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    The Undercover Economist

    R99,00 R220,00
    A brilliant and eye-opening explanation of the economics of everyday life - Britain's answer to FREAKONOMICS

    The Rift: A New Africa Breaks Free

    R149,00 R315,00
    A vivid, powerful and controversial look at how the world gets Africa wrong, and how a resurgent Africa is forcing us to think again

    The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: How to Run or Ruin an Economy

    R89,00 R225,00
    Tim Harford returns as the Undercover Economist with an even bigger target in his sights: to explain how the whole world economy works.

    8 Out of 10 Brits: Intriguing and Useless Statistics About the World's 79th Largest Nation

    R50,00 R380,13
    The British consume at least double the per capita quantity of baked beans eaten by any other nationality. 20 per cent of men claim that they can do DIY jobs better than any professional. Containing facts about who we are, information about what we do, and figures about how we've changed, this paints a numerical portrait of Britain.

    Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance

    R315,00
    The present is a contest between the bright and dark sides of discovery. To avoid being torn apart by its stresses, we need to recognize the fact-and gain courage and wisdom from the past. Age of Discovery shows how. Now is the best moment in history to be alive, but we have never felt more anxious or divided. Human health, aggregate wealth and education are flourishing. Scientific discovery is racing forward. But the same global flows of trade, capital, people and ideas that make gains possible for some people deliver big losses to others-and make us all more vulnerable to one another. Business and science are working giant revolutions upon our societies, but our politics and institutions evolve at a much slower pace. That's why, in a moment when everyone ought to be celebrating giant global gains, many of us are righteously angry at being left out and stressed about where we're headed. To make sense of present shocks, we need to step back and recognize: we've been here before. The first Renaissance, the time of Columbus, Copernicus, Gutenberg and others, likewise redrew all maps of the world, democratized communication and sparked a flourishing of creative achievement. But their world also grappled with the same dark side of rapid change: social division, political extremism, insecurity, pandemics and other unintended consequences of discovery. Now is the second Renaissance. We can still flourish-if we learn from the first.

    A manifesto for social change

    R135,00 R160,00
    A Manifesto for Social Change is the third of a three-volume series that started seven years ago investigating the causes of our country’s – and the continent’s – development obstacles. More than 20 years after the advent of democracy, we have the conclusion in the ‘trilogy’.

    Dear Undercover Economist: The Very Best Letters from the Dear Economist Column

    R89,00 R165,00
    * The very best letters from Tim Harford's celebrated Financial Times 'Dear Econonmist' column, collected herewith NEW letters for the paperback edition

    Superpower or neocolonialist?

    R190,00 R210,00
    Given its economic and political power South Africa is undeniably an African superpower. Yet some accuse it of behaving like a neocolonialist bully. Liesl Louw-Vaudran answers this accusation by examining key events, from Thabo Mbeki’s reform of the AU to the peace-keeping mission in the Central African Republic in 2013.

    Standing Up to the Challenge: China and the Global Financial Crisis

    R1 008,00
    Provides an overview on the global financial crisis and a detailed study of its impact on China. This work covers topics such as China's response to tackling the crisis and its impact on her once mighty manufacturing industry. It is suitable for students and academics interested in China's economy and the global financial crisis.

    Theories of Development: Contentions, Arguments, Alternatives

    R989,00
    This widely adopted text starts with the fundamentals--what is economic growth, what is development, and what is the relationship between these two concepts? The authors examine orthodox theories of growth grounded in different schools of economics (classical, neoclassical, Keynesian, neoliberal) before considering critical alternatives (Marxist, socialist, poststructuralist, and feminist). The book elucidates the basic ideas that underpin contemporary controversies and debates surrounding economic growth, environmental crisis, and global inequality. It highlights points of contention among the various theories, links them to historical and current world events, and works toward envisioning a form of development that makes life better for all.
    New to This Edition
    *Reflects the latest data and global development trends, such as the effects on economies of extreme weather events and climate change.
    *New discussions throughout the chapters, including the work of Thomas Piketty, Richard Florida, William Easterly, Niall Ferguson, and Arturo Escobar.
    *Responds to current crises, including the global financial meltdown and its consequences and the rise of finance capitalism.

    Construction item pricing

    R357,00
    The pricing of the component items of a project has a substantial influence on the profitability of the project for a contractor. Despite this, there has been relatively little research done on this subject since 'unbalanced bidding' (the manipulation of component item prices) was identified as a viable strategy 50 years ago.

    The Economics of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

    R1 064,00
    The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is a large, complex, and diverse region, which faces a wide range of economic issues. This book uses analytical tools drawn from the trade, labor, finance, and development literature to critically analyze and compare these countries' economic policies.

    Currencies, Crises, Fiscal Policy, and Coordination

    R1 960,00
    Provides an integrated compilation of selected major articles, that include contributions to the understanding of currency crises and financial contagion, the evolution of exchange rate regimes, and the interaction between national fiscal policies and regional monetary unions.

    Creating a Sustainable and Desirable Future: Insights from 45 Global Thought Leaders

    R700,00
    The major challenge for the current generation of mankind is to develop a shared vision of a future that is both desirable to the vast majority of humanity and ecologically sustainable.

    Comparative Advantage, Growth, and the Gains from Trade and Globalization: A Festschrift in Honor of Alan V Deardorff

    R2 548,00
    Alan Deardorff was 65 years old on June 6, 2009. To celebrate this occasion, a Festschrift in his honor was held on October 2-3, 2009, in the Rackham Amphitheater at the University of Michigan. This title includes reprints of many of Professor Deardorff's most important papers that underlie the reflections on his work by the Festschrift panelists.