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special interests vs. free enterprise

Tariffs on steel: special interests vs. free enterprise Michael Saliba From March 2002 to December 2003, the US imposed tariffs of up to 30% on steel. We present the tariffs in their historical context, and examine their impact in light of Austrian economic theory. All businesses, not just steel consuming ones, were hurt in the […]

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the law merchant, arbitration, and international trade

One more time with feeling: the law merchant, arbitration, and international trade Peter T. Leeson I respond to the three most common objections to depictions of international trade as a formally ungoverned arena of economic significance: 1. International trade was small until quite recently, suggesting the unimportance of the medieval Law Merchant. 2. Private arbitration […]

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Market efficiency and financial markets integration in India

Market efficiency and financial markets integration in India Sadananda Prusty Abstract The paper tries to explore the impact of economic reforms on the integration of various segments of the financial market in India through the time series tools during the period from March 1993 to March 2005. The major findings ate: (i) various segments of […]

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The impact of chinese real exchange rate appreciation on India’s trade and investment: a general equilibrium analysis

The impact of chinese real exchange rate appreciation on India’s trade and investment: a general equilibrium analysis Jian Zhang Abstract Using a Computational General Equilibrium (CGE) model, we analyze the impacts of Chinese real exchange rate appreciation on India’s trade balance and other macroeconomic indicators. We analyze two scenarios of 2.1% and 5% real exchange […]

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differing development strategies of India and China and effects on business environments

The Indian elephant and the Chinese dragon: differing development strategies of India and China and effects on business environments Usha C.V. Haley This paper deals with economic and institutional development policies and trajectories followed by India and China, including an emphasis on education, political philosophy, economic philosophies and sustained investments in future growth. These differing […]

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An analysis of perception of foreign direct investment in India

An analysis of perception of foreign direct investment in India Janardhana A. Alse Abstract Foreign direct investment to India increased from a mere $97 million in 1990-91 to $5,526 million in 2004-05 because of institutional restructuring. This investment led to a change in technological, economic and social conditions in India. Our analysis using Likhert scale […]

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Impact of environmental pressures and culture on factors influencing the requirements of human resources engaged in it applications

Impact of environmental pressures and culture on factors influencing the requirements of human resources engaged in it applications Vijay K. Agrawal Abstract The objective of the study is to identify the effect of cultural and environmental pressures on the factors influencing the requirements of human resources engaged in information technology applications based on the experience […]

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How to promote energy efficiency in small enterprises? An economic analysis of small enterprise clusters in India

How to promote energy efficiency in small enterprises? An economic analysis of small enterprise clusters in India M.H. Bala Subrahmanya Abstract This paper probes the role of labour and energy intensity in the economic performance of small enterprises with reference to brick making in Malur, foundries in Belagaum, rice mills in Raichur and Oil mills […]

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Assets-liabilities management in banks—a case of Kuwait

Assets-liabilities management in banks—a case of Kuwait Batool K. Asiri Abstract The Statistical Cost Accounting (SCA) method is used to test whether asset and liability of a bank could help forecast its profits. All Kuwaiti Listed Banks have been examined over the period 1980-1997 for the asset-liability relationship. Considering the size difference, the sample was […]

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Competitive strategies adopted by vegetable retailers in Mumbai city of India—an insight

Competitive strategies adopted by vegetable retailers in Mumbai city of India—an insight Veena Goel Abstract Study indicated the emergence of a more modern retail sector in the midst of traditional wet markets. To cope up with the resource constraints, small and medium sized retailers target the medium and low-price market segments, design merchandise mixes with […]