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Bringing in the FutureStrategies for Farsightedness and Sustainability in Developing Countries

Bringing in the Future: Strategies for Farsightedness and Sustainability in Developing Countries

William Ascher

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226029160
eISBN:
9780226029184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226029184.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Humans are plagued by shortsighted thinking, preferring to put off work on complex, deep-seated, or difficult problems in favor of quick-fix solutions to immediate needs. When short-term thinking is ... More

Capital Controls and Capital Flows in Emerging EconomiesPolicies, Practices, and Consequences

Capital Controls and Capital Flows in Emerging Economies: Policies, Practices, and Consequences

Sebastian Edwards (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226184975
eISBN:
9780226184999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226184999.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Some scholars argue that the free movement of capital across borders enhances welfare; others claim it represents a clear peril, especially for emerging nations. This book examines both the ... More

Capitalizing China

Capitalizing China

Joseph P. H. Fan and Randall Morck (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226237244
eISBN:
9780226237268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226237268.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

China's economic boom over the last two decades has taken many analysts by surprise, given the ongoing role of central government planning. China's current growth trajectory suggests that the size of ... More

Challenges to GlobalizationAnalyzing the Economics

Challenges to Globalization: Analyzing the Economics

Robert E. Baldwin and L. Winters (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226036151
eISBN:
9780226036557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036557.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

People passionately disagree about the nature of the globalization process. The failure of both the 1999 and 2003 World Trade Organization's (WTO) ministerial conferences in Seattle and Cancun, ... More

The Changing FrontierRethinking Science and Innovation Policy

The Changing Frontier: Rethinking Science and Innovation Policy

Adam B. Jaffe and Benjamin F. Jones (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226286723
eISBN:
9780226286860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286860.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In 1945, Vannevar Bush published Science: The Endless Frontier and thereby established an intellectual architecture that has largely defined public science institutions and policy since. In this NBER ... More

Collateral KnowledgeLegal Reasoning in the Global Financial Markets

Collateral Knowledge: Legal Reasoning in the Global Financial Markets

Annelise Riles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226719320
eISBN:
9780226719344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226719344.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Who are the agents of financial regulation? Is good (or bad) financial governance merely the work of legislators and regulators? Here the text argues that financial governance is made not just ... More

Commodity Prices and Markets

Commodity Prices and Markets

Takatoshi Ito and Andrew K. Rose (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386898
eISBN:
9780226386904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386904.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Fluctuations of commodity prices, most notably of oil, capture considerable attention and have been tied to important economic effects, such as inflation and low rates of economic growth. This book ... More

Conceptualizing CapitalismInstitutions, Evolution, Future

Conceptualizing Capitalism: Institutions, Evolution, Future

Geoffrey M. Hodgson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226168005
eISBN:
9780226168142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226168142.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The aim of this book is to define the nature of capitalism. But our understanding of that system has been impaired by the deep corruption within the social sciences of key terms such as property, ... More

Controlling CrimeStrategies and Tradeoffs

Controlling Crime: Strategies and Tradeoffs

Philip J. Cook, Jens Ludwig, and Justin McCrary (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226115122
eISBN:
9780226115139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226115139.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Criminal justice expenditures have more than doubled since the 1980s, dramatically increasing costs to the public. With state and local revenue shortfalls resulting from the recent recession, the ... More

Corruption and ReformLessons from America's Economic History

Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America's Economic History

Edward L. Glaeser and Claudia Goldin (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226299570
eISBN:
9780226299594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226299594.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Despite recent corporate scandals, the United States is among the world's least corrupt nations. But in the nineteenth century, the degree of fraud and corruption in America approached that of ... More

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