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  • What Money Wantsby Noam Yuran; Keith Hart

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.50

    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...

  • Indispensable and Other Mythsby Michael Dorff

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • Beads, Bodies, and Trashby David Redmon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    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...

  • Arbeiter ohne Eigenschaftenby Sa?a Bosancic

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 35.48

    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...

  • Basic Income in Japanby Yannick Vanderborght; Toru Yamamori

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 115.00

    Basic Income in Japan discusses the potential of an unconditional basic income (UBI) in the context of a transforming Japanese welfare state. more...

  • Wages and Earningsby Andrew Dean; W. F. Maunder

    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...

  • Global Wage Report 2014/15by ILO

    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...

  • Outside Director Compensation in German Public Family Firmsby Pascal Engel

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 52.78

    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...

  • Minimum Wages and Firm Employmentby Yi Huang; Prakash Loungani; Gewei Wang

    International Monetary Fund 2014; US$ 9.00

    This paper provides the first systematic study of how minimum wage policies in China affect firm employment over the 2000-2007 periods. Using a novel dataset of minimum wage regulations across more than 2,800 counties matched with firm-level data, we investigate both the effect of the minimum wage and its policy enforcement tightening in 2004. A dynamic... more...

  • Une transition juste pour tousby ILO

    International Labour Office 2015; US$ 30.00

    Avec l’adoption d’une résolution de l’OIT sur la «transition juste pour tous» en 2013, il est devenu nécessaire de définir les éléments constitutifs d’un cadre pour cette transition équitable. Cette édition du Journal International de recherche syndicale étudie... more...