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Economic Development

  • Geek Heresyby Kentaro Toyama

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 27.99

    In 2004, Kentaro Toyama, an award-winning computer scientist, moved to India to start a new research group for Microsoft. Its mission: to explore novel technological solutions to the world?s persistent social problems. Together with his team, he invented electronic devices for under-resourced urban schools and developed digital platforms for remote... more...

  • The Entrepreneurial Universityby Lene Foss; David v. Gibson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Global recessions and structural economic shifts are motivating government and business leaders worldwide to increasingly look to "their" universities to stimulate regional development and to contribute to national competiveness. The challenge is clear and the question is pressing: How will universities respond? This book presents in-depth case... more...

  • The Haitian Economy (Routledge Revivals)by Mats Lundahl

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Haiti is a very poor country with a stagnant economy. This title, first published in 1983, considers the Haitian economy, placing it in its historical context, and explores the reasons why it has performed so badly. Mats Lundahl examines agriculture, which has failed to provide an adequate standard of living, analyses the structure of agricultural... more...

  • The Primary Sector in Economic Development (Routledge Revivals)by Mats Lundahl

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    It is a major problem for less developed countries to make their primary sectors sufficiently profitable in order to be able to build up their manufacturing and service sectors. This edited collection, first published in 1985, examines the nature of the primary sector and its role in economic development. Chapters consider problems of stagnation and... more...

  • Unequal Treatment (Routledge Revivals)by Mats Lundahl; Eskil Wadensjo

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book, written by two leading Swedish economists and first published in 1984, constitutes a threefold contribution to the expanding field of economic discrimination. In the first place, it summarizes different approaches to the economics of discrimination, from the beginning of the British debate on equal pay in the 1890s onwards. Secondly, the... more...

  • Promoting Sustainable Livingby Justyna Karakiewicz; Audrey Yue; Angela Paladino

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Current images of sustainability are often designed to instil fear and force change, not because we believe in it, but because we fear the consequences of inaction. Moving away from negative portrayals of sustainability, this book identifies the factors that motivate people to aspire towards sustainable living. It introduces the notion of sustainability... more...

  • Comparative Economic Systemsby Steven Rosefielde

    Wiley 2015; US$ 168.95

    "Now that the transition is over, Professor Steven Rosefielde is bringing back a new and improved version of comparative economic systems, one that treats culture, politics, and business misconduct explicitly in a market context. Rosefielde's approach is original and sophisticated, producing a theoretically rigorous text still accessible to the advanced... more...

  • President Johnson's War On Povertyby David Zarefsky

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    Normal0falsefalsefalseMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 In January 1964, in his first State of the Union address, President Lyndon Johnson announced a declaration of ?unconditional war? on poverty. By the end of the year the Economic Opportunity Act became law. The War on Poverty illustrates the interweaving of rhetorical and historical forces in shaping... more...

  • Public Finance and Economic Growth in Developing Countriesby Stephen B. Peterson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 150.00

    Public finance is crucial to a country?s economic growth, yet successful reform of public finances has been rare. Ethiopia is an example of a country that undertook comprehensive reform of its core financial systems, independent of the IMF and the World Bank, and successfully transformed itself into one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa.... more...

  • History of Metals in Colonial Americaby James A. Mulholland

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The story of the introduction and growth of the technology of metals in the North American colonial period entails significant developments beyond the transfer of the technology from the Old World to the New. In the struggle to create an indigenous industry, in the efforts to encourage and support the work of metals craftsmen, in the defiance of... more...