For students of international affairs, as political scientists and economists, as well as professionals involved in direct investment abroad and foreign investment insurance matters.
In contrast to the natural sciences, where theories are rejected, the falsity of which has been proved by rigorous experiments, economists lives in conditions where their object can be studied using various abstractions, none of which can completely supplant the others. In economics, where rigorous experiments do not exist, rejected theories do not mean refuted. The book presents a number of examples of rejected or forgotten economic theories, interest in which has revived in modern times, and which still represent a worthy object of study. This monograph was prepared by an international team of authors based on the materials of the 1st October International Scientific Conference on the Problems of Theoretical Economics, called "Economic Science: Forgotten and Rejected Theories."
Climate change is already happening and negatively affecting agricultural production in Russia, particularly the crops production, as one of the most bulnerable to weather and climatic factors. First part of the publication presents the economic valuation of climate change impacts on crops production on the national level. In the second part of it we present findings of the case studies in two Russian agricultural provinces, where the negative impacts of climate change are clearly observed. In conclusion, we consider possible options for adaptation of Russian agriculture to climate change.