Book International Economy
The International Economy
by Peter B. Kenen, Peter Bain Kenen
International Economic Law
by Andreas F. Lowenfeld
The book covers all the major elements of economic law in the international arena including the World Trade Organization and its antecedents; dumping, subsidies, and other devices that alter the market; the International Monetary System, including the collapse of the Bretton Woods system; the debt of developing countries; the law of foreign direct investment, including changing perceptions of the rights of host states and multinational enterprises; and economic sanctions. The book also contains chapters on competition law, environmental law, and new chapters on intellectual property and the various forms of arbitration; demonstrating how these subjects fit into the framework of international economic law.
Professor Lowenfeld brings to his task a lifetime of practice and teaching experience to produce a book that will be of use to international lawyers and non-specialists alike.
Constructing the International Economy
by Rawi Abdelal, Mark Blyth, Craig Parsons
Focusing empirically on how political and economic forces are always mediated and interpreted by agents, both in individual countries and in the international sphere, Constructing the International Economy sets out what such constructions and what various forms of constructivism mean, both as ways of understanding the world and as sets of varying methods for achieving that understanding. It rejects the assumption that material interests either linearly or simply determine economic outcomes and demands that analysts consider, as a plausible hypothesis, that economies might vary substantially for nonmaterial reasons that affect both institutions and agents’ interests.Constructing the International Economy portrays the diversity of models and approaches that exist among constructivists writing on the international political economy. The authors outline and relate several different arguments for why scholars might attend to social construction, inviting the widest possible array of scholars to engage with such approaches. They examine points of terminological or theoretical confusion that create unnecessary barriers to engagement between constructivists and nonconstructivist work and among different types of constructivism.This book provides a tool kit that both constructivists and their critics can use to debate how much and when social construction matters in this deeply important realm.
Contributors: Rawi Abdelal, Harvard Business School; Jacqueline Best, University of Ottawa; Mark Blyth, Brown University; Mlada Bukovansky, Smith College; Jeffrey M. Chwieroth, London School of Economics; Francesco Duina, Bates College; Charlotte Epstein, University of Sydney; Yoshiko M. Herrera, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Paul Langley, Northumbria University; Craig Parsons, University of Oregon; Catherine Weaver, University of Texas at Austin; Wesley W. Widmaier, Saint Joseph’s University; Cornelia Woll, CERI-Sciences Po Paris
by Raj Kumar
by M. MARIA JOHN KENNEDY
Political Economy and International Economics
by Jagdish N. Bhagwati
Political Economy and International Economics is the fifth volume of collected essaysby the noted economist Jagdish Bhagwati. Following Essays in International Economic Theory (editedby Robert Feenstra) and Essays in Development Economics (edited by Gene Grossman), it reflectsBhagwati’s wide range of interests and his rare ability to combine economic theory and politicalanalysis.Many of Bhagwati’s writings provide fresh insights into old problems, from the theory ofcommercial policy, to foreign investment and labor migration; others open up new areas such asservices to analysis. Recent work on the theory of political economy, including DUP (directlyunproductive profit-seeking) activities and quid pro quo direct investment, breaks new ground. Alsoincluded are a number of previously inaccessible lectures covering such important issues as povertyand public policy. Cutting across several fields of economics, including public finance anddevelopment, these provide masterly syntheses and overviews of broader issues.Jagdish Bhagwati isArthur Lehman Professor of Economics and Professor of Economics at Columbia University. He is thefounding editor of the new journal Economics and Politics. Douglas A. Irwin is an economist with theBoard of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
International Economics 5E
Theories of International Economics
by Peter M. Lichtenstein
International economic theories emerged within particular social, economic and political frameworks and were developed as solutions to the problems of contemporary economics. In order to understand the increasingly complex and interdependent state of today’s international economy, we need to realise the importance of those theories that came before. However, many international economics textbooks do not place the theories they discuss within this historical context.
Theories of International Economics aims to redress the balance by taking a pluralistic approach, presenting with authority both orthodox and heterodox international economic theories. Each chapter shows the necessarily interdependent nature of schools of international economic theories by including an historical component that shows how each school of thought developed, why it developed and what it has to say about the contemporary world. This text examines a wide range of theories with an emphasis on the benefits of a pluralistic approach, addressing schools of thought including Classical, Neoclassical, Keynesian, Post Keynesian, Marxian, Austrian, Institutional and Feminist Economics, Mercantilism and Neo-Mercantilism, alongside – and in relation to – each other. This approach allows the scholarly value of each approach to be understood and appreciated, and in doing so enables a greater understanding of the world economy.
This book is suitable for use as either a core or supplementary text on international economics and international political economy courses.