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Books be e-axes - May 2012

"Capitalism from Below: Markets and Institutional Change in China" by Victor Nee and Sonja Opper
Wed, 2012-05-02 14:20   -   (0) comments

"...Combining history, industry analysis, community analysis, and hundreds of interviews, the book is a story—rich and remarkable, yet readable—about productive economic institutions emerging as a byproduct of individuals granted a little bit of wiggle room to pursue their interests. This book will be a point of reference for a long time.”—Ronald S. Burt, University of Chicago.

"The Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity Revisited" edited by Josh Lerner and Scott Stern
Fri, 2012-05-04 15:11   -   (0) comments
This volume offers new theoretical and empirical contributions to fundamental questions relating to the economics of innovation and technological change while revisiting the findings of a classic book.

"Credibility and the International Monetary Regime: A Historical Perspective" by Michael D. Bordo, Ronald MacDonald
Tue, 2012-05-08 15:07   -   (0) comments

"This collection of state-of-the-art studies, combining deep historical knowledge with modern statistical methods, sheds important new light on long-standing controversies concerning the evolution of the international monetary system."----Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley

"After the Spring: Economic Transitions in the Arab World" by Kemal Dervis and al.
Tue, 2012-05-08 15:24   -   (0) comments

"The hopes for transition to democracy in the Arab world will have a greater chance of success if the Arab economies can contribute to hope for the future. The ideas in this book, assembled by the Brookings Institution, point to the key problems and possible solutions--a much needed contribution to one of the big problems of our times"--Javier Solana, Former European Union Commissioner

'Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis" by James K. Galbraith
Tue, 2012-05-08 15:34   -   (0) comments

"A must-read for anyone who wishes to understand our political and economic era." - Joseph E. Stiglitz

"Twenty Years of Inflation Targeting Lessons Learned and Future Prospects" by Jan F. Qvigstad and al.
Tue, 2012-05-15 12:58   -   (0) comments

This book examines the experience of inflation targeting across the world, including both developed and emerging economies and gives a wide-ranging perspective with contributions from academics, professional economists and central bankers.

"The Monetary Policy of the Federal Reserve: A History " by Robert L. Hetzel
Tue, 2012-05-15 13:20   -   (0) comments

This is the complete history of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank!

"Economics of Monetary Union" by Paul De Grauwe
Fri, 2012-05-18 15:31   -   (0) comments

"As a book that focuses on the Economics of the EMU, it is literally and metaphorically without competition and thus beyond compare"- Professor Rob Ackrill, Nottingham Trent University

"Il capitalismo italiano" di Sandro Trento
Fri, 2012-05-18 15:38   -   (0) comments

Sandro Trento con questo breve profilo porta alla luce i punti critici e i nodi ancora irrisolti che rendono difficile l'avvio del paese verso una nuova fase di crescita.

"Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World" by Ian Bremmer
Fri, 2012-05-18 15:52

The world power structure is facing a vacuum at the top. With the unifying urgency of the financial crisis behind us, the diverse political and economic values of the G-20 are curtailing the world's most powerful governments' ability to mediate growing global challenges. In this book Ian Bremmer argues that in such a world coordination on global policy issues will fall by the wayside.

"The Sovereign Debt Crisis: Placing a curb on growth" by Anton Brender, Florence Pisani, Emile Gagna
Tue, 2012-05-22 12:11   -   (0) comments

The developed countries must find a way to navigate between the Scylla of insufficient stimulus for their weak economies and the Charybdis of excessive issuance of public debt, which would endanger its risk-free status and thus deprive their economies of an indispensable benchmark." This book sheds a light on "how large is the room for manoeuvring between these two dangers".

"Building a More Resilient Financial Sector: Reforms in the Wake of the Global Crisis" by Aditya Narain, Inci Ötker, Ceyla Pazarbasioglu
Wed, 2012-05-30 14:00   -   (0) comments

In this new book Aditya Narain, Ceyla Pazarbasioglu, and Inci Ötker, summarize their views on various reform proposals discussed since 2008, ranging from various regulatory reforms to supervision, too-important-to-fail (TITF) proposals, restricting banks’ size and scope, resolution, and to living wills.

"Fairness in Practice A Social Contract for a Global Economy" by Aaron James
Wed, 2012-05-30 15:04   -   (0) comments

Amidst all the debate about inequality, globalization and growth, this book takes up fairness in the global economy as a subject of inquiry in its own right. Few if any books in political philosophy have done that.

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