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Economic Growth, Inequality and Crony Capitalism: The Case of Brazil

Economic Growth, Inequality and Crony Capitalism: The Case of Brazil

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Danilo Rocha Limoeiro
July 13, 2020

Researchers in international development have long argued that the high costs of doing business harms prosperity in developing countries, a claim that invites the question of why governments impose these costs and why societies fail to enact reforms reducing them. This book seeks to answer the...

Human Services and Long-term Care: A Market Model

Human Services and Long-term Care: A Market Model

1st Edition

Yoshihiko Kadoya
April 01, 2020

Providing human service through markets is inherently problematic. Quality care is critical and unsatisfactory human service greatly influences people’s quality of life. Yet, profit for human service providers is essential for sustainable service provision. This book focuses on striking a balance...

Exports, Trade Policy and Economic Growth in Eras of Globalization

Exports, Trade Policy and Economic Growth in Eras of Globalization

1st Edition

Edward M. Feasel
April 01, 2020

This book provides an excellent resource for understanding the forces in international trade liberalization over two centuries that have brought us to this point, where the successes, setbacks and the countervailing forces now vie for the public's mind and support: the outcome of which will...

Credit Default Swap Markets in the Global Economy: An Empirical Analysis

Credit Default Swap Markets in the Global Economy: An Empirical Analysis

1st Edition

Go Tamakoshi, Shigeyuki Hamori
April 01, 2020

This book provides a comprehensive overview for various segments of the global credit default swap (CDS) markets, touching upon how they were affected by the recent financial turmoil. The book uses empirical analysis on credit default swap markets, applying advanced econometric methodologies...

China and Japan in the Global Economy

China and Japan in the Global Economy

1st Edition

Tomoo Kikuchi, Masaya Sakuragawa
April 01, 2020

This book discusses the necessity for cooperation between China and Japan to provide international public goods to Asia. It provides insight into how China and Japan can redesign the process of economic integration and security architecture to ensure peace and prosperity in Asia, and how China...

Regional Government Competition

Regional Government Competition

1st Edition

Chen Yunxian, Gu Wenjing
April 01, 2020

This monograph provides a coherent and systematic explanation of China’s regional economic development from the perspective of regional government competition. It gives an almost unknown exposition of the mechanisms of China's regional economic development, with numerous supporting cases drawn from...

What Made Korea’s Rapid Growth Possible?

What Made Korea’s Rapid Growth Possible?

1st Edition

Jungho Yoo
March 06, 2020

Korea’s experience of rapid economic growth represents both hope and a challenge to many developing countries. The conventional wisdom inside and outside Korea has been that the government’s policies such as export promotion, industrial targeting, and so on, made the rapid growth...

Ageing, Long-term Care Insurance and Healthcare Finance in Asia

Ageing, Long-term Care Insurance and Healthcare Finance in Asia

1st Edition

Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk
January 07, 2020

This book uses a revised version of Kingdon’s multiple-streams framework to examine health financing reforms in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Republic of Korea (ROK) as well as long-term care insurance (LTCI) reforms in Japan and Singapore. It shows that the explanatory power of the...

International Trade and Sustainable Development: Economic, Historical and Moral Arguments for Asymmetric Global Trade

International Trade and Sustainable Development: Economic, Historical and Moral Arguments for Asymmetric Global Trade

1st Edition

Bob Milward
November 21, 2019

The contemporary orthodox view of world trade has centred, generally unchallenged, on the ideas of free trade, based on the theoretical construct of comparative advantage. This book will engage in a critique of the orthodox position based on the underlying theoretical economic construct, the...

Health and Education Reforms in Rural China

Health and Education Reforms in Rural China

1st Edition

Li Li
November 21, 2019

China witnessed an unprecedented economic boom in the past four decades but will soon see the end of "demographic dividend". With shrinking labor, improving the quality of human capital could be one way to maintain China’s remarkable growth. The population in rural China accounts for 41% of the...

North Korea and Economic Integration in East Asia

North Korea and Economic Integration in East Asia

1st Edition

Yeongseop Rhee, Patrick Messerlin
July 17, 2019

Throughout North Korea’s history, it has regarded external relations with suspicion and as a potential threat to its regime. With North Korea working towards denuclearization, there is now hope for an economic opening. This book examines the external economic strategies that North Korea may...

The Korean Economy: From Growth to Maturity

The Korean Economy: From Growth to Maturity

1st Edition

You-il Lee, Richard Lee
May 09, 2019

The Korean Economy: From Growth to Maturity takes an in-depth, amalgamated look at the evolution of Korea’s globalization drive from the early 2000s (Kim Dae-jung regime, 1998–2003) to the present period (Park Geun-hye, 2013–2017). The book discusses the role of foreign companies on the...

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