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Economic Development

  • Jobs For Developmentby Gordon Betcherman; Martin Rama

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 89.99 US$ 77.39

    A sequel to the World Bank's 'World Development Report 2013: Jobs', this volume examines the experiences of seven countries drawn from four continents facing very different development challenges. The chapters illustrate how, in these diverse settings, job creation can drive progress and what policies can support this process. more...

  • Development of Circular Economy in Chinaby Jianguo Qi; Jingxing Zhao; Wenjun Li; Xushu Peng; Bin Wu; Hong Wang

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 108.86

    This book presents a detailed background to the circular economy in China, explores government measures to promote it in China?s market economy, and introduces the supporting laws and policies. The book goes on to describe, from a technology perspective, successful circular economy practices in sectors such as agriculture, iron and steel, cement,... more...

  • Towards a New Russian Work Cultureby Vladimir V Karacharovskiy

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 22.99

    This innovative book offers a fresh perspective on the national work culture of Russia and the substantial role foreign institutional and cultural impact has had in shaping it. Russia's contemporary work culture is understood as a national system supplemented by new values and attitudes that have been adopted through the mediation of foreign individuals... more...

  • Development Managementby Justice Nyigmah Bawole; Farhad Hossain; Asad K. Ghalib; Christopher J. Rees; Aminu Mamman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Despite significant financial investments, the rate of development and pace of poverty reduction in developing and transitional countries has not always matched expectations. Development management typically involves complex interactions between governmental and non-governmental organisations, donors and members of the public, and can be difficult... more...

  • The Theory and Practice of Microcreditby Wahiduddin Mahmud; S. R. Osmani

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The remarkable speed at which microcredit has expanded around the world in the last three decades has piqued the curiosity of practitioners and theorists alike. By developing innovative ways of making credit available to the poor, the idea of microcredit has challenged many traditional assumptions about both poverty reduction strategies and financial... more...

  • The Social Challenges and Opportunities of Low Carbon Developmentby Johan Nordensvärd

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book explores the social implications and challenges of low-carbon development. The argument of the book is that a broad understanding of low-carbon development is essential for mitigating climate change and enabling development in a carbon-constrained world, but there are risks that low-carbon development might come at a price that is both social... more...

  • Inclusive Growth in Africaby Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa; Abebe Shimeles; Angela Lusigi; Ahmed Moummi

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Inclusive Growth in Africa  analyzes the concept of inclusion within the challenges facing Africa?s rapidly growing economies, where rising affluence for some has been accompanied almost everywhere with rising inequality. Using a combination of political economy analyses, sector studies and econometric models, the contributors delve into a range... more...

  • Fair Development in Chinaby Qingyun Jiang; Lixian Qian; Min Ding

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 130.64

    The purpose of this volume is to explore sustainable innovation and ?fair development? in China. It examines various existing problems currently faced in China, such as food safety, education, healthcare, employment, housing, the environment and censorship, among others, and provides different perspectives in relation to fair development. Topics covered... more...

  • Dynamic Modeling, Empirical Macroeconomics, and Financeby Lucas Bernard; Unurjargal Nyambuu

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 130.64

    This edited volume, with contributions by area experts, offers discussions on a range of evolving topics in economics and social development. At center are important issues central to sustainable development, economic growth, technological change, the economics of climate change, commodity markets, long wave theory, non-linear dynamic models, and... more...

  • The Asian ‘Poverty Miracle’by Jacques Silber; Guanghua Wan

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    Following rapid economic growth in recent decades, Asia and the Pacific experienced an impressive reduction in extreme poverty, but this drop was not uniform and achievements are still incomplete. Vulnerability to natural disasters, the increasing impact of climate change and economic crises should all be taken into account. There is also a need to... more...