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Routledge Focus on Economics and Finance


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The fields of economics and finance are constantly expanding and evolving. This growth presents a significant challenge to readers trying to keep up with the latest important insights. Routledge Focus on Economics and Finance presents short books on the latest big topics, leveraging cutting edge research from scholars globally. 

Individually, each title in the series provides coverage of a key topic, whilst collectively, the series forms a comprehensive collection across the whole spectrum of economics and finance.

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Foreign Exchange Rates A Research Overview of the Latest Prediction Techniques

Foreign Exchange Rates: A Research Overview of the Latest Prediction Techniques

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Arif Orçun Söylemez
August 29, 2022

Predicting foreign exchange rates has presented a long-standing challenge for economists. However, the recent advances in computational techniques, statistical methods, newer datasets on emerging market currencies, etc., offer some hope. While we are still unable to beat a driftless random walk ...

Islamic Economics and COVID-19 The Economic, Social and Scientific Consequences of a Global Pandemic

Islamic Economics and COVID-19: The Economic, Social and Scientific Consequences of a Global Pandemic

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Masudul Alam Choudhury
August 29, 2022

This book is a timely exploration of an unprecedented, cataclysmic pandemic episode. It examines certain critical aspects of socio-scientific theory across a variety of diverse themes, and through an epistemic lens. The book investigates the general theory of pandemic episodes and their adverse ...

Well-being and Growth in Advanced Economies The Need to Prioritise Human Development

Well-being and Growth in Advanced Economies: The Need to Prioritise Human Development

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Maurizio Pugno
July 29, 2022

Economic growth is generally regarded by governments and most ordinary people as a panacea for all problems, including issues caused by the COVID pandemic. But this raises an important question: is further growth in advanced economies able to increase well-being once people’s basic subsistence ...

Economic Innovations Creating New Instruments to Improve Economic Life

Economic Innovations: Creating New Instruments to Improve Economic Life

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Beth Webster, Bill Scales
July 11, 2022

This book is a series of vignettes about changes to Australian institutions, organisations and systems that have significantly improved economic and social well-being for Australians. Economic system innovations have had a profound impact on our lives, from the invention of banking in the middle ...

The Political Economy of Financial Development in Malaysia From the Asian Crisis to 1MDB

The Political Economy of Financial Development in Malaysia: From the Asian Crisis to 1MDB

1st Edition

By Lena Rethel
June 30, 2022

Current inquiries into the political economy of financial policymaking in Malaysia tend to focus on the high-level drama of crisis politics or simply point to the limited impact of post-crisis financial reforms, given that politico-business relations have remained close. In so doing, pundits ignore...

Public Policy and the Impact of COVID-19 in Europe Economic, Political and Social Dimensions

Public Policy and the Impact of COVID-19 in Europe: Economic, Political and Social Dimensions

1st Edition

By Magdalena Tomala, Maryana Prokop, Aleksandra Kordonska
May 09, 2022

This book analyses Europe’s COVID-19 response provided by governments and societies, to assess its influence on the economy from both a short- and long-term perspective. The authors argue that there are three key factors that determine how successful a given country is. The first is the ...

The China–US Trade War

The China–US Trade War

1st Edition

By Guoyong Liang, Haoyuan Ding
May 06, 2022

An unprecedented trade war broke out between the world’s two largest economies in 2018 and escalated subsequently. It is the first major economic conflict to occur in the era of globalization, with its aftermath going far beyond trade. The trade war weighs heavily on China and the United States and...

Analyzing Electoral Promises with Game Theory

Analyzing Electoral Promises with Game Theory

1st Edition

By Yasushi Asako
April 29, 2022

Electoral promises help to win votes and political candidates, or parties should strategically choose what they can deliver to win an election. Past game-theoretical studies tend to ignore electoral promises and this book sheds illuminating light on the functions and effects of electoral promises ...

Markets vs Public Health Systems Perspectives from the Austrian School of Economics

Markets vs Public Health Systems: Perspectives from the Austrian School of Economics

1st Edition

By Łukasz Jasiński
December 28, 2021

Problems related to the functioning of public healthcare systems encourage the search for alternative solutions, for example to ensure improved access to medical services. However, these proposals also require appropriate theoretical support to better present and apply them. This book draws on ...

Economics, Education and Youth Entrepreneurship International Perspectives

Economics, Education and Youth Entrepreneurship: International Perspectives

1st Edition

By Marian Noga, Andrzej Brzeziński
July 23, 2021

The aim of this book is to justify the importance of economic knowledge for every human being in a country with an economic system based on the market mechanism, and to explain and debunk the myths and stereotypes related to economic education and its effectiveness, particularly among young people....

The Economics of Intellectual Property and Openness The Tragedy of Intangible Abundance

The Economics of Intellectual Property and Openness: The Tragedy of Intangible Abundance

1st Edition

By Bartłomiej Biga
April 05, 2021

This book focuses on the economic aspects of intellectual property (IP). It includes considerations of the wider category of intangible assets. However, the primary focus is devoted to patents which the author argues are the most vivid example of the Tragedy of Intangible Abundance (TIA). TIA ...

Environmentally Sustainable Industrial Development in China

Environmentally Sustainable Industrial Development in China

1st Edition

By Yanqing Jiang, Xu Yuan
February 13, 2020

There is a growing concern among Chinese researchers and policymakers about China’s industrial development being unsustainable and the irreversible depletion of natural resources and deterioration of the ecological environment. The relationship between industrial development, pollution and the ...

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