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Economic Policy

  • Industrial Policy and Economic Transformation in Africaby Akbar Noman; Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    The revival of economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is all the more welcome for having followed one of the worst economic disasters since the industrial revolution. Six of the world?s fastest growing economies in the 2000s were African. But with the exception of Ethiopia and Rwanda, the growth of these African nations was largely fueled by discoveries... more...

  • Making Failure Feasibleby Thomas H. Jackson; Kenneth E. Scott; John B. Taylor

    Hoover Institution Press 2015; US$ 2.99

    In 2012, building off work first published in 2010, the Resolution Project proposed that a new Chapter 14 be added to the Bankruptcy Code, exclusively designed to deal with the reorganization or liquidation of the nation?s large financial institutions. In this book, the contributors expand on their proposal to improve the prospect that our largest... more...

  • Saving Capitalismby Robert B. Reich

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.95 US$ 19.99

    From the author of Aftershock and The Work of Nations , his most important book to date?a myth-shattering breakdown of how the economic system that helped make America so strong is now failing us, and what it will take to fix it. Perhaps no one is better acquainted with the intersection of economics and politics than Robert B. Reich, and now he... more...

  • Europe's Orphanby Martin Sandbu

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Originally conceived as part of a unifying vision for Europe, the euro is now viewed as a millstone around the neck of a continent crippled by vast debts, sluggish economies, and growing populist dissent. In Europe?s Orphan , leading economic commentator Martin Sandbu presents a compelling defense of the euro. He argues that rather than blaming the... more...

  • On Inequalityby Harry G. Frankfurt

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    Economic inequality is one of the most divisive issues of our time. Yet few would argue that inequality is a greater evil than poverty. The poor suffer because they don?t have enough, not because others have more, and some have far too much. So why do many people appear to be more distressed by the rich than by the poor? In this provocative book,... more...

  • The Political Economy of Innovation and Entrepreneurshipby Professor Ivar Jonsson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This book offers a general theoretical framework for approaching innovation and entrepreneurship, using practical and up-to-date examples to demonstrate three different levels of innovation and entrepreneurship: the macro-level, which concerns the impact of innovation activity on economic growth and production systems; the meso-level, which concerns... more...

  • The Conscience of a Liberalby Paul Krugman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 15.98

    In The Conscience of a Liberal Paul Krugman, one of the US?s most respected economists and outspoken commentators, lays out his vision of a New Deal for a fairer society. After the Second World War it seemed that, in the West, society was gradually becoming more equal. Welfare States had been established in many countries, there was a general... more...

  • Governing the Commonsby Elinor Ostrom

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 16.00

    Tackles one of the most enduring and contentious issues of positive political economy: common pool resource management. more...

  • Autocracy and Redistributionby Michael Albertus

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book provides a novel theory of land reform and tests it using extensive original data dating back to 1900. more...

  • Taxation, Responsiveness and Accountability in Sub-Saharan Africaby Wilson Prichard

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book captures the critical role of taxation in shaping government responsiveness and accountability in developing countries. more...