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  • The Economic Growth Engineby R.U. Ayres; B. Warr

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Explores the relationship between thermodynamics (physical work) and economics. This book explains the relationship between technological progress, thermodynamic efficiency and economic growth, findings of which conclude with a fundamental explanation of endogenous growth that is both quantifiable and consistent with the laws of thermodynamics. more...

  • Start-up Nationby Dan Senor; Saul Singer

    Grand Central Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    START-UP NATION addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel-- a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources-- produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada and the UK? ... more...

  • Banker To The Poorby Muhammad Yunus

    PublicAffairs 2007; US$ 15.99

    Winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize This autobiography of the world-renowned, visionary economist who came up with a simple but revolutionary solution to end world poverty--micro-credit--has become the classic text for a growing movement more...

  • Business and the State in Africaby Antoinette Handley

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 35.00

    Analyses the capacity of the indigenous business community in Africa to shape economic policy. more...

  • Social Protection for Africa?s Childrenby Sudhanshu Handa; Stephen Devereux; Douglas Webb

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    This impressive collection makes a major contribution to building the evidence base, drawing on rigorous analysis of social protection programmes in several African countries, as well as original research and thinking on key topical issues in the social protection discourse. more...

  • Debt and Crisis in Latin Americaby Robert Devlin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 43.95

    Examining the causes of the acute Latin American debt crisis that began in mid-1982, North American analysts have typically focused on deficiencies in the debtor countries' economic policies and on shocks from the world economy. Much less emphasis has been placed on the role of the region's principal creditors--private banks--in the development of... more...

  • Funding Community Initiativesby Silvina Arrossi; Felix Bombarolo; Jorge E Hardoy; Diana Mitlin; Luis Perez Coscio; David Satterthwaite

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Despite four decades of development planning, at least one third of the urban population of Africa, Asia and Latin America remains poor. Over 600 million live in 'life and health threatening' homes and neighbourhoods because of poor housing and inadequate or no piped water, sanitation and health care. But even as the shortcomings of government and... more...

  • Economic Integration in Asiaby Bernadette Andreosso-O'Callaghan; Jacques Jaussaud; Bruna Maria Zolin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This study assesses the current state of economic integration in Asia - in particular in East and South East Asia- and analyzes the prerequisites for a sustainable path of economic integration, using the background of the EU experience as a benchmark. more...

  • Global Food-Price Shocks and Poor Peopleby Marc J. Cohen; Melinda Smale

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 180.00

    This book examines the effects of high and volatile food prices during 2007-08 on low-income farmers and consumers in developing, transition, and industrialized countries. Previous studies of this crisis have mostly used models to estimate the likely impacts. This volume includes actual evidence from the field as to how higher prices affected access... more...

  • The Punjab Under Imperialism, 1885-1947by Imran Ali

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 34.50

    The Punjab--an area now divided between Pakistan and India--experienced significant economic growth under British rule from the second half of the nineteenth century. This expansion was founded on the construction of an extensive network of canals in the western parts of the province. The ensuing agricultural settlement transformed the previously... more...