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Recommending Books for Purchase (Bulletin 154 - May 2021): Economics Collection
China's Financial Stability: Inherent Logic and Basic Framework by Dexu He
Publication Date: 2016-05-20
Description: Triggered by the US subprime mortgage crisis in 2007, the Financial Tsunami is the most serious global financial crisis since the Great Depression. This book studies financial stability in terms of its determining factors, causal mechanisms and institutional requirements. It aims at understanding how to construct a mechanism for maintaining long-term financial stability.The book focuses on economic analysis of the understanding what China can and should do to safeguard its economic and financial stability. In its assessment and discussion of financial stability in China, this book takes full account of China's specific conditions and constructs an index system for the country. It also reflects on the country's monetary policy, government functions and behavior, fluctuations in real estate prices, and financial security network design.The book contributes to better understanding of financial stability in transition economies. It proposes a systematic solution to financial instability in China and strategies for building a mechanism to maintain financial stability in the country.
Cities in a World Economy by Saskia Sassen
Publication Date: 2018-07-04
Description: Cities in a World Economy, Fifth Editionexamines the emergence of global cities as a new social formation. As sites of rapid and widespread developments in the areas of finance, information and people, global cities lie at the core of the major processes of globalization. The book reflects the most current data available and explores recent debates such as the role of cities in mitigating environmental problems, the global refugee crisis, Brexit, and the rise of Donald Trump in the United States
Contemporary macroeconomic theory and policy by Raghbendra Jha
Publication Date: 2019-01-01
Description: This book is an exhaustive study of current macroeconomic theory. It starts from the first principles of macroeconomics in part I and develops the orthodox Keynesian approach with fixed and flexible prices in part II. In part III the author discusses the modem theories of inflation and unemployment. Among the topics covered are Phillips curves and natural rate of unemployment, the accelerationist controversy, rational expectations, staggered wage setting and new classical macroeconomics.
Delusional Politics by Hardeep Singh Puri
Publication Date: 2018-12-01
Description: Looking out of my corner fourth-floor office with a full-frontal view, across First Avenue of the headquarters of the United Nations with the flags of the 193 member states fluttering majestically, I was reminded ever so often of what Bertrand Russell said: 'The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.' Many democratically elected leaders of the twenty-first century have displayed streaks of recklessness, megalomania, bizarre self-obsession and political views that are difficult to characterize. This book studies the actions of these contemporary political leaders and covers Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, the rise of the BJP under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and decision-making with respect to global governance, terrorism and trade. It brings to light the fact that at the heart of delusional politics is perhaps the delusional politician.
Democracy against capitalism: renewing historical Materialism by Ellen Meiksins Wood
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
Description: Ellen Meiksins Wood argues that, with the collapse of Communism, the theoretical project of Marxism and its critique of capitalism are more timely and important than ever. Current intellectual fashions of the left which emphasize 'post-modern' fragmentati
Demystifying the Chinese Economy by Justin Yifu Lin
Publication Date: 2011-10-27
Description: China was the largest and one of most advanced economies in the world before the eighteenth century, yet declined precipitately thereafter and degenerated into one of the world's poorest economies by the late nineteenth century. Despite generations' efforts for national rejuvenation, China did not reverse its fate until it introduced market-oriented reforms in 1979. Since then it has been the most dynamic economy in the world and is likely to regain its position as the world's largest economy before 2030. Based on economic analysis and personal reflection on policy debates, Justin Yifu Lin provides insightful answers to why China was so advanced in premodern times, what caused it to become so poor for almost two centuries, how it grew into a market economy, where its potential is for continuing dynamic growth and what further reforms are needed to complete the transition to a well-functioning, advanced market economy.
Economics and Its Stories by Amal Sanyal
Publication Date: 2017-07-06
Description: The book explains the basic ideas of economics along with their historical context. It includes the events and traditions of the era of mentors--Smith, Ricardo, Marx, Walras, Keynes--with the economics they developed and controversies around them.
Economics by Daron Acemoglu, David Laibson and John A List
Publication Date: 2018-05-24
Description: Acemoglu, Laibson, List: An evidence-based approach to economics
Throughout Economics, 2nd Edition, authors Daron Acemoglu, David Laibson, and John List use real economic questions and data to help students learn about the world around them.
Taking a fresh approach, the authors use the themes of optimisation, equilibrium, and empiricism to illustrate the power of simple economic ideas, and their ability to explain, predict, and improve what happens in the world. Each chapter begins with an empirical question that is later answered using data in the Evidence-Based Economics feature. As a result of the text's practical emphasis, students learn to apply economic principles to guide the decisions they make in their own lives.
Economics by Michael Parkin
Publication Date: 2016-01-01
Description: For the two-semester principles of economics course.
An intuitive and grounded approach to economics
Get students to think like an Economist using the latest policy and data while incorporating global issues. Economics, Twelfth Edition builds on the foundation of the previous edition and retains a thorough and careful presentation of the principles of economics. Economics emphasizes real-world applications, the development of critical thinking skills, diagrams renowned for pedagogy and clarity, and path-breaking technology.
Each chapter begins with one of today’s key issues, and additional issues appear throughout the chapter to show the real-world applications of the theory being discussed. When the chapter concludes, students “read between the lines” to think critically about a news article relating to the issue, demonstrating how thinking like an economist can bring a clearer perspective to and deeper understanding of today’s events. Students will begin to think about issues the way real economists do and learn how to explore difficult policy problems to make more informed decisions in their own economic lives.
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EuroTragedy : a drama in nine acts by Ashoka Mody
Publication Date: 2019-03-28
Description: Blending economic analysis with political drama, EuroTragedy -chosen by both Foreign Affairs and The Financial Times as one of the best books of 2018-is a groundbreaking account of the euro's history and tragic consequences. In this vivid and compelling chronicle, Ashoka Mody describes how the euro improbably emerged through a narrow historical window as a flawed compromise wrapped in a false pro-European rhetoric of peace and unity. Drawing on his frontline experience as an official with the IMF, Mody situates the tragedy in a fast-paced global context and guides the reader through the forced-and unforced-errors Eurozone authorities committed during their long financial crisis. The decision to switch from national currencies to the euro unfolded as both economic and political tragedy. It weakened the growth potential of member states, which made financially vulnerable Europeans more anxious. It deepened perceptions of unfairness and widened the division between nations. Now, the burden falls on younger Europeans, a generation with a discouragingly bleak future. A compassionate view of European possibilities, EuroTragedy makes clear that the euro's structural flaws will continue to haunt the continent. Instead of centralizing authority to prop up an ossified pro-Europeanist model, it is time to loosen ties that bind too tightly so that a liberal order can once more flourish. Now updated to cover the most momentous events since original publication, this will remain the authoritative book on the crisis.
Extreme economies : survival, failure, future : lessons from the world-s limits by Richard Davies
Publication Date: 2019-01-01
Description: A New Statesman best book of the year | New York Times Editors' Choice pick
A Financial Times best economics book of 2019
An accessible, story-driven look at the future of the global economy, written by a leading expert
To predict our future, we must look to the extremes. So argues the economist Richard Davies, who takes readers to the margins of the modern economy and beyond in his globe-trotting book. From a prison in rural Louisiana where inmates purchase drugs with prepaid cash cards to the poorest major city on earth, where residents buy clean water in plastic bags, from the world’s first digital state to a prefecture in Japan whose population is the oldest in the world, how these extreme economies function—most often well outside any official oversight—offers a glimpse of the forces that underlie human resilience, drive societies to failure, and will come to shape our collective future.
While the people who inhabit these places have long been dismissed or ignored, Extreme Economies revives a foundational idea from medical science to turn the logic of modern economics on its head, arguing that the outlier economies are the place to learn about our own future. Whether following Punjabi migrants through the lawless Panamanian jungle or visiting a day-care for the elderly modeled after a casino, Davies brings a storyteller’s eye to places where the economy has been destroyed, distorted, and even turbocharged. In adapting to circumstances that would be unimaginable to most of us, the people he encounters along the way have helped to pioneer the economic infrastructure of the future.
At once personal and keenly analytical, Extreme Economies is an epic travelogue for the age of global turbulence, shedding light on today’s most pressing economic questions.
Foundations of Real Estate Development Financing by Arthur C. Nelson
Publication Date: 2014-11-25
Description: America's landscape is undergoing a profound transformation as demand grows for a different kind of American Dream--smaller homes on smaller lots, multifamily options, and walkable neighborhoods. This trend presents a tremendous opportunity to reinvent our urban and suburban areas. But in a time of fiscal austerity, how do we finance redevelopment needs? In Foundations of Real Estate Development Finance: A Guide for Public-Private Partnerships, urban scholar Arthur C. Nelson argues that efficient redevelopment depends on the ability to leverage resources through partnerships. Public-private partnerships are increasingly important in reducing the complexity and lowering the risk of redevelopment projects. Although planners are an integral part of creating these partnerships, their training does generally not include real-estate financing, which presents challenges and imbalances in public-private partnership. This is the first primer on financing urban redevelopment written for practicing planners and public administrators. In easy-to-understand language, it will inform readers of the natural cycle of urban development, explain how to overcome barriers to efficient redevelopment, what it takes for the private sector to justify its redevelopment investments, and the role of public and nonprofit sectors to leverage private sector redevelopment where the market does not generate sufficient rates of return. This is a must read for practicing planners and planning students, economic development officials, public administrators, and others who need to understand how to leverage public and non-profit resources to leverage private funds for redevelopment.
Global Economic History by Tirthankar Roy (Editor); Giorgio Riello (Editor)
Publication Date: 2018-12-13
Description: What are the problems addressed by the growing field of global economic history? What debates and methodologies does it engage with? As Global Economic History shows, there are many answers to these questions. Riello and Roy, alongside 20 leading academics from the US, UK, Europe, Australia and Japan, explain why a global perspective matters to economic history. The impressive cast recruited by the editors brings together top scholars in their respective areas of expertise, including John McNeill, Patrick O'Brien, and Prasannan Parthasarathi. An ambitious scope of topics ranges from the 'Great Divergence' to the rise of global finance, to the New World and the global silver economy. Chapters are organized both thematically (Divergence in Global History and Emergence of a World Economy), and geographically (Regional Perspectives on Global Economic Change), ensuring the global perspective required on these challenging courses today. The result is a textbook which provides students with a quick and confident grasp of the field and its essential issues.
Histories of labour: national and international perspectives by Joan Allen, Alan Campbell and John McIlroy
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
Description: These specially commissioned essays by labor historians of international repute provide a complete survey of the global trajectory of labor history. Authoritative and well-researched, these essays consider the early labor history traditions as well as the new conceptions of class, gender, ethnicity, culture, community, and power. The contributors analyze key debates, question dominant paradigms, acknowledge minority critiques, and consider future directions. This book will be of interest to historians of working-class political parties and organizations, to students of trade unions and industrial conflict, and to social scientists interested in social and political protest.
Humans As a Service by Jeremias Prassl
Publication Date: 2018-05-08
Description: The crowdsourcing of work - the "gig economy" - has been hailed as a "sharing" revolution, enabling "micro-entrepreneurs" to enjoy greater autonomy and flexibility in taking on "gigs", "rides", or "tasks", while customers benefit from the ease, convenience, and affordability of "work ondemand". Is this the future of work? What are the benefits and challenges of crowdsourced work? Is the gig economy fundamentally different to existing models of work and should it be kept outside the scope of employment law, as many platforms claim?Humans as a Service offers an engaging and critical account of the gig economy. It charts the industry's dramatic growth, explores the diverse platforms that comprise it, and describes how they operate. In scrutinising the competing narratives about "gig" work, the book demonstrates the importanceof language: how claims of "disruptive innovation" and "micro-entrepreneurship" often obscure the realities of highly precarious work and the strict algorithmic surveillance and control to which workers are subject. And yet, far from being radically new, the book shows that the gig economy is butthe latest (and perhaps most extreme) example of labour market practices that have existed for centuries. Turning to how the law should respond to the on-demand economy, it argues that regulators can and must bring this work within the scope of employment law, adapting existing norms wherenecessary, in order to protect both customers and workers. Finally, it explores the wider implications of the gig economy for markets and consumers, assessing oppprtunities and challenges - if this is the future of work, how can it be made sustainable?
International Political Economy by Jeffry A. Frieden; David A. Lake
Publication Date: 1999-09-23
Description: Now in its fourth edition, this best-selling reader in international political economy offers 31 solid articles - 15 new - by renowned scholars in political science and economics. Frieden and Lake have edited and introduced each reading with care to ensure its accessibility to students who are new to the subject. This reader continues to offer a provocative look at the postive and negative impacts of globalization.
Late Neoclassical Economics by Yahya M. Madra
Publication Date: 2016-06-29
Description: Several contemporary economic theories revolve around different concepts: market failures, institutions, transaction costs, information asymmetries, motivational diversity, cognitive limitations, strategic behaviors and evolutionary stability. In recent years, many economists have argued that the increase in circulation and mobilization of these new and heterogeneous concepts and their associated methodologies (e.g., experiments, evolutionary modelling, simulations) signify the death of neoclassical economics. ¿ Late Neoclassical Economics: The Restoration of Theoretical Humanism in Contemporary Economic Theory draws on the work of Louis Althusser, Michel Foucault and the Amherst School, to construct the concept of a self-transparent and self-conscious human subject (Homo economicus) as the theoretical humanist core of the neoclassical tradition. Instead of identifying the emergent heterogeneity as a break from neoclassicism, this book offers a careful genealogy of many of the new concepts and approaches - including evolutionary game theory, experimental economics and behavioural economics - and reads their elaboration as part of the restoration of the theoretical humanist core of the tradition. ¿Late neoclassical economics¿ is therefore characterized as a collection of diverse approaches which have emerged in response to the drift towards structuralism. ¿ This book is suitable for those who study political economy, history of economic thought and philosophy of economics. The arguments put forward in this text will also resonate with anyone who is interested in the fate of the neoclassical tradition and the future of economic theory.
Lectures in Macroeconomics by Kazimierz Łaski; Jerzy Osiatyński (Editor); Jan Toporowski (Editor)
Publication Date: 2019-08-30
Description: Lectures in Macroeconomics: A Capitalist Economy Without Unemployment provides a systematic account of the principle of aggregate demand based on the work of Polish economist Micha? Kalecki, best known as one of the originators of the Keynesian Revolution in macroeconomics.The lectures demonstrate the importance of aggregate demand in determining total output and employment in the capitalist economy. They show how the investment decisions of firms affect economic growth, arguing that due to the unstable nature of investment it is important that the government has a central role in stabilizing the economy. This English translation of Kazimierz ?aski's final work brings up to date fundamental concepts to give a picture of the twenty-first capitalist economy, and the obstacles that must be overcome in bringing it to full employment. It introduces the role of money and finance in the contemporary capitalist economy, as well as the central role of the labour market and wages. The analysis is illustrated with statistics and discussion around the evolution of capitalist economies and the rise of economic inequality since the Second World War, culminating in the 2008 crisis and the economic deflation affecting Europe since that crisis. Lectures in Macroeconomics remarks critically upon the neo-classical approach to economics that has brought about slow economic growth, unemployment, and inequality.
Macroeconomics by Daron Acemoglu, David I Laibson and John A List
Publication Date: 2019-01-01
Description: Throughout Macroconomics, 2nd Edition, Global Edition authors Daron Acemoglu, David Laibson, and John List use real economic questions and data to help students learn about the world around them. Taking a fresh approach, the authors use the themes of optimization, equilibrium, and empiricism to illustrate the power of simple economic ideas, and their ability to explain, predict, and improve what happens in the world. Each chapter begins with an empirical question that is later answered using data in the Evidence-Based Economics feature. As a result of the text's practical emphasis, students learn to apply economic principles to guide the decisions they make in their own lives.
Macroeconomics by R Glenn Hubbard and Anthony Patrick
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
Description: For Principles of Macroeconomics courses at two- and four-year colleges and universities
Reveal the relevance of economics through real-world business examples
One of the challenges of teaching Principles of Macroeconomics is fostering interest in concepts that may not seem applicable to students’ lives. Macroeconomics, Fifth Edition makes economics relevant by demonstrating how real businesses use economics to make decisions every day. Regardless of their future career path—opening an art studio, trading on Wall Street, or bartending at the local pub—students will benefit from understanding the economic forces behind their work.
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Macroeconomics by Stephen D Williamson
Publication Date: 2018-01-01
Description: A modern approach to macroeconomics.
Williamson’s Macroeconomics uses a thoroughly modern approach by showing readers how to build macro economic models from micro economic principles. This approach helps to make the text consistent with the way macroeconomic research is conducted today.
The fourth edition weaves the recent events of the financial crisis into the material.
Opportunities and Challenges in Development by Simanti Bandyopadhyay (Editor); Mousumi Dutta (Editor)
Publication Date: 2019-12-06
Description: This book provides a broad overview of the current research on various aspects of development, with a focus on India. The content and treatment of the subject of development in this volume is distinctive in many ways. It is a balanced mix of theory and practical elements, dealing with a number of issues at micro as well as macro levels. The analyses of the current socio-economic problems are attempted in an elegant yet simple manner which makes it equally useful for an aspiring researcher in economics or any inter disciplinary field. The methodologies of the articles include analytical verbal argumentative logic, theoretical constructs or different versions of statistical, econometric or programming techniques. It also contains well written survey articles, which are useful in grasping the fundamental research issues and in tracing the progress of research in an area. The general scope of the book is very wide as the readership can include researchers, scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, policy makers and practitioners. Though the contributors are primarily scholars in the field of Economics or Statistics, the book contains useful takeaways for those working in the area of Development. It will also be of interest to policy makers and practitioners interested in development issues, and to post graduate students in Economics or any field, in social science, management or development.
Politics of Precarity by Panchali Ray
Publication Date: 2019-12-10
Description: Based on a ethnographic study on women working in the health care industry, the book examines the everyday politics of labour to understand how occupational hierarchies intersect with social identities in a hitherto feminine caste-based occupation. The book traces the emergence andrefashioning of the nursing profession, from colonial Bengal to contemporary Kolkata to argue that nursing labour is cleaved along the lines of "prestigious" and "dirty" work, which reflect not just skills but also historically and socially produced structural inequalities. Thus certain segments ofthe profession have witnessed professionalisation, such as trained nurses, and certain segments, such as nursing aides and attendants, continue to struggle with non-recognition of skills and stigmatisation of labour. The book interrogates the politics of distinction and distancing that produces adifferentiated workforce, and the various contestations around gender, caste, class, sexualities, among and between ranks of workers who deploy modernity, morality and social norms as strategies to secure marginal gains at the expense of others.
Poverty matters: covering deprivation in India by K Nagraj
Publication Date: 2017-01-01
Description: Orient Blackswan, 2017. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st Edition. Contents: I. Introducing deprivation: 1. Covering Affluence. 2. Crying Wolf: The Adverse Effects of Sensationalism. 3. Confronting Numbers. II. Measuring poverty: 4. Reference Period, HCR and the Calorific Norm. 5. Direct and Indirect Methods. 6. Rigging the Data. 7. Tendulkar Committee Report. PART III Broadening the Concept of Deprivation. 8. Human Development Index. 9. Health. 10. Gender. 11. Literacy. IV. Causes of deprivation: 12. Theory of Comparative Advantage. 13. The Population Conundrum. Conclusion The Way Forward. Driven by competitive pressures and commercial considerations, the media rarely covers stories of deprivation today. And when it does, facts, causes and effects often give way to sensationalism, largely because of a lack of understanding of the issue. Poverty Matters brings together a series of lectures delivered by K. Nagaraj between 2000 16 at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, as part of the college s signature course, titled Covering Deprivation . The book explains why deprivation is not merely economic but also cultural, social and political, and how the removal of deprivation leads to empowerment and access to material goods and welfare benefits. It describes the methods of measuring poverty and argues for the importance of considering various human development indices in studying deprivation. This book envisions a primary role of the media in ensuring that the poor participate fully in the democratic processes of the country. In the last part, it includes an appeal to the Indian government to provide the necessary welfare benefits to the poor, and thereby strengthen the democratic fabric of the nation. By carefully explaining the complicated issues around deprivation in a simple and lucid manner, this book goes beyond addressing students of journalism. Students and scholars of economics, development studies and sociology will also greatly benefit from this work that introduces and broadens the concept of deprivation. (jacket). Seller Inventory # 121340
Poverty Strategies in Asia by Haider A. Khan (Editor); John Weiss (Editor)
Publication Date: 2006-10-27
Description: Poverty Strategies in Asia is an examination of a wide range of measures aimed at reducing poverty in the region.It is widely recognized that while high and sustained economic growth is critical for poverty reduction, there are other policy interventions that may also be significant in a 'growth plus' approach to poverty reduction. This volume brings together a series of case studies on the poverty impact of alternative interventions in a broad range of Asian economies. The measures examined within the book cover trade liberalization both in general and in a specific market, infrastructure investment (particularly in roads), population policies, cash transfers, microfinance, employment guarantee programs and contract farming. The countries covered include the Philippines, Lao PDR, Pakistan, India and Thailand. While the results illustrated by the contributors are mixed, they demonstrate the potential for further progress in poverty reduction.This latest joint publication by the ADBI and Edward Elgar Publishing will be warmly welcomed by scholars and researchers of Asian studies and development. Professional economists within international and bilateral development agencies and policymakers will also find much to engage them.
Rethinking Racial Capitalism by Gargi Bhattacharyya
Publication Date: 2018-07-27
Description: How has capitalism created or enhanced racism? In what ways do the violent histories of slavery and empire continue to influence the allocation of global resources? Rethinking Racial Capitalism: Questions of Reproduction and Survival proposes a return to analyses of racial capitalism - the capitalism that is inextricably linked with histories of racist expropriation - and argues that it is only by tracking the interconnections between changing modes of capitalism and racism that we can hope to address the most urgent challenges of social injustice. It considers the continuing impact of global histories of racist expropriation on more recent articulations of capitalism, with a particular focus on the practices of racial capitalism, the continuing impact of uneven development, territory and border-marking, the place of reproductive labour in sustaining racial capitalism, the marketing of diversity as a consumer pleasure and the creation of supposedly 'surplus' populations.
Telling the Truth, Taking Sides by Madhura Swaminathan; V. Ramachandran
Publication Date: 2018-11-20
Description: This book is a collection of essays written in tribute to N. Ram, journalist, writer, and person of the Left. Its title reflects Ram's concern that journalism, and indeed intellectual endeavor, be both informative and credible and committed to the social good. The contributors to the book are: Venkatesh Athreya, Wayne Barrett, C. P. Chandrasekhar, John Cherian, Noam Chomsky, P. Jacob, T. Jayaraman, Kumari Jayawardena, Prakash Karat, C. T. Kurien, Parvathi Menon, Prabhakara S. Motnahalli, Suresh Nambath, Prabhat Patnaik, V. K. Ramachandran, Alan Rusbridger, Nirmal Shekar, M. S. Swaminathan, and Romila Thapar.
The Black economy in India : transition to the grey political economy by Kamal Nayan Kabra
Publication Date: 2019-01-01
Description: The postscript briefly updates the conceptual, theoretical and policy analyses which overviews how vast dramatic depravities grip India's democracy, development and human rights record in the direction of mal-development, plummeting the social existence of the masses to new lows of inhuman inequalities and indignities. It has been contributed to in no small measure by the transformation of the black economy into the grey political economy commanded in complicit ways by the miniscule minority of the rich and powerful sitting atop India's patrimonial corporate business empires in crony relationships with increasingly corporatized party high commands.
The Economists- hour : how the false prophets of free markets fractured our society by Binyamin Appelbaum
Publication Date: 2019-09-03
Description: The story of the economists who championed the rise of free markets and fundamentally reshaped the modern world.
As the post-World War II economic boom began to falter in the late 1960s, a new breed of economists gained in influence and power. Over time, their ideas curbed governments, unleashed corporations and hastened globalization.
Their fundamental belief? That governments should stop trying to manage the economy.
Their guiding principle? That markets would deliver steady growth and broad prosperity.
But the economists' hour failed to deliver on its premise. The single-minded embrace of markets has come at the expense of economic equality, of the health of liberal democracy, and of future generations. Across the world, from both right and left, the assumptions of the once-dominant school of free-market economic thought are being challenged, as we count the costs as well as the gains of its influence.
Both accessible and authoritative, exploring the impact of both ideas and individuals, in The Economists' Hour acclaimed New York Times journalist Binyamin Appelbaum provides both a reckoning with the past and a call for a different future.
The Economy of Bikaner state: 1746-1828 AD by Kanti Lal Mathur
Publication Date: 2016-01-01
Description: The work is an in-depth study of all the sectors of Economy of Bikaner state during 1746 to 1828 AD conducted on the basis of the contemporary archival sources available in the Rajasthan State Archives, Bikaner apart of, the other relevant source material. It examines thoroughly, the implications upon the desert economy of the Bikaner state of the absence of the Imperial Mughal Protection. Interestingly, it also attempts to thresh out the changes and continuities in the economy of Mughal successive state of Bikaner. The well researched date and facts of the economy from the state's records would help increasing the understanding the subject and would throw new light on the debate in vogue that the Post- Mughal- eta in successive states of Rajputana was 'The Dark Age'. The work encompasses newer approach and interpretations of the data and facts as well as new trends of history which emerged out in the contemporary period.
The Job by Ellen Ruppel Shell
Publication Date: 2018-10-23
Description: Critically acclaimed journalist Ellen Ruppel Shell uncovers the true cost--political, economic, social, and personal--of America's mounting anxiety over jobs, and what we can do to regain control over our working lives. Since 1973, our productivity has grown almost six times faster than our wages. Most of us rank so far below the top earners in the country that the "winners" might as well inhabit another planet. But work is about much more than earning a living. Work gives us our identity, and a sense of purpose and place in this world. And yet, work as we know it is under siege. Through exhaustive reporting and keen analysis, The Job reveals the startling truths and unveils the pervasive myths that have colored our thinking on one of the most urgent issues of our day: how to build good work in a globalized and digitalized world where middle class jobs seem to be slipping away. Traveling from deep in Appalachia to the heart of the Midwestern rust belt, from a struggling custom clothing maker in Massachusetts to a thriving co-working center in Minnesota, she marshals evidence from a wide range of disciplines to show how our educational system, our politics, and our very sense of self have been held captive to and distorted by outdated notions of what it means to get and keep a good job. We read stories of sausage makers, firefighters, zookeepers, hospital cleaners; we hear from economists, computer scientists, psychologists, and historians. The book's four sections take us from the challenges we face in scoring a good job today to work's infinite possibilities in the future. Work, in all its richness, complexity, rewards and pain, is essential for people to flourish. Ellen Ruppel Shell paints a compelling portrait of where we stand today, and points to a promising and hopeful way forward.
The Other Half of Macroeconomics and the Fate of Globalization by Richard C. Koo
Publication Date: 2018-04-09
Description: Get a new perspective from the 'other half' of macroeconomics The failure of the vast majority of economists in government, academia and the private sector to predict either the post-2008 Great Recession or the degree of its severity has raised serious credibility issues for the profession. The repeated failures of central banks and other policymakers in all advanced countries to meet their inflation or growth targets in spite of astronomical monetary easing, have left the public rightfully suspicious of the establishment and its economists. The Other Half of Macroeconomics and the Fate of Globalization elucidates what was missing in economics all along and what changes are needed to make the profession relevant to the economic challenges of today. Once the other half of macroeconomics is understood both as a post-bubble phenomenon and as a phase of post-industrial economies, it should be possible for policy makers to devise appropriate measures to overcome difficulties advanced countries are facing today such as stagnation and income inequality. * Shows how it's possible to devise appropriate policy response to slow wage and productivity growth in these economies * Demonstrates that the effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policy changes as an economy undergoes different stages of development * Argues that tax rules, regulations and even educational system must be revised to match the need of pursued (by emerging nations) countries * Explains the 200-year process of economic development and where that process is taking all of us Inside, Richard C. Koo offers a completely new way of looking at the economic predicament of advanced countries today.
Theories of value from Adam Smith to Piero Sraffa by Ajit
Publication Date: 2019-01-01
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Theory and Method of Evolutionary Political Economy by Hardy Hanappi (Editor); Savvas Katsikides (Editor); Manuel Scholz-Wäckerle (Editor)
Publication Date: 2017-01-26
Description: The world is in turmoil, the dynamics of political economy seem to have entered a phase where a 'return to normal' cannot be expected. Since the financial crisis, conventional economic theory has proven itself to be rather helpless and political decision makers have become suspicious about this type of economic consultancy. This book offers a different approach. It promises to describe political and economic dynamics as interwoven as they are in real life and it adds to that an evolutionary perspective. The latter allows for a long-run view, which makes it possible to discuss the emergence and exit of social institutions. The essays in this volume explore the theoretical and methodological aspects of evolutionary political economy. In part one, the authors consider the foundational contributions of some of the great economists of the past, while the second part demonstrates the benefits of adopting the methods of computer simulation and agent-based modelling. Together, the contributions to this volume demonstrate the richness, diversity and great explanatory potential of evolutionary political economy. This volume is extremely useful for social scientists in the fields of economics, politics, and sociology who are interested to learn what evolutionary political economy is, how it proceeds and what it can provide.
Toward a just society : Joseph Stiglitz and twenty-first century economics by Martin Guzman
Publication Date: 2019-01-01
Description: Joseph Stiglitz is one of the worlds greatest economists. He has made fundamental contributions to economic theory in areas such as inequality, the implications of imperfect and asymmetric information, and competition, and he has been a major figure in policy making, a leading public intellectual, and a remarkably influential teacher and mentor. This collection of essays influenced by Stiglitzs work celebrates his career as a scholar and teacher and his aspiration to put economic knowledge in the service of creating a fairer world.Toward a Just Society brings together a range of essays whose breadth reflects how Stiglitz has shaped modern economics. The contributions to this volume, all penned by high-profile authors who have been guided by or collaborated with Stiglitz over the last five decades, span microeconomics, macroeconomics, inequality, development, law and economics, and public policy. Touching on many of the central debates and discoveries of the field and providing insights on the directions that academic economics could take in the future, Toward a Just Society is an extraordinary celebration of the many paths Stiglitz has opened for economics, politics, and public life.
Transition Economies by Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan
Publication Date: 2018-04-18
Description: This interdisciplinary study offers a comprehensive analysis of the transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Providing full historical context and drawing on a wide range of literature, this book explores the continuous economic and social transformation of the post-socialist world. While the future is yet to be determined, understanding the present phase of transformation is critical. The book's core exploration evolves along three pivots of competitive economic structure, institutional change, and social welfare. The main elements include analysis of the emergence of the socialist economic model; its adaptations through the twentieth century; discussion of the 1990s market transition reforms; post-2008 crisis development; and the social and economic diversity in the region today. With an appreciation for country specifics, the book also considers the urgent problems of social policy, poverty, income inequality, and labor migration. Transition Economies will aid students, researchers and policy makers working on the problems of comparative economics, economic development, economic history, economic systems transition, international political economy, as well as specialists in post-Soviet and Central and Eastern European regional studies.