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  • Ben Bernanke’s Fed: The Federal Reserve After Greenspan REF HG2563 .H34 2008
    In this first in-depth look at Bernanke’s chairmanship of the Fed, Ethan S. Harris, Lehman Brothers’ Chief U.S. Economist, demystifies the policy choices and pronouncements of the Fed chair and explains how they influence the global economy. Harris’s accessible portrayal also helps you understand and anticipate Bernanke’s decisions and communications, putting his actions into clear context. Harris explains how Bernanke’s academic research and experience shape his choices in the extremely challenging environment he inherited from Alan Greenspan.
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  • Business Cycles and Depressions: An Encyclopedia REF HB3711 .B936 1997
    Offers 327 original articles on every major aspect of business cycles, fluctuations, financial crises, recessions, and depressions. The work of more than 200 experts, including many of the leading researchers in the field, the articles cover a broad range of subjects, including capsule biographies of leading economists born before 1920. A chronology of major business cycles in the U.S. completes the coverage.
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  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Economic Indicators REF HC59.3 .R63x 2009
    Explains all of the major factors that directly impact the financial sector – and how you can invest wisely with this information. In this Complete Idiot’s Guide, you discover how the marketplace is influenced by: The national output, including gross domestic product, durable goods orders, factory orders, and business inventories; Employment, unemployment claims, and mass layoff statistics; Consumer reports covering personal income and spending, retail sales, and outstanding credit; Housing and construction details on both existing and new home sales.
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  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics REF HB61 .C66 2008
    Collection of 168 articles that clearly discuss topics of interest and relevance to people’s daily lives. This accessible volume presents work by many of the best minds in the field of economics today, from Nobel Prize winners to financial columnists to former presidential economic advisors. Provides a spectrum of thought from a variety of schools, illuminating both how and where economists disagree and where there is convergence of opinion among the experts.
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  • Congressional Quarterly’s Desk Reference on the Economy REF HC106.82 .C37 2000
    Over 600 answers to questions that will help you understand news, trends, and issues. The book opens with a primer on basic economic concepts. A short history of the major economic events of the 20th century follows. The heart of the book is a detailed look at the major economic issues facing the U.S. today. The final section rates the ten most recent presidents (Harry Truman to Bill Clinton) on their economic performance and critiques the U.S. economy as it moves into the 21st century.
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  • A Dictionary of Econometrics REF HB139 .D358 1994
    Features entries on all the major areas in theoretical econometrics. Sorted by alphabetical order, each entry is a short essay which is designed to present the essential points of a particular concept or technique and offer a concise guide to other relevant literature.
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  • Dictionary of International Economics Terms REF HF1359 .D4956 2006
    Provides access to the terms of general economics for students and professionals in the growing world of international finance, and especially in its interaction with banking and the stock exchange. It also includes international definitions (UK, European and USA) of the everyday jargon, acronyms and newly adopted words that are now common in national and international financial dealings.
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  • Doing Business 2009: Comparing Regulation in 181 Economies REF K563 .B87 D65 v.2009
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    The sixth in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 181 economies – from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe – and over time. Regulations affecting 10 stages of the life of a business are measured: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and closing a business. The indicators are used to analyze economic outcomes and identify what reforms have worked, where and why.
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  • An Encyclopedia of Macroeconomics REF HB172.5 .E55 2002
    Within the alphabetically ordered book, the reader will find definitions of important terms and concepts which appear in the macroeconomic literature; brief biographical details of economists who have made important contribution to the research agenda in macroeconomics; cross-references to main entries. The main entries entail lengthier pieces on selected important topics and individuals associated with the development and current state of macroeconomics.
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  • The Encyclopedia of Money REF HG216 .A43 2009
    Features: 350 fully updated A-Z entries on the development, functions, and dysfunctions of money, banking, and credit systems, including 85 new to this edition; Dozens of photographs and illustrations of coinage and paper money from different times and places; A glossary of key terms such as federal reserve system, capital controls, float, credit crunch, and world bank; An index offering access to entries by several criteria, including individuals involved and countries affected.
    Helps readers understand the historical, political, and theoretical contexts of a wide range of events, policies, and regulations. While coverage reaches back to the very origins of financial transactions, the new edition focuses most intently on the last two decades, highlighting the connections between the onrush of globalization, the up-and-down stock market, the various monetary and fiscal crises of the 1990s, and financial developments and pocketbook issues making headlines today.
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  • Everyday Finance: Economics, Personal Money Management, and Entrepreneurship
    REF HB171 .E93 2008 (2 volumes)
    The purpose of this book is to introduce the field of economics, as well as its related topics personal money management and entrepreneurship, in a simple, meaningful way. It shows that economics, personal money management, and entrepreneurship are related to our ordinary everyday lives. The word finance, which has several meanings, is used to describe anything related to money and the economy. Everyday Finance was motivated by the growing awareness in the United States that economic literacy is essential for functioning in the modern world.
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  • A Guide to the World Bank REF HG3881.5 G853 2007
    The World Bank Group is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Its focus is on helping the poorest people in the poorest countries by using its financial resources, staff, and extensive experience to aid countries in reducing poverty, increasing economic growth, and improving quality of life. This book provides an accessible and straightforward overview of the World Bank Group’s history, organization, mission, and purpose.
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  • The International Year Book and Statesmen’s Who’s Who READY REF JA51 .I57 2010
    International Organisations: Profiles the structure & functions of the world’s major international & national organisations from United Nation’s agencies to economic & trade organisations; States of the World: Current & comprehensive view of the political, economic & social landscape of the world’s countries, arranged alphabetically; Biographies: Over 3,700 major international figures are profiled, from heads of state and politicians to diplomats, heads of inter-governmental organisations and heads of central banks.
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  • The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Economics REF HB61 .E55 1994
    Covers more than 300 subjects, ranging from capital markets to mergers and corporate restructuring to today’s statistical techniques and econometrics. Contains contributions by 188 of the most eminent economists, econometricians, and statisticians from the academic, business, and government sectors. Provides a definition of each subject, an explanation of the subject, its relationship to other economic concepts, its importance in economics, and opposing or critical viewpoints.
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  • Money, the Financial System, and the Economy REF HG173 .H8 2008
    Clearly and succinctly demonstrates how using economic tools to understand the workings of financial markets and institutions can help you interpret current events, predict future developments, and make better economic decisions. R. Glenn Hubbard uses this idea as an organizing principle, presenting real-world applications in a way that encourages critical thinking about financial markets, institutions, and monetary policy.
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  • NAFTA and Beyond: Alternative Perspectives in the Study of Global Trade and Development REF HA1 .A4 V.610
    The articles included were first presented at a conference held at Princeton University December 2-3, 2005, which brought together an interdisciplinary group of distinguished scholars – economists, sociologists, political scientists, and anthropologists. Their contributions weave a comprehensive perspective interrogating the stated assumptions of conventional views on the world economy, free trade, and neoliberalism. Included in this collection are wide theoretical accounts as well as focused analyses of specific countries and regions in Asia, Latin America, and Europe.
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  • The Penguin Dictionary of Economics REF HB61 .B33 2003
    General economic terms; Economic theory, including coverage of development economics, industrial organization, finance and game theory, as well as international monetary and welfare economics; Coverage of applied economics and major financial institutions; History of economics; Entries on individual economists who have made a definable contribution to contemporary economic thought.
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  • The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy REF HF1373 .P75 2009 (2 volumes)
    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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  • Survey of Social Science. Economics Series REF HB61 .S94 1991 (5 volumes)
    393 articles are drawn from areas of the economic sciences: Economic theory; Development of past theories and schools of economic theory; Specific economic systems, past and present; Events and legislation that affected the economic foundations of society; The way in which economists attempt to examine economic phenomena scientifically; Growth and development, especially as they pertain to less developed countries and regional issues.
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  • The Value of a Dollar: Colonial Era to the Civil War, 1600-1865 REF HB235 .U6 D47 2005
    Starting with the founding of America and extending through the Colonial Era to the Civil War, this volume focuses on what things cost and how much workers made. Efforts have been made to include nearly every item necessary for everyday life so students, historians and the simply curious can explore the wage and price structure of early America. Also illustrated are commodity values, investment data and income opportunities.
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  • The Value of a Dollar: Prices and Incomes in the United States, 1860-2004 REF HB235 .U6 V35 2004
    This book is about practical economy: what things have cost and how much money people have had to buy them. Records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present, along with facts about investment options and income opportunities.
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  • World Monetary Units: An Historical Dictionary, Country by Country REF HG216 .B465 2008x
    Includes information about what monetary units have been used in 203 countries and four confederations, how their names changed over the years, and how they are divided into smaller units. Each country or confederation’s entry typically covers the last 100 to 150 years. Many of the monetary units can best be understood in the context of the political history, geography, and the languages of a country, and for these reasons, each country’s history is briefly narrated.
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