Economic Systems & Structures


"The Greed Merchants"

How the Investment Banks Played the Free Market Game

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Early in the new millennium, the investment banks were on their knees. They are able to act simultaneously for buyers, sellers and themselves, and generate huge returns. This book explains how this transfer of wealth occurs, and answers questions such as: do the investment banks add value through their advice? Is there a cartel? and more. Paperback, 256 pages. Size: 198 x 129 mm. Weight: 195g.
Author:  Augar, Philip
ISBN:  0141017678
Publisher:  Penguin Books Ltd
Date:  2006  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Economic Systems & Structures

"The Best Book on the Market"

How to Stop Worrying and Love the Free Economy

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Demystifies the world of markets, competition, monopolies and cartels, prices and overspills. Using examples from our everyday lives, this book explains how the markets we have, and the many more we need, can work to create a richer, freer and more peaceful world. With illustrations. Hardback, 172 pages. Size: 194 x 132 mm. Weight: 266g.
Author:  Butler, Eamonn Butler, Lord
ISBN:  1906465053
Publisher:  John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Date:  2008  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Economic Systems & Structures

"Capitalist Diversity and Change"

Recombinant Governance and Institutional Entrepreneurs

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The neo-institutionalist literature of comparative capitalism has developed into an influential body of work. This book assesses this literature, and proposes a major re-orientation of the field. It is primarily theoretical, but it makes use of examples, particularly from studies of local economic development and politics. With 1 table. Paperback, 192 pages. Size: 234 x 156 mm. Weight: 307g.
Author:  Crouch, Colin
ISBN:  0199286655
Publisher:  Oxford University Press
Date:  2005  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Economic Systems & Structures

"The Art of Shrinking Heads"

The New Servitude of the Liberated in the Era of Total Capitalism

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Shows that the radical transformation of the subject brought about by neoliberalism what he calls the art of shrinking heads contains a new kind of violence which has far-reaching consequences for our ways of living together. Paperback, 200 pages. Size: 250 x 100 mm. Weight: 291g.
Author:  Dufour, D.
ISBN:  074563690X
Publisher:  Blackwell Publishers
Date:  2007  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Economic Systems & Structures

"Investing in Emerging Fixed Income Markets"

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"Frank J. Fabozzi Series" series; Seeks to serve as an investor's guide to capitalizing on opportunities in the fixed income markets. This title shows investors how to identify solid investment opportunities, assess the risk potential, and develop an investment approach to enhance long-term returns. It aims to help investors make the right decisions and choices. With ill.. Hardback, 374 pages. Size: 233 x 160 mm. Weight: 624g.
Author:  Fabozzi, Frank J.
ISBN:  0471218367
Publisher:  John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Date:  2002  (United States)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Economic Systems & Structures

"The Social Conscience"

Can a Caring Society Exist in a Market Economy? is a Market Economy Sustainable That Denies Man's Fundamental Nature?

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Can a caring society exist in a market economy? Is a market economy sustainable that denies man's fundamental nature? The expanding influence of Western Civilisation, through the emergence of a global economy, is transforming society worldwide and bringing to the fore social and economic issues of deep concern and unprecedented magnitude. With notes, index. Hardback, 384 pages. Size: 234 x 156 mm. Weight: 683g.
Author:  Glautier, Michel
ISBN:  0856832480
Publisher:  Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd
Date:  2007  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Economic Systems & Structures

"The Piratization of Russia"

Russian Reform Goes Awry

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Examines the debacle of Russian reform, especially the emergence of oligarchs accused of using guile, intimidation and violence to reap riches. Explains Russia's problems and how they could have been avoided. With 15 tables. Paperback, 304 pages. Size: 216 x 138 mm. Weight: 381g.
Author:  Goldman, Marshall I.
ISBN:  0415315298
Publisher:  Taylor & Francis Ltd
Date:  2003  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Economic Systems & Structures

"Road to Serfdom"

With the Intellectuals and Socialism

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Socialism has particular appeal to intellectuals - the teachers, journalists and other commentators who pass comment on public policy without any special expertise on economic matters. This work explains the enduring appeal of socialist ideas. With b/w illus. Hardback, 140 pages. Size: 200 x 130 mm. Weight: 142g.
Author:  Hayek, F.A.
ISBN:  0255365764
Publisher:  Institute of Economic Affairs
Date:  2005  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Economic Systems & Structures

"Surviving Large Losses"

Financial Crises, the Middle Class, and the Development of Capital Markets

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Financial disasters often have long-range institutional consequences. This work explains why such financial crises occur, why their effects last so long, and what political and economic conditions can help countries both rich and poor survive - and even prosper - in the aftermath. With 2 line illustrations, 1 table. Hardback, 254 pages. Size: 215 x 144 mm. Weight: 416g.
Author:  Hoffman, Philip T. Postel-Vinay, Gilles Rosenthal, Jean-Laurent
ISBN:  0674024699
Publisher:  Harvard University Press
Date:  2007  (United States)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Economic Systems & Structures

"Capitalism"

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Presents a basic introduction to the 'nuts and bolts' of capitalism for the beginner. This work starts by examining the classic accounts of capitalism found in the works of Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Max Weber, Joseph Schumpeter and John Maynard Keynes. Paperback, 200 pages. Size: 217 x 142 mm. Weight: 398g.
Author:  Ingham, Geoffrey
ISBN:  0745636489
Publisher:  Blackwell Publishers
Date:  2008  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Undergraduate Economic Systems & Structures

"The Truth About Markets"

Why Some Nations Are Rich But Most Remain Poor

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Unravels the truth about markets, from Wall Street to Switzerland, from Russia to Mumbai, examining why some nations are rich and some poor, why 'one-size-fits-all' globalization hurts developing countries and why markets can work - but only in a humane social and cultural context. This title offers a radical blueprint for the future. New ed. Paperback, 496 pages. Size: 200 x 129 mm. Weight: 338g.
Author:  Kay, John
ISBN:  0140296727
Publisher:  Penguin Books Ltd
Date:  2004  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Economic Systems & Structures

"Achieving Market Integration"

Best Execution, Fragmentation and the Free Flow of Capital

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"Securities Institute Operations Management" series; Demonstrates the interrelated nature of Best execution, market integration, and other major financial market issues that have traditionally been dealt with as separate matters requiring individual solutions. This book offers an examination of market structure and the problems of achieving genuine integration. With illustrations. Library & revised. Hardback, 176 pages. Size: 234 x 165 mm. Weight: 432g.
Author:  McClesky, Scott
ISBN:  0750657456
Publisher:  Elsevier Science & Technology
Date:  2003  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Economic Systems & Structures

"Understanding Emerging Markets"

Building Business Bric By Brick

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"Response Books" series; Analyzes the power of emerging economies, focusing on Brazil, Russia, India and China in order to understand market opportunities and issues relevant to doing business in these countries. This book defines an emerging market, and examines the operative environment of such economies and identifies some common problems. With illustrations, maps. Paperback, 248 pages. Size: 219 x 104 mm. Weight: 271g.
Author:  Pelle, Stefano
ISBN:  0761935576
Publisher:  Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd
Date:  2007  (India)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Economic Systems & Structures

"Capitalism as If the World Matters"

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Tackles the pressing problem of how capitalism, and business, can provide a future of wealth, equity and ecological integrity. This book lays out the framework for 'sustainable capitalism' that cuts across the political divide and promises a prosperous future of wealth, equity and ecosystem integrity. With figures, tables, index. Hardback, 304 pages. Size: 241 x 165 mm. Weight: 680g.
Author:  Porritt, Jonathon
ISBN:  1844071928
Publisher:  Earthscan Ltd
Date:  2005  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Economic Systems & Structures

"End of Capitalist Imperialism"

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"Harvard Business Review Classics" series; Paperback, 64 pages. Weight: 67g.
Author:  Prahalad, C.K. Lieberthal, Kenneth
ISBN:  1422179737
Publisher:  Harvard Business School Publishing
Date:  2008  (United States)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Economic Systems & Structures

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