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  1. The Economic Analysis of Universities

    The Economic Analysis of Universities

    Susanne Warning
    This book provides a theoretical and empirical analysis of strategic positioning of public universities. The concept of strategic groups from management theory and a formal equilibrium model of differentiation under strategic interaction are developed to explain heterogeneity and the role of teaching and research quality as the two main strategic variables of universities. Using data for German publicly funded universities, the empirical tests apply Data Envelopment Analysis and econometric methods. The results offer important insights for all countries where publicly funded universities play a role. Recent shifts towards more competitive university systems further increase the relevance of this book. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  2. Economics, Competition and Academia

    Economics, Competition and Academia

    Donald R. Stabile
    Donald Stabile places current concerns over the commercialization of academia in a historical context by describing the long-standing question of the extent to which market economics can and should be applied to higher education. The debate between Plato and Aristotle on one side and sophists on the other provides a foundation for the modern debate of endowment versus tuition models. The author tackles the intellectual discourse over the mission of higher education and the effect markets and competition might have on it. The discussion encompasses the ideas on higher education of leading economic thinkers such as Adam Smith, Jeremy Benthan, John Stuart Mill, Alfred Marshall, Thorstein Veblen and John K. Galbraith and identifies them as supporters of either sophism or virtue. Included, too, are the thoughts of educators and policymakers influenced by free market ideas, such as Benjamin Rush, Francis Wayland and Charles W. Eliot, as well as those opposed to them. In addition, the author explores the development of collegiate business schools in the US and how they were justified on the basis of virtue. The book concludes with a section on for-profit colleges and their relationship to sophism. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  3. Utility Regulation in Competitive Markets

    Utility Regulation in Competitive Markets

    Edited by Colin Robinson
    This significant new volume contains incisive chapters on a number of prominent concerns, including changes in the British system of utility regulation, the spectrum allocation question, liberalisation of EU energy markets, security of supply issues, reform in the European postal sector, the future of rail regulation, the cost of capital and Ofcom’s strategic approach to regulation. Chapters on each topic are followed by comments from regulators, competition authority chairmen and other experts in the relevant fields. By confronting the most important international developments in utility regulation, the authors offer practical policy recommendations for an effective way forward. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  4. Competitive Advantage and Competition Policy in Developing Countries

    Competitive Advantage and Competition Policy in Developing Countries

    Edited by Paul Cook, Raul Fabella, Cassey Lee
    The book discusses competition from different theoretical perspectives and examines the implications these viewpoints have for policy. The contributors assess competitiveness in domestic markets and the impact of foreign competition. They also review the experiences of a range of countries in developing competition policy and examine both the strengths and weaknesses of these policies. Learn More
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  5. Fiscal Fragmentation in Decentralized Countries

    Fiscal Fragmentation in Decentralized Countries

    Edited by Richard M. Bird, Robert D. Ebel
    Most countries, developed and developing, are fiscally decentralized with regional and local governments of varying importance. In many of these countries, some of these sub-national governments differ substantially from others in terms of wealth, ethnic, religious, or linguistic composition. This book considers how fiscal arrangements may strengthen or weaken national solidarity and the effectiveness with which public services are provided. In particular, the nation’s ability to cope with changes created by decentralization is explored. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  6. The Economic Costs and Consequences of Terrorism

    The Economic Costs and Consequences of Terrorism

    Edited by Harry W Richardson, Peter Gordon, James E. Moore II
    This landmark book covers a range of issues concerning the consequences of terrorist attacks. Beginning with a discussion of new policies and strategies, it then delves into specific areas of concern, modeling a range of possible scenarios and ways to mitigate or pre-empt damages. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  7. Impact Assessment and Sustainable Development

    Impact Assessment and Sustainable Development

    Edited by Clive George, Colin Kirkpatrick
    Translation of the principle of sustainable development into policy and practice, and the evaluation of the outcomes of these strategic interventions, are some of the most pressing challenges facing policymakers in Europe and beyond. The chapters in this book contribute to the debate surrounding these challenges. By exploring the conceptual and methodological issues relating to the evaluation of sustainable development and analysing European practice and experience, this work provides a coherent and integrated contribution to our understanding of these issues. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  8. Regulatory Economics and Quantitative Methods

    Regulatory Economics and Quantitative Methods

    Edited by Omar O. Chisari
    Regulatory Economics and Quantitative Methods comprises original contributions by leading researchers working on issues relating to regulation in Latin America. They focus on regulation in infrastructure industries and attempt to show how quantitative analysis can contribute to more effective regulation. In particular, they discuss central issues relating to the measures used for benchmarking natural monopolies, incentives and contractual arrangements used in the regulatory environment and the impact of regulation and regulatory processes. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  9. Reform and Leadership in the Public Sector

    Reform and Leadership in the Public Sector

    Joe L. Wallis, Brian E. Dollery, Linda McLoughlin
    The authors provide a fresh and accessible multi-disciplinary perspective on public management reform in this study. The work includes a broad survey of the paradigms and patterns that have shaped and differentiated the reform process in different countries. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  10. Sustainable Development in Europe

    Sustainable Development in Europe

    Edited by Uwe Schubert, Eckhard Störmer
    Evaluating sustainable development is becoming increasingly important in policy making, evaluation practice and the scientific world in general. However, at present, there is neither a generally accepted set of measures and evaluation methods, nor specific standards to be met. Sustainable Development in Europe addresses these issues and presents an important and concise analysis of state-of-the-art sustainable development evaluation policies, programmes and projects currently at work in Europe. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  11. Planning Cities for the Future

    Planning Cities for the Future

    Peter Karl Kresl
    Planning Cities for the Future links the study of urban economic competitiveness with urban planning and is able to ascertain the crucial factors for success in this area of public policy. These factors include effective governance, leadership and monitoring of performance. The author also reveals how economic turbulence – macro-economic stagnation, the emergence of competitors such as China and Central Europe and the introduction of the euro for example – all have distinct impacts on the economic development of cities. He also suggests that today’s economic strengths may create tomorrow’s social pathologies, a fact which city planners must always keep in mind. Peter Kresl’s book offers examples of cities that got it right and others that did not. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  12. Ageing and the Labor Market in Japan

    Ageing and the Labor Market in Japan

    Edited by Koichi Hamada, Hiromi Kato
    This book is a concerted attempt by economists to investigate and offer remedies for some of the difficulties associated with an ageing labor market. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  13. Environmental Policy and Corporate Behaviour

    Environmental Policy and Corporate Behaviour

    Edited by Nick Johnstone
    For the last 30 years, analysis of the inner workings of the firm has been largely absent from economic assessments of environmental policy. Recent work has highlighted the importance of understanding a firm’s commercial motivations, decision-making procedures and organizational structure when designing and implementing public environmental policies. Environmental Policy and Corporate Behaviour responds to this need, investigating the many internal challenges faced by firms seeking to implement new policies and achieve significant and long-lasting environmental progress. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  14. The Political Economy of Fiscal Reform in Central-Eastern Europe

    The Political Economy of Fiscal Reform in Central-Eastern Europe

    Frank Bönker
    This in-depth analysis of the changing role of political determinants in post-communist fiscal reform will strongly appeal to economists and political scientists interested in the political economy of policy reform, post-communist economic transformation and the role of international organizations (IMF, EU) in shaping domestic policy-making. Policy analysts interested in fiscal reform in Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic will also find much to interest them in this book. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  15. Performance Measurement and Regulation of Network Utilities

    Performance Measurement and Regulation of Network Utilities

    Edited by Tim Coelli, Denis Lawrence
    This book explores the important role that economic performance measurement is playing in the regulation of network utilities in many countries today. The contributors to the book – researchers from academia, regulatory agencies and consulting firms – address the use of efficiency measures in price regulation and in assessing the effects of past regulatory reforms. Industries examined include electricity supply, water supply, telecommunications and airlines, across a range of countries including the USA, UK, Norway, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 181.00   Web: $ 162.90
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  16. Privatization and Market Development

    Privatization and Market Development

    Edited by Graeme A. Hodge
    This accessible book aims to inform readers interested in assessing privatization and market development concepts on a global scale, and outlines a range of thinking on how these policy ideas have moved around the globe. Bringing together an international team of contributors, the book traces how privatization concepts have grown in application, and how they have spread to become a central policy idea for governments. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  17. Structural Change in Transportation and Communications in the Knowledge Society

    Structural Change in Transportation and Communications in the Knowledge Society

    Edited by Kiyoshi Kobayashi, T. R. Lakshmanan, William P. Anderson
    The transformation of the world economy from a system of nations trading materials-intensive goods to a system of seamless global networks for information-intensive goods and services has created the need for a comprehensive restructuring of transportation and communications activities. The contributors – transportation and communications analysts from Japan and the United States – address this restructuring from a variety of perspectives ranging from theoretical treatments of the role of information in the economy to applications of communications technologies for the collection of travel data. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 173.00   Web: $ 155.70
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  18. Competitive Electricity Markets and Sustainability

    Competitive Electricity Markets and Sustainability

    Edited by François Lévêque
    This book responds to the opening up of electricity markets to competition, which has completely changed the nature of power generation. The building of new generation and transmission capacity and the setting of the energy mix between nuclear, gas and renewable resources are mainly left to private initiative and investors. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  19. Regulatory Governance in Developing Countries

    Regulatory Governance in Developing Countries

    Edited by Martin Minogue, Ledivina Cariño
    The past decade has seen a quickening of the pace and extent of privatisation reforms in developing countries. An associated set of post-privatisation policies has seen the introduction of new and changed regulatory institutions. This book critically reviews regulatory reforms in developing countries, with a particulalr focus on the strengths and weaknesses of the ‘best practice’ model of reform, the significance of institutions of regulatory governance, and the impact of post-privatisation governance on development and poverty reduction agendas. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  20. Liberalization of the Postal and Delivery Sector

    Liberalization of the Postal and Delivery Sector

    Edited by Michael A. Crew, Paul R. Kleindorfer
    Recent and forthcoming changes in the regulation of postal and delivery services throughout the world will have a major impact on this important sector. The contributors to this timely book, a combination of academics and industry insiders, address the trends toward privatization and competition and illuminate the evolving economics of the sector. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 173.00   Web: $ 155.70
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