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Optimal Monetary Policy Under Uncertainty (Paperback): Richard T. Froyen, Alfred V. Guender Optimal Monetary Policy Under Uncertainty (Paperback)
Richard T. Froyen, Alfred V. Guender
R1,010 Discovery Miles 10 100 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Recently there has been a resurgence of interest in the study of optimal monetary policy under uncertainty. This book provides a thorough survey of the literature that has resulted from this renewed interest. The authors ground recent contributions on the `science of monetary policy' in the literature of the 1970s, which viewed optimal monetary policy as primarily a question of the best use of information, and studies in the 1980s that gave primacy to time inconsistency problems. This broad focus leads to a better understanding of current issues such as discretion versus commitment, target versus instrument rules, and the merits of delegation of policy authority. Casting a wide net, the authors survey the recent literature on the New Keynesian approach to optimal monetary policy in the context of the earlier literature. They emphasize the relationship between policy decisions and the information set available to the policymaker, a central focus of the earlier literature, obscured in much recent work. Optimal policy questions are considered in open as well as closed economy models and the often confusing terminology in the literature is sorted and clarified. Questions are considered within easily analysed models and the authors clearly show why these models lead to different (or equivalent) policy conclusions. Recent policy issues such as desirability of inflation targeting and the relative merits of target versus instrument rules are covered in detail. Economists in academia and in policymaking organizations who want to learn about recent developments in the area of optimal monetary policy, as well as graduate and advanced undergraduate students in macroeconomic and monetary economics, will find this volume a clear and thorough examination of the topic.

Economic Survey 2017-18, Volumes I and II (Paperback): Government Of India Ministry of Finance Economic Survey 2017-18, Volumes I and II (Paperback)
Government Of India Ministry of Finance
R792 Discovery Miles 7 920 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Economic Survey is the budget document of the Government of India. It presents the state of affairs of the Indian economy. Economic Survey 2017-18 consists of two volumes. Volume 1 provides an analytical overview of the performance of the Indian economy during the financial year 2017-18. It highlights the long-term challenges facing the economy. Volume 2 is a descriptive review of the major sectors of the economy. It emphasizes economic reforms of contemporary relevance like GST, the investment saving slowdown, fiscal federalism and accountability, gender inequality, climate change and agriculture, science and technolog, among others.

Money and Monetary Systems - Selected Essays of Filippo Cesarano (Hardcover): Filippo Cesarano Money and Monetary Systems - Selected Essays of Filippo Cesarano (Hardcover)
Filippo Cesarano
R1,993 Discovery Miles 19 930 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Monetary theory not only provides the tools to analyse monetary arrangements, it also shapes them in an essential way. The selected papers gathered together in this book deal with a variety of topics concerning both aspects of this twofold relationship. A number of controversial issues regarding the demand for money are empirically investigated and the functioning of a cashless economy is clarified by critically assessing the new monetary economics. Filippo Cesarano shows the important role played by monetary theory in shaping the evolution of monetary arrangements. This principle is illustrated by focusing on several issues relating to both current and future developments of monetary institutions: the optimum quantity of money, the international monetary system and monetary unions. Equilibrium models are viewed as a benchmark against which the actual conditions of the economy must be set. Money and Monetary Systems will be of great interest and value to economists specialising in monetary theory and international monetary economics, postgraduate students in economics and economic historians.

Asian Godfathers - Money and Power in Hong Kong and South East Asia (Paperback, Main): Joe Studwell Asian Godfathers - Money and Power in Hong Kong and South East Asia (Paperback, Main)
Joe Studwell 2
R234 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R58 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

40 or 50 families control the economies of Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia. Their interests range from banking to property, from shipping to sugar, from vice to gambling. 13 of the 50 richest families in the world are in South East Asia yet they are largely unknown outside confined business circles. Often this is because they control the press and television as well as everything else. How do they do it? What are their secrets? And is it good news or bad for the places where they operate? Joe Studwell explosively lifts the lid on a world of staggering secrecy and shows that the little most people know is almost entirely wrong.

Keynes, the Keynesians and Monetarism (Paperback): Tim Congdon Keynes, the Keynesians and Monetarism (Paperback)
Tim Congdon
R887 Discovery Miles 8 870 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Keynes, the Keynesians and Monetarism is a major contribution to the continuing debate on macroeconomic policy-making. Tim Congdon has been a strong supporter of monetarist economic principles for over 30 years. His writings - in the newspapers and for parliamentary committees, as well as in academic journals - played an influential role in the transformation of British macroeconomic policy in the 1980s and 1990s. This book brings together the main papers written by the author since his 1992 collection, Reflections on Monetarism. It challenges several `conventional wisdoms' about UK macroeconomic policy (and thinking about policy), arguing - for example - that the Keynesians' advocacy of incomes policy and fiscal activism in the immediate post-war decades did not have a clear basis in Keynes's own writings. The book denies that the UK had a `Keynesian revolution', in the sense of a deliberately pursued fiscal activism to promote `full employment'. Implicit throughout the volume is a distinctive view of how the economy works, with an account of the transmission mechanism (from money to the economy) in which movements in asset prices and aggregate demand are strongly influenced by the quantity of money. Congdon uses this approach to demonstrate that monetary policy has had more powerful effects on macroeconomic activity in the post-war period than fiscal policy. He also suggests that the now fashionable `New Keynesian' view of policy-making acknowledges the primacy of monetary policy and would be better termed `output gap monetarism'. In short, Keynes, the Keynesians and Monetarism contends that monetarism defeated Keynesianism in the battle of ideas in the 1970s and 1980s. The achievement of greater macroeconomic stability in the last 15 years is largely due to the impact of monetarist thinking on policy-making. The book is clearly and attractively written, and covers topics that are fundamental to macroeconomic thinking and policy-making. It will be a provocative and appealing read for scholars at all levels of economics, macroeconomics and monetary theory. It will also find an audience among policymakers in central banks and finance ministries, business economists working in companies, and financial economists in the City of London and other centres.

Modern Money Theory - A Primer on Macroeconomics for Sovereign Monetary Systems (Paperback): L.Randall Wray Modern Money Theory - A Primer on Macroeconomics for Sovereign Monetary Systems (Paperback)
L.Randall Wray
R1,270 Discovery Miles 12 700 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In a challenge to conventional views on modern monetary and fiscal policy, this book presents a coherent analysis of how money is created, how it functions in global exchange rate regimes, and how the mystification of the nature of money has constrained governments, and prevented states from acting in the public interest.

The Institutional Evolution of China - Government vs Market (Hardcover): Fan Zhang The Institutional Evolution of China - Government vs Market (Hardcover)
Fan Zhang
R3,021 Discovery Miles 30 210 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

China's recent evolution is not only a story of extraordinary economic growth but also a story of great institutional change. Fan Zhang challenges traditional theory to explain the real origins of China's reform, the political and economic forces driving it, and the reasoning behind its stagnation. The institutional re-arrangement of government and market has been crucial in this marketization process. Using a wealth of documents and cases, Zhang provides a detailed analysis of China's institutional changes over the past 40 years, focusing on the government-market relationship. A theoretical framework is presented to explain the targets and incentives of government and business firms in a bureaucratic-market system, which promoted economic growth, but also fostered corruption and resulted in a re-centralisation of the system. Using an index of marketization in China since 1978, Zhang shows that overall, market expansion has continued but with diminishing marginal gains. The government control of financial resources that had previously been relaxed in the early years of reform has been enhanced to some extent as a result of the changing institutional environment. Policy makers dealing with China-related policies, researchers and postgraduate students in political science, economics and Chinese studies will find this book a compelling exploration of the current and constant cooperation and conflict between government and market.

The Euro - its Origins, Development and Prospects (Hardcover): Chris Mulhearn, Howard R Vane The Euro - its Origins, Development and Prospects (Hardcover)
Chris Mulhearn, Howard R Vane
R1,993 Discovery Miles 19 930 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This important new book provides a non-technical, comprehensive overview of the central issues surrounding the euro. Following an introduction to the origins of European integration, the authors proceed to examine the first concrete steps in the process that led to the creation of the euro area. The book then explores the economics and architecture of the euro, highlights the issues surrounding enlargement, and reflects on the future of European monetary union. To help bring the subject matter alive, the book also contains interviews with leading academics in the field including Willem Buiter, Nick Crafts, Paul De Grauwe, Patrick Minford, Niels Thygesen, Andrzej Wojtyna and Charles Wyplosz. Primarily aimed at intermediate undergraduates taking courses not just in economics, but also in business studies, modern economic history, politics and international relations, this book will also prove useful to postgraduate students in these disciplines in their preliminary year of study.

Incomplete Markets (Hardcover): Michael Magill, Martine Quinzii Incomplete Markets (Hardcover)
Michael Magill, Martine Quinzii
R10,529 Discovery Miles 105 290 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This two-volume set offers an extraordinary precis of classic articles on the general equilibrium theory of incomplete markets. The first volume presents the contributions to the theory of incomplete markets over a finite horizon. Many of the papers focus on two-period economies. This setting provides the simplest version of the incomplete-market model. However, the study of incomplete markets has evolved from finite to infinite horizon economies. The second volume examines the interesting new technical and conceptual issues that arise from the exploration of incomplete market economies over an open-ended future. The editors have written new, authoritative introductions to each volume, which provide a comprehensive overview and informative discussion of the issues.

Money, Financial Intermediation and Governance (Hardcover): Dino Falaschetti, Michael J. Orlando Money, Financial Intermediation and Governance (Hardcover)
Dino Falaschetti, Michael J. Orlando
R1,965 Discovery Miles 19 650 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Dino Falaschetti and Michael Orlando unify the treatment of the many deeply related topics in money and banking in this wide-ranging book. By continually building on the assumption that economic actors are maximizers, they explain how monetary and financial services, as well as related governance mechanisms, influence economic performance. In this manner, Money, Financial Intermediation and Governance not only lets readers make sense of today's monetary authorities and financial markets, it lets them see through superficial complexities to the fundamental influences that will shape those organizations for years to come. Mastering this analytical process is important for scholars and professionals, as well as individuals who are interested in their own financial security. Successful readers will enjoy an enduring ability to productively anticipate, respond to, and even shape macroeconomic and related political developments. This book's greatest contribution may thus be to help readers enjoy the lasting advantages of becoming careful thinkers. This book is an ideal text for undergraduate, graduate and MBA students in courses on banking and financial markets as well as in macroeconomics. It is also a useful resource for researchers and professionals in the financial, legal and policy sectors.

The Rotten Heart of Europe (Paperback, Main): Bernard Connolly The Rotten Heart of Europe (Paperback, Main)
Bernard Connolly
R354 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R85 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'The Brussels Commission has just suspended its senior economist, Bernard Connolly, for writing a book savaging the prospects for a common currency. There are many who now believe he should be lauded as a prophet.' Observer, Editorial, 1 October 1995 'Mr. Connolly's longstanding proposition that the foisting of a common currency upon so many disparate nations would end in ruin is getting a much wider hearing...' New York Times, 17 November 2011 When first published in 1995, The Rotten Heart of Europe caused outrage and delight - here was a Brussels insider, a senior EU economist, daring to talk openly about the likely pitfalls of European monetary union. Bernard Connolly lost his job at the Commission, but his book was greeted as a profound and persuasive expose of the would-be 'monetary masters of the world.' His brave act of defiance became headline news - and his book a major international bestseller. In a substantial new introduction, Connolly returns to his prophetic account of the double-talk surrounding the efforts of politicians, bankers and bureaucrats to force Europe into a crippling monetary straitjacket. Hidden agendas are laid bare, skulduggery exposed and economic fallacies are skewered, producing a horrifying conclusion. No one who wants to understand the workings of the EU, past, present and future can afford to miss this enthralling and deeply disturbing book.

Living Standards and Social Well-Being (Paperback): Deborah M. Figart, John Marangos Living Standards and Social Well-Being (Paperback)
Deborah M. Figart, John Marangos
R793 Discovery Miles 7 930 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Too many of the world's citizens face impoverished living standards. The economic and financial crises have made matters worse. The viewpoint of Living Standards and Social Well-Being is that the fundamental objective for an economy is provisioning, not simply efficiency. The chapters in this volume examine how economies across the globe come to understand what constitutes a living and how they can improve living standards, including balancing paid work with family life and civic responsibility. The authors provide historical, theoretical, and empirical studies of moving economies at the macro level and households at the micro level toward improved living standards. It is argued that achieving well-being and decent living standards, through work and welfare state policies, is a social responsibility. Such improvements could be delivered through basic income policies, family support, job guarantees, decent work, shorter work weeks, and support from social welfare. These issues are important for economics and the other social sciences and in particular for social economics. This book was published as a special issue of the Review of Social Economy.

Monetary Policy and Unemployment - The US, Euro-area and Japan (Paperback): Willi Semmler Monetary Policy and Unemployment - The US, Euro-area and Japan (Paperback)
Willi Semmler
R816 Discovery Miles 8 160 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book pulls together papers presented at a conference in honour of the 1981 Nobel Prize Winner for Economic Science, the late James Tobin. Among the contributors are Olivier Blanchard, Edmund Phelps, Charles Goodhart and Marco Buti. One of the main aims of the conference was to discuss what potential role monetary policy has on economic activity and unemployment reduction in three key currency zones - the United States, European Union and Japan.

The Political Economy of Macroeconomic Policy Reform in Latin America - The Distributive and Institutional Context (Hardcover,... The Political Economy of Macroeconomic Policy Reform in Latin America - The Distributive and Institutional Context (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Eduardo Wiesner
R2,423 Discovery Miles 24 230 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Eduardo Wiesner's book makes an important contribution to the understanding of development by blending together the interdependent issues of (i) macroeconomic performance and volatility, (ii) equity and distributive justice, (iii) fiscal deficits and the redistributive effectiveness of social public expenditures, and (iv) the demand for the `right' institutions and for policy reform in Latin America. It does this by examining recent macroeconomic crises from a political economy perspective, and finds that information is the critical algorithm that links together the demand for macroeconomic stability, macroeconomic performance and, ultimately, distributive justice. This volume is geared toward those interested in the political economy of development and policy reform in general and in Latin America, including academics, policy makers, and the general reader.

Transition Report 2008 - Growth in Transition (Paperback): European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Transition Report 2008 - Growth in Transition (Paperback)
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
R706 R654 Discovery Miles 6 540 Save R52 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"The Transition Report 2008" offers an in-depth analysis of economic progress in 28 countries from central Europe to central Asia. It draws on the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's experience as one of the largest investors in the transition region. The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the transition from centrally planned to market economies. This year's report looks closely at the emergence of global pressures on prices, the tensions created by this and how policy-makers can respond to them. "Transition Report 2008" offers a comprehensive study of economic progress, with a focus on growth and how this can be sustained. Issues covered include a review of the emergence of global pressure on prices and liquidity in recent years and as a consequence the creation of short-term uncertainties. This title reports on the tensions arising from the global strain on prices and how policy-makers should respond. It examines the longer-term challenges to sustaining economic growth. It presents an analysis that reveals how growth prospects are driven by fundamental factors such as human capital, market competition and physical infrastructure. It outlines the need for countries to diversify production and trade to sustain growth. It presents country-by-country assessments of the latest progress in structural reform and macroeconomic developments. Analysis is complemented by detailed economic data covering GDP, inflation, government expenditure and foreign direct investment.

Divergences in Productivity Between Europe and the United States - Measuring and Explaining Productivity Gaps Between Developed... Divergences in Productivity Between Europe and the United States - Measuring and Explaining Productivity Gaps Between Developed Countries (Hardcover)
Gilbert Cette, Michel Fouquin, Hans-Werner Sinn
R2,183 Discovery Miles 21 830 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In the 1990s, labour productivity growth accelerated in the United States, yet slowed down in other industrialised countries, reversing a three decade long tendency of convergence. The book explores this phenomenon. It first identifies the methodological and statistical problems involved in measuring productivity and making cross-country comparisons in this area. Then the role of factor accumulation for the diverging trends across the OECD world, with a particular focus on the dispersion of information and communication technology (ICT), is reviewed. In-depth studies of single countries provide further insights regarding growth trends in the United States, Japan, Germany, and France. Finally, empirical investigations regarding the determinants of productivity growth at an international level complement the analyses. The results stress that public infrastructure and education, employment rates and working hours, and ICT spending play an important role in explaining the existing differences in levels and changes of productivity. This comprehensive book, on recent research regarding international gaps in productivity growth, will be of great interest to policy advisors and academics, political decision-makers and students of economics, business administration, international business and international policy.

The Making of China's Exchange Rate Policy - From Plan to WTO Entry (Hardcover): Leong H. Liew, Harry X. Wu The Making of China's Exchange Rate Policy - From Plan to WTO Entry (Hardcover)
Leong H. Liew, Harry X. Wu
R2,065 Discovery Miles 20 650 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book examines the major economic and political factors influencing China's exchange rate policies from the foundation of the People's Republic to the present. It considers how national economic and political priorities, international influences, domestic institutional interests and the new constraints imposed by China's rapidly globalising post-Mao economy determine exchange rate policy. The authors argue that China's exchange rate decisions were not made simply in response to external pressures, rather that they were formed on the basis of domestic assessments of domestic circumstances to serve domestic interests. They go on to illustrate that such decisions are made on the basis of what policymakers perceive are the nation's best interests, and thus constitute dynamic interplay between national priorities and the interests of institutional and non-institutional actors in the policy arena. Fulfilling the demand for further research on how China formulates exchange rate policy, this book will strongly appeal to a wide-ranging audience including: students, academics and researchers with an interest in political economy, Asian studies, international relations, comparative politics, international business and international economics and finance. Policymakers and bankers will also find much to interest them in this book.

Optimal Monetary Policy Under Uncertainty (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Richard T. Froyen, Alfred V. Guender Optimal Monetary Policy Under Uncertainty (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Richard T. Froyen, Alfred V. Guender
R2,498 Discovery Miles 24 980 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Recently there has been a resurgence of interest in the study of optimal monetary policy under uncertainty. This book provides a thorough survey of the literature that has resulted from this renewed interest. The authors ground recent contributions on the `science of monetary policy' in the literature of the 1970s, which viewed optimal monetary policy as primarily a question of the best use of information, and studies in the 1980s that gave primacy to time inconsistency problems. This broad focus leads to a better understanding of current issues such as discretion versus commitment, target versus instrument rules, and the merits of delegation of policy authority. Casting a wide net, the authors survey the recent literature on the New Keynesian approach to optimal monetary policy in the context of the earlier literature. They emphasize the relationship between policy decisions and the information set available to the policymaker, a central focus of the earlier literature, obscured in much recent work. Optimal policy questions are considered in open as well as closed economy models and the often confusing terminology in the literature is sorted and clarified. Questions are considered within easily analysed models and the authors clearly show why these models lead to different (or equivalent) policy conclusions. Recent policy issues such as desirability of inflation targeting and the relative merits of target versus instrument rules are covered in detail. Economists in academia and in policymaking organizations who want to learn about recent developments in the area of optimal monetary policy, as well as graduate and advanced undergraduate students in macroeconomic and monetary economics, will find this volume a clear and thorough examination of the topic.

Monetary Policy and Central Banking in the Middle East and North Africa (Paperback): David Cobham, Ghassan Dibeh Monetary Policy and Central Banking in the Middle East and North Africa (Paperback)
David Cobham, Ghassan Dibeh
R752 Discovery Miles 7 520 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book examines monetary policy, central banking and exchange rate regimes in the Middle East and North Africa. Part I covers central banking and monetary policy, while Part II covers monetary policy and exchange rate regimes. Some chapters focus on the monetary frameworks of particular countries, including Lebanon, Algeria, Syria, Tunisia, Morocco, and Turkey, outlining the different systems operated in each case, considering their successes and failures, and discussing important issues such as government policy, macroeconomic performance, inflation and inflation targeting, central bank independence and the impact of broader political economic developments on the conduct of monetary policy. Other chapters cover thematic issues across the whole region, including: central bank independence, operations of debtor central banks, the effect of exchange rates on inflation, and the effect on countries' trade of alternative exchange rate regimes. Drawing on the insights of scholars and policy-makers, this book is a vital resource for anyone wanting to understand the economies of the Middle East and North Africa.

Population Aging, Intergenerational Transfers and the Macroeconomy (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Robert L. Clark, Naohiro... Population Aging, Intergenerational Transfers and the Macroeconomy (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Robert L. Clark, Naohiro Ogawa, Andrew Mason
R2,424 Discovery Miles 24 240 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Population aging is a global phenomenon that influences not only the industrialized countries of Asia and the West, but also many middle- and low- income countries that have experienced rapid fertility decline and achieved long life expectancies. This book explores how workers and consumers are responding to population aging and examines how economic growth, generational equity, trade and international capital flows are influenced by population aging. The contributors draw on the experience of the developing and industrialized worlds and on countries in Asia, North America, and Europe. They offer new evidence about micro-level responses of labor force participation, earnings, and savings to actual and/or perceived demographic change. Their broad perspective on population aging spans the entire demographic transition and demonstrates the importance of effective policy response in the early stages of population aging. Also included are policy analyses that explore the use of tax policy, financial reform, and policies targeting immigration and procreation. This insightful study will prove invaluable to students and scholars of population economics, public sector economics, welfare economics, social economics, and public finance. Pension analysts and government policymakers will find the material of great practical use.

Money, Prices and the Real Economy (Paperback): Geoffrey Wood Money, Prices and the Real Economy (Paperback)
Geoffrey Wood
R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book sets out, in straightforward, accessible terms, crucial aspects of monetary economics. It opens with an exposition of the fundamental question of what money is and what it does. Distinguished contributors then examine the key role of price stability and how to achieve it. Core issues addressed include: * an examination of the long run effect of money on prices * an analysis of the complex and variable relationship between money and fluctuations in the real economy * an investigation of inflation and its dangerous consequences * an analysis of the effect of regulation on the stability of financial systems in developed and developing countries * the relationship between the money supply regime and economic performance * the effect of monetary fluctuations on the interest rate * the choice of targets for monetary policy. This book will be extremely useful to practising economists, students and scholars of financial and monetary economics.

Keynes, the Keynesians and Monetarism (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Tim Congdon Keynes, the Keynesians and Monetarism (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Tim Congdon
R2,546 Discovery Miles 25 460 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Keynes, the Keynesians and Monetarism is a major contribution to the continuing debate on macroeconomic policy-making. Tim Congdon has been a strong supporter of monetarist economic principles for over 30 years. His writings - in the newspapers and for parliamentary committees, as well as in academic journals - played an influential role in the transformation of British macroeconomic policy in the 1980s and 1990s. This book brings together the main papers written by the author since his 1992 collection, Reflections on Monetarism. It challenges several `conventional wisdoms' about UK macroeconomic policy (and thinking about policy), arguing - for example - that the Keynesians' advocacy of incomes policy and fiscal activism in the immediate post-war decades did not have a clear basis in Keynes's own writings. The book denies that the UK had a `Keynesian revolution', in the sense of a deliberately pursued fiscal activism to promote `full employment'. Implicit throughout the volume is a distinctive view of how the economy works, with an account of the transmission mechanism (from money to the economy) in which movements in asset prices and aggregate demand are strongly influenced by the quantity of money. Congdon uses this approach to demonstrate that monetary policy has had more powerful effects on macroeconomic activity in the post-war period than fiscal policy. He also suggests that the now fashionable `New Keynesian' view of policy-making acknowledges the primacy of monetary policy and would be better termed `output gap monetarism'. In short, Keynes, the Keynesians and Monetarism contends that monetarism defeated Keynesianism in the battle of ideas in the 1970s and 1980s. The achievement of greater macroeconomic stability in the last 15 years is largely due to the impact of monetarist thinking on policy-making. The book is clearly and attractively written, and covers topics that are fundamental to macroeconomic thinking and policy-making. It will be a provocative and appealing read for scholars at all levels of economics, macroeconomics and monetary theory. It will also find an audience among policymakers in central banks and finance ministries, business economists working in companies, and financial economists in the City of London and other centres.

The New Banking Economics (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Olivier Pastre, Esther Jeffers, Hans Blommestein, Gael de Pontbriand The New Banking Economics (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Olivier Pastre, Esther Jeffers, Hans Blommestein, Gael de Pontbriand
R1,965 Discovery Miles 19 650 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Banks have undergone radical change in the face of evolving pressures from markets, globalisation and regulatory authorities. In recognition of this change, this book seeks to forge a new theory, or theories, for economic banking in the 21st century. It provides a platform for new thinking and stimulating ideas, which, it is hoped, will help shape the future of research on the banking sector. Combining incisive theoretical analysis with shrewd contributions by leading authors, from both the academic and professional world of banking, who are well placed to offer real insight into the current realities of the sector, this book addresses a diverse range of issues. These include measurement of bank performance, competition and consolidation, compliance, supervision, risk transfer, diversification and financial integration in Europe. The New Banking Economics provides a genuine and dynamic alternative to current banking theory that is embedded in a political and real-world context. Offering diverse perspectives, this book will be of great interest to students of finance, economics and business, as well as to economists, analysts and researchers in the field of banking.

Globalisation, Development and Transition - Conversations with Eminent Economists (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Brian... Globalisation, Development and Transition - Conversations with Eminent Economists (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Brian Snowdon
R3,506 Discovery Miles 35 060 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This unique book provides a comprehensive survey of the major economic issues that have helped shape the modern world. It includes discussions of the latest research findings in the international economic development literature and scrutinises some of the most important debates in contemporary economics. Brian Snowdon examines the many controversies relating to long-run growth and development, problems of transitions from socialism to capitalism, international competitiveness and the impacts of globalisation. To shed light on these critical issues Brian Snowdon interviewed eleven leading economists who are featured in this book: Daron Acemoglu, Alberto Alesina, Padma Desai, William Easterly, Stanley Fischer, Janos Kornai, Michael Porter, Dani Rodrik, Jeffrey Sachs, Xavier Sala-i-Martin and Jeffrey Williamson. Globalisation, Development and Transition provides an all-encompassing guide to the contemporary literature on economic development and related fields, as well as an extensive and up-to-date list of references. It will be an essential resource for all scholars and students of economics, especially those with an interest in economic growth and development, economic history, trade and globalisation, and the economics of transition.

Crisis or Recovery in Japan - State and Industrial Economy (Hardcover): David Bailey, Dan Coffey, Phil Tomlinson Crisis or Recovery in Japan - State and Industrial Economy (Hardcover)
David Bailey, Dan Coffey, Phil Tomlinson
R2,063 Discovery Miles 20 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This innovative and multidisciplinary book explores Japan's economic crisis and recovery. Specifically, it analyses the role of corporations, the state, macroeconomic and industrial policy, and the changing status of Japan as an economic role model. The contributors list comprises an international panel of economists, political scientists and international relations specialists. From vantage points across Japan, North America and Europe, they bring together a collection of original studies considering Japan's economic malaise and the potential for sustained recovery. Topics covered include: * the relevance of Western economic models to the Japanese case * the Japanese macro-economy and financial system * the deep-seated controversy over the process and problems of kudoka - the hollowing out of Japan's industrial base * the future of Japan's small firm sector in a globalizing world. This provocative and timely book offers new reflections and original research findings on a topic of global interest and significance. As such it will strongly appeal to a wide-ranging audience including: academics in the fields of economics, political science and international relations, policymakers, advisors and practitioners in international institutions, think-tanks and labour organizations.

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