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Understanding the Basics of Economics
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NEW e-books in the NCC Library collection!
Doing Business 2020: Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies by
Call Number: HD 3611 .G73 2020 ONLINE
Publication Date: 2020
This book is the 17th in a series of annual studies investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. "Doing Business" presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 190 economies -- from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe -- and over time.
Handbook of Deep Trade Agreements by
Call Number: K 4600 .H26 2020 ONLINE
Publication Date: 2020
Deep trade agreements (DTAs) cover not just trade but additional policy areas, such as international flows of investment and labor, and the protection of intellectual property rights and the environment. Their goal is integration beyond trade, or deep integration. These agreements matter for economic development. Their rules influence how countries (and hence, the people and firms that live and operate within them) transact, invest, work, and ultimately, develop. Trade and investment regimes determine the extent of economic integration, competition rules affect economic efficiency, intellectual property rights matter for innovation, and environmental and labor rules contribute to environmental and social outcomes. This book provides the tools and data needed to analyze these new dimensions of integration, and to assess the content and consequences of DTAs. The book and accompanying database are the result of collaboration between experts in different policy areas from academia and other international organizations, including the International Trade Centre (ITC), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and World Trade Organization (WTO).
Poverty & Shared Prosperity 2020 by
Call Number: HC 79 .I5 W87 2022 ONLINE
Publication Date: 2022
Previous "Poverty and Shared Prosperity" reports have conveyed the difficult message that the world is not on track to meet the global goal of reducing extreme poverty to three percent by 2030. This new edition brings the unwelcome news that COVID-19, along with conflict and climate change, have not merely slowed global poverty reduction but reversed it for the first time in over 20 years. With COVID-19 predicted to push up to 100 million additional people into extreme poverty in 2020, trends in global poverty rates will be set back at least three years over the next decade. Today, 40 percent of the global poor live in fragile or conflict-affected situations, a share that could reach two-thirds by 2030. Multiple effects of climate change could drive an estimated 65 million to 129 million people into poverty in the same period. "Reversing the reversal" will require responding effectively to COVID-19, conflict, and climate change, while not losing focus on the challenges that most poor people continue to face most of the time.
Women & Trade: The Role of Trade in Promoting Gender Equality by
Call Number: HF 1379 .C49 2020 ONLINE
Publication Date: 2020
Trade can dramatically improve women's lives, creating new jobs, enhancing consumer choices, and increasing women's bargaining power in society. It can also lead to job losses and a concentration of work in low-skilled employment. Given the complexity and specificity of the relationship between trade and gender, it is essential to assess the potential impact of trade policy on both women and men, and to develop appropriate, evidence-based policies to ensure that trade helps to enhance opportunities for all. Research on gender equality and trade has been constrained by limited data and a lack of understanding of the connections among the economic roles that women play as workers, consumers, and decision makers. Building on new analyses and new sex-disaggregated data, this publication aims to advance the understanding of the relationship between trade and gender equality and to identify a series of opportunities through which trade can improve the lives of women.
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