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International economics

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Social and Economic Development in Central and Eastern Europe Stability and Change after 1990

Social and Economic Development in Central and Eastern Europe Stability and Change after 1990

Author: Grzegorz (University of Warsaw, Poland) Gorzelak Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2019

The integration of post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe into the EU is one of the success stories of European development. The region has seen significant economic convergence, dramatic changes in socio-economic indicators, and improvements in the natural environment. However, some challenges remain, such as political divergence, public governance issues, and population demographics. This book identifies and analyses the key post-1990 developments across the New Member States at the sub-national and national levels, with frequent country-level and regional comparisons. Careful attention is paid to drawing out commonalities in development trajectories, while appreciating each country's unique context. Drawing on the academic literature and illuminating empirical material, the broad range of topics discussed in the book paint a detailed picture of both change and stability in Central and Eastern Europe. It will be valuable reading for advanced students, researchers and policymakers in regional studies, European studies, human geography, political economy and transition economics.

Extreme Economies Survival, Failure, Future - Lessons from the World's Limits

Extreme Economies Survival, Failure, Future - Lessons from the World's Limits

Author: Richard Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

To understand how humans react and adapt to economic change we need to study people who live in harsh environments. From war zones, natural disasters and failed states, to aging societies and the challenges of technological advancement, every life in this book has been hit by a seismic shock, violently broken or changed in some way. People living in these odd and marginal places are ignored by number crunching economists and political pollsters alike. Science suggests this is a mistake. This book tells the personal stories of humans living in extreme situations, and of the financial infrastructure they create. Here, economies are not concerned with the familiar stock market crashes, housing crises, or banking scandals of the financial pages. In his quest for a purer view of how economies succeed and fail, Richard Davies takes the reader off the beaten path to places where part of the economy has been repressed, removed, destroyed or turbocharged. By travelling to each of them and discovering what life is really like, Extreme Economies tells small stories that shed light on today's biggest economic questions, with vital lessons for our future.

Extreme Economies Survival, Failure, Future - Lessons from the World's Limits

Extreme Economies Survival, Failure, Future - Lessons from the World's Limits

Author: Richard Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

To understand how humans react and adapt to economic change we need to study people who live in harsh environments. From war zones, natural disasters and failed states, to aging societies and the challenges of technological advancement, every life in this book has been hit by a seismic shock, violently broken or changed in some way. People living in these odd and marginal places are ignored by number crunching economists and political pollsters alike. Science suggests this is a mistake. This book tells the personal stories of humans living in extreme situations, and of the financial infrastructure they create. Here, economies are not concerned with the familiar stock market crashes, housing crises, or banking scandals of the financial pages. In his quest for a purer view of how economies succeed and fail, Richard Davies takes the reader off the beaten path to places where part of the economy has been repressed, removed, destroyed or turbocharged. By travelling to each of them and discovering what life is really like, Extreme Economies tells small stories that shed light on today's biggest economic questions, with vital lessons for our future.

The Political Economy of New Regionalisms in the Pacific Rim

The Political Economy of New Regionalisms in the Pacific Rim

Author: Jose Briceno Ruiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2019

Combining an analysis of regionalism from a systemic view with a domestic political-economy analysis, this book sheds light on the new dynamics and emerging configurations of regionalisms and interregionalisms in the post-Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Donald Trump's presidency has transformed trans-Pacific economic and political relations, contrasting sharply with President Obama's `pivot to Asia' strategy. Unilateralism and bilateralism have returned to the center stage, at the cost of regionalism, interregionalism, and multilateralism. Understanding these new dynamics requires closer examination of the underlying domestic political economies. Examining ten country case studies of multi-actor agency at the national level, expert contributors argue that trans-Pacific relations should not only be explained in terms of the behavior of the major powers, but that medium powers, and even small countries, can exert influence and occupy strategic nodes and contribute to shaping a new international relations network. Their findings will be of interest to scholars of international relations, international political economy, regionalism, and international economics.

American Businesses in China Balancing Culture and Communication

American Businesses in China Balancing Culture and Communication

Author: Nancy Lynch Street, Marilyn J. Matelski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Since the publication of earlier editions of this book, China's political and economic landscapes have changed dramatically, with the rise of new leadership, evolving alliances, tariff wars, educational policies and technological advancements. Focusing on Chinese-American ventures, this expanded and revised edition chronicles the investments that have marked China's astonishing growth in the 21st century. Adding another dimension to the exploration of Chinese-American commerce, this edition discusses China's roots in Confucian identity and its effect on modern business culture. Case studies of American businesses that have been successful in China are included. Reflecting upon the changing nature of Chinese consumerism and international corporate behavior, the authors close with specific suggestions for those interested in doing business in China.

The Economics of Globalization

The Economics of Globalization

Author: Marc Muendler Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2019

Advances in Pacific Basin Business, Economics and Finance

Advances in Pacific Basin Business, Economics and Finance

Author: Professor Cheng Few Lee Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/08/2019

Advances in Pacific Basin Business, Economics and Finance is an annual publication designed to focus on interdisciplinary research in finance, economics, and management among Pacific Rim countries. All articles published are reviewed and recommended by at least two members of the editorial board. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Policy and management on financial markets and financial institutions; 2. Options, futures and other derivatives markets; 3. Corporate finance and investment decisions; 4. Insurance and risk management; 5. Accounting, auditing and taxation; 6. Marketing, supply chain management, and business policies; 7. Artificial intelligence and new technology in finance; 8. Monetary and foreign exchange policy; 9. Income, employment and education; 10. Other economic policies among the Pacific Rim countries.

The United States in the World Economy Making Sense of Globalization

The United States in the World Economy Making Sense of Globalization

Author: Anthony Elson Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2019

This book assesses the impact of globalization on the US economy from the perspective of international trade, finance, and immigration, with a view to eliminating misinformation in the current public debate about the costs and benefits of globalization. The United States has played a key role in the development of economic and financial globalization since the end of World War II and has been the largest force for integration of the global economy. While the US economy as a whole has been a net beneficiary from globalization, significant costs have been incurred by certain groups and communities as a result of its effects. This book evaluates the benefits, costs and impact on income distribution for the United States in the areas of international trade, finance, and immigration, drawing on key findings of the relevant literature. A key argument of this book is that the US economy has been a significant net beneficiary from globalization, but that the government needs to do more for those workers negatively impacted by its effects. This book ends by proposing key institutional reforms at the national and international level that would foster further gains from globalization and create a more equal distribution of its benefits.

Global Economic Disparity A Dynamic Force in Geoeconomic Competition of Superpowers

Global Economic Disparity A Dynamic Force in Geoeconomic Competition of Superpowers

Author: Jae Wan Chung Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

The world is a veritable stage for superpowers. Major historical events are best viewed as the outcomes of games played by superpowers for their own economic interests. The objective of this book is to explore the primary cause of global historical events. A global economic disparity (GED) motivates superpowers to pursue their interests and results in the corresponding global historical event (GHE). This book explores the causal relationships between GEDs and GHEs that stand out in recent global history since the first Industrial Revolution, taking a geoeconomic approach which encompasses economics, international political affairs, history, and geography. The book confirms the causalities between GEDs and GHEs. It is a pioneering work that provides a unique but powerful policy implication: in order to alleviate international conflicts and tensions between superpowers, it is necessary to reduce GEDs. And since it is virtually impossible for a few superpowers to reduce the GEDs, the world economy needs a multipolar economic system for global stability through competition. The book was written shortly after the world economy was trapped within downward spirals caused by the US financial crisis and its contagion. As a collective representation of GEDs in various areas, the financial disparity is a central part of GEDs. The book rigorously examines the financial crisis (2008-2014) in the United States and the Fed's response, a program of quantitative easing (QE) implemented in three phases, while bearing in mind that the origin of the current crisis is not solely the financial sector or stock markets, but worldwide economic disequilibrium. This book also focuses on the details for the causal relationships prevailing in several major areas: human resources, raw materials, energy, environment, and poverty.

The Wealth of Nations and Regions

The Wealth of Nations and Regions

Author: Shunsuke (Kyushu University, Japan) Managi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2019

There is an increasing interest in inclusive wealth, and inclusive wealth can be a solution to the problematic narrowness of the traditional national accounting sys-tem, which has been recognized for a long time. This book offers a comprehensive guide on this subject of inclusive wealth.

Incorporation, Authorship, and Anglo-American Literature (1815-1918)

Incorporation, Authorship, and Anglo-American Literature (1815-1918)

Author: Jasper Schelstraete Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/07/2019

Incorporation, Authorship, and Anglo-American Literature (1815-1918) is concerned with the new ways in which nineteenth-century authors came to imagine nationhood in response to the emergent global market. It investigates how authors negotiated a largely unregulated global economic space, both imaginatively-in their representations of it-and pragmatically, through author-publisher agreements to circumvent the lack of transnational copyright or through market-driven self-censorship for different audiences. Until now, scholarship has struggled to find a single dynamic from which to consider the Anglo-American transatlantic cultural field, and transnational fields more generally. This volume offers that single dynamic through an innovative and interdisciplinary approach that brings together the research areas of literary and transnational studies with economic history. It shows how the positional national identities constructed by nineteenth-century texts were informed by economic self-interest in the emergent global marketplace. Through a series of case studies the book analyses how contemporary economic innovations determined nineteenth-century concepts of national and cultural self-identification. Presented within four main body chapters, each considers two case studies of nineteenth-century authors that are in productive contrast, including pairings between Herman Melville and Washington Irving, E.D.E.N. Southworth and Anthony Trollope, Charles Dickens and Harriet Beecher Stowe, and finally Thomas Hardy and Joseph Conrad.

One Road, Many Dreams China's Bold Plan to Remake the Global Economy

One Road, Many Dreams China's Bold Plan to Remake the Global Economy

Author: Daniel Drache, A T Kingsmith, Duan Qi Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

One Belt, One Road is China's bold plan to remake the global economy. It's an ambitious strategy with a $2 trillion - and rising - budget. The objective? To challenge the existing economic and political world order. One Road, Many Dreams reveals the true extent of China's ambition, analyses the impact of the One Belt, One Road initiative and assesses its chances of success and failure. This is the Asian century and China has a plan - to remake the world economy. Under its audacious One Belt, One Road strategy, China is investing trillions of dollars in hundreds of projects all around the globe. It's buying up ports, building transport networks and constructing major infrastructure. From hydroelectric plants to oil pipelines, China supplies the labour if needed, the raw materials and the finance, creating customers and boosting its own economy in the process. More than 80 nations have already joined China's increasingly less exclusive club and by 2049, when One Belt, One Road is set to end, its number of members is likely to rival the UN. So far, China has exercised its soft power of debt diplomacy and financial might shrewdly, serving the planet's overlooked middle-income and poor countries. The rest of the world needs to wake up because the scale of One Belt, One Road is unprecedented. Its implications for the global structure of power are potentially seismic as the geopolitical ties between Europe and Asia deepen. Written by three highly regarded political economists, One Road, Many Dreams examines the One Belt, One Road initiative from all angles. It looks at the projects and the players, the alliances and the governance. It explores the opportunities for China and the threat to the West, particularly for Trump's isolationist US administration. At home and abroad, China is staking its credibility as a superpower on One Belt, One Road. Its resources appear limitless, but One Road, Many Dreams asks a tough question: has China overreached? Or can it really pull this off and remake the world economy in its own interests?