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Productivity Puzzles Across EuropeBookOUP Catalogue, Philippe Askenazy, Lutz Bellmann, Alex Bryson et Eva Moreno Galbis (Eds.), 2016-12, 352 pages, Oxford University Press, 2016

The 2008 financial crisis put an end to an era of sustained economic growth in Europe. The size of the shock differed across European countries and affected economies in different ways. Yet despite this heterogeneity, most European countries suffered a prolonged period of economic slowdown which raised concerns about the risk of a secular stagnation in Europe. This book focuses on labour productivity in Europe, one of the main drivers of growth and prosperity. Although productivity trends became the focus of policy interest in the immediate aftermath of the recession in the UK, 'productivity puzzles' received much less attention in the rest of Europe. These 'puzzles', which are apparent to greater or lesser extents in most European economies, centre on the marked decline in labour productivity growth which occurred with the on-set of recession. They are puzzles because, in neo-classical economics, firms respond to demand shocks by laying off workers, thus maintaining labour productivity and limiting growth in unit labour costs. Yet this didn't happen in this recession - at least, not to the same extent as in previous recessions, except in Spain. This book brings together contributions from leading European economists who analyse production models and macroeconomic policies, with specific focus on European countries that represent around 60% of the EU GDP. Chapters on France, Germany, the UK, and Spain provide new evidences at the firm/workplace level, and stress the role of transitory labour market mechanisms Contributors to this volume - Dan Andrews, OECD Philippe Askenazy, CNRS- Paris School of Economics and Ecole Normale Superieure Lutz Bellmann, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Tito Boeri, INPS Alex Bryson, UCL Martin Chevalier, INSEE Nicholas Crafts, University of Warwick Eva Moreno-Galbis, University of Maine Hans-Dieter Gerner, University of Applied Sciences Koblenz Christine Erhel, University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne John Forth, National Institute of Econom

Croire ou accepter ? Analyses conceptuelles et études de casBookAlban Bouvier, 2016-07, 326 pages, 2016

Peut-on convaincre un terroriste de renoncer à l’attentat qu’il projette ? Pourquoi des innocents risquent-ils d’être condamnés et incarcérés ? Les adhérents du Front national croient-ils vraiment à chaque proposition de l’idéologie du parti ? Les scientifiques peuvent-ils soutenir une théorie qu’ils croient fausse ? Ou encore, comment des riverains mobilisés contre un projet local d’aménagement du territoire en viennent-ils à adopter une position environnementaliste globale ? Autant de questions auxquelles ce volume apporte des éléments de réponses. À partir des travaux fondateurs de L. Jonathan Cohen et de la distinction opérée entre croyance et acceptation, les auteurs proposent ici aussi bien des analyses conceptuelles que des études de cas empruntés à des domaines variés (judiciaire, politique, religieux, scientifique), qui permettent une meilleure compréhension des phénomènes sociaux et notamment des phénomènes de croyances collectives.

Lexique d'économieBookAhmed Silem, Antoine Gentier, Jean-Marie Albertini, Lamia Azouaou et Cécile Bastidon, Ahmed Silem et Antoine Gentier (Eds.), 2016-06, 900 pages, Dalloz, 2016

Le Lexique d'économie est conçu pour être un outil de formation, d'apprentissage et de révision des notions fondamentales en sciences économiques et de gestion, tout en s'ouvrant aux autres sciences sociales connexes, conformément aux programmes des classes préparatoires et des premiers cycles universitaires. Il se caractérise par : - la simplicité et la rigueur scientifique des définitions avec une identification des champs lexicaux ; - la présentation détaillée des différentes théories, écoles, doctrines et courants économiques ; - la prise en compte des modifications institutionnelles, aussi bien dans le cadre national et européen qu'international ; - la présentation de graphiques et tableaux pour faciliter la compréhension des notions exposées.

Liberalism and Chinese Economic Development: Perspectives from Europe and AsiaBookRoutledge Studies in the Modern World Economy, Gilles Campagnolo (Eds.), 2016-05, 300 pages, Routledge, 2016

Liberalism and Chinese Economic Development brings international contributors together in order to consider economic, political, social and legislative aspects of China’s modernization. This volume explores how liberalism is received and perceived, and whether it is adapted or adopted upon the basis of centuries of Chinese civilization and decades of capitalism. China’s role in the global economy is an undeniable force. This book examines both historical and contemporary dimensions surrounding the question of Chinese liberalism, exploring China’s economic development in a comparative context. In particular, this text explores differences with the Western model, and more specifically, the relationship between Chinese economic thought and European traditions. This text assesses China’s economic development at both a macro and a micro level, and also considers its relationship with its neighbours. Campagnolo answers whether free-trade and capitalistic economic developments are long sustainable without other types of liberal developments? Or is the idea that political liberties and economic freedom are just Western ideologies? This is a uniquely wide ranging book, suitable for scholars of the Chinese economy, the history of economic thought, economic philosophy and international political economy.

The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of NetworksBookYann Bramoullé, Andrea Galeotti et Brian Rogers (Eds.), 2016-04, 857 pages, Oxford University Press, 2016

The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Networks represents the frontier of research into how and why networks they form, how they influence behavior, how they help govern outcomes in an interactive world, and how they shape collective decision making, opinion formation, and diffusion dynamics. From a methodological perspective, the contributors to this volume devote attention to theory, field experiments, laboratory experiments, and econometrics. Theoretical work in network formation, games played on networks, repeated games, and the interaction between linking and behavior is synthesized. A number of chapters are devoted to studying social process mediated by networks. Topics here include opinion formation, diffusion of information and disease, and learning. There are also chapters devoted to financial contagion and systemic risk, motivated in part by the recent financial crises. Another section discusses communities, with applications including social trust, favor exchange, and social collateral; the importance of communities for migration patterns; and the role that networks and communities play in the labor market. A prominent role of networks, from an economic perspective, is that they mediate trade. Several chapters cover bilateral trade in networks, strategic intermediation, and the role of networks in international trade. Contributions discuss as well the role of networks for organizations. On the one hand, one chapter discusses the role of networks for the performance of organizations, while two other chapters discuss managing networks of consumers and pricing in the presence of network-based spillovers. Finally, the authors discuss the internet as a network with attention to the issue of net neutrality. Contributors to this volume - Daron Acemoglu Sinan Aral Lori Beaman Francis Bloch Vincent Boucher Yann Bramoulle Emily Breza Antonio Cabrales Arun Chandrasekhar Thomas Chaney Syngjoo Choi Daniele Condorelli Wouter Dessein Marcin Dziubinski Nick Economides

Politiques du capitalBookPicavet Emmanuel, Gilles Campagnolo et Christian Walter, dossiers de la revue ”Cités”, Y. Muller-Lagarde, H. Rainelli-Weiss et J. Robelin (Eds.), 2016-01, Number 64, 180 pages, Presses universitaires de France, 2016