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Critical Concepts in Economics

With a rich backlist of popular Economics titles on current areas of research, the Critical Concepts in Economics series spans a wide range of titles, with titles including China and Globalization, The Great Depression and Feminist Economics. Upcoming titles to look out for include Islamic Economics and Human Capital.

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1-10 of 16 results in Critical Concepts in Economics
  1. Human Capital

    Edited by Pedro Teixeira

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    In recent decades, human capital has become one of the most popular and influential research programmes in the academy. Its influence is not limited to economics, but has proved to be significant to many other social sciences; indeed, it has infused social and political debates about education and...

    Published March 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. e-Commerce Economics

    Edited by David VanHoose

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    The economic principles that underpin commercial transactions via electronic networks, and the many associated economic issues and controversies that e-commerce generates, are dizzying in their complexity. Now, to help advanced students and researchers make sense of an explosion of scholarship,...

    Published December 1st 2013 by Routledge

  3. Islamic Economics

    Edited by Shafiq Alvi, Amer al-Roubaie

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    The editors of this new collection write: Western economists define economics as the branch of knowledge or science which investigates how scarce resources are best allocated into competing claims upon them. These claims are socially and culturally determined. Islamic economics and its principles...

    Published July 14th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Rise of Econometrics

    Edited by Duo Qin

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    In the memorable words of Ragnar Frisch, econometrics is ‘a unification of the theoretical–quantitative and the empirical–quantitative approach to economic problems’. Beginning to take shape in the 1930s and 1940s, econometrics is now recognized as a vital subdiscipline supported by a vast—and...

    Published January 9th 2013 by Routledge

  5. China and Globalization

    Edited by Linda Yueh

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    How China continues its integration with the global economy is one of today’s crucial questions, both for China’s own growth prospects and for the rest of the world contending with the still numerous developmental challenges of the world’s second-largest economy. In the first thirty years after it...

    Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Transport Economics

    Edited by David A. Hensher

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    An effective transport infrastructure—and its associated services—are widely regarded as key components of an efficient, equitable, and sustainable society. But the link between transport provision (especially car ownership) and growing global levels of, for example, social exclusion, congestion,...

    Published October 25th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Urban and Regional Economics

    Edited by Philip McCann

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    Urban and regional economics encompasses both the economics of geography and spatial economics to focus on the growth, behaviour, and economic performance of cities and regions. Over the last two decades, urban and regional economics has grown dramatically—both as a taught subject and as an active...

    Published September 7th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Economic Reform in Modern China

    Edited by Wei Zhang

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    It is more than three decades since China initiated its economic reform and open-door policies. During that period, China has successfully transformed itself from an inefficient centrally-planned economy to a fast-growing market-orientated economy. To the rest of the world, China has emerged from...

    Published May 26th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Great Depression

    Edited by Geoffrey E. Wood, Forrest Capie

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    The Great Depression had a devastating effect on much of the world’s developed economies. (For example, at its nadir, around one-quarter of the US workforce was unemployed. And, in Britain, exports virtually halved by 1933 as international trade collapsed.) The political and cultural consequences...

    Published November 15th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Agricultural Economics

    Edited by Gail L. Cramer

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    The application of the principles of economics to the production of crops and livestock—and to land usage more generally—is a well-established and flourishing area of research and study, and this new four-volume collection in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Economics, meets...

    Published October 5th 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Panel Data Econometrics
    Edited by Badi Baltagi
    To Be Published May 29th 2014
  2. The Economics of Labor
    Edited by George J. Borjas
    To Be Published June 5th 2014
  3. Information Economics
    Edited by David Sappington, Michael R. Baye
    To Be Published June 12th 2014
  4. The Economics of Natural Resources
    Edited by Barry Field, Gardner Brown
    To Be Published December 14th 2014
  5. International Trade
    Edited by Bharat Hazari, Yin Wong Cheung
    To Be Published December 14th 2014
  6. Behavioural Economics
    Edited by Kumaraswamy Velupillai, Shu-Heng Chen
    To Be Published December 31st 2014
  7. Economic Development of India
    Edited by Pulin B. Nayak
    To Be Published February 14th 2015

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