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  • Roots and Routes of Development in China and Indiaby Jos Gommans; Harriet Zurndorfer

    BRILL 2008; US$ 138.00

    This volume brings together some of the very best of half a century of enduring scholarship in the Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient. The selected articles show how historians have developed their understanding of economic and social change in China and India. As introduced by two of its current editors, these seminal studies... more...

  • The End of the Suburbsby Leigh Gallagher

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    ?Fascinating reading on changing trends in how and where we live.? ? Booklist ?Required reading for anyone interested in the future of the United States.? ? Kenneth T. Jackson , professor of history, Columbia University 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...

  • Urban Growth and Spatial Transition in Nepalby Elisa Muzzini; Gabriela Aparicio

    World Bank Publications 2012; US$ 19.99

    Nepal: Urban Growth and Spatial Transition carries out an initial assessment of Nepal’s urban growth and spatial transformation, with a focus on spatial demographic and economic trends, economic growth drivers and infrastructure requirements of Nepal’s urban regions. The book notes that Nepal is the fastest urbanizing country in South Asia.... more...

  • The Little Data Book on Africa 2012/2013by World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2013; US$ 9.99

    The Little Data Book on Africa 2012/2013 is a pocket edition of Africa Development Indicators 2012/2013. 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. The country... more...

  • The Metropolitan Revolutionby Bruce Katz; Jennifer Bradley

    Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Across the US, cities and metropolitan areas are facing huge economic and competitive challenges that Washington won't, or can't, solve.? The good news is that networks of metropolitan leaders ? mayors, business and labor leaders, educators, and philanthropists ? are stepping up and powering the nation forward. These state and local leaders are doing... more...

  • Aspects of Globalisationby

    Springer US 2011; US$ 139.00

    1: ?Introduction?.- 2: ?International Migration in A Growing World Economy: A Simple Analytical Framework?.- 3: ?Saving-Investment Cointegration Revisited: Implications for Capital Mobility, External Solvency and the Intertemporal Approach?.- 4: ?Is the Feldstein-Horioka Puzzle Really a Puzzle??.- 5: ?Twin Deficits, Real Interest Rates and International... more...

  • The Economics of Producing Defenseby Yaacov Lifshitz

    Springer US 2012; US$ 201.00

    In writing The Economics Of Producing Defense: Illustrated by the Israeli Case Yaacov Lifshitz draws upon his experience in government service in Israel, as the Chief Economic Adviser in the Ministry of Defense, the Director General of the Ministry of Finance and Chairman of the Board of Israel Military Industries (IMI) Ltd. For many years he... more...

  • Citizen?s Income and Welfare Regimes in Latin Americaby Rubén Lo Vuolo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 110.00

    This book describes the Basic Income proposal as a model to reform policies of income transfers in Latin America. A study that covers many topics and many countries, looking back at both the genesis and support of current focalized and conditional programs and forward to see how and whether the BI proposal can be adapted for use in the region. more...