As the world economy enters the new century it is undergoing the most dramatic structural changes since the Second World War. These are marked by:
* the emergence of regional trading blocs in Europe, Asia and in North America
* the transformation of the former socialist economies
* the creation of a new world trading system with an emphasis on freer trade
* the continuing emergence of East and Southeast Asia as the world's most dynamic economic regions.
Each set contains a comprehensive new introduction by a leading expert in the field, and a selection of key material arranged according to major themes. The Critical Perspectives are an essential resource for those interested in the changing global economy including economists, policy makers and students of international business and international relations.
Sets in preparation include
The Growth Economies of Asia
The World Trade Organization
Pensions and Pension Funding (4 vols)
Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation
The Economies of Asia 1945-1998
Edited By Debra P. Steger
June 27, 2014
With a membership of 160 countries, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is the international organization with responsibility for the global rules of trade between nations. Its stated principal function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably, and freely as possible. Established ...
Edited By Martin Sullivan
June 28, 2007
For more than fifty years, pensions have been the subject of academic enquiry and controversy. Debates have raged over, amongst other things, the need for pensions, the means by which they might be delivered, their implications for the public finances, their impact on an individual’s employment ...
Edited By Peter Drysdale, Takashi Terada
March 22, 2007
The Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) forum was established as a regional grouping in 1989 to deal with the issues arising from growing regional interdependence. Its stated aim is to build ‘a prosperous Asia-Pacific through free and open trade and investment’ and it now has twenty-one ...
Edited By Anthony Culyer
December 21, 2006
Health economics is one of the fastest growing sub-disciplines of economics and is probably the one that has most engaged with neighbouring disciplines, such as epidemiology and bio-statistics, to solve some of the more intractable problems confronting healthcare systems around the world. The ...
Edited By Simon James
May 23, 2002
Taxation, of one sort or another, can be traced back to the beginnings of civilization, indeed, it might be argued that taxes are the price of civilization. This set reprints classic articles on taxation such as Adam Smith's Canons of Taxation, alongside more contemporary articles on modern ...
Edited By Robert Ash, Ann Booth, Anne Booth
December 23, 1999
This collection, edited by two of the world's leading experts on Asian economies, provides an invaluable reference resource by collecting together the major articles and essays on the region. It combines articles on China, ASEAN economies and the four NICs (Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong ...
Edited By Patrick O'Brien
April 09, 1998
The processes of industrialization have played a major role in the development of modern society. This set draws together a broad range of material, to provide a unique reference collection of the most important writings on this seminal subject. Industrialization is viewed as a global phenomenon, ...
Edited By Robert Howse
December 11, 1997
With ever increasing levels of international trade, many countries are now completely dependent on cross border trade. However, the suspicion that individual countries are not playing by the rules is leading to 'trade friction', and the real possibility of costly trade wars.The World Trading System...
Edited By Miroslav N. Jovanovic
November 20, 1997
This set of contemporary articles provides a uniquely comprehensive survey of international economic integration, covering the full range of theoretical and practical developments in the field over the past fifty years, and suggesting directions for future research. Topics covered in the 120 ...
Edited By Junior Davis, Paul Hare
March 06, 1997
This collection draws together the most significant writings on the economics of transition. Although there are a wide range of examples from different countries and industries, the focus is on analysis of the key issues. These include:* macroeconomics and stabilization* liberalization and the ...
By Piotr Jasinski, George Yarrow
August 29, 1996
This title is the first in the Critical Perspectives on the World Economy series. With a new introduction by the editors it brings together the most significant contributions on privatization including material on the philosophical and historical context.Specific subjects covered include:* ...