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Physioeconomics - The Basis for Long-Run Economic Growth (Paperback): Philip M. Parker Physioeconomics - The Basis for Long-Run Economic Growth (Paperback)
Philip M. Parker
R786 R596 Discovery Miles 5 960 Save R190 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Parker shows how factors such as income, aggregate savings, investment, technology, entrepreneurship, production, and outputs per worker are influenced by the more fundamental principles of physics and physiology. According to Philip Parker, the relationship between physics-based physiology and macroeconomics may come to dominate explanations of economic growth. His argument focuses on the so-called equatorial paradox-the phenomenon that a country's latitude explains up to 70 percent of cross-country variances in per capita income. After introducing concepts from physics and physiology as the building blocks of homeostatic utility, he explains the role of homeostatic utility in economic growth. Specifically, he shows that a country's performance is gauged not by its absolute level of income or consumption, but by how far it is from a homeostatic steady state governed by what he calls physioeconomics. Countries closer to their homeostatic steady state grow more slowly than those farther away. Parker shows how factors such as income, aggregate savings, investment, technology, entrepreneurship, production, and outputs per worker are influenced by the more fundamental principles of physics and physiology. He focuses particularly on the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that drives motivation, monitors homeostasis, and ultimately keeps us alive via neural, autonomic, and hormonal adjustments. He presents evidence that long-run growth can be attributed to variances in hypothalmic activity. A physioeconomic approach to growth can lead to better economic policies, measures of performance, and predictions of progress. To take just one example, policymakers would be quicker to realize that food aid to warmer regions can destroy local farming economies that supply adequate caloric needs at a lower steady state.

Religious Cultures of the World - A Statistical Reference (Hardcover): Philip M. Parker Religious Cultures of the World - A Statistical Reference (Hardcover)
Philip M. Parker
R913 Discovery Miles 9 130 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This work is an examination of borderless markets where national boundaries are no longer the relevant criteria in making international marketing, economic planning, and business decisions. Understanding nonpolitical borders is especially important for products and industries that are culture bound and those that require local adaptation. Religion is one critical factor that affects economic development, demographic behavior, and general business policies around the world. Over 26,000 statistics are provided for over 70 religious groups covering a number of social, economic, and business variables. A significant review of literature is also included.

Linguistic Cultures of the World - A Statistical Reference (Hardcover, New): Philip M. Parker Linguistic Cultures of the World - A Statistical Reference (Hardcover, New)
Philip M. Parker
R1,692 Discovery Miles 16 920 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This work is an examination of borderless markets where national boundaries are no longer the relevant criteria in making international marketing, economic planning, and business decisions. Understanding nonpolitical borders is especially important for products and industries that are culture bound and those that require local adaptation. Language is often one critical factor that affects economic development, demographic behavior, and general business policies around the world. Over 130,000 statistics are provided for over 460 language groups covering a number of social, economic, and business variables. A significant review of literature is also included.

National Cultures of the World - A Statistical Reference (Hardcover, New): Philip M. Parker National Cultures of the World - A Statistical Reference (Hardcover, New)
Philip M. Parker
R1,436 Discovery Miles 14 360 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This work is an examination of borderless markets where national boundaries are no longer the only relevant criteria in making international marketing, economic planning, and business decisions. Understanding political and nonpolitical borders is especially important for products and industries that are culture bound and those that require local adaptation. National culture is one critical factor that affects economic development, demographic behavior, and general business policies around the world. Over 75,000 statistics are provided for over 230 national groups covering a number of social, economic, and business variables. A significant review of literature is also included.

Ethnic Cultures of the World - A Statistical Reference (Hardcover, New): Philip M. Parker Ethnic Cultures of the World - A Statistical Reference (Hardcover, New)
Philip M. Parker
R1,689 Discovery Miles 16 890 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This work is an examination of borderless markets where national boundaries are no longer the relevant criteria in making international marketing, economic planning, and business decisions. Understanding nonpolitical borders is especially important for products and industries that are culture bound and those that require local adaptation. Ethnic culture is one critical factor that affects economic development, demographic behavior, and general business policies around the world. Over 120,000 statistics are provided for over 400 ethnic groups covering a number of social, economic, and business variables. A significant review of literature is also included.

Climatic Effects on Individual, Social, and Economic Behavior - A Physioeconomic Review of Research Across Disciplines... Climatic Effects on Individual, Social, and Economic Behavior - A Physioeconomic Review of Research Across Disciplines (Hardcover, New)
Philip M. Parker
R1,675 Discovery Miles 16 750 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This first interdisciplinary review on how climate affects human behavior provides an introductory framework for research in the field, surveys climatic data around the world, and covers over 3,000 sources. The bibliography is organized topically into chapters dealing with physiological, psychological, sociological, and economic effects of climate on people. The bibliography identifies important sources relating to acclimation, allergies, diet, diseases, affective disorders, aggression, personality, mental illnesses, accidents and injuries, crime, fertility, mortality, migration, suicide, consumer and industrial behavior, macroeconomic policy, and methodologies. A detailed author, subject, and country and regional index make this careful review easily accessible for varied use by students, teachers, researchers, policymakers, and business persons or managers.

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