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Failure by Design
The Story behind America's Broken Economy
Josh Bivens
Explaining the causes and impact on working Americans of the most catastrophic economic policy failure since the 1920s.

Power and the Governance of Global Trade
From the GATT to the WTO
Soo Yeon Kim
In Power and the Governance of Global Trade, Soo Yeon Kim analyzes the design, evolution, and economic impact of the global trade regime, focusing on the power politics that have shaped its distributive impact on global trade.

Asia's Flying Geese
How Regionalization Shapes Japan
Walter F. Hatch
In Asia's Flying Geese, Walter F. Hatch tackles the puzzle of Japan's paradoxically slow change during the economic crisis it faced in the 1990s. Why didn't the purportedly unstoppable pressures of globalization force a rapid and radical shift in...

Protection for Exporters
Power and Discrimination in Transatlantic Trade Relations, 1930–2010
Andreas Dür
Dür provides a novel explanation for the rise of global free trade that stresses the role of societal interests in shaping trade politics. He argues that exporters lobby more in reaction to losses of foreign market access than in pursuit of opportunities.

Tax Havens
How Globalization Really Works
Ronen Palan, Richard Murphy, Christian Chavagneux
This book provide an up-to-date evaluation of the role and function of tax havens in the global financial system—their history, inner workings, impact, extent, and enforcement. They make clear that tax havens have a major impact on the global economy.

Globalizing in Hard Times
The Politics of Banking-Sector Opening in the Emerging World
Leonardo Martinez-Diaz
In Globalizing in Hard Times, Leonardo Martinez-Diaz examines the sudden and substantial increase in cross-border ownership of commercial banks in countries where bank ownership had long been restricted by local rules. Many parties—the World Bank and...

From Predators to Icons
Exposing the Myth of the Business Hero
Michel Villette, Catherine Vuillermot
In the popular imagination, the business media, and the schools of business and management that train new generations of entrepreneurs and executives, achieving extraordinary success in business is attributed to far-sighted individuals who have taken...

The International Origins of the Federal Reserve System
J. Lawrence Broz
The argument in this book is of very great interest for understanding current battles over financial institutions around the world. And it is of great interest to students of institutional creation and design more broadly."—Political Science Quarterly

Subprime Nation
American Power, Global Capital, and the Housing Bubble
Herman Schwartz
In his exceedingly timely and innovative look at the ramifications of the collapse of the U.S. housing market, chwartz makes the case that worldwide, U.S. growth and power over the last twenty years has depended in large part on domestic housing markets.

The Future of the Dollar
For half a century, the United States has garnered substantial political and economic benefits as a result of the dollar's de facto role as a global currency. In recent years, however, the dollar's preponderant position in world markets has come under...

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