Industry Growth, Climate, and Trade

Government, Markets, and Growth: Financial Systems and the Politics of Industrial Change

John Zysman
1983

The deterioration in the economic performance of the advanced industrial democracies during the 1970s has provoked an intense debate about the role of government in economic adjustment and growth. In Governments, Markets, and Growth, John Zysman makes a significant contribution to our understanding of these critical international issues by demonstrating that there is a direct relationship between a nation's financial system and its government's ability to restart the growth engine. Professor Zysman argues that there are three distinct types of financial systems, each...

American Industry in International Competition: Government Policies and Corporate Strategies

Laura Tyson
John Zysman
1983

Examines the competition between American and foreign companies in the manufacture of steel, color television, semiconductors, textiles, footwear, automobiles.

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Manufacturing Matters: The Myth of the Post-Industrial Economy

Stephen S. Cohen
John Zysman
1988

Manufacturingthe production of goodshas important impacts in all areas of our increasingly interdependent economy. The authors seek to show that modern economies will not de-industrialize but move from one form of manufacturing to another. They discuss in detail the impacts of our recent manufacturing declines on trade, technology, and economic transition. They make a convincing case for the necessity of manufacturing and believe we should not sacrifice our manufacturing for a service economy. ...

The Dynamics of Trade and Employment

Laura Tyson
William T. Dickens
John Zysman
1988

Contents Include

Trade and employment : an overview of the issues and evidence / Laura D'Andrea Tyson and John Zysman The effects of trade on employment / William T. Dickens Why it matters what we trade : a case for active policy / William T. Dickens and Kevin Lang The domestic employment consequences of managed international competition in apparel / Carol A. Parsons Trade and employment in automobiles / Robert E. Scott The domestic employment consequences of international trade in telecommunications equipment / Jay S. Stowsky The changing shape of domestic employment in a high-tech...

Politics and Productivity: The Real Story of Why Japan Works

Chalmers A. Johnson
Laura Tyson
John Zysman
1989

From the vantage of traditional economics, Japan has made very serious policy errors, but the nation has emerged as an industrial powerhouse which poses a significant challenge to the US. These essays propose a new analytical framework for understanding Japan's development strategy and the implication of Japan's growing prowess in the international markets.

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The Highest Stakes: the Economic Foundations of the Next Security System

Wayne Sandholtz
Michael Borrus
John Zysman
Ken Conca
Jay Stowsky
Steven Vogel
Steve Weber
1992

Will markets, investments, and technology--rather than tanks and missiles--be the bargaining chips of the new world order? This timely and sobering analysis explores how the momentous dislocations of economic power in the world--the growing might of Asia, the impending unification of Europe, the relative decline of the United States--will reshape global security issues. The authors contend that the United States is especially unprepared for a twenty-first century in which the control of markets and technology is a principal battleground. They go on to demonstrate how America's loss...

The New Global Economy in the Information Age: Reflections on Our Changing World

Martin Carnoy
Manuel Castells
Stephen S. Cohen
Fernando Henrique Cardoso
1993

Most studies of the world economy focus on highly developed countries and only on economic strategies. The New Global Economy in the Information Age is unique in integrating the political with the economic and in the truly global view it takes of the changes under way. It focuses on the effects of new computer and telecommunications technology in conditioning the policy choices of nation-states in both the less and more economically developed regions of the world.

The authors analyze the new economic context in which nation-states operate, the main issues...

Partners or Competitors? The Prospects for US-European Cooperation on Asian Trade

Richard H. Steinberg
Bruce Stokes
1998

The ongoing Asian financial crisis has graphically demonstrated the shared Western stake in the Asian economy as the United States and Europe face falling exports to Asia and rising imports from the region. Partners or Competitors? provides the first blueprint for transatlantic teamwork in the Pacific at this critical juncture. The authors provide cogent analyses of a range of important cases, from electronic commerce to autos, from anti-trust policy to the protection of intellectual property. Tracing the history of self-defeating competition in the region, they explore both the...

The Tunnel at the End of the Light : Privatization, Business Networks, and Economic Transformation in Russia

Stephen S. Cohen
Andrew Schwartz
John Zysman
1998
The Tunnel at the End of the Light shows how radical privatization produced economic misery and political chaos in Russia. It argues that the crucial problem lies in the development of criminal and survivalist business networks that prey on Russia's wealth. It was the reversed sequence of Russian reform, which opened markets before establishing institutions to regulate and support those markets, that allowed predatory networks to take hold. The volume grew out of an essay written by Stephen S....