BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS “BIS REVIEW NO. 106”: “SOUTH-SOUTH” COOPERATION

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BIS Review

Bank for International Settlements

BIS Review No 106 available

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Mon 8/16/10

Please find BIS Review No 106 attached as an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file. Alternatively, you can access this BIS Review on the Bank for International Settlements’ website by clicking on http://www.bis.org/review/index.htm.

What’s included?

BIS Review No 106 (16 August 2010)

Nils Bernstein: Statistical challenges due to the economic and financial crisis

Brian Wynter: Economic issues and short-term trends for Jamaica

Ernesto Gouveia Gove: Reinforcement of “South–South” cooperation

Loi M Bakani: Launching of the Ekonomic Society of Papua New Guinea

Subir Gokarn: Managing inflation in the post-crisis environment

Miyako Suda: The current situation of and outlook for Japan’s economy and the conduct of monetary policy

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BIS Review

Bank for International Settlements

BIS Review No 106 available

http://www.bis.org/review/index.htm

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“SPREADING THE AMERICAN DREAM”: EMILY ROSENBERG BOOK

August 17, 2010 at 11:56 am | Posted in Books, Economics, Financial, Globalization, History, Research, USA, World-system | Leave a comment

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Spreading the American Dream:

American Economic & Cultural Expansion

1890-1945

by Emily Rosenberg

Product Details:

· Pub. Date: February 1982

· Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

· Series: American Century Series

· ISBN-13: 9780809001460

· ISBN: 0809001462

Synopsis

In examining the economic and cultural trends that expressed America’s expansionist impulse during the first half of the twentieth century, Emily S. Rosenberg shows how U.S. foreign relations evolved from a largely private system to an increasingly public one and how, soon, the American dream became global.

Editorial Reviews

Review

“This stimulating essay combines intellectual, economic, and diplomatic history [and] provides fresh insights into the way governmental power was used to shape the American domestic marketplace, and how that visible hand was again used overseas.” — Walter LaFeber, Cornell University

Product Description

In examining the economic and cultural trends that expressed America’s expansionist impulse during the first half of the twentieth century, Emily S. Rosenberg shows how U.S. foreign relations evolved from a largely private system to an increasingly public one and how, soon, the American dream became global. Bibliography, index.

Product Details:

· Paperback: 264 pages

· Publisher: Hill and Wang

· February 1 1982

· Language: English

· ISBN-10: 0809001462

· ISBN-13: 978-0809001460

Spreading the American Dream:

American Economic & Cultural Expansion 1890-1945

by Emily Rosenberg

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“SOLD AMERICAN: CONSUMPTION AND CITIZENSHIP 1890-1945”: CHARLES MCGOVERN BOOK

August 17, 2010 at 11:08 am | Posted in Books, Economics, Financial, History, Research, USA | Leave a comment

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Sold American: Consumption and Citizenship, 1890-1945

by Charles F. McGovern

Product Details:

· Pub. Date: October 2006

· Publisher: University of North Carolina Press The

· Format: Library Binding 552pp

· ISBN-13: 9780807830338

· ISBN: 080783033X

Synopsis

At the turn of the twentieth century, an emerging consumer culture in the United States promoted constant spending to meet material needs and develop social identity and self-cultivation.

McGovern examines the key players active in shaping this cultural evolution: advertisers and consumer advocates.

The result, says McGovern, was a redefinition of the citizen as consumer. The articulation of an “American Way of Life” in the Depression and World War II ratified consumer abundance as the basis of a distinct American culture and history.

Biography
Charles F. McGovern is associate professor of American studies and history at the College of William and Mary and a former curator at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. He is coeditor of Getting and Spending: European and American Consumer Societies in the Twentieth Century.

Editorial Reviews

Review

“Masterful. . . . Powerfully argued and deeply researched.”
Journal of Contemporary History

“Thoroughly researched, deeply grounded in archival collections, iconography, and secondary literature, and wonderfully illustrated with telling advertising imagery.”
Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

“McGovern’s long awaited book rewards our patience as scholars with its exemplary study of how we lost our patience as a polity of consumers.”
American Historical Review

“A finely wrought, lavishly illustrated volume. . . . Highly recommended.”
CHOICE

“The latest addition to the important new literature on the political economy of consumer capitalism. . . . Represents a sturdy contribution to our thinking about what is arguably the most important question in contemporary American history.”
Indiana Magazine of History

“Provides a welcome addition to the canon of works on mass and consumer culture. . . . A meticulous analysis into the participation of two groups of people that have been instrumental in shaping the relationships between consumers. . . . Promises to provide fertile ground for discussion.”
Winterthur Portfolio

“Particularly valuable in that McGovern argues persuasively.”
American Journalism

“This is a wonderful book, brilliantly researched and elegantly written.

George Lipsitz, University of California, Santa Barbara

“A fascinating intellectual journey. . . . a compelling story of American citizenship.

Jean-Christophe Agnew, Yale University

Product Description

At the turn of the twentieth century, an emerging consumer culture in the United States promoted constant spending to meet material needs and develop social identity and self-cultivation. In Sold American, Charles F. McGovern examines the key players active in shaping this cultural evolution: advertisers and consumer advocates. McGovern argues that even though these two professional groups invented radically different models for proper spending, both groups propagated mass consumption as a specifically American social practice and an important element of nationality and citizenship.

Sold American: Consumption and Citizenship, 1890-1945

by Charles F. McGovern

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“CHINA’S GREAT ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION”: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS BOOK

August 17, 2010 at 1:36 am | Posted in Books, China, Development, Economics, Financial, Globalization, History, Research, World-system | Leave a comment

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China‘s Great Economic Transformation

Editorial Reviews

Review

“This impressive collection of twenty chapters provides a comprehensive, penetrating, and timely analysis of China‘s remarkable economic transformation in the past three decades, one of the most significant economic events with global importance. All of the chapters are written by some of today’s most active experts on China‘s economy, and many chapters jointly with the distinguished experts in the specific area of the discipline. The authors do not analyze China‘s case in isolation but place it in the general context of economic development and transition and the experiences of other economies; and they do not simply amass the numbers but interpret the data in light of economic theories. It is a valuable book for those who want to gain an in-depth knowledge about China‘s economic achievements, shortcomings, and challenges.” – Yingyi Qian, University of California, Berkeley

China‘s Great Economic Transformation of the last thirty years is one of the most important economic events in history. The volume edited by Brandt and Rawski, with contributions from an impressive array of world class China scholars and economists, is by far the most comprehensive attempt to date at understanding this phenomenon. This volume will be for many years to come the top reference to understand China‘s growing role in the world economy.” – Gerard Roland, Berkeley University

“This book collects masterful surveys of all important aspects of the Chinese economy by some of the leading experts in the field. The sheer comprehensiveness is impressive. It is highly useful to both people who need a quick introduction to the subject and to other China researchers.” – Shang-Jin Wei, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University

“A valuable reference for collections supporting development economics and China studies. Recommended.” – Choice

“There is an old Chinese saying that ‘A book holds a house of gold.’ This volume edited by two eminent scholars on China is an impressive achievement and certainly yields a treasure trove of detailed information and thoughtful analysis of the Chinese economy…. What makes this volume stand out from the crowd is the sheer wealth of material that is brought to bear on different aspects of the growth process and their implications for economic welfare and sustainability of that growth…. This volume is indeed destined to become part of the essential collection of reference and source materials for scholars as well as students of the Chinese economy.” – Eswar Prasad, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution

Product Description

This landmark study provides an integrated analysis of China‘s unexpected economic boom of the past three decades. The authors combine deep China expertise with broad disciplinary knowledge to explain China‘s remarkable combination of high-speed growth and deeply flawed institutions. Their work exposes the mechanisms underpinning the origin and expansion of China‘s great boom. Penetrating studies track the rise of Chinese capabilities in manufacturing and in research and development. The authors probe both achievements and weaknesses across many sectors, including China‘s fiscal, legal, and financial institutions. The book shows how an intricate minuet combining China‘s political system with sectoral development, globalization, resource transfers across geographic and economic space, and partial system reform delivered an astonishing and unprecedented growth spurt.

The volume chronicles many shortcomings, but concludes that China‘s economic expansion is likely to continue during the coming decades.

Product Details:

· Paperback: 928 pages

· Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1 edition

· April 14 2008

· Language: English

· ISBN-10: 0521712904

· ISBN-13: 978-0521712903

Edited by Loren Brandt

University of Toronto

Thomas G. Rawski

University of Pittsburgh

View list of contributors…

Hardback

(ISBN-13: 9780521885577)

• A detailed account of China‘s huge economic boom • Combines the expertise of China specialists and economic generalists • Draws on deep knowledge of China, whilst focusing on broad issues of development

Contents

1. China‘s great economic transformation Loren Brandt and Thomas G. Rawski; 2. China and development economics Alan Heston and Terry Sicular; 3. China in light of the performance of Central and East European economies Jan Svejnar; 4. A political economy of China‘s economic transition Barry Naughton; 5. The demographic factor in China‘s transition Wang Feng and Andrew Mason; 6. The Chinese labor market in the reform era Fang Cai, Albert Park and Yaohui Zhao; 7. Education in the reform era Emily Hannum, Jere Behrman, Meiyan Wang and Jihong Liu; 8. Environmental resources and economic growth James Roumasset, Hua Wang and Kimberly Burnett; 9. Science and technology in China Albert G. Z. Hu and Gary H. Jefferson; 10. The political economy of private sector development in China Stephan Haggard and Yasheng Huang; 11. The role of law in China‘s economic development Donald Clarke, Peter Murrell and Susan Whiting; 12. China‘s fiscal system: a work in progress Christine P. W. Wong and Richard M. Bird; 13. Agriculture in China‘s development: past disappointments, recent successes and future challenges Jikun Huang, Keijiro Otsuka and Scott Rozelle; 14. China’s financial system: past, present, and future Franklin Allen, Jun Qian and Meijun Qian; 15. China’s industrial development Loren Brandt, Thomas G. Rawski and John Sutton; 16. China‘s embrace of globalization Lee Branstetter and Nicholas Lardy; 17. Growth and structural transformation in China Loren Brandt, Chang-tai Hsieh and Xiaodong Zhu; 18. Income inequality during China‘s economic transition Dwayne Benjamin, Loren Brandt, John Giles and Sangui Wang; 19. Spatial dimensions of Chinese economic development Kam Wing Chan, Vernon Henderson and Kai Yuen Tsui; 20. Forecasting China‘s economic growth over the next two decades Dwight H. Perkins and Thomas G. Rawski.

Reviews

China‘s Great Economic Transformation is a superb collection of generally up-to-date analyses of many aspects of China‘s economic development over the 30 years of reform. … I will end … by reiterating my unequivocal recommendation of this important, wide-ranging contribution to our knowledge of China’s economic, social and political changes …’

The China Quarterly

Contributors

Loren Brandt, Thomas G. Rawski, Alan Heston, Terry Sicular, Jan Svejnar, Barry Naughton, Wang Feng, Andrew Mason, Fang Cai, Albert Park, Yaohui Zhao, Emily Hannum, Jere Behrman, Meiyan Wang, Jihong Liu, James Roumasset, Hua Wang, Kimberly Burnett, Albert G. Z. Hu, Gary H. Jefferson, Stephan Haggard, Yasheng Huang, Donald Clarke, Peter Murrell, Susan Whiting, Christine P. W. Wong, Richard M. Bird, Jikun Huang, Keijiro Otsuka, Scott Rozelle, Franklin Allen, Jun Qian, Meijun Qian, John Sutton, Lee Branstetter, Nicholas Lardy, Chang-tai Hsieh, Xiaodong Zhu, Dwayne Benjamin, John Giles, Sangui Wang, Kam Wing Chan, Vernon Henderson, Kai Yuen Tsui, Dwight H. Perkins

Cambridge University Press

China‘s Great Economic Transformation

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