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1 The Benefits Of The New Economy: Resolving The Global Economic Crisis Through Mutual Guarantee.
ARI Publshers, Brooklyn: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Have you ever wondered why, for all the efforts of the best economists in the world, the economic crisis refuses to wane? The answer to that question lies with us, all of us. The economy is a reflection of our relationships. Through natural development, the world has become an integrated global village where we are all interdependent. Interdependence and "globalization" mean that what happens in one part of the world affects every other part of it. As a result, a solution to the global crisis must include the whole world, for if only one part of it is healed, other, still ailing parts, will make it ill again. The Benefits of the New Economy was written out of concern for our common future. Its purpose is to improve our understanding of today's economic turmoil—its causes, how it can be solved, and its anticipated outcome. The road toward a new economy lies not in levying new taxes, printing money, or in any remedy from the past. Rather, the solution lies with a society where all support each other in mutual guarantee. This creates a social environment of care and consideration, and the understanding that we will rise or fall together, because we are all interdependent. This book contains thirteen "standalone" essays written in 2011 by several economists and financiers from different disciplines. Each essay addresses a specific issue, and can be read as a separate unit. However, one theme connects them: the absence of mutual guarantee as the cause of our problems in the global-integral world. You can read these essays in an order of your choice. We, the authors, believe that if you read at least several essays you will receive a more comprehensive view of the required transformation in order to resolve the global crisis and create a sustainable, prosperous economy. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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2 ADSHADE, MARINA. Dollars And Sex: How Economics Influences Sex And Love.
Chronicle Books, San Francisco: 2013. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
There's a marketplace for sex and love, and you're in it. In Dollars and Sex, economist Marina Adshade converts economic theory into a sexy science by applying the principles of supply and demand and other market forces to matters of love and libido. As she does in her hugely popular blog of the same name, Adshade unlocks the mysteries behind our actions, thoughts, and preferences using engaging research, economic analysis, and humor. The end result is a fascinating look at just how central the interplay of libido, gender, love, power, and economic forces is to the most important choices we make in our lives. Ultimately she shows that every option, every decision, and every outcome in matters of sex and love is better understood through economics. Dr. Marina Adshade teaches economics at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada. In 2008, she launched an undergraduate course titled Economics of Sex and Love, which invited her students to approach questions of sex and love through an economist's lens. The course was an instant hit, and led to the launch of the blog, Dollars and Sex. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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3 AKELOF, GEORGE A. & SHILLER, ROBERT J. Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives The Economy, And Why It Matters For Global Capitalism.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 2013. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The global financial crisis has made it painfully clear that powerful psychological forces are imperiling the wealth of nations today. From blind faith in ever rising housing prices to plummeting confidence in capital markets, "animal spirits" are driving financial events worldwide. In this book, acclaimed economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller challenge the economic wisdom that got us into this mess, and put forth a bold new vision that will transform economics and restore prosperity. Animal Spirits offers a road map for reversing the financial misfortunes besetting us today. "There is barely a page of Animal Spirits without a fascinating fact or insight." - John Lancaster, New Yorker 
Price: 16.10 USD
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4 AKELOF, GEORGE A. & SHILLER, ROBERT J. Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives The Economy, And Why It Matters For Global Capitalism.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 2009. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The global financial crisis has made it painfully clear that powerful psychological forces are imperiling the wealth of nations today. From blind faith in ever rising housing prices to plummeting confidence in capital markets, "animal spirits" are driving financial events worldwide. In this book, acclaimed economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller challenge the economic wisdom that got us into this mess, and put forth a bold new vision that will transform economics and restore prosperity. Animal Spirits offers a road map for reversing the financial misfortunes besetting us today. "There is barely a page of Animal Spirits without a fascinating fact or insight." - John Lancaster, New Yorker 
Price: 23.70 USD
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5 ALLEN, LARRY. The Global Economic Crisis: A Chronology.
Reaktion Books, London: 2013. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
From Greece scrambling to meet Eurozone austerity measures to America's sluggish job growth, there is every indication that the world has not recovered from the economic implosion of 2008. And for many of us, the details of what led to the recession—and why it has continued—remain murky. Economic historian Larry Allen clears up the subject in The Global Economic Crisis, offering an insightful and nonpartisan chronology of events and their consequences. Illuminating the interlocked economic processes that lay beneath the crisis, he analyzes the changing nature of the global financial system, central bank policies, housing bubbles, deregulation, sovereign debt crises, and more. Allen begins the timeline with the economic crisis in Japan in the late 1990s, asking whether Japan's experience could be an indicator of the outcome of the recession and what it can teach us about managing a sluggish economy. He then takes a comparative look at the economies of Brazil, China, and India. Throughout, he argues that many elements have contributed to the ongoing crisis, including the introduction of the euro, the growth of new financial instruments such as securitization, collateralized debt obligations and credit default swaps, interest rate policies, and the housing boom and subprime mortgage fiasco. Lucid and informative, The Global Economic Crisis provides an impartial explanation to anyone seeking to understand the current state—and future—of the world's economy. "Allen provides readers with a refreshingly nonjudgmental account of events preceding and during the global economic crisis that began in 2007 and continues to the present." --Choice 
Price: 25.65 USD
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6 ALSOP, RONALD: ABRAMS, BILL. The Wall Street Journal On Marketing.
Dow-jones Irwin, Homewood: 1986. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 6.18 USD
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7 ANDREANO, RALPH (EDITOR). The Economic Impact Of The American Civil War.
Schenkman Publishing Co., Cambridge: 1962. First Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Much stress has already been given to the causes of the Civil War but too little concern has been shown by scholars to the War's long-term economic impact and to its social impact. The author hopes that this book of readings will help in bringing about better understanding of the economic legacy of the American Civil War. 
Price: 18.05 USD
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8 ANTELL, GERSON. Economics: Institutions And Analysis.
Amsco School Publications, New York: 1970. s Softcover. Good condition. Previous owners name on inside front page. 
Details the various reasons for economic rises and fallings. Describes foreign economics as well as local and national growth. Includes an Index. 
Price: 4.51 USD
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9 ARMSTRONG, FRED C. The Business Of Economics.
West Publishing Co., St. Paul, MN: 1986. 0314853162 / 9780314853165 s Softcover. Very good condition. 
This book describes some thirty procedures that link theories taught in economics and business courses to their real-world applications. Includes an Index. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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10 ARRUNADA, BENITO. Institutional Foundations Of Impersonal Exchange: Theory And Policy Of Contractual Registries.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2012. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Governments and development agencies spend considerable resources building property and company registries to protect property rights. When these efforts succeed, owners feel secure enough to invest in their property and banks are able use it as collateral for credit. Similarly, firms prosper when entrepreneurs can transform their firms into legal entities and thus contract more safely. Unfortunately, developing registries is harder than it may seem to observers, especially in developed countries, where registries are often taken for granted. As a result, policies in this area usually disappoint. Benito ArruĖada aims to avoid such failures by deepening our understanding of both the value of registries and the organizational requirements for constructing them. Presenting a theory of how registries strengthen property rights and reduce transaction costs, he analyzes the major trade-offs and proposes principles for successfully building registries in countries at different stages of development. ArruĖada focuses on land and company registries, explaining the difficulties they face, including current challenges like the subprime mortgage crisis in the United States and the dubious efforts made in developing countries toward universal land titling. Broadening the account, he extends his analytical framework to other registries, including intellectual property and organized exchanges of financial derivatives. With its nuanced presentation of the theoretical and practical implications, Institutional Foundations of Impersonal Exchange significantly expands our understanding of how public registries facilitate economic growth. 
Price: 52.25 USD
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11 ASTON, T. H.; PHILPIN, C. H. E. The Brenner Debate: Agrarian Class Structure And Economic Development In Pre-industrual Europe.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1987. 0521349338 / 9780521349338 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 47.03 USD
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12 ATKINS, WILLARD E.; ET AL. Economic Behavior: An Institutional Approach, Volume Two.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1931. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 

Price: 23.28 USD
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13 BACKHOUSE, ROGER E. & BATEMAN, BRADLEY W. Capitalist Revolutionary: John Maynard Keynes.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2011. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The Great Recession of 2008 restored John Maynard Keynes to prominence. After decades when the Keynesian revolution seemed to have been forgotten, the great British theorist was suddenly everywhere. The New York Times asked, "What would Keynes have done?" The Financial Times wrote of "the undeniable shift to Keynes." Le Monde pronounced the economic collapse Keynes's "revenge." Two years later, following bank bailouts and Tea Party fundamentalism, Keynesian principles once again seemed misguided or irrelevant to a public focused on ballooning budget deficits. In this readable account, Backhouse and Bateman elaborate the misinformation and caricature that have led to Keynes's repeated resurrection and interment since his death in 1946. Keynes's engagement with social and moral philosophy and his membership in the Bloomsbury Group of artists and writers helped to shape his manner of theorizing. Though trained as a mathematician, he designed models based on how specific kinds of people (such as investors and consumers) actually behave—an approach that runs counter to the idealized agents favored by economists at the end of the century. Keynes wanted to create a revolution in the way the world thought about economic problems, but he was more open-minded about capitalism than is commonly believed. He saw capitalism as essential to a society's well-being but also morally flawed, and he sought a corrective for its main defect: the failure to stabilize investment. Keynes's nuanced views, the authors suggest, offer an alternative to the polarized rhetoric often evoked by the word "capitalism" in today's political debates. Roger E. Backhouse is Professor of the History and Philosophy of Economics at the University of Birmingham. Bradley Bateman is Provost and Professor of Economics, Denison University. "Elegantly written and extremely thoughtful… This is not a technical economic tract; this is a book for someone who wants to understand how Keynes' ideas and habits of thought fit together (it includes a useful bibliographic essay to the Keynes industry at the end). While it deals with the broad outline of Keynes' economic ideas, particularly in the '30s when he published his masterpiece, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, it also tackles the philosophical contexts that shaped his thinking and what the authors call 'Keynes' ambiguous revolution,' that is, how those ideas were revised and reshaped after World War II into a kind of orthodoxy, then rejected in the stagflation '70s, then embraced, debated and reinterpreted up to our own deeply confusing era. This is extremely useful, particularly in an age where we are once again hearing from movements like Occupy Wall Street that capitalism needs to be renovated or eliminated, or when, in a time of often-vicious partisanship, Keynes and Keynesianism is tossed around as a term of blackest opprobrium or unassailable wisdom… There's a lot packed in this small volume. Keynes' ambition, his worldly views and his diagnostic tendencies all lie behind the book's seemingly contradictory title: Capitalist Revolutionary… Writing about someone like Keynes who personally wrote so much, so well, must be a daunting task. Backhouse and Bateman more than keep up, not by competing with Keynes, but by letting him speak, in all his many voices. Their Keynes is not a secret socialist, or closet communist; not an apostate from classical economics; not some avatar of permissiveness and inflation. As they make clear in their discussion of Keynesianism after Keynes, his relationship with his own legacy is complex and ambiguous. He was not a man to be pinned down because he recognized that the world, which includes matters of economics as well as so much more, is neither simple, straightforward nor apprehensible by time-bound men armed with doctrines and dogmas. That alone is a lesson well worth revisiting regularly."—Robert Teitelman, The Deal "Backhouse and Bateman provide a useful context for the many policymakers, journalists, economists, and historians who have recently rediscovered, rehabilitated, or revived Keynes's thought. The duo portray Keynes as a nontrivial personality who was in equal measure economist and moral philosopher, revolutionary and conservative. The brief volume flows with merciful grace through the particulars of Keynesian economic thought, interweaving historical, biographical, and technical details. The Keynes who emerges is not a one-dimensional deficit-spending proponent but a complex philosopher-economist who earnestly calls for perpetual revolution of capitalism to preserve this imperfect but best-available economic system."—Jekabs Bikis, Library Journal "From Adam Smith to John Maynard Keynes, the great economists of the past saw economics as a historical, philosophical and, above all, moral discipline… The first step to good capitalism, therefore, is to re-moralize economics. In their tantalizingly brief but thought-provoking study of Keynes, Roger E. Backhouse and Bradley W. Bateman have started to do just that. Keynes, they show, was much more than an astonishingly innovative economic theorist and accomplished man of affairs. He was also a moral philosopher… He abhorred the utilitarian would world view that lay at the heart of classical economic theory. The fundamental utilitarian dogma—that markets are driven by rational, individual utility maximizers—seemed to him morally repulsive as well as factually incorrect. He thought that capitalism was the least bad economic system available but he also thought it was morally defective."—David Marquand, New Statesman "[A] timely and provocative reappraisal."—John Cassidy, The New Yorker "The authors' interpretation of Keynes is broadly convincing, not least in challenging the way that his own arguments have been misleadingly stereotyped by subsequent economists. It succeeds in shifting our perspectives on the nature of Keynes's achievement. It recognizes his intellectual greatness while acknowledging the flaws and lacunae in his various arguments. And it brings out his own reluctance to police a new 'Keynesian orthodoxy' and his tolerance of various approaches."—Peter Clarke, University of Cambridge "This very readable book makes the actual historical Keynes and his ideas accessible to modern readers, whose views are so often formed by misleading myths about him, his work, and its significance."—David Laidler, University of Western Ontario "An excellent introduction to the thought of John Maynard Keynes. Lucid and nontechnical, it explains how, because Keynes was such a different kind of economist—eclectic, practical rather than formalistic, worldly, intuitive—from the formalistic academic economists of the next generation, who came to dominate the economics profession, he was misunderstood by his successors. They created and later discredited 'Keynesianism'—a distorted version of Keynes's thought. Backhouse and Bateman explain that to cope with our current economic problems, we need to restore Keynes's original vision."—Richard A. Posner, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit 
Price: 24.65 USD
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14 BAILY, MARTIN N. & ARTHUR M. OKUN (EDITORS). The Battle Against Unemployment And Inflation.
W. W. Norton & Company, New York: 1982. 0393950557 / 9780393950557 Third Edition. Problems of the Modern Economy Series s Softcover. Good condition. Underlining and notes on some pages. 
Consists of six parts dealing with: The Nature of Unemployment and Inflation; Unemployment an Inflation; Fiscal Policy; Monetary Policy; Stabilization Policy: Its Record and Effectiveness; and New Approaches Macroeconomic Policy. Includes Essays by Kim B. Clark, Lawrence H. Summers, Robert M. Solow, Milton Freeman, Walter Heller, Arthur Burns, Martin S. Feldstein, George L. Perry, Bennett T. Mc Callum, Martin Neil Baily, Robert Lucas, Thomas Sargent, Henry Wallach, William Fellner, and Herbert Stein. 
Price: 10.69 USD
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15 BARBER, WILLIAM J. A History Of Economic Thought.
Wesleyan University Press. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
An invigorating study of the development of systematic economic ideas Study of the grand ideas in economics has a perpetual intellectual fascination in it's own right. It can also have practical relevance, as the global economic downturn that began in 2007 reminds us. For several decades, the economics establishment had been dismissive of Keynesianism, arguing that the world had moved beyond the "depression economics" with which it dealt. Keynesian economics, however, has now staged a comeback as governments attempt to formulate policy responses to the Great Recession of the first decade of the twenty-first century. Many of the issues that faced economists in the past are still with us. The theories and methods of such men as Adam Smith, T. R. Malthus, David Ricardo, J.S. Mill, Karl Marx, Alfred Marshall, and J. M. Keynes are often relevant to us today—and we can always learn from their mistakes. In his stimulating analysis Professor Barber assesses the thought of a number of important economists both in terms of the issues of their day and in relation to modern economic thought. By concentrating on the greatest exponents he highlights the central properties of the four main schools of economic thought - classical, Marxian, neo-classical, and Keynesian - and shows that although each of these traditions is rooted in a different stage of economic development, they can all provide insights into the recurring problems of modern economics. 
Price: 21.80 USD
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16 BATRA, DR. RAVI. The Great Depression Of 1990.
Dell Publishing Company, New York: 1988. 0440201683 / 9780440201687 s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Batra argues convincingly that civilizations rise and fall in economic as well as social cycles. Includes an Index. 
Price: 1.90 USD
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17 BECKER, GARY S. & POSNER, RICHARD A. Uncommon Sense: Economic Insights, From Marriage To Terrorism.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2009. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
On December 5, 2004, the still-developing blogosphere took one of its biggest steps toward mainstream credibility, as Nobel Prize-winning economist Gary S. Becker and renowned jurist and legal scholar Richard A. Posner announced the formation of the Becker-Posner Blog. In no time, the blog had established a wide readership and reputation as a reliable source of lively, thought-provoking commentary on current events, its pithy and profound weekly essays highlighting the value of economic reasoning when applied to unexpected topics. Uncommon Sense gathers the most important and innovative entries from the blog, arranged by topic, along with updates and even reconsiderations when subsequent events have shed new light on a question. Whether it's Posner making the economic case for the legalization of gay marriage, Becker arguing in favor of the sale of human organs for transplant, or even the pair of scholars vigorously disagreeing about the utility of collective punishment, the writing is always clear, the interplay energetic, and the resulting discussion deeply informed and intellectually substantial. To have a single thinker of the stature of a Becker or Posner addressing questions of this nature would make for fascinating reading; to have both, writing and responding to each other, is an exceptionally rare treat. With Uncommon Sense, they invite the adventurous reader to join them on a whirlwind intellectual journey. All they ask is that you leave your preconceptions behind. "In the vast wasteland that most assume the blogosphere to be, Becker and Posner's work is a gem. Authentic, responsive, and enormously fun, it should be read both in real time, and in the reflection of a published work." -- Lawrence Lessig "The best way of getting into the economics of what is known as the 'Chicago School' without paying tuition." Steven D. Levitt | New York Times "An excellent book . . . . For anyone who wants a quick and easy crash course on Chicago economics-style thinking, this book is as good as it gets. . . . I read nearly the whole book in one sitting." -- Elizabeth Taylor, Chicago Tribune "In December 2004, Gary Becker and Judge Richard Posner, two intellectual superstars, created a weekly Internet blog that examines a wide variety of topics with the tools of economics. This book culls from the blog's first 28 months 49 posts that they consider their best, most interesting, and most lasting. Becker and Posner do not persuade by using authority or clever rhetoric--they write in a dry academic style--but they attempt to make a clear, logical case for their positions using economic reasoning. Occasionally they discuss conventional economic topics, but more often they write about broader and more provocative issues such as sex and population, universities, crime and punishment, the environment and disasters, and a miscellany of world problems. Both write on each issue; they usually agree with each other, but not always. The book's primary appeal is that it shows how two first-rate economic thinkers analyze issues. . . . Highly recommended. All levels and libraries." --Choice 
Price: 28.98 USD
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18 BELING, WILLARD A. Modernization And African Labor: A Tunisian Case Study.
Frederick A. Praeger, New York: 1965. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Cover has slight chips and scratches. 
The labor movements of the developing areas of Asia and Africa have generally had a common colonial experience and a similar involvement in a national struggle for independence. 
Price: 46.08 USD
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19 BERLE, ADOLF A. Power Without Property: A New Development In American Political Economy.
Harcourt, Brace & World, New York: 1959. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. 
Millions of Americans are stockholders today - through private investment, through membership in insurance and pension plans, through mutual funds. Many Americans own more property - land, homes, stocks and bonds - than they ever have before. But what do they really own? And what control of it do they really have? Adolf A. Berle, Jr., who has never allowed his sight to be obscured by popular myth or traditional sentiment, argues that American capitalism is no longer based on property. Includes an Index. 
Price: 18.48 USD
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20 BERNANKE, BEN S.; LAUBACH, THOMAS; MISHKIN, FREDERICK S. & POSEN, ADAM S. Inflation Targeting: Lessons From The International Experience.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 2001. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
How should governments and central banks use monetary policy to create a healthy economy? Traditionally, policymakers have used such strategies as controlling the growth of the money supply or pegging the exchange rate to a stable currency. In recent years a promising new approach has emerged: publicly announcing and pursuing specific targets for the rate of inflation. This book is the first in-depth study of inflation targeting. Combining penetrating theoretical analysis with detailed empirical studies of countries where inflation targeting has been adopted, the authors show that the strategy has clear advantages over traditional policies. They argue that the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank should adopt this strategy, and they make specific proposals for doing so. The book begins by explaining the unique features and advantages of inflation targeting. The authors argue that the simplicity and openness of inflation targeting make it far easier for the public to understand the intent and effects of monetary policy. This strategy also increases policymakers' accountability for inflation performance and can accommodate flexible, even "discretionary," monetary policy actions without sacrificing central banks' credibility. The authors examine how well variants of this approach have worked in nine countries: Germany and Switzerland (which employ a money-focused form of inflation targeting), New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Israel, Spain, and Australia. They show that these countries have typically seen lower inflation, lower inflation expectations, and lower nominal interest rates, and have found that one-time shocks to the price level have less of a "pass-through" effect on inflation. These effects, in turn, are improving the climate for economic growth. The authors warn, however, that the success of inflation targeting depends on operational details, such as how the targets are defined and when they are announced. They also show that inflation targeting is not a panacea that can make inflation perfectly predictable or reduce it without economic costs. Clear, balanced, and authoritative, Inflation Targeting is a groundbreaking study that will have a major impact on the debate over the right monetary strategy for the coming decades. As a unique comparative study of what central banks actually do in different countries around the world, this book will also be invaluable to anyone interested in how economic policy is made. "Bernanke et al. provide a coherent and well-structured analysis of IT that will be essential reading for central bankers and academics interested in simply understanding IT, or contemplating an IT regime themselves. The volume is rich in detail about the individual experiences of the various inflation targeting countries."--Journal of Economics "A groundbreaking study that will be likely to have a major impact on the debate over the right monetary strategy for the coming years. As many countries currently think of adopting inflation targeting in one form or another, the arrival of this book could not be more timely."--Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, Review of World Economics "This readable and well-structured examination of a relatively new approach to guiding monetary policy is a useful addition to contemporary policy analysis."--Choice "The most accessible study of this important new monetary regime--accessible to a wide range of readers well beyond the ranks of professional economists. [Inflation Targeting] should, and is intended to, appeal to historians, political scientists, international-relations students, politicians, central bankers, journalists, as well as to economists and to undergraduates at any level of sophistication."--C.A.E. Goodhart, London School of Economics and external member of the United Kingdom's Monetary Policy Committee 
Price: 42.75 USD
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