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Acts of God and ManRuminations on Risk and Insurance

Acts of God and Man: Ruminations on Risk and Insurance

Michael Powers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153676
eISBN:
9780231527057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153676.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book examines traditional insurance risks such as earthquakes, storms, terrorist attacks, and other disasters. It begins with a discussion of how the risk of such “acts of God and men” impact on ... More

Creating a Learning SocietyA New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress

Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress

Joseph Stiglitz and Bruce Greenwald

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152143
eISBN:
9780231525541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152143.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book assesses how learning helps countries grow, develop, and become more productive. It looks at what government can do to promote learning and casts light on the significance of learning for ... More

Development Cooperation in Times of Crisis

Development Cooperation in Times of Crisis

José Antonio Ocampo and José Antonio Alonso (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159661
eISBN:
9780231504393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159661.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book revisits the causes of the 2008 global economic collapse, re-evaluating the international response to the crisis and suggesting more effective approaches to development cooperation. It ... More

The Economists' VoiceTop Economists Take On Today's Problems

The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems

Joseph Stiglitz, Aaron Edlin, and J. Bradford DeLong (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143653
eISBN:
9780231527866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book offers innovative policy ideas and insightful commentary on the United States' pressing economic issues, such as global warming, the global economy, government spending, Social Security, ... More

The Economists' Voice 2.0The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More

The Economists' Voice 2.0: The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More

Joseph Stiglitz and Aaron Edlin (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160155
eISBN:
9780231504324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160155.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The Economists’ Voice: Top Economists Take On Today’s Problems featured a core collection of accessible, timely essays on the challenges facing today’s global markets and financial institutions. This ... More

From Financial Crisis to Global Recovery

From Financial Crisis to Global Recovery

Padma Desai

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157865
eISBN:
9780231527743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157865.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book is about the complexities of economic policy and financial reform. Merging a compelling narrative with scholarly research, it begins with a systematic breakdown of the factors leading to ... More

Governing Access to Essential Resources

Governing Access to Essential Resources

Katharina Pistor and Olivier De Schutter (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172783
eISBN:
9780231540766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172783.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Essential resources do more than satisfy people’s needs. They ensure a dignified existence. Since the competition for essential resources, particularly fresh water and arable land, is increasing and ... More

Green CapitalA New Perspective on Growth

Green Capital: A New Perspective on Growth

Christian de Perthuis and Pierre-André Jouvet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171403
eISBN:
9780231540360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171403.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Many believe economic growth is incompatible with ecological preservation. Green Capital challenges this argument by shifting our focus away from the scarcity of raw materials and toward the ... More

The Greening of AsiaThe Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency

The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency

Mark Clifford

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166089
eISBN:
9780231539203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166089.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book provides a behind-the-scenes look at what companies in China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand are doing to build businesses that will ... More

How Finance Is Shaping the Economies of China, Japan, and Korea

How Finance Is Shaping the Economies of China, Japan, and Korea

Hugh Patrick and Yung Chul Park (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165266
eISBN:
9780231536462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165266.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This volume connects the evolving modern financial systems of China, Japan, and Korea to the development and growth of their economies through the first decade of the twenty-first century. It also ... More

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