Economics The User s Guide

Author: Ha-Joon Chang
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780718197049
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Business & Economics

What is economics? What can - and can't - it explain about the world? Why does it matter? Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at Cambridge University, and writes a column for the Guardian. The Observer called his book 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism, which was a no.1 bestseller, 'a witty and timely debunking of some of the biggest myths surrounding the global economy.' He won the Wassily Leontief Prize for advancing the frontiers of economic thought, and is a vocal critic of the failures of our current economic system.

Economics The User s Guide

Author: Ha-Joon Chang
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781620408124
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Genre: Business & Economics

The award-winning author of 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism outlines the real-world processes of the global economy while explaining how to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of key economics theories to better navigate today's interconnected world.

Everyday Economics

Author: Steve Coulter
ISBN: 1911116363
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Economics

This book explores the role played by the individual in the economy, in particular, how the individual experiences the economy. It shows the role of government, markets, and welfare in shaping our lives, providing an overview of the workings of the economy that takes as its starting point the interface between the individual and the system.

Broken Markets

Author: Kevin Mellyn
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430242215
Release Date: 2012-06-20
Genre: Business & Economics

"I would sleep better if I knew that Bernanke, Geithner, Bachus, Sen. Tim Johnson, Obama and Romney all kept dog-eared copies of Kevin Mellyn's Broken Markets on their nightstands. . . . Mellyn's work is a fascinating, important, and eminently good read and should inform the debate on overhauling the U.S. and global financial regulatory systems and sustainable macro fiscal and monetary policy." --Eric Grover, in his review of Broken Markets in The American Banker Broken Markets allows the intelligent non-specialist to understand and navigate the ongoing worldwide aftermath of the 2008 financial market meltdown. The key theme of the book is how the leading financial institutions and the political leadership of the U.S. and European Union have failed us and set the stage for continued market turmoil. It explains what this means for investors, borrowers, society in general, and the financial-services industry. Former banker Kevin Mellyn focuses on providing readers with clear and simple explanations of the forces at work and the potential consequences for their future prosperity. As this book makes clear, what’s coming is a world in which high structural unemployment and flat or declining real income is likely—not to mention a diminished retirement financial safety net. The book therefore provides actionable information for protecting wealth and making prudent investment decisions in an economy that is nothing like the one that has sustained us for decades. As a forward-looking narrative about rapidly changing events and volatile markets and politics, Broken Markets will provide no single prediction about the future but rather describe alternative scenarios and provide the reader with signposts to watch out for in deciding which reality is actually unfolding. Unlike most books written by journalists on global finance, the scenarios and signposts described will be largely based on the lessons of financial and political history rather than breaking news. This book: Tells you in plain language how today’s financial system threatens your livelihood and wealth Tells you why and how governments worldwide, with some notable exceptions, are taking actions likely to make things worse instead of better Explains how the leading financial institutions lost their way during the bubble years and how they can find the path back to prosperity and value to society Tells you what life will be like in a “post-finance” economy and how you can protect your wealth What you’ll learn After reading Broken Markets, you will: Understand how governments and financial leaders made poor decisions and the consequences in both the short and long term “Connect the dots” between seemingly unconnected market developments Understand how global finance really influences your livelihood Evaluate professional investment advice critically Make an independent, informed evaluation of competing economic and political policies Develop a long-term financial game plan for a “post-finance” world Impress your friends and family with your financial savvy Who this book is for Broken Markets is for people who have savings and investments, watch the business news, read the Wall Street Journal or Financial Times at least occasionally, and just want to make sense of the post-2008 crisis world while taking steps to protect their hard-won wealth. It is not intended for financial professionals, though it will strike a chord there. Mostly it is for the sensible, educated man and woman looking for straight talk and clarity. It is also a good choice for students and young people just starting their careers since it teaches them things their teachers (and often their employers) never told them. Above all, it is a good choice for anyone who likes to be informed, provoked into re-examining beliefs and assumptions, and entertained by sharp-edged writing. Table of ContentsIntroduction Chapter 1: The Rise and Fall of the Finance-Driven Economy Chapter 2: Banking, Regulation, and Financial Crises Chapter 3: Economic Consequences of Regulation Chapter 4: Life after Finance Chapter 5: Global Whirlwinds Chapter 6: The Consumer in the World After Finance Chapter 7: The Reconstruction of Finance

The Global Economy in the 90s

Author: Bill Orr
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814761816
Release Date: 1993-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The Global Economy in the 1990s presents, in one comprehensive volume, essential facts and analyses of all aspects of an increasingly integrated global economy. Filled with hundreds of lively graphs that reveal trends and relationships, hundreds of tables that provide concrete numbers for individual research, and succinct short essays that put each facet of economic activity in its global context, this invaluable reference is derived and enhanced from over 20 official sources—including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, GATT, United Nations, the U.S. Federal Reserve System, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, and the European Community.

The Cotonou Agreement

Author: Commonwealth Secretariat. Economic Affairs Division
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 0850927897
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

The ACP-EU Partnership agreement commonly referred to as the Cotonou Agreement brings together over 100 countries in an integrated trade, development assistance and political co-operation relationship. The agreement represents one of the most comprehensive partnership agreement in the world, concluded between groups of developing countries on the one hand and developed countries on the other. The agreement consists of a basic framework of 100 articles supplemented by Annexes, Protocols, annexes to protocols, single and joint declarations integral to the legal text. This wealth of information makes the agreement both complex and difficult to follow. It is this complexity which has given rise to the production of this User's Guide to the Cotonou Agreement. By way of a simple question and answer format, the guide simplifies the agreement making it more accessible to end users, who include, amongst others, policy-makers, the private sector and other stakeholders, thereby making greater use of resources and enhancing the opportunities available under the agreement.

A Guide to Modern Economics

Author: Michael Bleaney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134761500
Release Date: 1996-07-04

This work provides a valuable review of the most important developments in economic theory and application over the last decade. Comprising twenty-seven specially commissioned overviews, the volume presents a comprehensive and student-friendly guide to contemporary economics. Previously published by Routledge as part of the Companion to Contemporary Economic Thought, these essays are made available here for the first time in a concise paperback edition. A Guide to Modern Economics will be a valuable guide to all those who wish to familiarize themselves with the most recent developments in the discipline.

Analyzing the Costs of Operating Small Transit Vehicles

Author: Littleton C. MacDorman
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
ISBN: 0309066557
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Buses

This User's Guide explains the accompanying Small Transit Vehicle economics (STVe) model - a tool designed for transit planners and others making decisions about the purchase of small transit vehicles for different services and operating environments. The computerized STVe model is based on the principles of engineering economics and allows the user to assess whether it makes economic sense to invest in a particular type of vehicle, based on user-defined inputs. The User's Guide describes how to run the model and interpret its results.

A Guide to Making Rational Environmental Economics Decisions in Five Easy Steps

Author: Robert Randall
ISBN: 9780983405207
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

After a career of more than 30 years with a top Fortune 500 company using that very same technique to convert an environmental program from a cost center to a revenue generator, Dr. Randall is openly sharing that technique. As organizations face greater challenges to control spending while meeting more dramatic demands to go "green" this simple, comprehensive guide will help any organization attain the greatest economic efficiency by making rational assessments about what activities it should, or should not, pursue. After presenting some background information, you will be taken step-by-step through a mock refined benefit-cost analysis. Each organization is different and has its own set of dynamics; therefore, it will be up to each analyst to determine what variables to include or exclude from the benefit-cost model. Clear definitions are included in table form to assist in the assignment of variables.