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Urban & Regional

  • Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics SETby Gilles Duranton; Vernon Henderson; William Strange

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 299.95

    Developments in methodologies, agglomeration, and a range of applied issues have characterized recent advances in regional and urban studies. Volume 5 concentrates on these developments while treating traditional subjects such as housing, the costs and benefits of cities, and policy issues beyond regional inequalities. Contributors make a habit of... 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...

  • The Economics of Schooling in a Divided Societyby Vani K. Borooah; Colin Knox

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    Countries that have suffered ethnic or religious conflict and become segregated societies reflect these divisions in education provision for their children. Northern Ireland is a case study in point where a parallel system of schools offers education in Catholic maintained schools and Protestant (de facto) controlled schools. While school segregation... more...

  • Rural Wage Employment in Developing Countriesby Carlos Oya; Nicola Pontara

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 150.00

    There is a striking scarcity of work conducted on rural labour markets in the developing world, particularly in Africa. This book aims to fill this gap by bringing together a group of contributors who boast substantial field experience researching rural wage employment in various developing countries. It provides critical perspectives on mainstream... more...

  • Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, vol. 5Bby Gilles Duranton; Vernon Henderson; William Strange

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 174.95

    Developments in methodologies, agglomeration, and a range of applied issues have characterized recent advances in regional and urban studies. Volume 5 concentrates on these developments while treating traditional subjects such as housing, the costs and benefits of cities, and policy issues beyond regional inequalities. Contributors make a habit of... more...

  • Reform and Price Discovery at the Tokyo Stock Exchangeby Keiichi Kubota; Hitoshi Takehara

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    In this book we analyze the impact of the evolution of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), at the same time discussing reforms in stock trading by related accounting standards and legal regulations. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 150.00

    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... more...

  • Communicating Global to Local Resiliencyby Emily Polk

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    In light of impending global climate and financial crises, it is imperative to analyze models for positive social change that are focused on building community resiliency and sustainability. This book explores the communication processes of the Transition Movement, a community-led global social movement, as it was adapted in a local context. ... more...

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

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 63.00

    A comprehensive approach focused on sustainable change    Asset Building and Community Development , Fourth Edition examines the promise and limits of community development by showing students and practitioners how asset-based developments can improve the sustainability and quality of life. Authors Gary Paul Green and Anna Haines provide an... more...

  • Managing the City Economyby Le-Yin Zhang

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 69.95

    In a world increasingly organised as networks of cities, this book offers the first full-length treatment of the subject of managing the city economy. It explores key challenges and strategies, particularly in developing countries, where developmental deficits are greatest and almost all urban growth up to 2050 will take place. Adopting a practitioner?s... more...