This special volume, entitled The rule of Law, Freedom, and Prosperity, presents symposium papers that attempt to understand the historical roots of the rule of law, its importance in freedom and economic growth, and the possibilities for exporting these lessons to developing countries.
Economists wish to compare prices, real income, and output across countries and regions for many purposes. In the past, such comparisons were made in nominal terms, or by using exchange rates across countries, ignoring differences in price levels and thus distorting the results.
Building on his International Economics, Vol.1, Professor Gandolfo has produced a completely rewritten and restructured book where both orthodox and new approaches to trade theory and policy are exhaustively dealt with.
Indonesia enters the new millennium at a time of transition. It has experienced several crises--in particular the economic crisis of 1997-98, a severe intensification of its environmental degradation, and more recently the East Timor crisis, the ongoing Aceh demand for independence, the change of government from the autocratic Soeharto regime to one democratically elected and under the leadership of President Abdurrahman Wahid, and the outbreak of a number of violent communal conflicts.
An insightful and up-to-date study of the use of periodic models in the description and forecasting of economic data. Incorporating recent developments in the field, the authors investigate such areas as seasonal time series; periodic time series models;periodic integration; and periodic integration; and peroidic cointegration.
At a time when the gigantic transnationals have a huge impact on human health, the environment, working conditions and the economic prospects of nations, this book explores whether it is sufficient to continue to rely on industry self-regulation alone.
From California to Calcutta, Stratford to Sydney, transport affects and permeates lives and influences decisions, including where parents let their children play, which shops are used, whether neighbours are spoken to in the street and feelings about being safe when out at night.
Knowledge and innovation are key factors contributing to growth and prosperity in the new service economy. This book presents original, empirical and theoretical contributions to address the economic dimensions of knowledge and the organization of knowledge intensive activity through specialized services.