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  • Learning by Doing by James Bessen - Yale University Press
    looms but in Learning by Doing James Bessen argues that increased inequality is not inevitable Workers can benefit by acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to implement rapidly evolving technologies unfortunately this can take years even decades Technical knowledge is mostly unstandardized and difficult to acquire learned through job experience rather than in the classroom As Bessen explains the right policies are necessary to provide strong incentives for learning on the job Politically influential interests have moved policy in the wrong direction recently Based on economic history as well as analysis of today s labor markets his book shows a way to restore broadly shared prosperity James Bessen an economist is a lecturer at Boston University Law School He was founder and CEO of a software company that developed the first desktop publishing program A book that gets to the heart of the debate on productivity He provides at least a dozen policy prescriptions that are as relevant to the UK as they are to the US Nicky Morgan read this book Andrew Hilton Financial World Sometimes a book seems to fit so neatly with a reader s own preconceptions that one does not know whether to say well done or be irritated that someone else got there first This is one of those books I can only concur competence with emerging technology does not require a university diploma But it does require an enabling environment Andrew Hilton Financial World James Bessen is uniquely qualified to interpret technology issues having both rich historical expertise and startup experience I especially like the way he demystifies the concept of skills and questions the apotheosis of college diplomas and intellectual property rights This is one of the most hopeful yet realistic books in years Gavin Wright author of Sharing the Prize The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South James Bessen s provocative new book explores a critically important economic question what is it that in some epochs including today severs the link between productivity growth and increases in the median wage His answer developed within a rich tapestry of historical narrative focuses on the changing incentives faced by firms and individuals to invest in new skills and capabilities as technological systems are born go through adolescence and eventually mature His analysis and policy recommendations offer many challenges to established ways of thinking Alexander J Field author of A Great Leap Forward 1930s Depression and US Economic Growth Today everyone agrees that education is the key to wage growth But what kind of education In this enlightening and insightful book James Bessen shows that economic history can provide some useful and surprising answers to this question Hal Varian Chief Economist Google James Bessen an acute observer of economics and technology thinks lags from learning by doing explain why the IT revolution hasn t yet boosted wages A fascinating hypothesis and book Eric S Maskin Nobel laureate in Economics Mr Bessen sets out to refute the arguments of techno pessimists relying

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    Sort results by Please select Relevance Date published Date all books Title A Z Title Z A Learning by Doing The Real Connection Between Innovation Wages and Wealth James Bessen The Garamond Agency Inc The Garamond Agency Inc Format Hardback 312 pages ISBN 9780300195668 Published 02 Jun 2015 Price 25 00 Add to Basket book Available Buy this e Book Yale eBooks are available in a variety of formats including

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  • Natural Capital by Dieter Helm - Yale University Press
    shifts the parameters of current environmental debate As inspiring as his trailblazing The Carbon Crunch this volume will be essential reading for anyone concerned with reversing the headlong destruction of our environment Dieter Helm is Fellow in Economics New College Oxford He is also Professor of Energy Policy and Professorial Research Fellow Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment University of Oxford He lives in Oxfordshire UK The book is a valuable contribution written by an author who knows his subject and cares deeply about his message Nick Hanley Nature important well written and substantive Jonathan Porritt Resurgence Ecologist An important and serious book Andrew Sells Country Life The critical state of Nature demands a response this book is an important new contribution to finding solutions based on enlightened economics and ecology It takes a blueprint and turns it into a programme that aims to maintain the assets forming the planet s life support systems and to change the way we value the legacy we pass on to the next generation MIke Clarke Chief Exectutive RSPB Dieter Helm is an optimist and we need optimists right now He believes that there is an answer to the havoc that we are wreaking on the environment and that answer is to put a value on nature for its intrinsic worth its beauty and its economic utility He writes with charm and clarity about how that valuation should be done Now we need to show how we can put the idea into practice to support economic growth The National Trust is ready to play its part Helen Ghosh Director General The National Trust Anything that Dieter Helm writes on natural capital deserves to be read This book is no exception Here you will find a clear and reasoned explanation as to why putting the environment at the heart of our economy is the only way to attain a sustainable future Helm not only explains eloquently the economic arguments for this approach but also demonstrates how to finance the transition Ed Barbier author of Capitalizing on Nature Ecosystems as Natural Assets A clear and concise account of the natural capital issues facing our planet combined with a compelling proposed agenda for doing something about them Joe Grice Director and Chief Economist Office for National Statistics A spiky well researched and hard hitting read Tim Webb The Times on The Carbon Crunch I welcome this thought provoking contribution to a crucial debate about how we take better account of natural capital in economic decision making It sets out both the enormity of the problem and the challenges in addressing it but also proposes many practical recommendations for the way forward David Nussbaum The current environmental challenge may seem overwhelming but Natural Capital has the keys to unlock the gateway to sustainability Superbly written it is a thoroughly up to date classic and indispensable volume for anyone interested in a better future Thomas E Lovejoy This engaging book offers a coherent package of practical solutions Natural

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  • Austerity by Florian Schui - Yale University Press
    Veblen Weber Hayek and Keynes as well as the motives behind specific twentieth century austerity efforts The persistence of the concept cannot be explained from an economic perspective Schui concludes but only from the persuasive appeal of the moral and political ideas linked to it Florian Schui is an economic historian at the University of St Gallen Switzerland I t is an entertaining read and teaches us a lot about the difficulties of escaping one s history even after a good few thousand years have passed Vicky Pryce The Independent As Florian Schui an economic historian at the University of St Gallen in Switzerland points out in his elegantly written polemic the word austerity derives from an ancient Greek term for dryness of tongue Mr Schui s book is a timely reminder of the moral confusion that swirls around the austerity debate The Economist Florian Schui s beautifully written critique of austerity as a system of economic management is the best analysis of this half baked economic medicine Schui provides an excellent analysis of austerity as a system of morality which feeds on the guilt complex felt by the affluent who fear that prosperity is always both unsustainable and undeserved Austin Mitchell The House Magazine More like this Recently viewed titles prev next Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice James K Galbraith 18 99 Hope Springs Eternal Kim Oosterlinck 55 00 The Only Game in Town Mohamed A El Erian 18 99 Strangers on Familiar Soil Edward Dallam Melillo 30 00 Inglorious Revolution William R Summerhill 65 00 The Origins of Corporations Germain Sicard 60 00 Other People s Houses J D Jennifer S Taub 10 99 Learning by Doing James Bessen 25 00 The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism 1815 1860 Jack Lawrence Schermerhorn 60 00

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    2 Sort Results Filter Sort results by Please select Relevance Date published Date all books Title A Z Title Z A Austerity The Great Failure Florian Schui Format Hardback 224 pages ISBN 9780300203936 Published 04 Feb 2014 Price 16 99 Add to Basket book Available Buy this e Book Yale eBooks are available in a variety of formats including Kindle ePub and ePDF You can purchase this title from a

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    the Next One Meghnad Desai Format Hardback 304 pages ISBN 9780300213546 Published 07 Apr 2015 Price 18 99 Add to Basket book Available Buy this e Book Yale eBooks are available in a variety of formats including Kindle ePub and ePDF You can purchase this title from a number of online retailers see below Amazon co uk Blackwell s Foyles Google eBooks Hive co uk iTunes Kobo Tesco eBooks WH Smith Visit our eBooks page for more details Hard Times Inequality Recession Aftermath Tom Clark Anthony Heath Format Paperback 328 pages ISBN 9780300212747 Published 03 Feb 2015 Price 9 99 Add to Basket Constructing Private Governance The Rise and Evolution of Forest Coffee and Fisheries Certification Graeme Auld Yale Agrarian Studies Series Format Paperback 352 pages ISBN 9780300190533 Published 02 Dec 2014 Price 18 99 Add to Basket book Available Buy this e Book Yale eBooks are available in a variety of formats including Kindle ePub and ePDF You can purchase this title from a number of online retailers see below Amazon co uk Blackwell s Foyles Google eBooks Hive co uk iTunes Kobo Tesco eBooks WH Smith Visit our eBooks page for more details Works in Progress Plans and Realities on Soviet Farms 1930 1963 Jenny Leigh Smith Yale Agrarian Studies Series Format Hardback 288 pages ISBN 9780300200690 Published 02 Dec 2014 Price 50 00 Add to Basket book Available Buy this e Book Yale eBooks are available in a variety of formats including Kindle ePub and ePDF You can purchase this title from a number of online retailers see below Amazon co uk Blackwell s Foyles Google eBooks Hive co uk iTunes Kobo Tesco eBooks WH Smith Visit our eBooks page for more details The Bet Paul Ehrlich Julian Simon and Our Gamble Over Earth s Future Paul

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    are available in a variety of formats including Kindle ePub and ePDF You can purchase this title from a number of online retailers see below Amazon co uk Blackwell s Foyles Google eBooks Hive co uk iTunes Kobo Tesco eBooks WH Smith Visit our eBooks page for more details Europe s Deadlock How the Euro Crisis Could be Solved and Why it Won t Happen David Marsh Format Paperback 120 pages ISBN 9780300201208 Published 19 Jul 2013 Price 7 99 Add to Basket book Available Buy this e Book Yale eBooks are available in a variety of formats including Kindle ePub and ePDF You can purchase this title from a number of online retailers see below Amazon co uk Blackwell s Foyles Google eBooks Hive co uk iTunes Kobo Tesco eBooks WH Smith Visit our eBooks page for more details When the Money Runs Out The End of Western Affluence Stephen D King Format Hardback 304 pages ISBN 9780300190526 Published 14 May 2013 Price 20 00 Add to Basket book Available Buy this e Book Yale eBooks are available in a variety of formats including Kindle ePub and ePDF You can purchase this title from a number of online retailers see below Amazon co uk Blackwell s Foyles Google eBooks Hive co uk iTunes Kobo Tesco eBooks WH Smith Visit our eBooks page for more details Stumbling Giant The Threats to China s Future Timothy Beardson Format Hardback 512 pages ISBN 9780300165425 Published 03 May 2013 Price 25 00 Add to Basket book Available Buy this e Book Yale eBooks are available in a variety of formats including Kindle ePub and ePDF You can purchase this title from a number of online retailers see below Amazon co uk Blackwell s Foyles Google eBooks Hive co uk iTunes Kobo Tesco eBooks

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    Kindle ePub and ePDF You can purchase this title from a number of online retailers see below Amazon co uk Blackwell s Foyles Google eBooks Hive co uk iTunes Kobo Tesco eBooks WH Smith Visit our eBooks page for more details Good Italy Bad Italy Why Italy Must Conquer Its Demons to Face the Future Bill Emmott Format Hardback 304 pages ISBN 9780300186307 Published 08 Jun 2012 Price 18 99 Add to Basket book Available Buy this e Book Yale eBooks are available in a variety of formats including Kindle ePub and ePDF You can purchase this title from a number of online retailers see below Amazon co uk Blackwell s Foyles Google eBooks Hive co uk iTunes Kobo Tesco eBooks WH Smith Visit our eBooks page for more details The New Industrial Revolution Consumers Globalization and the End of Mass Production Peter Marsh Format Hardback 320 pages ISBN 9780300117776 Published 25 May 2012 Price 25 00 Add to Basket The Politics of Food Supply U S Agricultural Policy in the World Economy Bill Winders James C Scott Bill Winders Yale Agrarian Studies Series Format Paperback 304 pages ISBN 9780300181869 Published 02 Mar 2012 Price 15 99 Add to Basket I am Not Master of Events The Speculation of John Law and Lord Londonderry in the Mississippi and South Sea Bubbles Larry Neal Yale Series in Economic and Financial History Format Hardback 224 pages ISBN 9780300153163 Published 03 Feb 2012 Price 35 00 Add to Basket Realeconomik The Hidden Cause of the Great Recession and How to Avert the Next One Grigory Yavlinsky Antonina W Bouis Format Hardback 192 pages ISBN 9780300159103 Published 01 Nov 2011 Price 20 00 Add to Basket book Available Buy this e Book Yale eBooks are available in a variety of formats including Kindle ePub

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