• Business & Economics

SouthSouth Trade and Finance in the Twenty-First Century

Rise of the South Or a Second Great Divergence
Author: Omar Dahi,Firat Demir
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 178308586X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 270
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The last two-three decades have seen a dramatic rise in South–South economic relations, yet no book exists that systematically examines these changes in the global economy. Most studies on South–South relations focus on regionalism, that is regional integration in South America, preferential trading agreements, or China–Africa relations. While studies/books on South–South trade existed in the 1970s and 1980s, the new round of South–South linkages has not been covered. In addition to filling this gap, this book also includes a historical, theoretical, and empirical examination that attempts to both place current South–South relations within their historical trajectory and examine in what ways current South–South relations differ from previous attempts (‘new-regionalism’), especially that most of the previous discussions took place under the Import Substitution Industrialization or relatively protectionist era. The book contains rigorous empirical analysis of trade and finance to uncover the developmental implications of South–South trade and finance. Finally, the book engages with the burgeoning “new-developmentalism” to discuss how South–South economic integration and the rise of the South as an economic power and as an actor in multinational institutions both benefits and harms the developmental opportunities for poor and middle income South countries.

    • Business & Economics

Routledge Handbook of International Political Economy (IPE)

IPE as a Global Conversation
Author: Mark Blyth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113598400X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 392
View: 2464
The study of the International Political Economy (IPE), like the IPE itself, is plural and unbounded. Despite what partisans sometimes say, rather than there being ‘one way’ of studying the IPE that is the ‘right way’, we find across the world great variation in IPE scholarship in terms of focus, questions, and methods. How then can we make sense of this and understand the field as a whole rather than simply learn one part of it? This Handbook is designed to address precisely this concern. It maps the shifting boundaries and diverse theoretical commitments of IPE around the world. It engages the geographical and theoretical diversity of the different versions of IPE found in North America, the UK, in Asia and Australia; and notes the absences of distinctive versions of IPE in Europe and Latin America. The volume groups together the essential attributes and positions of each school, inviting the reader to engage with and learn about IPE in all of its guises through this evolving ‘global conversation.’ Rather than adjudicate ‘the one true version’ of IPE, it argues that the intellectual diversity we see around the world is an essential, and positive, feature of the field. With over twenty contributors from a wide range of countries Routledge Handbook of International Political Economy is an essential resource for all those with an interest in this complex and rapidly evolving field of study.

    • Business & Economics

Analytical Political Economy


Author: Roberto Veneziani,Luca Zamparelli
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119483336
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 408
View: 2334
Offering a unique picture of recent developments in a range of non-conventional theoretical approaches in economics, this book introduces readers to the study of Analytical Political Economy and the changes within the subject. Includes a wide range of topics and theoretical approaches that are critically and thoroughly reviewed Contributions within the book are written according to the highest standards of rigor and clarity that characterize academic work Provides comprehensive and well-organized surveys of cutting-edge empirical and theoretical work covering an exceptionally wide range of areas and fields Topics include macroeconomic theories of growth and distribution; agent-based and stock-flow consistent models; financialization and Marxian price and value theory Investigates exploitation theory; trade theory; the role of expectations and ‘animal spirits’ on macroeconomic performance as well as empirical research in Marxian economics

    • Business & Economics

China's Rise in the World ICT Industry

Industrial Strategies and the Catch-Up Development Model
Author: Lutao Ning
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134016565
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
View: 2079
One of the most striking phenomena of China’s remarkable economic growth is that its huge volume of exports are becoming high-tech. China is now the world's largest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) exporter, having overtaken Japan and the European Union in 2003 and the United States in 2004. China's ICT industry is also the largest manufacturing sector within the Chinese economy. This book examines how China has attained this leading position and presents one of the first accounts of China’s ICT development model with specific reference to the experiences of East Asian 'tigers'. It shows how the development of the industry was military-driven before 1978, and how subsequently Chinese policymakers, struggling with domestic market reform and challenged by trade liberalisation and globalisation, managed to push through ICT development strategies. Overall, it discusses the debates between policymakers as to the most appropriate economic development strategy for 'catching-up' and demonstrates how China moved away from the across-the-board protectionist and interventionist industrial policies pursued by many developing countries, but has not wholeheartedly followed the neo-liberal free trade and market polices favoured by the World Bank, WTO and IMF. By doing so, it sheds light on the limitations of China’s strategies moving forward, and identifies policy lessons for other developing countries.

    • Political Science

The Global Political Economy of Raúl Prebisch


Author: Matias E. Margulis
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315414600
Category: Political Science
Page: 236
View: 3238
The Global Political Economy of Raúl Prebisch offers an original analysis of global political economy by examining it through the ideas, agency and influence of one of its most important thinkers, leaders and personalities. Prebisch’s ground-breaking ideas as an economist – the terms-of-trade thesis and the economic case for state-led industrialization – changed the world and guided economic policy across the global South. As the head of two UN bodies – the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and later the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) – he was at the frontline of key North–South political struggles for a fairer global distribution of wealth and the regulation of transnational corporations. Prebisch increasingly came to view political power, not just economic capabilities, as pivotal to shaping the institutions and rules of the world economy. This book contextualizes his ideas, exploring how they were used and their relevance to contemporary issues. The neoliberal turn in economics in North America, Western Europe and across the global South led to an active discrediting of Prebisch’s theories and this volume offers an important corrective, reintroducing current and future generations of scholars and students to this important body of work and allowing a richer understanding of past and ongoing political struggles.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Life and Times of Raúl Prebisch, 1901-1986


Author: Edgar J Dosman
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773574646
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 624
View: 7200
"Raúl Prebisch was a leader in economic development theory and international economic policy, an institution builder, and an international diplomat. The Life and Times of Raúl Prebisch, 1901-1986 provides the first book-length account of his life and work, a story cast against the backdrop of Latin America, the Cold War, the rise of the United Nations, and the struggle for equity between First and Third Worlds. A wunderkind, Prebisch occupied key positions at the Argentine Ministry of Finance in his twenties and was the general manager of the Argentine Central Bank before age forty. Exiled by Juan Perón after World War II, he became arguably the most influential Latin American official at the UN, heading such international organizations as the Economic Commission for Latin America and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. He was the first to conceptualize the relationship between developed countries and Latin America in terms of "center-periphery"--A foundational concept in structuralist economics."--Publisher's description.

    • Business & Economics

A New Economic History of Argentina


Author: Gerardo della Paolera,Alan M. Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521822473
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 397
View: 6514
A 2004 reference for those seeking a more quantitative understanding of Argentina's development.


    • Business & Economics

Making the International

Economic Interdependence and Political Order
Author: Simon Bromley
Publisher: Pluto Pr
ISBN: 9780745321356
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 562
View: 5049
Introductory textbook - ideal for undergraduates looking to make sense of today's international economic and political system.

    • Comercio internacional

International Aspects of Economic Development


Author: Graham R. Bird
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Comercio internacional
Page: 250
View: 1053
Within development economics, there has always been a tendency to draw a distinction between the domestic and international aspects of the subject, with many economists arguing that the domestic context is of much greater interest than the international arena in which it exists. This is an extreme view which ignores the complex interplay between the internal and external environments. International Aspects of Economic Development examines important aspects of economic development--debt, energy, environment, industrialization, trade, and aid-and shows that these are problems that cannot be viewed solely from one country's perspective, but must be viewed as part of an international system to gain the greatest understanding. Key Features * Written by well known international economists * Discusses all aspects of economic development

    • Banks and banking

Banking, Monetary Policy and the Political Economy of Financial Regulation

Essays in the Tradition of Jane D'Arista
Author: Gerald A. Epstein,Tom Sclesinger,Matias Vernengo
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1783472642
Category: Banks and banking
Page: 392
View: 1857
The many forces that led to the economic crisis of 2008 were in fact identified, analyzed and warned against for many years before the crisis by economist Jane D�Arista, among others. Now, writing in the tradition of D�Arista's extensive work, the

    • Nature

Natural Resources, Neither Curse nor Destiny


Author: Daniel Lederman,William F Maloney
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821365465
Category: Nature
Page: 392
View: 3759
'Natural Resources: Neither Course nor Destiny' brings together a variety of analytical perspectives, ranging from econometric analyses of economic growth to historical studies of successful development experiences in countries with abundant natural resources. The evidence suggests that natural resources are neither a curse nor destiny. Natural resources can actually spur economic development when combined with the accumulation of knowledge for economic innovation. Furthermore, natural resource abundance need not be the only determinant of the structure of trade in developing countries. In fact, the accumulation of knowledge, infrastructure, and the quality of governance all seem to determine not only what countries produce and export, but also how firms and workers produce any good.


    • Economic development

CEPAL Review


Author: United Nations. Economic Commission for Latin America
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economic development
Page: N.A
View: 2691




    • Business & Economics

Agricultural economics


Author: George H. Peters
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 633
View: 3619
Altogether, the edition contains a well-chosen selection of key articles on agricultural economic policy . . . For all scholars concerned with agricultural policy, the book can definitely be recommended as a standard work allowing quick access to important landmark and general publications. Winfried Manig, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture Collections such as this have two benefits. First, they make a group of articles accessible in one volume. This is an invaluable aid to educators, students and researchers alike. Second, they are of benefit to the economic historian, who can readily trace the development of a set of ideas and techniques. Overall, this book serves the purpose of being a reference source for students, researchers and lecturers in agricultural economics. To scientists from related disciplines who seek an introduction to agricultural economics, this volume offers a selection of its most important papers. Christopher Weiss, European Review of Agricultural Economics Agriculture has been a significant source of economic and political conflict between nations during the last twenty years. This timely volume focuses on the role and operation of agriculture in developed market economies. It opens with a set of papers dealing with the basic economic organization of farming and with the market setting in which it operates. A section on agricultural policy analysis is followed by material relating to policy studies in the national and international settings. An additional dimension is supplied by a short selection of material relevant to problems of agriculture in the Third World. The emphasis throughout is on the economic analysis of policy measures which affect agriculture worldwide, including the most recent important developments.

    • Bibliographical literature

Bibliographic Index


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliographical literature
Page: N.A
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