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作者 Colombano, Joe, ed
書名 Learning from the world [electronic resource] : new ideas to redevelop America / Edited by Joe Colombano, Aniket Shah
出版項 Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
國際標準書號 1137372133 (electronic bk.) : £30.00
9781137372130 (electronic bk.) : £30.00
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版本 1st ed
說明 338 p. : 43 figures, 14
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Epublication based on: 9781137372123, 2013
1. Foreword: Jeffrey Sachs 2. Introduction: A New Approach to Redevelop America-- Joe Colombano and Aniket Shah PART I: MACROECONOMIC CHALLENGES 3. Global Financial Integration, China, and the Role of America-- Ning Zhu 4. A Lesson from the South for Fiscal Policy in the US and other Advanced Countries-- Jeffrey Frankel 5. Breaking Through on Job Creation-- Bill Drayton 6. Taming Deficits: Automatic Debt Breaks and Participatory Democracy in Switzerland-- Thomas Held and Simon Ingold PART II: INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK AND POLICY TOOLS 7. The German Labor Market in the Great Recession: Lessons for Other Countries-- Felix Hufner, Andreas Worgotter and Caroline Klein 8. A New Housing Finance System for the US? Lessons from the Danish Model-- Morten Baekmand Nielsen and Jesper Berg 9. For a National Investment Bank-- Robert Skidelsky and Felix Martin PART III: INFRASTRUCTURE, INNOVATION, AND COMPETITIVENESS 10. Boosting Export Growth: Lessons from Korea-- Abraham Kim and Whitney Haring-Smith 11. Smart Cities, Smart US: International Models-- Nashid Nabian 12. Brazil: An Emerging Economic Power Committed to Sustainability-- Emma Torres, Sergio Besserman Vianna and Kevin Currey PART IV: SOCIAL POLICIES 13. Health for America: European Arguments for a Paradigm Shift-- B. Serdar Savas and Tomris Cesuroglu 14. Closing the Health Gap: Lessons from Africa-- Prabhjot Singh 15. National Education Policy and Programs: Insights from Finland-- Timo Lankinen and Kristiina Kumpulainen 16. For a Human Rights Approach to Health and Housing: Lessons from Japan and the Netherlands-- Mila Rosenthal 17. What Has Caused America's Economic Inequality and What Does It Mean for America's Future?-- Zachary Michaelson PART V: POLICY AND VALUES 18. The Listening State-- Christian Madsbjerg 19. The Economic Opportunity of Improving Peace in the United States-- Steve Killelea and Camilla Schippa 20. Individual Freedom in a Gandhian Perspective-- Sudarshan Iyengar 21. Dialogue on the Destinies of Nations-- Karma Ura Conclusion 22. The America We Want-- Joe Colombano and Aniket Shah
In this far-ranging and provocative volume, Joe Colombano and Aniket Shah provide global perspectives on the most significant challenges facing modern America, seeking to inspire new ideas to redevelop America. What can America learn from countries as faraway and diverse as Bhutan, Chile, Denmark, Nigeria and South Korea? Quite a lot, as it turns out. At a time of fundamental change in global power, the country that undisputedly ruled the latter half of the 20th century is no longer firmly in the lead. In the search for new ideas to redevelop America, co-editors Joe Colombano and Aniket Shah point to what has happened outside the borders of the United States. By relying on a wealth of cross-country and multi-disciplinary contributions from an impressive number of world-renown experts, the editors provide a systematic review of successful policies undertaken overseas, discuss their relevance to the US, and offer them as contributions to the national debate on the future of the American economy. What they find is a rich set of policy recipes - from maintaining fiscal discipline and fostering growth, to reviving competitiveness to ensuring equity and basic human decency
At a time when political systems everywhere, not least in the United States, seem to be running out of solutions for many complex problems faced by societies, it is refreshing to read this book where a valuable inventory of experiences and proposals are provided in prose that, without sacrificing intellectual rigor, can be enjoyed by both the specialist and the general public. - Ernesto Zedillo, Director, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, USA and former President of Mexico This book is a tour de force of ideas for global reinvention. The authors draw on the vast experience of hands-on reformers from around the world and present readers with a dazzling array of options for making real change. - Howard Dean, former Governor of Vermont and former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee This important book recognizes that the US is experiencing accelerating relative economic, political and military decline. Rather than appealing to vacuous American exceptionalism, it offers a workable alternative based both on America's strengths and on the best the rest of the world has to offer. Pondering the many constructive and politically feasible proposals for collective action in this volume, I experienced a sense of optimism and confidence that this nation can once again become a 'beacon on a hill' for the world. Not in the triumphalist sense, but as a shining example born out of failure, trial and error and the willingness to be open to the best the rest of the world has to offer - a melting pot that enhances what it absorbs, with both pride and humility. - Willem Buiter, Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (2000-2005), Member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England (1997-2000) Learning from the World highlights an under-recognised opportunity for American policymakers to draw insight from other countries that are facing, or have faced, similar challenges. Through a varied and thought-provoking set of essays and case studies, editors Aniket Shah and Joe Colombano draw out a number of very actionable lessons for the United States from both developed and developing countries around the world. - Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director at McKinsey & Company America is more used to being judged by its own standards than clinically compared to other countries and their standards of competitive excellence. The results are revealing. - Mark Malloch Brown, Regional Chairman, FTI Consulting, UK, and former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations The volume Learning from the World is an exceptional collection of essays that provides insightful solutions to the problems facing America. But it is not only America that can benefit from the experiences culled from a diverse group of countries across the globe. I highly recommend this volume to anyone desiring to secure sustainable growth and development for their countries and for the entire world. - Changyong Rhee, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank The global economy has become more complex than ever before, with more countries facing the central question of how to remain competitive in a converging world. New perspectives are needed to deal with these challenges. Nowhere is this more relevant than the United States. This is a bold, refreshing and creative volume that will help policy-makers and student be better equipped for the 21st century. - Ricardo Hausmann, Director of Harvard's Center for International Development and Professor of the Practice of Economic Development, Harvard University, USA
Joe Colombano is Economic Advisor in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations. An economist with over 15 years of experience in emerging markets, Joe has built a career in development finance, first at the World Bank in Washington DC., and later in London, at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He received his graduate degrees from the University of Warwick in the UK and Harvard University in the U.S. Aniket Shah is a strategist at Investec Asset Management, where he is a leading member of the firm's Investment Institute. His research covers North America and the emerging markets, specifically Africa and Asia. Aniket formerly served as Special Assistant to the Director of The Earth Institute in New York City. He graduated with honors from Yale College where he was a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA
主題 Development economics & emerging economies. bicssc
Economic history. bicssc
Economics. ukslc
Political economy. bicssc
United States -- Economic policy
United States -- Social policy
Alt Author Shah, Aniket, ed
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