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Giersch, Herbert

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Works: 366 works in 1,302 publications in 5 languages and 12,801 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: HC286, 332.41
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Most widely held works by Herbert Giersch
The fading miracle : four decades of market economy in Germany by Herbert Giersch( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Italian and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on inflation and indexation by Herbert Giersch( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on a troubled world economy : essays in honor of Herbert Giersch by Fritz Machlup( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 428 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 )

13 editions published between 1976 and 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 Bela A Balassa( Book )

15 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allgemeine Wirtschaftspolitik by Herbert Giersch( Book )

31 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in German and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards a market economy in Central and Eastern Europe by Herbert Giersch( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and German and held by 269 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 )

10 editions published between 1933 and 1993 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free trade in the world economy : towards an opening of markets by Herbert Giersch( Book )

21 editions published in 1987 in English and German and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world economy in perspective : essays on international trade and European integration by Herbert Giersch( Book )

13 editions published in 1991 in English and Spanish and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The International division of labour problems and perspectives : Internat. Symposium by Herbert Giersch( Book )

27 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Services in world economic growth : symposium, 1988 by Kiel Week Conference( Book )

13 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reforming the welfare state by Harrie Verbon( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and German and held by 222 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?
Economic progress and environmental concerns by Herbert Giersch( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 204 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
Reassessing the role of government in the mixed economy : symposium 1982 by Herbert Giersch( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic aspects of international migration by Herbert Giersch( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the fourth volume in a series of books published for the Egon-Sohmen-Foundation. Like its predecessors, it contains the papers discussed at a symposium. This symposium was held in Vancouver, Canada, thanks to the organizational support of Herbert Grubel, who also gave advice on finding and selecting competent participants. The format was the same as for the pre vious conferences that had taken place in Europe-at Laxenburg/ Austria ("Towards a Market Economy in Central and Eastern Europe"), Tegernsee/Bavaria ("Money, Trade, and Competition"), and Linz/ Austria, Egon Sohmen's birthplace ("Economic Pro Concems")-and that led to similar gress and Environmental conference volumes published by the Springer-Verlag. The topic "Economic Aspects ofInternational Migration" was chosen because we thought that migration from East to West would soon become an issue in Europe, that its implications should be discussed in a sober manner publicly as well as among experts, and that a conference volume on its economic implica tions and on the well-researched experience of immigration coun tries like the U.S.A. and Canada would be the best contribution the Egon-Sohmen-Foundation could make in this field. It is also remarkable in this context that Egon Sohmen was a migrant of sorts, just as some of those who shared responsibility for this conference. The late Egon Sohmen, in whose memory his brother Helmut established the foundation, was born in Austria (in 1930), received his education in Germany (University ofTiibingen) and the U.S.A
Merits and limits of markets by Herbert Giersch( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and German and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1997 Symposium of the Egon-Sohmen-Foundation, which gave rise to this book, took place in the United States, on the East Coast between New Y C)rk and New Haven, more precisely in Stamford (Conn.). The original choice had been a place close to Yale University, where Egon Sohmen taught economics from 1958 to 1960, subsequent to his period at MIT. But the hotel in New Haven was closed down by a new owner-to pass through a process of creative destruction. Change of ownership-on a large scale and as a transition from public to private hands-had been the topic of the preceding Egon Sohmen-Symposium (in Budapest in 1996) published under the head ing: Privatization at the End of the Century (Springer-Verlag, 1997). Yet mere change of ownership, some of us at the Foundation felt in subsequent months, was too narrow a focus to properly deal with the movement under consideration: a transition of ownership together with a general move towards a competitive market system charac terized by global openness, uncertainty, decentralized risk-bearing, and the increasing importance of information and innovation
Fighting Europe's unemployment in the 1990s by Herbert Giersch( Book )

16 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the five books listed above on an earlier page, the Egon Sohmen-Foundation herewith submits its sixth volume. Once again, it is a collection of academic papers that were discussed at a symposium sponsored by the Foundation and subsequently revised. Readers not familiar with the Foundation may be interested to know that it was established in 1987 by Helmut Sohmen of Hong Kong in memory of his late brother, Egon Sohmen (1930-1977). Egon Soh men was an international economist highly respected in North America and in Europe, notably for his work on flexible exchange rates and on the economics of allocation and competition. Born in Linz (Austria) and educated as an economist in Vienna, Tiibingen, and Cambridge, Mass., Egon Sohmen held teaching posts in several places (M.I.T., Yale, Frankfurt, Saarbriicken, Minnesota, and Heidelberg). As an active participant in numerous international con ferences and workshops, he truly belonged to the international research community of his time and age cohort. His lasting reputation greatly helped me to convene the active participants of this symposium
Urban agglomeration and economic growth by Herbert Giersch( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and German and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the flfth volume in the series of books emanating from the activities of the Egon-Sohmen-Foundation. The Foundation was established by Helmut Sohmen of Hong Kong in memory of his late brother, Egon Sohmen (1930-1977), who was an interna tional economist, highly respected on both sides of the Atlantic. The conference topics in previous years were ''Towards a Mar ket Economy in Central and Eastern Europe," "Money, Trade, and Competition," "Economic Progress and Environmental Con cerns," and "Economic Aspects of International Migration." These are also the titles of the respective conference volumes (edited by Herbert Giersch and published by Springer). The topic of the 1993 conference evolved from a suggestion made by Regine Sohmen, Egon's widow, who reported about her husband's increasing interest in urban economics during the 19708, when he was teaching at the University of Heidelberg and became concerned with the romantic town's congestion problem. The idea struck me as important also from the angle of trade and economic growth that had attracted Egon Sohmen's interest in the 1960s, notably when we were both lecturing at the University ofthe Saar. This angle can be briefly described as follows
Privatization at the end of the century by Herbert Giersch( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 188 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
 
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The fading miracle : four decades of market economy in Germany
Alternative Names
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Giersch, Herbert

Giirŭswi, H.

Giiruswi, H. 1921-2010

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Herbert Giersch German economist

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Kiirŭswi, H.

Kiiruswi, H. 1921-2010

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Economic incentives : proceedings of a conference held by the International Economic Association at Kiel, West GermanyOpenness for prosperity : essays in world economicsThe world economy in perspective : essays on international trade and European integrationReforming the welfare stateEconomic progress and environmental concernsMerits and limits of marketsPrivatization at the end of the century