book provides a path-breaking analysis of how Johor and the Riau Islands have
competed with each other for FDI from Singapore in the electronics
sector. It sheds light on how the institutional and incentive structures
facing these regions have encouraged or discouraged policy innovation and
dynamism. The rigorous analysis of financial and investment data in this book
provides a convincing challenge to the conventional wisdom that proximity and
cost differentials inevitably lead to closer economic integration."-- Professor
Shujiro Urata, Waseda University
"In this season of tomes on inequality, François Bourguignon's book stands out for its ability to combine global sweep with attention to minutiae, its passionate concern for the world's burgeoning inequality, and dispassionate analysis of the causes behind these growing disparities. An amazing amount can be learned from this slim volume on inequality within and across nations."--Kaushik Basu, chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank
"The Future of Euro" presents a synthetic and coherent account of all aspects of the euro crisis. It combines political with economic analysis, emphasizing the political economy aspects of the euro problem, experience, and likely future(s)
"Diebold and Yilmaz's timely book develops powerful new network tools for understanding the inter-dependence of risks in large-scale financial systems. These tools shed important new light on past financial crises and will fill an important gap in the monitoring of systemic risk going forward." - Peter Christoffersen, University of Toronto.
"Comprehensive, innovative, thought-provoking analysis of the world's largest carbon emitter. Exceptionally well-researched and accessible to specialists and generalists alike, this book should be on the desk of anyone seriously concerned about climate and energy policies." - Richard Morgenstern, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
Contemporary Economic Perspectives in Education contributes to this growing field of "education economics." This book provides a detailed approach to how economists treat earlier evidence, how they avoid measurement problems, and how they measure efficiency.