1 Introduction1 – Thinking Like an Economist 2 – Supply and Demand 3 – A Brief Look at Macroeconomics PART 2 Competition and the Invisible Hand 4 – Demand and Elasticity 5 – Perfectly Competitive Supply 6 – Efficiency, Exchange, and the Invisible Hand in Action PART 3 Market Imperfections 7 – Monopoly, Oligopoly, and Monopolistic Competition 8 – Games and Strategic Behavior 9 – Externalities and Property Rights PART 4 Economics of Public Policy 10 – Using Economics to Make Better Policy Choices PART 5 International Trade 11 – International Trade and Trade Policy PART 6 Macroeconomics: Issues and Data 12 – Macroeconomics: The Bird’s-Eye View of the Economy 13 – Measuring Economic Activity: GDP, Unemployment, and Inflation PART 7 The Economy in the Long Run 14 – Economic Growth, Productivity, and Living Standards 15 – The Labor Market: Workers, Wages, and Unemployment 16 – Saving and Capital Formation 17 – Money, the Federal Reserve, and Global Financial Markets PART 8 The Economy in the Short Run 18 – Short-Term Economic Fluctuations and Fiscal Policy 19 – Stabilizing the Economy: The Role of the Fed 20 – Inflation and Aggregate Supply PART 9 The International Economy 21 – Exchange Rates and the Open Economy More…

Probability, Statistics And Econometrics

Editors: Oliver Linton.

Publisher:Elsevier/Academic Press

Year: 2017

Subjects:FINANCIAL CRISES.

      Description:

Probability, Statistics and Econometrics provides a concise, yet rigorous, treatment of the field that is suitable for graduate students studying econometrics, very advanced undergraduate students, and researchers seeking to extend their knowledge of the trinity of fields that use quantitative data in economic decision-making.
The book covers much of the groundwork for probability and inference before proceeding to core topics in econometrics. Authored by one of the leading econometricians in the field, it is a unique and valuable addition to the current repertoire of econometrics textbooks and reference books. More…

The Economics Of The Gas Supply Industry

Author: Malcolm Abbott.

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2016

Subjects:GAS INDUSTRY ; NATURAL GAS.

     Description:

This book would be of interest to scholars majoring in resource economics and energy economics, as well as to international practitioners in the natural gas market. In recent years, natural gas has become a major source of energy, with trade across borders increasing through both pipelines and as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Owing to this global development, this book traces the development of the gas supply industry, from localised to national industries and national industries to a major global industry. It looks at the basic economics and origins of the industry, as well as the role of the government in its development and relation to international markets. The book highlights certain economic characteristics such as the industry’s vertical and horizontal structure, the composition of consumer demand and the role of government in safety, planning and investment. With the understanding of the industry’s long term development, the book helps to illustrate the relationship between natural gas producers and importers of LNG. More…

The rise of Duterte: a populist revolt against elite democracy

Editors: Richard Javad Heydarian.

Publisher:  Palgrave Macmillan

Year: 2018

Subjects:DEMOCRACY — PHILIPPINES ; POPULISM– PHILIPPINES.

      Description:

This book draws on the extensive literature on populism, democracy, and emerging markets as well as interviews with senior government officials, experts, and journalists in the Philippines and beyond, This book is the first to analyze the significance and implications of the rise of Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte within a rapidly-changing Asia Pacific region. As China’s power in the Pacific grows rapidly, nations that have traditionally been US allies, such as the Phillipines, are experiencing political convulsions; Duterte’s open willingness to realign towards China (at the expense of America) in exchange for infrastructure investment is one of the clearest indicators of what China’s rise might look like for nations around the world. Timely, precise, accessible and fast-paced, this book will be of value to scholars, journalists, policy-makers, and China watchers. More…

The Vanishing Middle Class : Prejudice And Power In A Dual Economy

Editors: Peter Temin.

Publisher:MIT Press

Year: 2017

Subjects:INCOME DISTRIBUTION –UNITED STATES ; MIDDLE CLASS– UNITED STATES– ECONOMIC CONDITION.

      Description:

The Vanishing Middle Class is a book for our unsettled times. We are a divided nation economically and politically, brought on by recent changes in the demand for and supply of skill layered on top of a long history of racial politics. Part social commentary, part history, part academic inquiry, Temin’s book tells us how the two parts of the modern dual economy can be glued back together. The United States is becoming a nation of rich and poor, with few families in the middle. In this book, MIT economist Peter Temin offers an illuminating way to look at the vanishing middle class. Temin argues that American history and politics, particularly slavery and its aftermath, play an important part in the widening gap between rich and poor. Temin employs a well-known, simple model of a dual economy to examine the dynamics of the rich/poor divide in America, and outlines ways to work toward greater equality so that America will no longer have one economy for the rich and one for the poor. More…