Hans Ch. Binswanger
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PublicationDie Wirklichkeit als Herausforderung : Grenzgänge eines Ökonomen(Murmann Verlag, 2016-02)
PublicationThe Growth Spiral : Money, Energy, and Imagination in the Dynamics of the Market Process(Springer Verlag, 2013)This book develops a new theory of the modern economy. Conventional economic theory is (still) based on an essentially static notion of equilibrium. In contrast, this book offers an analysis of the economic process based on a truly dynamic approach. It understands modern economic activity as manifesting itself in a growth spiral. There are two main drivers of the dynamics of this spiral: steady money creation in the banking system, on the one hand; and the continuous inflow of energy and raw materials through the exploitation of natural resources, on the other. Both driving forces are generally neglected by the conventional theory. Understanding their role is absolutely essential for preventing our economy from being more and more exposed to financial and ecological crises. This book offers important insights about the functioning of the modern economy and addresses the specialist as well as the interested lay reader. Hardcover, Softcover and eBook availableType: bookVolume: 1. Auflage
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PublicationBalanced Growth : finding strategies for sustainable development(Springer, 2012)
; ;Sunde, Uwe ;Vischer, Thomas ; ; ;Oschlies, Melaniekatharina ;Nazarkina, Liudmila ;Rüdisser, Michèle F. ; ;Kunz, Justus Julius ;Roy, Friedemann ;Komba, Xaver Kazimoto ;Meissner, Felix ;Pieper, Cornelius ;Rubel, Holger ;Schädler, Jens ; ;What is balanced growth? This book shows that the definitions and implications of the concept of balanced growth vary significantly among the different disciplines in economic science, but are not exclusive at all. Terms such as sustainability or balanced growth have become buzzwords. In practice, they are often a desirable vision rather than an achievable objective. Why? Doubts may arise about the extent to which such concepts are compatible with a modern market economy. Is balanced growth possible at all? Is it reasonable to accept balanced growth as a norm? Why should a balanced growth path be a desirable strategy to pursue for policymakers, managers, employees, and other societal stakeholders? Empirical evidence suggests that the actual worldwide economic growth is not balanced at all. Meanwhile, ever since the beginning of the financial and economic crisis in 2007 and its accompanying spillover effects, our globalizing world has uncompromisingly shown the flip side of its coin. Its crisis-prone character has intensified the discussion about our economic system's sustainability. Questions related to acceptable sovereign debt levels, suitable trade deficits and surpluses, firms' growth targets, resource management and efficiency have aroused high interest. What is the cause of the observed imbalances? In our opinion, this debate must involve rethinking the qualitative and quantitative dimension of our present understanding of the nature of economic growth. This book accompanies the 9th DocNet Management Symposium of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. It contains contributions of the symposium's panel speakers, renowned authors to the field and young researchers. The Ph.D. students' and post-doctoral association DocNet organizes the DocNet Management Symposium on a yearly basis with the goal to foster exchange between academia and practitioners.Type: book
PublicationVorwärts zur Mässigung : Perspektiven einer nachhaltigen Wirtschaft(Murmann Verlag, 2009)Type: book
PublicationType: bookVolume: 2., vollst. überarb. Ausg.