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            Economic Concepts and Applications: The Contemporary New Zealand Environment
               

            Economic Concepts and Applications: The Contemporary New Zealand Environment (Paperback, 5th edition)

            By Stewart, James

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            The fifth edition of Economic Concepts and Applications continues to echo the great nineteenth-century economist, Alfred Marshall, who said that economics is 'a study of mankind in the ordinary business of life'. Economics, at its core, is about making decisions: the course of st...udy chosen by a student; the job chosen by a job seeker; the goods purchased by a consumer; the crops planted by a farmer; the pricing decisions of a producer; a government's decision to raise or lower taxes - all are economic decisions and have economic consequences. Some decisions have little impact on the economy, while others can have a global impact. This text aims to help the reader apply economic concepts and models to the real world. The fifth edition of this popular textbook covers economic concepts, theories and models required by students of introductory economics courses. The author seeks to show students how economic tools can be used to understand the economic forces present in our daily lives. Global warming and globalisation are examples of contemporary issues raised for discussion. The text has a clear flow of essential economic principles and uses appendices to elaborate on more technical content.
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            ISBN 9781442555228
            Published NZ 4 Apr 2012
            Publisher Pearson Education
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Currencies After the Crash: The Uncertain Future of the Global Paper-Based Currency System

            Currencies After the Crash: The Uncertain Future of the Global Paper-Based Currency System (Hardback)

            By Eisen, Sara

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            Currency movement has become an increasingly important part of the state of todays economy and is vital in shaping both emerging economies and economic superpowers. As economies strive to recover from the worldwide financial crisis, the currency market has increasingly become the... focal point of policies designed to achieve prosperity.
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            ISBN 9780071784887
            Released NZ 2 Oct 2012
            Publisher McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series General Finance & Investing
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            The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties
             

            The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties (Paperback)

            By Collier, Paul

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            'This is a beautifully written and important book. Read it' Martin Wolf, Financial Times From world-renowned economist Paul Collier, a candid diagnosis of the failures of capitalism and a pragmatic and realistic vision for how we can repair it Deep new rifts are tearing apart the... fabric of Britain and other Western societies: thriving cities versus the provinces, the highly skilled elite versus the less educated, wealthy versus developing countries. As these divides deepen, we have lost the sense of ethical obligation to others that was crucial to the rise of post-war social democracy. So far these rifts have been answered only by the revivalist ideologies of populism and socialism, leading to the seismic upheavals of Trump, Brexit and the return of the far right in Germany. We have heard many critiques of capitalism but no one has laid out a realistic way to fix it, until now. In a passionate and polemical book, celebrated economist Paul Collier outlines brilliantly original and ethical ways of healing these rifts - economic, social and cultural - with the cool head of pragmatism, rather than the fervour of ideological revivalism. He reveals how he has personally lived across these three divides, moving from working-class Sheffield to hyper-competitive Oxford, and working between Britain and Africa, and acknowledges some of the failings of his profession. Drawing on his own solutions as well as ideas from some of the world's most distinguished social scientists, he shows us how to save capitalism from itself - and free ourselves from the intellectual baggage of the 20th century. These times are in desperate need of Paul Collier's insights. The Future of Capitalism restores common sense to our views of morality, as it also describes their critical role in what makes families, organizations, and nations work. It is the most revolutionary work of social science since Keynes. Let's hope it will also be the most influential - George Akerlof, Nobel Laureate in Economics,
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            ISBN 9780141987255
            Released NZ 20 Jul 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            Get off the Grass: Kickstarting New Zealand's Innovation Economy
              

            Get off the Grass: Kickstarting New Zealand's Innovation Economy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Callaghan, Paul; Hendy, Shaun

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            New Zealanders work harder and earn less than most other people in the developed world. Get Off the Grass is about how we can change that. In a brilliant intellectual adventure that takes us from David Ricardo and Adam Smith to economic geography and the science of complex networ...ks, Shaun Hendy and Paul Callaghan tell us to 'get off the grass!' and start exporting knowledge rather than nature. The key to increasing New Zealand's prosperity, they argue, is innovation in high-tech niches. If we are going catch up with the countries that lure our young people away, we will need to learn to innovate like a city of four million people; we will need to start taking science seriously; we will need to start seeing ourselves as people of learning, not just of the land - and we will need to put our money where our mouths are.
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            ISBN 9781869407629
            Published NZ 12 Aug 2013
            Publisher Auckland University Press
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            Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems

            Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems (Hardback)

            By Banerjee, Abhijit V.; Duflo, Esther

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            The experience of the last decade has not been kind to the image of economists- asleep at the wheel (perhaps with the foot on the gas pedal) in the run-up to the great recession, squabbling about how to get out of it, tone-deaf in discussions of the plight of Greece or the Euro a...rea; they seem to have lost the ability to provide reliable guidance on the great problems of the day. In this ambitious, provocative book Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo show how traditional western-centric thinking has failed to explain what is happening to people in a newly globalized world- in short Good Economics has been done badly. This precise but accessible book covers many of the most essential issues of our day, including why migration doesn't follow the law of supply and demand, why trade liberalization can drive unemployment up and wages down and why nobody can really explain why and when growth happens. In doing so, they seek to reclaim this essential terrain, and to offer readers an economist's view of the most pressing issues of the day, one that is candid about the complexities, the zones of ignorance, and the areas of genuine disagreement.
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            ISBN 9780241306895
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Almost Perfekt: How Sweden Works And What We Can Learn From It

            Almost Perfekt: How Sweden Works And What We Can Learn From It (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Crouch, David

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            Sweden A country which defies the laws of economic gravity. A land with high wages, strong unions, generous welfare. A dream location for business. Coming out on top for childcare, equality and quality of life. You're even less likely to die of cancer there. Perfect. Or is it? Ba...sed on more than 70 interviews with leading figures in industry and politics, Almost Perfekt is a journey through Swedish society and what sets it apart from the world today. With political chaos threatening to rip Europe in two, journalist David Crouch explores how Sweden works and what we can learn from it. How can Britain weather the Brexit storm? How will Germany deal with the rising alt-right? How should the USA be conducting itself in the era of Trump? Having lived in Sweden for five years, David Crouch has a unique perspective as an outsider looking in on one of the world's most successful yet divided countries.
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            ISBN 9781788701563
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty

            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Acemoglu, Daron; Robinson, James A.

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            'A must-read. Acemoglu and Robinson are intellectual heavyweights of the first rank . . . erudite and fascinating' Paul Collier, Guardian, on Why Nations Fail In this profoundly important follow up to their global bestseller, Acemoglu and Robinson provide a powerful new framework... for looking at countries' development through the way that the state interacts with society. This conceptualisation - in which any country can be located on a simple diagram and its future predicted - is new and based on decades of their research. The power distribution between state and society affects how peaceful societies are, what types of institutions develop, how much oppression and fear people suffer, how their economies are organized, and how rich they are. Full of entertaining stories from the past (it starts with the wife of a Nigerian ruler fleeing Abuja with 38 suitcases of cash), Balance of Power sheds light on issues from the present and has practical political ideas for the future. 'An intellectually rich book that develops an important thesis with verve' Martin Wolf, Financial Times, on Why Nations Fail
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            ISBN 9780241314319
            Released NZ 26 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence

            Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ghodsee, Kristen

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            Kristen Ghodsee's Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism explains why capitalism is uniquely bad for women.

            ISBN 9781847925602
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2018
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Wealth of Nations
             

            Wealth of Nations (Paperback, UK ed.)

            By Smith, Adam; Abridged by Spencer, Mark G.; Series edited by Griffith, Tom

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            Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations is the first book of modern political economy, and still provides the foundation for the study of that discipline. Along with important discussions of economics and political theory, it mixes plain common sense with large measures of history, philos...ophy, psychology and sociology.
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            ISBN 9781840226881
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2012
            Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd
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            Series Wordsworth Classics of World Literature
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            Money and Government: A Challenge to Mainstream Economics

            Money and Government: A Challenge to Mainstream Economics (Paperback)

            By Skidelsky, Robert

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            The dominant view in economics is that money and government should play only a minor role in economic life. Money, it is claimed, is more than a medium of exchange; and economic outcomes are best left to the 'invisible hand' of the market. Tracing the establishment of this orthod...oxy and the challenges posed to it since the Great Depression of 1929-32, Robert Skidelsky shows how - unlike then - the 2008 global financial has not led to any new policy paradigm. Once the crisis had been overcome - by Keynesian measures taken in desperation - the pre-crash orthodoxy was reinstated, undermined but unbowed. No new 'big idea' has emerged, and orthodoxy has maintained its sway, enacting punishing austerity agendas that leave us with a still-anaemic global economy. This book aims to familiarise the reader with essential elements of Keynes's 'big idea'. By showing that much of economic orthodoxy is far from being the hard science it claims to be, it aims to embolden the next generation of economists to break free from their conceptual prisons and afford money and government the starring roles in the economic drama that they deserve.
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            ISBN 9780141988610
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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