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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

The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

Keith Roberts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153270
eISBN:
9780231526852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153270.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

To understand business and its political, cultural, and economic context, it helps to view it historically, yet most business histories look no further back than the nineteenth century. The full ... More

Pandora's RiskUncertainty at the Core of Finance

Pandora's Risk: Uncertainty at the Core of Finance

Kent Osband

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151733
eISBN:
9780231525411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151733.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This text argues that uncertainty is central rather than marginal to finance. Markets don't trade mainly on changes in risk. They trade on changes in beliefs about risk, and in the process, markets ... More

Uncertainty, Expectations, and Financial InstabilityReviving Allais's Lost Theory of Psychological Time

Uncertainty, Expectations, and Financial Instability: Reviving Allais's Lost Theory of Psychological Time

Eric Barthalon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166287
eISBN:
9780231538305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166287.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This book applies the neglected theory of psychological time and memory decay of Nobel Prize–winning economist Maurice Allais (1911–2010) to model investors' psychology in the present context of ... More

The Economists' Voice 2.0The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More

The Economists' Voice 2.0: The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More

Joseph Stiglitz and Aaron Edlin (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160155
eISBN:
9780231504324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160155.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The Economists’ Voice: Top Economists Take On Today’s Problems featured a core collection of accessible, timely essays on the challenges facing today’s global markets and financial institutions. This ... More

The Secret Financial Life of FoodFrom Commodities Markets to Supermarkets

The Secret Financial Life of Food: From Commodities Markets to Supermarkets

Kara Newman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156714
eISBN:
9780231527347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156714.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book takes a close look at agricultural commodities, from the iconic pork belly to the obscure peppercorn and nutmeg. The results of an investigation are recorded here and show how contracts ... More

The Nature of ValueHow to Invest in the Adaptive Economy

The Nature of Value: How to Invest in the Adaptive Economy

Nick Gogerty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162449
eISBN:
9780231535212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162449.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Using evolution as the template to understand growth, this book takes a first-principles approach to explore the parallels between economic and ecological systems. Not only does the book show how ... More

Creating a Learning SocietyA New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress

Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress

Joseph Stiglitz and Bruce Greenwald

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152143
eISBN:
9780231525541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152143.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book assesses how learning helps countries grow, develop, and become more productive. It looks at what government can do to promote learning and casts light on the significance of learning for ... More

The World’s First Stock Exchange

The World’s First Stock Exchange

Lodewijk Petram

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163781
eISBN:
9780231537322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163781.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The launch of the Dutch East India Company in 1602 initiated Amsterdam’s transformation from a regional market town into a dominant financial center. The Company introduced easily transferable ... More

Passion for RealityThe Extraordinary Life of the Investing Pioneer Paul Cabot

Passion for Reality: The Extraordinary Life of the Investing Pioneer Paul Cabot

Michael Yogg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167468
eISBN:
9780231537025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167468.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Paul Cabot (1898–1994) was an innovative mutual fund manager and executive known for his strong character, charismatic personality, and trendsetting financial achievements. Iconoclastic and ... More

Acts of God and ManRuminations on Risk and Insurance

Acts of God and Man: Ruminations on Risk and Insurance

Michael Powers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153676
eISBN:
9780231527057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153676.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book examines traditional insurance risks such as earthquakes, storms, terrorist attacks, and other disasters. It begins with a discussion of how the risk of such “acts of God and men” impact on ... More

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