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An Economist in the Real WorldThe Art of Policymaking in India

An Economist in the Real World: The Art of Policymaking in India

Kaushik Basu

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029629
eISBN:
9780262331678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029629.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

In 2009, the economist Kaushik Basu left the world of academic research for the nuts and bolts of policymaking. Appointed by the then Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, to be chief economic ... More

Emissions Trading as a Policy InstrumentEvaluation and Prospects

Emissions Trading as a Policy Instrument: Evaluation and Prospects

Marc Gronwald and Beat Hintermann (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029285
eISBN:
9780262330435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029285.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book is the result of a workshop about emission permit markets in Venice, organized by the editors in collaboration with CESifo. The individual contributions were written independently of each ... More

The Empire of ValueA New Foundation for Economics

The Empire of Value: A New Foundation for Economics

André Orléan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262026970
eISBN:
9780262323901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026970.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

With the advent of the 2007-2008 financial crisis, the economics profession itself entered into a crisis of legitimacy from which it has yet to emerge. Despite the obviousness of its failures, ... More

Empirical Model Discovery and Theory EvaluationAutomatic Selection Methods in Econometrics

Empirical Model Discovery and Theory Evaluation: Automatic Selection Methods in Econometrics

David F. Hendry and Jurgen A. Doornik

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262028356
eISBN:
9780262324410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028356.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Part I introduces the notion of empirical model discovery and the role of model selection therein, discusses criteria to evaluate the success of methods for selecting empirical models, and introduces ... More

Energy, Economic Growth, and Geopolitical FuturesEight Long-Range Scenarios

Energy, Economic Growth, and Geopolitical Futures: Eight Long-Range Scenarios

Evan Hillebrand and Stacy Closson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028899
eISBN:
9780262328722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028899.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Among the questions tackled by Evan Hillebrand and Stacy Closson in this book are the following: Will there be more wars or peace? What country or countries will dominate, and which ones will fade in ... More

Environmentalism of the Rich

Environmentalism of the Rich

Peter Dauvergne

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034951
eISBN:
9780262336222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034951.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book analyzes the power of environmentalism to advance global sustainability. On some measures progress would seem strong. Wildlife sanctuaries are multiplying. Eco-certification is ... More

The Equilibrium ManifoldPostmodern Developments in the Theory of General Economic Equilibrium

The Equilibrium Manifold: Postmodern Developments in the Theory of General Economic Equilibrium

Yves Balasko

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026543
eISBN:
9780262255370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026543.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This book argues that, contrary to what many textbooks want readers to believe, the study of the general equilibrium model did not end with the existence and welfare theorems of the 1950s. These ... More

Exchange Rate Regimes in the Modern Era

Exchange Rate Regimes in the Modern Era

Michael W. Klein and Jay C. Shambaugh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013659
eISBN:
9780262259002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013659.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The exchange rate is sometimes called the most important price in a highly globalized world. A country’s choice of its exchange rate regime, between government-managed fixed rates and ... More

Fertility and Public PolicyHow to Reverse the Trend of Declining Birth Rates

Fertility and Public Policy: How to Reverse the Trend of Declining Birth Rates

Noriyuki Takayama and Martin Werding (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014519
eISBN:
9780262295659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014519.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In 2050, world population growth is predicted to come almost to a halt. Shortly thereafter it may well start to shrink. A major reason behind this shift is the fertility decline that has taken place ... More

Financial InnovationToo Much or Too Little?

Financial Innovation: Too Much or Too Little?

Michael Haliassos (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262018296
eISBN:
9780262305495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018296.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This collective volume is about financial innovation, its history, and its potential to cause or to prevent financial crises. In assigning blame for the recent economic crisis, many have pointed to ... More

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