The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy. (Two volume set)

The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy. (Two volume set)

by Kenneth A. Reinert
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Features:

  • More than 300 alphabetically arranged articles on topics in international trade, finance, production, and economic development
  • International team of contributors
  • Annotated list of further reading with each article
  • Topical list of entries
  • Full index and cross-references

Entry categories and sample topics:

  • Concepts and principles: globalization, anti-globalization, fair trade, foreign direct investment, international migration, economic development, multinational enterprises
  • Models and theory: Heckscher-Ohlin model, internalization theory, New Trade Theory, North-South trade, Triffin dilemma
  • Institutions and agreements: European Union, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization, World Bank, Doha Round, international investment agreements
  • Policies and instruments: dollar standard, international aid, sanctions, tariffs
  • Analysis and tools: exchange rate forecasting, effective protection, monetary policy rules
  • Sectors and special issues: child labor, corporate governance, the digital divide, health and globalization, illegal drugs trade, petroleum, steel

Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual
This two volume set will be a welcome addition in university libraries.
— Shannon Graff Hysell
Reference Reviews
What comes across loud and clear with this work is the clarity and intelligibility of the discussion and analysis. . . . For its size, the work offers a great deal, not least of all the sense of having an intelligent conversation with experts who really know but have the gift of not condescending.
— Stuart Hannabuss
Choice - C. Le Beau
This authoritative encyclopedia makes a timely debut. . . . Its 300 topics are chosen for their value in communicating an 'understanding of economic forces.' The work spans general to specialized topics, and it does this well. . . . [T]his readable set is worth the investment for any academic or large public library.
American Reference Books Annual - Shannon Graff Hysell
This two volume set will be a welcome addition in university libraries.
Reference Reviews - Stuart Hannabuss
What comes across loud and clear with this work is the clarity and intelligibility of the discussion and analysis. . . . For its size, the work offers a great deal, not least of all the sense of having an intelligent conversation with experts who really know but have the gift of not condescending.
From the Publisher
"This authoritative encyclopedia makes a timely debut. . . . Its 300 topics are chosen for their value in communicating an 'understanding of economic forces.' The work spans general to specialized topics, and it does this well. . . . [T]his readable set is worth the investment for any academic or large public library."—C. Le Beau, Choice

"The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy beautifully integrates the ideas, theories, institutions, policies, and analyses of the modern global economy. It provides expert essays on four major areas of economic globalization: international trade, international finance, international production, and international economic development. The essays are written in language that bridges the gap between general treatments found in popular publications and the complex analyses found in specialist publications, such as academic journals and monographs. . . . This is a wonderful work for the serious study of the global economy."Reference & User Services Quarterly

"This two volume set will be a welcome addition in university libraries."—Shannon Graff Hysell, American Reference Books Annual

"What comes across loud and clear with this work is the clarity and intelligibility of the discussion and analysis. . . . For its size, the work offers a great deal, not least of all the sense of having an intelligent conversation with experts who really know but have the gift of not condescending."—Stuart Hannabuss, Reference Reviews

Choice
This authoritative encyclopedia makes a timely debut. . . . Its 300 topics are chosen for their value in communicating an 'understanding of economic forces.' The work spans general to specialized topics, and it does this well. . . . [T]his readable set is worth the investment for any academic or large public library.
— C. Le Beau
Reference & User Services Quarterly
The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy beautifully integrates the ideas, theories, institutions, policies, and analyses of the modern global economy. It provides expert essays on four major areas of economic globalization: international trade, international finance, international production, and international economic development. The essays are written in language that bridges the gap between general treatments found in popular publications and the complex analyses found in specialist publications, such as academic journals and monographs. . . . This is a wonderful work for the serious study of the global economy.
Library Journal

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.
—Donald Altschiller

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691128122
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
12/22/2008
Pages:
1328
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.50(h) x 3.20(d)

What People are saying about this

Andrew Walter
An excellent idea. This is the kind of book that many students of international political economy, who often feel uncomfortable with the more technical aspects of the subject, will want to consult.
Andrew Walter, London School of Economics and Political Science
Douglas Irwin
The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy has a good scope—not too much to be overwhelming but broad enough to cover important topics.
Douglas Irwin, Dartmouth College

Meet the Author


Kenneth A. Reinert is professor of public policy at George Mason University, where he directs the International Commerce and Policy Program. He is the author of "Windows on the World Economy" and the coauthor of "Globalization for Development". Ramkishen S. Rajan is associate professor of public policy at George Mason University and the author of "Economic Globalization and Asia". Amy Jocelyn Glass is associate professor of economics at Texas A&M University. Lewis S. Davis is assistant professor of economics at Union College.

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