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Cohen, Daniel 1953-

Overview
Works: 169 works in 920 publications in 11 languages and 19,350 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Secretary, Publishing director, Interviewee, Commentator, Redactor, Creator, Other, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree
Classifications: HF1359, 303.482
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Most widely held works by Daniel Cohen
The wealth of the world and the poverty of nations by Daniel Cohen( )

49 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Globalization" has become a loaded term. Should we in the West believe, literally, that trade with poor nations can be blamed for our "impoverishment"? In this book, Daniel Cohen claims that there is practically no foundation for such an alarmist position. We need to reverse the commonly held view that globalization has caused today's insecure labor market. On the contrary, Cohen argues, our own propensity for transforming the nature of work has created a niche for globalization and given it an ominous aspect, causing some to reject it. Such errors in analysis must not persist; as Cohen says, the stakes are too high."--Jacket
The misfortunes of prosperity : an introduction to modern political economy by Daniel Cohen( )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 2,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Three lectures on post-industrial society by Daniel Cohen( )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this pithy and provocative book, the noted economist Daniel Cohen offers his analysis of the global shift to a post-industrial era. If it was once natural to speak of industrial society, Cohen writes, it is more difficult to speak meaningfully of post-industrial "society." The solidarity that once characterized industrial society no longer exists. The different components of large industrial enterprises have been systematically disassembled: tasks considered nonessential are assigned to subcontractors; engineers are grouped together in research sites, distant from the workers
Our modern times : the new nature of capitalism in the information age by Daniel Cohen( )

33 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early 20th century saw the rise of the assembly line and the belief that standardization would make the world a better place. This text traces the roots of this revolution back to 1968, when the youth of the industrialized world rejected their parents values and the situation of the workers
Globalization and its enemies by Daniel Cohen( Book )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counters the argument that the global economy forces a system on people who do not want it, contending that globalization shows people material prosperity that they do want, and that poor countries have been excluded, not exploited
The prosperity of vice : a worried view of economics by Daniel Cohen( )

30 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happened yesterday in the West is today being repeated on a global scale. Industrial society is replacing rural society: millions of peasants in China, India, and elsewhere are leaving the countryside and going to the city. New powers are emerging and rivalries are exacerbated as competition increases for control of raw materials. Contrary to what believers in the "clash of civilizations" maintain, the great risk of the twenty-first century is not a confrontation between cultures but a repetition of history. In The Prosperity of Vice, the influential French economist Daniel Cohen shows that violence, rather than peace, has been the historical accompaniment to prosperity. Peace in Europe came only after the barbaric wars of the twentieth century, not as the outcome of economic growth. What will happen this time for today's eagerly Westernizing emerging nations? Cohen guides us through history, describing the European discovery of the "philosopher's stone": the possibility of perpetual growth. But the consequences of addiction to growth are dire in an era of globalization. If a billion Chinese consume a billion cars, the future of the planet is threatened. But, Cohen points out, there is another kind of globalization: the immaterial globalization enabled by the Internet. It is still possible, he argues, that the cyber-world will create a new awareness of global solidarity. It even may help us accomplish a formidable cognitive task, as immense as that realized during the Industrial Revolution--one that would allow us learn to live within the limits of a solitary planet
The infinite desire for growth by Daniel Cohen( Book )

26 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leading economist Daniel Cohen provides a whirlwind tour of the history of economic growth, from the early days of civilization to modern times, underscoring what is so unsettling today. The new digital economy is establishing a "zero-cost" production model, inexpensive software is taking over basic tasks, and years of exploiting the natural world have begun to backfire with deadly consequences. Working hard no longer guarantees social inclusion or income. Drawing on economics, anthropology, and psychology, and thinkers ranging from Rousseau to Keynes and Easterlin, Cohen examines how a future less dependent on material gain might be considered and, how, in a culture of competition, individual desires might be better attuned to the greater needs of society."--Publisher's description
The ladder of competitiveness : how to climb it by Orsetta Causa( )

19 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tables of national competitiveness give an easily comparable ranking of the winners and losers of global economic competition, but they do not explain why the poor countries are four times less productive than the rich ones or why some rich countries are twice as productive as others. Using empirical data from over 50 countries, this book shows how even small differences in a number of factors combine to boost or block productivity. Governments need such information to set priorities. Investors need it too, and two new rankings are proposed as alternatives to a simple comparison of industrial productivity. The first, called the investor ranking, is based on infrastructure, human capital and total factor productivity. The second, exporter ranking, is for investors whose prime concern is for a production platform well-integrated into world trade. Combining the new rankings with a more traditional one produces three groups of countries, termed balanced, high potential, and vulnerable. Group membership reserves some surprises: you may be rich, but that does not mean you are not vulnerable.--Publisher's description
The economics of rising inequalities( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Economics of Rising Inequalities brings together work by leading economists on the rise of inequality in the United States and some European countries that has been observed in the last two decades. These contributions are both theoretical and empirical, and address topics such as the role of organizational change at the firm level, the political economy of inequality and redistributive institutions, the contribution of search and matching and segregation by skills, and new empirical evidence on the underlying anatomy of inequality.--
Homo economicus : the (lost) prophet of modern times by Daniel Cohen( Book )

31 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the western definition of the pursuit of happiness in economic terms in the wake of the 2007-8 financial crisis, exploring the need to rebalance the relation between competition and cooperation. The West has long defined the pursuit of happiness in economic terms but now, in the wake of the 2007-8 financial crisis, it is time to think again about what constitutes our happiness. In this wide-ranging new book, the leading economist Daniel Cohen traces our current malaise back to the rise of homo economicus: for the last 200 years, the modern world has defined happiness in terms of material gain. Homo economicus has cast aside its rivals, homo ethicus and homo empathicus, and spread its neo-Darwinian logic far and wide. Yet, instead of bringing happiness, homo economicus traps human beings in a world devoid of any ideals. We are left feeling empty and dissatisfied. Today more and more people are beginning to recognize that competition and material gain are not the only things that matter in life. The central paradox of our era is that we look to the economy to give direction to our world at the very time when social needs are migrating toward sectors that are hard to place within the scope of market logic. Health, education, scientific research, and the world of the Internet form the heart of our post-industrial societies, but none of these belong to the traditional economic mould. While human creativity is higher than ever, homo economicus imposes himself like a sad prophet, a killjoy of the new age. Drawing on a rich array of examples, Cohen explores the new digital and genetic revolutions and examines the limitations of homo economicus in our rapidly transforming world. As human beings have an extraordinary ability to adapt, he argues that we need to rebalance the relation between competition and cooperation in favour of the latter. This thought-provoking analysis of our contemporary predicament will be of great value to anyone interested in the relationship between what happens in our economies and our personal happiness
Macroéconomie by Olivier Blanchard( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in French and English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4ème de couverture indique : "Véritable livre de référence, Macroéconomie bénéficie d'un double point de vue : celui de l'auteur de l'édition américaine, Olivier Blanchard, un des meilleurs spécialistes de l'économie mondiale, et celui de son également célèbre coauteur, Daniel Cohen, à qui l'on doit cette édition européenne francophone. Complet, accessible et attractif, ce manuel est particulièrement adapté à des étudiants en Licence. Il expose tous les concepts de la discipline (PIB, croissance, inflation, politique économique, marché du travail, chômage, modèle IS/LM, courbe de Phillips, taux de change, etc.) et présente les principales écoles de pensée (Keynes et les classiques, Friedman, etc.) ainsi que les grands événements économiques et les tendances structurelles. Cette édition actualisée et enrichie rend compte des développements récents de l'économie mondiale et de la recherche en macroéconomie, notamment dans les domaines suivants : Le marché du travail ; Les taux d'intérêt ; La balance des paiements de la France ; La crise des dettes publiques en Europe. L'ensemble des données chiffrées (chômage, inflation, croissance, PIB, etc.) ont été actualisées. Enfin, vous bénéficiez dans la présente édition d'un outil numérique exceptionnel puisqu'en plus de MyLab | version française, lui aussi augmenté, vous avez accès librement aux exercices d'autoévaluation de MyEconLab (en anglais)
Toward a lender of first resort by Daniel Cohen( )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If interest rates (country spreads) rise, debt can rapidly be subject to a snowball effect, which becomes self-fulfilling with regard to the fundamentals themselves. This is a market imperfection, because we cannot be confident that the unaided market will choose the "good" over the "bad" equilibrium. We propose a policy intervention to deal with this structural weakness in the mechanisms of international capital flows. This is based on a simple taxonomy that breaks down the origin of crises into three components: confidence (spreads and currency crisis), fundamentals (real growth rate), and economic policy (primary deficit). Theory then suggests a set of circumstances in which a lender of first resort would be desirable. The policy would seek to short-circuit confidence crises, partly by using IMF support to improve ex ante incentives. Theory also illuminates the potential role of collective action clauses in reducing the risk of self-fulfilling debt crises
Don't fix, don't float : the exchange rate in emerging markets, transition economies and developing countries by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donþt Fix, Donþt Float is a book about credibility, or lack thereof. It deals with questions pertaining to international financial architecture from the perspective of developing countries, emerging markets and transition economies. Should the monetary authority fix the exchange rate of the national currency? Should it instead let the currency float in foreign exchange markets? What about bands, baskets and crawls between the fix and the float corners? Answering these questions is of significance to the national economy involved and, with regard to global finance, often beyond. In the same way that there may never be a pure float, even among key currencies, an instant fix does not provide a fast lane to credibility. Credibility is earned abroad as the development process reinforces institution building in monetary, financial and budgetary matters. Indeed, rules for budgetary adjustment (such as the zero deficit in Argentina or the EU Stability and Growth Pact) are necessary for any exchange-rate regime to deliver economic growth and development. In Donþt Fix, Donþt Float, the case for intermediate regimes is made for five country groups in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Developing countries, emerging markets and transition economies, together with the OECD area, are facing the consequences of a worsening global economic outlook. In this environment, the development perspective underlying Don't Fix, Don't Float is clearly essential
Private lending to sovereign states : a theoretical autopsy by Daniel Cohen( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ICT revolution : productivity differences and the digital divide : a report for the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Understanding the new forces of agglomeration and the forces of dispersion in the new Internet economy is one of the major themes of this book. Drawing on a wide range of data, it assembles the work of two teams of leading economists in the ICT field. Part 1 focuses on the role that the ICT revolution played in advanced countries to grow output and productivity at macro, industry, and firm levels. Part 2 assesses whether or not the digital economy will indeed result in a more competitive and more equal world."--BOOK JACKET
Vingt-sept questions d'économie contemporaine( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in French and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary economic issues : proceedings of the Eleventh World Congress of the International Economic Association, Tunis by International Economic Association( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the experiences of economic reform since the second World War, and system reform and economic integration across the world in the past decade. The first part of the book examines why only a small number of developing countries have succeeded in their modernization attempts this century. What lessons can be learnt from the successes of the East Asian NIEs and failures of other economies to emulate them? The very different experiences of the transition to market economies in the former socialist countries of Eastern Europe and China is the focus of the next section, with comparisons drawn with the Latin American reform experience, especially in Chile. The effects of economic integration schemes are examined in the final sector, with case-studies of Tunisia and Morocco's Free Trade Agreements with the EU, and of economic integration and the Arab-Israeli peace process
Will the euro create a bonanza for Africa? by Daniel Cohen( )

21 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At this stage, it is difficult to conclude that the euro will have substantial macroeconomic impact on Sub-Saharan Africa, unless launch of the euro becomes the tool of a major policy shift, such as the "euroization" of the continent-- which is currently unlikely
L'échelle de la compétitivité comment la gravir by Orsetta Causa( )

15 editions published in 2006 in French and English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les palmarès de la compétitivité nationale permettent de définir un classement, avec des possibilités de comparaisons immédiates, des gagnants et des perdants de la compétition économique mondiale. Cependant, ils laissent un certain nombre de questions sans réponse. S'appuyant sur des données empiriques émanant de plus de 50 pays, cet ouvrage montre que même de petites différences concernant un certain nombre de facteurs peuvent concourir à stimuler ou au contraire bloquer la productivité. Les pouvoirs publics ont besoin de telles informations pour fixer des priorités. Les investisseurs en ont aussi besoin, et deux nouveaux classements sont proposés à titre d'alternatives à une simple comparaison de la productivité industrielle. Le premier, intitulé le " classement investisseur ", repose sur les infrastructures, le capital humain et la productivité totale des facteurs. Le second, le " classement exportateur ", est destiné aux investisseurs dont la préoccupation première est de trouver une plate-forme de production bien intégrée dans le commerce mondial. Si l'on associe ces nouveaux classements à un troisième, plus traditionnel, on obtient trois groupes de pays qualifiés d'équilibrés, à fort potentiel et vulnérables. La composition des groupes réserve cependant quelques surprises : en effet, on peut être riche, mais cela ne signifie pas pour autant qu'on n'est pas vulnérable
Dealing with destabilizing "market discipline" by Daniel Cohen( )

14 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If interest rates (country spreads) rise, debt can rapidly be subject to a snowball effect, which then becomes self-fulfilling with regard to the fundamentals themselves. This is a market imperfection, because we cannot be confident that the unaided market will choose the good equilibrium' over the bad equilibrium'. We see here a fundamental flaw in the process of market discipline. We propose a policy intervention to deal with this structural weakness in the mechanisms of international capital flows. This is based on a simple taxonomy that enables us to break down the origin of crises into three components: a crisis of confidence (spreads and currency crisis), a crisis of fundamentals (real growth rate), and a crisis of economic policy (primary deficit). The policy would seek to short-circuit confidence crises, partly by using IMF support to improve ex ante incentives
 
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The wealth of the world and the poverty of nations
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The misfortunes of prosperity : an introduction to modern political economyThree lectures on post-industrial societyOur modern times : the new nature of capitalism in the information ageGlobalization and its enemiesThe ladder of competitiveness : how to climb itThe economics of rising inequalitiesDon't fix, don't float : the exchange rate in emerging markets, transition economies and developing countriesThe ICT revolution : productivity differences and the digital divide : a report for the Fondazione Rodolfo DebenedettiContemporary economic issues : proceedings of the Eleventh World Congress of the International Economic Association, Tunis
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