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Advances in Monetary Policy Design

In response to the recent financial crisis, many countries have initiated monetary stimulus packages. Maintaining proper measures of monetary aggregates is of particular importance for such economic policies. However, many central banks worldwide use the simple-sum monetary indexes, which ignore the liquidity characteristics of fin...

Applied Social Sciences

This book, Applied Social Sciences: Economics and Politics, is a collection of quantitative and qualitative studies carried out in the field of economic and political sciences useful in the social sphere. Theoretical essays and empiric research attempt to explain some difficult economic and political phenomena such as need scale an...

Customer Relationship Management using Business Intelligence

This is an important text for all students and practitioners of Business Intelligence (BI) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). It provides a comprehensive resource for understanding and implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and BI solutions within the organisational context. It provides an in-depth coverage of all...

Sub-national Fiscal Sustainability in a Globalised Setting

This collection of papers addresses the issues of fiscal federalism, centre-state relations, fiscal decentralization, unconventional methods of resource mobilization for filling the huge gap in infrastructure financing and strategies for achieving fiscal sustainability at the national and sub-national level in the globalized set...

The Economies of the Balkan and Eastern Europe Countries in the Changed World

The rapid changes in the economic and political climate of the Balkan and the Black Sea countries demand continuous adjustments in the mixture of the implemented economic policy in the area. Under this framework, there is a special interest to investigate the impact of the global economic reality in these economies, the importance ...

Zambia Social Science Journal Vol. 3, No. 1 (April 2012)

This journal has been discontinued. Any issues are available to purchase separately....

The Rightful Way of Banking

It has taken over five centuries for banking to evolve to its present state, and the concept of “interest” is undoubtedly the life-blood of the whole financial system. Interest was religiously prohibitive for centuries in several faiths, such as Buddhism and Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity and, Islam, and was also strongly opposed ...

The Trajectory of India’s Middle Class

The Indian middle class has grown rapidly over recent years, and constitutes a significant proportion of the global workforce, as well as a substantial market for consumer goods, given India’s status as one of the most populous countries in the world. However, the growth of India’s middle class is not merely an economic phenomenon....

Travelling Europe

Currently the borders that delineate both physical and ideological spaces are constantly shifting within and around Europe. Given this, in 2014 the Graduate Centre for Europe (GCfE) decided to dedicate their annual conference to the theme of travel and tourism in Europe. This collection consists of the papers accepted for presentat...

Evolutionary Games and Poverty Traps

This book explores how persistent states of underdevelopment can arise in strategic environments in which players are imitative rather than fully rational. Standard growth theory teaches that poverty traps are stable, low-level balanced growth paths to which economies gravitate due to adverse initial conditions or poor equilibrium ...

Constraints and Driving Forces in Economic Systems

What do the diametrically opposite tendencies in the height of the North Korean and South Korean population over the past sixty years, the paternalism in the current pension systems, and the Greek crisis have in common? Readers should not promptly reply “nothing”, as Constraints and Driving Forces in Economic Systems shows. The con...

Luigi Einaudi, the Father of the 'Fathers of Europe'

Luigi Einaudi produced an extensive series of writings dedicated to European federation spanning from 1897 to 1959. In these works, he designs the policies and the institutions of European federation, anticipating the future developments of the European integration process. Several of his proposals are now embedded in the various t...
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