Handbook of the Economics of International Migration, v1B,1B
Handbook of the Economics of International Migration,1A,1A
The Oxford Handbook of Economics and Human Biology enhances understanding of how economic conditions influence human well-being and how human health shapes such economic outcomes as wealth. The volume contains cutting-edge reviews from the major thought leaders in the field. New insights are gained into economic history, inequality, and economic development.
The explosive growth in computational power over the past several decades offers new tools and opportunities for economists. This handbook volume surveys recent research on Agent-based Computational Economics (ACE), the computational study of economic processes modeled as dynamic systems of interacting agents. Empirical referents for "agents" in ACE models can range from individuals or social groups with learning capabilities to physical world features with no cognitive function. Topics covered include: learning; empirical validation; network economics; social dynamics; financial markets; innovation and technological change; organizations; market design; automated markets and trading agents; political economy; social-ecological systems; computational laboratory development; and general methodological issues.*Every volume contains contributions from leading researchers*Each Handbook presents an accurate, self-contained survey of a particular topic*The series provides comprehensive and accessible surveys
The Oxford Handbook of Austrian Economics was designed to give an overview of the main methodological, analytical, and practical implications of the Austrian School of Economics. This intellectual tradition in economics and political economy has a long history that dates back to Carl Menger in the late 19th century. The various contributions discussed in this book all reflect this tension of an orthodox argumentative structure (rational choice and invisible hand) to address heterodox problem situations (uncertainty, differential knowledge, ceaseless change).
Health is an elusive concept to define from the beginning. Various communities have different concepts of health as part of their culture. With the demands on health care ever increasing, the costs of interventions as well as their benefits must be assessed concurrently. This is the area covered by the science of health economics, which play an increasing role throughout all health services as an aid to prioritizing the deployment of resources. The rapid increase in health care expenditure is a global phenomenon. Health economics is, about resource management – what is affordable and desirable and what is not. The aim of economics applied of health field, or “health economics”, is to quantify overtime the resources used in health service delivery and to organize, allocate and manage them in such a way that they are used for health purposes with maximum efficiency in preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services, so as to achieve maximal individual and national productivity. Hence, Health economics is becoming a subject of increasing significance particularly in the developing countries.
Book DescriptionA practical primer to the dynamic field of health economics. Written by Thomas Getzen, a leading academic and practitioner, and currently Director of the International Health Economics Association, this complete, accessible text introduces students to the economic analysis of medical markets and the production of health. Updated and revised with new cases and the latest developments in the field, the new Second Edition traces the economic rationale and development of the medical care organization. It thoroughly introduces students to the principles and concepts of health economics without requiring prolonged preparatory work or extensive mathematical manipulation. * Cases illustrate practical uses of economic theory in each chapter. * More streamlined presentation of macro and historical materials. * Covers the relationship of marketing to marginal cost.
Law can be viewed as a body of rules and legal sanctions that channel behavior in socially desirable directions for example, by encouraging individuals to take proper precautions to prevent accidents or by discouraging competitors from colluding to raise prices. The incentives created by the legal system are thus a natural subject of study by economists. Moreover, given the importance of law to the welfare of societies, the economic analysis of law merits prominent treatment as a subdiscipline of economics. Our hope is that this two volume Handbook will foster the study of the legal system by economists. The two volumes form a comprehensive and accessible survey of the current state of the field. It includes chapters prepared by leading specialists of the area. Summarizes received results as well as new developments.
Identifies the central themes, issues, questions, and methods of analysis of economics, and discusses how they have been approached in the African context over time. Reviews and document how the study of African societies has contributed to and shaped major fields of the discipline of economics.