The last books purchased by the library

New titles, current year (updating)

For previous years, the library catalog is available at the INE - Calea 13 Septembrie no. 13, et. 1, room 1326 (or send the request to the email address:

1. Observatory Archive


2. New books purchased by the library


Conway,Francis J. şi alţii

Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations in Central and Eastern Europe.A sourcebook and reference guide

Washington,The World Bank,2005.

VI+128 p.

I.About This Sourcebook

1.Purpose and Use of This Sourcebook

2.How to Use This Sourcebook

II.Content Guide

3.Functions and Responsabilities of Local Governments

4.Financial Resources of Local Governments

5.General Intergovernmental Finance Issues

III.Applications Guide

6.Overview of the Applications Guide

7.Module One:Functions and Responsabilities of Local Governments

8.Module Two:Financial Resources of Local Governments

9.Module Three:General Intergovernmental Finance Issues

10.Three-Day Course on Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations

11.Academic Curriculum

IV.Source Materials

12.References to the European Charter of Local Self-Government

13.References to General Concepts and Theory

14.References to Current Legislation

15.References to Specific Country Experience


16.Technical and Comparative Source Materials

17.Legal Source Materials

18.Training Materials

II 28018


Critchley,Robert K.

Doing Nothing is Not an Option ! Facing the Imminent Labor Crisis


XVI+208 p.

1.The Road Ahead

2.In Search of Utopia

3.Recycle Old Perceptions

4.Age of Reasoning

5.What Boomers and Mature Workers Offer

6.Generations X and Y

7.Embrace the Multigenerational Workforce


9.Cultivating Culture with Effective Communication

10.Developing Talent

11.Future Leadership

12.Third Age Carrer/Life Planning

13.The Bell Curve and Retractable Retirement

14.Voyage of Discovery

15.Retain and Gain

II 28023




Management Accounting for Business Decisions


XXII+560 p.

I.Introduction to Management and Cost Accounting

1.Introduction to management accounting

2.An introduction to cost terms and concepts

II.Information for Decision-making

3.Cost-volume-profit analysis

4.Measuring relevant costs and revenues for decision-making

5.Cost assignment

6.Activity-based costing

7.Pricing decisions and profitability analysis

8.Decision-making under conditions of risk and uncertainty

9.Capital investment decisions

III.Information for Planning,Control and Performance Measurement

10.The budgeting process

11.Management control systems

12.Standard costing and variance analysis

13.Devisional financial performance measures

14.Transfer pricing in divisionalized companies

IV.Cost Management and Strategic Management Accounting

15.Cost management

16.Strategic management accounting

II 28019




Economic Growth in the 1990s.Learning from a Decade of Reform

Washington,The World Bank,2005.

XVI+364 p.


I.Facts of the 1990s

2.Grist and the Mill for the Lessons of the 1990s

3.Something Special about the 1990s?

II.Development Controversies of the 1990s

4.Macroeconomic Stability:The More the Better?

5.Trade Liberalization:Why So Much Controversy?

6.Privatization and Deregulation:A Push Too Far?

7.Financial Liberalization:What Went Right,What Went Wrong?

8.Policy Reforms and Growth Performance:What Have We Learned?

9.Improving Public Sector Governance:The Grand Challenge?

10.Does Democracy Help?

II 28015



Fink,Carsten; Maskus,Keith E. (Eds.)

Intellectual Property and Development.Lessons from Recent Economic Research

New York,The World Bank and Oxford University Press,2005.

XIV+340 p.

1.Why We Study Intellectual Property Rights and What We Have Learned

I.Intellectual Property,Trade,FDI,and International Licensing

2.How Stronger Protection of Intellectual Property Rights Affects International Trade Flows

3.The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Encouraging Foreign Direct Investment and Technology Transfer

4.Intellectual Property Rights and U.S. and German International Transactions in Manufacturing Industries

5.Intellectual Property Rights and Licensing:An Econometric Investigation

6.The Composition of Foreign Direct Investment and Protection of Intellectual Property Rights:Evidence from Transition Economies

II.Intellectual Property Exhaustion and Parallel Trade

7.Entering the Jungle of Intellectual Property Rights Exhaustion and Parallel Importantion

8.Parallel Imports in a Model of Vertical Distribution:Theory,Evidence,and Policy

9.Developing and Distributing Essential Medicines to Poor Countries:The Defend Proposal

III.Intellectual Property,Market Structure,and Innovation

10.Patent Protection,Transnational Corporations,and Market Structure:A Simulation Study of the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry

11.Strengthening Intellectual Property Rights in Lebanon

12.Intellectual Property Rights and Economic Development in China

II 28017





Frey,Bruno S.

Arts & Economics.Analysis & Cultural Policy


X+246 p.

I.Combining Art and Economics

1.Economics of Art:A Personal Survey

2.The Economic Point of View

II.Museums and Performing Arts

3.For Art's Sake –Open Up the Vaults

4.Superstar Museums

5.Special Exhibitions and Festivals:Culture's Booming Path to Glory

6.Private Faces in Public Places:A Case Study of the New Beyeler Art Museum

III.Supporting the Arts

7.How Can the Arts Be Publicly Promoted?

8.Public Support for the Arts in a Direct Democracy

9.Creativity,Government and the Arts

IV.Art Investment and Evaluation

10.Art Investment Returns

11.Evaluating Cultural Property

12.Art Fakes-What Fakes?

II 28021



Funck,Bernard (Ed.)

Expenditure Policies Toward EU Accession

Washington,The World Bank,2002.

XXII+102 p.

1.Expenditure Trends and Challenges

2.Liquidating the Legacy of the Past

3.Successfully Integrating with the European Union

4.Ensuring Social Protection

5.An Expenditure Strategy for Growth and Convergence

II 28016



van Greuning,Hennie

International Financial Reporting Standards. A Practical Guide

Washington,The World Bank,2005.

X+296 p.


II.Group Statements

III.Balance Sheet and Income Statement


II 28028




New Corporate Governance.Successful Board Management Tools


X+232 p.


1.Situational dimension

2.Strategic dimension

3.Integrated board management dimension

4.Controlling dimension


II 28013



Hoekman,Bernard M. Kostecki,Michel M.

The Political Economy of the World Trading System.The WTO and Beyond

Oxford,Oxford University Press,2001.

XXII+548 p.

I.The Global Trading System

1.The Trading System in Perspective

II.The Institution

2.The World Trade Organization

3.Dispute Settlement and Enforcement of Rules

4.Negotiating Forum

III.The Multilateral Trade Agrements

5.Trade in Goods

6.Sector-Specific Multilateral Trade Agreements

7.Trade in Services

8.Protection of Intellectual Property

IV.Holes and Loopholes

9.Safeguards and Exceptions

10.Regional Integration

11.Plurilateral Agreements

V.Challenges for the Trading System

12.Integrating Developing Countries and Economies in Transition

13.Towards Deeper Integration?The 'Trade and' Agenda

14.Legitimacy,Coherence and Governance

15.Whither the Trading System?

II 28029



Kim,W.Chan; Mauborgne,Renée

Blue Ocean Strategy.How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant

Boston,Harvard Business School Press,2005.

XVI+240 p.

I.Blue Ocean Strategy

1.Creating Blue Oceans

2.Analytical Tools and Frameworks

II.Formulating Blue Ocean Strategy

3.Reconstruct Market Boundaries

4.Focus on the Big Picture,Not the Numbers

5.Reach Beyond Existing Demand

6.Get the Strategic Sequence Right

III.Executing Blue Ocean Strategy

7.Overcome Key Organizational Hurdles

8.Build Execution into Strategy

9.Conclusion:The Sustainability and Renewal

II 28014



Analysis of Economic Data

Chichester,John Wiley & Sons,Ltd.,2005.

XIV+242 p.


2.Basic data handling


4.An introduction to simple regression

5.Statistical aspects of regression

6.Multiple regression

7.Regression with dummy variables

8.Regression with time lags:distributed lag models

9.Univariate time series analysis

10.Regression with time series variables

11.Applications of time series methods in macroeconomics and finance

12.Limitations and extensions

II 28020


Leach,J.Chris; Melicher,Ronald W.

Entrepreneurial Finance


XIV+630 p.

I.Background and Environment

1.Introduction and Overview

2.From the Idea to the Business Plan

II.Organizing and Operating the Venture

3.Organizing and Financing a New Venture

4.Measuring Financial Performance

5.Evaluating Financial Performance

III.Planning for the Future

6.Financial Planning:Short Term and Long Term

7.Types and Costs of Financial Capital

8.Securities Law Fundamentals

IV.Creating and Recognizing Venture Value

9.The Creation and Calibration of Value

10.Venture Capital Valuation Methods

V.Structuring Financing for the Growing Venture

11.Security Structure and Entreprise Value

12.Professional Venture Capital

13.Other Financing Alternatives

VI.Exit and Turnaround Strategies

14.Harvesting the Business Venture Investment

15.Financial Distress:Turnaround Opportunity or Liquidation

VII.Capstone Cases

II 28024


Microeconomic Theory. Basic Principles and Extensions


XVI+672 p.


1.Economic Models

2.The Mathematics of Optimization

II.Choice and Demand

3.Preferences and Utility

4.Utility Maximization and Choice

5.Income and Substitution Effects

6.Demand Relationships Among Goods

III.Production and Supply

7.Production Functions

8.Cost Functions

9.Profit Maximization

IV.Competitive Markets

10.The Partial Equilibrium Competitive Model

11.Applied Competitive Analysis

12.General Equilibrium and Welfare

V.Models of Imperfect Competition

13.Models of Monopoly

14.Traditional Models of Imperfect Competition

15.Game Theory Models of Pricing

VI.Pricing in Input Markets

16.Labor Markets

17.Capital Markets

VII.Uncertainty,Information,and Externalities

18.Uncertainty and Risk Aversion

19.The Economics of Information

20.Externalities and Public Goods

21.Political Economics

II 28012



Özden,Caglar; Schiff,Maurice (Eds.)

International Migration,Remittances,and the Brain Drain

New York,The World Bank and Palgrave Macmillan,2006.

XIV+274 p.

I.Migration and Remittances

1.Determinants of Migration,Destination,and Sector Choice:Disentangling Individual,Household,and Community Effects

2.Remittances,Poverty,and Investment in Guatemala

3.Remittances and Poverty in Migrants' Home Areas:Evidence from the Philippines

4.Beyond Remittances:The Effects of Migration on Mexican Households

II.Brain Drain,Brain Gain,Brain Waste

5.International Migration by Education Attainment,1990-2000

6.Brain Gain:Claims about Its Size and Impact on Welfare and Growth Are Greatly Exaggerated

7.Educated Migrants:Is There Brain Waste?

8.Skilled Immigrants,Higher Education,and U.S.Innovation

II 28026




Hunter or Hunted?Technology,Innovation,and Competitive Strategy


XIV+306 p.

Introduction:The Hunt

I.Systems and Context

1.Risk and Behavioral Patterns Among Startups and Incumbents

2.Technology Value and Delivery Systems

3.Market Definition and Disruption

II.Life Cycles,Timing,and Evolution

4.An Introduction to Technology Life Cycles and Their Drivers

5.Innovators and Imitators

6.Technology Enablers and Horizontal Supply

7.Incumbent Adoption and Influence

III.Competitive Advantaje

8.Paths to Competitive Success

9.Technology and Traditional Sources of Competitive Advantaje

10.Technology-Specific Sources of Competitive Advantaje

II 28025




Data-Driven Business Models


278 p.

1.Business Models:What They Are,How They Work,Why They Are Important

2.Describing the Customers

3.Describing What Customers Do

4.Quantifying Customer Behavior

5.Building Customer Data Files

6.Building a Contact Strategy

7.The Process of Building a Business Model

8.Changing the Business Model

9.Case Studies

II 28022



World Bank Atlas

Washington,The World Bank,2004.

64 p.

II 28027