The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy. (Two Volume Set)
Kenneth A. Reinert, Ramkishen S. Rajan, Amy Joycelyn Glass, Lewis S. Davis
Princeton University Press, 2009 - Business & Economics - 1246 pages
Increasing economic globalization has made understanding the world economy more important than ever. From trade agreements to offshore outsourcing to foreign aid, this two-volume encyclopedia explains the key elements of the world economy and provides a first step to further research for students and scholars in public policy, international studies, business, and the broader social sciences, as well as for economic policy professionals.
Written by an international team of contributors, this comprehensive reference includes more than 300 up-to-date entries covering a wide range of topics in international trade, finance, production, and economic development. These topics include concepts and principles, models and theory, institutions and agreements, policies and instruments, analysis and tools, and sectors and special issues. Each entry includes cross-references and a list of sources for further reading and research. Complete with an index and a table of contents that groups entries by topic, The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy is an essential resource for anyone who needs to better understand the global economy.
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Arranged alphabetically by topic, this two-volume encyclopedia tackles international trade, finance, production, and development. Written by academic scholars and professional economists, it contains more than 300 entries on issues ranging from general topics (e.g., financial services, globalization) to more specialized ones (e.g., Balassa-Samuelson effect) and includes helpful bibliographic citations. While some general economic encyclopedias have been published in recent years-e.g., New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics-this work provides mostly specialized coverage of the world economy. BOTTOM LINE The sophisticated and technical nature of the entries indicate that this work is mostly geared toward economists, faculty, and graduate students in doctoral programs. Recommended only for large academic libraries with sizable economic collections. [Not available online.]-Donald Altschiller, Boston Univ. Libs.