In Why Information Grows, rising star Cesar Hidalgo offers a radical interpretation of global economics. What is economic growth? And why, historically, has it occurred in only a few places? This book answers this questions.
Intended for intermediate and final year undergraduate, first year graduate and MBA programmes in managerial economics and applied microeconomic analysis, this work covers the areas of managerial economics courses, and complements theoretical concepts with practical applications. It includes lists of key terms and chapter summaries.
Why don't flight attendants get tipped? If you were a terrorist, how would you attack? And why does KFC always run out of fried chicken? This book helps you discover why taller people tend to make more money; why it's so hard to predict the Kentucky Derby winner; and why it might be time for a sex tax.
Every business area relies on an understanding of statistics to succeed. Statistics for Business and Economics by Carlos Cortinhas and Ken Black shows students that the proper application of statistics in the business world goes hand-in-hand with good decision making.
With over 120,000 copies sold worldwide, Peter Dicken's Global Shift has been the definitive work on economic globalization for almost 30 years now. A tried, trusted and unrivalled resource for undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers across the social sciences, this is a seminal text from an internationally renowned author.
Suitable for those who want to know what the next four decades hold in store, this title charts the rise and fall of fertility rates across continents; how energy resources will change in light of new technology, and how different nations will deal with major developments in science and warfare.
From the inability of wealth to make us happier, to our catastrophic blindness to the credit crunch, this book reveals ten ways in which economics has failed us. It explains how the economy is the result of complex and unpredictable processes; how risk models go astray; and, why the economy is not rational or fair.
Argues that in theory the world's wealthiest countries and supra-national institutions like the IMF, World Bank and WTO want to see all nations developing into modern industrial societies. This book describes that in practice, though, those at the top are 'kicking away the ladder' to wealth that they themselves climbed.
* This book will provide investors with a primer on eachalternative asset class, plus practical tips on pros and cons,implementation, returns analysis, and fees and costs * It will also provide introductory guidance on how to setinvestment targets, and how alternative assets can be accommodatedwithin the allocation process .
Written by bestselling finance author Guy Fraser-Sampson, this is a provocative account of the severe limitations of modern finance, advocating a bold new way forward for the finance industry. The Pillars of Finance is a lively and provocative read, challenging some of the core beliefs of modern finance.
This volume brings together for the first time key papers from the the work of influential social theorists Peter Miller and Nikolas Rose, including those that set out the basic frameworks, concepts and ethos of their approach to the analysis of political power and the state.