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See below for a selection of the latest books from Economics category. Presented with a red border are the Economics books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Economics books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Beautiful Economics

Beautiful Economics

Author: Howard Collinge Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2021

The Korean Dream

The Korean Dream

Author: Hyun Jin Preston Moon Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/02/2021

North Korea today is a rogue state threatening global peace and challenging the conscience of humanity. In the South, Koreans now face long-term social consequences from the pursuit of economic development at all costs. In Korean Dream, Dr. Hyun Jin Preston Moon presents an innovative way forward on the Korean peninsula. He explains lucidly why Korean unification is the ultimate answer to security, economic, and social problems created through 70 years of division. He goes a step further, offering a groundbreaking approach to peace rooted in the founding principles and cultural practices that have made Koreans one people for millennia. Korean Dream highlights the importance of civil society organizations in promoting historical changes, and is a call to action to Koreans and their friends everywhere. Today, Dr. Moon is leading the way, inspiring an unprecedented coalition of groups to work for the long-cherished hope of a unified, peaceful Korean peninsula.

The Next Age of Disruption

The Next Age of Disruption

Author: MIT Sloan Management Review Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/02/2021

Management experts discuss the innovation challenges that lie ahead, building on Clayton Christensen's famous theory of disruptive innovation. Clayton Christensen's groundbreaking theory of disruptive innovation has proven to be one of the most influential management ideas of the last several decades. In this book, business and management experts--many of them Christensen's colleagues and former students--discuss the innovation challenges that lie ahead. Building on Christensen's work, they offer companies a guide for navigating a new world of disruption--a future in which artificial intelligence is a business tool, the speed of innovation increases dramatically, and capital is more easily accessible. The book also includes one of the last interviews with Christensen before his death in January 2020.

Euro-Austerity and Welfare States

Euro-Austerity and Welfare States

Author: H. Tolga Bolukbasi Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2021

Euro-Austerity and Welfare States analyses the political economy of welfare state reform in the first episode of Euro-austerity during the 1990s. It shows how Europe's welfare states survived unrelenting pressures stemming from the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) laid out in the Maastricht Treaty of 1992. Throughout, H. Tolga Bolukbasi draws lessons for scholars and policy practitioners, and his insightful analysis sheds important light on the second wave of Euro-austerity that set in following the Great Recession of 2008. Paying careful attention to government expenditures and budgetary politics, Bolukbasi analyses the political economy of reform in countries where the EMU's impact was expected to be greatest. Based on in-depth comparative case studies of Belgium, Greece, and Italy, he shows how scholars, policymakers, and citizens alike expected Euro-austerity to erode Europe's welfare states. Contrary to popular opinion, Bolukbasi finds that the reality was much more complicated. A thorough critique of the Euro-austerity hypothesis, this book presents a rigorous comparative study of the resilience of the welfare state in various national contexts.

Resource Regimes

Resource Regimes

Author: Oran R. Young Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1982.

Resource Regimes

Resource Regimes

Author: Oran R. Young Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1982.

Money and Power

Money and Power

Author: Vince (Author) Cable Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Through economics, our politicians have the power to transform people's lives for better or worse. Think Deng Xiaoping who lifted millions out of poverty by opening up China; Franklin D Roosevelt whose 'New Deal' helped the USA break free of the Great Depression. Or Peron and his successors in Argentina who brought the country to the brink of ruin. In this magisterial history, economist and politician Vince Cable examines the legacy of 16 world leaders who transformed their countries' economic fortunes and who also challenged economic convention. From Thatcher to Trump, from Lenin to Bismarck, Money and Power provides a whole new perspective on the science of government. Examining the fascinating interplay of economics and politics, this is a compelling journey through some of the most significant people and events of the last 300 years.

Just Money

Just Money

Author: Katrin Kaufer, Lillian Steponaitis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2021

How to use finance as a tool to build a more equitable and sustainable society. Money defines our present and will shape our future. Every investment decision we make adds a chapter to the story of what our world will look like. Although the idea of mission-based finance has been around for decades, there is a gap between organizations' stated intention to do good and meaningful impact. Still, some are succeeding. In Just Money, Katrin Kaufer and Lillian Steponaitis take readers on a global tour of financial institutions that use finance as a force for good.

China's Finance in Africa

China's Finance in Africa

Author: Evelyn F. (Pennsylvania State University) Wamboye Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2021

This Element provides a detailed analysis of official finances from China to Africa with special attention to the question of Africa's foreign finances policy. The findings reveal that Africa has an infrastructure gap and Chinese finances are largely used to fund infrastructure projects. However, the majority of the funds are loans, which are mortgaged on Africa's natural resources. In addition, Chinese firms are the ones implementing the projects, and much of the raw material and labor is imported from China. All these calls for Africa to institute a coherent foreign finances policy that ensures African countries fully benefit from these finances.

Wretched Refuse?

Wretched Refuse?

Author: Alex Nowrasteh, Benjamin Powell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2021

Economic arguments favoring increased immigration restrictions have been known to suggest that immigrants undermine the culture, institutions, and productivity of destination countries. But is this actually true? The authors systematically analyse cross-country evidence of potential negative effects caused by immigration relating to economic freedom, corruption, culture and terrorism. They then analyse case studies of mass immigration to the United States, Israel, and Jordan. Their evidence doesn't support the idea that immigration destroys the institutions responsible for prosperity in the modern world. This non-ideological volume makes a qualified case for free immigration and the accompanying prosperity.

The Environment and Externality

The Environment and Externality

Author: Zili (State University of New York at Binghamton) Yang Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2021

This innovative book models pollution mitigation as a negative externality whilst also providing desirable and useful solutions, such as establishing the triangular equivalence relationship among the Lindahl equilibrium without transfers, the Nash bargaining solution with the payoffs of the Cournot-Nash equilibrium as the status quo point, and the social optimum under the Lindahl weights. By introducing programming algorithms to validate these relationships numerically, Zili Yang bridges the gap between analytical results and empirical modelling, ultimately solving the Lindahl equilibrium and hybrid Nash equilibria in the influential RICE model. This text demonstrates the complexity and variety of environment externality problems, ranging from mixed externality to correlated externalities to environmental externality under IRS and policy applications. Integrating theory, algorithms and applications in a comprehensive framework, The Environment and Externality will benefit scholars and students working across environmental, resource and climate change economics.

The Environment and Externality

The Environment and Externality

Author: Zili (State University of New York at Binghamton) Yang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2021

This innovative book models pollution mitigation as a negative externality whilst also providing desirable and useful solutions, such as establishing the triangular equivalence relationship among the Lindahl equilibrium without transfer, the Nash bargaining solution with the payoffs of the Cournot-Nash equilibrium as the status quo point, and the social optimum under the Lindahl weights. By introducing programming algorithms to validate these relationships numerically, Zili Yang bridges the gap between analytical results and empirical modelling, ultimately solving the Lindahl equilibrium and hybrid Nash equilibria in the influential RICE model. This text demonstrates the complexity and variety of environment externality problems, ranging from mixed externality to correlated externalities to environmental externality under IRS and policy applications. Integrating theory, algorithms and applications in a comprehensive framework, The Environment and Externality will benefit scholars and students working across environmental, resource and climate change economics.