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Cohen, Daniel 1953-

Works: 153 works in 1,100 publications in 10 languages and 19,463 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  History  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Publishing director, Redactor, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Secretary, Interviewee, Thesis advisor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: HF1359, 339
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Most widely held works about Daniel Cohen
Most widely held works by Daniel Cohen
Globalization and its enemies by Daniel Cohen( Book )

39 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,612 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 wealth of the world and the poverty of nations by Daniel Cohen( Book )

55 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,186 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
Our modern times : the new nature of capitalism in the information age by Daniel Cohen( Book )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "modern times" of the early 20th century saw the rise of the assembly line and the belief that standardization would make the world a better place. Yet along with greater production efficiency came dehumanization, as the division of labour created many jobs requiring mindless repetition rather than conscious involvement with work
Macroeconomics by Olivier Blanchard( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in French and held by 660 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)
The misfortunes of prosperity : an introduction to modern political economy by Daniel Cohen( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and French and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prosperity of vice : a worried view of economics by Daniel Cohen( Book )

32 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 534 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
Three lectures on post-industrial society by Daniel Cohen( Book )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 486 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
The economics of rising inequalities( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both the "fundamentalist" view and the "institutionalist" view have some relevance. For instance, the decline of traditional manufacturing employment since the 1970s has been associated in every developed country with a rise of labour-market inequality (the inequality of labour earnings within the working-age population has gone up in all countries), which lends support to the fundamentalist view. However, most people agree that institutional differences (minimum wage, collective bargaining, tax and transfer policy, and so forth) between Continental European countries and Anglo-Saxon countries explain why disposable income inequality trajectories have been so different in those two groups of countries during the 1980s-90s, which lends support to the institutionalist view
Private lending to sovereign states : a theoretical autopsy by Daniel Cohen( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homo economicus : the (lost) prophet of modern times by Daniel Cohen( Book )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 228 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
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 )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The view that the Internet and the information and communication technology (ICT) revolution would deliver a frictionless economy without recessions is, at least for the time being, dead. This book takes stock of the ICT revolution, going well below the surface to ask and answer a few key questions: did the ICT revolution contribute to the divergence in the growth record? And if this is the case, how and why were some countries better equipped to exploit the potential of ICT? The naive approach to the Internet views e-commerce as a means to achieve a perfect world of competition. By making information cheap and readily available, it should allow the affluent consumer to raise competitive pressure on firms, help the firms themselves to put competitive pressure on their own suppliers and so on. For the poor countries, the story goes, the Internet should lower the barriers to entry to rich countries' markets and foster their inclusion in world markets. However, the theory of economic geography does not support the idea that geography becomes irrelevant as the cost of distance is reduced
Vingt-sept questions d'économie contemporaine( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in French and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homo economicus, prophète (égaré) des temps nouveaux by Daniel Cohen( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sous l'égide d'une nouvelle civilisation-monde, dominée par un capitalisme exubérant, la société devient beaucoup plus compétitive. L'obsession des chiffres se diffuse et la manie du classement (écoles, hôpitaux, chercheurs, cadres, employés ...) s'est installée partout. Sur Facebook, les enfants mettent leur vie privée en scène sous le regard et le jugement des autres, chacun cherchant à avoir le plus d'amis possibles. Les firmes organisent une concurrence nouvelle entre leurs salariés, sous-traitant les tâches inutiles, licenciant ceux qui ne peuvent pas suivre. Un monde néo-darwinien, où les plus faibles sont éliminés et soumis au mépris des vainqueurs, est en train de s'imposer. Adossé aux promesses ambigües de la révolution numérique en cours, un scénario crépusculaire se lit entre les lignes de ce monde en devenir. En y ajoutant les bouleversements rendus possibles par la génétique le défi est immense. Rien n'est pourtant inéluctable dans ces évolutions. Les métaphores tirées du monde naturel n'ont de pertinence que pour ceux qui en profitent. A l'heure où des milliards d'humains se pressent aux portes du modèle occidental, l'urgence est de repenser de fond en comble le rapport entre la quête d'un bonheur individuel - pas forcément inaccessible! - et la marche efficace de nos sociétés modernes. Un nouvel essai provoquant qui nous rend plus intelligent
16 nouvelles questions d'économie contemporaine( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in French and French, Middle and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réflexion sur les nouveaux territoires de l'économie politique, avec une étude des questions d'actualité : la comparaison entre la crise et le krach de 1929, les tentatives de mesure du "Bonheur national brut", la résistance des pays émergents, l'utilité des déficits budgétaires, la rentabilité collective de l'effort d'éducation, etc
Nouvelle économie by France( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in French and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will the Euro Create a Bonanza for Africa? by Daniel Cohen( )

22 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sector Unit, Latin America and the Caribbean Region - is part of a larger effort in the Bank to study the effect of the euro on developing countries. The authors may be contacted at or
Toward a lender of first resort by Daniel Cohen( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 31 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
L'échelle de la compétitivité : Comment la gravir by Orsetta Causa( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in French and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The wealth of the world and the poverty of nationsOur modern times : the new nature of capitalism in the information ageThe misfortunes of prosperity : an introduction to modern political economyThree lectures on post-industrial societyThe economics of rising inequalitiesDon't fix, don't float : the exchange rate in emerging markets, transition economies and developing countriesContemporary economic issues : proceedings of the Eleventh World Congress of the International Economic Association, TunisThe ICT revolution : productivity differences and the digital divide : a report for the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti