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Birth of a MarketThe U.S. Treasury Securities Market from the Great War to the Great Depression

Birth of a Market: The U.S. Treasury Securities Market from the Great War to the Great Depression

Kenneth D. Garbade

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016377
eISBN:
9780262298674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016377.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The market for U.S. Treasury securities is a marvel of modern finance. In 2009 the Treasury auctioned $8.2 trillion of new securities, ranging from four-day bills to thirty-year bonds, in 283 ... More

Bond Markets in Latin AmericaOn the Verge of a Big Bang?

Bond Markets in Latin America: On the Verge of a Big Bang?

Eduardo Borensztein, Kevin Cowan, Barry Eichengreen, and Ugo Panizza (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026321
eISBN:
9780262269025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026321.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Developing local bond markets is high on the policy agenda of Latin America. Bond markets are an essential component of a well-functioning financial market. Facilitating the efforts of public and ... More

Chips and ChangeHow Crisis Reshapes the Semiconductor Industry

Chips and Change: How Crisis Reshapes the Semiconductor Industry

Clair Brown and Greg Linden

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013468
eISBN:
9780262258654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013468.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

For decades the semiconductor industry has been a driver of global economic growth and social change. Semiconductors, particularly the microchips essential to most electronic devices, have ... More

Competitive StrategyOptions and Games

Competitive Strategy: Options and Games

Benoît Chevalier-Roignant and Lenos Trigeorgis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015998
eISBN:
9780262298711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015998.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Corporate managers who face both strategic uncertainty and market uncertainty confront a classic trade-off between commitment and flexibility. They can stake a claim by making a large capital ... More

The Continuing Evolution of Europe

The Continuing Evolution of Europe

Thiess Buettner and Wolfgang Ochel (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017015
eISBN:
9780262301466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017015.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The European Union began with efforts in the Cold War era to foster economic integration among a few Western European countries. Today’s EU constitutes an upper tier of government that affects almost ... More

Currency Boards in Retrospect and Prospect

Currency Boards in Retrospect and Prospect

Holger C. Wolf, Atish R. Ghosh, Helge Berger, and Anne-Marie Gulde

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232654
eISBN:
9780262286411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232654.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Currency boards, more so than other exchange rate regimes, have come in and out of fashion. Defined by a fixed exchange rate with full convertibility, central bank liabilities backed with foreign ... More

Deposit Insurance around the WorldIssues of Design and Implementation

Deposit Insurance around the World: Issues of Design and Implementation

Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Edward J. Kane, and Luc Laeven (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042543
eISBN:
9780262271462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042543.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Explicit deposit insurance (DI) is widely held to be a crucial element of modern financial safety nets. For this reason, establishing a DI system is frequently recommended by outside experts to ... More

The Development and Testing of Heckscher-Ohlin Trade ModelsA Review

The Development and Testing of Heckscher-Ohlin Trade Models: A Review

Robert E. Baldwin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026567
eISBN:
9780262267656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026567.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

No names are more closely associated with modern trade theory than Eli Heckscher and Bertil Ohlin. The basic Heckscher–Ohlin proposition, according to which a country exports factors in abundant ... More

Dimensions of Competitiveness

Dimensions of Competitiveness

Paul De Grauwe (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013963
eISBN:
9780262289320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013963.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Competitiveness among nations is often approached as if it were a sports competition: Some countries win medals, others lose out. This view of countries fighting it out in the economic arena is ... More

Econometrics in a Formal Science of EconomicsTheory and the Measurement of Economic Relations

Econometrics in a Formal Science of Economics: Theory and the Measurement of Economic Relations

Bernt P. Stigum

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028585
eISBN:
9780262323109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028585.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Econometrics is a study of good and bad ways to measure economic relations. This book discusses the role economic theory ought to play in such measurements. The role theory should play, depends on ... More

Economic Prosperity RecapturedThe Finnish Path from Crisis to Rapid Growth

Economic Prosperity Recaptured: The Finnish Path from Crisis to Rapid Growth

Seppo Honkapohja, Erkki A. Koskela, Willi Leibfritz, and Roope Uusitalo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012690
eISBN:
9780262255394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012690.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Many countries have experienced major economic changes since the mid-1980s as a result of the deregulation and liberalization of national financial systems—two key aspects of globalization—with some ... 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

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

Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Enterprise

Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Enterprise

Steven Brakman and Harry Garretsen (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026451
eISBN:
9780262269124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026451.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The multinational firm and its main vehicle, foreign direct investment, are key forces in economic globalization. Their importance to the world economy can be seen in the fact that since 1990, ... More

Fundamental Tax ReformIssues, Choices, and Implications

Fundamental Tax Reform: Issues, Choices, and Implications

John W. Diamond and George R. Zodrow (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042475
eISBN:
9780262271707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042475.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Reform of the federal income tax system has become a perennial item on the domestic policy agenda of the United States, although there is considerable uncertainty over specifics. Indeed the recent ... More

Game Theory and the HumanitiesBridging Two Worlds

Game Theory and the Humanities: Bridging Two Worlds

Steven J. Brams

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015226
eISBN:
9780262295932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015226.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Game theory models are ubiquitous in economics, common in political science, and increasingly used in psychology and sociology; in evolutionary biology, they offer compelling explanations for ... More

The Guidance of an Enterprise Economy

The Guidance of an Enterprise Economy

Martin Shubik and Eric Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034630
eISBN:
9780262337540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034630.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This book is devoted to the study of the guidance, control and coordination problems of an enterprise economy. Our basic approach requires an understanding of the roles of money and financial ... More

HappinessA Revolution in Economics

Happiness: A Revolution in Economics

Bruno S. Frey

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062770
eISBN:
9780262273213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062770.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Revolutionary developments in economics are rare. The conservative bias of the field and its enshrined knowledge make it difficult to introduce new ideas not in line with received theory. Happiness ... More

Heredity, Family, and InequalityA Critique of Social Sciences

Heredity, Family, and Inequality: A Critique of Social Sciences

Michael Beenstock

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016926
eISBN:
9780262301381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016926.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Empirical literature in disciplines ranging from behavioral genetics to economics shows that in virtually every aspect of life, the outcomes of children are correlated to a greater or lesser extent ... More

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