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Measured Excess: Status, Gender, and Consumer Nationalism in South Korea

by Laura C. Nelson Columbia University Press (July 24, 2012)

This insightful analysis of the ways in which South Korean economic development strategies have reshaped the country's national identity gives specific attention to the manner in which women, as the primary...


The Activist Director: Lessons from the Boardroom and the Future of the Corporation

by Ira M. Millstein Columbia University Press (December 20, 2016)

Some of the worst corporate meltdowns over the past sixty years can be traced to passive directors who favored operational shortcuts over quality growth strategies. Thinking primarily about placating institutional...


Endangered Economies

by Geoffrey Heal Columbia University Press (December 20, 2016)

In the decades since Geoffrey Heal began his field-defining work in environmental economics, one central question has animated his research: “Can we save our environment and grow our economy?” This issue...


How Much Inequality Is Fair?

by Venkat Venkatasubramanian Columbia University Press (July 04, 2017)

Many in the United States feel that the nation’s current level of economic inequality is unfair and that capitalism is not working for 90% of the population. Yet some inequality is inevitable. The question...


Shapeholders

by Mark R. Kennedy Columbia University Press (May 09, 2017)

Today, all it takes is one organizational misstep to sink a company’s reputation. Social media can be a strict ethical enforcer, with the power to convince thousands to boycott products and services. While...


Efficiency, Finance, and Varieties of Industrial Policy

by Akbar Noman & Joseph E. Stiglitz Columbia University Press (November 29, 2016)

Industrial policy, once relegated to resource allocation, technological improvements, and the modernization of industries, should be treated as a serious component of sustainability and developmental economics....


Narrative and Numbers: The Value of Stories in Business

by Aswath Damodaran Columbia University Press (January 10, 2017)

How can a company that has never turned a profit have a multibillion dollar valuation? Why do some start-ups attract large investments while others do not? Aswath Damodaran, finance professor and experienced...


Class Clowns: How the Smartest Investors Lost Billions in Education

by Jonathan A. Knee Columbia University Press (November 08, 2016)

The past thirty years have seen dozens of otherwise successful investors try to improve education through the application of market principles. They have funneled billions of dollars into alternative schools,...


Too Little, Too Late: The Quest to Resolve Sovereign Debt Crises

by Martin Guzman, Jose Antonio Ocampo & Joseph E. Stiglitz Columbia University Press (April 26, 2016)

The current approach to resolving sovereign debt crises does not work: sovereign debt restructurings come too late and do too little. Though they impose enormous costs on societies, these restructurings are...


The Conversational Firm: Rethinking Bureaucracy in the Age of Social Media

by Catherine J. Turco Columbia University Press (August 09, 2016)

A fast-growing social media marketing company, TechCo encourages all of its employees to speak up. By promoting open dialogue across the corporate hierarchy, the firm has fostered a uniquely engaged workforce...


Crude Volatility: The History and the Future of Boom-Bust Oil Prices

by Robert McNally Columbia University Press (January 17, 2017)

Oil is the lifeblood of modern civilization, ranking alongside food as one of our most critical commodities. It drives geopolitical, economic, and financial affairs, as well as environmental debates and policymaking....


Determinants of Health: An Economic Perspective

by Michael Grossman Columbia University Press (August 08, 2017)

This collection of Michael Grossman's most important papers adds essential background and depth to his work on economic-based determinants of public health. Grossman organizes his essays into four categories...


New Frontiers of Sovereign Investment

by Malan Rietveld & Perrine Toledano Columbia University Press (May 16, 2017)

Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) can be exceptionally effective tools for national resources revenue management in the current global economy. As a response to the challenges posed by financial shocks, SWFs are...


Rational Investing: The Subtleties of Asset Management

by Hugues Langlois & Jacques Lussier Columbia University Press (March 07, 2017)

To the average investor, playing the market seems like a high-stakes, high-risk gamble, with success tied almost wholly to luck. In Rational Investing, the asset manager Hugues Langlois and the finance professor...


Discovering Prices

by Paul Milgrom Columbia University Press (May 23, 2017)

Traditional economics focuses on hypothetical markets in which prices alone can guide efficient allocation, with no need for central organization. Such models build from Adam Smith’s famous concept of the...


Venture Investing in Science

by Douglas W. Jamison & Stephen R. Waite Columbia University Press (June 06, 2017)

Over the past decade, software companies have increasingly monopolized the flow of venture capital, starving support for scientific research and its transformative discoveries. New medicines, cheaper and faster...


Big Money Thinks Small: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing

by Joel Tillinghast Columbia University Press (August 15, 2017)

Investors are tempted daily with misinformation. They make lucky bets that breed false confidence, and their high-stakes gambles can take an emotional toll. How can anyone stay focused in such a volatile profession?...


Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress

by Joseph E. Stiglitz & Bruce C. Greenwald Columbia University Press (October 06, 2015)

Creating a Learning Society explains how the countries of the world went from centuries of stagnation to the enormous increases in standards of living that have marked the last two hundred and fifty years: they...


The Digital Transformation Playbook: Rethink Your Business for the Digital Age

by David L. Rogers Columbia University Press (April 05, 2016)

The fast-moving digital environment has been disorienting for traditional businesses, and many may not even realize their strategies are outdated. If managed correctly, lagging businesses can transition by harnessing...


Book of Value: The Fine Art of Investing Wisely

by Anurag Sharma Columbia University Press (September 06, 2016)

The financial markets are incredibly noisy and full of opinions, innuendo, and misinformation. They overwhelm the senses, confuse, and disorient, inviting all kinds of deception. No lesson on investing is complete...


Industrial Policy and Economic Transformation in Africa

by Akbar Noman & Joseph E. Stiglitz Columbia University Press (September 15, 2015)

The revival of economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is all the more welcome for having followed one of the worst economic disasters since the industrial revolution. Six of the world’s fastest growing economies...


The Power of a Single Number: A Political History of GDP

by Philipp Lepenies Columbia University Press (April 26, 2016)

Since it was first widely used in the mid-twentieth century, GDP has become the most powerful statistical indicator of our time. Practically all governments adhere to the idea that GDP growth is a primary political...


Macroeconomics and Development: Roberto Frenkel and the Economics of Latin America

by Mario Damill, Martín Rapetti & Guillermo Rozenwurcel Columbia University Press (March 15, 2016)

Latin American neo-structuralism is a cutting-edge, regionally focused economic theory with broad implications for macroeconomics and development economics. One of its most important proponents, Roberto Frenkel...


The Economics of Air Pollution in China: Achieving Better and Cleaner Growth

by Jun Ma Columbia University Press (November 29, 2016)

Suffocating smog regularly envelops Chinese metropolises from Beijing to Shanghai, clouding the future prospect of China’s growth sustainability. Air pollutants do not discriminate between the rich and the...


If You're in a Dogfight, Become a Cat!

by Leonard Sherman Columbia University Press (January 10, 2017)

When Yellow Tail wines launched in 2001, they battled 6,500 other wineries for a share of the American market. By 2007, Yellow Tail sales in the United States exceeded the sales of all French wineries combined....


The People's Money: How China is Building a Global Currency

by Paola Subacchi Columbia University Press (November 15, 2016)

Many of the world’s major economies boast dominant international currencies. Not so for China. Its renminbi has lagged far behind the pound, the euro, and the dollar in global circulation—and for good reason....


Ecological Economics for the Anthropocene: An Emerging Paradigm

by Peter G. Brown & Peter Timmerman Columbia University Press (September 01, 2015)

Ecological Economics for the Anthropocene provides an urgently needed alternative to the long-dominant neoclassical economic paradigm of the free market, which has focused myopically—even fatally—on the boundless...


The Age of Sustainable Development

by Jeffrey D. Sachs & Ki-moon Ban Columbia University Press (January 20, 2015)

Jeffrey D. Sachs has shown himself to be one of the world’s most perceptive and original analysts of global development in his groundbreaking books, including The End of Poverty and Common Wealth: Economics...


Designed Leadership

by Moura Quayle Columbia University Press (July 18, 2017)

Corporate leadership can be myopic in its unwillingness to fail. Education and experience can be limiting to executives-except for lessons learned from the world of design, which, when applied to management,...


A Brief History of Entrepreneurship: The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World

by Joe Carlen Columbia University Press (October 11, 2016)

Through engaging vignettes, A Brief History of Entrepreneurship charts how the pursuit of profit by private individuals has been a prime mover in revolutionizing civilization. Entrepreneurs often butt up against...


Rethinking Investment Incentives: Trends and Policy Options

by Ana Teresa Tavares-Lehmann, Perrine Toledano, Lise Johnson & Lisa Sachs Columbia University Press (July 05, 2016)

Governments often use direct subsidies or tax credits to encourage investment and promote economic growth and other development objectives. Properly designed and implemented, these incentives can advance a wide...


Governing Access to Essential Resources

by Katharina Pistor & Olivier De Schutter Columbia University Press (December 08, 2015)

Essential resources do more than satisfy people’s needs. They ensure a dignified existence. Since the competition for essential resources, particularly fresh water and arable land, is increasing, and standard...


Economic Thought: A Brief History

by Heinz D. Kurz & Jeremiah Riemer Columbia University Press (May 03, 2016)

In this concise and strategic history, Heinz D. Kurz selects major moments in the development of economic ideas to portray the growth of the field and how economic insights are acquired, lost, and reborn. His...


Green Capital: A New Perspective on Growth

by Christian de Perthuis, Pierre-André Jouvet & Michael Westlake Columbia University Press (October 13, 2015)

Challenging the certainty that ecological preservation is incompatible with economic growth, Green Capital shifts the focus from the scarcity of raw materials to the deterioration of the great natural regulatory...


FDA in the Twenty-First Century: The Challenges of Regulating Drugs and New Technologies

by Holly Fernandez Lynch & I. Glenn Cohen Columbia University Press (September 08, 2015)

In its decades-long effort to assure the safety, efficacy, and security of medicines and other products, the Food and Drug Administration has struggled with issues of funding, proper associations with industry,...


Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor

by Tren Griffin Columbia University Press (September 15, 2015)

Charlie Munger, Berkshire Hathaway’s visionary vice chairman and Warren Buffett’s indispensable financial partner, has outperformed market indexes again and again, and he believes any investor can do the...


Wall Streeters: The Creators and Corruptors of American Finance

by Edward Morris Columbia University Press (October 13, 2015)

The factors that led to the 2008 financial collapse, the terms of America’s postcrisis recovery, the forces expanding corporate and private wealth, and the growing influence of money in politics—many of Wall...


Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization

by Edward D. Hess Columbia University Press (September 23, 2014)

New and evolving technologies and increasing globalization continue to impact many businesses. To compete in this rapidly changing environment, individuals and organizations must take their ability to learn—the...


The Best Business Writing 2014

by Dean Starkman, Martha M. Hamilton & Ryan Chittum Columbia University Press (November 25, 2014)

A breakout success, our anthology of the year’s best business investigative writing includes provocative essays on the ongoing collapse of American middle-class jobs under the weight of maximizing shareholder...


Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values

by Lawrence A. Cunningham Columbia University Press (October 21, 2014)

Berkshire Hathaway, the $300 billion conglomerate that Warren Buffett built, is among the world’s largest and most famous corporations. Yet, for all its power and celebrity, few people understand Berkshire,...


Investment: A History: A History

by Norton Reamer & Jesse Downing Columbia University Press (February 16, 2016)

Investing—the commitment of resources to achieve a return—affects individuals, families, companies, and nations, and has done so throughout history. But until sixteenth-century Amsterdam, investing was a privilege...


Capital of Capital: Money, Banking, and Power in New York City

by Steven H. Jaffe, Jessica Lautin & Museum of the City of New York Columbia University Press (May 06, 2014)

From Revolutionary-era bank notes and stock and bond trading during the Civil War to the invention of modern mortgages and the 2008 financial collapse, Capital of Capital explores how New York City gave rise...


The Seventh Sense: How Flashes of Insight Change Your Life

by William Duggan Columbia University Press (May 19, 2015)

Flashes of insight—the “Eureka!” moments that produce new and useful ideas in a single thought—are behind some of the world’s most creative and practical innovations. This book shows how to cultivate...


Looks Good on Paper?: Using In-Depth Personality Assessment to Predict Leadership Performance

by Leslie S. Pratch Columbia University Press (June 17, 2014)

Leslie S. Pratch is a practicing psychologist who focuses on assessing and coaching executives who occupy or are candidates for top positions in business organizations. In this book, she shares insights from...


Engaged Journalism: Connecting With Digitally Empowered News Audiences

by Jake Batsell Columbia University Press (February 03, 2015)

Engaged Journalism explores the changing relationship between news producers and audiences and the methods journalists can use to secure the attention of news consumers. Based on Jake Batsell’s extensive experience...


Winnebago Nation: The RV in American Culture

by James B. Twitchell Columbia University Press (April 08, 2014)

There are close to 8.5 million RVs on the U.S. highways and roads today, and if you are a man in your fifties, there is a good chance you have owned or are about to own a recreational vehicle. Winnebago Nation...


Passion for Reality: The Extraordinary Life of the Investing Pioneer Paul Cabot

by Michael R. Yogg & John C. Bogle Columbia University Press (February 18, 2014)

Paul Cabot (1898–1994) was an innovative mutual fund manager and executive known for his strong character, charismatic personality, and trendsetting achievements. Iconoclastic and rebellious, Cabot broke free...


Uncertainty, Expectations, and Financial Instability: Reviving Allais's Lost Theory of Psychological Time

by Eric Barthalon Columbia University Press (November 11, 2014)

Eric Barthalon applies the neglected theory of psychological time and memory decay of Nobel Prize–winning economist Maurice Allais (1911–2010) to model investors’ psychology in the present context of recurrent...


The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia's Environmental Emergency

by Mark L. Clifford Columbia University Press (March 31, 2015)

One of Asia’s best-respected writers on business and economy, Hong Kong-based author Mark L. Clifford provides a behind-the-scenes look at what companies in China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, South...


How Finance Is Shaping the Economies of China, Japan, and Korea

by Yung Chul Park & Hugh Patrick Columbia University Press (November 19, 2013)

This volume connects the evolving modern financial systems of China, Japan, and Korea to the development and growth of their economies through the first decade of the twenty-first century. It also identifies...