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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

The Decline of Latin American EconomiesGrowth, Institutions, and Crises

The Decline of Latin American Economies: Growth, Institutions, and Crises

Sebastian Edwards, Gerardo Esquivel, and Graciela Marquez (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226185002
eISBN:
9780226185033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185033.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Latin America's economic performance is mediocre at best, despite abundant natural resources and flourishing neighbors to the north. The perplexing question of how some of the wealthiest nations in ... More

Demography and the Economy

Demography and the Economy

John B. Shoven (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226754727
eISBN:
9780226754758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226754758.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Demographics is a vital field of study for understanding social and economic change and it has attracted attention in recent years as concerns have grown over the aging populations of developed ... More

Derivatives and the Wealth of Societies

Derivatives and the Wealth of Societies

Benjamin Lee and Randy Martin (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226392660
eISBN:
9780226392974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226392974.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book is a unique collaboration that looks at derivative finance from the standpoint of the social sciences and the social sciences from that of finance. It joins experts from different ... More

Developments in the Economics of Aging

Developments in the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903354
eISBN:
9780226903361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903361.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The number of Americans eligible to receive Social Security benefits will increase from forty-five million to nearly eighty million in the next twenty years. Retirement systems must therefore adapt ... More

Discoveries in the Economics of Aging

Discoveries in the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226146096
eISBN:
9780226146126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226146126.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The societal impact of aging baby boomers is compounded by longer life expectancies, which have risen continually over many decades. The implications of these demographic trends are extensive and ... More

The Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reform

The Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reform

Martin Feldstein and Jeffrey B. Liebman (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226241067
eISBN:
9780226241890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241890.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Social security is the largest and perhaps the most popular program run by the federal government. Given the projected increase in both individual life expectancy and sheer number of retirees, ... More

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