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Economics

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!

European Union Post Crisis Challenges and Prospects for Growth

European Union Post Crisis Challenges and Prospects for Growth

Author: Vasileios Vlachos Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/08/2019

This book discusses the unprecedented impact of the financial and economic crisis on government finances and economic performance across Europe, which has raised skepticism on the ability of the current course of integration to promote prosperity. Correspondingly, the European Union is about to contract for the first time in its history. This timely book covers the economic issues that challenge the future of integration in Europe. The chapters are authored by international experts and examine current and emerging challenges and trends for the European Union: economic convergence, monetary policy, competition law, transport policy, the informal sector, employment, recovery and enlargement. Four chapters focus on Greece, which has been the greatest challenge faced by European institutions in the context of the sovereign debt crisis, and one chapter discusses the possible costs of Brexit. The reader will benefit from understanding the key economic challenges, which, if effectively addressed, will lead to deepening the union, or in contrast to a multi-speed Europe.

Openness to Creative Destruction Sustaining Innovative Dynamism

Openness to Creative Destruction Sustaining Innovative Dynamism

Author: Arthur M., Jr. (Professor of Economics, University of Nebraska) Diamond Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2019

Life improves under the economic system often called entrepreneurial capitalism or creative destruction, but more accurately called innovative dynamism. Openness to Creative Destruction: Sustaining Innovative Dynamism shows how innovation occurs through the efforts of inventors and innovative entrepreneurs, how workers on balance benefit, and how good policies can encourage innovation. The inventors and innovative entrepreneurs are often cognitively diverse outsiders with the courage and perseverance to see and pursue serendipitous discoveries or slow hunches. Arthur M. Diamond, Jr. shows how economies grow where innovative dynamism through leapfrog competition flourishes, as in the United States from roughly 1830-1930. Consumers vote with their feet for innovative new goods and for process innovations that reduce prices, benefiting ordinary citizens more than the privileged elites. Diamond highlights that because breakthrough inventions are costly and difficult, patents can be fair rewards for invention and can provide funding to enable future inventions. He argues that some fears about adverse effects on labor market are unjustified, since more and better new jobs are created than are destroyed, and that other fears can be mitigated by better policies. The steady growth in regulations, often defended on the basis of the precautionary principle, increases the costs to potential entrepreneurs and thus reduces innovation. The Great Fact of economic history is that after at least 40,000 years of mostly poor, nasty, brutish, and short humans in the last 250 years have started to live substantially longer and better lives. Diamond increases understanding of why.

Population, Migration, and Socioeconomic Outcomes among Island and Mainland Puerto Ricans La Crisis Boricua

Population, Migration, and Socioeconomic Outcomes among Island and Mainland Puerto Ricans La Crisis Boricua

Author: Marie T. Mora, Alberto Davila, Havidan Rodriguez, Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

At the landmark centennial anniversary of the 1917 Jones-Shafroth Act, which granted Puerto Ricans U.S. citizenship, the island confronts an unfolding humanitarian crisis initially triggered by an acute economic crisis surging since 2006. Analyzing large datasets such as the American Community Survey and the Puerto Rican Community Survey, this book represents the first comprehensive analysis of the socioeconomic and demographic consequences of La Crisis Boricua for Puerto Ricans on the island and mainland, including massive net outmigration from the island on a scale not seen for sixty years; a shrinking and rapidly aging population; a shut-down of high-tech industries; a significant loss in public and private sector jobs; a deteriorating infrastructure; higher sales taxes than any of the states; $74 billion in public debt plus another $49 billion in unfunded pension obligations; and defaults on payments to bondholders. This book also discusses how the socioeconomic and demographic outcomes differ among stateside Puerto Ricans, including recent migrants, in traditional settlement areas such as New York versus those in newer settlement areas such as Florida and Texas. Florida is now home to 1.1 million Puerto Ricans (essentially the same number as those living in New York) and received a full third of the migrants from the island to mainland during this time. Scholars interested in the transition of migrants into their receiving communities (regardless of the Puerto Rican case) will also find this book to be of interest, particularly with respect to the comparative analyses on earnings, the likelihood of being impoverished, and self-employment.

Openness to Creative Destruction Sustaining Innovative Dynamism

Openness to Creative Destruction Sustaining Innovative Dynamism

Author: Arthur M., Jr. (Professor of Economics, University of Nebraska) Diamond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

Life improves under the economic system often called entrepreneurial capitalism or creative destruction, but more accurately called innovative dynamism. Openness to Creative Destruction: Sustaining Innovative Dynamism shows how innovation occurs through the efforts of inventors and innovative entrepreneurs, how workers on balance benefit, and how good policies can encourage innovation. The inventors and innovative entrepreneurs are often cognitively diverse outsiders with the courage and perseverance to see and pursue serendipitous discoveries or slow hunches. Arthur M. Diamond, Jr. shows how economies grow where innovative dynamism through leapfrog competition flourishes, as in the United States from roughly 1830-1930. Consumers vote with their feet for innovative new goods and for process innovations that reduce prices, benefiting ordinary citizens more than the privileged elites. Diamond highlights that because breakthrough inventions are costly and difficult, patents can be fair rewards for invention and can provide funding to enable future inventions. He argues that some fears about adverse effects on labor market are unjustified, since more and better new jobs are created than are destroyed, and that other fears can be mitigated by better policies. The steady growth in regulations, often defended on the basis of the precautionary principle, increases the costs to potential entrepreneurs and thus reduces innovation. The Great Fact of economic history is that after at least 40,000 years of mostly poor, nasty, brutish, and short humans in the last 250 years have started to live substantially longer and better lives. Diamond increases understanding of why.

Family Business

Family Business

Author: Carole (University of Bradford, UK) Howorth, Nick Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2019

Family businesses are the most common business form in the world, ranging from the millions of small local businesses to giants such as Wal-Mart. This book showcases the crucial contribution that family businesses make to the world economy, and informs students of the existing and potential research in this area. Drawing upon global academic research and case studies, theories of family businesses are explained and prevailing myths and assumptions are tested. Features including exercises linked to case studies develop skills in applying theories in practice. This concise text is essential reading for students of family business and useful additional reading for those interested in entrepreneurship more broadly.

Family Business

Family Business

Author: Carole (University of Bradford, UK) Howorth, Nick Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

Family businesses are the most common business form in the world, ranging from the millions of small local businesses to giants such as Wal-Mart. This book showcases the crucial contribution that family businesses make to the world economy, and informs students of the existing and potential research in this area. Drawing upon global academic research and case studies, theories of family businesses are explained and prevailing myths and assumptions are tested. Features including exercises linked to case studies develop skills in applying theories in practice. This concise text is essential reading for students of family business and useful additional reading for those interested in entrepreneurship more broadly.

Gender Inequalities in Japanese Workplace and Employment Theories and Empirical Evidence

Gender Inequalities in Japanese Workplace and Employment Theories and Empirical Evidence

Author: Kazuo Yamaguchi Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2019

The in-depth analyses presented in this book have a dual focus: (1) Social mechanisms through which the gender wage gap, gender inequality in the attainment of managerial positions, and gender segregation of occupations are generated in Japan; and (2) Assessments of the effects of firms' gender-egalitarian personnel policies and work-life balance promotion policies on the gender wage gap and the firms' productivity. In addition, this work reviews and discusses various economic and sociological theories of gender inequality and gender discrimination and considers their consistencies and inconsistencies with the results of the analysis of Japanese data. Furthermore, the book critically reviews and discusses the historical development of the Japanese employment system by juxtaposing rational and cultural explanations. This book is an English translation by the author of a book he first published in Japanese in 2017. The original Japanese-language edition received two major book awards in Japan. One was The Nikkei Economic Book Culture Award, which is given every year by the Nikkei Newspaper Company and the Japan Economic Research Center to a few best books on economy and society. The other was The Showa University's Women's Culture Research Award, which is bestowed annually on a single book of research that promotes gender equality. Kazuo Yamaguchi is the Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago.

Management Careers Made in Germany Studying at Private German Universities Pays Off

Management Careers Made in Germany Studying at Private German Universities Pays Off

Author: Alexander P. Hansen, Annette Doll, Ajit Varma Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2019

This book reveals how to provide the leaders of tomorrow with the right education for a management career Made in Germany. It explains how private universities in Germany are helping to maintain the country's respected educational standards, while also enriching them with exemplary services for international students. The book is intended as a practical guide, addressing any concerns students may have when considering studying at a private German university: admissions, visa, teaching quality and formats, tuition, degrees, subjects, housing, food, security, industry connections, and international job placement and leadership. It provides concrete strategies on how students can unlock their personal earning potential and how to find a top job at a national or multinational company. The authors demonstrate that a German university degree will generate rapid return on investment. Real-life success stories show how a degree from a private German university can pave the way for international professional success.

Eurasian Economic Perspectives Proceedings of the 24th Eurasia Business and Economics Society Conference

Eurasian Economic Perspectives Proceedings of the 24th Eurasia Business and Economics Society Conference

Author: Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/07/2019

This volume of Eurasian Studies in Business and Economics includes selected papers from the 24th Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) Conference, held in Bangkok. The theoretical and empirical papers gathered here cover diverse areas of economics and finance from different geographic regions; yet the main focus is on the latest findings on labor markets and their interactions with competitive environments. The volume also includes meso-economic studies that analyze individual companies, economic and financial environments, particularly with regard to human resource and financial risk management.

Economic Power and Economic Strategy in Russia

Economic Power and Economic Strategy in Russia

Author: Peeter (Turku School of Economics, Finland) Vahtra Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/07/2019

In recent years the power relationship between business and the state in Russia has moved strongly in favour of the state, with the state increasingly involved in Russia's leading business sectors and with increasing state ownership in key industries. This book surveys these important changes and assesses their significance. It discusses how strategic government policies have been formulated, and examines the objectives and means of policy concerning strategic assets. It explores the impact of increasing government control of the economy on both domestic business and foreign investors, and assesses the implications for Russia's external relations. It includes coverage of the key energy sector.

North Korea and Economic Integration in East Asia

North Korea and Economic Integration in East Asia

Throughout North Korea's history, it has regarded external relations with suspicion and as potential threat to its regime. With North Korea working towards denuclearizing, there is now hope for the economic opening of North Korea. This book looks at external economic strategies that North Korea will show much interest in for its reforms and development, and that are related with East Asian economic integration process. This book emphasizes that considering theoretical factors and conditions of the North Korean economy, economic opening and integration should have a high priority, anteceding or at least being parallel to economic reforms and transformation. Also, among various alternative strategies to achieve the goal of economic reforms and development based on economic opening, utilization of East Asian regional economic integration framework would be the best option for North Korea, because it can provide an opportunity to overcome structural problems of its external economic relations and to circumvent political conflicts, leading to a smoother rapprochement towards economic opening. This book is timely as it presents how a new economic blueprint on the Korean peninsula may be accomplished.