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  • The Selfish Altruistby Tony Vaux

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    Provides an analysis of some of the most traumatic situations involving famine and war of the last two decades, helping us to understand what it takes to be an aid worker and how important humanitarian action is today. Famine and war evoke strong emotional reactions, and for most people there is a limited amount they can do. But the relief worker has... more...

  • Creating a Learning Societyby Joseph E. Stiglitz; Bruce C. Greenwald; Philippe Aghion; Kenneth J. Arrow; Robert M. Solow

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    It has long been recognized that most standard of living increases are associated with advances in technology, not the accumulation of capital. Yet it has also become clear that what truly separates developed from less developed countries is not just a gap in resources or output but a gap in knowledge. In fact, the pace at which developing countries... more...

  • Handbook of Innovation Systems and Developing Countriesby Bengt-Ake Lundvall; K.J. Joseph; Cristina Chaminade

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00

    The innovation systems (IS) approach emerged as a theoretical framework in the industrialized world in the mid nineties to explain innovation and growth in the developed world. This book adapts the IS approach to developing countries from a theoretical and empirical viewpoint. more...

  • Asia and Global Production Networksby B. Ferrarini; D. Hummels

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    This timely book deploys new tools and measures to understand how global production networks change the nature of global economic interdependence, and how that in turn changes our understanding of which policies are appropriate in this new environment. Bringing to bear an array of the latest methods and data to study global value chains, this unique... more...

  • Fiscal Policy in Underdeveloped Countriesby Raja J. Chelliah

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    Originally published in 1960, with a second edition in 1969, this book is of special interest for having been the first systematic attempt to discuss problems of fiscal policy from the point of view of promoting economic growth in underdeveloped countries. It deals mainly with problems of tax policy, and outlines the economic principles by which the... more...

  • Economic Development and Transitionby Justin Yifu Lin

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    An investigation into why most developing countries have failed to exploit their economic potential by China's most renowned economist. more...

  • Bad Samaritansby Ha-Joon Chang

    Random House 2008; US$ 14.38

    It's rare that a book appears with a fresh perspective on world affairs, but renowned economist Ha-Joon Chang has some startlingly original things to say about the future of globalization. In theory, he argues, the world's wealthiest countries and supra-national institutions like the IMF, World Bank and WTO want to see all nations developing into... more...

  • The Crash Courseby Chris Martenson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 27.95

    The next twenty years will be completely unlike the last twenty years. The world is in economic crisis, and there are no easy fixes to our predicament. Unsustainable trends in the economy, energy, and the environment have finally caught up with us and are converging on a very narrow window of time?the "Twenty-Teens." The Crash Course presents our... more...

  • Handbook on Trade and Developmentby Oliver Morrissey; Ricardo Lopez; Kishor Sharma

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    This Handbook comprehensively explores the complex relationships between trade and economic performance in developing countries. Insightful chapters cover issues such as trade, growth and poverty reduction; trade costs, facilitation and preferences; sub-Saharan Africa’s reliance on trade in primary commodities, informal cross-border trade, agglomeration... more...

  • The Contribution of Human Capital towards Economic Growth in Chinaby John Joshua

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 115.00

    This book develops a human capital model to explain transformational growth within different stages of economic development, which will induce technological changes and consequently will require a change in human capital. China is a case study in transition and can provide useful lessons to other emerging economies. more...