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Economic Policy & Political Economy



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1931: Debt, Crisis, and the Rise of Hitler


Tobias Straumann

October 2020

In 1931,Tobias Straumann reveals the story of the fatal crisis, demonstrating how a debt trap contributed to the rapid financial and political collapse of a European country, and to the rise of the Nazi Party.

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Economics of Monetary Union

Thirteenth Edition


Paul De Grauwe

April 2020

Comprehensive, current, and unique in approach: the only textbook to discuss both the costs and benefits of monetary unions.

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Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction


Christopher J. Berry

October 2018

Very Short Introductions

Today Adam Smith, author of the Wealth of Nations, is associated with the promotion of self-interest and a defence of greed. Yet if Smith is actually read this is more a caricature than a faithful portrait. Berry offers a balanced and nuanced view of this seminal thinker, set against contemporary European history, politics, and philosophy.

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Development: A Very Short Introduction


Ian Goldin

March 2018

Very Short Introductions

o How do nations escape poverty and achieve economic and social progress? Ian Goldin, a former vice-president of the World Bank, explains what development means in its broadest sense - encompassing education, health, and gender equality as well as economic growth. He discusses the shift from state-led strategies, to ones driven by market forces.

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The Globalization Paradox: Why Global Markets, States, and Democracy Can't Coexist


Dani Rodrik

May 2012

Globalization, Rodrik argues, rests on shaky foundations. Despite the benefits it has brought to much of the world, there are profound conflicts of interest between democracy, national determination, and full economic globalization. He traces the idea's history, pinpoints its weaknesses, and points the way forward to a new 'smart globalization'

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