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The Fable of the KeiretsuUrban Legends of the Japanese Economy

The Fable of the Keiretsu: Urban Legends of the Japanese Economy

Yoshiro Miwa and J. Ramseyer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226532707
eISBN:
9780226532721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532721.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

For Western economists and journalists, the most distinctive facet of the post-war Japanese business world has been the keiretsu, or the insular business alliances among powerful corporations. Within ... More

Financial Markets Volatility and Performance in Emerging Markets

Financial Markets Volatility and Performance in Emerging Markets

Sebastian Edwards and Marcio G. P. Garcia (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226184951
eISBN:
9780226185040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185040.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Capital mobility is a double-edged sword for emerging economies, as governments must weigh the benefits of investment against the potential economic costs and political consequences of currency ... More

Financial Sector Development in the Pacific Rim

Financial Sector Development in the Pacific Rim

Takatoshi Ito and Andrew K. Rose (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386843
eISBN:
9780226386867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386867.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The reform in Asian financial sectors—especially in banking and stock markets—has been remarkable since the currency crisis of 1997–98. East Asia is now a major player in international finance, ... More

Fiscal Policy after the Financial Crisis

Fiscal Policy after the Financial Crisis

Alberto Alesina and Francesco Giavazzi (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226018447
eISBN:
9780226018584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226018584.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The recent recession has brought fiscal policy back to the forefront, with economists and policy makers struggling to reach a consensus on highly political issues such as tax rates and government ... More

Fiscal Policy and Management in East Asia

Fiscal Policy and Management in East Asia

Takatoshi Ito and Andrew K. Rose (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386812
eISBN:
9780226387062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387062.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Managing fiscal policy—the revenues and spending of an individual nation—is among the most challenging tasks facing governments. Wealthy countries are constrained by complex regulation and taxation ... More

Founding ChoicesAmerican Economic Policy in the 1790s

Founding Choices: American Economic Policy in the 1790s

Douglas A. Irwin and Richard Sylla (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226384740
eISBN:
9780226384764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226384764.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The political decisions made by the founding fathers were crucial to the success of the early republic. But the economic decisions they made were just as pivotal, ensuring the general welfare and ... More

G7 Current Account ImbalancesSustainability and Adjustment

G7 Current Account Imbalances: Sustainability and Adjustment

Richard H. Clarida (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226107264
eISBN:
9780226107288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107288.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The current account deficit of the United States is more than six percent of its gross domestic product—an all-time high. And the rest of the world, including other G7 countries such as Japan and ... More

The Gender Impact of Social Security Reform

The Gender Impact of Social Security Reform

Estelle James, Alejandra Edwards, and Rebeca Wong

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226392004
eISBN:
9780226392028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226392028.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

As populations age and revenues diminish, government and private pension funds around the world are facing insolvency. The looming social security crisis is especially dire for women, who live longer ... More

Global RivalriesStandards Wars and the Transnational Cotton Trade

Global Rivalries: Standards Wars and the Transnational Cotton Trade

Amy A. Quark

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226050539
eISBN:
9780226050706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226050706.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Global Rivalries explores rule-making in an era of increasing geopolitical uncertainty. Western firms and states have long dictated the formal terms of trade in the global economy. But with a shift ... More

Globalization and Poverty

Globalization and Poverty

Ann Harrison (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317946
eISBN:
9780226318004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226318004.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Over the past two decades, the percentage of the world's population living on less than a dollar a day has been cut in half. How much of that improvement is because of—or in spite of—globalization? ... More

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