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  • China’s Urbanization and the World Economyby F. Zhang

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘This is an original reading by a Chinese economist on the grand topic of China’s urbanisation. Through gathering a vast amount of raw materials available in Chinese, the book deliberately maintains its indigenous flavour and introduces rich and timely information to the outside world, on topical issues such as household registration (hukou)... more...

  • Well Begun but Not Yet Doneby Valerie Kozel

    World Bank Publications 2014; US$ 24.99

    This book presents the key findings from a new poverty assessment for Vietnam, led jointly by the World Bank and the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS). It takes a fresh look at the lives of poor men, women, and children, and explores the constraints and opportunities they face today in rising out of poverty. The book aims to do three things.... more...

  • Asset Building & Community Developmentby Gary P. (Paul) Green; Anna L. (Lyn) Haines

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 80.00

    "Excellent updates from the last edition. More practical examples." more...

  • The Remaking of the Mining Industryby David Humphreys

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 115.00

    The industrialisation of China prompted the biggest commodity boom of modern times. Soaring prices gave rise to talk of a commodity super cycle and induced a wave of resource nationalism. The author, who was chief economist at two of the world's largest mining companies, describes how this resulted in a transformation of the global mining industry.... more...

  • Making Fiscal Decentralization Work: Cross-Country Experiencesby Annalisa Fedelino

    International Monetary Fund 2010; US$ 16.50

    The question of what makes fiscal decentralization work is faced by many policymakers around the world. This book draws on both the relevant literature and policy and technical advice provided by the IMF to a wide range of member countries, and discusses the key factors that help make decentralization sustainable, efficient, and equitable from a macroeconomic... more...

  • The Rise of the Cityby Karima Kourtit; Peter Nijkamp; Roger R. Stough

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    This book examines urban growth and the dynamics that are transforming the city and city regions in the 21st century focusing specifically on the spatial aspects of this process in the "Urban Century". Forces that are driving city growth include agglomeration spillovers, concentration of innovation and entrepreneurship, diversity of information... more...

  • Village of Immigrantsby Diana R. Gordon

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    A timely contribution to the national dialogue on immigration, Village of Immigrants illustrates the revitalization of small-town America by waves of immigrants no longer settling in big coastal cities. Focusing on Greenport, New York, where the author lives, the book documents the contributions the Hispanic immigrants have made to the life of the... more...

  • Economic Growth in Developing Countriesby M.L. Lakhera

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 115.00

    Economic growth across countries during the last 30 years or so has displayed 'dual' divergence between developed and developing countries, and among developing countries. The structural transformation has been either slow or of an anomalous nature. The study addresses these and suggests how they can catch-up with developed world. more...

  • Global and Regional Dynamics in Knowledge Flows and Innovationby Chris Van Egeraat; Dieter Kogler; Phil Cooke

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    Innovation, which in essence is the generation of knowledge and its subsequent application in the marketplace in the form of novel products and processes, has become the key concept in inquiries concerning the contemporary knowledge based economy. Geography plays a decisive role in the underlying processes that enable and support knowledge formation... more...

  • Famines in European Economic Historyby Declan Curran; Lubomyr Luciuk; Andrew G. Newby

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This volume explores economic, social, and political dimensions of three catastrophic famines which struck mid-nineteenth and early-twentieth century Europe; the Irish Famine (An Gorta Mór ) of 1845?1850, the Finnish Famine (Suuret Nälkävuodet) of the 1860s and the Ukrainian Famine (Holodomor) of 1932/1933. In addition to providing new insights into... more...