Handbook of Economic Stagnation

Handbook of Economic Stagnation
Author: Randall Wray,Flavia Dantas
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2022-04-24
ISBN 10: 0128162708
ISBN 13: 9780128162705
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Economic Stagnation Book Review:

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

The World Economy

The World Economy
Author: Dale W. Jorgenson,Kyoji Fukao,Marcel P. Timmer
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2016-09-30
ISBN 10: 1107143349
ISBN 13: 9781107143340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Economy Book Review:

The first long-term analysis of the process of structural change and productivity growth in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the USA.

Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History

Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History
Author: Robert Whaples,Randall E. Parker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0415677041
ISBN 13: 9780415677042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History Book Review:

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.

The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics

The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics
Author: Tae-Hee Jo,Lynne Chester,Carlo D'Ippoliti
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2017-07-28
ISBN 10: 1317480295
ISBN 13: 9781317480297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics Book Review:

The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics presents a comprehensive overview of the latest work on economic theory and policy from a ‘pluralistic’ heterodox perspective. Contributions throughout the Handbook explore different theoretical perspectives including: Marxian-radical political economics; Post Keynesian-Sraffian economics; institutionalist-evolutionary economics; feminist economics; social economics; Régulation theory; the Social Structure of Accumulation approach; and ecological economics. They explain the structural properties and dynamics of capitalism, as well as propose economic and social policies for the benefit of the majority of the population. This book aims, firstly, to provide realistic and coherent theoretical frameworks to understand the capitalist economy in a constructive and forward-looking manner. Secondly, it delineates the future directions, as well as the current state, of heterodox economics, and then provides both ‘heat and light’ on controversial issues, drawing out the commonalities and differences among different heterodox economic approaches. The volume also envisions transformative economic and social policies for the majority of the population and explains why economics is, and should be treated as, a social science. This Handbook will be of compelling interest to those, including students, who wish to learn about alternative economic theories and policies that are rarely found in conventional economics textbooks or discussed in the mainstream media, and to critical economists and other social scientists who are concerned with analyzing pressing socio-economic issues.

Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging

Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging
Author: John Piggott,Alan Woodland
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2016-12-01
ISBN 10: 0444538437
ISBN 13: 9780444538437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging Book Review:

Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging, Volume 1A, provides the economic literature on aging and associated subjects, including social insurance and healthcare costs. This text explores the economic literature on aging and associated subjects, including social insurance, health care costs, the interests of policymakers, and the role of academics. As the first of two volumes, users will find it a great resource on the topics associated with the economics of aging. Together with its companion, volume 1B, this work includes literature that has appeared in general economics journals, in various field journals in economics, especially, but not exclusively, those covering labor market and human resource issues, information from interdisciplinary social science and life science journals, and data presented in papers by economists published in journals associated with gerontology, history, sociology, political science, and demography, amongst others. Provides the latest economics literature on aging and its associated subjects, including the aspects of social insurance and healthcare costs Includes valuable data from a variety of general economics journals and interdisciplinary social and life science publications Critical text for policymakers and academics that describes and analyzes valuable information since the inception of the study of the science of population aging in the late 1970s

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

Handbook of Caribbean Economies Book Review:

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.

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.

The Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History

The Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History
Author: Robert Whaples,Randall Parker
Publsiher: Routledge International Handbooks
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-12-12
ISBN 10: 9780367866211
ISBN 13: 0367866218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History Book Review:

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 prof

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

The Oxford Handbook of the Italian Economy Since Unification Book Review:

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

The International Handbook on Aging

The International Handbook on Aging
Author: Erdman Ballagh Palmore,Frank J. Whittington,Suzanne Kunkel
Publsiher: Praeger Pub Text
Total Pages: 730
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000064177434
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The International Handbook on Aging Book Review:

The United Nations World Assembly on Aging has made advancing health and well-being into old age a worldwide call for action. And this text at hand shows us what researchers worldwide are doing to answer that call. Here, three of America's most esteemed experts on aging lead a global team of contributors - each an expert in his or her country - to show us what the top challenges of each nation are, and what top research is being done there to meet those. While we cannot predict with absolute certainty all of the issues that will arise over the next 20 years, we can anticipate some and we must start now to prepare for these challenges, an expert from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services warned at a recent UN World Assembly on Aging. Needed response to the global population shift is not just the responsibility of governments, but will be a product of wise, long-term decisions made by individuals and societies, she explained. In most nations globally, populations are graying and the number of people aged 65 and older is vastly increasing, creating a larger segment of senior citizens than the world has ever before seen. Across human history, the elderly accounted for no more than 3 percent of the world population. By the year 2030, the elderly are expected to make up about 25 percent of the world population. And while longevity is of course seen as a great success, longer lifespan for such masses also creates dilemmas. For example, the incidence of dementia has already increased significantly with an 11-fold increase in people aged 65 and older in the US since the turn of the century, and a similar increase in aged people in Scotland has researchers there scrambling to find treatments for what they expect will be a 75 percent increase in dementia over the next 25 years. Chronic diseases that come with aging are already taxing health care systems in the US and around the world to Japan, with most experts aware their current health systems would be overrun and lack enough staff and facilities to handle the needs of an elderly population multiplying largely in the coming two decades. Increases in psychological issues such as dealing with the depression often striking aged people are impending, too, as are social issues such as how families, and public policies, will deal with the changing shape of the family.

Handbook of Population

Handbook of Population
Author: Dudley L. Poston Jr.
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 914
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN 10: 3030109100
ISBN 13: 9783030109103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Population Book Review:

This comprehensive handbook provides an overview and update of the issues, theories, processes, and applications of the social science of population studies. The volume's 30 chapters cover the full range of conceptual, empirical, disciplinary, and applied approaches to the study of demographic phenomena. This book is the first effort to assess the entire field since Hauser and Duncan's 1959 classic, The Study of Population. The chapter authors are among the leading contributors to demographic scholarship over the past four decades. They represent a variety of disciplines and theoretical perspectives as well as interests in both basic and applied research.

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

The Oxford Handbook of International Commercial Policy Book Review:

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.

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

Routledge Handbook of Global Economic History Book Review:

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.

Political Handbook of the World 2018 2019

Political Handbook of the World 2018 2019
Author: Tom Lansford
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 2064
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 1544327110
ISBN 13: 9781544327112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Handbook of the World 2018 2019 Book Review:

The Political Handbook of the World provides timely, thorough, and accurate political information, with more in-depth coverage of current political controversies than any other reference guide. The updated 2018-2019 edition will continue to be the most authoritative source for finding complete facts and analysis on each country’s governmental and political makeup. Compiling in one place more than 200 entries on countries and territories throughout the world, this volume is renowned for its extensive coverage of all major and minor political parties and groups in each political system. It also provides names of key ambassadors and international memberships of each country, plus detailed profiles of more than 30 intergovernmental organizations and UN agencies. This comprehensive update will include coverage of current events, issues, crises, and controversies from the course of the last two years, including: Elections across Europe Referendum in Ireland Rohingya genocide in Myanmar The Venezuelan dictatorship The renaming of Swaziland to eSwatini Qatar diplomacy changes Historic meeting between the United States and North Korea Establishment of a new governing coalition in Liberia

Economic Sociology

Economic Sociology
Author: Carlo Trigilia
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 0470692855
ISBN 13: 9780470692851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economic Sociology Book Review:

This book systematically reconstructs the origins and new advances in economic sociology. By presenting both classical and contemporary theory and research, the volume identifies and describes the continuity between past and present, and the move from economics to economic sociology. Most comprehensive and up-to-date overview available by an internationally renowned, award-winning economic sociologist Systematically reconstructs the origins and new advances in economic sociology Organizes the perspectives and methods of economic sociologists of the classical and contemporary eras, including coverage of modernization, globalization, and the welfare state Provides insights into the social consequences of capitalism in the past and present for students of economic sociology.

Handbook of Politics

Handbook of Politics
Author: Kevin T. Leicht,J. Craig Jenkins
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 668
Release: 2009-11-28
ISBN 10: 9780387689302
ISBN 13: 0387689303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Politics Book Review:

Political sociology is the interdisciplinary study of power and the intersection of personality, society and politics. The field also examines how the political process is affected by major social trends as well as exploring how social policies are altered by various social forces. Political sociologists increasingly use a wide variety of relatively new quantitative and qualitative methodologies and incorporate theories and research from other social science cognate disciplines. The contributors focus on the current controversies and disagreements surrounding the use of different methodologies for the study of politics and society, and discussions of specific applications found in the widely scattered literature where substantive research in the field is published. This approach will solidly place the handbook in a market niche that is not occupied by the current volumes while also covering many of the same theoretical and historical developments that the other volumes cover. The purpose of this handbook is to summarize state-of-the-art theory, research, and methods used in the study of politics and society. This area of research encompasses a wide variety of perspectives and methods that span social science disciplines. The handbook is designed to reflect that diversity in content, method and focus. In addition, it will cover developments in the developed and underdeveloped worlds.

Pakistan the Political Economy of Growth Stagnation and the State 1951 2009

Pakistan   the Political Economy of Growth  Stagnation and the State  1951 2009
Author: Matthew McCartney
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2011-06-07
ISBN 10: 1136709460
ISBN 13: 9781136709463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pakistan the Political Economy of Growth Stagnation and the State 1951 2009 Book Review:

This book provides a comprehensive reassessment of the development of the economy of Pakistan from independence to the present. It argues that the factors which bring about economic development in countries with high levels of deprivation are best understood by considering changing overall approaches where shifts in approaches do not always co-incide with changes in political regimes.

Handbook of Caribbean Economies

Handbook of Caribbean Economies
Author: Robert E. Looney
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2020-09-28
ISBN 10: 9780367210489
ISBN 13: 0367210487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Caribbean Economies Book Review:

Introduction / Robert E. Looney -- An alternative policy approach to growth and stabilization in small open economies / DeLisle Worrell -- Impacts of climate change on Caribbean economies / Masaō I. Ashtine -- Caribbean energy security : regional profile and challenges to integration / David Goldwyn and Cory Gill -- The Caribbean holds its own in global tourism competition / DeLisle Worrell -- CARICOM and that vexing issue of size and viability / Patsy Lewis -- Debt and fiscal constraints / Lester Henry -- Crime, violence, and drugs in the Caribbean / Sherill V. C. Morris-Francis -- It's complicated : the Caribbean's relationship to white-collar crime / Kristina Hinds -- Caribbean natural disasters and country/regional responses / Robert E. Looney -- Why and how to use fiscal policy to target the exchange rate / DeLisle Worrell -- Venezuela : the descent into a 'soft state' / Anthony P. Maingot -- The external economic relations of the Caribbean : the United States and Europe Union compared / Ginelle Greene-Dewasmes and Tony Heron -- China's increasing influence in Central America and the Caribbean / Richard L. Bernal -- Regional cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean : new challenges and agendas / Cintia Quiliconi and Renato Rivera Rhon -- The Puerto Rican economy / Brad Setser and Sergio Marxuach -- Haiti / Wenche Iren Huge -- The Cuban economy : socialist stagnation with Caribbean characteristics / Richard E. Feinberg -- Trinidad and Tobago / Lester Henry -- Belize / Victor Bulmer-Thomas -- Guyana and the advent of world-class petroleum finds / Clive Y. Thomas -- Development and underperformance in the Barbados economy, 1946-2018 / DeLisle Worrell -- Suriname / Scott B. MacDonald -- The Bahamas : facing a period of climate change and slow growth / Robert E. Looney -- The Cayman Islands / Scott B. MacDonald -- Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Caribbean Basin : a comparative analysis of models and trajectories / Alain Maurin and Patrick Kent Watson -- French Guiana patterns of growth and development / Paul Rosele Chim -- The Dominican Republic / Susan Pozo and Antonio María Giraldi -- The Jamaican economy : a Caribbean success story at last? / Keith Collister and Robert E. Looney -- The Dutch Caribbean / Scott B. MacDonald.

An Uncertain Glory

An Uncertain Glory
Author: Jean Drèze,Amartya Sen
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2013-08-11
ISBN 10: 1400848776
ISBN 13: 9781400848775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Uncertain Glory Book Review:

When India became independent in 1947 after two centuries of colonial rule, it immediately adopted a firmly democratic political system, with multiple parties, freedom of speech, and extensive political rights. The famines of the British era disappeared, and steady economic growth replaced the economic stagnation of the Raj. The growth of the Indian economy quickened further over the last three decades and became the second fastest among large economies. Despite a recent dip, it is still one of the highest in the world. Maintaining rapid as well as environmentally sustainable growth remains an important and achievable goal for India. In An Uncertain Glory, two of India's leading economists argue that the country's main problems lie in the lack of attention paid to the essential needs of the people, especially of the poor, and often of women. There have been major failures both to foster participatory growth and to make good use of the public resources generated by economic growth to enhance people's living conditions. There is also a continued inadequacy of social services such as schooling and medical care as well as of physical services such as safe water, electricity, drainage, transportation, and sanitation. In the long run, even the feasibility of high economic growth is threatened by the underdevelopment of social and physical infrastructure and the neglect of human capabilities, in contrast with the Asian approach of simultaneous pursuit of economic growth and human development, as pioneered by Japan, South Korea, and China. In a democratic system, which India has great reason to value, addressing these failures requires not only significant policy rethinking by the government, but also a clearer public understanding of the abysmal extent of social and economic deprivations in the country. The deep inequalities in Indian society tend to constrict public discussion, confining it largely to the lives and concerns of the relatively affluent. Drèze and Sen present a powerful analysis of these deprivations and inequalities as well as the possibility of change through democratic practice.

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

Routledge Handbook of Major Events in Economic History Book Review:

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.