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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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Economics, Education and Youth Entrepreneurship International Perspectives

Economics, Education and Youth Entrepreneurship: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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 ...

Foreign Exchange Rates A Research Overview of the Latest Prediction Techniques

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

1st Edition

By Arif Orçun Söylemez
February 08, 2021

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

By Masudul Alam Choudhury
February 08, 2021

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 ...

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
December 21, 2020

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...

Analyzing Electoral Promises with Game Theory

Analyzing Electoral Promises with Game Theory

1st Edition

By Yasushi Asako
September 24, 2020

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 ...

The China–US Trade War

The China–US Trade War

1st Edition

By Guoyong Liang, Haoyuan Ding
July 07, 2020

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...

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 ...

What Drives China’s Economy Economic, Socio-Political, Historical and Cultural Factors

What Drives China’s Economy: Economic, Socio-Political, Historical and Cultural Factors

1st Edition

By Qing-Ping Ma
December 05, 2019

The spectacular economic growth experienced by China since 1978 has often been hailed as the "China Miracle". Many economists have tried to understand the forces behind China’s phenomenal growth and the explanations can be divided into two broad schools of economic thought — one school of thought ...

Knowledge Infrastructure and Higher Education in India

Knowledge Infrastructure and Higher Education in India

1st Edition

By Kaushalesh Lal, Shampa Paul
November 12, 2019

This short book examines the availability and adoption of new education technologies in higher education institutions in India. It provides a summary of the activities in which such technologies are being used and the catalytic factors for such adoptions. The book also evaluates the impact on ...

Cryptocurrencies A Primer on Digital Money

Cryptocurrencies: A Primer on Digital Money

1st Edition

By Mark Grabowski
June 07, 2019

Already in just a decade of existence, cryptocurrencies have been the world’s best-performing financial asset, outperforming stocks, bonds, commodities and currencies. This comprehensive yet concise book will enable the reader to learn about the nuts and bolts of cryptocurrencies, including their ...

Automation, Capitalism and the End of the Middle Class

Automation, Capitalism and the End of the Middle Class

1st Edition

By Jon-Arild Johannessen
May 02, 2019

In this book, the author argues that a new form of capitalism is emerging at the threshold of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He asserts that we are in the midst of a transition from democratic capitalism to feudal capitalism and highlights how robotization and innovation is leading to a social ...

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