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textbook: Macroeconomics for beginners
of the first year of economics usually learn the basic functioning
of the economy thanks to the "IS-LM model" and its modifications.
In this site, you will find an overall
introduction to the model, its
key basic and advanced concepts, (e.g.
public expenditure, trade
balance), a one-page interactive
map of their connections, and relevant data
from all countries in the world.
particular, you shall be introduce to all phases of the business
cycle (expansion, boom,
advanced features of macro-economy receive wide explanations, like
how business cycle fluctuations and financial
fragility are linked to labour market
and international trade.
Agent-Based Keynesian Macroeconomics: An Evolutionary Model Embedded
in an Agent-Based Computer Simulation (2008)
this free book in PDF format
Evolutionary models of industrial dynamics and the problem of space
A lengthy analysis of models with a very relevant
discussion about time structures in evolutionary models, methods
to analyse their results (differerentiated according to the unit
of analysis: a single story, a few stories, a lot of stories) and
depict graphically their multi-variate inputs and outputs. How to
compare the artificial worlds with the empirical words through stylized
facts is addressed. Finally, a section of the dissertation is on
how to introduce space in such models (with a comparative analysis
of Cartesian and non-Cartesian spaces). Published in 2019 [Italian
and economic crisis of 2008-2009 and developing countries
(by Unctac 2010)
Keynesian Econometrics, Microeconomics and the Theory of the Firm
site presents you the basic
neoclassical consumer theory and its opposite evolutionary alternative,
offering empirical papers and data for broad understanding of consumer
behaviour, including the decision to repurchase
, to save and cumulate
assets, under the influence of advertising.
and leveraging the relationship
between prices and quantities. This hyper-textual free book
covers most of the issues raised in A-level Economics or Economics
101 and goes well beyond, always avoiding higher mathematics but
rather offering computer simulations to drill with.
theory of the firm begins with a new
theory of monopoly, in turn contrasted with the standard
one, and develops with a discussion of "competition"
in substitute goods,
coupled with the possible seller's refusal
to sell. Central is here the concept of business routines.
classification of business costs is offered together with a
free software and an easy
Excel spreadsheet for marginal and average cost computations.
production function is explained
and criticised for the case of one productive input. In case of
two or more productive inputs, the isoquant
concept is presented, given a free
software and critically evaluated.
dynamic intersection between demand and supply is presented in a
simple simulation model.
areas, as product differentiation,
innovation, and finance,
including, insurance, are covered
special section is devoted to poverty,
the differences in consumption and
cumulative bundle between the rich and the poor, the reasons
for poor to pay more than the rich as well as microfinance
A Renewable World: Energy, Ecology, Equality
This path-breaking book provides sound and effective
introduction, arguments, directions, and specific solutions not
only for the fast diffusion of renewable energies but for a whole
revolution widening their exponential dynamics (and advantages)
to all sectors, so to demonstrate that yes, "we can renew our
world, despite many of the grim developments of the last few centuries".
Easily accessible for a large public, it's perfect
for policy-makers and teams working on sustainability plans and
projects at global and local scale. It provides a wealth of up-dated
reference to best practices that can be multiplied, thus reaching
a global critical mass.
whole book for free
Policies for Climate Change Mitigation
We are seriously concerned with global climate
change, the higher frequency of extreme weather conditions, the
rise of sea level, the acidification of the oceans, the salinisation
of sweet water in small islands, the dramatic reduction in biodiversity,
and ubiquitous pollution. But we are optimist that mitigation is
still possible if the world reacts with extreme energy and cohesion.
This book provides a large array of proposals by
30 economists from developing and developed countries.
High and senior level policymakers (and their staff)
will find fundamental outlines and insights for negotiating and
laying down NAMAs (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions) and
Climate Action Plans at national, sub-national, city and sectoral
Students and engaged citizens - who want their country
make the difference and seize all development opportunities opened
up by green jobs, new business niches, higher quality of life -
will find accessible guidelines.
Presented at a COP15 side-event, the book is inspiring
top-level and grassroot actions worldwide.
outline and synthesis
Principle of personalist economics
A humanistic constructive criticism of neoclassical
Climate, environment, catastrophes. We can save
the world. Now.
latest book by Luca Lombroso.
Crash - why it
happened and what to do about it
instant full-fledged book by heterodox economists, including Frédéric
Lordon, Dean Baker, James K. Galbraith,Paul Davidson, George Soros
about the financial and the housing bubble and crisis and ways out.
from Post-Autistic Economics Network
Industrial Economics textbook
Industrial Growth and Competition - The
Role of Technology in Firm Success, Industry Evolution, and Regional
and National Growth
Prof. Kenneth L. Simons explains in 150 pages
all what you need to know about the evolution of new industries,
the turnover of corporate leadership, the shakeouts and the industry
dynamics linked to concentration, innovation
sources, product differentiation.
Firm size growth, regional agglomerations of firms, the city dynamics
are mapped together with industry evolutionary patterns and evidence
about the false myth of the U-Shaped long-run firm cost
International Economics textbook
The reasons for companies and countries to import,
abroad and operate on currency
exchange markets are easily explained, with plenty of real
A free business
game summarizes this part.
The main ingredients of the new theories of international
economics, such as imperfect competition,
economies of scale and product
differentiation, are widely discussed.
The standard view about comparative advantages
is finally compared with a dynamic
perspective based on new technologies, core competences, learning
For policy purposes, the hierarchical structure
of world trade is presented, both statically
In this perspective, bilateral
import promotion and special
trade relationships with neighbours are suggested.
More on world trade...
An Artificial Market Model of a Foreign Exchange Market - by
this study, the author proposes a new approach to foreign exchange
(forex) market studies: the artificial market approach - by integrating
fieldwork studies and multiagent computer models in
order to explain the micro and macro relation in markets.
free textbook about econometrics analysis, methods, and algebra
covers themes like regression, ordinary least squares estimation,
multicollinearity, omitted variables, generalized least squares,
heteroskedasticity , generalized method of moments, bootstrap techniques,
time series analysis, vector auto-regressive analysi (VAR), cointegration,
for econometric analyses
The econometrics of macroeconomic growth
book describes the stylized facts of GDP dynamics over the long
term, with growth miracles and disasters, widely presenting the
empirical methods used to identify them.
book describes the econometric methods useful to analyse regions
and other geographical entities.
This 250-pages-long book presents not only the
legacy of Kalecki (a brilliant economist, whose only fault was to
publish in Polish language; he independently discovered many of
the key concepts of what is now identified as Keynesian theory),
but also a possible reading of Michal Kalecki as a behavioural economist
and the implications for modern evolutionary economic analysis.
Dynamics of California's Biotechnology Industry
160-pages-long book is an extremely innovative analysis of how biotechnology
firms really work and grow with far-reaching lessons for technology
How macroeconomics is changing thanks to computer - by Valentino
is deeply changing thanks to computer. It becomes easier and more
realistic, while the process of integration between macroeconomics
and other economic disciplines is given a decisive acceleration.
econometrics to formal models, passing through the revolution in
teaching and learning techniques, this book offers an up-to-date
overview of what is happening.
Changing Structure of Global Food Consumption and Trade
Shifts in food consumption have led to increased
trade and changes in the composition of world agricultural trade.
Given different diets, food expenditure and food budget responses
to income and price changes vary between developing and developed
countries. In developing countries, higher income results in increased
demand for meat products, often leading to increased import of live-stock
From Economic Convergence to Convergence
in Affluence? Income Growth, Household Expenditure and the Rise
of Mass Consumption in Britain and West Germany, 1950-1974
The politics of trade and industrial policy in Africa:
Discovering Artificial Economics - How Agents
Learn and Economies Evolve by David
and Industry Dynamics in Silicon Valley
two unique longitudinal databases, Junfu
Zhang investigates firm formation, growth, mortality, and migration
in Silicon Valley during the 1990s and explain how the region evolved.
After extraordinary economic and innovation
success in the late 1990s, Silicon Valley entered a deep recession
in 2001. This study seeks to answer tough policy-relevant and empirical
questions of interest everywhere in the world.