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Rich People Poor Countries: The Rise of Emerging-Market Tycoons and their Mega Firms
by Caroline Freund
assisted by Sarah Oliver
January 2016

Like the robber barons of the 19th century Gilded Age, a new and proliferating crop of billionaires is driving rapid development and industrialization in poor countries. The accelerated industrial growth spurs economic prosperity for some, but it ... More >>



The Great Tradeoff: Confronting Moral Conflicts in the Era of Globalization
by Steven R. Weisman
January 2016

The global financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 has blasted livelihoods, inspired protests, and toppled governments. It has also highlighted the profound moral concerns long surrounding globalization. Did materialist ex ... More >>



From Stress to Growth: Strengthening Asia's Financial Systems in a Post-Crisis World
edited by Marcus Noland and Donghyun Park
October 2015

Asian financial systems, which serve the most economically dynamic region of the world, survived the global economic crisis of the last several years. In From Stress to Growth: Strengthening Asia's Financial Systems in a Post-Crisis WorldMore >>



Ukraine: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It
by Anders Åslund
April 2015

Ukraine suffered unprecedented political, economic, and military turmoil following Russia's annexation of Crimea in early 2014. Russian military aggression in the east and a legacy of destructive policies and corruption have created an imminent ex ... More >>



The Great Rebirth: Lessons from the Victory of Capitalism over Communism
edited by Anders Åslund and Simeon Djankov
November 2014

The fall of communism transformed the political and economic landscape in more than two dozen countries across Europe and Asia. In this volume published on the 25th anniversary of the fall, political leaders, scholars, and policymakers assess the ... More >>



Bridging the Pacific: Toward Free Trade and Investment between China and the United States
by C. Fred Bergsten , Gary Clyde Hufbauer and Sean Miner
assisted by Tyler Moran
October 2014

The terrain of the world trading system is shifting as countries in Asia, Europe, and North America negotiate new trade agreements. However, none of these talks include both China and the United States, the two biggest economies in the world. In t ... More >>



Markets over Mao: The Rise of Private Business in China
by Nicholas R. Lardy
September 2014

China's transition to a market economy has propelled its remarkable economic growth since the late 1970s. In this book, Nicholas R. Lardy, one of the world's foremost experts on the Chinese economy, traces the increasing role of market forces a ... More >>



Managing the Euro Area Debt Crisis
by William R. Cline
June 2014

First came the financial and debt crisis in Greece, then government financing difficulties and rescue programs in Ireland in 2010 and Portugal in 2011. Before long, Italy and Spain were engulfed by financial contagion as well. Finally in 2012, ... More >>



Inside the Euro Crisis: An Eyewitness Account
by Simeon Djankov
June 2014

In mid-2009 Simeon Djankov, who had dealt with a variety of economic and financial crises as chief economist for finance and private sector development at the World Bank, was suddenly thrust into the job of finance minister of his native Bulgar ... More >>



Confronting the Curse: The Economics and Geopolitics of Natural Resource Governance
by Cullen S. Hendrix and Marcus Noland
May 2014

Countries blessed with abundant natural resources often seek financial and political power from their supposedly lucky status. But the potentially negative impact of natural resources on development of poor countries is captured in the phrase "the ... More >>