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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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The Political Economy of China's Great Transformation

The Political Economy of China's Great Transformation

1st Edition

Xingyuan Feng, Christer Ljungwall, Sujian Guo
August 03, 2016

The Political Economy of China’s Great Transformation consists of three parts: first, covering the current political transformation, providing a general political background for the socio-economic, fiscal and urban and rural transformation. The book analyses the economic transformation and ...

Argentina's Economic Growth and Recovery The Economy in a Time of Default

Argentina's Economic Growth and Recovery The Economy in a Time of Default

1st Edition

Michael Cohen
June 20, 2016

This book examines the causes of the economic and political crisis in Argentina in 2001 and the process of strong economic recovery. It poses the question of how a country which defaulted on its external loans and was widely criticized by international observers could have succeeded in its growth ...

Fiscal Policy in Dynamic Economies

Fiscal Policy in Dynamic Economies

1st Edition

Kim Heng Tan
June 14, 2016

The role of fiscal policy in short-run macroeconomic stabilization is, by now, well known in the academic literature and in policy circles. However, this focus on the short-run, especially in a democracy, means that much less attention has been paid to the other consequences of the use of fiscal ...

Models of Futures Markets

Models of Futures Markets

1st Edition

Barry Goss
June 01, 2016

This volume presents an entirely new analysis of the economics of futures markets, that will be of interest to both specialists in the area and the generalist economist seeking a new perspective. Through a combination of theoretical investigation and empirical application, three important themes ...

Post-industrial Labour Markets Profiles of North America and Scandinavia

Post-industrial Labour Markets Profiles of North America and Scandinavia

1st Edition

Thomas Boje, Bengt Furåker
May 31, 2016

In nearly all OECD countries, the labour market has been in flux in recent decades. This book examines the labour markets and the institutional frameworks that condition their functioning in four different countries: Canada, the United States, Denmark and Sweden. Through a comparative study of ...

The Flow Analysis of Labour Markets

The Flow Analysis of Labour Markets

1st Edition

Ronald Schettkat
May 26, 2016

Well-functioning labour markets are a precondition for economic development. In order to function smoothly the market needs to be able to adjust effectively and quickly to new developments. An understanding and analysis of adjustment processes within labour markets is therefore essential for ...

Liberalism and Chinese Economic Development Perspectives from Europe and Asia

Liberalism and Chinese Economic Development Perspectives from Europe and Asia

1st Edition

Gilles Campagnolo
May 09, 2016

Liberalism and Chinese Economic Development brings international contributors together in order to consider economic, political, social and legislative aspects of China’s modernization. This volume explores how liberalism is received and perceived, and whether it is adapted or adopted upon the ...

The Economics of Waste Management in East Asia

The Economics of Waste Management in East Asia

1st Edition

Masashi Yamamoto, Eiji Hosoda
April 28, 2016

The existing literature provides very little information on the real and current process of waste disposal and recycling in China. China generates large amount of waste and it covers about 20 % of the world waste trade. This book focuses on China’s waste management and recycling policy. The book ...

Global Economic Crisis and Local Economic Development International cases and policy responses

Global Economic Crisis and Local Economic Development International cases and policy responses

1st Edition

Jason Begley, Dan Coffey, Tom Donnelly, Carole Thornley
March 24, 2016

This book offers a collaborative investigation of  the policies and practices which have redeveloped local and national economies in the aftermath of the global economic crisis which erupted in 2008. It explores 'localised' models of economic development, including problems of diversity and balance...

Culture, Institution, and Development in China The economics of national character

Culture, Institution, and Development in China The economics of national character

1st Edition

C. Simon Fan
March 24, 2016

How does culture shape history, and history shape culture? This book answers this question by bringing readers on a fascinating journey through the evolution of Chinese culture, political and legal institutions, and "national character" of historical and contemporary China. It illustrates how "...

The Economics of Terrorism

The Economics of Terrorism

1st Edition

Peter J. Phillips
March 21, 2016

Brutality is the defining characteristic of terrorism. It is despairing to learn that this brutality is the outcome of purposeful, rational, human behaviour. In this purposefulness, however, there lies the key to the interpretation, explanation and understanding of terrorist behaviour. Ultimately, ...

Human Development and Capacity Building Asia Pacific trends, challenges and prospects for the future

Human Development and Capacity Building Asia Pacific trends, challenges and prospects for the future

1st Edition

Maria Fay Rola-Rubzen, John Burgess
February 23, 2016

Capacity building looks at developing the infrastructure, institutions and people and is critical to the development and participation of humans in the economy and society. Capacity building ranges from schools, roads and hospitals through to health and welfare systems, education, communication and...

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