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Economic Conditions

  • The Culture of Contentmentby John Kenneth Galbraith; Jeff Madrick

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.88

    The world has become increasingly separated into the haves and have-nots. In The Culture of Contentment , renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith shows how a contented class—not the privileged few but the socially and economically advantaged majority—defend their comfortable status at a cost. Middle-class voting against regulation and increased... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of American Growthby Robert J. Gordon; Robert J. Gordon

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.70

    In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces. But has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end? Weaving together a vivid narrative, historical... more...

  • Between Debt and the Devilby Adair Turner; Adair Turner

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 17.95 US$ 16.33

    Adair Turner became chairman of Britain's Financial Services Authority just as the global financial crisis struck in 2008, and he played a leading role in redesigning global financial regulation. In this eye-opening book, he sets the record straight about what really caused the crisis. It didn’t happen because banks are too big to fail—our addiction... more...

  • Credit Code Redby Peter Brain; Ian Manning

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2017; US$ 20.99

    Australia has been the lucky country for a long time. First it rode off the sheep’s back. Then it became a quarry for emerging economies. It deregulated its financial sector, abandoned manufacturing, rode an apparently endless urban-land boom, and has gone more than 25 years without a recession. But is Australia’s luck about to run out? Brain and... more...

  • The Automobileby Clay McShane

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 40.00

    Originally published in 1997 and now re-issued with some updated material, this chronology lists the major events in the history of the automobile. The automobile cannot be understood without knowing about its pre-history, including technologies such as railroads, carriages and trolley cars. Material on these is included to the extent that they represented... more...

  • Strategic Adjustment of Price by Japanese and American Automobile Manufacturersby Kaye G. Husbands

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 40.00

    This book, originally published in 1993, develops for the US automobile industry a demand-supply model which incorporates both wholesale and retail sectors and which allows strategic pricing behaviour of US and Japanese producers to be internally determined and its effects on market behaviour and national welfare analyzed. It develops the framework... more...

  • Technological Change, Rationalisation and Industrial Relationsby Otto Jacobi; Bob Jessop; Hans Kastendiek; Marino Regini

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 40.00

    Originally published in 1986 the first part of this book outlines some of the general problems of technological change and labour relations. It discusses the politics of rationalisation and of industrialisation in the car industry by examining case studies of Volkswagen British Leyland and FIAT. The impact developments exert on trade unions in the... more...

  • Economic Developmentby Marcelo M. Giugale

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 10.99

    The practice of economic development has undergone significant transformation over the past decade, due to globalization and democratization. The fully revised and updated second edition of Economic Development: What Everyone Needs to Know® provides a clear and concise introduction to the development problems that policy-makers, professionals, development... more...

  • Codes and Ringsby Minjia Shi; Adel Alahmadi; Patrick Solé

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 150.00

    Codes and Rings: Theory and Practice is a systematic review of literature that focuses on codes over rings and rings acting on codes. Since the breakthrough works on quaternary codes in the 1990s, two decades of research have moved the field far beyond its original periphery. This book fills this gap by consolidating results scattered in the literature,... more...

  • Completing Capitalismby Bruno Roche; Jay Jakub

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2017; US$ 19.95

    Proven, Profitable, and Sustainable For the past fifty years, leaders in the business world have believed that their sole responsibility is to maximize profit for shareholders. But this obsessive focus was a major cause of the abuses that nearly sunk the global economy in 2008. In this analytically rigorous and eminently practical book, Bruno Roche... more...