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Items in Social Sciences (Economics, Commerce, Sociology, ...) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.

  • Electricity markets theories and applications / Jeremy Lin, Fernando H. Magnago
    HD 9697 A2 L56 2017eb

    A comprehensive resource that provides the basic concepts of electric power systems, microeconomics, and optimization techniques

    Electricity Markets: Theories and Applications offers students and practitioners a clear understanding of the fundamental concepts of the economic theories, particularly microeconomic theories, as well as information on some advanced optimization methods of electricity markets. The authors--noted experts in the field--cover the basic drivers for the transformation of the electricity industry in both the United States and around the world and discuss the fundamentals of power system operation, electricity market design and structures, and electricity market operations.

    The text also explores advanced topics of power system operations and electricity market design and structure including zonal versus nodal pricing, market performance and market power issues, transmission pricing, and the emerging problems electricity markets face in smart grid and micro-grid environments. The authors also examine system planning under the context of electricity market regime. They explain the new ways to solve problems with the tremendous amount of economic data related to power systems that is now available. This important resource:

    Introduces fundamental economic concepts necessary to understand the operations and functions of electricity markets Presents basic characteristics of power systems and physical laws governing operation Includes mathematical optimization methods related to electricity markets and their applications to practical market clearing issues

    Electricity Markets: Theories and Applications is an authoritative text that explores the basic concepts of the economic theories and key information on advanced optimization methods of electricity markets.

  • Systemic racism making liberty, justice, and democracy real / co-edited by Ruth Thompson-Miller, Kimberly Ducey

  • Verifiable composition of signature and encryption : a comprehensive study of the design paradigms / Laila El Aimani

  • Computational logistics : 8th International Conference, ICCL 2017, Southampton, UK, October 18-20, 2017, Proceedings / Tolga Bektaş, Stefano Coniglio, Antonio Martinez-Sykora, Stefan Voß (eds.)

  • Never split tens a biographical novel of blackjack game theorist Edward O. Thorp plus... tips and techniques to help you win / Leslie M. Golden

  • Statistical distributions applications and parameter estimates / Nick T. Thomopoulos

  • Whitewash : the story of a weed killer, cancer, and the corruption of science / Carey Gillam
    HD 9651.9 M6 G45 2017eb
    It's the pesticide on our dinner plates, a chemical so pervasive it's in the air we breathe, our water, our soil, and even found increasingly in our own bodies. Known as Monsanto's Roundup by consumers, and as glyphosate by scientists, the world's mpopular weed killer is used everywhere from backyard gardens to golf courses to millions of acres of farmland. For decades it's been touted as safe enough to drink, but a growing body of evidence indicates just the opposite, with research tying the chemical to cancers and a hof other health threats.

    In Whitewash , veteran journalist Carey Gillam uncovers one of the mcontroversial stories in the history of food and agriculture, exposing new evidence of corporate influence. Gillam introduces readers to farm families devastated by cancers which they believe are caused by the chemical, and to scientists whose reputations have been smeared for publishing research that contradicted business interests. Readers learn about the arm-twisting of regulators who signed off on the chemical, echoing company assurances of safety even as they permitted higher residues of the pesticide in food and skipped compliance tests. And, in startling detail, Gillam reveals secret industry communications that pull back the curtain on corporate efforts to manipulate public perception.

    Whitewash is more than an expos#65533; about the hazards of one chemical or even the influence of one company. It's a storyof power, politics, and the deadly consequences of putting corporate interests ahead of public safety.

  • The other side of resilience to terrorism : a portrait of a resilient-healthy city / Barbara Lucini

  • Smart city networks : through the Internet of Things / Stamatina Th. Rassia, Panos M. Pardalos, editors

  • Guide to digital forensics a concise and practical introduction / Joakim Kävrestad

  • The community resilience reader : essential resources for an era of upheaval / edited by Daniel Lerch
    HN 49 C6 C665 2017eb
    The sustainability challenges of yesterday have become today's resilience crises. National and global efforts have failed to stop climate change, transition from fossil fuels, and reduce inequality. We must now confront these and other increasingly complex problems by building resilience at the community level. But what does that mean in practice, and how can it be done in a way that's effective and equitable?

    The Community Resilience Reader offers a new vision for creating resilience, through essays by leaders in such varied fields as science, policy, community building, and urban design. The Community Resilience Reader combines a fresh look at the challenges humanity faces in the 21st century, the essential tools of resilience science, and the wisdom of activists, scholars, and analysts working with community issues on the ground. It shows that resilience is a process, not a goal; how resilience requires learning to adapt but also preparing to transform; and that resilience starts and ends with the people living in a community. Despite the formidable challenges we face, The Community Resilience Reader shows that building strength and resilience at the community level is not only crucial, but possible.

    From PCarbon Institute, the producers of the award-winning The PCarbon Reader , The Community Resilience Reader is a valuable resource for students, community leaders, and concerned citizens.

  • Resilient cities : overcoming fossil fuel dependence / Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, and Heather Boyer
    HT 241 N494 2017eb
    What does it mean to be a resili city in the age of a changing climate and growing inequity? As urban populations grow, how do we create efficitransportation systems, access to healthy green space, and lower-carbon buildings for all citizens?

    Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, and Heather Boyer respond to these questions in the revised and updated edition of ResiliCities . Since the first edition was published in 2009, interest in resilience has surged, in part due to increasingly frequand deadly natural disasters, and in part due to the contribution of our cities to climate change. The number of new initiatives and approaches from citizens and all levels of governmshow the promise as well as the challenges of creating cities that are truly resilient.

    The authors' hopeful approach to creating cities that are not only resilient, but striving to become regenerative, is now organized around their characteristics of a resilicity. A resilicity is one that uses renewable and distributed energy; has an efficiand regenerative metabolism; offers inclusive and healthy places; fosters biophilic and naturally adaptive systems; is invested in disaster preparedness; and is designed around efficiurban fabrics that allow for sustainable mobility.

    ResiliCities, Second Edition reveals how the resilicity characteristics have been achieved in communities around the globe. The authors offer stories, insights, and inspiration for urban planners, policymakers, and professionals interested in creating more sustainable, equitable, and, eventually, regenerative cities. Mimportantly, the book is about overcoming fear and generating hope in our cities. Cities will need to claim a differfuture that helps us regenerate the whole planet-this is the challenge of resilicities.

  • Toward a phenomenology of addiction embodiment, technology, transcendence / Frank Schalow

  • European Union policy-making : the regulatory shift in natural gas market policy / Nicole Herweg
    HD 9581 E82 H47 2017eb
    This book furthers the ongoing theoretical development of the multiple streams framework, assessing its applicability to European Union (EU) policy-making processes. It systematically defines and identifies functional equivalents for all of the framework's core concepts at the EU level and extends the framework in order to explain agenda-setting and decision-making. Furthermore, the book derives a set of explicit hypotheses to empirically assess the extent to which the (modified) framework is able to explain timing, agenda prominence, and policy change (or a lack thereof) for the EU natural gas directives passed in 1998, 2003, and 2009. The analysis documents that the framework is well-suited to explain the EU policy process in general and reveals where additional theoretical refinements are required.

  • Imperialism and the wider Atlantic : essays on the aesthetics, literature, and politics of transatlantic cultures / Tania Gentic, Francisco LaRubia-Prado, editors

  • Nordic Girlhoods New Perspectives and Outlooks

  • Representing Communities Discourse and Contexts

  • Fairy Tales on the Teen Screen Rituals of Girlhood

  • Evolving Euroscepticisms in the British and Italian Press Selling the Public Short

  • New media and Chinese society / Ke Xue, Mingyang Yu, editors

  • Memory and the wars on terror : Australian and British perspectives / Jessica Gildersleeve, Richard Gehrmann, editors

  • Italian Motherhood on Screen

  • Feminist Periodicals and Daily Life Women and Modernity in British Culture

  • Youth culture and social change making a difference by making a noise / Keith Gildart, Anna Gough-Yates, Sian Lincoln, Bill Osgerby, Lucy Robinson, John Street, Peter Webb, Matthew Worley, editors

  • Robert Owen's experiment at New Lanark : from paternalism to socialism / Ophélie Siméon

  • In Bed with the Victorians : The Life-Cycle of Working-Class Marriage / Vicky Holmes

  • Slave trade profiteers in the western Indian Ocean suppression and resistance in the nineteenth century / Hideaki Suzuki

  • The connected lives of dutch punks contesting subcultural boundaries / Kirsty Lohman

  • Design leadership and management : a case study in Singapore / Garry Tan and Anne Chapman

  • Privilege through the looking-glass / edited by Patricia Leavy

  • Globalization of Low-Carbon Technologies : the Impact of the Paris Agreement / edited by Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Kaliappa Kalirajan

  • Structured Finance : Techniques, Products and Market / edited by Stefano Caselli, Stefano Gatti

  • Fixed income analytics : bonds in high and low interest rate environments / by Wolfgang Marty

  • Scientific metrics : towards analytical and quantitative sciences / Fred Y. Ye

  • Finance in Central and Southeastern Europe / edited by Srećko Goić, Anastasios Karasavvoglou, Persefoni Polychronidou

  • Bubbles and Contagion in Financial Markets, Models and Mathematics / by Eva R. Porras

  • Deindustrialization and reindustrialization in Romania : economic strategy challenges / Luminiţa Chivu, Constantin Ciutacu, George Georgescu

  • Ethics in quantitative finance : a pragmatic financial market theory / Timothy Johnson

  • Economic analysis of suicide prevention : towards evidence-based policy-making / Yasuyuki Sawada, Michiko Ueda, Tetsuya Matsubayashi
    This book examines the causes and consequences of suicide from the perspective of economics. The approach here differs from those in medical, psychiatric, epidemiological, and sociological studies of suicide and is thus novel in a way that highlights the importance of economic and institutional settings in the problem of suicide. The authors argue that suicide imposes a tremendous economic cost on contemporary society in a variety of ways, requiring the government to develop an effective prevention strategy. An empirical analysis using data from Japan and other developed countries shows that natural disasters and economic crises increase suicide rates, while liberal government policies favorable to the poor can decrease them. Further, the types of effective prevention strategies in the context of railway/subway suicides, celebrity suicides, public awareness campaigns, and education using data primarily from Japan are revealed.  This book ultimately contributes to an understanding of suicides and the development of evidence-based policy proposals. The Japanese version of this book won the 56th Nikkei Prize for Economics Books (Nikkei Keizai Tosho Bunka Award) in 2013. 

  • Spanish Economic Growth, 1850-2015 / by Leandro Prados de la Escosura

  • Principles of Microeconomics : an Integrative Approach / by Martin Kolmar

  • Taxation in crisis : tax policy and the quest for economic growth / Dimitrios D. Thomakos, Konstantinos I. Nikolopoulos, editors

  • A history of socially responsible business, c.1600--1950 / William A. Pettigrew and David Chan Smith, editors

  • Social capital and local development : from theory to empirics / Elena Pisani, Giorgio Franceschetti, Laura Secco, Asimina Christoforou, editors

  • G.A.T.C.A. : a practical guide to global anti-tax evasion frameworks / Ross K. McGill, Christopher A. Haye, Stuart Lipo

  • The first export era revisited reassessing its contribution to Latin American economies / Sandra Kuntz-Ficker, editor

  • The financial consequences of behavioural biases an analysis of bias in corporate finance and financial planning / Imad A. Moosa, Vikash Ramiah

  • Changing contours of Indian agriculture : investment, income and non-farm employment / Seema Bathla, Amaresh Dubey, editors

  • Money--the new rules of the game / Christian Felber ; translated by Jacqueline Mathewes

  • Insurance Transformed Technological Disruption

  • The History of Business in Africa Complex Discontinuity to Emerging Markets

  • China from the inside : letters from an economist / Liam Brunt

  • Who's afraid of John Maynard Keynes? : challenging economic governance in an age of growing inequality / Paul Davidson

  • Work, institutions and sustainable livelihood : issues and challenges of transformation / Virginius Xaxa, Debdulal Saha, Rajdeep Singha, editors

  • Agricultural development and economic transformation : promoting growth with poverty reduction / John W. Mellor

  • The last empires : governing ourselves, our nations, and our world / William Allan

  • Ma theory and the creative management of innovation / Mitsuru Kodama, editor

  • A diary of the Euro crisis in Cyprus : lessons for bank recovery and resolution / Panicos Demetriades

  • Landscape Economics / Colin Price

  • Principle s of regional science / Zheng Wang

  • China's macroeconomic outlook quarterly forecast and analysis report, February 2017 / Center for Macroeconomic Research of Xiamen University

  • Global entrepreneurship and development index 2016 / Zoltan Acs, László Szerb, Erkko Autio

  • Theory and practice of export control : balancing international security and international economic relations / Dai Tamada, Philippe Achilleas, editors


  • Macroeconomic policy and Islamic finance in Malaysia Azura Othman, Norhanim Mat Sari, Syed Othman Alhabshi, Abbas Mirakhor

  • Neuroeconomic and behavioral aspects of decision making : proceedings of the 2016 Computational Methods in Experimental Economics (CMEE) Conference / Kesra Nermend, Małgorzata Łatuszyńska, editors

  • Imitation, counterfeiting and the quality of goods in modern Asian history / Kazuko Furuta, Linda Grove, editors

  • Economic freedom and welfare before and after the crisis Petar Stankov

  • The business of banking : models, risk and regulation / edited by Giusy Chesini, Elisa Giaretta and Andrea Paltrinieri

  • Time and economics the concept of functional time / Željko Rohatinski

  • Research on China's public finance construction index system / Peiyong Gao, Bin Zhang, Ning Wang

  • Risk culture in banking / Alessandro Carretta, Franco Fiordelisi, Paola Schwizer

  • Seminal Studies in Regional and Urban Economics : Contributions from an Impressive Mind / Roberta Capello, editor

  • From partisan banking to open access : the emergence of free banking in early nineteenth-century Massachusetts / Qian Lu

  • Poverty reduction, the private sector, and tourism in mainland Southeast Asia Scott Hipsher

  • The political economy of land acquisition in India how a village stops being one / Dhanmanjiri Sathe

  • Econophysics and capital asset pricing splitting the atom of systematic risk / James Ming Chen

  • Economic policies since the global financial crisis Philip Arestis, Malcolm Sawyer, editors

  • The European roots of the Eurozone crisis : errors of the past and needs for the future / Mario Baldassarri

  • Hayek : a collaborative biography. edited by Robert Leeson
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