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- International Monetary Fund 2007; US$ 9.00
International financial assistance (loans and grants) can potentially raise recipients' welfare in two ways, by affecting a direct resource transfer and by facilitating efficiency-enhancing reforms. In practice, barriers to reform limit the potential of assistance to deliver these two dividends. In this paper, we analyze assistance programs designed... more...
- International Monetary Fund 2012; US$ 9.00
Even though institutions are created to protect workers, they may interfere with labor market functioning, raise unemployment, and end up being circumvented by informal contracts. This paper uses Brazilian microeconomic data to show that the institutional changes introduced by the 1988 Constitution lowered the sensitivity of real wages to changes in... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95
One thing all mainstream economists agree upon is that money has nothing whatsoever to do with desire. This strange blindness of the profession to what is otherwise considered to be a basic feature of economic life serves as the starting point for this provocative new theory of money. Through the works of Karl Marx, Thorstein Veblen, and Max Weber,... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95 US$ 29.71
Prodded by economists in the 1970s, corporate directors began adding stock options and bonuses to the already-generous salaries of CEOs with hopes of boosting their companies? fortunes. Guided by largely unproven assumptions, this trend continues today. So what are companies getting in return for all the extra money? Not much, according to the empirical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95
Beads, Bodies, and Trash merges cultural sociology with a commodity chain analysis by following Mardi Gras beads to their origins. Beginning with Bourbon Street of New Orleans, this book moves to the grim factories in the tax-free economic zone of rural Fuzhou, China. Beads, Bodies, and Trash will increase students? capacity to think critically... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 35.82
Ausgangspunkt für die Untersuchung bildet der ökonomische Strukturwandel, der auch als der Übergang zu einer Wissensgesellschaft beschrieben wird. Sa?a Bosan?i? analysiert in einer qualitativen Studie, welche Subjektivierungsweisen sich für angelernte Arbeiter vor dem Hintergrund eines seit den 1970er Jahren stattfindenden ökonomischen Strukturwandels... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95
Wages and Earnings is a review of statistical sources, both official and non-official, on wages and earnings in Britain. The non-official sources of data relate mostly to salary statistics, while most of the official data are produced by the Department of Employment. Topics covered range from wage rates and salary scales to fringe benefits and labor... more...
- International Labour Office 2014; US$ 40.00
The Global Wage Report analyses the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends and relative purchasing power globally and by region. The 2014/15 edition examines the link between wages and inequality at the household level. more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 53.27
Pascal Engel investigates how outside directors are incentivized in family firms that are publicly listed but still partly owned by members of the founding family. Owning families significantly influence their firms' corporate conduct with their own set of goals, sometimes in conflict with economically driven goals of the capital markets. The author... more...