Turner makes the case that growth should not be sought as an end in itself in rich countries. Rather, the focus should be on creating economic freedom and making possible a wide range of employment opportunities.
This massive tome is the fifth in a series of official histories of the International Monetary Fund, made possible by the author’s access to internal IMF documents.
The authors of this study examine various efforts to restrict both inflows and outflows of capital and are left troubled by the potential effects of overly aggressive restrictions.
This volume is a collection of conference papers written mainly for professionals engaged in the complex, multidisciplinary process of disease eradication, which requires the cooperation of thousands of people, including practitioners in small clinics all over the world.
Although Patry does not say so explicitly, his persuasive arguments suggest that even the “piracy” of copyrighted material often results in more public good than harm.
Sharman boldly tested the international anti-money-laundering rules by breaking them, setting up shell companies and bank accounts without providing the kinds of documentation required by law.
According to Martin, thorium is a far superior reactor fuel because it is less radioactive and more abundant than uranium and also produces much less waste.
Lardy, one of the foremost foreign scholars of the Chinese economy, laments how little progress China has actually made toward achieving sustainable growth.
Kinkela presents DDT as a useful product with undesirable long-term ecological effects, requiring careful judgment about when to use it. The U.S. chemical industry, in contrast, comes off badly, as it attempted to deny and dismiss DDT’s negative effects and to discredit anyone who pointed them out.
A useful introduction to a remote part of the world that will undoubtedly become more important in the coming years.
The book emphasizes the fact that there is no single way to manage resources and that for a country to be successful, its resource policies must take into account its particular circumstances.
Jensen turns the spotlight on the more than 80 percent of U.S. workers employed in services, a diverse category that includes legal, accounting, architectural, educational, and medical services, as well as transportation and retail.
Lewis, the bestselling author of Liar’s Poker and The Big Short, has written a breezy, bottom-up account of the ongoing ﬁnancial crises in Iceland, Ireland, Greece, and two cities in debt-ridden California: ﬁnancially strapped San Jose and bankrupt Vallejo. The book is fun to read but also scary.
Yergin writes for nontechnical readers, and this engaging book is easy, even fun, to read. It addresses not only the full spectrum of energy sources, from coal to photovoltaic cells, but also the rich history and politics of the industry.
Moran reviews and synthesizes the latest research on the various impacts of the foreign direct investment made by multinationals in developing countries.
The increased pressures on the world’s resources and environment will require new and deeper forms of international cooperation.
The book involves more diagnosis and lamentation than prescriptions, since Yavlinsky is fully aware that moral behavior cannot be built, or rebuilt, with a stroke of the pen.
Once one gets through the unnecessarily alarmist introductory material, this book offers a levelheaded discussion of possible measures to abate greenhouse gas emissions and the economic, social, and political obstacles to adopting those measures.
Guest, business editor of The Economist, contends that voluntary emigration almost always benefits the emigrants and usually benefits their countries of origin and destination, too.
For those who like maps and numbers, this atlas illustrates the pressures bearing down on the world’s coasts and inshore waters and the pressures created, in turn, for people who live near coasts (most of the world’s population) and whose livelihoods depend directly or indirectly on the sea.
Yadav believes that most studies of corruption have seriously neglected the role of elected legislatures.
Drawing on his experience as a senior adviser at the International Monetary Fund, Elson describes and assesses the international financial architecture -- not simply the relations among national monetary authorities but also the whole set of official and quasi-official bodies and conventions charged with overseeing cross-border financial transactions.
Pomfret, an Australian economist, uses the rallying cry of the French Revolution -- “Liberty, equality, fraternity” -- as an organizing principle for this brief but engaging history of the twentieth century, an “age of equality.”
This book, written by a Harvard physicist for people who remember some of their high school physics and are unfazed by numbers, provides quantitative answers to most of their questions about energy.
As a senior officer at Citigroup, Rhodes has been at the center of international banking for the past 30 years, especially when debt restructuring was involved. In Banker to the World, he reminisces about his challenging, and sometimes harrowing, experiences, organizing the book around eight lessons that he derived from them.