1. The Cournot Centre series

    Series editor: Robert M. Solow, Institute Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US, Co-founder and Chairman, Cournot Foundation, Paris, France

    This innovative new series - edited by Nobel Laureate Robert Solow - is an important forum for debating major issues in European economic policy. Drawing on the latest theoretical and empirical research, it will make an authoritative contribution to economic debates. Showcasing cutting-edge research by world-renowned economists, the books in this series will be essential reading for both scholars and policymakers concerned with the economic challenges facing Europe in the twenty-first century.

Books in this series

TOTAL: 10
  1. What’s Right with Macroeconomics?

    What’s Right with Macroeconomics?

    Edited by Robert M. Solow, Jean-Philippe Touffut
    Global crises are very rare events. After the Great Depression and the Great Stagflation, new macroeconomic paradigms associated with a new policy regime emerged. This book addresses how some macroeconomic ideas have failed, and examines which theories researchers should preserve and develop. It questions how the field of economics – still reeling from the global financial crisis initiated in the summer of 2007 – will respond. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 138.00   Web: $ 124.20
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  2. The Shape of the Division of Labour

    The Shape of the Division of Labour

    Edited by Robert M. Solow, Jean-Philippe Touffut
    How is work divided up in the household, within an industry, a nation or between continents? What are the dynamics of the division of labour? The wide-ranging contributions to this book explore these questions from technological, capital and political perspectives. They include in-depth studies of gender, the firm, countries’ economic specializations, ICTs, foreign direct investment and agriculture. In this book, ten distinguished contributors – economists, scholars and practitioners – take stock of the shape of the division of labour and provide useful policy recommendations. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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    2011   Paperback Price: $ 37.00   Web: $ 29.60
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  3. Does Company Ownership Matter?

    Does Company Ownership Matter?

    Edited by Jean-Philippe Touffut
    Do modes of management depend on company ownership? Does macroeconomic performance rely on shareholder value? The contributions collected in this book explore these questions from economic, historical and legal perspectives. They examine company ownership through the study of national institutions, with particular focus on North America and Europe. The twelve economic and legal specialists of this volume seek to explain why firms organized along the shareholder model have not outperformed other forms of ownership. Answers lie in the historical and institutional background of each country. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 138.00   Web: $ 124.20
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    2009   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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  4. Changing Climate, Changing Economy

    Changing Climate, Changing Economy

    Edited by Jean-Philippe Touffut
    How did climate change become an economic issue? Why is economic discourse so influential on the public policy of climate change? How can it best contribute to the scientific and public debates? Nine eminent scholars explain in this book both how economics has changed environmental understanding and how the study of climate change has modified the economy. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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    2009   Paperback Price: $ 47.00   Web: $ 37.60
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  5. Central Banks as Economic Institutions

    Central Banks as Economic Institutions

    Edited by Jean-Philippe Touffut
    The number of central banks in the world is approaching 180, a tenfold increase since the beginning of the twentieth century. What lies behind the spread of this economic institution? What underlying process has brought central banks to hold such a key role in economic life today? This book examines from a transatlantic perspective how the central bank has become the bank of banks. Thirteen distinguished economists and central bankers have been brought together to evaluate how central banks work, arrive at their policies, choose their instruments and gauge their success in managing economies, both in times of crisis and periods of growth. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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    2008   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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  6. Augustin Cournot: Modelling Economics

    Augustin Cournot: Modelling Economics

    Edited by Jean-Philippe Touffut
    From his earliest publications, Cournot broke from tradition with his predecessors in applying mathematical modelling to the social sphere. Consequently, he was the first to affirm the mathematization of social phenomena as an essential principle. The fecundity of Cournot’s works stems not only from this departure, but also from a richness that irrigated the social sciences of the twentieth century. In this collection, the contributors – including two Nobel laureates in economics – highlight Cournot’s profound innovativeness and continued relevance in the areas of industrial economics, mathematical economics, market competition, game theory and epistemology of probability and statistics. Each of the seven authors reminds us of the force and modernity of Cournot’s thought as a mathematician, historian of the sciences, philosopher and, not least, as an economist. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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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
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  8. Corporate Governance Adrift

    Corporate Governance Adrift

    Michel Aglietta, Antoine Rebérioux
    Recent corporate governance scandals have brought to the fore the inherent contradictions of a capitalism dominated by financial markets. This challenging book by Michel Aglietta and Antoine Rebérioux argues that capitalism’s basic premise – that companies must be managed in the sole interest of their shareholders – is incongruent with the current environment of liquid markets, profit-hungry investors and chronic financial instability. The authors advocate rather that a company should be managed as an institution where common objectives are developed for all stakeholders, and that this democratic principle should be extended to the management of collective savings to reduce macro-financial instability. These two conditions, they contend, could make contemporary capitalism a vehicle for social progress. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  9. The Future of Economic Growth

    The Future of Economic Growth

    Robert Boyer
    In this book, Robert Boyer follows the origins, course and collapse of the ‘new economy’ and proposes a new interpretation of US dynamism during the 1990s. He argues that the diffusion of information and communication technologies is only part of a story that also requires understanding of the transformation of the financial system, the reorganization of the management of firms and the emergence of a new policy mix. The book includes a long-term retrospective analysis of technological innovation, and an international comparison of OECD countries delivers an unconventional and critical assessment of the hope and the hype of the ‘new economy’. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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    2004   Paperback Price: $ 51.00   Web: $ 40.80
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  10. Institutions, Innovation and Growth

    Institutions, Innovation and Growth

    Edited by Jean-Philippe Touffut
    The first book in this important new series, under the general editorship of Nobel Laureate Robert Solow, Institutions, Innovation and Growth assembles a stellar cast of international contributors. Leading economists join the debate on innovation and economic growth, focussing on a broad spectrum of issues ranging from labour markets to corporate governance. Growth paths within the OECD are also assessed, with particular emphasis on contrasts between US and European models. The book seeks to identify those institutional factors, taking into account different national trajectories, which might serve to promote economic growth in Europe. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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    2004   Paperback Price: $ 79.00   Web: $ 63.20
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