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Economic theory & philosophy

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Poverty, Social Exclusion and Stochastic Dominance

Poverty, Social Exclusion and Stochastic Dominance

Author: Satya R. Chakravarty Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2019

This book honors the memory of Tony Atkinson, who made significant contributions to the rigorous study of income inequality, poverty, and redistribution. These essays presented, covering a span of over 30 years of research and scholarship, have been at the forefront of distributional analysis, and many of them are of prime importance for contemporary developments in the real-valued measurement of poverty and inequality, with particular reference to the concepts of fuzzy poverty assessment, vulnerability, heterogeneity/multidimensionality, unit consistency, sub-group decomposability, and dominance criteria. While all of these articles have been previously published-singly or with co-authorship-in a number of professional journals or distinguished edited volumes, this book is greatly enriched by a substantial introductions by the authors, which place the contributions in context, highlights their inter-connectedness, and relates them to the work of Tony Atkinson and other scholars. This book is of intrinsic value to welfare analysts, as well as being a tribute to a very great scholar by a fellow economist.

Unlocking Africa's Business Potential Trends, Opportunities, Risks, and Strategies

Unlocking Africa's Business Potential Trends, Opportunities, Risks, and Strategies

Author: Landry Signe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

Africa welcomes business investment and offers some of the world's highest returns and impacts. Africa has tremendous economic potential and offers rewarding opportunities for global businesses looking for new markets and long-term investments with favorable returns. Africa has been one of the world's fastest-growing regions over the past decade, and by 2030 will be home to nearly 1.7 billion people and an estimated $6.7 trillion worth of consumer and business spending. Increased political stability in recent years and improving regional integration are making market access easier, and business expansion will generate jobs for women and youth, who represent the vast majority of the population. Current economic growth and poverty-alleviation efforts mean that more than 43 percent of the continent's people will reach middle- or upper-class status by 2030. Unlocking Africa's Business Potential examines business opportunities in the eight sectors with the highest potential returns on private investment the same sectors that will foster economic growth and diversification, job creation, and improved general welfare. These sectors include: consumer markets, agriculture and agriprocessing, information and communication technology, manufacturing, oil and gas, tourism, banking, and infrastructure and construction. The book's analysis of these sectors is based on case studies that identify specific opportunities for investment and growth, along with long-term market projections to inform decision-making. The book identifies potential risks to business and offers mitigation strategies. It also provides policymakers with solutions to attract new business investments, including how to remove barriers to business and accelerate development of the private sector.

To Get Rich is Glorious Challenges Facing China's Economic Reform and Opening at Forty

To Get Rich is Glorious Challenges Facing China's Economic Reform and Opening at Forty

Author: Jacques DeLisle, Avery Goldstein Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

Assessing prospects as China's reform enters middle age. In 1978, China's Deng Xiaoping launched the economic reforms that have resulted in one of history's most dramatic and profound national transformations. The reforms, which have evolved and expanded during the ensuing four decades, removed institutional and policy obstacles to economic growth, tapped China's immense reserves of labor and entrepreneurial talent, and opened the country to foreign capital and investment. China has developed a more high-tech and service-based economy currently the world's second-largest and it now sends companies and capital abroad in keeping with its new status as a leading force in international trade and investment. But China also faces daunting challenges in sustaining growth, continuing the unfinished agenda of economic transformation, addressing the adverse consequences of economic success, and dealing with mounting pressure and suspicion from the United States and other long-standing trade and investment partners. China also confronts uncertainties and risks stemming from the project to expand its influence across the globe, the so-called Belt and Road Initiative. In all these matters, China's current leader, Xi Jinping, seems determined to make his own lasting mark on the country and on the country's effort to become a leading global power. In this book, leading experts offer insights into the many difficult issues China now faces, including development of its rural economy, urban industrial policy, public finance, and international trade and investment. The authors drawing on perspectives from economics, political science, and policy analysis provide historical context, drawing lessons from four decades of reform in China, and they analyze the difficulties for China's economy as the reform era moves into its fifth decade. Readers looking for a comprehensive assessment of where China's economy stands today, and its future prospects will find it in this book.

The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics Volume 2: Private and Commercial Law

The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics Volume 2: Private and Commercial Law

Covering over one-hundred topics on issues ranging from Law and Neuroeconomics to European Union Law and Economics to Feminist Theory and Law and Economics, The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics is the definitive work in the field of law and economics. The book gathers together scholars and experts in law and economics to create the most inclusive and current work on law and economics. It looks at the origins of the field of law and economics, tracks the field's progression and increased importance to both law and economics, and looks to the future of the field and its continued development by examining a cornucopia of fields touched by work in law and economics. The uniqueness of its breadth, depth, and convenience make the volume essential to scholars, students, and contributors in the field of law and economics.

The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics Volume I: Methodology and Concepts

The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics Volume I: Methodology and Concepts

Covering over one-hundred topics on issues ranging from Law and Neuroeconomics to European Union Law and Economics to Feminist Theory and Law and Economics, The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics is the definitive work in the field of law and economics. The book gathers together scholars and experts in law and economics to create the most inclusive and current work on law and economics. It looks at the origins of the field of law and economics, tracks the field's progression and increased importance to both law and economics, and looks to the future of the field and its continued development by examining a cornucopia of fields touched by work in law and economics. The uniqueness of its breadth, depth, and convenience make the volume essential to scholars, students, and contributors in the field of law and economics.

The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics Volume 3: Public Law and Legal Institutions

The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics Volume 3: Public Law and Legal Institutions

Covering over one-hundred topics on issues ranging from Law and Neuroeconomics to European Union Law and Economics to Feminist Theory and Law and Economics, The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics is the definitive work in the field of law and economics. The book gathers together scholars and experts in law and economics to create the most inclusive and current work on law and economics. It looks at the origins of the field of law and economics, tracks the field's progression and increased importance to both law and economics, and looks to the future of the field and its continued development by examining a cornucopia of fields touched by work in law and economics. The uniqueness of its breadth, depth, and convenience make the volume essential to scholars, students, and contributors in the field of law and economics.

Henry George and How Growth in Real Estate Contributes to Inequality and Financial Instability

Henry George and How Growth in Real Estate Contributes to Inequality and Financial Instability

Author: Edward Nell Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/09/2019

This Palgrave Pivot contextualizes Henry George as an important and uniquely American figure in the fields of economics and political economy, with special emphasis on the frontier and innovation. This book discusses George's concept of rent as the result of economic progress, explains George's argument that the rise in rents caused by economic progress in turn generates inequality and poverty, and examines the relevance of these ideas in today's financialized global economy. This book adds to the very necessary discussion of whether our current financial industry is a benefit or a drain on human economic well-being.

Austerity

Austerity

Author: Suzanne J. Konzelmann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2019

Austerity has been at the centre of political controversy in the last decade, invoked as the answer to, or cause of, our post-crash economic malaise by politicians and academics across the political spectrum. However, despite being the cause of debate for over three centuries, it remains a confusing and poorly-understood concept. In this book, Suzanne J. Konzelmann aims to demystify austerity as an economic policy, a political idea and a social phenomenon. Beginning with an analysis of political and socio-economic history from the 17th century, she explains the economics of austerity in the context of the overall dynamics of state spending, tax, and debt. Using comparative case studies, ranging from 1930s USA to contemporary Britain, she then evaluates the outcomes of austerity in light of its stated objectives and analyses the conditions under which it doesn't - and occasionally does - work. This accessible and thorough introduction to austerity will be essential reading for students and scholars working in political economy, economics, and politics, as well as all readers interested in current affairs.

Austerity

Austerity

Author: Suzanne J. Konzelmann Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2019

Austerity has been at the centre of political controversy in the last decade, invoked as the answer to, or cause of, our post-crash economic malaise by politicians and academics across the political spectrum. However, despite being the cause of debate for over three centuries, it remains a confusing and poorly-understood concept. In this book, Suzanne J. Konzelmann aims to demystify austerity as an economic policy, a political idea and a social phenomenon. Beginning with an analysis of political and socio-economic history from the 17th century, she explains the economics of austerity in the context of the overall dynamics of state spending, tax, and debt. Using comparative case studies, ranging from 1930s USA to contemporary Britain, she then evaluates the outcomes of austerity in light of its stated objectives and analyses the conditions under which it doesn't - and occasionally does - work. This accessible and thorough introduction to austerity will be essential reading for students and scholars working in political economy, economics, and politics, as well as all readers interested in current affairs.

Qualitative Economics The Science of Economics

Qualitative Economics The Science of Economics

Author: Woodrow W. Clark II, Michael Fast Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

This book provides a new paradigm of economics that is called Qualitative Economics. The authors take an approach to economics that is entirely different from the established neo-classical economics paradigm. Arguing that the basis of neo-classical economic theory with its focus on perfect information in a balanced equilibrium system of supply and demand is fundamentally flawed, the authors propose an inclusive philosophical and scientific perspective to explain economic structures and activities and how best to understand the dynamics of economics. Furthermore, the authors argue that a qualitative approach allows for greater understanding of not only the actors, actions and situations in economics, but also defines the context in which the more traditional quantitative and statistical methods are applied. The book includes case studies to further illustrate the applications of qualitative economics. Challenging orthodox paradigms and schools of economic thought, the book proposes a new way of looking at economics, and as such will be of use to researchers and students of economics, business, social sciences and the sciences as well as think tanks and advocacy groups interested in heterodox economics.

The Inequality Paradox: How Capitalism Can Work for Everyone

The Inequality Paradox: How Capitalism Can Work for Everyone

Author: Douglas McWilliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2019

In his illuminating new book, Douglas McWilliams argues that inequality is largely driven not by a conspiracy of the rich, as Thomas Piketty suggests, but by technology and globalization that have led to the paradox of rising inequality even as worldwide poverty drops. But what are the implications of this seeming contradiction, and what ultimately drives the global distribution of wealth? What can societies do to reshape capitalism for the 21st century? Drawing on the latest research, McWilliams investigates how wealth is concentrated and why it persistently remains in the hands of very few. In accessible and thought-provoking prose, McWilliams poses a comprehensive theory on why capitalism has not met its match in the form of increasingly disparate income distribution, but warns of the coming wave of technological development-the fourth industrial revolution-that threatens to create a scarcity of unskilled jobs that will lead to even greater inequality and explains what governments can do to prepare for this. From the inquisitive layperson to the professional economist or policymaker, The Inequality Paradox is essential reading for understanding the global economy in its present state. McWilliams is a fresh, authoritative voice entering the global discussion, making this book indispensable in preparing for the imminent economic challenges of our changing world.

Mikrooekonomie

Mikrooekonomie

Author: David Besanko, Ronald Braeutigam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2019