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The Price of Coal

By Michael P. Jackson
  • ISBN Code: : 1351397435
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 226
  • Category : Business & Economics
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This book, originally published in 1974, examines the changes that took place in the market position of the coal industry in the twentieth century. It examines in detail the position of the industry during the two World Wars, the problems of the inter-war years, the effects of nationalisation and the coal shortage after the Second World War, the decline of the markets in the 1960s and the consequences of the energy crisis of the early 1970s. The book analyses what problems the changes caused, and what measures were taken to try to overcome them. Looking in detail at the industrial disputes of 1971/2 and 1973/4 the book shows how the miners' actions fitted in closely with their past experiences and behaviour patterns.

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Analyzing Demand Behavior

By Douglas R. Bohi
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135984905
  • Total of Pages : 177
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 178
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First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Technological Economics

By Shoubo Xu
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 9811585822
  • Total of Pages : 929
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 684
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This book creatively puts forward the subject nature, object, system, theory, method and application of technical economics, and brings together the research achievements of 50 years, especially the latest research results. It is of great significance for the development of China's technical and economic disciplines and the cultivation of special talents for technical and economic development. It is of great significance for the solution of major technical and economic problems in economic and social development, and has a landmark significance in the history of world technical economics. The book can be used as teaching material for both the liberal arts, science and engineering students within higher education institutions, and as a leading cadre training source for engineers. Furthermore, it can facilitate readers engaged in policy making, program planning, macro control, evaluation of investment decision, feasibility studies, project with aspects such as government, consulting companies, banks, and financial personnel needs. Also this book can aid readers with engineering design, product development, business management, as well as with the needs of engineering and technical personnel and enterprise management personnel.

Link Proceedings 1991, 1992

By Bert G Hickman,Lawrence Klein
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  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Book Code : 981449707X
  • Total of Pages : 364
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 207
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This book covers two years of research activities associated with Project LINK, which is based on a model of the world economy, covering 79 countries or regional groupings of countries. Papers dealing with interesting thematic issues were carefully selected and expanded into full articles. The subjects studied by various LINK participants for reporting at annual meetings include exchange rate systems, international investment, environmental protection, international economic institutions, LINK system improvements, and international economic policy. As always, there are contributions dealing with methodological advances for world modeling. Contents:European Issues:The Implications of a Single European Currency and Monetary Policy: Prospects and Policy Issues (N C Garganas)The Degree of Convergence Within the EMS (S G Hall et al.)Is the Bundesbank Different from Other Central Banks? (M Funke & S G Hall)Testing for Purchasing Power Parity and Interest Rate Parities on Norwegian Data (A S Jore et al.)Large Econometric Models for the Period of Transition (The Polish Case) (W Welfe)Environmental Issues:International Aspects of Carbon Taxation (R K Kaufmann & P Pauly)Long-Term Impacts of Carbon Taxes on Global Environment and Growth (S Shishido)Macroeconomic Impacts of CO2 Reduction Policies (H Glueck & S P Schleicher)Development Economics:Industrial Policy in Korea: Past Experiences and Future Directions (O-S Hyun)The Pursuit of New Economic Diplomacy: Economic Cooperation Between Korea and Russia (O-S Hyun)South–North Investment by Developing Countries in the EC: A Sign of the Emergence of New Investors (S Page)Economic Cooperation in Asia: NIEs and ASEAN (M Toida)Statistical and Econometric Methodology:The Treatment of Expectations Effects in Large Scale Models (S G Hall & A Garratt)Some Comments and Proposals on the Statistical Infrastructure and Regional Information System for the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) Countries (O Güvenen)A Monthly Econometric Model for Turkey, January 1981 – June 1991 (S Özmucur)SAM-Based Short-Term Forecasting Model for a Small Developing Oil Economy: The Congo (J K Thisen)Pricing to Market: Exploring New Export Price Equations for the LINK Model (B Gangnes et al.) Readership: Economists, bankers and economic policy makers. keywords:

The World After Cheap Oil

By Rauli Partanen,Harri Paloheimo,Heikki Waris
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317615980
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 331
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Substantial evidence suggests that we are currently living at the peak of oil production with few prospects for cheap oil ever returning. Yet the media, politicians and regular people have hardly started to talk about what this means. Oil literally runs our societies from transportation to food production to economic activity. Without oil, everything stops. There are powerful arguments that if we fail to increase oil production, we will also fail to grow our economy as a whole. For oil importing western nations the news is bleak; higher oil prices seem to put a glass ceiling on their economic growth, making current debt problems worse no matter what monetary and economic policies we might choose. The World After Cheap Oil offers a thorough package of information about oil; its uses and its role in our society’s important sectors. It presents the most prominent substitutes and alternatives, and their limits and promises. It also delves deep into the many risks, problems and mechanisms that can make the world after cheap oil a much more unstable place for nations and humanity as a whole. The book also explains why there has been so little public debate on the subject, and what the future might look like after oil production starts its final, terminal decline.

Atlantic Ports and the First Globalisation c. 1850-1930

By Miguel Suárez Bosa
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137327987
  • Total of Pages : 203
  • Category : History
  • Members : 520
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Port cities were the means through which cultural and economic exchange took place between continental societies and the maritime world. In examining the ports of Brazil, the Caribbean and West Africa, this volume will provide fresh insight into the meaning of the 'First Globalisation'.

Power Generation and the Environment

By Anco S. Blazev
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 8770223106
  • Total of Pages : 1333
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 274
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Natural and man-made changes in the environment create a very complex picture. This book analyzes this picture and provides snapshots of different areas of interest and to make suggestions for future work on cleaning and stabilizing the Earth's environment. Starting with conventional energy generation and moving on to renewable energies, this book analyzes and calculates their environmental impact and the lesser known aspects of their "cradle-to-grave" life cycle such as the irreversible environmental damage done during the manufacturing of solar and wind equipment and during the installation, operation, and decommissioning of large scale hydro, solar, and wind power plants.

The Politics and Economics of Britain's Foreign Aid

By Tim Lankester
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136271236
  • Total of Pages : 194
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 324
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The Pergau dam in Malaysia was the most controversial project in the history of British aid. Because of its high cost, it was a poor candidate for aid funding. It was provided in part to honour a highly irregular promise of civil aid in connection with a major arms deal. After two parliamentary inquiries and intense media coverage, in a landmark judgement the aid for Pergau was declared unlawful. Tim Lankester offers a detailed case study of this major aid project and of government decision-making in Britain and Malaysia. Exposing the roles played by key politicians and other stakeholders on both sides, he analyses the background to the aid/arms linkage, and the reasons why the British and Malaysian governments were so committed to the project, before exploring the response of Britain’s Parliament, and its media and NGOs, and the resultant legal case. The main causes of the Pergau debacle are carefully drawn out, from conflicting policy agendas within the British government to the power of the business lobby and the inability of Parliament to provide any serious challenge. Finally, Lankester asks whether, given what was known at the time and what we know now, he and his colleagues in Britain’s aid ministry were correct in their objections to the project. Pergau is still talked about as a prime example of how not to do aid. Tim Lankester, a key figure in the affair, is perfectly placed to provide the definitive account. At a time when aid budgets are under particular scrutiny, it provides a cautionary tale.

Energy Law in India

By Mohammad Naseem,Saman Naseem
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  • Publisher : Kluwer Law International B.V.
  • Book Code : 904118936X
  • Total of Pages : 302
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 797
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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book provides a systematic approach to legislation and legal practice concerning energy resources and production in India. The book describes the administrative organization, regulatory framework, and relevant case law pertaining to the development, application, and use of such forms of energy as electricity, gas, petroleum, and coal, with attention as needed to the pervasive legal effects of competition law, environmental law, and tax law. A general introduction covers the geography of energy resources, sources and basic principles of energy law, and the relevant governmental institutions. Then follows a detailed description of specific legislation and regulation affecting such factors as documentation, undertakings, facilities, storage, pricing, procurement and sales, transportation, transmission, distribution, and supply of each form of energy. Case law, intergovernmental cooperation agreements, and interactions with environmental, tax, and competition law are explained. Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable resource for energy sector policymakers and energy firm counsel handling cases affecting India. It will also be welcomed by researchers and academics for its contribution to the study of a complex field that today stands at the foreground of comparative law.

Introduction to the Economics of Financial Markets

By James Bradfield
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 9780198042440
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 145
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There are many textbooks for business students that provide a systematic, introductory development of the economics of financial markets. However, there are as yet no introductory textbooks aimed at more easily daunted undergraduate liberal arts students. Introduction to the Economics of Financial Markets fills this gap by providing an extremely accessible introductory exposition of how economists analyze both how, and how well, financial markets organize the intertemporal allocation of scarce resources. The central theme is that the function of a system of financial markets is to enable consumers, investors, and managers of firms to effect mutually beneficial intertemporal exchanges. James Bradfield uses the standard concept of economic efficiency (Pareto Optimality) to assess the efficacy of the financial markets. He presents an intuitive, and introductory, understanding of the primary theoretical and empirical models that economists use to analyze financial markets, and then uses these models to discuss implications for public policy. Students who use this text will acquire an understanding of the economics of financial markets that will enable them to read, with some sophistication, articles in the public press about financial markets and about public policy toward those markets. The book is addressed to undergraduate students in the liberal arts, but will also be useful for undergraduate and beginning graduate students in programs of business administration who want an understanding of how economists assess financial markets against the criteria of allocative and informational efficiency.

A Revision of the Treaty

By John Maynard Keynes
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  • Publisher : 北戴河出版
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 681
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The State of Opinion It is the method of modern statesmen to talk as much folly as the public demand and to practise no more of it than is compatible with what they have said, trusting that such folly in action as must wait on folly in word will soon disclose itself as such, and furnish an opportunity for slipping back into wisdom,—the Montessori system for the child, the Public. He who contradicts this child will soon give place to other tutors. Praise, therefore, the beauty of the flames he wishes to touch, the music of the breaking toy; even urge him forward; yet waiting with vigilant care, the wise and kindly savior of Society, for the right moment to snatch him back, just singed and now attentive. I can conceive for this terrifying statesmanship a plausible defense. Mr. Lloyd George took the responsibility for a Treaty of Peace, which was not wise, which was partly impossible, and which endangered the life of Europe. He may defend himself by saying that he knew that it was not wise and was partly impossible and endangered the life of Europe; but that public passions and public ignorance play a part in the world of which he who aspires to lead a democracy must take account; that the Peace of Versailles was the best momentary settlement which the demands of the mob and the characters of the chief actors conjoined to permit; and for the life of Europe, that he has spent his skill and strength for two years in avoiding or moderating the dangers. Such claims would be partly true and cannot be brushed away. The private history of the Peace Conference, as it has been disclosed by French and American participators, displays Mr. Lloyd George in a partly favorable light, generally striving against the excesses of the Treaty and doing what he could, short of risking a personal defeat. The public history of the two years which have followed it exhibit him as protecting Europe from as many of the evil consequences of his own Treaty, as it lay in his power to prevent, with a craft few could have bettered, preserving the peace, though not the prosperity, of Europe, seldom expressing the truth, yet often acting under its influence. He would claim, therefore, that by devious paths, a faithful servant of the possible, he was serving Man.

A Real Options Approach to Renewable and Nuclear Energy Investments in the Philippine

By Casper Boongaling Agaton
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  • Publisher : Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
  • Book Code : 3832549382
  • Total of Pages : 124
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 454
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This book presents the application of real options approach (ROA) to analyze investment decisions for switching energy sources from fossil fuels to alternative energy. Using the Philippines as a case, the ROA models presented here explore how uncertainties including fossil fuel prices, electricity prices, discount rates, externality, renewable energy (RE) costs, and RE investment growth affect investment decisions that focus on developing countries, particularly to fossil-importing countries. The book is a collection of academic papers published in peer-reviewed journals. The first paper analyzes investments in various RE sources including wind, solar, hydropower, and geothermal over using coal. The second paper compares investments between RE and nuclear energy considering the risk of nuclear accident. The third paper applies the proposed ROA model with the case of Palawan island and analyzes investment in RE over diesel fuel for electricity generation. The fourth paper focuses on investment drivers that make RE sources as a better option than using fossil fuels.