International Trade Policies and Climate Change Governance

Author: P.K. Rao
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642252516
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This work offers a synthesis of the current approaches toward an integration of international trade and climate change, with a view to fostering potential improvements in policies and institutions affecting these. A number of pragmatic measures are proposed with reference to the WTO and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) regimes, which are expected to contribute toward enhanced climate change governance, as well as promoting international trade.

The Role of Climate Change in Global Economic Governance

Author: Bradly J. Condon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199654557
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Climate change represents an unprecedented challenge, the effects of which require an urgent and effective international response. This book analyses its effect on both developing and developed countries from an economic, financial, and legal perspective, assessing its interaction with international economic law.

Green Development in China

Author: Yanqing Jiang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811006938
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This book focuses on the key determinants of China’s sustainable development in the general context of globalization from an environmental perspective. The author presents expert analysis on China’s role in the world economy, trade openness, cross-border investments and sustainable development in China. Readers will gain an in-depth understanding of various important issues concerning China’s current and future environmentally sustainable development in this new era of globalization.

Trade and Climate Change

Author: Ludivine Tamiotti
Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint
ISBN: 9789287035226
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What do we know about climate change? What is the relationship between trade and climate change? How does trade affect greenhouse gas emissions and can more open trade help to address climate change? What is the range of national measures that can contribute to global mitigation efforts? These are just some of the questions discussed by this report from the World Trade Organization And The United Nations Environment Programme. The report aims to improve understanding about the linkages between trade and climate change. it shows that trade intersects with climate change in a multitude of ways. For example, governments may introduce a variety of policies, such as regulatory measures and economic incentives, To address climate change. This complex web of measures may have an impact on international trade And The multilateral trading system.

The Youth Experience Gap

Author: Francesco Pastore
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331910196X
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“The education to work transition of young people is key to a successful work-life and to fight youth unemployment. The book provides an impressive outline of the facts and convincing insights of the potential causes. This offers a large and broader audience help to adjust properly to achieve a better life.” Klaus F. Zimmermann, IZA, Bonn, Germany This work points to the youth experience gap as a key concept to explain the meager employment opportunities and earnings many young people face.The transition from education to work remains a long dark tunnel around the world. However, this book shows that there are striking differences between countries: in Germany, the young people of today are no worse off than their adult counterparts, while in Southern European and Eastern European countries they fare 3 through 4 times worse. The current economic and financial crisis has further exacerbated the situation for young people in many advanced economies. Observers are divided as to the optimal design of youth employment policy. Liberalists believe that the market itself should address youth disadvantages. More flexible labor markets should also guarantee greater labor turnover, including temporary work, so as to allow young people to move from one job to the next until they accumulate the work experience they need to become more employable and find the right career. In contrast, other economists oppose approaches focusing on entry flexibility and temporary work, claiming that the former type helps only the most skilled and motivated target groups, while the latter only allows young people to gather generic, not job-specific work experience.

Momentum Trading on the Indian Stock Market

Author: Gagari Chakrabarti
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 8132211278
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This study is an exploration of the Indian stock market, focusing on the possible presence of momentum trading. One thing, however, should be noted. While it is true that momentum trading, which tends to generate speculative bubbles, may result in a financial market crash, its nature in contrast might depend on the nature of the economy itself. The study, while exploring the presence and nature of momentum trading on the Indian stock market in recent years, seeks to relate it to significant structural breaks in the Indian or global economy. To be precise, it outlines a potential correlation between the instability in the stock market and the speculative trading on the market, exploring the question of whether it is human psychology that drives financial markets. In the process, the choice of a significant structural break has been obvious: the global financial meltdown of 2007-2008 – a crisis that has often been referred to as the worst ever since the crash of 1929. While analyzing the nature of momentum trading on the Indian stock market with regard to the financial crisis of 2007-08, the study takes into account two major representatives of the market, the BSE (Bombay Stock Index) and NSE (National Stock Index), for the period 2005 to 2012. This study seeks to answer a few important questions. First of all, it tries to unveil the underlying structure of the market. In doing so, it examines the following issues: (i) What was the latent structure of the Indian stock market leading up to the crisis of 2007-08? Does the structure offer insights into designing profitable trading strategies? (ii) Is it possible to construct a profitable portfolio on the Indian stock market? (iii) Is there any profitable trading strategy on the Indian stock market? While exploring these issues, the study delves deeper, breaking the whole period down into two sub-periods, before the crisis of 2008 and after the crisis. The purpose of this division is to determine whether there has been any discernible change in the market structure since the shock.

Indian Stock Market

Author: Gourishankar S. Hiremath
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 8132215907
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India is one of the major emerging economies of the world and has witnessed tremendous economic growth over the last decades. The reforms in the financial sector were introduced to infuse energy and vibrancy into the process of economic growth. The Indian stock market now has the largest number of listed companies in the world. The phenomenal growth of the Indian equity market and its growing importance in the economy is indicated by the extent of market capitalization and the increasing integration of the Indian economy with the global economy. Various schools of thought explain the behaviour of stock returns. The Efficient Market Theory is the most important theory of the School of Neoclassical Finance based on rational expectation and no-trade argument. The book investigates the growth and efficiency of the Indian stock market in the theoretical framework of the Efficiency Market Hypothesis (EMH). The main objective of the present study is to examine the returns behaviour in the Indian equity market in the changed market environment. A detailed and rigorous analysis, made with the help of the sophisticated time series econometric models, is one of the key elements of this volume. The analysis empirically tests the random walk hypothesis and focuses on issues like nonlinear dynamics, structural breaks and long memory. It uses new and disaggregated data on recent reforms and changes in the market microstructure. The data on various indices including sectoral indices help in measuring the relative efficiency of the market and understanding how liquidity and market capitalization affect the efficiency of the market.

Evolutionary Governance Theory

Author: Kristof Van Assche
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319009842
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​This short books offers the reader a remarkable new perspective on the way markets, laws and societies evolve together. It can be of use to anyone interested in development, market and public sector reform, public administration, politics & law. Based on a wide variety of case studies on three continents and a variety of conceptual sources, the authors develop a theory that clarifies the nature and functioning of dependencies that mark governance evolutions. This in turn delineates in an entirely new manner the spaces open for policy experiment. As such, it offers a new mapping of the middle ground between libertarianism and social engineering. Theoretically, the approach draws on a wide array of sources: institutional & development economics, systems theories, post-structuralism, actor- network theories, planning theory and legal studies.

The Global Crisis of 2008 and Keynes s General Theory

Author: Fikret Causevic
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319114514
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This book describes the international context and some of the factors that have weakened the influence of Keynesian economic thought. It illustrates economic responses offered by the new Keynesian school and the alternative perspective on the global crisis presented by the monetary circuit theory, with a special emphasis on Minsky’s financial instability hypothesis. The authors present a commentary on Keynes’s General Theory with an emphasis on his theory of the scarcity of capital, his analysis of the change in the structure of costs, and straightforward recommendation for a policy marked by very low interest, which he felt was needed to maintain full employment. Additionally, the book discusses major changes in the cost structure of globally active companies, resulting from the extremely intense international capital flows over the last three decades. The authors point out the need to redefine the open economy macroeconomics model, switching it from a world consisting of two major developed open economies to one consisting of two major open economies, one of which is developed and the other is developing.

Introduction to Intercultural Economics

Author: Rongxing Guo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642292763
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This book presents a methodological framework for the analysis of intercultural issues frequently misinterpreted by existing theories. It uses a challenge-and-response theory of cultural development to examine the relationship between different natural disasters and threats and the developments of ancient civilizations. The spatial interaction of ancient civilizations is assessed; and four non-linear patterns of intercultural dynamics are presented. Our empirical analyses of the four major ancient civilizations (the Mesopotamian, the Egyptian, the Indus, and the Chinese) focus on intercultural influences as well as how they have shaped the spatial dynamics of the world as a whole. This book also examines various aspects of intercultural economic influences, such as those of culture on international trade. Evidence from a broad panel of nations supports the presumption that high-income trade partners will be less sensitive to the measures of cultural dissimilarity than low-income trade partners between which cultural dissimilarity leads to barriers to international trade. The treatment of linguistic and religious factors as continuous variables in this book has improved past studies in which ‘language’ was treated as one or more dummy variables and ‘religion’ was ignored.