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The World Trade Organization

The World Trade Organization

1st Edition

Debra P. Steger
June 27, 2014

With a membership of 160 countries, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is the international organization with responsibility for the global rules of trade between nations. Its stated principal function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably, and freely as possible. Established...

Pensions and Pension Funding (4 vols)

Pensions and Pension Funding (4 vols)

1st Edition

Martin Sullivan
June 28, 2007

For more than fifty years, pensions have been the subject of academic enquiry and controversy. Debates have raged over, amongst other things, the need for pensions, the means by which they might be delivered, their implications for the public finances, their impact on an individual’s employment...

Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation

Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation

1st Edition

Peter Drysdale, Takashi Terada
March 22, 2007

The Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) forum was established as a regional grouping in 1989 to deal with the issues arising from growing regional interdependence. Its stated aim is to build ‘a prosperous Asia-Pacific through free and open trade and investment’ and it now has twenty-one...

Health Economics

Health Economics

1st Edition

Anthony Culyer
December 21, 2006

Health economics is one of the fastest growing sub-disciplines of economics and is probably the one that has most engaged with neighbouring disciplines, such as epidemiology and bio-statistics, to solve some of the more intractable problems confronting healthcare systems around the world. The...

Taxation: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

Taxation: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

1st Edition

Simon James
May 23, 2002

Taxation, of one sort or another, can be traced back to the beginnings of civilization, indeed, it might be argued that taxes are the price of civilization. This set reprints classic articles on taxation such as Adam Smith's Canons of Taxation, alongside more contemporary articles on modern...

The Economies of Asia 1945-1998

The Economies of Asia 1945-1998

1st Edition

Robert Ash, Ann Booth, Anne Booth
December 23, 1999

This collection, edited by two of the world's leading experts on Asian economies, provides an invaluable reference resource by collecting together the major articles and essays on the region. It combines articles on China, ASEAN economies and the four NICs (Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong...

Industrialization: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

Industrialization: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

1st Edition

Patrick O'Brien
April 09, 1998

The processes of industrialization have played a major role in the development of modern society. This set draws together a broad range of material, to provide a unique reference collection of the most important writings on this seminal subject. Industrialization is viewed as a global phenomenon,...

The World Trading System: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

The World Trading System: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

1st Edition

Robert Howse
December 11, 1997

With ever increasing levels of international trade, many countries are now completely dependent on cross border trade. However, the suspicion that individual countries are not playing by the rules is leading to 'trade friction', and the real possibility of costly trade wars.The World Trading System...

International Economic Integration: Critical Perspective on the World Economy

International Economic Integration: Critical Perspective on the World Economy

1st Edition

Miroslav N. Jovanovic
November 20, 1997

This set of contemporary articles provides a uniquely comprehensive survey of international economic integration, covering the full range of theoretical and practical developments in the field over the past fifty years, and suggesting directions for future research. Topics covered in the 120...

The Transition to the Market Economy: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

The Transition to the Market Economy: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

1st Edition

Junior Davis, Paul Hare
March 06, 1997

This collection draws together the most significant writings on the economics of transition. Although there are a wide range of examples from different countries and industries, the focus is on analysis of the key issues. These include:* macroeconomics and stabilization* liberalization and the...

Privatization: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

Privatization: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

1st Edition

Piotr Jasinski, George Yarrow
August 29, 1996

This title is the first in the Critical Perspectives on the World Economy series. With a new introduction by the editors it brings together the most significant contributions on privatization including material on the philosophical and historical context.Specific subjects covered include:*...

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