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How to Keep a Competitive Edge in the Talent Game: Lessons for the EU from China and the US

by Christal Morehouse & Matthias Busse Centre for European Policy Studies (October 30, 2014)

This book offers a comparison of the provision of higher education in the EU, the US and China, an evaluation of how the EU fares and recommendations for how higher education might be improved in order to secure...


The Theory of Money and Credit

by Ludwig Von Mises Skyhorse (August 01, 2013)

"It is impossible to grasp the meaning of the idea of sound money if one does not realize that it was devised as an instrument for the protection of civil liberties against despotic inroads on the part of governments."...


Fast Food/Slow Food: The Cultural Economy of the Global Food System

by Richard Wilk AltaMira Press (August 25, 2006)

Wilk and his colleagues draw upon their own international field experience to examine how food systems are changing around the globe. The authors offer a cultural perspective that is missing in other economic...


Swap: How Trade Works

by Philip I. Levy & Claude Barfield AEI Press (October 16, 2011)

A concise introduction to the principles of world economics, Swap is an easy-to-understand resource for a general audience. This brief, practical volume covers the principles of specialization, comparative advantage,...


Awkward Embrace: The United States and China in the 21st Century

by Daniel Blumenthal & Phillip Swagel AEI Press (October 26, 2012)

In Awkward Embrace, Phillip Swagel applies his experience at the Treasury Department to show the reader why America’s economic relationship with China has been a beneficial one and details what needs to happen...


How Rich Countries Got Rich ... and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor

by Erik Reinert PublicAffairs (September 09, 2019)

A maverick economist explains how protectionism makes nations rich, free trade keeps them poor---and how rich countries make sure to keep it that way.

Throughout history, some combination of government intervention,...


Discrimination and Disparities

by Thomas Sowell Basic Books (March 04, 2019)

An enlarged edition of Thomas Sowell's brilliant examination of the origins of economic disparities

Economic and other outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups, and nations. Many explanations have been...


Wealth, Poverty and Politics

by Thomas Sowell Basic Books (September 05, 2016)

In Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, Thomas Sowell, one of the foremost conservative public intellectuals in this country, argues that political and ideological struggles have led to dangerous confusion about income...


Dream Hoarders

by Richard V. Reeves Brookings Institution Press (May 08, 2018)

America is becoming a class-based society.

It is now conventional wisdom to focus on the wealth of the top 1 percent—especially the top 0.01 percent—and how the ultra-rich are concentrating income and prosperity...


Integrated Reporting

by Stefan Hannen Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 31, 2017)

The introduction of Integrated Reporting (IR) is supposed to tackle shortcomings of corporate reporting that have been criticized for decades. The new reporting format intends to improve the understandability...


Kazakhstan’s Emerging Economy

by Roman Vakulchuk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 25, 2014)

Kazakhstan has become a successful market reformer under the leadership of President Nursultan Nazarbayev. But what type of a market economy has emerged in the country since 1991? This book focuses on Kazakhstan’s...


Islam and «Scientific» Economics

by Hasan Gürak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 08, 2014)

In an Islamic society, it is ethics that dominates and determines all behavior, including economic behavior. The Holy Koran emerges as the main source of all economic behavior and practices which are subject...


European Reformism, Nazism and Traditionalism

by Osamu Yanagisawa Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 25, 2014)

This study analyses the economic thought in Japan in the critical period from 1930 to 1945. It pays particular attention to how the contemporary Japanese received European and American ideas about the transformation...


Financialisation and Financial Crisis in South-Eastern European Countries

by Dubravko Radoševic & Vladimir Cvijanovic Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 28, 2015)

The book discusses various cases of financialisation and financial crisis in South-Eastern Europe. While these can be directly traced to the region’s reliance upon the global financial regime, the interplay...


Memoirs of a (Highly) Political Economist

by Jan Winiecki Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 02, 2015)

These memoirs portray an individual coping with the adversities and surrealistic qualities of life and work under communism. The author recollects his adolescence, next, how he tried to avoid head-on conflicts,...


Economic Effects of Post-Socialist Constitutions 25 Years from the Outset of Transition

by Katarzyna Metelska-Szaniawska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 29, 2015)

This book focuses on the nexus between constitutions adopted by post-socialist countries of Europe and Asia after 1989 and economic transition in the region. It takes the perspective of Constitutional Political...


Addressing Barriers to Low-Carbon Innovation

by Friedemann Polzin Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 16, 2015)

The author analyses how finance flows can be guided towards low-carbon value generation and growth. He investigates the arrangements between actors in the innovation system and policy measures such as technology...


Impact of Technological Innovation on the Poor

by Abu Hayat Md. Saiful Islam Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 12, 2016)

The author examines the dynamics of participation in and welfare impact of integrated aquaculture-agriculture (IAA) value chain by using three-year panel data from indigenous households in the northern and north-western...


The Impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on International Cooperation

by Elzbieta Czarny, Andzelika Kuznar & Jerzy Menkes Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 06, 2017)

This book gathers Polish and foreign scholars to consider diverse aspects of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). It examines key general areas such as the improvement of the position of the...


Doing Better with Less? The Future of the Government Workforce

by Christoph Demmke Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 28, 2016)

This publication contributes to a discussion about the future of public employment and HR policies in the context of a changing statehood and new financial pressures. It presents comparative quantitative and...


The External Relations of the European Union

by Pascaline Winand, Andrea Benvenuti & Max Guderzo Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 19, 2015)

The book analyses the attitudes of non-EU countries towards European integration in historical and contemporary perspectives. The authors study a range of actors in Europe and beyond to explain the impact of...


Les routes du pétrole / Oil Routes

by Alain Beltran Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 03, 2016)

Les sites de production de pétrole ne correspondant pas la plupart du temps aux lieux de consommation, le pétrole fut dès l’origine un produit transporté sur de longues distances, soit par voie maritime,...


Beyond the Systemic Crisis and Capital-Led Chaos

by Rémy Herrera, Wim Dierckxsens & Paulo Nakatani Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 06, 2014)

The current crisis is the expression of the struggle of a dominant ‘fictitious capital’ over real capital to redistribute the global mass of wealth. It is translated into an expansion of assets in financial...


The Politics of Freeing Markets in Latin America

by Judith A. Teichman The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

In the 1980s and 1990s, nations throughout Latin America experienced the dual transformations of market liberalizing reforms and democratization. Since then, perhaps no issue has been more controversial among...


A Comparative History of Motor Fuels Taxation, 1909–2009

by Carl-Henry Geschwind Lexington Books (May 09, 2017)

Slowing down global warming is one of the most critical problems facing the world’s policymakers today. One favored solution is to regulate carbon consumption through taxation, including the taxation of gasoline....


Dream Hoarders

by Richard V. Reeves Brookings Institution Press (May 23, 2017)

America is becoming a class-based society.

It is now conventional wisdom to focus on the wealth of the top 1 percent—especially the top 0.01 percent—and how the ultra-rich are concentrating income and prosperity...


101 Things Everyone Should Know About Economics

by Peter Sander Adams Media (December 03, 2013)

Economics, demystified!

From the collapse of housing prices to the thousand-point drops in the stock market, the past five years have been full of economic crises. These changes not only affect the overall market--they...


Economics as Religion

by Robert H. Nelson Penn State University Press (May 06, 2014)

Robert Nelson’s Reaching for Heaven on Earth, Economics as Religion, and The New Holy Wars: Economic Religion Versus Environmental Religion in Contemporary America read almost like a trilogy, exploring and...


Reactions to the Market

by Laura J. Enríquez Penn State University Press (February 02, 2010)

It is manifest in developing countries around the world that the “shock” therapy administered to their economies by the neoliberal model of structural adjustment has failed, leaving much social and economic...


Economics as Religion

by Robert H. Nelson Penn State University Press (May 16, 2001)

In this study, Robert H. Nelson explores the genesis, the prophets, the prophesies, and the tenets of what he sees as a religion of economics that has come into full blossom in latter-day America. Nelson does...


Banking Union as a Shock Absorber: Lessons for the Eurozone from the US

by Daniel Gros & Ansgar Belke Centre for European Policy Studies (December 16, 2015)

This study investigates the shock-absorbing properties of a banking union. It makes a detailed comparison between the way in which banking unions have absorbed regional financial shock at the federal level in...


Greek Endgame: From Austerity to Growth or Grexit

by Nicos Christodoulakis Rowman & Littlefield International (October 20, 2015)

Written by a former Greek Minister of Finance, this book analyses the past present and future for the Greek Crisis.


The Great Financial Plumbing: From Northern Rock to Banking Union

by Karel Lannoo Centre for European Policy Studies (April 16, 2015)

The financial crisis has led to a far-reaching redesign of the European regulatory and supervisory framework for financial markets. This book provides students and professionals with a lucid guide to the new...


Economic Concepts of Ibn Taimiyah

by Abdul Azim Islahi The Islamic Foundation (July 01, 2015)

The economic thoughts of a fourteenth century scholar whose work continues to influence the lives and thoughts of Muslims today.