Throughout the U.S. trade history, the degree of protectionism that the United States (US) should adopt has always been at the center of its trade policy and a leading source of its domestic political conflict. Douglas A. Irwin’s book Clashing Over Commerce discusses comprehensively the history of US trade policy from the colonial period to modern days, including recent economic developments under the presidencies from Bill Clinton to Donald Trump.
The gap between men and women in social, cultural and economic equality is not inevitable. Bridging this disparity has been a goal of policymakers to reduce overall poverty and improve standard of living. The existing literature has typically overlooked feminist economics, especially the ramifications of trade policies with respect to gender. To address this issue, the Commonwealth Secretariat has been trying to make governments and institutions mindful of the differences in the actual and potential benefits of a policy that are realized by the two genders.
The rise of China, emergence of India and expansion of other economies in Asia are dramatically changing the Indo-Pacific maritime space. Technological advancements are making our accessibility to resources in, and access to oceans for political, economic and strategic purposes much easier than before. Amidst rising political and other uncertainties and the apparent threats to the ecology of the world’s oceans, there is growing attention among policymakers and researchers towards the management and governance of the oceans. Maritime Governance in South Asia is a timely book.
The rise of Asia represents a seminal turning point in history. Indeed, the next age of globalization could ultimately belong to Asia, reflected by a significant transfer of economic power. As a consequence of Asia’s rise on the global economic map, it has necessitated greater interconnection within, and with, the outside world. This development of interconnection is taking place between nations as well as across regions and sub-regions in Asia...
This book analyses the Indian economy after the 1991 reforms. It draws a panoramic picture of theIndian economy by familiarizing the reader with macroeconomic concepts in context of India. It is an interesting read for both an amateur and an expert looking forward to reform the Indian economy. The text is divided into eight chapters, covering eight major economic challenges of India. Each chapter is further divided into subtopics which elucidate concepts in depth regarding each issue.
Even as protectionist policies resurface and gain traction around the world, Why Growth Matters by Columbia University economists Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya (also the National Institution for Transforming India Aayog Vice-Chairman), offers a vision of growth driven by engagement with the world market and comprehensive reforms to dismantle India’s corrupt license-permit raj.
A half century ago, the increasing household income drove up the consumption level in the United States, contributing to social development and reshaping the global economic landscape. Now as the fast-growing middle class in China gradually becomes the country’s major source of productivity, a rapidly expanding group of Chinese wealthy consumers are changing the world at a pace unprecedented inhuman history, and in ways almost impossible to foresee even a few years before...