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Friday Focus on … Applied Economics

The October 2013 list of new books in the James A. Gibson Library contains several interesting titles in different areas of applied economics.

Climate economics: the state of the art / Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth A. Stanton. London: Routledge, 2013.Call No: QC 903 A145 2013.

  • This book explores the field of climate economics. It begins with a chapter on climate science for economists, and then examines climate impacts on natural and human systems, uncertainty, public goods and public policy, the climate policy debate, technologies for mitigation, the economics of mitigation, and adaptation.


Economics and HIV: the sickness of economics / Deborah Johnston. London: Routledge, 2013. Call No: RA 643.8 J646 2013.

  • This book applies economics to the HIV pandemic, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Part one focuses on the economics of HIV transmission, and links to development. Part two examines the economic impact of AIDS on farms, firms, individuals, households. It concludes with an exploration of the political economy perspective of the economic impact of AIDS.


Economics of AgglomerationEconomics of agglomeration: cities, industrial location, and globalization, 2nd ed. /Masahisa Fujita, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan ; Jacques-Francois Thisse, Catholic University of Louvain. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013. Call No: HT 388 F84 2013. 

  • This book explores the fields of spatial economics, urban economics, and economic geography. Part one explores the fundamentals of spatial economics, part two examines the structure of metropolitan areas, part three focuses on factor mobility and industrial location, while part four covers urban systems, regional growth, and the multinationalization of firms.

Wine Economics - Series Edited By Orhan Güvenen and Henri Serbat and Edited By Eric Giraud-Héraud and Marie-Claude Pichery

Wine economics: quantitative studies and empirical applications / edited by Eric Giraud-Heraud and Marie-Claude Pichery. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Call No: HD 9370.5 W55 2013.

  • Written by two French wine economists, this book explores a wide variety of topics related to alcohol consumption and welfare; consumer behaviour and prices; wine rankings and financial issues; intermediary markets and strategic decisions; and new topis such as wine tourism, and the rising alcohol content in wine.

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