Globalization and Poverty
Globalization and Poverty, edited by Ann Harrison, is available from the University of Chicago Press for $99.00. This NBER Conference Report brings together experts on international trade and poverty to provide a detailed view of the effects of globalization on the poor in developing nations, answering such questions as: Do lower import tariffs improve the lives of the poor? Has increased financial integration led to more or less poverty? How have the poor fared during various currency crises? Does food aid hurt or help the poor?
To date, poverty has been used as a popular and convenient catch phrase by parties on both sides of the globalization debate to further their respective arguments. This volume provides the more nuanced understanding necessary to move that debate beyond the slogans.
Harrison is a Research Associate in the NBER's Program on International Trade and Investment and a Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.
The Risks of Financial Institutions
The Risks of Financial Institutions, edited by Mark Carey and René M. Stulz, is available from the University of Chicago Press for $99.00. This NBER Conference Report examines the various risks affecting financial institutions and explores a variety of methods for helping institutions and regulators to more accurately measure and forecast risk. The contributors -- academics, regulators, and bankers -- bring a wide range of perspectives and experience to the issue. The result is a volume that points a way toward greater financial stability and better risk management of financial institutions.
Carey is a Finance Project Manager at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington. Stulz is an NBER Research Associate in the Programs on Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance and the Everett D. Reese Professor of Banking and Monetary Economics at The Ohio State University.