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  • Technological Change and Economic Catch-Upby G.D. Santangelo

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00

    Tackles the issue of "technological and economic catch-up" by examining the role that public research institutions and local policy play in the promotion of this process. This book argues that the relationship between knowledge transfer, innovation and economic growth has been an important mechanism in stimulating economic take-off and growth. more...

  • India's and China's Recent Experience with Reform and Growthby Wanda Tseng; David Cowen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 53.00

    Can China and India continue to rank among the fastest expanding economies? This book highlights what has worked and what more needs to be done to ensure sustained rapid economic growth and poverty reduction. Addressing the two countries' recent experiences with growth and reform, this book provides important insight for other developing economies. more...

  • Entrepreneurship in Nineteenth Century Brazilby S. De Oliveira Birchal

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 1998; US$ 99.95

    Demonstrates that the rate and character of business development in Brazil were determined largely by its degree of backwardness, intellectual climate and natural potentialities. Comparison between Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro shows differences among these three Brazilian economies. more...

  • Sustainable Development Indicators in Ecological Economicsby P. Lawn

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00

    ?This book presents a comprehensive collection of essays from some of the world?s leading experts, surveying and highlighting both the potential and the limitations of a number of indicators specifically designed to measure sustainable development. Illustrative applications are presented throughout in order to demonstrate the value of the approaches... more...

  • Financial Development, Integration and Stabilityby K. Liebscher; D. Ritzberger-Grunwald; P. Mooslechner; J. Christl

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00

    The financial integration of Europe is both welcomed as an economic driving force and watched with concern as a catalyst of potential instability. This book highlights the achievements and challenges of the process of the financial integration of Europe, exploring a spectrum of underlying issues. more...

  • Reform of the International Institutionsby P. Coffey; R.J. Riley

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00

    At no period since the creation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, and World Trade Organization (WTO) has it been a more opportune time to examine the work, reform and future of the international monetary and trading systems. This work provides assessments of these institutions from both an American and European perspective. more...

  • African Voices On Structural Adjustmentby Thandika Mkandawire; Charles C. Soludo

    International Development Research Centre 2002; US$ 30.00

    African Voices on Structural Adjustment presents 14 in-depth studies on the history and future of structural adjustment in Africa. Each study appraises the performance of structural adjustment policies (SAPs) with respect to a particular sector or issue. Each evaluates the compatibility of SAPs with the requirements for long-term development in Africa... more...

  • Making Capitalism in Chinaby You-tien Hsing

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Even as relations between Taiwan and the People's Republic of China continue to be strained, investment by Taiwanese businesses in China is growing every year. Between 1978 and 1994, Taiwan businesses invested $10 billion in China, 10% of the total foreign investment during that period. This study describes the magnitude and importance of this investment.... more...

  • Debt Relief for Poor Countriesby Tony Addison; Henrik Hansen; Finn Tarp

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 45.00

    After a massive international campaign calling attention to the development impact of foreign debt, the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative is now underway. But will the HIPC Initiative meet its high expectations? Will debt relief substantially raise growth? How do we make sure that debt relief benefits poor people? And how can we ensure... more...

  • Middle East Oil Exportersby H. Askari

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00

    Hossein Askari argues here that economic and social failure in the oil-exporting countries of the Middle East is a result of much more than simply shortcomings in economic policies. He analyzes religion, corruption, instability, wars and foreign interference as factors affecting the region and offers solutions that incorporate Islamic teachings, regional... more...