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Ajide Kazeem Energy consumption, environmental contaminants, and economic growth: The G8 experience Ajide Kazeem Energy consumption, environmental contaminants, and economic growth: The G8 experience Новинка

Ajide Kazeem Energy consumption, environmental contaminants, and economic growth: The G8 experience

Environmental pollution has increasingly become an issue of global concern because of climate change and consciousness for environmental sustainability. To this end, this paper investigates the relationship between energy consumption, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and economic growth of the G8 countries over the period of 56 years spanning 1960 through 2015 using both the Fully Modified and Dynamic OLS estimation techniques. The empirical investigation establishes the critical roles played by energy consumption and CO2 emissions on economic growth but in substantially opposite directions. While that of the former positively enhances economic growth, on the one hand, the latter negatively deters it. In addition, a long-run relationship is equally established but with the varied direction of causality. Finally, the study offers significant policy implications directed at using energy resource efficiently as well as curtailing environmental contaminants.
The United States in the Changing Global Economy: Policy Implications and Issues The United States in the Changing Global Economy: Policy Implications and Issues Новинка

The United States in the Changing Global Economy: Policy Implications and Issues

Accelerating globalization of world markets and increasing interdependence of the economies of the world has made policy-making very complex, especially in the United States. One of the most debated subjects in recent years has been whether the U.S. is capable of simultaneously dealing with serious domestic challenges and economic challenges from the rest of the world. It is becoming more important for the generalist in economics, political science, business, and other areas to understand the issues confronting the American economy in relation to rapid global economic change.
National Bureau of Economic Research Output, Employment, and Productivity in the United States after 1800 National Bureau of Economic Research Output, Employment, and Productivity in the United States after 1800 Новинка

National Bureau of Economic Research Output, Employment, and Productivity in the United States after 1800

1. Consumption, investment, and employment Gross national product in the United States, 1834-1909 /​ Robert E. GallmanPrice deflators for final product estimates /​ Dorothy S. BradyLabor force and employment, 1800-1960 /​ Stanley Lebergott2. Output of final products New England textile industry, 1825-60: trends and fluctuations /​ Lance E. Davis and H. Louis Stettler, IIIBuilding in Ohio between 1837 and 1914 /​ Manuel Gottlieb3. Minerals and fuels Development of the major metal mining industries in the United States from 1839 to 1909 /​ Orris C. HerfindahlAmerican petroleum industry /​ Harold F. WilliamsonSome aspects of development in the coal mining industry, 1839-1918 /​ Vera F. Eliasberg4. Power and machines Growth and diffusion of power in manufacturing, 1838-1919 /​ Allen H. FenichelChanging production of metalworking machinery, 1860-1920 /​ Ross M. RobertsonMachine tool output, 1861-1910 /​ Duncan McDougall5. Sources of productivity change Productivity growth in grain production in the United States, 1840-60 and 1900-10 /​ William N. Parker and Judith L.V. KleinProductivity and technological change in the railroad sector, 1840-1910 /​ Albert Fishlow.
Katia Perini Urban Sustainability and River Restoration. Green and Blue Infrastructure Katia Perini Urban Sustainability and River Restoration. Green and Blue Infrastructure Новинка

Katia Perini Urban Sustainability and River Restoration. Green and Blue Infrastructure

Urban Sustainability and River Restoration: Green and Blue Infrastructure considers the integration of green and blue infrastructure in cities as a strategy useful for acting on causes and effects of environmental and ecological issues. River restoration projects are unique opportunities for sustainable development and smart growth of communities, providing multiple environmental, economic, and social benefits.This book analyzes initiatives and actions carried out and developed to improve environmental conditions in cities and better understand the environmental impact of (and in) dense urban areas in the United States and in Europe.
Marin Katusa The Colder War. How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from America's Grasp Marin Katusa The Colder War. How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from America's Grasp Новинка

Marin Katusa The Colder War. How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from America's Grasp

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How the massive power shift in Russia threatens the political dominance of the United States There is a new cold war underway, driven by a massive geopolitical power shift to Russia that went almost unnoticed across the globe. In The Colder War: How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from America's Grasp, energy expert Marin Katusa takes a look at the ways the western world is losing control of the energy market, and what can be done about it. Russia is in the midst of a rapid economic and geopolitical renaissance under the rule of Vladimir Putin, a tenacious KGB officer turned modern-day tsar. Understanding his rise to power provides the keys to understanding the shift in the energy trade from Saudi Arabia to Russia. This powerful new position threatens to unravel the political dominance of the United States once and for all. Discover how political coups, hostile takeovers, and assassinations have brought Russia to the center of the world's energy market Follow Putin's rise to power and how it has led to an upsetting of the global balance of trade Learn how Russia toppled a generation of robber barons and positioned itself as the most powerful force in the energy market Study Putin's long-range plans and their potential impact on the United States and the U.S. dollar If Putin's plans are successful, not only will Russia be able to starve other countries of power, but the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) will replace the G7 in wealth and clout. The Colder War takes a hard look at what is to come in a new global energy market that is certain to cause unprecedented impact on the U.S. dollar and the American way of life.
Stephen Moore An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States. How Taxes, Energy, and Worker Freedom Change Everything Stephen Moore An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States. How Taxes, Energy, and Worker Freedom Change Everything Новинка

Stephen Moore An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States. How Taxes, Energy, and Worker Freedom Change Everything

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A passionate, detailed, quantified argument for state-level tax reform An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States explains why eliminating or lowering tax burdens at the state level leads to economic growth and wealth creation. A passionate argument for tax reform, the book shows that even states with small populations can benefit enormously with the right policies. The authors’ detailed exposition evaluates the impact state and local government policies have on a state’s relative performance and economic growth overall, backed up with economic data and analysis. Facts don’t lie. But they do point clearly to the failure of so-called progressive tax schemes designed more to curry favor with selected constituencies than to create an economic system that leads to individual wealth as the reward for hard work and entrepreneurial risk taking. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States is a detailed and critical look at income taxation across the nation, and drills down into an analysis of the economic growth or malaise that results from tax policy. Arguing eloquently that a state cannot tax itself into prosperity, just as the impoverished cannot spend themselves into wealth, the authors point out what many inherently know but often fear to say out loud. The book provides detailed quantitative analysis, and discusses the policy variables that can have enormous effects on the financial well-being of states and individual residents, such as: Personal and corporate income tax rates Total tax burden as a percentage of personal income Estate and inheritance taxes Right-to-work laws An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States shows everyone how to evaluate state-level fiscal and economic policies to become more competitive.
United States. Temporary National Economic Committee Investigation of concentration of economic power. Final report and recommendations of the Temporary National Economic Committee United States. Temporary National Economic Committee Investigation of concentration of economic power. Final report and recommendations of the Temporary National Economic Committee Новинка

United States. Temporary National Economic Committee Investigation of concentration of economic power. Final report and recommendations of the Temporary National Economic Committee

Эта книга — репринт оригинального издания (издательство "Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off.", 1941 год), созданный на основе электронной копии высокого разрешения, которую очистили и обработали вручную, сохранив структуру и орфографию оригинального издания. Редкие, забытые и малоизвестные книги, изданные с петровских времен до наших дней, вновь доступны в виде печатных книг.Investigation of concentration of economic power: final report and recommendations of the Temporary National Economic Committee transmitted to the Congress of the United States pursuant to Public resolution no. 113 (Seventy-fifth Congress) authorizing and directing a select committee to make a full and complete study and investigation with respect to the concentration of economic power in, and financial control over, production and distribution of goods and services.
Sanford Moskowitz L. The Advanced Materials Revolution. Technology and Economic Growth in the Age of Globalization Sanford Moskowitz L. The Advanced Materials Revolution. Technology and Economic Growth in the Age of Globalization Новинка

Sanford Moskowitz L. The Advanced Materials Revolution. Technology and Economic Growth in the Age of Globalization

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A comprehensive treatment of the economic and global impacts of the advanced materials industry This book represents the first comprehensive investigation of the emerging international advanced materials industry and its profound impact on the world's industrialized and newly emerging economies. It examines the ways in which science, technology, business, and markets have converged to produce one of the most dynamic industries in recent years—one that is increasingly controlling global technological progress as a whole. From the unique vantage point of this crucial industry, this book illuminates the major differences in how the world's two economic superpowers—the United States and the European Union—perceive and carry forward the technology creation process and what these differences mean for achieving national and regional competitive advantage in the twenty-first century. It draws upon a rich body of source materials spanning from 1970 through 2007 as well as actual in-depth interviews and internal corporate and governmental documentation. The book is organized thematically, with each section highlighting critical perspectives on the rise of the international advanced materials industry and its impact on the relative competitiveness of the United States and the European Union. It concludes with a discussion of how what we have learned about advanced materials in the West tells us of the future competitive power of an emerging Asia. The Advanced Materials Revolution is essential reading for researchers, executives, and managers working in the advanced materials and related technological fields, as well as professionals and scholars in the academic, investment, consulting, and government communities. It also serves as a valuable case study textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in business, management, entrepreneurship, technology studies, chemical and materials engineering, economics, economic history, and regional and economic development.
John Wasik F. The Audacity of Help. Obama's Stimulus Plan and the Remaking of America John Wasik F. The Audacity of Help. Obama's Stimulus Plan and the Remaking of America Новинка

John Wasik F. The Audacity of Help. Obama's Stimulus Plan and the Remaking of America

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The United States confronts its greatest economic crisis since the 1930s. President Obama has taken quick and decisive action to enact an economic stimulus package strong enough to address problems of historic proportions. What does this new package mean for American families, businesses, investors, and taxpayers? The Audacity of Help unrolls the blueprints and offers insights on how the economic stimulus package—as passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama—will affect healthcare, education, the environment, energy, taxes, and more. The book includes analysis of sectors and industries that will benefit, as well as those that will not. Wasik's conclusions are firmly grounded in a comprehensive and enlightening evaluation of the final economic package passed into law. Extensive study and interviews with experts from each economic sector support his analysis.
Patrick Corsi Going Past Limits To Growth. A Report to the Club of Rome EU-Chapter Patrick Corsi Going Past Limits To Growth. A Report to the Club of Rome EU-Chapter Новинка

Patrick Corsi Going Past Limits To Growth. A Report to the Club of Rome EU-Chapter

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Growth is a dominant economic driver accounting for the wealth of nations and organizations alike. However, in the face of environmental pressures, widespread social and economic imbalance, and the reigning climate of uncertainty we are experiencing today, there is now a need for a viable interpretation of what growth really means. In this book, the author redefines the limits to economic growth and tackles the issues involved in three parts, in order to study a variety of international issues, including the world economic system, climate change and environmental degradation.
India and Iran in Contemporary Relations India and Iran in Contemporary Relations Новинка

India and Iran in Contemporary Relations

The book addresses the India-Iran bilateral relations dating back to the beginning of the Indo-Aryan civilization in the 7th Century B.C. to the current global controversy over the Iranian nuclear programme and India's stand on the issue of sanctions imposed by the United States. The book highlights besides economic and commercial ties, the strong cultural relations. The volume analyses in depth the new areas of cooperation and conflict, the extra regional powers, energy and nuclear security and economic and trade cooperation. This book will be of considerable interest to students and scholars of international relations, sociology, politics and economics.
Politics and Economic Policy in the United States Politics and Economic Policy in the United States Новинка

Politics and Economic Policy in the United States

Politics and Economic Policy in the United States, Second Edition, provides students with comprehensive knowledge of the field. Written with the student in mind, this text is organized logically and includes examples on how economic policy decisions impact the lives of average citizens. A student background in math or economics is not necessary. The book presents a wide variety of economic policies, including tax, budget, regulatory, and distributive policies. The Second Edition reflects the most recent events and scholarship. Analysis is provided on the projected budget surpluses. Recent successes of organized labor are also discussed. The Asian financial crisis and the creation of the World Trade Organization are analyzed in the revised and updated International Economic Policy chapter. Features to help you learn: - Book begins with basic themes and a historical overview. - Technical terms are highlighted and defined clearly throughout the text. - "Explore the Web" section at the end of each chapter provides an annotated list of web sites.
T. Omay Energy consumption and economic growth: Evidence from nonlinear panel cointegration and causality tests T. Omay Energy consumption and economic growth: Evidence from nonlinear panel cointegration and causality tests Новинка

T. Omay Energy consumption and economic growth: Evidence from nonlinear panel cointegration and causality tests

In this paper, we examine nonlinear interrelationship between energy consumption and output level for a panel of G7 countries. For this purpose, we propose a nonlinear cointegration test in heterogeneous panels for testing the presence of a cointegrating relationship that follows a globally stationary exponential smooth transition (ESTR) process, and apply our test for investigating long-run relationship between energy use and economic growth in the case of the G7 countries. Our results suggest the presence of a long-run relationship between these two variables whereas adjustment to the equilibrium is inherently nonlinear. After establishing long-run relationship between energy consumption and output, we estimate a Panel Smooth Transition Vector Error Correction Model and apply nonlinear Granger causality tests in order to analyze the direction of the causality between these variables. We find that the causality between energy consumption and output level is dependent on the phases of business cycle. Our results highlight importance of taking account of possible nonlinearities in analysing output-energy causality nexus and designing energy policies.
Timothy Henderson J. Beyond Borders. A History of Mexican Migration to the United States Timothy Henderson J. Beyond Borders. A History of Mexican Migration to the United States Новинка

Timothy Henderson J. Beyond Borders. A History of Mexican Migration to the United States

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Beyond Borders: A History of Mexican Migration to the United States details the origins and evolution of the movement of people from Mexico into the United States from the first significant flow across the border at the turn of the twentieth century up to the present day. Considers the issues from the perspectives of both the United States and Mexico Offers a reasoned assessment of the factors that drive Mexican immigration, explains why so many of the policies enacted in Washington have only worsened the problem, and suggests what policy options might prove more effective Argues that the problem of Mexican immigration can only be solved if Mexico and the United States work together to reduce the disequilibrium that propels Mexican immigrants to the United States
U. S. Government Copyright Law of the United States. And Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code, Circular 92 U. S. Government Copyright Law of the United States. And Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code, Circular 92 Новинка

U. S. Government Copyright Law of the United States. And Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code, Circular 92

A complete description of the copyright laws applicable in the United States of America, produced by the Government. This is the revised edition of December 2011, the most up to date at time of publishing.
Николай Конюхов Psycho-cosmic energies and economic growth Николай Конюхов Psycho-cosmic energies and economic growth Новинка

Николай Конюхов Psycho-cosmic energies and economic growth

Earth is getting continuously supplied with energy that from the space in both electromagnetic and non-electromagnetic forms, as well as in a form of ether vortex. Studies have shown that the human brain, EEG (electroencepha-logram) remains the most accurate among all the devices set up sophisticated physicists. responds to changes in the density of the cosmic ether.Economic growth becomes dependent on cosmic energies in the sameexact manner as they influence the activity of our brain.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Isaac Asimov, Theodosius Dobzhansky The Genetic Effects of Radiation U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Isaac Asimov, Theodosius Dobzhansky The Genetic Effects of Radiation Новинка

U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Isaac Asimov, Theodosius Dobzhansky The Genetic Effects of Radiation

Nuclear energy is playing a vital role in the life of every man, woman, and child in the United States today. In the years ahead, it will affect increasingly all the people of the Earth. It is essential that all Americans gain an understanding of this vital force if they are to discharge thoughtfully their responsibilities as citizens and if they are to realize fully the myriad benefits that nuclear energy offers them. The United States Atomic Energy Commission provides this booklet to help you achieve such understanding. -- Edward J. Brunenkant, Director, Division of Technical Information
Arcade Ndoricimpa Threshold effects of inflation on economic growth in selected African regional economic communities: Evidence from a dynamic panel threshold modeling Arcade Ndoricimpa Threshold effects of inflation on economic growth in selected African regional economic communities: Evidence from a dynamic panel threshold modeling Новинка

Arcade Ndoricimpa Threshold effects of inflation on economic growth in selected African regional economic communities: Evidence from a dynamic panel threshold modeling

The objective of this study is to estimate inflation threshold and examine its impact on the inflation-growth nexus in selected African regional economic communities. While a number of empirical studies exist in this area for developing countries, they bundle up countries from Asia, Africa and Latin America which do not have the same inflation experiences. This study therefore focuses on Africa. However, since African regional groupings themselves have different inflation experiences, non-linearity in the relationship between inflation and growth is explored within each grouping separately. The study uses dynamic panel threshold modeling recently suggested by Kremer et al. (2013) which extends the non-dynamic panel threshold model of Hansen (1999) and the cross-sectional threshold model of Caner and Hansen (2004). The results indicate that the estimated inflation threshold is different across the regional economic communities. Nonlinearity in inflation-growth nexus seems to hold in CEMAC, COMESA and SADC while it is questioned in WAEMU and WAMZ. For CEMAC, COMESA and SADC, the findings indicate that inflation above the threshold is harmful to growth. Some correlations are established in this study but further analysis is needed to suggest a policy.
Exit Voice and Loyalty: Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States Exit Voice and Loyalty: Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States Новинка

Exit Voice and Loyalty: Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States

An innovator in contemporary thought on economic and political development looks here at decline rather than growth. Albert O. Hirschman makes a basic distinction between alternative ways of reacting to deterioration in business firms and, in general, to dissatisfaction with organizations: one, “exit,” is for the member to quit the organization or for the customer to switch to the competing product, and the other, “voice,” is for members or customers to agitate and exert influence for change "from within".
Alfred E. Eckes, Jr. The Contemporary Global Economy. A History since 1980 Alfred E. Eckes, Jr. The Contemporary Global Economy. A History since 1980 Новинка

Alfred E. Eckes, Jr. The Contemporary Global Economy. A History since 1980

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The Contemporary Global Economy provides a lively overview of recent turbulence in the world economy, focusing on the dynamics of globalization since the 1980s. It explains the main drivers of economic change and how we are able to discern their effects in the world today. A lucid and balanced survey, based on extensive research in data and documents, accessible to the non-specialist Written by a renowned specialist in international economic relations with academic and government credentials Offers clear and engaging explanations of the main motors of economic change and how we are able to discern their effects in the world today The author assumes little knowledge of economic theory or financial markets Identifies the challenges for sustainable recovery and economic growth in the years ahead
Socio-Economic Intervention in Organizations. The Intervener-Researcher and the Seam Approach to Organizational Analysis (PB) Socio-Economic Intervention in Organizations. The Intervener-Researcher and the Seam Approach to Organizational Analysis (PB) Новинка

Socio-Economic Intervention in Organizations. The Intervener-Researcher and the Seam Approach to Organizational Analysis (PB)

The volume begins with a chapter by Henri Savall, founder and director of the ISEOR Institute and creator of the SEAM methodology,that presents an overview of the development of the socio-economic approach to management, and its guiding frameworksand methodology. The chapter's detailed explanation of the underlying thinking, tools, and techniques of socio-economic managementserves as the primer for the remainder of the volume.The book is then divided into three sections. The first part presents illustrations of SEAM interventions in different types of organizations,including industrial and service companies, and not-for-profit organizations, including cultural institutions and sports clubs. The next section looksat cross-cultural applications and assessments of SEAM experiments in Africa, Asia, Mexico, and the United States, with a concluding chapter on interveningin multinational corporations in general. The volume concludes with a section that examines different issues and challenges in SEAM intervention, rangingfrom the impact on and role of middle managers in the SEAM process, intervening in small organizations, SEAM's facilitative role in operationalizing andinstitutionalizing information technology, conceptualizing, and implementing organizational change, facilitating merger and acquisition integration, and theapplication of socio-economic management in sales and marketing. The book also contains a combined glossary and chapter index that provides a definitionof...
Gary Young C. Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Conversion Processes. Economic, Technical, and Renewable Comparisons Gary Young C. Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Conversion Processes. Economic, Technical, and Renewable Comparisons Новинка

Gary Young C. Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Conversion Processes. Economic, Technical, and Renewable Comparisons

A technical and economic review of emerging waste disposal technologies Intended for a wide audience ranging from engineers and academics to decision-makers in both the public and private sectors, Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Conversion Processes: Economic, Technical, and Renewable Comparisons reviews the current state of the solid waste disposal industry. It details how the proven plasma gasification technology can be used to manage Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and to generate energy and revenues for local communities in an environmentally safe manner with essentially no wastes. Beginning with an introduction to pyrolysis/gasification and combustion technologies, the book provides many case studies on various waste-to-energy (WTE) technologies and creates an economic and technical baseline from which all current and emerging WTE technologies could be compared and evaluated. Topics include: Pyrolysis/gasification technology, the most suitable and economically viable approach for the management of wastes Combustion technology Other renewable energy resources including wind and hydroelectric energy Plasma economics Cash flows as a revenue source for waste solids-to-energy management Plant operations, with an independent case study of Eco-Valley plant in Utashinai, Japan Extensive case studies of garbage to liquid fuels, wastes to electricity, and wastes to power ethanol plants illustrate how currently generated MSW and past wastes in landfills can be processed with proven plasma gasification technology to eliminate air and water pollution from landfills.
Daniel Lacalle The Energy World is Flat. Opportunities from the End of Peak Oil Daniel Lacalle The Energy World is Flat. Opportunities from the End of Peak Oil Новинка

Daniel Lacalle The Energy World is Flat. Opportunities from the End of Peak Oil

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A stronger, more informed approach to the energy markets The Energy World Is Flat provides a forward-looking analysis of the energy markets and addresses the implications of their rapid transformation. Written by acknowledged expert Daniel Lacalle, who is actively engaged with energy portfolios in the financial space, this book is grounded in experience with the world of high-stakes finance, and relays a realist's perspective of the current and future state of the energy markets. Readers will be brought up to date on the latest developments in the area, and learn the strategies that allow investors to profit from these developments. An examination of the markets' history draws parallels between past and current shifts, and a discussion of technological advancements helps readers understand the issues driving these changes. Energy has always been at the forefront of the economic agenda, being both the key to and a driver for development and growth. Its centrality to the world of finance makes it imperative for investors and analysts to understand the energy markets, irrespective of where on the wide range of energy spectrum observers they fall. The Energy World Is Flat is a guide to the past, present, and future of these crucial markets, and the strategies that make them profitable. These include: Understanding the state of the energy markets, including key developments and changes Discovering the ten pillars of a successful energy investment strategy Reviewing the history of the energy markets to put recent changes into perspective Learning which technologies are driving the changes, and how it will affect investors The recent energy market changes were both unexpected and so fundamental in nature that they represent a true shift in the energy macro- and microeconomic landscape. Investors and analysts seeking a stronger approach to these markets need the expert guidance provided by The Energy World Is Flat.
Environmental Economics: Theory and Policy Environmental Economics: Theory and Policy Новинка

Environmental Economics: Theory and Policy

This intermediate-level undergraduate textbook in environmental economics builds on the microeconomics courses students take in their first year. It intentionally does not survey the whole field or present every possible topic. Instead, there is a clear focus on the theory of environmental policy and its practical applications. Most of the applied parts of the book deal with the economics of environmental policy in the European Union and in the United States. The book combines basic environmental economic analysis, such as the internalization of externalities, with recent developments in this field, including induced technical change and coalition theory. Moreover, topics from daily policy debates such as global warming are put into economic perspective. This is done in an intelligible form for advanced undergraduate students of economics, business administration, and related fields. Each part of the book contains a set of exercises and suggested solutions.
Toshiyuki Sueyoshi Environmental Assessment on Energy and Sustainability by Data Envelopment Analysis Toshiyuki Sueyoshi Environmental Assessment on Energy and Sustainability by Data Envelopment Analysis Новинка

Toshiyuki Sueyoshi Environmental Assessment on Energy and Sustainability by Data Envelopment Analysis

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Introduces a bold, new model for energy industry pollution prevention and sustainable growth Balancing industrial pollution prevention with economic growth is one of the knottiest problems faced by industry today. This book introduces a novel approach to using data envelopment analysis (DEA) as a powerful tool for achieving that balance in the energy industries—the world’s largest producers of greenhouse gases. It describes a rigorous framework that integrates elements of the social sciences, corporate strategy, regional economics, energy economics, and environmental policy, and delivers a methodology and a set of strategies for promoting green innovation while solving key managerial challenges to greenhouse gas reduction and business growth. In writing this book the authors have drawn upon their pioneering work and considerable experience in the field to develop an unconventional, holistic approach to using DEA to assess key aspects of sustainability development. The book is divided into two sections, the first of which lays out a conventional framework of DEA as the basis for new research directions. In the second section, the authors delve into conceptual and methodological extensions of conventional DEA for solving problems of environmental assessment in all contemporary energy industry sectors. Introduces a powerful new approach to using DEA to achieve pollution prevention, sustainability, and business growth Covers the fundamentals of DEA, including theory, statistical models, and practical issues of conventional applications of DEA Explores new statistical modeling strategies and explores their economic and business implications Examines applications of DEA to environmental analysis across the complete range of energy industries, including coal, petroleum, shale gas, nuclear energy, renewables, and more Summarizes important studies and nearly 800 peer reviewed articles on energy, the environment, and sustainability Environmental Assessment on Energy and Sustainability by Data Envelopment Analysis is must-reading for researchers, academics, graduate students, and practitioners in the energy industries, as well as government officials and policymakers tasked with regulating the environmental impacts of industrial pollution.
Lucas Stal J. Cyanobacteria. An Economic Perspective Lucas Stal J. Cyanobacteria. An Economic Perspective Новинка

Lucas Stal J. Cyanobacteria. An Economic Perspective

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Written by leading experts in the field, Cyanobacteria: An Economic Perspective is a comprehensive edited volume covering all areas of an important field and its application to energy, medicine and agriculture. Issues related to environment, food and energy have presented serious challenge to the stability of nation-states. Increasing global population, dwindling agriculture and industrial production, and inequitable distribution of resources and technologies have further aggravated the problem. The burden placed by increasing population on environment and especially on agricultural productivity is phenomenal. To provide food and fuel to such a massive population, it becomes imperative to find new ways and means to increase the production giving due consideration to biosphere’s ability to regenerate resources and provide ecological services. Cyanobacteria are environment friendly resource for commercial production of active biochemicals, drugs and future energy (biodiesel, bioethanol and hydrogen). Topics on isolation, identification and classification of cyanobacteria are discussed, as well as further sections on: summarizing a range of useful products synthesized by cyanobacteria, ecological services provided by cyanobacteria including their harmful effect in water bodies and associated flora and fauna. Chapter on tools, techniques, and patents also focus on the economic importance of the group. This book also provides an insight for future perspectives in each particular field and an extensive bibliography. This book will be a highly useful resource for students, researchers and professionals in academics in the life sciences including microbiology and biotechnology.
Randi Storch Working Hard for the American Dream. Workers and Their Unions, World War I to the Present Randi Storch Working Hard for the American Dream. Workers and Their Unions, World War I to the Present Новинка

Randi Storch Working Hard for the American Dream. Workers and Their Unions, World War I to the Present

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Working Hard for the American Dream examines the various economic, social, and political developments that shaped labor history in the United States from World War I until the present day. Presents an overview of labor history that also considers women workers, ethnic America, and post-World War II workers Incorporates the most recent scholarship in labor history Takes the story of labor up to the present day in a readable and accessible manner
Vincenzo Balzani Powering Planet Earth. Energy Solutions for the Future Vincenzo Balzani Powering Planet Earth. Energy Solutions for the Future Новинка

Vincenzo Balzani Powering Planet Earth. Energy Solutions for the Future

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In their book Nicola Armaroli, Vincenzo Balzani and Nick Serpone uncover the background details associated with a transition to sustainable energy production that are routinely swept under the table in public discussions. They are not only concerned with the (alleged) advantages and disadvantages of any one energy generation technology from a technical viewpoint, but also with the ecological, economic, political and social consequences of an inevitable transition. In a highly readable manner aimed at an international audience, the authors introduce the often misused and sometimes abused term 'energy' and give a lucid account of the development of energy production from timber to nuclear energy and renewable energies. They compare various energy generation methods with respect to their efficiency and practicability for large-scale implementation and examine if, and how, these methods live up to the expectations and promises their proponents make. In addition, the authors juxtapose the political and economic prerequisites in different regions of the world that advance, or hinder, an energy turnaround. They round off their book by debunking the seventeen most popular myths often cited in discussions on energy issues. As a result, the authors provide ammunition for debate, underpin (and unsettle) opinions using facts, and challenge comfortable and popular chains of reasoning.
Grigory Gerasimov The South Korean economic development experience: smart cities, green growth, public toilets, land and capital markets Grigory Gerasimov The South Korean economic development experience: smart cities, green growth, public toilets, land and capital markets Новинка

Grigory Gerasimov The South Korean economic development experience: smart cities, green growth, public toilets, land and capital markets

This book examines Policies for Development in Korea and explores the opportunities and challenges faced by Korea in harnessing technology for economic growth. A central goals of this book is to share practical cases from South Korea for those aspiring to become global professionals who contribute and resolve remaining challenges of developing countries. Topics covered include export-oriented industrialization, smart cities, government reforms, green growth, land and capital markets.
William James A full correct account of the military occurrences of the late war between Great Britain and the United States of America. Vol. 1 William James A full correct account of the military occurrences of the late war between Great Britain and the United States of America. Vol. 1 Новинка

William James A full correct account of the military occurrences of the late war between Great Britain and the United States of America. Vol. 1

Полный вариант заголовка: «A full and correct account of the military occurrences of the late war between Great Britain and the United States of America : Vol. 2 : with an appendix and plates : in 2 volumes / by William James». Примечание: книга не целиком, состоит из разрозненнызх страниц.
John Maynard Keynes Essays in Persuasion John Maynard Keynes Essays in Persuasion Новинка

John Maynard Keynes Essays in Persuasion

2012 Reprint of 1932 American Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. The essays in this volume show Keynes's attempts to influence the course of events by public persuasion over the period of 1919-40.In the light of subsequent history, 'Essays in Persuasion' is a remarkably prophetic volume covering a wide range of issues in political economy. In articles on the Versailles Treaty, John Maynard Keynes foresaw all too clearly that excessive Allied demands for reparations and indemnities would lead to the economic collapse of Germany. In Keynes's essays on inflation and deflation, the reader can find ideas that were to become the foundations of his most renowned treatise, 'The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money' (1936). With startling accuracy Keynes forecast the economic fluctuations that were to beset the economies of Europe and the United States and even proposed measures which, if heeded at the time, might have warded off an era of world-wide depression. His views on Soviet Russia, on the decline of laissez-faire, and the possibilities of economic growth are as relevant today as when Keynes originally set them forth.
Jean Chen A Primer on Corporate Governance. : China Jean Chen A Primer on Corporate Governance. : China Новинка

Jean Chen A Primer on Corporate Governance. : China

Since its opening up and economic reforms in 1979, China has undergone tremendous economic growth and social development, with a ten percent real gross domestic product growth per year on average through 2013. In spite of such an accomplishment, the current economic growth model in China, which is mainly triggered by the export-led policy and the huge government investment, has been challenged by potential external and internal risks, which do not support sustainable economic growth in the long run. In this book, the author comprehensively reviews the corporate governance practices in China, identifying the major problems within such practices. It is contended that these problems have been seen as the major challenges facing the Chinese economy, and further, that the current weakness of corporate governance practices in China can be ascribed, to a great extent, to the incompleteness and weakness of law enforcement.
Simon S. C. Tay Asia Alone. The Dangerous Post-Crisis Divide from America Simon S. C. Tay Asia Alone. The Dangerous Post-Crisis Divide from America Новинка

Simon S. C. Tay Asia Alone. The Dangerous Post-Crisis Divide from America

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An insightful examination of the changing relationship between Asia and the United States In this lucidly written and thought-provoking book, author Simon Tay highlights the accelerating trends that point to Asia increasingly forging its own path, independent of the United States. He also describes the fundamental changes and new policy directions needed to maintain and strengthen the bonds between Asia and the United States that have been beneficial to both since the end of the Second World War. On the eve of the global financial crisis of 2008, the economies of the United States and its Asian partners were deeply interdependent. But the different approaches taken to the crisis by Asian and Western leaders point to a new separation that may have negative consequences for the economies and businesses of both regions. To avoid a dangerous divide that may make us all the poorer, Tay reveals what leaders, policy-makers, companies, and citizens can do to find a balance that enriches us all. Written by a leading public intellectual CNN's Fareed Zakaria describes as «one of the most intelligent and reliable guides to the region» Touches on major issues in foreign policy and economics that will impact Asian nations and the United States over the near future Explains the changing nature of economic relations in the global economy For foreign policy followers, politicians, and businesspeople, Asia Alone charts a path forward—together.
Sustainable Energy. Opportunities and Limitations Sustainable Energy. Opportunities and Limitations Новинка

Sustainable Energy. Opportunities and Limitations

In this timely book, leading authors explore the technologies that might help us to develop a sustainable energy future, emphasising renewable energy and the political and economic context needed for them to prosper. This collection makes hard-headed assessments of what is possible and what is not.
Gary Zatzman M. Sustainable Energy Pricing. Nature, Sustainable Engineering, and the Science of Energy Pricing Gary Zatzman M. Sustainable Energy Pricing. Nature, Sustainable Engineering, and the Science of Energy Pricing Новинка

Gary Zatzman M. Sustainable Energy Pricing. Nature, Sustainable Engineering, and the Science of Energy Pricing

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The petroleum sector is possibly the largest and most dominant economic sector in the globalized economy. However, for reasons explored in this book, although none of the existing economic development models fit this sector in the past and apply even less today, no satisfactory alternative has presented itself. This book highlights the important reasons why current models fail to predict energy pricing with reasonable accuracy, and ventures into environmental and other problems with oil and gas production and associated economic decisions mounting across both developed as well as developing economies.
Gary Zatzman M. Sustainable Energy Pricing. Nature, Sustainable Engineering, and the Science of Energy Pricing Gary Zatzman M. Sustainable Energy Pricing. Nature, Sustainable Engineering, and the Science of Energy Pricing Новинка

Gary Zatzman M. Sustainable Energy Pricing. Nature, Sustainable Engineering, and the Science of Energy Pricing

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The petroleum sector is possibly the largest and most dominant economic sector in the globalized economy. However, for reasons explored in this book, although none of the existing economic development models fit this sector in the past and apply even less today, no satisfactory alternative has presented itself. This book highlights the important reasons why current models fail to predict energy pricing with reasonable accuracy, and ventures into environmental and other problems with oil and gas production and associated economic decisions mounting across both developed as well as developing economies.
Elisabeth Pate-Cornell Perspectives on Complex Global Challenges. Education, Energy, Healthcare, Security, and Resilience Elisabeth Pate-Cornell Perspectives on Complex Global Challenges. Education, Energy, Healthcare, Security, and Resilience Новинка

Elisabeth Pate-Cornell Perspectives on Complex Global Challenges. Education, Energy, Healthcare, Security, and Resilience

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Examines current and prospective challenges surrounding global challenges of education, energy, healthcare, security, and resilience This book discusses issues in large-scale systems in the United States and around the world. The authors examine the challenges of education, energy, healthcare, national security, and urban resilience. The book covers challenges in education including America's use of educational funds, standardized testing, and the use of classroom technology. On the topic of energy, this book examines debates on climate, the current and future developments of the nuclear power industry, the benefits and cost decline of natural gases, and the promise of renewable energy. The authors also discuss national security, focusing on the issues of nuclear weapons, terrorism and cyber security. Urban resilience is addressed in the context of natural threats such as hurricanes and floods. Studies the usage of a globalized benchmark for both student and pedagogical performance Covers topics such as surveillance, operational capabilities, movement of resources, and the pros and cons of globalization Examines big data, evolving medical methodologies and effects on the medical educational curriculum, and the positive effects of electronic records in healthcare data Perspectives on Complex Global Challenges: Education, Energy Healthcare, Security, and Resilience serves as a reference for government officials, personnel in security, business executives and system engineers.
William James A full correct account of the military occurrences of the late war between Great Britain and the United States of America. Vol. 2 William James A full correct account of the military occurrences of the late war between Great Britain and the United States of America. Vol. 2 Новинка

William James A full correct account of the military occurrences of the late war between Great Britain and the United States of America. Vol. 2

Полный вариант заголовка: «A full correct account of the military occurrences of the late war between Great Britain and the United States of America : Vol. 1 : with an appendix and plates : in 2 volumes / by William James».
Jeff Cox Debt, Deficits, and the Demise of the American Economy Jeff Cox Debt, Deficits, and the Demise of the American Economy Новинка

Jeff Cox Debt, Deficits, and the Demise of the American Economy

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What investors can do to protect their investments in the next phase of the ongoing global economic collapse The United States is heading toward an unavoidable financial catastrophe that will paralyze the markets and the overall economy in ways never before seen. Some call this impending economic catastrophe a double-dip recession, others a financial Armageddon. Regardless of what it's called, it is too late to stop it. Debts, Deficits, and the Demise of the American Economy is a look at how we got here, how the crisis is unfolding, and how it will end with a stock market crash in 2012, if not sooner. Takes you through the unraveling of the collapse, starting with a wave of sovereign debt defaults in Europe Predicts a stock market decline of two to three thousand points, a run on banks resulting in a major bank crisis, and rampant inflation Provides investment strategies, including alternative investments such as timber, farm land, and oil Offers a detailed proposal to get the United States out of the crisis Debts, Deficits, and the Demise of the American Economy is a must-read, play-by-play account of the worldwide depression that is likely to unfold in the coming years.
Chris Martenson The Crash Course. The Unsustainable Future of Our Economy, Energy, and Environment Chris Martenson The Crash Course. The Unsustainable Future of Our Economy, Energy, and Environment Новинка

Chris Martenson The Crash Course. The Unsustainable Future of Our Economy, Energy, and Environment

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The next twenty years will be completely unlike the last twenty years. The world is in economic crisis, and there are no easy fixes to our predicament. Unsustainable trends in the economy, energy, and the environment have finally caught up with us and are converging on a very narrow window of time—the «Twenty-Teens.» The Crash Course presents our predicament and illuminates the path ahead, so you can face the coming disruptions and thrive–without fearing the future or retreating into denial. In this book you will find solid facts and grounded reasoning presented in a calm, positive, non-partisan manner. Our money system places impossible demands upon a finite world. Exponentially rising levels of debt, based on assumptions of future economic growth to fund repayment, will shudder to a halt and then reverse. Unfortunately, our financial system does not operate in reverse. The consequences of massive deleveraging will be severe. Oil is essential for economic growth. The reality of dwindling oil supplies is now internationally recognized, yet virtually no developed nations have a Plan B. The economic risks to individuals, companies, and countries are varied and enormous. Best-case, living standards will drop steadily worldwide. Worst-case, systemic financial crises will toss the world into jarring chaos. This book is written for those who are motivated to learn about the root causes of our predicaments, protect themselves and their families, mitigate risks as much as possible, and control what effects they can. With challenge comes opportunity, and The Crash Course offers a positive vision for how to reshape our lives to be more balanced, resilient, and sustainable.
Tench Coxe View of the United States of America Tench Coxe View of the United States of America Новинка

Tench Coxe View of the United States of America

Полный вариант заголовка: «View of the United States of America : in a series of papers, written at various times, between the years 1787 and 1794 : interspersed with authentic documents / by Tench Coxe».
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The Mystery of Economic Growth (OISC)

The Mystery of Economic Growth (OISC)
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Jazzlife

In 1960, photographer William Claxton and noted musicologist Joachim Berendt traveled the United States hot on the trail of jazz. Through music halls and marching bands,...
Richard Duncan The New Depression. The Breakdown of the Paper Money Economy Richard Duncan The New Depression. The Breakdown of the Paper Money Economy Новинка

Richard Duncan The New Depression. The Breakdown of the Paper Money Economy

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Why the global recession is in danger of becoming another Great Depression, and how we can stop it When the United States stopped backing dollars with gold in 1968, the nature of money changed. All previous constraints on money and credit creation were removed and a new economic paradigm took shape. Economic growth ceased to be driven by capital accumulation and investment as it had been since before the Industrial Revolution. Instead, credit creation and consumption began to drive the economic dynamic. In The New Depression: The Breakdown of the Paper Money Economy, Richard Duncan introduces an analytical framework, The Quantity Theory of Credit, that explains all aspects of the calamity now unfolding: its causes, the rationale for the government's policy response to the crisis, what is likely to happen next, and how those developments will affect asset prices and investment portfolios. In his previous book, The Dollar Crisis (2003), Duncan explained why a severe global economic crisis was inevitable given the flaws in the post-Bretton Woods international monetary system, and now he's back to explain what's next. The economic system that emerged following the abandonment of sound money requires credit growth to survive. Yet the private sector can bear no additional debt and the government's creditworthiness is deteriorating rapidly. Should total credit begin to contract significantly, this New Depression will become a New Great Depression, with disastrous economic and geopolitical consequences. That outcome is not inevitable, and this book describes what must be done to prevent it. Presents a fascinating look inside the financial crisis and how the New Depression is poised to become a New Great Depression Introduces a new theoretical construct, The Quantity Theory of Credit, that is the key to understanding not only the developments that led to the crisis, but also to understanding how events will play out in the years ahead Offers unique insights from the man who predicted the global economic breakdown Alarming but essential reading, The New Depression explains why the global economy is teetering on the brink of falling into a deep and protracted depression, and how we can restore stability.
Grover Norquist Glenn Debacle. Obama's War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future Grover Norquist Glenn Debacle. Obama's War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future Новинка

Grover Norquist Glenn Debacle. Obama's War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future

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A provocative critique of the Obama administration's economic policies and an examination of America's difficult economic future During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised «a net spending cut» to make government smaller in order to reduce the deficit. But this huge increase in government spending and debt, and the resulting prospect of higher taxes, will make America a poorer country. Are Americans happier because the government has determined where this money should be spent? According to John Lott and Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, the answer is no, and in Debacle: Obama's War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future they explain why. Obama's economic policies have raised unemployment, slowed economic growth, dramatically raised the national debt, squandered taxpayer money through poor investments, and damaged the housing market. The book explains why Obama's policies on spending, taxes, and regulation have all worked to harm the recovery, increase unemployment, and depress housing prices. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the deficits that President Obama proposes for the years from 2011 through 2020 come to a staggering $126,000 per family of four, and John Lott and Grover Norquist make clear why the costs outweigh the benefits Explains why Keynesian economics is more a way of transferring wealth to political constituencies than a legitimate economic theory for understanding how the economy operates Posits that Obama's economic policies were more an opportunity «to do big things» than to solve the country's economic problems Arguing that the policies of the Obama administration have created widespread economic chaos, Debacle is a bleak look at American finance from Grover Norquist.
Robertson Thomas S. On Equal Terms. Redefining China's Relationship with America and the West Robertson Thomas S. On Equal Terms. Redefining China's Relationship with America and the West Новинка

Robertson Thomas S. On Equal Terms. Redefining China's Relationship with America and the West

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An insightful look at the future of China's relations with the West and the United States For anyone who wants to better understand China and its economic and political relations to the West, On Equal Terms offers front-row insight. Exploring China's state-capitalist economic model and the unique qualities and ideals of Chinese culture that can make difficult for Westerners to understand its approach to business interactions, the book looks to the future, explaining how China and the United States can cooperate to solve some of the world's major problems. Covering the extraordinary changes taking place in China and China's relationship with America and the West over ten powerful chapters, the book looks at China's state-capitalist model of governance, how history affects her behavior in foreign policy, how China is emerging as an economic world power, that products are not made but assembled in China, that China is not one big market but many markets, and much more. Provides an inside view on the future of China and America from an expert with personal experience on both sides of the story Explains the sometimes mysterious worlds of «Guanxi» and «Mianzi»—the notions of giving, saving, and preserving «face» in business and cultural relationships that many Westerners struggle to understand A truly up-to-date resource that gives reader's the most recent information about Chinese-American relations China and America need to cooperate in order to solve the major problems of the world, and On Equal Terms gives readers the information they need to improve their business and professional relationships in China.
Edward Lengel G. A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign Edward Lengel G. A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign Новинка

Edward Lengel G. A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign

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A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign explores the single largest and bloodiest battle in American military history, including its many controversies, in historiographical essays that reflect the current state of the field. Presents original essays on the French and German participation in ‒ and perspectives on ‒ this important event Makes use of original archival research from the United States, France, and Germany Contributors include WWI scholars from France, Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom Essays examine the military, social, and political consequences of the Meuse-Argonne and points the way for future scholarship in this area
Wayne Ellefson Improving Import Food Safety Wayne Ellefson Improving Import Food Safety Новинка

Wayne Ellefson Improving Import Food Safety

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Food safety has been a global concern for many years. While global sourcing of foods and ingredients provides great opportunity for variety and diversity of cultural products, there are significant risks. Programs that regulate food safety and quality in countries around the world vary in their scope and effectiveness, with many being underfunded. Rapidly developing countries may lack the expertise, laboratory resources for testing, and established inspection programs to adequately promote the safety of foods. Rather, these countries may be more focused on providing enough food for their citizens. Lack of documentation or traceability in the exporting country can further exacerbate the situation. Of course, safety problems in food imported from more developed countries also occur, and the source of food borne disease outbreaks are found regularly within the United States. Improving Import Food Safety gathers together vital information on the food safety programs of national governments, the food industry, and the testing industry. Chapters have been contributed by authors from the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Readers will learn about a variety of regulatory approaches to food safety at the federal and state levels in the United States, as well as in selected countries and within the food industry itself. They will also gain insights into the nature and source of safety problems, in addition to approaches to food safety around the world. The book is divided into three sections: Highlighting Key Issues: authors illustrate the millions of permutations for the origin of ingredients, discussing the difficulty if policing imports, providing a unique perspective on the economic situation in China and insight into development of support for small farm producers in Mexico. Legal and Regulatory Issues/Structures in the USA and Abroad: describes the legal and regulatory system in the European Union, the United States, and China, plus a chapter addressing global approaches to fraud. Potential Strategies to Improve Import Safety: presents strategies to deal with what are ultimately global issues, but on multiple levels. Perspectives are provided by authors from Industry, and industry trade association, academia, and a recently semi-retired, global ambassador or food safety. Readers will find this book noteworthy because of the diverse topics and perspectives offered on the challenges of keeping food safe in a global economy. Authors come from a variety of backgrounds, and each has provided a unique perspective on this critical topic. The volume is aimed at importers and exporters of food and ingredients; food microbiologists, food safety and QC/QA personnel; regulatory and legal personnel in food manufacturing companies; food policy makers and regulatory officials and facility and graduate students in food science.
Committee on Agriculture and Forestry Hearing before the Committee on agriculture and forestry, United States senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry Hearing before the Committee on agriculture and forestry, United States senate Новинка

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Эта книга — репринт оригинального издания (издательство "Govt. print. off.", 1912 год), созданный на основе электронной копии высокого разрешения, которую очистили и обработали вручную, сохранив структуру и орфографию оригинального издания. Редкие, забытые и малоизвестные книги, изданные с петровских времен до наших дней, вновь доступны в виде печатных книг.hearing before the Committee on agriculture and forestry, United States senate, sixty-second congress, second session on S.4563; a bill to establish agricultural extension departments in connection with the agricultural colleges in the several states.
Michael Panik J. Growth Curve Modeling. Theory and Applications Michael Panik J. Growth Curve Modeling. Theory and Applications Новинка

Michael Panik J. Growth Curve Modeling. Theory and Applications

Features recent trends and advances in the theory and techniques used to accurately measure and model growth Growth Curve Modeling: Theory and Applications features an accessible introduction to growth curve modeling and addresses how to monitor the change in variables over time since there is no “one size fits all” approach to growth measurement. A review of the requisite mathematics for growth modeling and the statistical techniques needed for estimating growth models are provided, and an overview of popular growth curves, such as linear, logarithmic, reciprocal, logistic, Gompertz, Weibull, negative exponential, and log-logistic, among others, is included. In addition, the book discusses key application areas including economic, plant, population, forest, and firm growth and is suitable as a resource for assessing recent growth modeling trends in the medical field. SAS® is utilized throughout to analyze and model growth curves, aiding readers in estimating specialized growth rates and curves. Including derivations of virtually all of the major growth curves and models, Growth Curve Modeling: Theory and Applications also features: • Statistical distribution analysis as it pertains to growth modeling • Trend estimations • Dynamic site equations obtained from growth models • Nonlinear regression • Yield-density curves • Nonlinear mixed effects models for repeated measurements data Growth Curve Modeling: Theory and Applications is an excellent resource for statisticians, public health analysts, biologists, botanists, economists, and demographers who require a modern review of statistical methods for modeling growth curves and analyzing longitudinal data. The book is also useful for upper-undergraduate and graduate courses on growth modeling.
John Silvia E. Dynamic Economic Decision Making. Strategies for Financial Risk, Capital Markets, and Monetary Policy John Silvia E. Dynamic Economic Decision Making. Strategies for Financial Risk, Capital Markets, and Monetary Policy Новинка

John Silvia E. Dynamic Economic Decision Making. Strategies for Financial Risk, Capital Markets, and Monetary Policy

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A comprehensive analysis of the macroeconomic and financial forces altering the economic landscape Financial decision-making requires one to anticipate how their decision will not only affect their business, but also the economic environment. Unfortunately, all too often, both private and public sector decision-makers view their decisions as one-off responses and fail to see their decisions within the context of an evolving decision-making framework. In Decision-Making in a Dynamic Economic Setting, John Silvia, Chief Economist of Wells Fargo and one of the top 5 economic forecasters according to Bloomberg News and USA Today, skillfully puts this discipline in perspective. Details realistic, decision-making approaches and applications under a broad set of economic scenarios Analyzes monetary policy and addresses the impact of financial regulations Examines business cycles and how to identify economic trends, how to deal with uncertainty and manage risk, the building blocks of growth, and strategies for innovation Decision-Making in a Dynamic Economic Setting details the real-world application of economic principles and financial strategy in making better business decisions.
Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Constitutional Convention The Declaration of Independence and the Us Constitution with Bill of Rights & Amendments Plus the Articles of Confederation Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Constitutional Convention The Declaration of Independence and the Us Constitution with Bill of Rights & Amendments Plus the Articles of Confederation Новинка

Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Constitutional Convention The Declaration of Independence and the Us Constitution with Bill of Rights & Amendments Plus the Articles of Confederation

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICATHE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICATHE UNITED STATES BILL OF RIGHTS with Amendments 11-27THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION Franklin's Articles of Confederation Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union
Howard Greenwald P Health Care in the United States. Organization, Management, and Policy Howard Greenwald P Health Care in the United States. Organization, Management, and Policy Новинка

Howard Greenwald P Health Care in the United States. Organization, Management, and Policy

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Health Care in the United States combines an explanation of population health with a comprehensive introduction to health services delivery. The author, an expert on health care policy and management, shows how the U.S. health services system is organized, managed, financed, and evaluated. Filled with numerous examples and tables, this important resource illustrates key concepts, trends, and features of the system. It places special emphasis on recent health care reform legislation and its implications for the future. Health Care in the United States reviews the historical origins of health care, its resource requirements, costs, quality, and contributions to both individual and social well-being. By combining basic concepts in population health with coverage of health services, the book offers extraordinary breadth of information in a highly accessible, easy-to-read text. Along with an in-depth look at the origins and possible impact of recent health reform legislation, the book explains the ongoing dilemmas that face the health care system and highlights health and disease in the modern world, the fundamentals of epidemiology, and health behavior. Health Care in the United States also explains the special challenges of managing health service personnel and organizations. The author reviews key innovations in financing and delivery, explaining the outcomes of cost sharing, HMO enrollment, and rationing of services. This vital resource is written for students and professionals in health care management and policy, as well as public health, medical sociology, medical anthropology, social work, political science, and most, if not all, clinical fields.
Robert A. Hefner, III The Grand Energy Transition. The Rise of Energy Gases, Sustainable Life and Growth, and the Next Great Economic Expansion Robert A. Hefner, III The Grand Energy Transition. The Rise of Energy Gases, Sustainable Life and Growth, and the Next Great Economic Expansion Новинка

Robert A. Hefner, III The Grand Energy Transition. The Rise of Energy Gases, Sustainable Life and Growth, and the Next Great Economic Expansion

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A groundbreaking book on solving our growing energy problems In this visionary book, leading energy industry executive Robert Hefner puts forth a convincing case about how the world can move beyond its current dependence on oil and toward a new era of clean, renewable energy. Written with the knowledge and authority of a major player in this industry, Hefner relates how misguided government policies and vested industry interests have contributed to our current energy problems and proposes a variety of measures that could encourage the use of natural gas, solar, wind, and hydrogen. Convincingly makes the case that natural gas is the essential bridge fuel to a new era of clean, renewable energy sources Details how natural gas can help break our oil and coal dependency Offers a sweeping, historic picture of the world energy situation Presents a compelling and provocative case that natural gas is key to our short-term energy problems A well-written and engaging book that mixes personal anecdotes and experiences with insightful analysis, The Grand Energy Transition is a powerful argument about how we can best solve our toughest energy problems.
Doing Business in Mexico: A Practical Guide Doing Business in Mexico: A Practical Guide Новинка

Doing Business in Mexico: A Practical Guide

Learn what you need to know to conduct successful business in Mexico! This book is a primer on all aspects of doing business in Mexico, with practical examples that illustrate the risks and benefits of Mexican business operations. It provides the basic knowledge that all prospective investors and entrepreneurs in Mexico need, especially in the light of NAFTA. One of the authors is the former CEO and chairman of a multinational, multi-billion dollar company headquartered in Mexico City; the other is a CPA and consultant with small-to-medium-sized firms. "Doing Business in Mexico: A Practical Guide" provides you with comprehensive, basic knowledge of the pros and cons of establishing a business in Mexico, NAFTA and its implications for businesses, and much more. This single volume gives you what you need to know about: the maquila industry - what it is and how NAFTA affects it information about taxes, labor law, and accounting differences between Mexico and the United States basic considerations in beginning a Mexican operation import/export requirements foreign currency exposure United States tax laws applicable to citizens living abroad ...and includes five appendixes that supply you with: contact information - addresses, telephone numbers, Web sites - of useful government agencies and journals/periodicals in Mexico and Mexican consulates in the United States Spanish-English and English-Spanish business glossaries examples of Mexican financial statements minimum daily wage ra...
Gawdat Bahgat Energy Security. An Interdisciplinary Approach Gawdat Bahgat Energy Security. An Interdisciplinary Approach Новинка

Gawdat Bahgat Energy Security. An Interdisciplinary Approach

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Security of Energy supply is a major concern for all modern societies, intensified by skyrocketing demand in India and China and increasing international competition over fossil fuel deposits. Energy Security: An Interdisciplinary Approach gives A comparative analysis from both consumers' and producers' perspectives. It uniquely combines economics, geology, international relations, business, history, public management and political science, in one comprehensive volume, highlighting the vulnerabilities and need to move to more sustainable energy sources. The author provides a number of useful case studies to demonstrate the theory, including perspectives from consuming regions such as the United States, the European Union, and China, and from exporting regions; the Middle East, Africa, Russia and the Caspian Sea. Key features include: coverage on theoretical and empirical frameworks so readers are able to analyse concepts relevant to new laws and policies in energy security up-to-date coverage on ‘green energy', outlining research on the balance between meeting energy needs and avoiding polluting the environment an examination of the three most prominent international energy organizations; International Energy Agency, International Energy Forum, and Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries a full Glossary listing all important terms used in the energy field This study holds important information for policymakers, politicians, energy specialists, scientists and post-graduate and final year students of energy and international relations. With its clear written style, it will also engage other professionals who are interested in international political economy and the future of global energy.
Michael White Real Estate Finance in the New Economy Michael White Real Estate Finance in the New Economy Новинка

Michael White Real Estate Finance in the New Economy

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The financial deregulation of the last quarter century has meant large flows of funds around the world seeking the highest risk-adjusted return for investors. Real estate is now established as an important asset class and advances in information technology provide the necessary tools to complement global developments in real estate finance and investment. A variety of investment vehicles have emerged, andReal Estate Finance in the New Economy examines these along with financing and risk in the context of globalization, deregulation and an increasingly integrated international world economy by exploring questions like: How have real estate financial structures evolved as economies grow and become internationalised? What role do economic change and financial systems play in the development of real estate investment? Are the risks associated with the ‘new economy’ really new? What is the future direction for real estate financing? The authors develop an economic framework for discussions on individual financial products to examine how real estate financial structures change with economic growth and internationalisation and also to show how developments in real estate finance impact economic growth.
Gawdat Bahgat Energy Security. An Interdisciplinary Approach Gawdat Bahgat Energy Security. An Interdisciplinary Approach Новинка

Gawdat Bahgat Energy Security. An Interdisciplinary Approach

Security of Energy supply is a major concern for all modern societies, intensified by skyrocketing demand in India and China and increasing international competition over fossil fuel deposits. Energy Security: An Interdisciplinary Approach gives A comparative analysis from both consumers' and producers' perspectives. It uniquely combines economics, geology, international relations, business, history, public management and political science, in one comprehensive volume, highlighting the vulnerabilities and need to move to more sustainable energy sources. The author provides a number of useful case studies to demonstrate the theory, including perspectives from consuming regions such as the United States, the European Union, and China, and from exporting regions; the Middle East, Africa, Russia and the Caspian Sea. Key features include: coverage on theoretical and empirical frameworks so readers are able to analyse concepts relevant to new laws and policies in energy security up-to-date coverage on ‘green energy', outlining research on the balance between meeting energy needs and avoiding polluting the environment an examination of the three most prominent international energy organizations; International Energy Agency, International Energy Forum, and Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries a full Glossary listing all important terms used in the energy field This study holds important information for policymakers, politicians, energy specialists, scientists and post-graduate and final year students of energy and international relations. With its clear written style, it will also engage other professionals who are interested in international political economy and the future of global energy.

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Food safety has been a global concern for many years. While global sourcing of foods and ingredients provides great opportunity for variety and diversity of cultural products, there are significant risks. Programs that regulate food safety and quality in countries around the world vary in their scope and effectiveness, with many being underfunded. Rapidly developing countries may lack the expertise, laboratory resources for testing, and established inspection programs to adequately promote the safety of foods. Rather, these countries may be more focused on providing enough food for their citizens. Lack of documentation or traceability in the exporting country can further exacerbate the situation. Of course, safety problems in food imported from more developed countries also occur, and the source of food borne disease outbreaks are found regularly within the United States. Improving Import Food Safety gathers together vital information on the food safety programs of national governments, the food industry, and the testing industry. Chapters have been contributed by authors from the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Readers will learn about a variety of regulatory approaches to food safety at the federal and state levels in the United States, as well as in selected countries and within the food industry itself. They will also gain insights into the nature and source of safety problems, in addition to approaches to food safety around the world. The book is divided into three sections: Highlighting Key Issues: authors illustrate the millions of permutations for the origin of ingredients, discussing the difficulty if policing imports, providing a unique perspective on the economic situation in China and insight into development of support for small farm producers in Mexico. Legal and Regulatory Issues/Structures in the USA and Abroad: describes the legal and regulatory system in the European Union, the United States, and China, plus a chapter addressing global approaches to fraud. Potential Strategies to Improve Import Safety: presents strategies to deal with what are ultimately global issues, but on multiple levels. Perspectives are provided by authors from Industry, and industry trade association, academia, and a recently semi-retired, global ambassador or food safety. Readers will find this book noteworthy because of the diverse topics and perspectives offered on the challenges of keeping food safe in a global economy. Authors come from a variety of backgrounds, and each has provided a unique perspective on this critical topic. The volume is aimed at importers and exporters of food and ingredients; food microbiologists, food safety and QC/QA personnel; regulatory and legal personnel in food manufacturing companies; food policy makers and regulatory officials and facility and graduate students in food science.
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