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Success and Failure in Monetary Reform - Monetary Commitment and the Role of Institutions (Hardcover): Andreas Freytag Success and Failure in Monetary Reform - Monetary Commitment and the Role of Institutions (Hardcover)
Andreas Freytag
R2,144 Discovery Miles 21 440 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This innovative book uses mainstream theoretical analysis to explain the successes and failures of monetary reforms. Andreas Freytag argues that there is a systematic economic relationship between the success of a reform, the degree of monetary commitment and the institutional setting in a particular country. The book begins with a theoretical discussion of this relationship, and a formalisation of the theory of monetary reform. It goes on to offer an empirical assessment of the theory, using cross-section methods and case studies, before finally presenting economic policy options for countries facing monetary problems. Success and Failure in Monetary Reform will be of unique interest to economists and central banks. Scholars and students of monetary economics all over the world, in particular in developing countries, will also find this book invaluable.

New Developments in Exchange Rate Economics (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Lucio Sarno, Mark P. Taylor New Developments in Exchange Rate Economics (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Lucio Sarno, Mark P. Taylor
R11,063 Discovery Miles 110 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The last two decades have seen a number of important developments in exchange rate economics, with substantial contributions to both its theory and empirics. While our understanding of exchange rates has significantly improved, a number of challenges and open questions in the exchange rate debate still remain. In these two volumes, the editors have brought together a selection of key articles which are representative of recent developments in the exchange rate economics literature. This important collection is essential for academic economists and practitioners interested in understanding and participating in the exchange rate debate.

Cross Shareholdings in Japan - A New Unified Perspective of the Economic System (Hardcover): Mitsuaki Okabe Cross Shareholdings in Japan - A New Unified Perspective of the Economic System (Hardcover)
Mitsuaki Okabe
R1,962 Discovery Miles 19 620 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book focuses on one of the most important features of the contemporary Japanese economy; cross shareholding - or mutual shareholding - between corporations. The book analyses recent trends and the reasons behind these, and discusses the implications for the entire Japanese economic system and highlights relevant public policy. Mitsuaki Okabe proposes that the dissolution of cross shareholdings has weakened the importance of long-term transactional relationships as seen in the Keiretsu (the `main bank') practice and employment, and that as a result the character of the economy is now closer to that of the Anglo-American system. Cross Shareholdings in Japan is a timely book and will be of special interest to academics and researchers of economics, Asian studies and finance, as well as policymakers and those involved either directly or indirectly in the Japanese financial system.

PreMBA Analytical Primer - Essential Quantitative Concepts for Business Math (Paperback): Regina Trevino PreMBA Analytical Primer - Essential Quantitative Concepts for Business Math (Paperback)
Regina Trevino
R1,487 Discovery Miles 14 870 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is a review of the analytical methods required in most of the quantitative courses taught at MBA programs. Students with no technical background, or who have not studied mathematics since college or even earlier, may easily feel overwhelmed by the mathematical formalism that is typical of economics and finance courses. These students will benefit from a concise and focused review of the analytical tools that will become a necessary skill in their MBA classes. The objective of this book is to present the essential quantitative concepts and methods in a self-contained, non-technical, and intuitive way.

The European Monetary Union in a Public Choice Perspective (Hardcover): J.C. Martin-Das The European Monetary Union in a Public Choice Perspective (Hardcover)
J.C. Martin-Das
R2,551 Discovery Miles 25 510 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The future of European Monetary Union (EMU) stands as one of the most important economic issues of the era. The author argues that in the event of macroeconomic shocks, rather than acting as a cohesive force, EMU could give rise to disunity. As EMU is not an optimal currency area, asymmetric shocks affecting each country differently could be critical to its future. The success of EMU depends upon the ability of institutions in the EU to satisfy the monetary and fiscal policy demands of sufficient numbers of national constituents, interest groups, and multinational corporations. This book employs principles from public choice to analyze the EU institutions that participate in the monetary policy making process of EMU and assesses whether they have the mechanisms to cope with asymmetric macroeconomic shocks. In particular, it examines the European Council, Council of Ministers, European Commission, European Parliament and the European Central Bank. This book provides an invaluable critique of the EMU plan and will be of interest to scholars of European economics, macroeconomics and public choice.

A Post Keynesian Perspective on Twenty-First Century Economic Problems (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Paul Davidson A Post Keynesian Perspective on Twenty-First Century Economic Problems (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Paul Davidson
R2,214 Discovery Miles 22 140 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book explores key economic problems and new policies for the global economy of the 21st century. The contributors discuss to what extent past policy errors were due to the incompetence of policymakers, and highlight problems including: international payments imbalances and currency crises, volatile security markets, inflation, achieving full employment, income distribution and alleviating individuals and nations of poverty. In particular, topics explored include: * the development problem experienced by Brazil during the past two decades * the desire of most developing nations to achieve an export-led growth strategy * the constraint of balance-of-payments on Mexico's long-term economic growth * the relationship between group division and levels of economic development * decreasing economic growth in the United States * the consideration of effective demand, and structural and technological change * the relationship between unemployment and profitability. The book presents a challenging set of arguments, and illustrates the many problems faced by decision makers in their attempt at policy making in the new global economy. It will be of special interest to academic economists, central bankers, government policymakers and those involved in financial markets.

The Foreign Economic Policies of Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan (Hardcover): Christopher M Dent The Foreign Economic Policies of Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan (Hardcover)
Christopher M Dent
R2,505 Discovery Miles 25 050 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan - East Asia's newly industrialised economies (the NIE-3) - experienced a profound development transformation over recent decades. Christopher Dent makes a comparative study of their foreign economic policies, highlighting how the NIE-3 have engaged with the international economic system in an increasingly dynamic way. The book develops a new macro-framework of foreign economic policy analysis that provides the structure for this study. The author argues that the `development context' of the NIE-3's foreign economic policies is grounded in their common development statism and semi-peripheralisation. He further contends that it is the pursuit of economic security that primarily motivates their respective foreign economic policies. This new conceptualisation of economic security in the context of foreign economic policy will appeal to academics, researchers and students in wide range of disciplines including: Asian studies, international relations, international political economy, economics and politics.

Economic Thought and the Making of European Monetary Union - Selected Essays of Ivo Maes (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Ivo... Economic Thought and the Making of European Monetary Union - Selected Essays of Ivo Maes (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Ivo Maes
R1,974 Discovery Miles 19 740 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This valuable book examines the interaction between economic ideas and the policy-making process in Europe, centred around the creation of European Monetary Union. The essays cover three broad areas: early debates on European monetary integration, economic thought at the European Community institutions, and the establishment of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) in Europe. Core elements of the book are analyses of Europe's quest for exchange rate stability and of the debates on the nature of EMU and the path towards it. With the aid of crucial case studies, Ivo Maes goes on to chart the growing awareness among policymakers of the increasing interdependence between Europe's economies and the rise of a new medium-term, stability-oriented policy conception - both vital and necessary factors in the genesis of EMU. Drawing on the extensive experience of the author, both as an academic and a senior official involved in European economic policy-making, this book undoubtedly contributes towards a better understanding of the role of economic ideas in the process of European monetary integration. It will be an important addition to the literature on EMU and will be required reading for scholars and policymakers in the fields of economics, European studies and the history of economic thought.

Financial and Monetary Integration in the New Europe - Convergence Between the Eu and Central and Eastern Europe (Hardcover):... Financial and Monetary Integration in the New Europe - Convergence Between the Eu and Central and Eastern Europe (Hardcover)
David G. Dickinson; Edited by David G. Dickinson, A. W Mullineux
R3,157 Discovery Miles 31 570 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Potential new entrants to the European Union from Central and Eastern European countries face many challenges to achieve financial convergence with the existing EU nations. Using detailed case studies from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland and analysis of cross country data from these regions, Financial and Monetary Integration in the New Europe looks at the key issues for applicant countries as they negotiate the terms of their membership in the European Union. Of major concern to these countries is the financial sector and its implications for economic growth and the conduct of macroeconomic policy. The book examines, in particular, monetary and exchange rate policies, banking regulation and financial market efficiency. The overall impact of building a market driven financial system on economic development is also explored. This volume illustrates that overall, transition countries have made great strides in transformation to market economies and that most have experienced significant economic growth. However, there is still some institution building to be completed and outstanding policy issues to be resolved. Financial and Monetary Integration in the New Europe will be of great interest to EU and CEE policymakers and will prove useful reading to those concerned with EU expansion and CEE economic development.

Macroeconomics and the Environment (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Mohan Munasinghe Macroeconomics and the Environment (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Mohan Munasinghe
R6,622 Discovery Miles 66 220 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sustainable development is a concept that is receiving increasing attention from world decision makers. This timely volume contains a selection of both the seminal papers and a cross-section of current thinking. It will be invaluable to researchers, students and practitioners interested in this important topic. Part I presents early articles linking the macroeconomy with the environment. Part II contains general surveys of the relationship between economic growth and environmental degradation. Included in Part III are papers with mathematical models seeking to incorporate environmental variables into macroeconomic frameworks. Part IV focuses on the linkages between international trade and the environment. The final section examines progress on the greening of the system of national accounts - an important prerequisite for environmental-macroeconomic policy making.

Consumption and Growth - Recovery and Structural Change in the Us Economy (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Davide Gualerzi Consumption and Growth - Recovery and Structural Change in the Us Economy (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Davide Gualerzi
R1,998 Discovery Miles 19 980 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The theme of this extensive book is the relationship between consumption and growth in the context of the long run theory of effective demand. Taking Schumpeter's views on economic development as a starting point, the author proposes an original framework for the analysis of consumption patterns as an element of growth in advanced market economies. The book examines the role of demand with respect to the theory of structural change and the theory of consumption at both the micro and macro level. The theoretical framework is employed to analyze the consumption-growth relationship and its implications for the process of structural evolution. The actual dynamics of consumption are examined in terms of the cycle of expansion in the US economy during the 1980s. The author concludes that there is a distinct shift towards a pattern of `consumption deepening' that explains the consumption fuelled recovery of the 1980s and mirrors a process of `intensive growth' of the market. This interpretation sheds light on the underlying process sustaining US expansion during the 1990s and the questions facing advanced market economies which have begun to experience the emergence of an `internet scenario' in terms of development. In focusing on the relationship between consumption changes and the growth process, this book distinguishes itself from much of the literature on the subject which deals with these two aspects individually. Davide Gualerzi breaks genuinely new ground with his empirical and theoretical research. This book will appeal to economists interested in growth and economic development, scholars in related social sciences, and the wide base of economists and academics sympathetic to new approaches to the problem of economic growth.

Combating Corruption in India (Hardcover): Arvind Verma, Ramesh Sharma Combating Corruption in India (Hardcover)
Arvind Verma, Ramesh Sharma
R1,891 R1,745 Discovery Miles 17 450 Save R146 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As corruption continues to be a persistent problem in India, concerned citizens believe empowered police agencies independent of political control are effective ways to deal with corrupt officials and politicians. What is corruption and how is it facilitated? What are the appropriate agencies to combat corruption professionally in India? Why are these not effective in deterring corrupt practices? Are the alternative solutions to tackle corruption successful? This book seeks to engage with these questions, discuss and analyze them, and conduct a thorough analysis of law, bureaucratic organizations, official data, case studies and comparative international institutions. It analyzes vast data to argue that a corrupt state only maintains the facade of rule of law but will not permit any inquiry beyond that of individual deviance. Using criminological perspectives, it presents a novel mechanism, the 'Doctrine of Good Housekeeping', for public officials to combat and prevent corruption within their own institutions.

The State, Regulation and the Economy - An Historical Perspective (Hardcover): Lars Magnusson, Jan Ottosson The State, Regulation and the Economy - An Historical Perspective (Hardcover)
Lars Magnusson, Jan Ottosson
R2,069 Discovery Miles 20 690 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Regulatory regimes appear wherever market economies exist and whenever there is competition for limited resources. However, the rationale of public regulation of markets, as well as the mechanisms that characterise regulatory regimes, is not well understood. The State, Regulation and the Economy illustrates how economic theory, whether positive or normative, is not convincing in explaining the complex interactions between the state and the market. Instead, the book examines regulation and state intervention from an institutional and historical perspective. Utilising empirical evidence from Scandinavia and the US, the authors argue that the form and content of state interventionism is strongly influenced by historical and path dependent factors, and go on to propose an approach which illuminates the role of specific historical events in forming regulatory policy. Various aspects of regulation are discussed with reference to infrastructure and network industries, one of the few areas in the economy where the role of the state has changed dramatically during the past two decades. The authors believe that the fast changing attitudes and policies towards regulation might be better understood by applying a longer time horizon combined with analysis based on new institutional economics. Scholars of economics, business administration, economic history and political science, as well as those wishing to gain a greater insight into the historical dimension of regulation, will find this an original and valuable book.

Money and Inflation - A New Macroeconomic Analysis (Hardcover): Sergio Rossi Money and Inflation - A New Macroeconomic Analysis (Hardcover)
Sergio Rossi
R2,192 Discovery Miles 21 920 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It is a popular notion that money and output are separate and autonomous entities. Money and Inflation argues that this idea can neither explain the purchasing power of money nor its variations over time, and a new theory is therefore presented in its place. The book aims to provide the foundations for a new analysis of inflation from a macroeconomic perspective. The role of money is investigated in terms of value, prices, profit, and capital accumulation. The author argues that in order to gain a thorough comprehension of inflation it is necessary to focus on the formation of national income, not on its distribution. Sergio Rossi's new approach proposes a structural reform of modern banking systems, and outlines an original macro-theoretical investigation of measurement problems in price index theory. Despite its elective affinity with the works of Ricardo, Walras and Keynes, the new analysis overturns traditional concepts of money. The discussion elicits a deeper understanding of the conditions underlying today's inflationary pressures and prescribes new solutions to permanently eradicate them. This unique and path-breaking study will be of enormous interest to academics, researchers, and students involved in monetary economics, as well as monetary policy makers, and central bank and international banking officials.

European Monetary Integration - Past, Present and Future (Hardcover): Eric J. Pentecost, Andre Van Poeck European Monetary Integration - Past, Present and Future (Hardcover)
Eric J. Pentecost, Andre Van Poeck
R2,188 Discovery Miles 21 880 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This highly topical book examines the development and future prospects for economic and monetary union in Europe. European Monetary Integration examines the background to economic and monetary union from a historical perspective that distinguishes between national and supranational currency areas, and an optimal currency area theory. The gradualist transition process is also considered. The authors, leading academics from five European countries, consider the principal economic policies to be followed in achieving economic and monetary union. The role of the European central banks and monetary policy is examined, along with fiscal policy in monetary union and the operation and policies of the labour markets. The authors discuss the economic relationships between the euro area and other European economies including the transition and accession economies of Eastern Europe.

The Nature of Macroeconomics - Instability and Change in the Capitalist System (Paperback, New edition): Athol Fitzgibbons The Nature of Macroeconomics - Instability and Change in the Capitalist System (Paperback, New edition)
Athol Fitzgibbons
R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book addresses the long absence of a satisfactory theory of macroeconomics. Keynesian theory is not consistent with rational self-interest, but neo-classical economics is unable to explain economic volatility and the trade cycle. Athol Fitzgibbons critiques the leading macroeconomic theories, which he believes are unduly mechanistic because they are incompatible with non-quantitative knowledge. The author sketches the intellectual history of partial knowledge and judgement so far as these relate to macroeconomics, and rejects the claims that Keynes recanted the analysis of practical reason in his Treatise on Probability. Fitzgibbons's theme is the possibility of a new synthesis of Keynes and the neoclassical system. This stresses financial rationality, but it also recognizes that there is an element of indeterminacy in both government policies and the movements of the market.

Monetary Policy and Central Banking in the Middle East and North Africa (Hardcover): David Cobham, Ghassan Dibeh Monetary Policy and Central Banking in the Middle East and North Africa (Hardcover)
David Cobham, Ghassan Dibeh
R2,545 Discovery Miles 25 450 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.

The Euro - Evolution and Prospects (Hardcover): Philip Arestis, Andrew Brown, Malcolm C. Sawyer The Euro - Evolution and Prospects (Hardcover)
Philip Arestis, Andrew Brown, Malcolm C. Sawyer
R1,967 Discovery Miles 19 670 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

European economic and monetary union continues to be the subject of intense controversy, and the launch of a single currency in January 1999 served to concentrate this debate around one issue: is the euro in the interests of Europe? This pertinent book attempts to address this contentious question. The authors offer a sustained argument that the single currency as currently implemented does not promise to deliver prolonged growth. They contend that the economic impact of the euro, and its accompanying institutions, is likely to be destabilising and deflationary; that the political impact is profoundly undemocratic and that the social consequences are likely to be deleterious. They do not reject the concept of a single currency but are highly critical of policy arrangements such as the Stability and Growth Pact which govern the euro. The authors propose alternative policy and institutional arrangements within which the euro should be embedded. They demonstrate that these would have the benefits of a single currency whilst avoiding many of the potential costs identified by detractors. EMU will continue to cause huge changes in the social and economic sphere of Europe. This book does not attempt to polarise the debate by simply advocating for or against the euro, but instead puts the situation into context, identifies potential problems and proposes possible remedies. It will be required reading for economists, political scientists, politicians and policymakers.

Blockchain Revolution - How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World (Paperback): Don... Blockchain Revolution - How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World (Paperback)
Don Tapscott, Alex Tapscott 1
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

'This book has had an enormous impact on the evolution of blockchain in the world' Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft Corporation 'What a spectacular book. Mind-blowing in its expansiveness and profundity. It makes me think we're at one of those times in technological, economic and social history where the sky is the limit' Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer and Chief Scientist at Prima Data 'The Tapscotts have written the book, literally, on how to survive and thrive in this next wave of technology-driven disruption. Likely to become one of the iconic books of our time' Clay Christensen, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and author of The Innovator's Dilemma 'Occasionally a book comes along that changes the global discourse. This is likely to be one of those books. Blockchains are at the heart of the fourth industrial revolution and the Tapscotts lucidity explain why and how to capture the opportunity and avoid dangers' Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum The first book to explain why blockchain technology will fundamentally change our lives Blockchain is the ingeniously simple technology that powers Bitcoin. But it is much more than that, too. It is a public ledger to which everyone has access, but which no single person controls. It allows for companies and individuals to collaborate with an unprecedented degree of trust and transparency. It is cryptographically secure, but fundamentally open. And soon it will be everywhere. In Blockchain Revolution, Don and Alex Tapscott reveal how this game-changing technology will shape the future of the world economy, dramatically improving everything from healthcare records to online voting, and from insurance claims to artist royalty payments. Brilliantly researched and highly accessible, this is the essential text on the next major paradigm shift. Read it, or be left behind. 'Blockchain Revolution is a highly readable introduction to a bamboozling but increasingly important field' - Guardian Don Tapscott is one of the most influential living theorists about business and society. He is the bestselling author of Wikinomics, The Digital Economy, and a dozen other acclaimed books about tech-nology, business, and society. Alex Tapscott is the CEO and founder of Northwest Passage Ventures, an advisory firm building blockchain companies. Previously, he worked for seven years in investment banking in New York and Toronto.

Central Banking, Asset Prices and Financial Fragility (Hardcover): Eric Tymoigne Central Banking, Asset Prices and Financial Fragility (Hardcover)
Eric Tymoigne
R2,550 Discovery Miles 25 500 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The current literature on central banking contains two distinct branches. On the one side, research focuses on the impact of monetary policy on economic growth, unemployment, and output-price inflation, while ignoring financial aspects. On the other side, some scholars leave aside macroeconomics in order to study the narrow, but crucial, subjects of financial behaviours, and financial supervision and regulation. This book aims at merging both approaches by using macroeconomic analysis to show that financial considerations should be the main preoccupation of central banks. Eric Tymoigne shows how different views regarding the conception of asset pricing lead to different positions regarding the appropriate role of a central bank in the economy. In addition, Hyman P. Minsky's framework of analysis is used extensively and is combined with other elements of the Post Keynesian framework to study the role of a central bank.

Tymoigne argues that central banks should be included in a broad policy strategy that aims at achieving stable full employment. Their sole goal should be to promote financial stability, which is the best way they can contribute to price stability and full employment. Central banks should stop moving their policy rate frequently and widely because that creates inflation, speculation, and economic instability. Instead, Tymoigne considers a pro-active financial policy that does not allow financial innovations to enter the economy until they are certified to be safe and that focuses on analyzing systemic risk. He argues that central banks should be a guide and a reformer that allow a smooth financing and funding of asset positions, while making sure that financial fragility does not increase drastically over a period of expansion.

This book will be of interest to students and researchers engaged with central banking, macroeconomics, asset pricing and monetary economics.

The Political Economy of Monetary Union (Hardcover): Paul De Grauwe The Political Economy of Monetary Union (Hardcover)
Paul De Grauwe
R5,408 Discovery Miles 54 080 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Political Economy of Monetary Union presents an important collection of the most influential articles covering different areas in this expanding field. The volume brings together both the classical articles which have laid the foundations for the theory of optimum currency and the resulting empirical literature. Further papers focus on the issues of fiscal policy, the design and operation of the central bank in a monetary union and the problems of transition to monetary union. This authoritative volume is essential reading for all scholars, students and practitioners interested in the issues relating to economic and monetary unification.

Innovation and Employment - Process versus Product Innovation (Paperback): Charles Edquist, Leif Hommen, Maureen McKelvey Innovation and Employment - Process versus Product Innovation (Paperback)
Charles Edquist, Leif Hommen, Maureen McKelvey
R748 Discovery Miles 7 480 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Which kinds of growth lead to increased employment and which do not? This is one of the questions that this important volume attempts to answer. The book explores the complex relationships between innovation, growth and employment that are vital for both research into, and policy for, the creation of jobs. Politicians claiming that more rapid growth would remedy unemployment do not usually specify what kind of growth is meant. Is it, for example, economic (GDP) or productivity growth? Growing concern over `jobless growth' requires both policymakers and researchers to make such distinctions, and to clarify their employment implications. The authors initially address their theoretical approach to, and conceptualization of, innovation and employment, where the distinction between process and product innovations and between high-tech and low-tech goods and services are central. They go on to address the relationship between innovation and employment, using empirical material to analyse the effects that different kinds of innovations have upon job creation and destruction. Finally, the volume summarizes the findings and addresses conclusions as well as policy implications. This book will be of great interest to those involved in research and policy in the fields of macroeconomics (economic growth and employment), industrial economics and innovation.

Monetarism Under Thatcher - Lessons for the Future (Hardcover): Gordon Pepper, Michael J. Oliver Monetarism Under Thatcher - Lessons for the Future (Hardcover)
Gordon Pepper, Michael J. Oliver
R1,967 Discovery Miles 19 670 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This authoritative book analyses the recent problems associated with the UK's monetary system and suggests a long-term solution to control bank lending in the future. It draws on extensive historical material, discussions with former senior officials and politicians, and the perceptive insights of Gordon Pepper, an advisor to Margaret Thatcher when the foundations of monetary control were being laid, to revisit and re-examine the monetarist experiment of the 1980s. The authors argue that, in spite of the instinct of the Prime Minister, the authorities never attempted to control the supply of money in the 1980s and only paid lip service to controlling the demand for money. Extraordinary behaviour of bank lending was a significant cause of the Barber boom in the mid-1970s, of the Lawson boom of the 1980s and of the depth of the recession in the early 1990s. They assert that varying interest rates is an ineffective tool to manage lending and controversially propose that the only enduring solution is to control the banks' reserves. The authors forcefully argue that should the UK not become a member of the European Single Currency the debate surrounding monetary base control will need to be reopened. By reassessing a significant era in British economic policy and suggesting a strategy for the future, this book will be of great interest to economic historians, monetary and political economists, policymakers and investment advisers.

Innovation and Employment - Process versus Product Innovation (Hardcover): Charles Edquist, Leif Hommen, Maureen McKelvey Innovation and Employment - Process versus Product Innovation (Hardcover)
Charles Edquist, Leif Hommen, Maureen McKelvey
R1,983 Discovery Miles 19 830 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Which kinds of growth lead to increased employment and which do not? This is one of the questions that this important volume attempts to answer. The book explores the complex relationships between innovation, growth and employment that are vital for both research into, and policy for, the creation of jobs. Politicians claiming that more rapid growth would remedy unemployment do not usually specify what kind of growth is meant. Is it, for example, economic (GDP) or productivity growth? Growing concern over `jobless growth' requires both policymakers and researchers to make such distinctions, and to clarify their employment implications. The authors initially address their theoretical approach to, and conceptualization of, innovation and employment, where the distinction between process and product innovations and between high-tech and low-tech goods and services are central. They go on to address the relationship between innovation and employment, using empirical material to analyse the effects that different kinds of innovations have upon job creation and destruction. Finally, the volume summarizes the findings and addresses conclusions as well as policy implications. This book will be of great interest to those involved in research and policy in the fields of macroeconomics (economic growth and employment), industrial economics and innovation.

European and American Perspectives on Regulation (Hardcover): Bob Jessop European and American Perspectives on Regulation (Hardcover)
Bob Jessop
R6,048 Discovery Miles 60 480 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This text is part of a series of five volumes which offers a comprehensive overview of the regulation approach to capitalism and its crisis-tendencies. Edited by a major British contributor to the approach, the volumes contain not only key theoretical and empirical works from French regulationists but also representative work from other regulation schools and scholars. They also feature major critiques of the approach. Topics covered throughout the series include regulationist approaches to the labour process, accumulation regimes (especially Fordism and post-Fordism), modes of social regulation, forms of state intervention, and the crisis tendencies of capitalism. Contributions cover different periods and different countries as well as different sectors and the changing global economy as a whole. The set includes both pioneer works and theoretical innovations and also explores the links between regulationism and other approaches, such as institutionalism, radical geography, critical discourse analysis, and feminism. The contributors include M. Aglietta, R. Boyer, R. Brenner, J. Jenson and L. McDowell.

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