The Genie Out Of The Bottle

Author: Morris Albert Adelman
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262011518
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The Genie Out Of The Bottle from the Author: Morris Albert Adelman. Economics.

Market Madness

Author: Blake C. Clayton
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199990050
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Market Madness from the Author: Blake C. Clayton. "In Market Madness, Dr. Blake Clayton, a Wall Street stock analyst and former Oxford researcher, draws on a century's worth of statistical data to offer a revolutionary new look the history of oil and future of energy. The culmination of a multi-year study, he shows how generational fears about an imminent, irreversible shortage of oil punctuate the history of oil since its earliest days. He explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane, and shows how important such stories can be in affecting financial markets. He links these episodes to the behavioral concept of irrational exuberance and new era economic thinking, first popularized by Nobel Laureate Yale economist Robert Shiller, to show how unfounded pessimism affects the market for oil and other exhaustible resources. Acknowledging the significant geological and structural changes the oil market has undergone over the last century, the book does not dismiss today's shortage fears out of hand, but asks what they reveal about how commodity markets function and what that means for investors and public officials. Clayton argues that the lessons to be learned from this history are the need for quality data about US and global oil reserves, the importance of clear communication from public officials about energy markets and resources, and the value of transparency in commodities markets. While these measures will not eliminate volatility and unpredictability in energy markets, he writes, they would mitigate unnecessary price spikes and improve investor and government decision-making. The book addresses popular debates in economics and finance on how mass beliefs affect financial markets while also offering a colorful narrative history for general readers about the dramatic booms and busts of the American oil industry"--

Troubled Waters

Author: R.Hrair Dekmejian
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857717553
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Troubled Waters from the Author: R.Hrair Dekmejian. Once the landlocked backwater between Iran and the Soviet Union, the Caspian has in the last ten years emerged as the epicentre of vast conflicting interests in a region where massive geopolitical issues converge with enormous energy resources and dramatic latent instability. Russia’s conflict in Chechnya is a direct by-product of the strategic importance of the Caspian region._x000D_ _x000D_ _Troubled Waters_ presents a comprehensive analysis of the political and economic dynamics of the Caspian basin. It examines the area’s historical evolution and the diverse issues and players in what has become a modern variant of the `Great Game' of the nineteenth century. Following a historical overview of the region and its oil industries, the book analyses the domestic politics and the foreign policies of the five states bordering the Caspian- Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. It further identifies all the external interests involved in the Caspian’s political rivalries and control over its resources and territory, including the US, the major European powers, various nationalist movements, Islamic militants, multi-national corporations, NGOs and international financial institutions. These features, coupled with the political and economic risk assessment of the Caspian basin which this book provides, makes this a unique contribution to our understanding of a region which is strategically positioned at the territorial juncture of Russia, China, East Asia and the Middle East._x000D_ _x000D_ "This is the definitive book on the international politics and economics of _x000D_ the Caspian Basin because of its comprehensiveness, objectivity and clarity of analysis. It should be essential reading for academic specialists, _x000D_ policymakers, oil business executives or anyone interested in understanding the complex dynamics of this turbulent region." _x000D_ _x000D_ Professor A. Nizar Hamzeh, American University of Beirut._x000D_ _x000D_ “The book is well researched, well written, and full of useful information. It is a valuable introduction to the politics and economics of the Caspian region at various levels. Its extensive bibliography provides the reader with useful sources for further and more detailed information”. _x000D_ Professor Shireen Hunter

21st Century Economics A Reference Handbook

Author: Rhona C. Free
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412961424
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21st Century Economics A Reference Handbook from the Author: Rhona C. Free. Interest in economics is at an all-time high. Among the challenges facing the nation is an economy with rapidly rising unemployment, failures of major businesses and industries, and continued dependence on oil with its wildly fluctuating price. Americans are debating the proper role of the government in company bailouts, the effectiveness of tax cuts versus increased government spending to stimulate the economy, and potential effects of deflation. Economists have dealt with such questions for generations, but they have taken on new meaning and significance. Tackling these questions and encompassing analysis of traditional economic theory and topics as well as those that economists have only more recently addressed, 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook is intended to meet the needs of several types of readers. Undergraduate students preparing for exams will find summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics. Readers interested in learning about economic analysis of an issue as well students embarking on research projects will find introductions to relevant theory and empirical evidence. And economists seeking to learn about extensions of analysis into new areas or about new approaches will benefit from chapters that introduce cutting-edge topics. To make the book accessible to undergraduate students, models have been presented only in graphical format (minimal calculus) and empirical evidence has been summarized in ways that do not require much background in statistics or econometrics. It is thereby hoped that chapters will provide both crucial information and inspiration in a non-threatening, highly readable format.

Global Issues

Author: Congressional Quarterly, inc
Publisher: C Q Press College
ISBN: 9781568026220
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Global Issues from the Author: Congressional Quarterly, inc. For those concerned and interested in international politics, this timely collection features high-quality, objective reporting of important and newsworthy issues that have global reach and scope. Sixteen issues of the award-winning CQ Researcher look at issues dealing with international political economy, international cooperation, human rights, democratization, the global environment, international security, and religion.

Handbook On The Globalization Of The World Economy

Author: Amnon Levy-Livermore
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN:
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Handbook On The Globalization Of The World Economy from the Author: Amnon Levy-Livermore. '. . . it offers expanded coverage of issues from pure international economics to certain aspects of political economy. . . . the present book is a fine work and certainly makes a valuable contribution to the growing list of books addressing globalization. Students of globalization and last but not least practitioners and politicians, as well as diplomats working in international organizations, can learn from it.' - Marjan Svetlicic, Journal of International Relations and Development This authoritative Handbook provides a thorough account and analysis of the important issues relating to the globalization of the international economy. the increasing interdependence of the world's economies has caused a breakdown in national economic boundaries and a freer access to goods, services and labour. This comprehensive book, written by experts in the field, addresses major issues associated with this international economic integration.

Economic Issues

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Publisher: C Q Press College
ISBN:
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Economic Issues from the Author: . Economic Issues is organized into four broad issue areas: International Trade, Managing the Economy, Regulation, and Markets. These articles were chosen with an eye to exposing readers to a wide range of subjects, from workforces issues such as worker exploitation and employee benefits to the future of oil production, and the impact of deregulation on the utility industry, and beyond to the new global economy with the formation of the European Monetary Union and other world trade developments.Enonomic Issues is a collection of 20 recent articles from The CQ Researcher &BAD:mdash; winner of the 1999 Sigma Delta Chi Award for distinguished service in journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists and one of the most respected sources for research in current issues. Students, interested citizens, government and business leaders and others will find in these pages reliable and complete information on a wide range of topics.These selections, in the tradition of nonpartisan reporting and analysis that is the hallmark of Congressional Quarterly, present readers with balanced accounts of issues on the economic front. CQ staff writers provide background as well as current analysis. A pro-and-con feature for each article sparks classroom discussion, while an annotated bibliography points interested readers to additional sources. Each selection also incorporates the voices of people in the thick of the policy process: people from lobbies, nonprofits, think tanks, academia and government.Economic Issues is organized into four broad issue areas: International Trade, Managing the Economy, Regulation, and Markets. These articles were chosen with an eye to exposing readers to a wide range of subjects, from workforces issues such as worker exploitation and employee benefits to the future of oil production, and the impact of deregulation on the utility industry, and beyond to the new global economy with the formation of the European Monetary Union and other world trade developments. The in-depth, objective and forward-looking reporting that characterizes these articles is designed to encourage discussion, to help readers think critically and actively about these issues and to facilitate further research.

National Security Implications Of The Possible Merger Of The China Off Shore Oil Corporation Cnooc With Unocal Corporation

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services
Publisher: Government Printing Office
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National Security Implications Of The Possible Merger Of The China Off Shore Oil Corporation Cnooc With Unocal Corporation from the Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services.