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  • Cover of Housing Economics
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    Housing Economics

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    Content Type: major works

    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2011)

    Access to adequate accommodation, at an appropriate price and location, is central to life chances and social participation. Housing is the single largest investment that many households make, and housing choices fundamentally affect the distribution of wealth, social mobility and intergenerational transfer. Recent events have demonstrated that volatility and instability in housing markets can have dramatic consequences for the wider economy and that governments have an important role to play in shaping how housing markets operate.

    Housing Economics focuses upon contemporary developments and the cutting edge of research in the field although some reference to classic studies is also made. Part I considers core topics in the microeconomics of housing markets, such as the determinants of housing demand, tenure choice and housing market search behavior. Part II looks at the mechanisms for financing housing consumption. It considers the regulation and reform of the mortgage market. The second part of the volume considers house price dynamics, in particular attempts to understand whether housing markets can experience bubbles and, if so, what happens when such bubbles deflate. Part III recognizes the many ways in which housing markets are connected with other aspects of society and the economy and illustrates these important interconnections. Part IV addresses two distinct topics. First, it considers the varying role of government in the housing market: tax and subsidy; direct provision and regulation. Second, the volume includes a selection of papers that one, seek to step back from the analysis of specific housing market phenomenon and consider the way in which housing economists approach market analysis or two, illustrate the diversity of approaches to the economic analysis of housing.

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    The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society

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    Content Type: encyclopedias

    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc. (2015)

    Economics is the nexus and engine that runs society, affecting societal well-being, raising standards of living when economies prosper or lowering citizens through class structures when economies perform poorly. Our society only has to witness the booms and busts of the past decade to see how economics profoundly affects the cores of societies around the world. From a household budget to international trade, economics ranges from the micro- to the macro-level. It relates to a breadth of social science disciplines that help describe the content of the proposed encyclopedia, which will explicitly approach economics through varied disciplinary lenses. Although there are encyclopedias of covering economics (especially classic economic theory and history), the SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society emphasizes the contemporary world, contemporary issues, and society. Features: • 4 volumes with approximately 800 signed articles ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 words each are presented in a choice of print or electronic editions • Organized A-to-Z with a thematic Reader’s Guide in the front matter groups related entries • Articles conclude with References & Future Readings to guide students to the next step on their research journeys • Cross-references between and among articles combine with a thorough Index and the Reader’s Guide to enhance search-and-browse in the electronic version • Pedagogical elements include a Chronology of Economics and Society, Resource Guide, and Glossary This academic, multi-author reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers within social science programs who seek to better understand economics through a contemporary lens.

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    Guide to U.S. Economic Policy

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    Content Type: books

    Publisher: CQ Press (2014)

    Guide to U.S. Economic Policy shows students and researchers how issues and actions are translated into public policies for resolving economic problems (like the Great Recession) or managing economic conflict (like the left-right ideological split over the role of government regulation in markets). Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the guide highlights decision-making cycles requiring the cooperation of government, business, and an informed citizenry to achieve a comprehensive approach to a successful, growth-oriented economic policy. Through 30 topical, operational, and relational essays, the book addresses the development of U.S. Economic policies from the colonial period to today; the federal agencies and public and private organizations that influence and administer economic policies; the challenges of balancing economic development with environmental and social goals; and the role of the U.S. In international organizations such as the IMF and WTO.

    Key Features: 30 essays by experts in the field investigate the fundamental economic, political, social, and process initiatives that drive policy decisions affecting the nation's economic stability and success.; Essential themes traced throughout the chapters include scarcity, wealth creation, theories of economic growth and macroeconomic management, controlling inflation and unemployment, poverty, the role of government agencies and regulations to police markets, Congress vs. the president, investment policies, economic indicators, the balance of trade, and the immediate and long-term costs associated with economic policy alternatives.; A glossary of key economic terms and events, a summary of bureaus and agencies charged with economic policy decisions, a master bibliography, and a thorough index appear at the back of the book.

    This must-have reference for students and researchers is suitable for academic, public, high school, government, and professional libraries.

  • Cover of Auto-Industrialism: DIY Capitalism and the Rise of the Auto-Industrial Society
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    Auto-Industrialism: DIY Capitalism and the Rise of the Auto-Industrial Society

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    Content Type: books

    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

    DIY check-outs, drones, self-driving cars, and e-government: all are signs of the coming auto-industrial age. Will this end in mass unemployment or will new kinds of work emerge? Will 3D print production, desktop workshops and mass customization make up for lost blue-collar jobs? What will happen to health and education in the auto-industrial age? Will machines replace teachers and doctors? What might the economic and social future dominated by self-employment and a large DIY industry look like? Peter Murphy’s lively, provocative book addresses these questions head-on.

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    Encyclopedia of Education Economics & Finance

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    Content Type: encyclopedias

    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc. (2014)

    Economics can be a lens for understanding the behavior of schools, districts, states, and nations in meeting education needs of their populaces, as well as for understanding the individual decisions made by administrators, teachers, and students. Insights from economics help decision makers at the state level understand how to raise and distribute funds for public schools in an equitable manner for both schools and taxpayers. Economics also can assist researchers in analyzing effects of school spending and teacher compensation on student outcomes. And economics can provide important insights into public debates on issues such as whether to offer vouchers for subsidizing student attendance at private schools. This two-volume encyclopedia contains over 300 entries by experts in the field that cover these issues and more. Features: • This work of 2 volumes (in both print and electronic formats) contains 300-350 signed entries by significant figures in the field. • Entries conclude with cross-references and suggestions for further readings to guide students to in-depth resources. • Although organized in A-to-Z fashion a thematic “Reader's Guide” in the front matter groups related entries by topic. • Also in the front matter a chronology provides students with historical perspective on the development of education economics and finance as a field of study • The entire work concludes with a Resources appendix and a comprehensive Index. • In the electronic version, the index, Reader's Guide, and cross references combine to provide effective search-and-browse capabilities. Key Themes: • Accountability and Education Policy • Budgeting and Accounting in Education Finance • Education Markets, Choice, and Incentives • Equity and Adequacy in School Finance • Financing of Higher Education • Key Concepts in the Economics of Education • Private and Social Returns to Human Capital Investments • Production and Costs of Schooling • Revenue and Aid for Schools • Statistical Methods in the Economics of Education • Teachers and Teacher Labor Markets

  • Cover of Do the Math!: On Growth, Greed, and Strategic Thinking
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    Do the Math!: On Growth, Greed, and Strategic Thinking

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    Content Type: books

    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc. (2013)

    How do pyramid scams work? Are reality television shows fair?

    Why are sports so uncompetitive? Who really broke the bank in 2009?

    Our world has become more complicated, and the notion of growth at any cost has led to constant economic uncertainty, a permanently stressed-out workforce, and everyday stories of government and corporate abuse. Author John K. White argues that a better knowledge of basic systems is needed to understand the world we live in, from pyramid scams to government bailouts, from sports leagues to stock markets, from the everyday to the seemingly complex.

    Do the Math! is a fresh look at the numbers of daily living, providing a thought-provoking guide to better understanding the world around us and enlightening consumers about misleading practice. Numerous creative examples and illustrative figures help to explain the realities of our ever-confusing mathematical world, and modern economic and contemporary social issues link mathematical concepts to real-world examples.

    Do The Math… Understand “The Normal Curve” and “Debt and Demographics” in 100 seconds!

    This book is easy to understand and very readable. I very much enjoyed the author's ability to use fables to explain mathematical concepts. He captures the reader's attention right from the beginning.” - Guillermo Wated, Barry University

    The author does a good job demystifying some pretty sophisticated mathematical concepts through the use of engaging and entertaining examples.” - John Bohte, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

    To be skeptical and know that there is more to the story in the numbers is very valuable, and could help make better consumers.” - Nancy Sonleitner, University of Tennessee at Martin

    Some stories are classic tales, some are current events, and others are hypothetical situations that all make the reader think and provide excellent visual matter.” - Terry F. Pettijohn II, Coastal Carolina University

    I personally love the unabashed connection to morality: what you should do versus what you can do.” - Stephen N. Kitzis, Fort Hays State University

    Better numeracy - Do-it-yourself analysis

    Social inclusiveness - Foster critical and strategic thinking

    Uncomplicated mathematical discussion

  • Cover of Macroeconomics Simplified: Understanding Keynesian and Neoclassical Macroeconomic Systems
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    Macroeconomics Simplified: Understanding Keynesian and Neoclassical Macroeconomic Systems

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    Content Type: books

    Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd (2014)

    Macroeconomics Simplified explains the intuition behind Keynesian and neoclassical macroeconomics using graphs and simple algebra.

    It provides students with a strong conceptual basis for understanding the tension between Keynesian and neoclassical systems that has once again came to the forefront since the 2007–08 financial crisis.

    The book shows how theoretical perspectives affect macroeconomic policy choices and proposes a pragmatic approach to policy that is sensitive to prevailing economic conditions. Students of economics and business alike will enjoy its concise and engaging analysis and find the applications and references to the Indian economy helpful.

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    Smartonomics: Simple, Powerful Macroeconomic Tools for Success in an Uncertain World

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    Content Type: books

    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc. (2017)

    In today's global village, every manager is a global manager. Even if your business is putatively ‘local’, with no sales abroad, you still probably face competitors in other countries. Smartonomics</strong> provides global managers with a simple, powerful set of macroeconomic tools, which have been rather opaque for non-economists until now. These tools empower managers to think independently, swim against the tide (when necessary) and, at times, enter markets when everyone else is abandoning them. This books gives managers a holistic view of the global marketplace and the systemic risks it conceals.

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    Macroeconomic Policies for Emerging and Developing Economies

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    Content Type: books

    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc. (2018)

    The global financial crisis has proved that economic realities are very different from the traditional assumptions of macroeconomics. Macroeconomic Policies for Emerging and Developing Economies provides a contemporary analytical account and discusses the current debates on the theory and practices of macroeconomic policies of developing economies emerging from the crisis. It deals with issues relating to openness, capital flows and exchange rate policies as well as macro-financial policies. It underscores two important points: the need to design a development strategy that takes into account the economic context of the countries concerned, and for well-regulated macro-financial policies that would help promote the objects of sustainable growth with price and financial stability. This engaging and unrivalled guide to macroeconomic policy goes beyond the standard macroeconomists’ tool kit of monetary, fiscal and exchange rate policies and includes topics such as development strategies and macro-financial policies.

  • Cover of Systemic Risk and Macroprudential Regulations: Global Financial Crisis and Thereafter
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    Systemic Risk and Macroprudential Regulations: Global Financial Crisis and Thereafter

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    Content Type: books

    Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt Ltd (2019)

    The Global Financial Crisis is undoubtedly the most severe financial crisis the world witnessed since the Great Depression of 1929. The crisis has been analysed by a number of experts offering distinct narratives and counter-narratives. Systemic Risk and Macroprudential Regulations examines causes and consequences of the global financial crisis and proposes a regulatory reforms policy macroprudential regulations. The book emphasizes ‘systemic risk’ as the new-found villain of the financial space and narrates how such risk can be addressed through macroprudential tools. It, thus, offers a possible solution to avoid financial crises in future and facilitates building a safer financial system globally. The book also examines major crisis management frameworks, stress testing, relevant regulatory and supervisory development, and early warning mechanism with detailed cross-country analysis.

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