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How Much Inequality Is Fair?Mathematical Principles of a Moral, Optimal, and Stable Capitalist Society

How Much Inequality Is Fair?: Mathematical Principles of a Moral, Optimal, and Stable Capitalist Society

Venkat Venkatasubramanian

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180726
eISBN:
9780231543224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180726.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Many in the United States feel that the nation’s current level of economic inequality is unfair and that capitalism is not working for 90% of the population. Yet some inequality is inevitable. The ... More

Endangered EconomiesHow the Neglect of Nature Threatens Our Prosperity

Endangered Economies: How the Neglect of Nature Threatens Our Prosperity

Geoffrey Heal

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180849
eISBN:
9780231543286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180849.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In the decades since Geoffrey Heal began his field-defining work in environmental economics, one central question has animated his research: "Can we save our environment and grow our economy?" This ... More

Rethinking Investment IncentivesTrends and Policy Options

Rethinking Investment Incentives: Trends and Policy Options

Ana Teresa Tavares-Lehmann, Perrine Toledano, Lise Johnson, and Lisa Sachs (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172981
eISBN:
9780231541640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172981.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Governments often use direct subsidies or tax credits to encourage investment and promote economic growth and other development objectives. Properly designed and implemented, these incentives can ... More

Too Little, Too LateThe Quest to Resolve Sovereign Debt Crises

Too Little, Too Late: The Quest to Resolve Sovereign Debt Crises

Martin Guzman, José Antonio Ocampo, and Joseph E. Stiglitz (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231179263
eISBN:
9780231542029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179263.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The current approach to resolving sovereign debt crises does not work: sovereign debt restructurings come too late and address too little. Though unresolved debt crises impose enormous costs on ... More

The Power of a Single NumberA Political History of GDP

The Power of a Single Number: A Political History of GDP

Philipp Lepenies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231175104
eISBN:
9780231541435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175104.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Widely used since the mid-twentieth century, GDP (gross domestic product) has become the world’s most powerful statistical indicator of national development and progress. Practically all governments ... More

Macroeconomics and DevelopmentRoberto Frenkel and the Economics of Latin America

Macroeconomics and Development: Roberto Frenkel and the Economics of Latin America

Mario Damill, Martín Rapetti, and Guillermo Rozenwurcel (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175081
eISBN:
9780231541213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175081.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Latin American neo-structuralism is a cutting-edge, regionally focused economic theory with broad implications for macroeconomics and development economics. Roberto Frenkel has spent five decades ... More

Governing Access to Essential Resources

Governing Access to Essential Resources

Katharina Pistor and Olivier De Schutter (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172783
eISBN:
9780231540766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172783.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Essential resources do more than satisfy people’s needs. They ensure a dignified existence. Since the competition for essential resources, particularly fresh water and arable land, is increasing and ... More

Green CapitalA New Perspective on Growth

Green Capital: A New Perspective on Growth

Christian de Perthuis and Pierre-André Jouvet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171403
eISBN:
9780231540360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171403.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Many believe economic growth is incompatible with ecological preservation. Green Capital challenges this argument by shifting our focus away from the scarcity of raw materials and toward the ... More

Industrial Policy and Economic Transformation in Africa

Industrial Policy and Economic Transformation in Africa

Joseph Stiglitz and Akbar Noman (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231175180
eISBN:
9780231540773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175180.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The revival of economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is all the more welcome for having followed one of the worst economic disasters—a quarter century of economic malaise for most of the region—since ... More

The Greening of AsiaThe Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency

The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency

Mark Clifford

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166089
eISBN:
9780231539203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166089.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book provides a behind-the-scenes look at what companies in China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand are doing to build businesses that will ... More

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