The Market System: What It Is, How It Works And What To Make Of It

Ever since the worldwide collapse of Soviet-style communism, the triumph of the "market system" has been spoken of as a fait accompli, while the market has been touted as a panacea for every social ill from failing schools to Third World poverty. Lindblom (Politics and Markets: The World's Political-Economic System) explains what this "market system" is, details how it works, makes a strong case for its advantages and keenly outlines...

The Age Of Oversupply: Overcoming The Greatest Challenge To The Global Economy

An elegantly argued explanation of the anemic stagnation that has followed the recent financial crisis -- Nouriel Roubini, author of Crisis Economics A book that will make you think. Alpert does a magnificent job of analyzing the deeper underlying causes of our economic troubles -- Liaquat Ahamed, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lords of Finance Alpert, banker and progressive think-tank fellow, contends that the central challeng...

China's Changing Welfare Mix: Local Perspectives

This book draws attention to two neglected areas in the growing body of research on welfare in China: subnational variation and the changing mix of state and non-state provision. The contributors to this volume demonstrate the diversity of local welfare provision that lies behind broad national policies and programmes. Their focus on local diversity is particularly relevant to understanding the welfare system in China because nationa...

Introduction To Credit Risk Modeling

There are so many financial tools available today and numbers are likely to grow in the future. If you work in this field of credit risk modelling it is worth looking at the theoretical background, and this book is a well-rounded introduction. Having a valid and up-to-date credit risk model (or models) is one of the most important aspects in today’s risk management. The models require quite a bit of technical as well as practical kno...

Aid On The Edge Of Chaos: Rethinking International Cooperation In A Complex World

Many agree that the foreign aid system - which today involves virtually every nation on earth - needs drastic change. But there is much conflict as to what should be done. In Aid on the Edge of Chaos, Ben Ramalingam argues that what is most needed is the creative and innovative transformation of how aid works. Foreign aid today is dominated by linear, mechanistic ideas that emerged from early twentieth century industry, and are ill-s...

Outage: Investment Shortfalls In The Power Sector In Eastern Europe And Central Asia

This study analyzes the impacts of the financial crisis on power sectors in five countries in the region: Armenia, Kyrgyz Republic, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine. Before the financial crisis, these countries faced expected power shortages as a result of large investment gaps. With the financial crisis, GDP dropped, leading to a drop in demand for electricity. The drop in demand created a window of opportunity for meeting investment nee...

Economic Dynamics Of All Members Of The United Nations By Ethelbert Chukwu

This book provides an enduring response to modern economic problems and the consequent crises, dealing with the economic modelling of nations and the forecasting of economic growth. The main arguments embodied constitute the creation of jobs and the restoration of economic growth, using the implicit acceptance of analysis on differential models and neutral systems for controlling the wealth of nations.

Money Sense, Getting Smart With Your Money

What do you do when you want to get somewhere? You probably ask yourself �What is the best way to get there? Will there be traffic jams? Is it better to take the LRT or bus, or should I get someone to drive me there instead? There are therefore many options open for you to choose from. To get the best option, evaluate the ones available to you. Think about what you need to do, ask yourself questions and then make your decision. The...

Localist Movements In A Global Economy: Sustainability, Justice, And Urban Development In The United States

A clear-eyed and intensively researched analysis of the ways in which localism does or does not promote a more sustainable and just world. Analyses of localism have been generally split between romantic advocates and cynical critics, but very few researchers have stepped back and carried out the kind of careful and objective analysis of the claims and the critiques of localism that David Hess has done here. This book provides the mos...

Le Guide Du Super Recruteur : 33 Fiches Pour Mener Ses Entretiens De Recrutement

Devenez un Super recruteur ! Vous en rêviez ? Ce guide l'a fait. Vous allez enfin pouvoir recruter efficacement... et avec plaisir. Combien de fois, après avoir fait passer un entretien de recrutement, regrette-t-on de n'avoir pas posé la bonne question ? D'avoir laissé des ambiguïtés sur le poste ? De s'être laissé emporter par le discours bien rodé du candidat ? Un entretien de recrutement ne s'improvise pas : il faut agir avec mét...