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The book presents theoretical and empirical research on the integrated assessment of cartels' effects on national economies. The empirical analysis is based on three cases in Lithuania, a country chosen because it corresponds to the features of a small economy with a developing culture of competition. An integrated assessment of a cartel's impact by measuring the net economic effect created by its operations on the market is extremely important at the scale of national economies. If a cartel's true impact is not identified and evaluated, it is impossible to make important strategic decisions, for the whole economy instead of individual affected parties and to establish an optimum baseline for mitigating the harm done to the economy. Thus, an integrated cartel impact assessment can help to more proactively combat cartel agreements on the market and improve the economic welfare of the respective country.
This book presents a new way of looking at and analyzing policies, programs and/orÂ plans in which research scientists have used their knowledge to develop mechanismsÂ such asÂ South Africa's National Water Resource Strategy, Second Edition;Â Australian and South African climate change adaptation strategies for government entitiesÂ and the UNDP's Water and Ocean Governance focus area. It critically assesses how science can be used in the service of society and how researchers and practitioners can bridge the gaps that arise as a result of incomplete thinking. Presenting a bird's-eye view of how thinking and understanding operate in the policy context, it offers a valuable contribution to fields of inquiry such as research methods, comparative analyses, political science, international relations and the natural and social sciences in general. This book fills a market gap, providing real-world solutions to the practical application of science, paradigms and theories.
Two men who share a passion for speed find out what can happen if they slow down enough for a Grand romance. Paolo's more than just a football player-he plays at life. But underneath the party boy image, he's well aware that his career is stagnating and a big move might be needed. Before anything like that can be decided, though, he's going to enjoy his annual trip to Monte Carlo for the Grand Prix. The only thing Johann loves more than his Formula One racing is gambling in the glittering atmosphere of Monaco. This year, he finds that high stakes applies to more than just cards-his heart is going all in and if he bets it all and loses, it could cost him everything.