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1 Author, No DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENTAL REPORT: CM. 6824
Stationery Office Books 2006 0101682425 / 9780101682428 Softcover Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Details the work and expenditure of the Department for International Development (DFID) during the period April 2005 to March 2006, working as part of the international effort to tackle world poverty and promote the sustainable development of low-income countries. This report is structured around the DFID Public Service Agreement (PSA). 
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GETTING IT RIGHT: MARKETS AND CHOICES IN A FREE SOCIETY, Barro, Robert J.
2 Barro, Robert J. GETTING IT RIGHT: MARKETS AND CHOICES IN A FREE SOCIETY
The MIT Press 1996 026202408X / 9780262024082 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Since 1991, Robert Barro has been a contributor to the "Wall Street Journal" and other popular financial media. "Getting it Right" brings together, updates and expands upon these writings that show Barro's agility in applying economic understanding to a wide array of social issues. Barro, a "conservative who takes no prisoners", and a self described libertarian, believes that most governments have gone much too far in their spending, taxation and regulation. The dominant theme in these wide-ranging essays is the importance of institutions that ensure property rights and free markets. The discussion deals especially with the appropriate range of government: which areas represent useful public policy and which are unnecessary interference. The first section of the book considers these questions in the context of the determinants of long-run economic growth. In addition to basic economics, Barro assesses related political topics, such as the role of public institutions, the optimal size of countries, and the consequences of default on foreign debt. The second section deals with the proper role and form of monetary policy. Barro argues that government should provide markets with a stable nominal framework and then stay out of the way to best allow for price stability. Writings in the third section cover fiscal and other macroeconomic policies. Topics include the distorting influences of taxation, especially taxes in capital income; infrastructure investment and other government spendi. 
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3 Blight, Dave INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS
Pitman 1984 0273020439 / 9780273020431 Paperback Near Fine 

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FINANCIAL RECKONING DAY: SURVIVING THE SOFT DEPRESSION OF THE 21ST CENTURY, Bonner, William
4 Bonner, William FINANCIAL RECKONING DAY: SURVIVING THE SOFT DEPRESSION OF THE 21ST CENTURY
Wiley 2003 0471449733 / 9780471449737 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
"History shows that people who save and invest grow and prosper, and the ot hers deteriorate and collapse. As Financial Reckoning Day demonstrates, artificially low interest rates an d rapid credit creation policies set by Alan Greenspan and the Federal Rese rve caused the bubble in U.S. stocks of the late '90s. . . . Now, policies being pursued at the Fed are making the bubble worse. They are changing it from a stock market bubble to a consumption and housing bubble. And when those bubbles burst, it's going to be worse than the stock market bubble . . . No one, of course, wants to hear it. They want the quick fix. They want to buy the stock and watch it go up twenty-five percent because that's what ha ppened last year, and that's what they say on TV." -Jim Rogers, author of the bestseller Adventure Capitalist from the Foreword to Financial Reckoning Day Advanced praise from bestselling authors "An investment book that will not only enlarge your investment horizon, but also make you laugh and thoroughly entertain you for a few hours." -Dr. Marc Faber, author of the bestseller Tomorrow's Gold "Financial Reckoning Day is . . . in the category of scintillating sex or g ood vision, something to be savored and enjoyed-before it is too late." -James Dale Davidson, author of the bestseller The Great Reckoning and The Sovereign Individual "A powerful and insightful vision . . . each paragraph stimulates a new rus h of thoughts that fills in gaping holes in the investor's understanding of what has happened to their dreams . . . while prepping them to confront an y new confusion that may arrive." -Martin D. Weiss, author of the bestsel. 
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WIKINOMICS, book
5 book WIKINOMICS
Penguin USA 2008 159184231X / 9781591842316 Paperback Very Good 

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CHINA'S CENTURY: THE AWAKENING OF THE NEXT ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE, Brahm, Laurence J.
6 Brahm, Laurence J. CHINA'S CENTURY: THE AWAKENING OF THE NEXT ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE
Wiley 2001 0471479012 / 9780471479017 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A crisp clean first edition, no markings throughout, not an ex-lib edition. 
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MANAGING INDONESIA, Bresnan, John
7 Bresnan, John MANAGING INDONESIA
Columbia University Press 1993 0231079915 / 9780231079914 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout, not an ex-lib. Drawing on interviews with prominent members of the Indonesian elite, this study examines the major figures, economic developments and political conflicts that have shaped modern Indonesia following a failed coup in 1965 which left thousands dead and the Indonesian economy bankrupt. 
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8 Case, Karl E. PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
Prentice Hall 1995 0134409183 / 9780134409184 Paperback Very Good 
Written by two highly respected economists and educators, the book uses the "Stories, Graphs, and Equations" approach to make economic concepts ac cessible and relevant to readers with various learning styles. It is known for its unified and logical structure, lively writing style, and clear expl anations. Chapter topics include the scope and method of economics; the eco nomic problem: scarcity and choice; demand, supply, and market equilibrium; household behavior and consumer choice; short- and long-run costs and outp ut decisions; input demand; general equilibrium and the efficiency of perfe ct competition; monopoly and antitrust policy; monopolistic competition and oligopoly; income distribution and poverty; international trade, comparati ve advantage, and protectionism; and economic growth in developing and tran sitional economies. For individuals who want to better understand the funda mentals of microeconomics. 
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CHINA AND THE WTO: CHANGING CHINA, CHANGING WORLD TRADE, Clifford, Mark L.
9 Clifford, Mark L. CHINA AND THE WTO: CHANGING CHINA, CHANGING WORLD TRADE
Wiley 2002 0470820616 / 9780470820612 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A crisp clean first edition, no markings throughout, not an ex-lib edition: The next Director-General of the WTO explores the earthquake that will occur as China enters the WTO and the political, economic, and social implications for this giant country and the world economy. 
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10 Dahrendorf, Ralf ON BRITAIN
British Broadcasting Corp 1982 0563200723 / 9780563200727 Paperback Good 
Includes bibliographical references. 
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GLOBAL SHIFT: TRANSFORMING THE WORLD ECONOMY, Dicken, Peter
11 Dicken, Peter GLOBAL SHIFT: TRANSFORMING THE WORLD ECONOMY
Paul Chapman Publishing 1998 1853963674 / 9781853963674 Paperback Very Good 
This book must be regarded as both an interesting and very useful contribut ion to the study of the world economy' - "Asia Pacific Journal of Economics and Business " Packed with facts and charts from case-study industry sectors, this book sh ows that globalization is not a bulldozer sweeping all before it' - "Commun ity Affairs Briefing " This is no mere update of the second edition, but involves a significant re think of the nature of globalization and the processes impelling it, as wel l as new case studies..." "Global Shift is written in a very accessible sty le and is to be highly recommended' -" Environment and Planning A "This is a highly impressive book.... It is more than just a very good undergraduate text. It is an important contribution to economic geography in its own right. It is a remarkable work of synthesis, drawing together a wide range of materials to present a coherent and lucid explanation of the process of "global shift," which is "a shorthand term to encompass the whole set of internationalization and globalization processes"'" - Progress in Human Geography. 
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THE GROWTH ILLUSION: HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS ENRICHED THE FEW, IMPOVERISHED THE MANY AND ENDANGERED THE PLANET, Douthwaite, Richard
12 Douthwaite, Richard THE GROWTH ILLUSION: HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS ENRICHED THE FEW, IMPOVERISHED THE MANY AND ENDANGERED THE PLANET
Green Books 1990 1870098765 / 9781870098762 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The idea that growth is beneficial underlies the economic strategies of all major political parties, but the reality of recent years is that the negative effects of growth have far outweighed any positive ones. In Ireland growth has been the root cause of unemployment; in Britain it has led to an eightfold increase in crime, the breakdown of family life and a deterioration in general levels of health and education; in the USA real incomes have fallen; in India people have been driven from the land into urban slums; and the natural world suffers increasing threat and inexorable erosion. The Growth Illusion exposes the real nature of undirected economic growth, and refutes Adam Smith's belief in the 'invisible hand' ensuring that self-interest would serve the common good. Rather than strive for constant expansion to stave off collapse, nations must learn to build stable economies. This new edition updates the text with an analysis of recent developments in the UK?and elsewhere. 
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THE ECONOMIST POCKET WORLD IN FIGURES 2016, Economist, The
13 Economist, The THE ECONOMIST POCKET WORLD IN FIGURES 2016
Economist Books 2017 1781254478 / 9781781254479 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The 25th annual edition of this perennial favourite has been completely upd ated, revised and expanded with many new features, including a section expl oring the huge global changes since its inception in 1991. Full of facts an d figures about the world today - on subjects as diverse as geography, popu lation and demographics, business, finance and the economy, transport, tour ism and the environment, society, culture and crime - it is a mine of fasci nating data that will both inform and entertain. Where else would you discover in a single volume that: *A Big Mac in Israel will cost you twice as much as one in South Africa. *Qatar has the most obese adult population in the world. *Rwanda, Bolivia and Cuba have the highest proportions of women in parliame nt. *The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, is more than twic e the height of the Empire State Building in New York. *The US space budget is more than six times that of its nearest rival, Chin a. With rankings on more than 200 topics, data on more than 190 countries, det ailed profiles of more than sixty-five of the world's major economies and s pecial profiles on the Eurozone and the world, Pocket World in Figures is a lways eagerly awaited by its many thousands of fans. No-one who wants to be well-informed can afford to be without this new edition. 
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RIVALS: HOW THE POWER STRUGGLE BETWEEN CHINA INDIA AND JAPAN WILL SHAPE, Emmott, Bill
14 Emmott, Bill RIVALS: HOW THE POWER STRUGGLE BETWEEN CHINA INDIA AND JAPAN WILL SHAPE
Penguin UK 2009 0141031409 / 9780141031408 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The world is changing, as political and economic power shift further towards Asia. In this penetrating book Bill Emmott shows the ways in which our future will be dominated not by one, but by three Asian giants - China, India and a newly resurgent Japan. How will competition between the emergent great powers in the East affect the West? What will the potential benefits, tensions and danger zones be? Emmott, former editor of the Economist, is one of the world's most authoritative international commentators. In Rivals he has written the essential book for understanding how this new power game will shape the twenty-first century. 
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15 FRANK, ROBERT H. THE ECONOMIC NATURALIST: WHY ECONOMICS EXPLAINS ALMOST EVERYTHING
Virgin Books 2008 0753513382 / 9780753513385 Paperback Good 
This book helps you discover the secrets behind hundreds of everyday enigma s. Why is there a light in your fridge but not in your freezer? Why do 24-h our shops bother having locks on their doors? Why did Kamikaze pilots wear helmets? The answer is simple: economics. Economics doesn't just happen in classrooms or international banks. It is everywhere and influences everythi ng we do and see, from the cinema screen to the streets. It can even explai n some of life's most intriguing enigmas. For years, economist Robert Frank has been encouraging his students to use economics to explain the strange situations they encounter in everyday life, from peculiar product design to the vagaries of sex appeal. Now he shares the most intriguing - and bizarr e - questions and the economic principles that answer them to reveal why ma ny of the most puzzling parts of everyday life actually make perfect. 
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THE WORLD IS FLAT: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, Friedman, Thomas L.
16 Friedman, Thomas L. THE WORLD IS FLAT: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005 0374292884 / 9780374292881 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
When scholars write the history of the world twenty years from now, and the y come to the chapter "Y2K to March 2004," what will they say was the most crucial development? The attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11 and the Iraq war? Or the convergence of technology and events that allowed India, C hina, and so many other countries to become part of the global supply chain for services and manufacturing, creating an explosion of wealth in the mid dle classes of the world's two biggest nations, giving them a huge new stak e in the success of globalization? And with this "flattening" of the globe, which requires us to run faster in order to stay in place, has the world g otten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems t o adjust in a stable manner? In this brilliant new book, the award-winning New York Times columnist Thom as Friedman demystifies the brave new world for readers, allowing them to m ake sense of the often bewildering global scene unfolding before their eyes . With his inimitable ability to translate complex foreign policy and econo mic issues, Friedman explains how the flattening of the world happened at t he dawn of the twenty-first century; what it means to countries, companies, communities, and individuals; and how governments and societies can, and m ust, adapt. The World Is Flat is the timely and essential update on globali zation, its successes and discontents, powerfully illuminated by one of our most respected journalists. This updated and expanded edition features more than a hundred pages of fresh reporting and commentary, drawn from Friedman's travels around the world and across t. 
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THE GOOD SOCIETY : THE HUMANE AGENDA, Galbraith, John Kenneth
17 Galbraith, John Kenneth THE GOOD SOCIETY : THE HUMANE AGENDA
Mariner Books 1997 0395859980 / 9780395859988 Paperback Very Good+ 
In this carefully reasoned manifesto, eminent economist Galbraith outlines his vision of the good society. To prevent recurrent stagnation and unemplo yment, he advises active intervention by the state. Arguing that the federa l deficit is being used by conservatives as a pretext to attack social prog rams, he recommends a progressive income tax that eliminates tax concession s for the affluent, as well as ending government subsidies for business ("c orporate welfare") and stopping the vast payments to the armaments industry . His version of the good society also encompasses a strong environmental m ovement, a more open immigration policy and a sturdier safety net for the p oor and disadvantaged. Though there are few surprises here, those who agree with the pragmatically liberal Galbraith that both socialism and complete surrender to market forces are irrelevant as guides to public action will f ind his primer a useful springboard for planning the future. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the. 
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THE MOTLEY FOOL'S MONEY AFTER 40: BUILDING WEALTH FOR A BETTER LIFE, Gardner, Tom
18 Gardner, Tom THE MOTLEY FOOL'S MONEY AFTER 40: BUILDING WEALTH FOR A BETTER LIFE
Touchstone 2006 0743284828 / 9780743284820 Paperback Very Good+ 
Co-founders of The Motley Fool financial education company, the Gardner bro thers have built an empire out of their ability to make matters of personal finance so simple that any "fool" can learn to sort through them with a se nse of confidence. Four of their last 10 books have been bestsellers; their latest offers comprehensive advice on the issues faced by the over-40 set, shared in their typically irreverent, blunt and highly informative way. Fr om their clear explanation of why saving for retirement is more important t han saving for a child's college education to their instructions on how to assess financial advisors based on their fee structures, the Gardners arm r eaders with sufficient background and direction-not to mention prodding-to realistically improve their balance sheet regardless of how much or how lit tle they have already saved. And true to their hands-on philosophy, the aut hors have designed their volume to be "a to-do book, not a how-to book": it overflows with Action Plans and references to additional sources (includin g their own Fool.com website). In their attempt to address every possible f inancial aspect of a reader's future, the Gardners even cover one of the mo st important and most overlooked aspects of retirement planning-the "why" b ehind the whole retirement concept. In doing so, they drive home the point that attaining the "good life" in retirement requires more than just a soli d savings plan: it requires a plan for what one will be living for as well. Only a wise fool could have put the matter so frankly. 
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19 George, Susan A FATE WORSE THAN DEBT (PELICAN S.)
Penguin Books Ltd 1988 014022789X / 9780140227895 Paperback Very Good 
A radical new analysis of the Third World debt crisis. Includes bibliographical references and index. 
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GLOBAL CORPORATIONS AND NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS, Graham, Edward M.
20 Graham, Edward M. GLOBAL CORPORATIONS AND NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS
Institute for International 1996 0881321117 / 9780881321111 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout, not an ex-lib. 
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