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Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy


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In an increasingly interdependent world, many of the most important issues are driven by economic forces. This series applies newly developed economic techniques to some of the most pressing contemporary problems. The aim of the series is to demonstrate the relevance of modern economic theory to the modern world economy, and to provide key reading for researchers and policy-makers.

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Innovation, Globalization and Firm Dynamics Lessons for Enterprise Policy

Innovation, Globalization and Firm Dynamics Lessons for Enterprise Policy

1st Edition

Anna M. Ferragina, Erol Taymaz, Kamil Yilmaz
August 23, 2018

This book is about the relationship between firm dynamics, innovation and globalization, the processes that are essential for long term economic growth and welfare creation. This volume deals with these three issues in three sections titled respectively: entrepreneurship, new firm formation and ...

Chinese Trade Trade Deficits, State Subsidies and the Rise of China

Chinese Trade Trade Deficits, State Subsidies and the Rise of China

1st Edition

Rich Marino
August 15, 2018

There’s no question, compared to the advanced economies China’s economic growth rates have been spectacular, but in most instances the economic analysts tend to forget that a large part of China’s growth has been dictated by government industrial subsidies. How did China go from a bit player ...

Global Financial Crises and Reforms Cases and Caveats

Global Financial Crises and Reforms Cases and Caveats

1st Edition

B. N. Ghosh
August 10, 2018

This is an innovative collection of papers written by a panel of highly respected academics and financial experts. Whilst providing an insight into the phenomenology of the financial crises of the 1990s in Asia and Latin America, the book also explores possibilities for their solution....

International Remittance Payments and the Global Economy

International Remittance Payments and the Global Economy

1st Edition

Bharati Basu, James T. Bang
August 10, 2018

International Remittance Payments are described mainly as money sent by immigrants to their families and friends in their home countries. These payments provide an important source of income that is mostly used to provide for a variety of basic needs of the non-migrating members of immigrant ...

The Economic Development of South Korea From Poverty to a Modern Industrial State

The Economic Development of South Korea From Poverty to a Modern Industrial State

1st Edition

Seung-hun Chun
February 08, 2018

How did a country with a dearth of natural resources, a sprawling population congested in a limited arable land transform itself to a modern industrial state within a generation? How could these have been achieved given the lingering geopolitical threats to its very survival as a state, as ...

Indian Agriculture after the Green Revolution Changes and Challenges

Indian Agriculture after the Green Revolution Changes and Challenges

1st Edition

Binoy Goswami, Madhurjya Prasad Bezbaruah, Raju Mandal
October 30, 2017

From a country plagued with chronic food shortage, the Green Revolution turned India into a food-grain self-sufficient nation within the decade of 1968-1978. By contrast, the decade of 1995-2005 witnessed a spate in suicides among farmers in many parts of the country. These tragic incidents were ...

Brazil’s Economy An Institutional and Sectoral Approach

Brazil’s Economy An Institutional and Sectoral Approach

1st Edition

Werner Baer, Jerry Dávila, André de Melo Modenesi, Maria da Graça Derengowski Fonseca, Jaques Kerstenetzky
August 08, 2017

The past century has witnessed profound transitions in Brazil’s economy: from a surge of industrialization connected to export economy, to state projects of importsubstitution industrialization, followed by a process of neoliberal global market integration. How have Brazilian entrepreneurs and ...

Economic Integration and Regional Development The ASEAN Economic Community

Economic Integration and Regional Development The ASEAN Economic Community

1st Edition

Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Khairuddin Abdul Rashid, Masahiko Furuichi, William P. Anderson
July 13, 2017

With a combined population larger than that of the EU or NAFTA, economic integration of the ASEAN states will have a massive impact on both the Asian and global economies. This book examines the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and its opportunities and challenges. It looks at the impacts of economic...

Inequality in Capitalist Societies

Inequality in Capitalist Societies

1st Edition

Surinder S. Jodhka, Boike Rehbein, Jessé Souza
June 22, 2017

Inequality is one of the most discussed topics of our times. Yet, we still do not know how to tackle the issue effectively. The book argues that this is due to the lack of understanding the structures responsible for the persistence of social inequality. It enquires into the mechanisms that produce...

Financial Reform in China The Way from Extraction to Inclusion

Financial Reform in China The Way from Extraction to Inclusion

1st Edition

Changwen Zhao, Hongming Zhu
July 10, 2017

This book focuses on the importance for China to correct the present imbalance in the relationship between the financial sector and the real economy. The book looks at China’s current financial system in terms of "extractive" and "inclusive". It asserts that the financial sector is producing huge "...

Achieving Food Security in China The Challenges Ahead

Achieving Food Security in China The Challenges Ahead

1st Edition

Zhang-Yue Zhou
May 22, 2017

China’s food security has never failed to attract the public’s attention. Feeding China’s large population has always been a huge challenge. The latest large-scale famine took place in 1958–62 during which approximately 37 million people died of starvation. However, since the early 1980s, China’s ...

The Financialization of Housing A political economy approach

The Financialization of Housing A political economy approach

1st Edition

Manuel B. Aalbers
May 16, 2017

Due to the financialization of housing in today’s market, housing risks are increasingly becoming financial risks. Financialization refers to the increasing dominance of financial actors, markets, practices, measurements and narratives. It also refers to the resulting structural transformation of ...

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