From Subsistence To Exchange And Other Essays

Author : Lord Peter Tamas Bauer
ISBN : 9781400824649
Genre : Political Science
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Peter Bauer, a pioneer of development economics, is an incisive thinker whose work continues to influence fields from political science to history to anthropology. As Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen writes in the introduction to this book, "the originality, force, and extensive bearing of his writings have been quite astonishing." This collection of Bauer's essays reveals the full power and range of his thought as well as the central concern that underlies so much of his diverse work: the impact of people's conduct, their cultural institutions, and the policies of their governments on economic progress. The papers here cover pressing and controversial issues, including the process that transforms a subsistence economy into an exchange economy, the reputed correlation between poverty and population density, the alleged responsibility of the West for Third World poverty, the often counterproductive results of foreign aid, and the effects of egalitarian policies on individual freedoms. Bauer addresses these and other matters with clarity, verve, and wit, combining his deep understanding of economic theory and methodology with keen insights into human nature. The book is a penetrating account of how to develop a prosperous economy alongside a free and fair society and a stimulating introduction to the work of a man who has done so much to shape our modern understanding of developing economies and of the relationship of economics to the other social sciences. "This selection of essays will give readers a wonderful opportunity to learn about the rich world of cognizance and analysis erected by one of the great architects of political economy. I feel privileged to be able to offer this letter of invitation."--From the introduction by Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate in economics
Category: Political Science

Markets For Managers

Author : Anthony J. Evans
ISBN : 9781118867952
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 59.87 MB
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An accessible text that provides managers with a well-rounded economic awareness Successful managers possess an understanding of economic and market principles as they relate to business itself. Markets for Managers presents managerial economics in a casual, accessible format that will help management professionals take economic realities into account when running their companies or divisions. The book takes a global perspective while covering the full range of micro- and macroeconomic principles that managers around the world need to know. Complete with online resources that include further reading and a YouTube playlist, this guide puts business management practice within its economic context to produce a practical tool for managers. By understanding market operation and what might cause market failure, management professionals can lead companies that respond to market pressures and align operating strategies with economic realities. Monetary and fiscal policies affect businesses of all sizes, and in Markets for Managers, business leaders can learn how to read the ever-shifting fiscal landscape. Delivers market information tailored to managers and the managerial decision-making process Comprehensively explains macro- and microeconomic ideas in language that's accessible Provides concrete suggestions for utilizing market knowledge to improve internal operations and align incentives Helps managers build a global view of business for optimal decision making The practical format of Markets for Managers is perfect for professionals and students who want to gain an applied perspective on today's most pressing economic issues.
Category: Business & Economics

The Church And The Market

Author : Thomas E. Woods Jr.
ISBN : 9780739188019
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Church and the Market is a vigorous and lively defense of the market economy and a withering attack on all forms of state intervention. It covers labor unions, monopoly, money and banking, business cycles, interest, usury, and much more. Although it makes a particular point of noting the moral arguments of the market economy and that Catholics are of course perfectly at liberty to support it, its audience is much broader than Catholics alone. Readers of all religious traditions and none at all have praised The Church and the Market, first-place winner in the 2006 Templeton Enterprise Awards, as one of the most compelling and persuasive defenses of capitalism against its critics ever written.
Category: Business & Economics

The Development Frontier

Author : Péter Tamás Bauer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035320774
Genre : Developing countries
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Category: Developing countries

Emerging Market Economies

Author : Grzegorz W. Kołodko
ISBN : UCSD:31822031212855
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 72.32 MB
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Emerging Market Economies: Globalization and Development is the result of a comprehensive international research project co-ordinated within the TIGER (Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research). It deals with economic, social and political implications of globalization for the development of emerging market economies and is authored by a host of international scholars from the USA, Chile, Tanzania, the UK, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Romania, China and Japan. globalization on the markets for capital, goods and labour and for the growth and development in emerging markets including post-communist countries. The study includes a number of comprehensive and compatible works which deal especially with the chances for and mechanism of catching-up on these emerging markets.
Category: Business & Economics

Ideas On Liberty

Author : Sheldon L. Richman
ISBN : CORNELL:31924082844592
Genre : Libertarianism
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Category: Libertarianism

The Economist

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ISBN : UVA:X006064145
Genre : Commerce
File Size : 90.72 MB
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Category: Commerce

Environment Planning

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ISBN : NWU:35556035768084
Genre : City Planning
File Size : 87.78 MB
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Category: City Planning

Lessons From The Poor

Author : James D. Gwartney
ISBN : 159813020X
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 54.98 MB
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Half the people in the world live on two dollars or less per day and roughly 600 million live on no more than one dollar per day. With thousands of international relief organizations, strategic government programs, and billions of dollars in foreign aid, why do so many underdeveloped countries remain unable to grow their economies beyond mere survival? It is this issue that internationally acclaimed political analyst Alvaro Vargas Llosa and a select group of economists examine in a series of case studies from around the world. These studies reveal that entrepreneurial energy can be a persistent catalyst for change. But unfortunately in societies dominated by political corruption and unnecessary regulation, men and women seeking to innovate must hurdle a series of challenges. Wealth transfer, favoritism, excessive taxation, and lack of institutional security all conspire against progress. Our contributors examine real world examples of entrepreneurship and argue that instead of redistributing existing wealth, developing countries should start working to create it.
Category: Business & Economics