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Handbook of BRICS and Emerging Economies

Handbook of BRICS and Emerging Economies

Ever since Jim O'Neill at Goldman Sachs coined the term BRICS in 2001 there have been many different assessments of these major emerging economies, with some even proclaiming that the promise of the BRICS (comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) is over. However, the so called 'arranged marriage' still seems to be working well, with the club having become a formal international forum, with summit declarations, ministerial meetings, and numerous BRICS-wide fora. Is this euphoria misplaced? Is there a BRICS model of economic and human development? Are inequalities increasing and is this the denouncement of the economic successes? The Handbook of BRICS and Emerging Economies presents a comprehensive and multi-faceted analysis of the BRICS countries and other emerging economies, exploring their economic, social, environmental, and governance dimensions and other challenges. It brings together multi-disciplinary perspectives from more than fifty authors to examine how education contributed to the emergence of BRICS, how BRICS are impacting African economies, and how other emerging economies (including Chile, Mexico, Turkey, and others in Africa and Central Asia) compare. It observes the impact of governance challenges both within individual countries and in the forum for co-operation amongst them, what issues related to gender and identity based violence are prevalent, and what the security implications are and the role of BRICS is in contributing to peace keeping operations.

Econometric Analysis, Global Edition

Econometric Analysis, Global Edition

Author: William H. Greene Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2019

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States. For first-year graduate courses in Econometrics for Social Scientists. Bridging the gap between social science studies and econometric analysis Designed to bridge the gap between social science studies and field-econometrics, Econometric Analysis, 8th Edition, Global Edition, presents this ever-growing area at an accessible graduate level. The book first introduces students to basic techniques, a rich variety of models, and underlying theory that is easy to put into practice. It then presents students with a sufficient theoretical background to understand advanced techniques and to recognize new variants of established models. This focus, along with hundreds of worked numerical examples, ensures that students can apply the theory to real-world application and are prepared to be successful economists in the field.

The Foundations of Behavioral Economic Analysis Volume V: Bounded Rationality

The Foundations of Behavioral Economic Analysis Volume V: Bounded Rationality

Author: Sanjit (Professor of Economics, Professor of Economics, University of Leicester) Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/12/2019

This fifth volume of The Foundations of Behavioral Economic Analysis covers behavioral models of learning. It is an essential guide for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students seeking a concise and focused text on this important subject, and examines heuristics and biases in judgment and decision making, mental accounting, and behavioral finance and bounded rationality. This updated extract from Dhami's leading textbook allows the reader to pursue subsections of this vast and rapidly growing field and to tailor their reading to their specific interests in behavioral economics.

The Market as God

The Market as God

Author: Harvey Cox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/12/2019

We have fallen in thrall to the theology of supply and demand. According to its acolytes, the Market is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent. It can raise nations and ruin households, and comes complete with its own doctrines, prophets, and evangelical zeal. Harvey Cox brings this theology out of the shadows, demonstrating that the way the world economy operates is shaped by a global system of values that can be best understood as a religion. Drawing on biblical sources and the work of social scientists, Cox points to many parallels between the development of Christianity and the Market economy. It is only by understanding how the Market reached its divine status that can we hope to restore it to its proper place as servant of humanity. An essential and thoroughly engaging book...Harvey Cox's ingenious sense of how market theology has developed a scripture, a liturgy, and sophisticated apologetics allow us to see old challenges in a remarkably fresh light. -E. J. Dionne, Jr. Cox argues that...we are now imprisoned by the dictates of a false god that we ourselves have created. We need to break free and reclaim our humanity. -Forbes Cox clears the space for a new generation of Christians to begin to develop a more public and egalitarian politics. -The Nation

The Foundations of Behavioral Economic Analysis Volume VI: Behavioral Models of Learning

The Foundations of Behavioral Economic Analysis Volume VI: Behavioral Models of Learning

Author: Sanjit (Professor of Economics, Professor of Economics, University of Leicester, UK) Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/12/2019

This sixth volume of The Foundations of Behavioral Economic Analysis covers behavioral models of learning. It is an essential guide for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students seeking a concise and focused text on this important subject, and examines evolutionary game theory, models of learning, and stochastic social dynamics. This updated extract from Dhami's leading textbook allows the reader to pursue subsections of this vast and rapidly growing field and to tailor their reading to their specific interests in behavioral economics.

China Income Distribution Research volume 1

China Income Distribution Research volume 1

Author: Renwei Zhao Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/12/2019

China has experienced radical societal change since the initiation of the reform and openness programme in 1978. These changes have brought about significant income discrepancy between regions, social classes and generations; rendering the fair distribution of income an ever more important socio-economic question. This book is a collection of eleven papers on the income distribution problem in Chinese society from 1978 to the early 21st century authored by Zhao Renwei, the former director of the Institute of Economics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The author examines the imbalance in income distribution in Chinese society from a socio-economic perspective and uses a myriad of examples to support his arguments while drawing conclusions as to ways forward for policy makers. The book is an essential reference for students and scholars interested in social and economic reform in Chinese society. It will appeal additionally to policy makers concerned with the question of income distribution.

Economic Transition and People's Livelihood

Economic Transition and People's Livelihood

Author: Renwei Zhao Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/12/2019

China has experienced radical economical and societal change since the reform process was initiated in 1978. These changes have brought about significant income discrepancy between regions, social classes, and generations and greatly impacted on various aspects of people's livelihood. This set is a collection of twenty-five papers by Zhao Renwei, the former director of the Institute of Economics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. In the first volume, the author examines the imbalance in income distribution in the Chinese society from a socio-economic perspective and uses a myriad of examples to support his arguments. In the second volume, he discusses his views on the relationship between planning and the market in China and examines the changes in economic systems of the past decades using examples and economic models. The book will appeal to students and scholars who are interested in the social and economic reform in China.

Matchmakers and Markets The Revolutionary Role of Information in the Economy

Matchmakers and Markets The Revolutionary Role of Information in the Economy

To understand the bewildering complexities of consumer markets and financial markets, you'll need to look beyond traditional textbooks. This book aims to better understanding of current markets through studying the implications of living in an information age. It examines the impacts that information has on how markets function, and presents a novel market theory in which information takes centre stage when analyzing how the economy functions and evolves. It depicts markets with three categories of actors (consumers, businesses, and information intermediaries), and predicts the growing importance of the role of information intermediaries, or 'matchmakers', as facilitators of transactions between consumers and businesses. Matchmakers and Markets will guide readers to reflect on their own role in the economy. It provides numerous scenarios and examples from the real-world economy, enabling readers to ask new questions and draw their own conclusions. The aim of this book is to stimulate the reader's own thinking, whether a consumer on the high street, or an investor on Wall Street, a policy maker in the government armchair, or an entrepreneur dreaming to make the next big thing in the world. This book will stir up discussion and debate as the claims and conclusions move away from mainstream theories.

Economists at War How a Handful of Economists Helped Win and Lose the World Wars

Economists at War How a Handful of Economists Helped Win and Lose the World Wars

Author: Alan (Professor, Professor, Victoria University of Wellington) Bollard Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Wartime is not just about military success. Economists at War tells a different story - about a group of remarkable economists who used their skills to help their countries fight their battles during the Chinese-Japanese War, Second World War, and the Cold War. 1935-55 was a time of conflict, confrontation, and destruction. It was also a time when the skills of economists were called upon to finance the military, to identify economic vulnerabilities, and to help reconstruction. Economists at War: How a Handful of Economists Helped Win and Lose the World Wars focuses on the achievements of seven finance ministers, advisors, and central bankers from Japan, China, Germany, the UK, the USSR, and the US. It is a story of good and bad economic thinking, good and bad policy, and good and bad moral positions. The economists suffered threats, imprisonment, trial, and assassination. They all believed in the power of economics to make a difference, and their contributions had a significant impact on political outcomes and military ends. Economists at War shows the history of this turbulent period through a unique lens. It details the tension between civilian resources and military requirements; the desperate attempts to control economies wracked with inflation, depression, political argument, and fighting; and the clever schemes used to evade sanctions, develop barter trade, and use economic espionage. Politicians and generals cannot win wars if they do not have the resources. This book tells the human stories behind the economics of wartime.

Arbitrage Theory in Continuous Time

Arbitrage Theory in Continuous Time

The fourth edition of this widely used textbook on pricing and hedging of financial derivatives now also includes dynamic equilibrium theory and continues to combine sound mathematical principles with economic applications. Concentrating on the probabilistic theory of continuous time arbitrage pricing of financial derivatives, including stochastic optimal control theory and optimal stopping theory, Arbitrage Theory in Continuous Time is designed for graduate students in economics and mathematics, and combines the necessary mathematical background with a solid economic focus. It includes a solved example for every new technique presented, contains numerous exercises, and suggests further reading in each chapter. All concepts and ideas are discussed, not only from a mathematics point of view, but with lots of intuitive economic arguments. In the substantially extended fourth edition Tomas Bjoerk has added completely new chapters on incomplete markets, treating such topics as the Esscher transform, the minimal martingale measure, f-divergences, optimal investment theory for incomplete markets, and good deal bounds. This edition includes an entirely new section presenting dynamic equilibrium theory, covering unit net supply endowments models and the Cox-Ingersoll-Ross equilibrium factor model. Providing two full treatments of arbitrage theory-the classical delta hedging approach and the modern martingale approach-this book is written so that these approaches can be studied independently of each other, thus providing the less mathematically-oriented reader with a self-contained introduction to arbitrage theory and equilibrium theory, while at the same time allowing the more advanced student to see the full theory in action. This textbook is a natural choice for graduate students and advanced undergraduates studying finance and an invaluable introduction to mathematical finance for mathematicians and professionals in the market.

New Futures for South Asia Commerce and Connectivity

New Futures for South Asia Commerce and Connectivity

Author: Adluri Subramanyam Raju Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/12/2019

This book is a comprehensive examination of the society, polity and economy of South Asian countries and their future trajectories. The essays included in the volume present key insights into the geopolitical dynamics of the region. New Futures for South Asia: Draws on case studies from the region to discuss how democracy has fared in terms of state-society linkages, transformational possibilities, and globalization and radicalization of politics; Studies possibilities of economic cooperation in South Asia including common currency, regional imbalances and aid, transport connectivity and electricity consumption; Examines the crucial role of SAARC and bilateralism in forging connectivities across the diverse geographies of the region. A major intervention in re-shaping South Asian studies, this book will be a great resource for scholars and researchers of security studies, strategic affairs, international relations, development studies, and politics.

New Futures for South Asia Commerce and Connectivity

New Futures for South Asia Commerce and Connectivity

Author: Adluri Subramanyam Raju Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/12/2019

This book is a comprehensive examination of the society, polity and economy of South Asian countries and their future trajectories. The essays included in the volume present key insights into the geopolitical dynamics of the region. New Futures for South Asia: Draws on case studies from the region to discuss how democracy has fared in terms of state-society linkages, transformational possibilities, and globalization and radicalization of politics; Studies possibilities of economic cooperation in South Asia including common currency, regional imbalances and aid, transport connectivity and electricity consumption; Examines the crucial role of SAARC and bilateralism in forging connectivities across the diverse geographies of the region. A major intervention in re-shaping South Asian studies, this book will be a great resource for scholars and researchers of security studies, strategic affairs, international relations, development studies, and politics.