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Smaller World, Bigger Issues

Growth, Unemployment, Inequality and Poverty

Edited By Hale Kırer Silva Lecuna

Our world is becoming smaller day-by-day due to the effects of technological advances and improvements in transportation. On the other hand, in spite of this world’s apparent shrinkage, issues such as economic growth, unemployment, inequalities in several levels and poverty are getting bigger. The societies have struggled with these issues since their first existence, but nowadays there are no borders or limits to contain a certain problem inside a certain area. A disaster, shortage, conflict, bankruptcy, strikes, etc. in any region affects everyone worldwide in real time. This book includes various analyses of these global issues from different expert perspectives in order to enlighten the readers and make recommendations to policymakers.

Hale Kırer Silva Lecuna is an economist and mathematician focusing on income distribution, economic complexity, econophysics and network economics. Currently she teaches and researches at Bandırma Onyedi Eylul University, Turkey. She carried out research at The New School for Social Research (NSSR, New York) and Kiel University (CAU, Germany), and gave lectures at St. John’s University and the Henry George School of Social Science in New York.