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.
Microfinance Research, Debates, Policy
Reinventing Accounting and Finance Education For a Caring, Inclusive and Sustainable Planet
The Essentials of M&A Due Diligence
Cash, Corruption and Economic Development
Ethics and Responsibility in Finance
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
By John E. Marthinsen
January 24, 2017
International Macroeconomics for Business and Political Leaders explains the fundamentals of international macroeconomics in a very efficient and approachable text. It explores key macro concepts such as growth, unemployment, inflation, interest, and exchange rates. Crucially, it also examines how ...