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Kramer argues that falling birthrates pose a serious threat to a number of wealthy countries, not only to their economic well-being but also to their national security.
Hardly a week goes by without news of some malfeasance committed by a large American or European bank. Lewis zeros in on one particularly explosive charge: the claim that major banks engage in predatory trading behavior.
This useful book -- a thorough piece of practical research -- looks closely at how clean energy technologies such as gas turbines, advanced batteries, solar photovoltaics, and coal gasification emerged and spread to China.
The rapid growth of cross-border business, education, and travel has brought people of different cultural backgrounds closer together than ever before -- and has thereby increased the likelihood of miscommunication and misunderstanding.
Powell argues persuasively that sweatshops, where the conditions are admittedly appalling by Western standards, represent an improvement -- often a significant improvement -- over the alternatives available to their workers.
Houser and Mohan provide a sober, largely quantitative assessment of the recent U.S. shale gas boom.
This intriguing book measures social mobility in a novel way, by tracing unusual surnames over several generations in nine different countries.
This interesting book is basically a history of business journalism in the United States, with an emphasis on investigative journalism, whose virtues the author extols.
Foreign trade makes some Americans uncomfortable, partly because it involves, well, foreigners.
This book tells readers how to think about problems in the current international political and economic system, but not exactly what to do about them.
This book is Alan Greenspan's attempt to come to terms with the financial crisis of 2008.
Amazon, Apple, and Google are three firms that have helped define the early twenty-first century. These easy-to-read books recount the companies’ origins, their evolutions, and their rivalries.
In this interesting collection, expert analysts assess the costs of ten global problems over the past century, measured in economic terms, and make projections about their costs in 2050.
Walter Bagehot (1826–77) is best known among economists for his oft-quoted views on how central banks should behave, in particular as lenders of last resort.
To explain the extraordinary performance of Asia's economies, Perkins draws on academic research and on his own decades-long experience as an adviser to developing countries.
Newman exposes as mere blather much of the what passes for sound discussion of U.S. public debt and the federal government’s debt ceiling.
Lin, a former World Bank chief economist, examines the causes of the 2008 financial crisis.
Ruhs urges receiving countries to prioritize the rights of immigrants, identifying which rights are inalienable and which ones should be considered more malleable.
Keith, a physicist, argues that humankind would be wise to do some contingency planning for climate change.
This thought-provoking book is about much more than the 1944 conference that established the architecture of the postwar international monetary system, leading to the establishment of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
Blyth takes on the claim that austerity is the best way to enhance growth and reduce public debt and finds it utterly deficient. Stuckler and Basu approach austerity policies from a medical perspective, producing an extensive array of evidence to show that austerity increases illness and death.
Edwards and Lawrence argue that Americans should welcome the growing prosperity of their trading partners.
A helpful primer on modern central banking by one of its preeminent practitioners.
Goldacre, a British physician, articulately and extensively documents how large pharmaceutical firms have inched up as close as possible to committing outright fraud and occasionally have crossed the threshold.
Why did economists fail to foresee the 2008 global financial crisis? In this engaging history, Gorton answers that question through an exercise in what might be called the epistemology of modern economics.
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