While accusations of political correctness are frequently raised against liberals, there has been surprisingly little discussion of how conservatives foment the use of their own economically correct language.
Knowledge has in recent years become a key driver for growth of regions and nations. This volume empirically investigates the emergence of the knowledge economy in the late 20th Century from a regional point of view.
Waste is a quintessentially ecological economic issue. The generation of waste is rooted in the very laws of nature, but waste is also a social construct, and what we understand to be waste has evolved with human societies.
This book boldly challenges some of the basic assumptions and presumptions of international economics, such as the trade balance-exchange rate relationship, and the endogeneity of exchange rate with respect to other macro variables.
Global Portfolio Diversification synthesizes principal debates between analysts and academics. Covering subjects such as risk management, diversification and hedging strategies, deviations from market efficiency, and exchange rates, the book includes case studies, research, and commentary by the editors.
Analyzing the Gross National Product (GNP) and other national economic statistics is one way to look at the financial well being of a country. Another more revealing and more interesting way is to analyze the variety and amount of goods and services consumed by citizens, businesses, and the various levels of government.
Global warming has finally made clear the true costs of using our atmosphere as a giant sponge to soak up unwanted by-products of industrial activity. As nations, businesses, and citizens seek workable yet fair solutions for reducing carbon emissions,the question of who should pay-and how-looms large.
PThis book is a concise statement of what economics is, what it is not, and how it may be applied to a variety of problems. It shows connections between economics and other social sciences and contains questions that give the reader a guide toward understanding the discipline.