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Capitalism Unleashed: Finance, Globalization, and Welfare

Andrew Glyn

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199226795
eISBN:
9780191710544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226795.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

After a turbulent century of unprecedented social and technological change, capitalism has emerged as the dominant ideology and model for economic growth in the richest, most developed countries. But ... More


Globalization and International Economic Relations

ANDREW GLYN

in Capitalism Unleashed: Finance, Globalization, and Welfare

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199226795
eISBN:
9780191710544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226795.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter examines the changing economic fortunes of the USA, currently restored to its position of pre-eminence amongst the rich countries. It then considers the challenge posed to the economies ... More


Postscript

ANDREW GLYN

in Capitalism Unleashed: Finance, Globalization, and Welfare

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199226795
eISBN:
9780191710544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226795.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This brief postscript reviews further developments affecting the three important themes from the earlier chapters. These are the dangers of economic instability borne out of the expansion and ... More


The Basic Facts

Olivier Blanchard

in The Economics of Post-Communist Transition

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293996
eISBN:
9780191595998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293992.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Chapter 1 sets the stage by reviewing the evidence on output, employment, productivity, unemployment, and investment for five Central European countries – the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, ... More


Market Socialism

János Kornai

in The Socialist System: The Political Economy of Communism

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287766
eISBN:
9780191596551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287763.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter discusses the phenomenon of market socialism in the state sector. The practical changes involved in this constitute one of the major tendencies in the move away from classical socialism. ... More


Beer Battles in China: The Struggle over the World's Largest Beer Market

Junfei Bai, Jikun Huang, Scott Rozelle, and Matt Boswell

in The Economics of Beer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693801
eISBN:
9780191731884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693801.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter examines how China rose so fast in the world beer market and describes the war for the nation's beer market and who (at least so far) appears to be winning. To meet this set of ... More


Close Focus: Pension Reform in Chile and China

Nicholas Barr and Peter Diamond

in Pension Reform: A Short Guide

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195387728
eISBN:
9780199870905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387728.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

In 2005, Chile's newly-elected president appointed an advisory council to consider pension changes, whose analysis and recommendations are the basis for reforms enacted in 2008. This chapter first ... More


Pension Systems in Different Countries

Nicholas Barr and Peter Diamond

in Pension Reform: A Short Guide

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195387728
eISBN:
9780199870905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387728.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter offers brief descriptions of a number of pension systems—including those of Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Chile, China, Hungary, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, South ... More


A Definition of Capitalism

Geoffrey M. Hodgson

in Conceptualizing Capitalism: Institutions, Evolution, Future

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226168005
eISBN:
9780226168142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226168142.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter starts by tracing the origin of the word “capitalism” to works by Louis Blanc in the 1840s. The commonplace meanings of the term are considered, noting a prevalent focus on markets and ... More


The Anti-Favour: Ideasthesia, Aesthetics, and Obligation in Southwest China

Katherine Swancutt

in Economies of Favour after Socialism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199687411
eISBN:
9780191767128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687411.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Drawing on ethnography from Southwest China, this chapter introduces the ‘anti-favour’ as a heuristic tool for showing how obligations are fulfilled at all costs. Favours are often equated with ... More


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