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A complete and accessible overview of how politics and economics collide in a global context This text surveys the theories, institutions, and relationships that characterize IPE and highlights them in a diverse range of regional and transnational issues. The bestseller in the field, Introduction to International Political Economy positions students to critically evaluate the global economy and to appreciate the personal impact of political, economic, and social forces. This text is available in a variety of formats - digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson's MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more. Learning Goals * Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: * Understand the theories, institutions, and relationships that characterize international political economy the global economy NOTE: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab: ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205965156/ ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205965151
"I truly welcome this thoroughly revised edition of the Introduction to Banking textbook. Its authors are world-class scholars who on a daily basis research a wide array of highly relevant banking topics and maintain many close contacts with the commercial and central banking community. I can see no better guides to lead undergraduates into the fascinating (and at times bewildering) banking landscape." Steven Ongena, Professor of Banking, University of Zurich, Swiss Finance Institute and CEPR "I heartily endorse Introduction to Banking 2nd Edition, which thoroughly covers the topic of banking in the post-crisis world. Unlike other textbooks which are very US-centric, this is a global banking book which covers issues and institutions on a worldwide basis." Allen N. Berger, H. Montague Osteen, Jr., Professor in Banking and Finance, Moore School of Business, and Carolina Distinguished Professor, University of South Carolina; Senior Fellow at Wharton Financial Institutions Center and Fellow of the European Banking Center, Tilburg University "This 2nd edition of Introduction to Banking offers a very welcome, global and broad coverage of many aspects of banking. It will be an essential study text for all serious students of banking, and a helpful reference for existing practitioners." Simon Thompson, Chief Executive, Chartered Banker Institute "This thoroughly revised edition of the book contains inestimable new chapters on banking crises, new financial instruments and a wide range of advanced issues. The topics are examined with a distinguishing combination of analytical and practical approaches. This makes the book an invaluable instrument for teaching banking to undergraduates both at universities and business schools. I highly recommend it." Elena Carletti, Professor of Finance, Bocconi University, IGIER and CEPR Introduction to Banking 2nd Edition offers a comprehensive insight into the business of banking, providing information about the impact of the financial crisis upon the banking sector globally and the far-reaching regulatory reforms. Written by expert authors, this book covers both theoretical and applied issues relating to the global banking industry, highlighted by examples from across Europe and the wider international arena. Organised into five main sections, this edition includes a brand new section - advanced topics in banking. The new edition Familiarises students with the recent trends affecting the banking business. Covers contemporary central banking and bank regulation issues comparing the UK, eurozone and the US, providing students with information on banking practice. Provides a strong focus on bank management issues and prepares students to understand the different financial features of commercial and investment banking business. Outlines recent changes in developed and developing countries' banking and financial systems, familiarising students with different types of banking systems and how global trends impact on different types of banking markets. Covers advanced topics in banking, from the growth of the 'shadow banking system' to bank mergers and acquisition activities, and issues and challenges surrounding the industrial structure of modern banking markets. Suitable for all undergraduate students taking a course in banking as well as professionals entering the banking industry. It also provides solid background reading for postgraduate students who, in this updated edition, can benefit from three new chapters exploring more advanced topics in banking. Barbara Casu is the Director of the Centre for Banking Research at Cass Business School, City University London, where she is Associate Professor of Banking. Her research interests are in the area of banking, financial regulation, corporate governance and industrial organisation. Barbara has published over 30 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, including The Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. Claudia Girardone is Professor of Banking and Finance at the Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK. Her current research focus is on banking sector performance and efficiency, bank corporate governance and the industrial structure of banking. She has published widely in the banking and financial services area and is currently on the editorial board of several journals including the Journal of Banking & Finance and The European Journal of Finance. Philip Molyneux is currently Professor of Banking and Finance and Dean of the College of Business, Law, Education and Social Science at Bangor University, North Wales, UK. He has published widely in the banking and financial services area, including articles in the Journal of Banking & Finance, Review of Finance and European Economic Review.
The number one textbook for intermediate macroeconomics courses since its first edition, this title is known for conveying the cutting edge in macroeconomics theory, research, and policy to the classroom, explaining complex concepts with exceptional clarity. This new edition addresses emerging macro topics such as income inequality and macroprudential regulation. Frontline empirical research studies are also featured, including Bloom and Van Reened's research on management practices, Nakamura and Steinsson's research on fiscal policy multipliers and Baker and Bloom and Davis's research on the effects of policy uncertainty. The book also improves on its already exemplary focus on teaching students to apply the analytical tools of macroeconomics to current events and policies. This comprehensive text is the ideal accompaniment to undergraduate courses in Macroeconomics.
Kenwood and Lougheed s classic book has been the benchmark introduction to the development of the global economy for decades. For this fifth edition, Michael Graff has brought the story up to date to include events from the early part of the twenty first century continued globalization, the emergence of Asia as an economic power and the greater role played by business on the international scene.
Beginning with the industrial revolution, the book charts the long nineteenth century, the impact of colonialism, the fast pace of technology growth and the impact of global wars. New features to this edition include:
This new edition of "Growth of the International Economy" provides the reader with a clear understanding of the factors which have been instrumental in creating the economic environment we face two hundred years after the industrial revolution.
This is the first book to provide a systematic treatment of the economics of antitrust (or competition policy) in a global context. It draws on the literature of industrial organisation and on original analyses to deal with such important issues as cartels, joint-ventures, mergers, vertical contracts, predatory pricing, exclusionary practices, and price discrimination, and to formulate policy implications on these issues. The interaction between theory and practice is one of the main features of the book, which contains frequent references to competition policy cases and a few fully developed case studies. The treatment is written to appeal to practitioners and students, to lawyers and economists. It is not only a textbook in economics for first year graduate or advanced undergraduate courses, but also a book for all those who wish to understand competition issues in a clear and rigorous way. Exercises and some solved problems are provided.
Many instructors of microeconomic theory have been waiting for a text that provides balanced and in-depth analysis of the essentials of microeconomics. Masterfully combining the results of years of teaching microeconomics at Harvard, Andreu Mas-Colell, Michael Whinston, and Jerry Green have filled that conspicuous vacancy with their groundbreaking text, Microeconomic Theory. The authors set out to create a solid organizational foundation upon which to build the effective teaching tool for microeconomic theory--the result presents unprecedented depth of coverage in all the essential topics, while allowing lecturers to "tailor-make" their course to suit personal priorities and style. Topics such as noncooperative game theory, information economics, mechanism design, and general equilibrium under uncertainty receive the attention that reflects their stature within the discipline. The authors devote an entire section to game theory alone, making it "free-standing" to allow instructors to return to it throughout the course when convenient. Discussion is clear, accessible, and engaging, enabling the student to gradually acquire confidence as well as proficiency. Extensive exercises within each chapter help students to hone their skills, while the text's appendix of terms, fully cross-referenced throughout the previous five sections, offers an accessible guide to the subject matter's terminology. Teachers of microeconomics need no longer rely upon scattered lecture notes to supplement their textbooks. Deftly written by three of the field's most influential scholars, Microeconomic Theory brings the readability, comprehensiveness, and versatility to the first-year graduate course that has long been missing.
Development of supply chain strategies has become a major growth industry in its own right; most organizations now see managing their supply chain as a key strategic issue. The main tenet of this book is that supply needs to be thought about as a dynamic strategic process, and not as a bureaucratic business function.
"Strategic Supply Management: principles, theories and practice" traces the development of purchasing and supply management from its origins as a tactical commercial function into a key strategic business process. Integrating conceptual models, including the strategic supply wheel, with a host of practical examples, the authors illuminate the philosophy, concepts and techniques of supply management. They also contrast the traditional, conventional concepts of purchasing and supply management with new ideas, radical concepts, and examples of interesting practice.
Designed to provide a comprehensive course structure for teaching and studying this wide-ranging and constantly developing topic, this book guides the reader through the subject with clarity and logic. Whether used as a course textbook or a source of reference, students and practitioners will find the authors' comprehensive overviews of the topics indispensable.
"Cousins et al have drawn from their extensive experience in industry, and crafted a book that provides deep contextual insights into why supply chains are the foundation for competitive strategy, the dynamics that drive economic change, and most importantly, the importance of relationships as the glue that keeps supply chains functioning properly. Executives and students will benefit from the frameworks, examples, and discussions inthis book, which should be on everyone who has an interest in global competitiveness' bookshelves."
Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management
North Carolina State University
About the Authors
Prof. Paul Cousins is Professor of Operations Management and CIPS Professor of Supply Chain Management at Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, and also Director of the Supply Chain Management Research Group.
Prof Richard Lamming is Director of the School of Management at the University of Southampton.
Dr Benn Lawson is a lecturer in operations management at Queen's University Belfast, and is Visiting Senior Fellow at ManchesterBusiness School.
Dr Brian Squire is a lecturer in the Decision Sciences and Operations Management Group at Manchester Business School.
Retailers must be primed to face increasingly difficult trading conditions thanks to the rise of the internet, increasingly better informed consumers, technological advances and an often competitive environment. This established textbook, now in its third edition, helps to provide students with the necessary skills to understand and tackle these challenges. Retail Product Management explains the importance of retailing as a customer-focused activity and helps to provide students of courses such as "Retail Marketing", "Retail Management" and "The Retail Environment" with an excellent introduction to this important topic. With an emphasis on the operational side, this text incorporates features including expanded case vignettes, questions for further discussion, and application tasks. It also includes a new chapter on ethical and sustainable retail product management. Retaining the popular style and elements of the first two editions, Rosemary Varley's Retail Product Management will continue to find favour with students and lecturers involved with retailing.
Global Business Environments and Strategies 4e focuses on the relevant global or international business environments and appropriate competitive and functional strategies that can enhance the level of management and leadership in a multinational organization. The book has been written specifically for courses in international business which is taught at senior undergraduate and honours level. It is currently still the only comprehensive text that offers a South African perspective on international business and global strategies.
For courses in business, economics, and financial engineering and mathematics. The definitive guide to derivatives markets, updated with contemporary examples and discussions Known as "the bible" to business and economics professionals and a consistent best-seller, Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives gives readers a modern look at derivatives markets. By incorporating the industry's hottest topics, such as the securitization and credit crisis, author John C. Hull helps bridge the gap between theory and practice. The 10th Edition covers all of the latest regulations and trends, including the Black-Scholes-Merton formulas, overnight indexed swaps, and the valuation of commodity derivatives.
For courses in Introduction to Agricultural or Applied Economics Introduction to Agricultural Economics, Sixth Edition, provides students with a systematic introduction to the basic economic concepts and issues impacting the U.S. food and fiber industry and offers strong coverage of macroeconomic theory and international trade. The Teaching and Learning Package includes an Instructor's Manual and PowerPoint slides. Teaching and Learning Experience: Strong coverage of macroeconomics, the role of government, and international agricultural trade: The coverage of macroeconomics and agricultural programs and policies allows students to further understand the domestic market economy. Building block approach: Discusses individual consumer and producer decision-making, market equilibrium and economic welfare conditions, government intervention in agriculture, macroeconomic policy, and international trade. Extensive chapter review: Each chapter contains an extensive list of questions designed to test student comprehension of the material covered.
There is a growing awareness in the global business environment of the importance of managing the supply side, also referred to as the input side, of business as a strategically important area. South African business managers are certainly also aware of the strategic significance of purchasing and supply management and the potential it holds for gaining a competitive advantage in an increasingly difficult and competitive business environment. This edition of Purchasing and supply management provides contemporary insights into this dynamic field of business management. Purchasing and supply management introduces new concepts and management tools to make purchasing and supply management more efficient in functioning within the broader concept of supply chain management. It covers not only basic principles, but also the activities incumbent on a purchasing and supply manager, as well as resources and areas of application. Furthermore, it addresses the relationships between purchasing and concepts such as logistics management and the more integrated system of supply chain management. This new edition has been comprehensively updated and includes case studies and multiple-choice questions which were not in the previous edition. It is therefore student friendly, but at the same time remains a valuable aid to the purchasing fraternity in South African business. Some of the more prominent topics that are included in this edition are the following: Purchasing and supply policies and strategies; purchasing price determination and cost analysis; evaluation and selection of suppliers; the management of quality; electronic commerce and electronic procurement applications; purchasing from small businesses. Purchasing and supply management is aimed at students in this field as well as practitioners in business.
Advertising research organizations have been trying for years to measure the effectiveness of advertising. The Advertised Mind draws on the very latest research into the workings of the human brain undertaken by psychologists, neurologists and artificial intelligence specialists. Author Erik du Plessis uses this research to suggest why emotion is such an important factor in establishing a firm memory of an advertisement and predisposing consumers to buy the brand that is being advertised. He also draws on the findings of Adtrack's world-famous database of responses to over 30,000 TV commercials (the largest in the world). He explores what "ad-liking" really means, and suggests how this paradigm about the role of emotion has resulted in a continued effort to obtain maximum return from advertising spend.
Schaum's Easy Outline Series
When you are looking for a quick nuts-and-bolts overview, there's no series that does it better. "Schaum's Easy Outline of Introduction to Mathematical Economics" is a pared-down, simplified, and tightly focused version of its predecessor.
Completely updated and revised in this eighth edition, Leading
Issues in Economic Development, covers the main issues in economic
development through professional journal articles by leading
scholars. These articles are edited to provide greater
accessibility to an undergraduate audience and organized
thematically using overview essays along with explanatory notes and
comments. This distinctive approach allows for a variety of
perspectives while keeping the most important overall themes in
For first-?year graduate courses in Econometrics for Social Scientists. Bridging the gap between social science studies and econometric analysis Designed to bridge the gap between social science studies and field-econometrics, Econometric Analysis, 8th Edition presents this ever-growing area at an accessible level. The book first introduces readers to basic techniques, a rich variety of models, and underlying theory that is easy to put into practice. It then presents readers with a sufficient theoretical background to understand advanced techniques and to recognize new variants of established models. This focus, along with hundreds of worked numerical examples, ensures that readers can apply the theory to real-world application and are prepared to be successful economists in the field.
This graduate textbook is a "primer" in macroeconomics. It starts with essential undergraduate macroeconomics and develops in a simple and rigorous manner the central topics of modern macroeconomic theory including rational expectations, growth, business cycles, money, unemployment, government policy, and the macroeconomics of nonclearing markets. The emphasis throughout the book is on both foundations and presenting the simplest model for each topic that will deliver the relevant answers. The first two chapters recall the main workhorses of undergraduate macroeconomics: the Solow-Swan growth model, the Keynesian IS-LM model, and the Phillips curve. The next chapters present four fundamental "building blocks" of modern macroeconomics: rational expectations, intertemporal dynamic models, nonclearing markets and imperfect competition, and uncertainty. Later the book deals with growth, notably the Ramsey model, overlapping generations, and endogenous growth. Chapter 10 moves to the famous "real business cycles" (RBC), which integrate in a unified framework growth and fluctuations. The final chapters look at the issue of stabilization, how best to guard the economy from shocks, and the connections between politics and the macroeconomy. To make the book self contained, a mathematical appendix gives a number of simple technical results that are sufficient to follow the formal developments of the book.
Throughout the text of this introduction to benefit cost analysis, emphasis is on applications, and a worked case study is progressively undertaken as an illustration of the analytical principles in operation. The first part covers basic theory and procedures. Part Two advances to material on internationally tradeable goods and projects that affect market prices, and part Three introduces special topics such as the treatment of risk and uncertainty, income distributional effects and the valuation of non-marketed goods. Instructors' resource web site: http://www.uq.edu.au/economics/bca
Within the economist's abstraction of a "Perfect Market" it is assumed that all agents have access to the same timely, accurate and free information, and as a result allocative efficiency will be achieved. In practice this rarely happens and in most cases agents have access to different levels of information so that transactions are characterized by asymmetric information. This book presents the first integrated treatment of asymmetric information as both a macroeconomic and microeconomic phenomenon in financial markets.
It has been 20 years since the last edition of this classic text. Kevin Wainwright, a long time user of the text (British Columbia University and Simon Fraser University), has executed the perfect revision---he has updated examples, applications and theory without changing the elegant, precise presentation style of Alpha Chiang. Readers will find the wait was worthwhile.
Labor Economics, seventh edition by George J. Borjas provides a modern introduction to labor economics, emphasizing both theory and empirical evidence. The book uses many examples drawn from state-of-the-art studies in labor economics literature. The author introduces, through examples, methodological techniques that are commonly used in labor economics to empirically test various aspects of the theory.Labor Economics is thoroughly integrated with the adaptive digital tools available in McGraw-Hill's LearnSmart Advantage Suite, proven to increase student engagement and success in the course.
For courses on economic development A complete, balanced introduction to the theory, issues, and latest research. Economic Development, Twelfth Edition-the leading textbook in this field-provides students with a complete and balanced introduction to the requisite theory, driving policy issues, and latest research. Todaro and Smith take a policy-oriented approach, presenting economic theory in the context of critical policy debates and country-specific case studies so you can see how theory relates to the problems and prospects of developing countries. Teaching and Learning Experiences This program presents a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. *Use the text's Hallmark Approach to presenting engaging information: Shaped by the authors' personalities, this approach is backed up with extensive research and travel to provide the best data possible.*Teach with strong pedagogy tools: The text reinforces central key concepts by presenting a clear learning path for students. *Give students a real-world global perspective: Students are able togain a unique perspective about world issues from two authors who strive to address different sides to problems
There is a striking scarcity of work conducted on rural labour markets in the developing world, particularly in Africa. This book aims to fill this gap by bringing together a group of contributors who boast substantial field experience researching rural wage employment in various developing countries. It provides critical perspectives on mainstream approaches to rural/agrarian development, and analysis of agrarian change and rural transformations from a long-term perspective. This book challenges the notion that rural areas in low- and middle-income countries are dominated by self-employment. It purports that this conventional view is largely due to the application of conceptual frameworks and statistical conventions that are ill-equipped to capture labour market participation. The contributions in this book offer a variety of methodological lessons for the study of rural labour markets, focusing in particular on the use of mixed methods in micro-level field research, and more emphasis on capturing occupation multiplicity. The emphasis on context, history, and specific configurations of power relations affecting rural labour market outcomes are key and reoccurring features of this book. This analysis will help readers think about policy options to improve the quantity and quality of rural wage employment, their impact on the poorest rural people, and their political feasibility in each context.
Is the world globalized as so many pundits claim? The facts say
otherwise. Consumption, for example, has a strong domestic bias.
Distance and borders are two important reasons for this bias and
are a powerful deterrent to globalization. Also, multinational
corporations ???the organizations that best symbolize the concept
of globalization???do not have a global reach, but rather focus
their activities within an area surrounding the home market. These
facts suggest that regionalization and not globalization is the
appropriate characterization of today??'s economic environment.
Learn the true process of a successful entrepreneur with INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP, 9e, International Edition! Presenting the most current thinking in this explosive field, this renowned entrepreneurship text provides a practical, step-by-step approach that makes learning easy. Using exercises and case presentations, you can apply your own ideas and develop useful entrepreneurial skills. Cases and examples found throughout the text present the new venture creations or corporate innovations that permeate the world economy today. This book will be your guide to understanding the entrepreneurial challenges of tomorrow.
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