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Innovation Bureaucracies Let's Make the State Entrepreneurial
ISBN: HB: 9780300227277, Yale University Press, January 2020
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
The public sector's role in innovation is explored in cogent detail in an important study that reveals the complexities, benefits, and pitfalls of the innovative state in action. The authors, all noted experts in the field, examine the different appr...
Corporate Peace How Global Business Shapes a Hostile World
ISBN: HB: 9781787381278, Hurst Publishers, January 2020
320 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! Ours is an era of big companies, multinational brands and global business power, but also of seemingly unending conflict. Corporate Peace examines how corporations respond to the life-and-death business of war and peace. What h...
How We Cooperate A Theory of Kantian Optimization
ISBN: PB: 9780300233339, Yale University Press, June 2019
248 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 4 black&white illus.
Game theory assumes that people are self-interested and works from this premise to explain competitive behavior. People don't just compete, however; they also cooperate. John Roemer argues that attempts by orthodox game theorists to account for coope...
VC An American History
ISBN: HB: 9780674988002, Harvard University Press, June 2019
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 33 illus., 2 tables
"VC" tells the riveting story of how the industry arose from the United States' long-running orientation toward entrepreneurship. Venture capital has been driven from the start by the pull of outsized returns through a skewed distribution of payoffs...
Assembling the Dinosaur Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the Making of a Spectacle
ISBN: HB: 9780674737587, Harvard University Press, June 2019
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 45 photos
Although dinosaur fossils were first found in England, a series of dramatic discoveries during the late 1800s turned North America into a world center for vertebrate paleontology. At the same time, the United States emerged as the world's largest ind...
Capital in the Nineteenth Century
ISBN: HB: 9780226633114, NBER - National Bureau of Economic Research, June 2019
336 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 13 line drawings, 132 tables
When we think about history, we often think about people, events, ideas, and revolutions, but what about the numbers? What do the data tell us about what was, what is, and how things changed over time? Economist Robert E. Gallman (1926-1998) gathered...
Russia's Crony Capitalism The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy
ISBN: HB: 9780300243093, Yale University Press, May 2019
336 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 17 black&white illus.
This insightful study explores how the economic system Vladimir Putin has developed in Russia works to consolidate control over the country. By appointing his close associates as heads of state enterprises and by giving control of the FSB and the jud...
Economics of Artificial Intelligence An Agenda
ISBN: HB: 9780226613338, NBER - National Bureau of Economic Research, May 2019
648 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 74 line drawings, 21 tables
Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) highlight the potential of this technology to affect productivity, growth, inequality, market power, innovation, and employment. This volume seeks to set the agenda for economic research on the impact of AI. I...
Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 33
ISBN: HB: 9780226645865, NBER - National Bureau of Economic Research, May 2019
250 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
This volume presents five new studies on taxation and government transfer programs. Alexander Blocker, Laurence Kotlikoff, Stephen Ross, and Sergio Villar Vallenas show how asset pricing can be used to value implicit fiscal debts, which are currently...
Antitrust Paradigm Restoring a Competitive Economy
ISBN: HB: 9780674975781, Harvard University Press, May 2019
368 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
The U.S. economy is growing less competitive. Large businesses increasingly profit by taking advantage of their customers and suppliers. These firms can also use sophisticated pricing algorithms and customer data to secure substantial and persistent...