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- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 12.79
Understanding the modern city and the powerful forces within it is the life?s work of Harvard urban economist Edward Glaeser, who at forty is hailed as one of the world?s most exciting urban thinkers. Travelling from city to city, speaking to planners and politicians across the world, he uncovers questions large and small whose answers are both counterintuitive... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 25.00
Not-for-profit organizations play a critical role in the American economy. In health care, education, culture, and religion, we trust not-for-profit firms to serve the interests of their donors, customers, employees, and society at large. We know that such firms don't try to maximize profits, but what do they maximize? This book attempts to answer... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 45.00
When firms and people are located near each other in cities and in industrial clusters, they benefit in various ways, including by reducing the costs of exchanging goods and ideas. One might assume that these benefits would become less important as transportation and communication costs fall. Paradoxically, however, cities have become increasingly... more...
- OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 28.99
In this this timely study of the different approaches of America and Europe to the problems of domestic inequality and poverty, the authors describe just how different the two continents are in the level of State engagement in the redistribution of income. They discuss various possible economic and sociological explanations for the difference, including... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 39.00
Despite recent corporate scandals, the United States is among the world?s least corrupt nations. But in the nineteenth century, the degree of fraud and corruption in America approached that of today?s most corrupt developing nations, as municipal governments and robber barons alike found new ways to steal from taxpayers and swindle investors. In ... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 110.00
Conventional wisdom held that housing prices couldn?t fall. But the spectacular boom and bust of the housing market during the first decade of the twenty-first century and millions of foreclosed homeowners have made it clear that housing is no different from any other asset in its ability to climb and crash. ... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 55.00
The past three decades have been characterized by vast change and crises in global financial markets?and not in politically unstable countries but in the heart of the developed world, from the Great Recession in the United States to the banking crises in Japan and the Eurozone. As we try to make sense of what caused these crises and how we might reduce... more...