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Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

In an increasingly interdependent world, many of the most important issues are driven by economic forces. This series applies newly developed economic techniques to some of the most pressing contemporary problems. The aim of the series is to demonstrate the relevance of modern economic theory to the modern world economy, and to provide key reading for researchers and policy-makers.

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  1. Decentralization and Infrastructure in the Global Economy

    From Gaps to Solutions

    Edited by Jonas Frank, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    The subnational dimension of infrastructure has emerged as one of the greatest challenges in contemporary public finance policy and management. Ensuring the efficient provision of infrastructure represents a challenge for all countries irrespective of their level of centralization or...

    Published July 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Poverty, Inequality and Growth in Developing Countries

    Theoretical and empirical approaches

    Edited by Atsushi Maki

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    There are many problems regarding poverty, inequality and growth in developing countries in Asia and Africa. Policy makers at the national level and at international institutions such as the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund and others have implemented various policies in...

    Published June 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Emerging Knowledge Economies in Asia

    Current Trends in ASEAN-5

    Edited by Dessy Irawati, Roel Rutten

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    The book aims to identify key issues and developments in ASEAN-5 that illustrate the transition of this region towards a knowledge-based economy. The book contributes to understanding the opportunities and challenges faced by emerging economies. It explains the transition...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Freight Transport and the Modern Economy

    By Michel Savy, June Burnham

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    Freight Transport and the Modern Economy adapts a well-known textbook by Michel Savy, revising, extending and updating it for British, European and international readers. It deals not only with the technical aspects of transport, logistics and supply chain management, but also the interactions...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Banking on Equality

    Women, work and employment in the banking sector in India

    By Supriti Bezbaruah

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    It may well be surprising to say that the world should look to India as a model of gender equality. India’s banking sector proves the exception, with several women reaching the highest positions in India’s top banks, including the country’s largest bank. Based on interviews and surveys of bank...

    Published March 25th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Irish Economic Development

    High-performing EU State or Serial Under-achiever?

    By Eoin O'Leary

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    This book offers a discerning narrative on the spectacular rise and fall of the so-called Celtic Tiger economy. It depicts Ireland as a micro-state with a unique reliance on foreign-assisted businesses, driven in part by a favourable taxation regime. It shows that rent-seeking by trades unions and...

    Published March 11th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Globalization, Outsourcing and Labour Development in ASEAN

    By Shandre Thangavelu, Aekapol Chongvilaivan

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    Due to technical advances in production and communication technology, outsourcing – contracting out production of intermediate materials and services – has affected the economic growth of the ASEAN region. This new book fills an important gap in the literature looking at the impact outsourcing has...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Role of Informal Economies in the Post-Soviet World

    The End of Transition?

    By Colin C. Williams, John Round, Peter Rodgers

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    Based on extensive ethnographic and quantitative research, conducted in Ukraine and Russia between 2004 and 2012, this book’s central argument is that for many people the informal economy, such as cash in hand work, subsistence production and the use of social networks, is of great importance...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The International Monetary System, Energy and Sustainable Development

    Edited by Sung Jin Kang, Yung Chul Park

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    Korea was the first non-G7 member and Asian country to host the recent G20 Summit, acting as a bridge between advanced and developing nations. At the G20 Seoul Summit, green growth as well as development and a global financial safety net were on the agenda. Against this backdrop, the aim of this...

    Published February 17th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Capitalism and the World Economy

    The Light and Shadow of Globalization

    Edited by Toshiaki Hirai

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    Globalization is a phenomenon which has attracted much attention in the past, but there are still many questions that remain unanswered. This book categorizes globalization into three types: Financial Globalization, the collapse of the Cold War order and the ensuing convergence toward the...

    Published February 11th 2015 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Global Commercial Aviation Industry
    Edited by Sören Eriksson, Harm-Jan Steenhuis
    To Be Published July 8th 2015
  2. Chinese Entrepreneurship: An Austrian economics perspective
    By Tony Fu-Lai Yu, Diana S. Kwan
    To Be Published August 5th 2015
  3. International Trade, Competitive Advantage and Developing Economies: Changing Trade Patterns since the Emergence of the WTO
    By Caf Dowlah
    To Be Published August 7th 2015
  4. Aging and Economic Growth in the Pacific Region
    Edited by Akira Kohsaka
    To Be Published August 14th 2015
  5. Crises of Global Economies and the Future of Capitalism: Reviving Marxian Crisis Theory
    Edited by Kiichiro Yagi, Nobuharu Yokokawa, Hagiwara Shinjiro, Gary Dymski
    To Be Published August 14th 2015
  6. The Financial History of the Bank for International Settlements
    By Kazuhiko Yago
    To Be Published August 14th 2015
  7. Corruption, Economic Growth and Globalization
    Edited by Aurora A.C. Teixeira, Carlos Pimenta, António Maia, José António Moreira
    To Be Published August 31st 2015
  8. Low-carbon, Sustainable Future in East Asia: Improving energy systems, taxation and policy cooperation
    Edited by Soo-Cheol Lee, Hector Pollitt, Seung-Joon Park
    To Be Published August 31st 2015
  9. Moving Out of Poverty: An inquiry into the inclusive growth in Asia
    By Jonna P. Estudillo, Keijiro Otsuka
    To Be Published September 16th 2015
  10. The Local Impact of Globalization in South and Southeast Asia: Offshore business processes in services industries
    Edited by Bart Lambregts, Niels Beerepoot, Robert Kloosterman
    To Be Published September 21st 2015

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