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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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1-10 of 133 results in Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Crises in Europe in the Transatlantic Context

    Economic and Political Appraisals

    Edited by Bruno Dallago, John McGowan

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    The adoption and management of the common currency has led the Eurozone to a critical point. This book analyzes in an interdisciplinary way the fundamental causes of distress, making sure to relate economic issues to the social and political aspects of the problem. The book explores the reasons why...

    Published January 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Measuring National Income in the Centrally Planned Economies

    Why the West Underestimated the Transition to Capitalism

    By William Jefferies

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    In 1991 "Communism" collapsed. The cold war was over and the West had won. Whole cities, Moscow, St Petersburg, Warsaw, Beijing, Budapest and Bucharest, whole countries indeed, were privatised for nothing or next to nothing. This was probably the greatest expansion of the world market in history....

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Comparing Post War Japanese and Finnish Economies and Societies

    Longitudinal perspectives

    Edited by Yasushi Tanaka, Toshiaki Tamaki, Jari Ojala, Jari Eloranta

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    This book compares two countries with striking parallels in economic and political outcomes, yet with some distinct features in terms of institutional structures, relative size, and culture. Therefore, this book forms a fruitful platform for the study of the similarities and differences in the...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Geographical Transformation of China

    Edited by Michael Dunford, Liu Weidong

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    The aim of this book is to examine the transformation of the geography of China in the years since the start of China's policy of reform and opening-up in 1978, as seen through the eyes of Chinese geographers. Throughout that period, Chinese geographers have studied these environmental, economic,...

    Published November 4th 2014 by Routledge