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Books suggested by members - Apr 2015

Mirror Images in Different Frames? Johor, the Riau Islands, and Competition for Investment from Singapore
Thu, 2015-04-09 18:53

"This 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

author Author(s): Francis E Hutchinson   
publisher Publisher:  Institute of Southeast Asian Studies    
The Globalization of Inequality
Fri, 2015-04-17 00:38

"In this season of tomes on inequality, Fran├žois 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

author Author(s): Fran├žois Bourguignon   
publisher Publisher:  MIT Press    
The Future of the Euro
Fri, 2015-04-17 00:47

"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)


author Author(s): Matthias Matthijs and Mark Blyth   
publisher Publisher:  Oxford University Press    
Financial and Macroeconomic Connectedness
Fri, 2015-04-17 00:53

"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.


author Author(s): Francis X. Diebold and Kamil Yilmaz   
publisher Publisher:  Oxford University Press    
China's Technological Catch-Up Strategy
Fri, 2015-04-17 00:59

"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

author Author(s): Michael T. Rock and Michael Toman   
publisher Publisher:  Oxford University Press    
Contemporary Economic Perspectives in Education
Fri, 2015-04-17 01:20

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.


author Author(s):  Kristof De Witte   
publisher Publisher:  Cornell University Press    

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