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Books be e-axes - Apr 2017

Sharing the Work
Wed, 2017-04-05 09:04

“The pioneering feminist economist Myra Strober knows that sharing the work means sharing all of the work, and no one brings this point home with more wit and wisdom. Strober’s beautiful memoir effectively dramatizes the fraught interactions between personal and professional success. We can all learn from her story.” —Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


author Author(s): Myra Strober   
publisher Publisher:  MIT Press    
The Origins of Behavioural Public Policy
Wed, 2017-04-05 09:10

"Taking off from the theoretical bases of behavioural economics, Adam Oliver illustrates its application to public policy with fascinating examples, largely regarding health care. The Origins of Behavioural Public Policy is for everyone: from novices in the field to experts who previously thought they knew everything about it." -- George Akerlof, Berkeley


author Author(s): Adam Oliver   
publisher Publisher:  Cambridge University Press    
Digitalization, Immigration and the Welfare State
Wed, 2017-04-05 09:17

"Using the economic and social laboratory of Sweden, Mårten Blix provides a fascinating window into the future of the welfare state with the threats and opportunities from a massive increase in immigration and rapid digitilisation of the economy. The Swedish Model’s core features of collective bargaining, broad unionisation and a strong fiscal base are eroding, increasing inequality and challenging the legitimacy of the political consensus to date. His interesting observations and balanced analysis of the growing importance of platform-based jobs and life-long learning have implications much beyond Sweden."–  Erik Berglöf, London School of Economics


author Author(s): Mårten Blix   
publisher Publisher:  Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd    
Fiscal Policy in Dynamic Economies
Wed, 2017-04-05 09:25

"Economists have, in recent years, attributed the depressed economic conditions we are facing in the world to hysteresis, which is regarded as the permanent effect of fiscal consolidations after the global recession of 2008-2009. Tan Kim Heng’s book is timely and has significant contributions to this discussion because he forges an important link between fiscal consolidations and weakening future potential output in developed economies: spending on public investment, which is not a vote-enhancing policy instrument, always gives way to other forms of government spending."-- CHEN Kang,  National University of Singapore


author Author(s): Kim Heng Tan   
publisher Publisher:  Routledge    
The Middle East Economies in Times of Transition
Wed, 2017-04-05 09:50

Diwan and Galal looks at the structure and prospects of the Middle East economies after the 2011 Uprisings, focusing on issues of economic growth, inequality, the impact of oil, and the unfolding political transitions.


author Author(s): Ahmed Galal, Ishac Diwan    
publisher Publisher:  Palgrave    
The Invisible Hand? How Market Economies have Emerged and Declined Since AD 500
Tue, 2017-04-25 08:17

"The Invisible Hand?" Enables the reader to take a fresh look at the present debates about the future of capitalism, the effects of inequality, and the relation between wealth and political leverage.


author Author(s): Bas van Bavel   
publisher Publisher:  Oxford University Press    
The Limits of the Market - The Pendulum between Government and Market
Tue, 2017-04-25 08:28

"The Limits of the market"  asks to what extent the market should create welfare or whether welfare is the responsibility of the government.


author Author(s): Paul De Grauwe    
publisher Publisher:  Oxford University Press    

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