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  • Labor Markets and Economic Developmentby Ravi Kanbur; Jan Svejnar

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 56.95

    As developing and transition economies enter the next phase of reforms, labor market issues increasingly come to the fore. With the increased competition from globalization, the discussion is shifting to the need for greater labor market flexibility and the creation of "good" jobs. Moreover, the greater actual and perceived insecurity in labor markets... more...

  • Governing Rapid Growth in Chinaby Ravi Kanbur; Xiaobo Zhang

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 55.95

    After three decades of spectacular economic growth in China, the problem is no longer how to achieve growth, but how to manage its consequences and how to sustain it. The most important consequence, at least as far as Chinese policy makers are concerned, is the rapidly growing inequality, between persons, between rural and urban areas, and between... more...

  • Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Senby Kaushik Basu; Ravi Kanbur

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 139.99

    This volume of essays, written in honor of Amartya Sen, covers the range of contributions that Sen has made to knowledge. They are written by some of the world's leading economists, philosophers and social scientists, and address topics such as ethics, welfare economics, poverty, gender, human development, society, and politics. more...

  • Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Senby Kaushik Basu; Ravi Kanbur

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 139.99

    This volume of essays, written in honor of Amartya Sen, covers the range of contributions that Sen has made to knowledge. They are written by some of the world's leading economists, philosophers and social scientists, and address topics such as ethics, welfare economics, poverty, gender, human development, society, and politics. more...

  • Equity and Growth in a Globalizing Worldby Michael Spence; Ravi Kanbur

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 24.99

    This book is a compilation of a series of “state of the art” papers on topics related to equity and growth. As inputs to its final report (The Growth Report)\, the Commission on Growth and Development took stock of the current state of knowledge and understanding of various sectors/issues that have an impact on economic growth, including... more...

  • Economy of Ghanaby Ernest Aryeetey; Ravi Kanbur

    Boydell & Brewer 2008; US$ 90.00

    Analysis of the direction in which Ghana's policy makers will need to steer the economy for Ghana to fulfil the promise of its independence over 50 years ago. more...

  • Poverty, Inequality and Developmentby Alain de Janvry; Ravi Kanbur

    Springer US 2006; US$ 190.30

    This collection of essays honors a remarkable man and his work. Erik Thorbecke has made significant contributions to the microeconomic and the macroeconomic analysis of poverty, inequality and development, ranging from theory to empirics and policy. The essays in this volume display the same range. As a collection they make the fundamental point that... more...

  • Spatial Disparities in Human Developmentby Ravi Kanbur; Anthony J. Venables; Guanghua Wan

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 35.00

    Spatial disparities are a measure of the unequal distribution of income, wealth, power and resources between peoples in different locations. As a dimension of overall inequality, spatial disparities have added signifi cance when combined with regional divisions and political and ethnic tensions that can undermine social and political stability. The... more...

  • Regional Inequality in Chinaby Shenggen Fan; Ravi Kanbur; Xiaobo Zhang

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    China?s spectacular growth and poverty reduction has been accompanied by growing inequality which threatens the social compact and thus the political basis for economic growth. Chinese policy makers have realized the importance of the problem and have launched a series of investigations and policy initiatives to address the issues. The regional dimension... more...

  • Poverty Dynamicsby Tony Addison; David Hulme; Ravi Kanbur

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 49.99

    This book looks at poverty dynamics, or how individual experiences of poverty and wellbeing change over time. It includes work from anthropologists, economists, sociologists, and political scientists and combines qualitative and quantitative research approaches to help deepen our understanding of why some people remain poor while others escape. more...