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Books be e-axes - Apr 2014

"Economic Freedom: Lessons of Hong Kong" by Kui-Wai Li
Mon, 2014-04-07 10:26   -   (0) comments

“In this timely book, the author contributes valuable insights on the critical role that economic freedom has played in Hong Kong’s dynamic economic achievements. At times challenging, the author’s scholarly yet practical volume offers important policy guidance for other economies, particularly at this critical juncture for the global economy.”--Edwin J. Feulner, former President of The Heritage Foundation

"Bayesian Non- and Semi-parametric Methods and Applications" by Peter E. Rossi
Wed, 2014-04-16 23:25   -   (0) comments

"Peter Rossi, an expert on Bayesian analysis, presents a crisp introduction to an increasingly important class of models and their use in econometric applications."--Andrew Gelman, Columbia University

"Economic Development - What Everyone Needs to Know" by Marcelo Giugale
Wed, 2014-04-16 23:37   -   (0) comments

Economic Development: What Everyone Needs to Know provides a clear and concise introduction to the development problems that policy-makers, professionals, development agencies, NGOs, charities, and private citizens face.

"Stability Of The Financial System Illusion or Feasible Concept?" edited by Andreas Dombret , Otto Lucius
Wed, 2014-04-16 23:54   -   (0) comments

"...with its comprehensive list of topics addressed by an eminent line-up of authors on an impressive 550 pages (including introductory pages and a brief index), this book indeed goes a long way towards shedding light on the difficult question to what extent, and how, stability of the financial system can realistically be achieved."--Ernest Gnan, SUERF Secretary General

"Banking on Democracy: Financial Markets and Elections in Emerging Countries" by Javier Santiso
Thu, 2014-04-17 00:10   -   (0) comments

"The book provides an insightful and excellent assessment of the interactions between politics and financial markets, a topic that has not been studied in sufficient detail so far. To understand the ecosystem Santiso based his analysis on a wide array of previously unexploited financial market indicators, original micro-level evidence, and well written and well documented case studies."--José Maria Martinez, Banco de España

"The Euro Crisis and Its Aftermath" by Jean Pisani-Ferry
Thu, 2014-04-17 09:55   -   (0) comments

"A highly readable and clearheaded account of not just what went wrong, but also of what must be done".--Dani Rodrik, Institute of Advanced Study

"Austerity The Great Failure" by Florian Schui
Thu, 2014-04-17 10:34   -   (0) comments

“As Florian Schui, an economic historian at the University of St Gallen in Switzerland, points out his elegantly written polemic, the word austerity derives from an ancient Greek term for ‘dryness of tongue’. . .Mr Shui’s book is a timely reminder of the moral confusion that swirls around the austerity debate”—The Economist

"The Power of Inaction - Bank Bailouts in Comparison" by Cornelia Woll
Tue, 2014-04-22 21:14   -   (0) comments

"Cornelia Woll's The Power of Inaction is a brilliant, deeply insightful analysis of the political economy of government responses to banking sector crises. Woll has synthesized myriad arguments across disciplines and narratives among nations to produce a unique approach to one of the central questions of our time."--Rawi Abdelal, Harvard University

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