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Giersch, Herbert

Works: 383 works in 1,151 publications in 5 languages and 11,615 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: HG229, 332.41
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Herbert Giersch
The fading miracle : four decades of market economy in Germany by Herbert Giersch( Book )
24 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Italian and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on inflation and indexation by Herbert Giersch( Book )
15 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reflections on a troubled world economy : essays in honor of Herbert Giersch ( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A discussion with Herbert Giersch : current problems of the West German economy, 1976-1977 : held on November 9, 1976 at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Washington, D.C by Herbert Giersch( Book )
7 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economic incentives : proceedings of a conference held by the International Economic Association at Kiel, West Germany by Association internationale des sciences économiques( Book )
15 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Towards a market economy in Central and Eastern Europe by Herbert Giersch( Book )
13 editions published in 1991 in English and German and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1990, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe began or accelerated their transition to a market economy. This book addresses among others the following questions: (I) What are the fundamental causes of the collapse of the Soviet-type economic systems? (II) What major steps could be taken to make the transition process to a market economy irreversible and less painful? (III) What can be learned from West Germany's outstandingly successful postwar economic reforms? (IV) Is the issue of gradualism versus shock therapy still relevant? (V) If macroeconomic stability is a precondition, what is the role of privatization, deregulation and trade liberalization? (VI) What is the optimal sequence of steps in privatization, deregulation, liberalization and currency convertibility? (VII) How quickly may privatization be achieved? (VIII) Is the USSR really a special case and, if so, in what respects and for what fundamental reasons? (IX) How long in the transition period may the initial phase of disorder, chaos and decline last? (X) What can be learned from the experiences gathered so far in the major ex-communist countries?
Openness for prosperity : essays in world economics by Herbert Giersch( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Free trade in the world economy : towards an opening of markets by Free trade in the world economy( Book )
19 editions published in 1987 in 3 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world economy in perspective : essays on international trade and European integration by Herbert Giersch( Book )
10 editions published in 1991 in English and Spanish and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The International division of labour problems and perspectives : Internat. Symposium by Herbert Giersch( Book )
26 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Services in world economic growth : symposium, 1988 by Kiel Week Conference( Book )
12 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reforming the welfare state ( Book )
10 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The welfare state has come under increasing pressure. This raises numerous questions with regard to how to reform it. At an international conference held in Prague, the Czech Republic, a group of experts discussed some important reform issues. Their analyses and proposals are presented in this volume which deals with the following questions: What types of welfare states are there? To what extent does moral hazard limit the provision of social insurance? What are the pros and cons of a negative income tax? What are the characteristics of the "Swedish Model" of a welfare state? Is this model dead? What are the objectives of the welfare state in Germany? Why and how should a pay-as-you-go old-age pension system be transformed in to a capital reserve system? What trends in reforming health care systems can be observed?
Merits and limits of markets by Herbert Giersch( Book )
14 editions published in 1998 in English and German and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The state is in retreat; markets and private ownership gain ground. But where is the borderline? The authors in this volume, mainly economists but not only, explore it. Part I deals with questions of social philosophy from various standpoints - libertarian, communitarist, economic-sociological and institutional. Part II deals with the frontiers of markets in such areas as legal services, health services, education and the arts. Part III tackles normative issues of global trade such as competition policy, trade in "bads" and social standards. The volume contains contributions by David M. Anderson, Bruce L. Benson, Peter J. Boettke, Anne O. Krueger and Chonira E. Aturupane, Deepak Lal, Gary B. Madison, Dennis C. Mueller, Mark V. Pauly, Alan Peacock, Stefan Voigt and Daniel Kiwit, Edwin G. West
Economic progress and environmental concerns by Herbert Giersch( Book )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Environmental theory and policy are becoming central issues in economics as in other fields of science. This volume focuses on selected aspects of environmental economics. The four papers of the first part deal with more general aspects. They discuss the environmental limits to growth (Wilfred Beckerman), ecological concerns in a market economy (Johannes Heister and Friedrich Schneider), philosophical aspects of intergenerational justice (Joanna Pasek) and evolutionary economics as an approach to environmental problems (Georg Erdman). The three papers of the second part deal with policy instruments. They discuss the designing of markets for CO2 emissions and other pollutants (Johannes Heister and Peter Michaelis), pollution charges as a source of public revenues (Wallace E. Oates) and the role of economic incentives for resourcemanagement in developing countries (Edward B. Barbier). The two papers of the third part deal with trade issues. They discuss the impactof domestic environmental policy on international trade (James A. Tobey) andthe economics of trade in endangered species (Joanne C. Burgess). The two papers of the final part deal with the global dimension. They discuss tropical deforestation (Torsten Amelung) and the question how much we should invest in preserving our current climate (William D. Nordhaus). The contributors include internationally renowned scholars
Economic aspects of international migration by Herbert Giersch( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The papers in this volume cover the subject of international migration. The three papers in the first part deal with general aspects. The first paper discusses the influence of migration on world development (Hatton and Williamson), the second models the patterns of labor migration when workers differ in their skills and information is asymmetric (Stark), and the third explores the economics of international labor and capital flows (Grubel). The second part focuses on experiences in the United States and contains four papers. These papers discuss the performance of immigrants in the U.S. labor market (Chiswick), the influence of immigrants on entrepreneurship in the nineteenth-century U.S. (Ferrie and Mokyr), ethnic identity, assimilation of immigrants, and the intergenerational transmission of immigrants' skills (Borjas), and the labor market consequences of U.S. immigration (Greenwood and McDowell). The three papers in the final part discuss lessons for Europe's migration policies. The first paper asks whether immigration policy can help to stabilize social security systems (Felderer), the second explores the economic consequences of immigration and the resulting lessons for immigration policies (Simon), and the third reviews the conference's papers in the light of recent European developments (Zimmermann)
Privatization at the end of the century by Herbert Giersch( Book )
11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the end of the century, privatization has become a worldwide phenomenon. It is taking place in what was once called the first, the second, and the third world. The volume mirrors this expansion of privatization. In Part I on the economics of privatization, historical, theoretical, and politico-economic issues are covered. In Part II country studies are presented for China, the Czech Republic, Eastern Germany, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Russia and the United Kingdom. In Part III a broader view on privatization is taken by including deregulation and the private provision of public goods and services. The book contains contributions by D. Bös, T. Eggertsson, R.P. Heinrich, P. Jasinski, H. Klodt, B. Krug, D. Lal, S.C. Littlechild, M. Mejstrik, P. Mihalyi, P. Plane, J.-J. Rosa, K.M. Schmidt and M. Schnitzer, and U. Siegmund
Fighting Europe's unemployment in the 1990s by Herbert Giersch( Book )
14 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unemployment is the most pressing issue of economic policy in present-day Europe. Why are unemployment levels so high? Why are they higher compared to the past and to countries outside Europe, notably the U.S.? What is the nature of this unemployment crisis? And, how can unemployment be reduced? These and related questions are addressed in this book by a number of experts on the subject of unemployment. The book is divided into three parts. Part I presents the history of unemployment, Part II deals with the nature and causes of the present unemployment crisis in Europe and Part III with policy measures to reduce unemployment. The volume contains contributions by S. Brittan, M.C. Burda, R.N. Cooper, B. Eichengreen, R.B. Freeman, P. Minford, K.-H. Paqué, H. Sneessens, R. Vaubel and C. Wyplosz
Urban agglomeration and economic growth by Herbert Giersch( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and German and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Urban Agglomeration and Economic Growth is the fifth volume in the series of books emanating from the activities of the Egon-Sohmen-Foundation. It contains 10 papers (plus a supplementary note) which were presented at an international conference in Zurich, Switzerland, in summer 1993. These papers cover historical and theoretical aspects as well as policy implications. The volume contains contributions by M. Beckmann, H.-J. Ewers, R.H. Funck, M. van Geenhuizen and P. Nijkamp, G. Giuliano and K.A. Small, P. Hall, H. Klodt, J. Mokyr, H.W. Richardson and J.G. Williamson
Reassessing the role of government in the mixed economy : symposium 1982 by Herbert Giersch( Book )
16 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and German and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Privatization : symposium in honor of Herbert Giersch by Sharon Nuskey( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in 4 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Giersch, Herbert
Giirŭswi, H.
Giiruswi, H. 1921-2010
Kiirŭswi, H.
Kiiruswi, H. 1921-2010