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  • Regional Policy, Economic Growth and Convergenceby Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura

    Springer 2009; US$ 149.00

    Spain represents, without any doubt, a very rich and interesting case-study regarding regional problems and regional development policies. This book intends to analyze the regional policies practiced, their objectives, instruments and effects, and provide an analysis on the impact of investments in infrastructure, human capital and other factors. more...

  • Regional Cohesionby Piotr Pachura

    Springer 2009; US$ 189.00

    This book presents an interdisciplinary analysis of EU regional cohesion based on a network and clusters approach. The author explores the question if and how the presence of network structures supports the effectiveness of transformation in EU regions, in particular with a focus on non-pecuniary factors of regional growth. For a theoretical foundation... more...

  • Controversies in Local Economic Developmentby Martin Perry

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    This book will discuss seven controversies in local economic development, including knowledge and learning, the provision of resources to nurture entrepreneurial talent, innovation, clusters of enterprise and inward investment. more...

  • The Little Data Book on Africa 2010by World Bank Group

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 9.99

    The Little Data Book on Africa 2010' is a pocket edition of 'Africa Development Indicators 2010'. It contains some 115 key indicators on economics, human development, governance, and partnership and is intended as a quick reference for users of the 'Africa Development Indicators 2010' book and African Development Indicators Online.... more...

  • Cost-Minimizing Choice Behavior in Transportation Planningby Sven B. Erlander

    Springer 2010; US$ 189.00

    This book stems from a desire to understand the underlying assumptions and structure of the choice probability models most often used in transportation planning. The book investigates how far a new way of defining cost minimizing behavior can take us. All commonly used choice probability distributions of the logit type - log linear probability functions... more...

  • Managing Fragile Regionsby Rongxing Guo; Carla Freeman

    Springer 2010; US$ 139.00

    This book gathers the work of leading scholars from several disciplines on fragile regions, especially those regions seeking to preserve, strengthen or create processes to restore or re-establish security and effective social and economic management. It tackles the multifarious issues that shape and affect fragile regions, drawing upon a wide range... more...

  • Infrastructure Productivity Evaluationby Wouter Jonkhoff; Walter Manshanden

    Springer 2011; US$ 49.95

    Infrastructure construction and use is at the heart o the current political debate. Not only are European member state governments investing large amounts of money to alleviate the harmful effects of the economic downturn due to the credit crisis, EU accession countries receive large amounts of cohesion funds for infrastructure purposes. Infrastructure... more...

  • The End of the Suburbsby Leigh Gallagher

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    ?The government in the past created one American Dream at the expense of almost all others: the dream of a house, a lawn, a picket fence, two children, and a car. But there is no single American Dream anymore.? For nearly 70 years, the suburbs were as American as apple pie. As the middle class ballooned and single-family homes and cars became... more...

  • Urban Risk Assessmentsby Eric Dickson; Judy L. Baker; Daniel Hoornweg

    World Bank Publications 2012; US$ 24.99

    This book presents a framework, the Urban Risk Assessment, for assessing disaster and climate risk in cities which is intended to assist in decision-making, urban planning, and designing risk management programs. The approach seeks to strengthen coherence and consensus within and across cities in understanding and planning for risk from natural disasters... more...

  • From Neighborhoods to Nationsby Yannis M. Ioannides

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 65.00

    Just as we learn from, influence, and are influenced by others, our social interactions drive economic growth in cities, regions, and nations--determining where households live, how children learn, and what cities and firms produce. From Neighborhoods to Nations synthesizes the recent economics of social interactions for anyone seeking to understand... more...