Handbook of Economic Stagnation

Handbook of Economic Stagnation
Author: Randall Wray,Flavia Dantas
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2020-07
ISBN 10: 9780128158982
ISBN 13: 0128158980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Handbook of Economic Stagnation takes a broad view, including contributions from orthodox and heterodox economists who examine situations in countries and worldwide regions, including Japan and the Euro area. To be sure, stagnation is periodically relieved by short economic bursts usually brought on by unsustainable asset price bubbles. Once the bubbles burst, stagnation returns. This book's fresh, comprehensive approach to the topic makes it the premier source for anyone affected by these cycles. Synthesizes and organizes diverse perspectives about crisis economics and future economic growth Emphasizes the relationships among stagnation, international economics, and the global distribution of labor Includes Japan and the Euro zone as well as other countries and regions worldwide

Handbook of the Economics and Political Economy of Transition

Handbook of the Economics and Political Economy of Transition
Author: Paul Hare,Gerard Turley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-05-02
ISBN 10: 1135080860
ISBN 13: 9781135080860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Transition from central planning to a market economy, involving large-scale institutional change and reforms at all levels, is often described as the greatest social science experiment in modern times. As more than two decades have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, it is now an excellent time to take stock of how the transition process has turned out for the economies that have moved on from socialism and the command economy. This new handbook assembles a team of leading experts, many of whom were closely involved in the transition process as policymakers and policy advisors, to explore the major themes that have characterized the transition process. After identifying the nature of initial conditions and the strengths and weaknesses of institutions, the varying paths and reforms countries have taken are fully analyzed – from the shock therapy, privatization or gradualism of the early years to the burning issues of the present including global integration and sustainable growth. Topics covered include the socialist system pre-transition, economic reforms, institutions, the political economy of transition, performance and growth, enterprise restructuring, and people and transition. The country coverage is also extensive, from the former socialist countries of the USSR and the satellite states of Central and Eastern Europe to the Asian countries of China, Vietnam and others. The rise of China as a key actor in the drama is chronicled, along with the emergence of a new, more confident, oil-rich Russia. The comparative prosperity of the Central European countries such as Poland and the Czech Republic is contrasted with the mixed fortunes of the former USSR, where some countries are stagnating while others boom. This Handbook of the Economics and Political Economy of Transition is the definitive guide to this new order of things in the former Communist world.

The Oxford Handbook of International Commercial Policy

The Oxford Handbook of International Commercial Policy
Author: Mordechai E. Kreinin,Michael G. Plummer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2012-05-31
ISBN 10: 0195378040
ISBN 13: 9780195378047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This volume of contributions from some of the world's best-known international trade economists explores and analyzes the various aspects of commercial policy in a way that standard texts in international economics do not. It does this in two parts: the first part covers general approaches to commercial policy, including theoretical, institutional, historical, and empirical contributions, while the second part is comprised of country-specific and regional applications, including a series of case studies of key players in the international trading system and emerging markets.

The Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History

The Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History
Author: Robert M. Whaples,Randall E. Parker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-01-17
ISBN 10: 1135121206
ISBN 13: 9781135121204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History aims to introduce readers to important approaches and findings of economic historians who study the modern world. Its short chapters reflect the most up-to-date research and are written by well-known economic historians who are authorities on their subjects. Modern economic history blends two approaches – Cliometrics (which focuses on measuring economic variables and explicitly testing theories about the historical performance and development of the economy) and the New Institutional Economics (which focuses on how social, cultural, legal and organizational norms and rules shape economic outcomes and their evolution). Part 1 of the Handbook introduces these approaches and other important methodological issues for economic history. The most fundamental shift in the economic history of the world began about two and a half centuries ago when eons of slow economic change and faltering economic growth gave way to sustained, rapid economic expansion. Part 2 examines this theme and the primary forces economic historians have linked to economic growth, stagnation and fluctuations – including technological change, entrepreneurship, competition, the biological environment, war, financial panics and business cycles. Part 3 examines the evolution of broad sectors that typify a modern economy including agriculture, banking, transportation, health care, housing, and entertainment. It begins by examining an equally important "sector" of the economy which scholars have increasingly analyzed using economic tools – religion. Part 4 focuses on the work force and human outcomes including inequality, labor markets, unions, education, immigration, slavery, urbanization, and the evolving economic roles of women and African-Americans. The text will be of great value to those taking economic history courses as well as a reference book useful to professional practitioners, policy makers and the public.

Routledge Handbook of Major Events in Economic History

Routledge Handbook of Major Events in Economic History
Author: Randall E. Parker,Robert Whaples
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0415677033
ISBN 13: 9780415677035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Handbook of Major Events in Economic History aims to introduce readers to the important macroeconomic events of the past two hundred years. The chapters endeavour to explain what went on and why during the most significant economic epochs of the nineteenth, twentieth and early twenty-first centuries and how where we are today fits in this historical timeline. Its short chapters reflect the most up-to-date research and are written by well-known economists who are authorities on their subjects. The Handbook of Major Events in Economic History was written with the intent of presenting the professional consensus in explaining the economics driving these historical events.

Routledge Handbook of Global Economic History

Routledge Handbook of Global Economic History
Author: Francesco Boldizzoni,Pat Hudson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN 10: 1317561856
ISBN 13: 9781317561859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Routledge Handbook of Global Economic History documents and interprets the development of economic history as a global discipline from the later nineteenth century to the present day. Exploring the normative and relativistic nature of different schools and traditions of thought, this handbook not only examines current paradigmatic western approaches, but also those conceived in less open societies and in varied economic, political and cultural contexts. In doing so, this book clears the way for greater critical understanding and a more genuinely global approach to economic history. This handbook brings together leading international contributors in order to systematically address cultural and intellectual traditions around the globe. Many of these are exposed for consideration for the first time in English. The chapters explore dominant ideas and historiographical trends, and open them up to critical transnational perspectives. This volume is essential reading for both academics and students in economic and social history. As this field of study is very much a bridge between the social sciences and humanities, the issues examined in the book will also have relevance for those seeking to understand the evolution of other academic disciplines under the pressures of varied economic, political and cultural circumstances, on both national and global scales.

Economic Stagnation in Japan

Economic Stagnation in Japan
Author: Dongchul Cho,Takatoshi Ito,Andrew Mason
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1788110447
ISBN 13: 9781788110440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Japan’s dramatic transformation from economic success to economic stagnation offers important policy lessons to advanced countries everywhere that are struggling with stagnation. The term ‘Japanization’ is often used by economists to describe long-term stagnation and deflation. Symptoms include high unemployment, weak economic activity, interest rates near zero, quantitative easing, and population aging. In the global context, what can governments do to mitigate the downward trends experienced by Japan? This judiciously timed book investigates in depth the causes of Japan’s ‘lost decades’ versus the real recovery achieved by the United States, and the lessons that can be learned.

Handbook of Caribbean Economies

Handbook of Caribbean Economies
Author: Robert E. Looney
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2020-11-06
ISBN 10: 0429560125
ISBN 13: 9780429560125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This volume aims to illustrate the uniqueness of the economies of the countries and territories of the Caribbean as well as the similarities they share with other regions. While most countries in the region share many of the characteristics of middle-income countries, theirs is a matter of extremes. Their generally small size suggests a fragility not found elsewhere. While much of the world is beginning to feel some effects of climate change, the Caribbean is ground zero. These factors suggest a difficult road ahead, but the chapters presented in this volume aim to help to spur the search for creative solutions to the region’s problems. The chapters, written by expert contributors, examine the Caribbean economies from several perspectives. Many break new ground in questioning past policy mindsets, while developing new approaches to many of the traditional constraints limiting growth in the region. The volume is organized in four sections. Part I examines commonalities, including issues surrounding small economies, tourism, climate change and energy security. Part II looks at obstacles to sustained progress, for example debt, natural disasters and crime. In Part III chapters consider the specific role of external influences, including the USA and the European Union, the People's Republic of China, as well as regional co-operation. The volume concludes in Part IV with country case studies intended to provide a sense of the diversity that runs through the region.

A Handbook of Economic Anthropology

A Handbook of Economic Anthropology
Author: James G. Carrier
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106018076627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"This unique Handbook contains substantial and invaluable summary discussions of work on economic processes and issues, and on the relationship between economic and non-economic areas of life. Furthermore it describes conceptual orientations that are important among economic anthropologists, and presents summaries of key issues in the anthropological study of economic life in different regions of the world".--BOOKJACKET.

The Oxford Handbook of the Italian Economy Since Unification

The Oxford Handbook of the Italian Economy Since Unification
Author: Gianni Toniolo
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 785
Release: 2013-03-07
ISBN 10: 0199936692
ISBN 13: 9780199936694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Oxford Handbook of the Italian Economy Since Unification provides, for the first time, a comprehensive, quantitative "new economic history" of Italy.

Handbook of Economic Growth

Handbook of Economic Growth
Author: Philippe Aghion,Steven Durlauf
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1138
Release: 2005-12-09
ISBN 10: 0080461131
ISBN 13: 9780080461137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Economic Growth Book Review:

The Handbooks in Economics series continues to provide the various branches of economics with handbooks which are definitive reference sources, suitable for use by professional researchers, advanced graduate students, or by those seeking a teaching supplement. The Handbook of Economic Growth, edited by Philippe Aghion and Steven Durlauf, with an introduction by Robert Solow, features in-depth, authoritative survey articles by the leading economists working on growth theory. Volume 1A, the first in this two volume set, covers theories of economic growth, the empirics of economic growth, and growth policies and mechanisms. Volume 1B, the second in this two volume set, covers technology, trade and geography, and growth and socio-economic development.

Japan s Great Stagnation

Japan s Great Stagnation
Author: W. R. Garside
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 0857938223
ISBN 13: 9780857938220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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'Recent events have rendered Japan's lost decades all the more relevant to the rest of us. Rick Garside, in this wide-ranging and accessible account, explores the political economy of Japan's great stagnation with an eye toward describing how other advanced economies can avoid going down the same path.' – Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley, US 'Professor Garside's timely book transcends the national preoccupation suggested by its title. From one viewpoint this is a case study (admittedly on a grand scale) of the experience of one country in one historical period. But in analyzing the dynamic relationship between Japan's post-war economic miracle and its chronic stagnation from the 1990's he offers a penetrating insight into the links between profound and embedded institutional and ideological influences, global upheaval, and almost disastrous national economic performance. Hence, Japan's Great Stagnation – the unfolding story of that country's declining experience from masterful economic power to seeming economic paralysis – provides us with an all-too familiar scenario with which to approach the contemporaneous ills of the world's developed economies. The interaction between banking crises, unwieldy institutions (especially, but not only, financial institutions), policy frailties, and stagnating demand – all conspired to create crisis and then handicap or prevent recovery. And the familiarity of the story is aggravated by the global financial crisis which now threatens to engulf us. History never fully repeats itself, but Professor Garside's illuminating examination of Japan's recent experiences must surely provide important points of relevance for the world's current malaise. He is to be congratulated on the depth and scope of what he has achieved – and for its relevance to what we are experiencing.' – Barry Supple, University of Cambridge, UK This timely book presents a critical examination of the developmental premises of Japan's high-growth success and its subsequent drift into recession, stagnation and piecemeal reform. The country, which within a few decades of wartime defeat mounted a serious challenge to American hegemony, appeared incapable of fully adjusting to shifting economic circumstance once the impulses of catch-up growth and the good fortune of an accommodating international environment faded. The banking crises, spiralling government debt, and stagnant growth experienced by major industrialized nations in recent years have evoked renewed interest in Japan's economic denouement since the 1990s. To many, Japan's drift into recession and financial crisis during the early 1990s, and later into stagnation and prolonged deflation, demonstrated precisely what not to do when fashioning remedial policy. This book details the legacies of Japan's high-growth success and how they affected Japan's capacity to cope with shifting national and international circumstance from the 1980s. It reviews the contentious debates over the causes and consequences of the 'bubble economy' and the 'lost decade', and assesses the extent to which reforms since 1997 have been compromised by lingering attachments to Japan's distinctive post-war political economy. Providing an analytical overview of both the high growth and recessionary periods and of subsequent reform agendas, this timely book will appeal to students, academics and researchers of economic history, development and politics, particularly those with an interest in Japan and Asian studies more generally.

Area Handbook for Egypt

Area Handbook for Egypt
Author: Richard F. Nyrop
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 454
Release: 1976
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCR:31210001313012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Oxford Handbook of Nigerian Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Nigerian Politics
Author: A. Carl LeVan,Patrick Ukata
Publsiher: Oxford Handbooks
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2018-10-25
ISBN 10: 019880430X
ISBN 13: 9780198804307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Nigerian Politics Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of Nigerian Politics offers a comprehensive analysis of Nigeria's very rich history and ever changing politics to its readers. It provides a deep understanding of Nigeria's socio-political evolution and experience by covering broad range of political issues and historical eras. The volume encompasses 44 chapters organized thematically into essays covering history, political institutions, civil society, economic and social policy, identity and insecurity, and Nigeria in a globalized world. By identifying many of the classic debates in Nigerian politics, the chapters serve as an authoritative introduction to Africa's most populous country. The chapters are interdisciplinary, introducing readers to classic debates and key research on Nigeria, as well as new methodologies, new data, and a compelling corpus of research questions for the next generation of researchers and readers interested in Africa.

Area Handbook for Bangladesh

Area Handbook for Bangladesh
Author: Richard F. Nyrop
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 346
Release: 1975
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D00822043V
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Economics

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Economics
Author: José Antonio Ocampo,Jaime Ros
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011-07-28
ISBN 10: 0191618012
ISBN 13: 9780191618017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Economics Book Review:

Latin America has been central to the main debates on development economics, ranging from the relationships between income inequality and economic growth, and the importance of geography versus institutions in development, to debates on the effects of trade, trade openness and protection on growth and income distribution. Despite increasing interest in the region there are few English language books on Latin American economics. This Handbook, organized into five parts, aims to fill this significant gap. Part I looks at long-term issues, including the institutional roots of Latin America's underdevelopment, the political economy of policy making, the rise, decline and re-emergence of alternative paradigms, and the environmental sustainability of the development pattern. Part II considers macroeconomic topics, including the management of capital account booms and busts, the evolution and performance of exchange rate regimes, the advances and challenges of monetary policies and financial development, and the major fiscal policy issues confronting the region, including a comparison of Latin American fiscal accounts with those of the OECD. Part III analyzes the region's economies in global context, particularly the role of Latin America in the world trade system and the effects of dependence on natural resources (characteristic of many countries of the region) on growth and human development. It reviews the trends of foreign direct investment, the opportunities and challenges raised by the emergence of China as buyer of the region's commodities and competitor in the world market, and the transformation of the Latin America from a region of immigration to one of massive emigration. Part IV deals with matters of productive development. At the aggregate level it analyzes issues of technological catching up and divergence as well as different perspectives on the poor productivity and growth performance of the region during recent decades. At the sectoral level, it looks at agricultural policies and performance, the problems and prospects of the energy sector, and the effects on growth of lagging infrastructure development. Part V looks at the social dimensions of development; it analyzes the evolution of income inequality, poverty, and economic insecurity in the region, the evolution of labor markets and the performance of the educational sector, as well as the evolution of social assistance programs and social security reforms in the region. The contributors are leading researchers that belong to different schools of economic thought and most come from countries throughout Latin America, representing a range of views and recognising the diversity of the region. This Handbook is a significant contribution to the field, and will be of interest to academics, graduate students and policy makers interested in economics, political economy, and public policy in Latin America and other developing economies.

Area Handbook for Argentina

Area Handbook for Argentina
Author: Thomas E. Weil,American University (Washington, D.C.). Foreign Area Studies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 404
Release: 1974
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112046511611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The IEBM Handbook of Economics

The IEBM Handbook of Economics
Author: William Lazonick
Publsiher: Cengage Learning Emea
Total Pages: 777
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822031235344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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With contributions from leading international academics, this handbook covers systems of economic organization, systems of economic thought, business enterprise, industrial organization, economic institutions, and notable economists.

Socio Economic Development

Socio Economic Development
Author: Adam Szirmai
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 791
Release: 2015-06-18
ISBN 10: 1107045959
ISBN 13: 9781107045958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Socio Economic Development Book Review:

Taking a comparative and multidisciplinary approach, this textbook offers a non-technical introduction to the dynamics of socio-economic development and stagnation.

The Political Dimension of Economic Growth

The Political Dimension of Economic Growth
Author: Silvio Borner,Michael Kaser,Martin Paldam
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 382
Release: 1998-04-12
ISBN 10: 1349262846
ISBN 13: 9781349262847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The state and its institutions are crucial for economic development: for better and for worse. This insight informs this important, up-to-date and authoritative survey of new trends in growth economics and the widely divergent economic performance of developing countries - for example, between Latin America and South-east Asia - which seemed to be similarly placed just a generation ago. The decisive role of the political dimension in economic growth seems clear but there are many challenges to be met in getting an analytical handle on the precise determinants and in testing empirically for this. This is the challenge taken up by the international team of contributors.