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Critical Concepts in Economics

With a rich backlist of popular Economics titles on current areas of research, the Critical Concepts in Economics series spans a wide range of titles, with titles including China and Globalization, The Great Depression and Feminist Economics. Upcoming titles to look out for include Islamic Economics and Human Capital.

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1-10 of 18 results in Critical Concepts in Economics
  1. Information Economics

    Edited by David Sappington, Michael R. Baye

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    How does information affect economic relations? What of the strategic issues surrounding the use of information: the make-buy-or-copy decision; the working and failure of markets; and the important role of outguessing each other in a macroeconomic context? Now, to help advanced students and...

    Published June 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Economics of Labor

    Edited by George J. Borjas

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    The branch of economics concerned with the allocation of resources in the labor market addresses some of the most difficult issues facing governments and policy-makers at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The range of dizzying questions it seeks to answer include: what is the impact of...

    Published June 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Human Capital

    Edited by Pedro Teixeira

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    In recent decades, human capital has become one of the most popular and influential research programmes in the academy. Its influence is not limited to economics, but has proved to be significant to many other social sciences; indeed, it has infused social and political debates about education and...

    Published March 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. e-Commerce Economics

    Edited by David VanHoose

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    The economic principles that underpin commercial transactions via electronic networks, and the many associated economic issues and controversies that e-commerce generates, are dizzying in their complexity. Now, to help advanced students and researchers make sense of an explosion of scholarship,...

    Published December 1st 2013 by Routledge

  5. Islamic Economics

    Edited by Shafiq Alvi, Amer al-Roubaie

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    The editors of this new collection write: Western economists define economics as the branch of knowledge or science which investigates how scarce resources are best allocated into competing claims upon them. These claims are socially and culturally determined. Islamic economics and its principles...

    Published July 14th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Rise of Econometrics

    Edited by Duo Qin

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    In the memorable words of Ragnar Frisch, econometrics is ‘a unification of the theoretical–quantitative and the empirical–quantitative approach to economic problems’. Beginning to take shape in the 1930s and 1940s, econometrics is now recognized as a vital subdiscipline supported by a vast—and...

    Published January 9th 2013 by Routledge

  7. China and Globalization

    Edited by Linda Yueh

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    How China continues its integration with the global economy is one of today’s crucial questions, both for China’s own growth prospects and for the rest of the world contending with the still numerous developmental challenges of the world’s second-largest economy. In the first thirty years after it...

    Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Transport Economics

    Edited by David A. Hensher

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    An effective transport infrastructure—and its associated services—are widely regarded as key components of an efficient, equitable, and sustainable society. But the link between transport provision (especially car ownership) and growing global levels of, for example, social exclusion, congestion,...

    Published October 25th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Urban and Regional Economics

    Edited by Philip McCann

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    Urban and regional economics encompasses both the economics of geography and spatial economics to focus on the growth, behaviour, and economic performance of cities and regions. Over the last two decades, urban and regional economics has grown dramatically—both as a taught subject and as an active...

    Published September 7th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Economic Reform in Modern China

    Edited by Wei Zhang

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    It is more than three decades since China initiated its economic reform and open-door policies. During that period, China has successfully transformed itself from an inefficient centrally-planned economy to a fast-growing market-orientated economy. To the rest of the world, China has emerged from...

    Published May 26th 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Panel Data Econometrics
    Edited by Badi Baltagi
    To Be Published October 21st 2014
  2. The Economics of Natural Resources
    Edited by Barry Field, Gardner Brown
    To Be Published December 3rd 2014
  3. Time Series Econometrics
    Edited by Terence Mills
    To Be Published March 24th 2015
  4. China's Macroeconomic Policy
    Edited by Linda Yueh
    To Be Published March 24th 2015
  5. International Trade
    Edited by Bharat Hazari, Yin Wong Cheung
    To Be Published May 14th 2015

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