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  1. Competition in the Railway Industry

    Competition in the Railway Industry

    Edited by José A. Gómez-Ibáñez, Ginés de Rus
    Numerous countries have attempted to improve the performance of their railways by introducing more competition, but there is fierce debate and no consensus on how this is best achieved. This book reveals how railways were an obvious target for reform because they were often losing traffic and money, and because the government was typically deeply involved as either owner or regulator. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  2. The New Balancing Act in the Business of Higher Education

    The New Balancing Act in the Business of Higher Education

    Edited by Robert L. Clark, Madeleine d’Ambrosio
    In this volume, higher education leaders explore the challenges facing colleges and universities operating in today’s environment with constrained budgets and discuss a variety of strategies and solutions being employed to help ensure the ongoing vitality of America’s colleges and universities. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  3. Deregulation and its Discontents

    Deregulation and its Discontents

    Edited by M Ramesh, Michael Howlett
    Deregulation and its Discontents examines the different ways in which the issues related to deregulation and reregulation have been addressed in Asia. The role of government in business has gone through distinct, if overlapping, cycles: regulation, deregulation and reregulation. However, little is known about deregulation and even less about reregulation, particularly in relation to Asia. The contributors to this book examine the links between the cycles through detvailed analyses of the electricity market, pensions and stock markets in the Asia Pacific. They also offer an explanation of regulatory cycles. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  4. The Economics of Sport and the Media

    The Economics of Sport and the Media

    Edited by Claude Jeanrenaud, Stefan Késenne
    The relationship between sport and the media raises numerous issues and problems. This book outlines the current major policy concerns relating to the commercialization of sports broadcasting rights. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  5. Digital Broadcasting

    Digital Broadcasting

    Edited by Martin Cave, Kiyoshi Nakamura
    Digital television is transforming both broadcasting and, as a result of convergence, the larger world of communications. The impending analogue switch-off will have a major impact on households all over the developed world. Digital Broadcasting considers the effects of digital television on the availability, price and nature of broadcast services in the Americas, Europe and Japan. It shows how this depends upon what platforms – cable, satellite, fixed or wireless broadband – countries have available for use and also upon government policies and regulatory interventions. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  6. Public Policy and Immigrant Settlement

    Public Policy and Immigrant Settlement

    Edited by Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, Siew-Ean Khoo
    This book examines the role of immigration policy, and of economic and social policies involved in promoting the settlement of immigrants to Australia. It is based on research of two groups of recent immigrants who arrived six years apart during the 1990s holding a range of family reunion, skill and humanitarian visas. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  7. Advancing Public Goods

    Advancing Public Goods

    Edited by Jean-Philippe Touffut
    The studies cover topics in the conceptualization, classification and stratification of public goods. Also examined are public institutional design, global economic institutions and partnership typologies. Individual papers address the financing, regulatory, organizational and legal aspects relating to services of general interest in Europe. The dynamics of global public good production, including monopolies, patents, scientific uncertainty and market failures, are discussed. Empirical research on the state, profit and non-profit sectors is presented. Providing numerous examples of specific public goods, the contributions also highlight the impact of macroeconomic policies on provision. The book presents a broad diversity of new approaches to global public goods within the framework of mixed economies, beyond the standard economic analysis of public services. Learn More
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  8. Regulating Utilities and Promoting Competition

    Regulating Utilities and Promoting Competition

    Edited by Colin Robinson
    Regulating Utilities and Promoting Competition continues the series of annual books, published in association with the Institute of Economic Affairs and the London Business School, which critically review the state of utility regulation and competition policy. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  9. Reforming China’s State-owned Enterprises and Banks

    Reforming China’s State-owned Enterprises and Banks

    Becky Chiu, Mervyn K. Lewis
    This book’s starting point is that after two decades of experiments, during which other transition economies have effectively privatised all of their former state enterprises, China is still endeavouring to find a way to reinvent and re-engineer its own state-owned economic establishments. The authors explore these reforms along with the problems of China’s state-owned banks, which have long been troubled by the adverse loans of Chinese enterprises and face foreign competition in 2007 under China’s WTO commitments. Drawing on wide-ranging case studies of enterprise reform, Becky Chiu and Mervyn Lewis combine their extensive experience to give an authoritative account of China’s enterprise and bank reform agenda, involving property rights, improved corporate governance and stimulating enterprise. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 186.00   Web: $ 167.40
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  10. Regulating Development

    Regulating Development

    Edited by Edmund Amann
    Regulating Development examines the impact that regulation – good or bad – can have on the development of poorer societies. It opens with a succinct review of critical issues, including the implications of the spread of intellectual property rights legislation and the role of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 151.00   Web: $ 135.90
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  11. The Economics of Experiences, the Arts and Entertainment

    The Economics of Experiences, the Arts and Entertainment

    Åke E. Andersson, David E. Andersson
    The Economics of Experiences, the Arts and Entertainment serves as a welcome and unique introduction to various economic aspects of the production and consumption of art and entertainment products. The book begins with analyses and discussion of neoclassical production and utility functions, with a focus on art and entertainment as instances of experience goods or services. The authors then go on to present alternative Austrian and institutional approaches which focus on the role of creative entrepreneurs in the market process. Aesthetic and psychological theories are also discussed with a focus on their impact on producers’ and consumers’ decisions, as well as historical examples of creative centres, such as Renaissance Florence and Post World War II New York. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  12. The Economics of Non-selfish Behaviour

    The Economics of Non-selfish Behaviour

    Stephan Meier
    In standard economic theory human beings are portrayed as selfish money-maximizing actors. This book investigates the conditions under which people deviate from this prediction and when they are prepared to contribute to the common good in a more altruistic fashion. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  13. Integrated Assessment and Management of Public Resources

    Integrated Assessment and Management of Public Resources

    Edited by Joseph Cooper, Federico Perali, Marcella Veronesi
    This multidisciplinary work explores ways of making environmental policy decisions in managing public goods and natural parks with the goal of maximizing economic benefits to society. The contributors to the volume seek the best strategies for improving the environmental sustainability and quality of a public resource by showing how to develop quantitative information about the natural area and how it interacts with the economy. Such an analysis can be used to define policies that encourage interactions among institutions, local economic agents and park users. At the same time, it provides a measure to account for the implications of those policies on the local economy. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  14. Institutional Reform, Regulation and Privatization

    Institutional Reform, Regulation and Privatization

    Edited by Rolf W. Künneke, Aad F. Correljé, John Groenewegen
    This book provides evolutionary and institutional perspectives on the reform of infrastructure industries, tracing the development of this process in a number of sectors and countries. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  15. The Economic Impacts of Terrorist Attacks

    The Economic Impacts of Terrorist Attacks

    Edited by Harry W. Richardson, Peter Gordon, James E. Moore II
    Focussing on the economics of terrorism in the post 9/11 world, this book brings together original research based on the collaborative efforts of leading economists and planners. The authoritative and expert contributors use a variety of methodological approaches and apply them to different types of terrorist attacks (on airports, highways, seaports, electric power infrastructure, for example). Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 151.00   Web: $ 135.90
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  16. Regulatory Innovation

    Regulatory Innovation

    Edited by Julia Black, Martin Lodge, Mark Thatcher
    Much hype has been generated about the importance of innovation for public and private sector organisations. Regulatory Innovation offers the first detailed study of regulatory innovation in a multiplicity of countries and domains. This book draws on in-depth studies of innovation in regulatory instruments and practices across high- and low-technology sectors, across different countries and from the early to the late 20th century. Highlighting different ‘worlds’ of regulatory innovation – those of the individual, the organization, the state, the global polity, and innovation itself, this book offers a fresh perspective and valuable insights for the practice and study of regulatory innovation. Learn More
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  17. The Challenge of Public–Private Partnerships

    The Challenge of Public–Private Partnerships

    Edited by Graeme A. Hodge, Carsten Greve
    The aim of the book is to investigate how PPP reforms function in comparison to the more traditional methods of providing public sector services and infrastructure and who typically experiences the successes and failures of these reforms. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  18. Cost–Benefit Analysis and Evolutionary Computing

    Cost–Benefit Analysis and Evolutionary Computing

    John H.E. Taplin, Min Qiu, Vivian K. Salim, Renlong Han
    This book systematically addresses the issue of interdependence between road projects in a network, when prioritising and scheduling road expansion and maintenance. The book presents substantial applications for both rural and urban projects and to the optimization of maintenance. The authors confirm the extreme sensitivity to project timing but also show that solutions with almost equal net present values may have dissimilar work schedules. One of these may be selected on environmental or other grounds without losing road user benefits. They go on to explore and demonstrate the issues associated with the integration of evolutionary computing techniques, transport modelling and cost–benefit analysis to achieve an optimal road investment timetable. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  19. Pension Reform and Economic Theory

    Pension Reform and Economic Theory

    Sergio Cesaratto
    The book is the first of its kind to attempt to deal with the economics of pensions and ageing on the basis of a rigorous theoretical framework alternative to neoclassical economics. Sergio Cesaratto breaks the dominant conformism in the current pension debate and explains that the strength of the various reforms proposed depends on the validity of the economic theories on which they are respectively based. He also illustrates the relevance of the Sraffian criticism to undermine the theoretical core of the mainstream proposals. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  20. The Urban Response to Internationalization

    The Urban Response to Internationalization

    Peter Karl Kresl, Earl H. Fry
    Three decades of accelerated trade and financial market liberalization have had significant and lasting impacts on the global economy and its component entities. In this volume, Peter Karl Kresl and Earl Fry examine the impacts of these profound changes on the economies of urban areas, and the responses to them. They provide a comprehensive treatment of the issues surrounding internationalization, such as urban transport, communication, and production. In addition, the authors explore the effects of internationalization on municipal foreign affairs, urban governance, inter-city relations and structures, and strategic planning. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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