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Routledge Focus on Economics and Finance


About the Series

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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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 ...

The Malaysian Banking Industry Policies and Practices after the Asian Financial Crisis

The Malaysian Banking Industry: Policies and Practices after the Asian Financial Crisis

1st Edition

By Rozaimah Zainudin, Chan Sok-Gee, Aidil Rizal Shahrin
June 26, 2018

The book provides students and academics in finance and banking with the most recent updates and changes in the Malaysian banking sector post-AFC period. The book explores the evolution of banking policies and practices after the "Tomyam Goong Crisis" and investigates the health of ...

Microfinance Research, Debates, Policy

Microfinance: Research, Debates, Policy

1st Edition

By Bernd Balkenhol
May 01, 2018

As microfinance is increasingly being absorbed into broader debates on financial inclusion and sustainable development, there is a growing number of professionals operating in international relations and development who are often confronted with sweeping statements about the alleged benefits and ...

Reinventing Accounting and Finance Education For a Caring, Inclusive and Sustainable Planet

Reinventing Accounting and Finance Education: For a Caring, Inclusive and Sustainable Planet

1st Edition

By Atul K. Shah
October 09, 2017

There is a growing acknowledgement of the role played by finance theory and experts in the 2008 global banking crash, and their ongoing contributions to risks in the financial system. Some argue that finance theory is deeply ideological and the academy has been captured and corrupted by financial ...

Cities, Economic Inequality and Justice Reflections and Alternative Perspectives

Cities, Economic Inequality and Justice: Reflections and Alternative Perspectives

1st Edition

By Edwin Buitelaar, Anet Weterings, Roderik Ponds
July 27, 2017

Increasing economic inequality in cities, and the spatial translation of that into more segregated neighbourhoods, is top of the political agenda in developed countries. While the overall living standards have increased in the last century, the focus has now shifted from poverty to economic ...

The Essentials of M&A Due Diligence

The Essentials of M&A Due Diligence

1st Edition

By Peter Howson
June 07, 2017

How can you be sure you are buying the company you think you are? Are you sure it is as good as the seller says? How can you be certain unexpected costs and obligations will not suddenly appear once you are the owner and responsible for them? How best can you arm yourself for the negotiations? Have...

Cash, Corruption and Economic Development

Cash, Corruption and Economic Development

1st Edition

By Vikram Vashisht
May 17, 2017

Have you ever asked yourself what gives comfort to someone who demands and accepts a bribe, sells drugs or commits professional crimes for money? The majority of these people are not wealthy, and they accept small amounts of money every day from their victims. Cash, Corruption and Economic ...

The Vision of a Real Free Market Society Re-Imagining American Freedom

The Vision of a Real Free Market Society: Re-Imagining American Freedom

1st Edition

By Marcellus Andrews
March 30, 2017

Free market capitalism has created a divided American society. Conservative economic and social policy thinking drove the Right’s Project from 1980 to its collapse in 2008, leaving the world in ruins and fascism on the march. The Vision of a Real Free Market Society challenges the Left to create ...

Ethics and Responsibility in Finance

Ethics and Responsibility in Finance

1st Edition

By Paul H. Dembinski
February 06, 2017

From the mid-1970s until the crisis in 2007, the world of finance enjoyed thirty euphoric years as the general public, businesses and governments put their blind trust in financial techniques, professions and institutions. Shaken up by a structural crisis and a crisis of legitimacy, today’s ...

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