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At War with the WeatherManaging Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The United States and other nations are facing large-scale risks at an accelerating rhythm. In 2005, three major hurricanes—Katrina, Rita, and Wilma—made landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast within a ... More

Guns and ButterThe Economic Causes and Consequences of Conflict

Guns and Butter: The Economic Causes and Consequences of Conflict

Gregory D. Hess (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012812
eISBN:
9780262255387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012812.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book examines the causes and consequences of war from a political economy perspective, taking as its premise that a consideration of the incentives and constraints faced by individuals and ... More

Industrial Policy for National Champions

Industrial Policy for National Champions

Oliver Falck, Christian Gollier, and Ludger Woessmann (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016018
eISBN:
9780262298650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016018.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Governments around the world are deeply divided over the proper role of industrial policy, with some politicians arguing for hands-off governance and others supporting government intervention to ... More

Migration and the Welfare StatePolitical-Economy Policy Formation

Migration and the Welfare State: Political-Economy Policy Formation

Assaf Razin, Efraim Sadka, and Benjarong Suwankiri

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016100
eISBN:
9780262298377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016100.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman once noted that free immigration cannot coexist with a welfare state. A welfare state with open borders might turn into a haven for poor immigrants, which ... More

Poverty, Inequality, and Policy in Latin America

Poverty, Inequality, and Policy in Latin America

Stephan Klasen and Felicitas Nowak-Lehmann (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113243
eISBN:
9780262255400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113243.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

High inequality in incomes and assets and persistent poverty continue to plague Latin America and remain a central economic policy challenge for Latin American policymakers. At the same time, ... More

The Regulation of International TradeGATT

The Regulation of International Trade: GATT

Petros C. Mavroidis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262029841
eISBN:
9780262333894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029841.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was created alongside other towering achievements of the post-World War II era, including the United Nations, the World Bank, and the International ... More

The Regulation of International TradeThe WTO Agreements on Trade in Goods

The Regulation of International Trade: The WTO Agreements on Trade in Goods

Petros C. Mavroidis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262029995
eISBN:
9780262333719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029995.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) has extended its institutional arsenal since the Kennedy round in the early 1960s. The current institutional design is the outcome of the Uruguay ... More

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