By Kieron L Jones, on 6 June 2013
Macroeconomics at the service of public policy / edited by Thomas J. Sargent, Jouko Vilmunen. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
ECONOMICS R 10 SAR
Findlay, Mark. Contemporary challenges in regulating global crises / Mark Findlay. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
ECONOMICS T 53 FIN
Executive remuneration and employee performance-related pay : a transatlantic perspective / edited b Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
ECONOMICS V 110 BOE
Mulgan, Geoff. The locust and the bee : predators and creators in capitalism’s future / Geoff Mulgan. Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2013.
ECONOMICS Y 70 MUL
Olson, Gary L. Empathy imperiled : capitalism, culture, and the brain / Gary Olson. New York ; London : Springer, c2013.
PUBLIC POLICY JA 71 OLS
Bjarnegård, Elin. Gender, informal institutions and political recruitment : explaining male dominance in parliamentary Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
PUBLIC POLICY JF 1051 BJA
Autonomy and regulation : coping with agencies in the modern state / edited by Tom Christensen, Per Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, c2006.
PUBLIC POLICY JF 1351 CHR
Smith, Catherine F. (Catherine Findley), 1942- Writing public policy : a practical guide to communicating in the policy-making process / Catherine Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2013.
PUBLIC POLICY JF 1525 SMI
By Kieron L Jones, on 4 June 2013
The politics of central banking – accountability and independence in a complex world
Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building ( Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom
Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Sir John Gieve, Visiting Professor, UCL School of Public Policy
Sir John Gieve, Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England will give his Inaugural Lecture in his role of visiting Professor at UCL .
The authority and independence of Central Banks had probably never been higher than in 2007 when the financial crisis derailed the Western economy. Five years on they have emerged with additional powers and with their independence confirmed and it is governments which take the flak for languishing economies. Have we got the balance of powers and responsibilities between Banks and Governments right? In a world where inflation targeting has come under question and new economic policies are being developed, what sort of Central Bank independence is appropriate and possible?
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By Kieron L Jones, on 4 June 2013
We have a trial to China Data Online until 18th June 2013. “China Data Online is a primary data source for China studies. It includes China Statistical Databases, China Census Databases and China Spatial Data Service (China Geo-Explorer); it provides access to the various statistical yearbooks published by the National Bureau of Statistics of China, comprehensive statistics, and Census data of economy and population at national, provincial, city, county, and township levels.”
By Kieron L Jones, on 7 May 2013
British Library Labs Competition Live
Calling all researchers and developers!
Propose an innovative and transformative project that answers a research question using the British Library’s digital collections / data and if your idea is chosen, the Labs team will work with you to make it happen and you could win a prize of up to £3,000.
From the digitisation of thousands of books, newspapers and manuscripts, the collecting of UK websites, bird sounds or location data for our maps, over the last two decades we’ve been faithfully amassing a vast and wide-ranging digital collection for the nation. What remains elusive however is understanding what researchers need in place in order to unlock the potential for new discoveries within these fascinating and diverse digital collections. The Labs competition is designed to attract scholars, explorers and trailblazers to the Library who see the potential for new and innovative research lurking within these immense digital collections. Through soliciting innovative and transformative projects utilising this content you will be giving us a steer as to the types of platforms, arrangements, services and tools needed to surface it. We’ll even throw the Library’s resources behind you to make your idea a reality.
To find out more, visit the competition pages http://labs.bl.uk/Competition+2013 (deadline for submission of ideas is the 26 June 2013), sign up to the wiki, express your interest and participate in one of the related events, virtually (17 May 2013, 1500 GMT), hack event in London on the 28 and 29 May, 2013 or one of our roadshow events.
By Kieron L Jones, on 3 May 2013
We now have access to the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). ICPSR acquires, preserves, enhances and distributes original social science research data for research and instruction. You will need to create an account in order to download data.
“Our data advance scientific knowledge by making it possible for students, policymakers and researchers to conduct secondary analyses. We are a leading training resource in quantitative analysis methods.
- A wealth of data. ICPSR provides access to important data in the social sciences and benefits all faculty and students across a campus.
- Access to training and instruction at discounted rates. Members of ICPSR receive discounted tuition and travel stipends toward ICPSR’s renowned Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research.
- User support. ICPSR has over 45 years of experience in supporting data use.”
By Kieron L Jones, on 1 May 2013
“The British pound, also now known as the pound sterling, is generally considered to be the world’s oldest currency that is still actively used and circulated. It originated during the 760s when King Offa of the Mercian kingdom (present-day Staffordshire) introduced the silver penny into the coinage of the time. Inspired by the Carolingian system, 240 of the new pennies equaled a pound in silver. Additional subdivisions of coins included farthings and shillings. Shortly after introducing this system in Mercia, the surrounding Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of the Heptarchy followed suit and also adopted it. Eventually the pound became the standard monetary unit in the region.” Read more
Many thanks to the Lexington Middle School History Club in Nebraska for the suggestion!
By Kieron L Jones, on 19 April 2013
We now have a trial to the Sustainable Organization Library 2013 until 11th June. “The Sustainable Organization Library (SOL) is a focused library of key texts (almost 400 volumes) in governance, sustainability and environmental management. Available either to own outright or to rent on an annual basis, SOL gives instant access to the world’s best writers in the area; case studies on best practice from international organizations; evidence-based research and in-depth analysis from thinkers around the globe. Partner publishers included in SOL include Greenleaf Publishing, Practical Action Publishing, and the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).”
By Kieron L Jones, on 18 April 2013
“At Open Book Publishers we are changing the nature of the traditional academic book. Our books are published in hardback, paperback, pdf and ebook editions, but they also include a free online edition that can be read via our website, or embedded anywhere. We are proud to say that our online editions are currently being accessed by thousands of readers each month in over 120 countries. In addition, our digital publishing model allows us to extend our books well beyond the printed page. On our website, we produce online supplementary material, including extra chapters, reviews, links, image galleries and other digital resources — these can be found on the individual product page for each book.”
Economic Fables by Ariel Rubinstein can be read for free online here:
Is Behavioral Economics Doomed? by David K. Levine is available here:
And Peace and Democratic Society by Amartya Sen is here:
By Kieron L Jones, on 17 April 2013
Stock, Wendy A. Introduction to economics : social issues and economic thinking / Wendy A. Stock. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2013.
ECONOMICS C 30 STO
Kaye, George. The value of uncertainty : dealing with risk in the equity derivatives market / George Kaye. London : Imperial College Press, c2013.
ECONOMICS J 11 KAY
The Great Recession and the distribution of household income / edited by Stephen P. Jenkins … [et Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
ECONOMICS V 100 JEN
De Vogli, Roberto. Progress or collapse : the crises of market greed / Roberto De Vogli. London : Routledge, 2013.
ECONOMICS Y 70 DEV
Parke, Carol S. Essential first steps to data analysis : scenario-based examples using SPSS / Carol S. Parke. Los Angeles ; London : SAGE, c2013.
PUBLIC POLICY HA 32 PAR
Dodds, Anneliese. Comparative public policy / Anneliese Dodds. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
PUBLIC POLICY JF 51 DOD
Democracy in motion : evaluating the practice and impact of deliberative civic engagement / edited b Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2012.
PUBLIC POLICY JF 799 NAB
Constructing a policy-making state? : policy dynamics in the EU / edited by Jeremy Richardson. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
PUBLIC POLICY JN 30 RIC