Die Finanzpolitische Handlungsfähigkeit Der Bundesländer

Das Buch verfolgt eine doppelte Stoßrichtung: Einerseits erklärt es die Unterschiede in der Höhe der Defizite der deutschen Bundesländer, andererseits werden auf Basis der empirisch festgestellten Kausalfaktoren Reformoptionen für eine effektivere Begrenzung der Defizite identifiziert. Leitend ist dabei die Differenz zwischen strukturell erzwungener Verschuldung und wiederwahlorientierter Verschuldung. Die empirischen Ergebnisse zeig...

Neoliberal Hegemony and the Pink Tide in Latin America: Breaking Up With TINA?

The book examines the 'Pink Tide' of leftist governments in Latin America struggling against neoliberal hegemony from a critical International Political Economy perspective. Focusing particularly on Venezuela and Brazil, it evaluates the transformative and emancipatory potentials of their political projects domestically, regionally and globally.

How the Chinese Economy Works, 4th edition

This fourth revised edition sets out to analyze and compare the operational mechanisms of the Chinese economy between the pre- and post-reform periods and through national, regional and local dimensions. It examines the driving forces – both endogenous and exogenous – that have influenced China’s economic development during the past decades. Both positive and negative consequences of the Chinese economic transformation have been clar...

Macroeconomic Risk Management Against Natural Disasters

Stefan Hochrainer develops a catastrophe risk management model. It illustrates which trade-offs and choices a country must make in managing economic risks due to natural disasters. Budgetary resources are allocated to pre-disaster risk management strategies to reduce the probability of financing gaps. The framework and model approach allows cross country comparisons as well as the assessment of financial vulnerability, macroeconomic ...

Nonparametric Econometrics

This book systematically and thoroughly covers a vast literature on the nonparametric and semiparametric statistics and econometrics that has evolved over the past five decades. Within this framework, this is the first book to discuss the principles of the nonparametric approach to the topics covered in a first year graduate course in econometrics, e.g., regression function, heteroskedasticity, simultaneous equations models, logit-pr...

Managing the Football World Cup

Managing the Football World Cup explores areas often overlooked by project management and business studies researchers. Therefore considering the global impact of the Football World Cup it is time for a detailed examination of the planning, organization, management, implementation and related commercial features of this mega-sport event.

Global Game Industries and Cultural Policy

This is the first book that sheds light on global game industries and cultural policy. The scope covers the emerging and converging theory and models on cultural industries and its development, and their connection to national cultural policy and globalization. The primary focus of the book is on Asian cultural policy and industries while there are implicit comparisons throughout the book to compare Asia to other global markets. This...

Evolution of Destination Planning and Strategy

This book deals broadly with tourism planning and development from the perspective of Croatia, a major Adriatic tourism destination which is fast becoming one of the most popular vacation spots in the European Union. With the recent accession of Croatia to the EU, Croatia is undergoing a rapid political and economic transition and generating scholarly interest in the country’s primary, secondary, and tertiary industries. This book ex...

Financing Population Health Improvement: Workshop Summary

Despite spending far more on medical care than any other nation and despite having seen a century of unparalleled improvement in population health and longevity, the United States has fallen behind many of its global counterparts and competitors in such health outcomes as overall life expectancy and rates of preventable diseases and injuries. A fundamental but often overlooked driver of the imbalance between spending and outcomes is ...

The "Greening" of Costa Rica

Since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the concept of sustainable development has become the basis for a vast number of “green industries” from eco-tourism to carbon sequestration. In The “Greening” of Costa Rica, Ana Isla exposes the results of the economist’s rejection of physical limits to growth, the biologist’s fetish with such limits, and the indebtedness of peripheral countries. Isla’s case study is the 250,000 hectare...