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Economic growth, development, planning

  • Social Institutions and Economic Developmentby

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 129.00

    Foreword; J. Pronk. Introduction: Institutions in Modern Development Economics; V. FitzGerald. 1. Agrarian Reforms and Intersectoral Relations: A Summary; K. Martin. 2. Bringing Institutions into Evolutionary Growth Theory; R.R. Nelson. 3. Towards an Evolutionary Economic Approach to Sustainable Development; J.B. Opschoor. 4. Structural Dynamics... more...

  • Public Decision-Making Processes and Asymmetry of Informationby

    Springer US 2012; US$ 149.00

    Preface; M. Marrelli, G. Pignataro. Acknowledgements. Contributors. Introduction: The Economics of Information and Public Policy; J.-J. Laffont. Part 1: Theory. 1. Industrial Policy, Optimal Majorities and How These Can Prevent Capture; M. Marrelli, F. Stroffolini. 2. On the Role of Lobbies in Policy Making; I. Mazza. 3. Delegated Control of... more...

  • Unveiling Wealthby

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 149.00

    "...particular attention to the pros and cons of attempting to internalise environmental costs into individual decision-making through the political process. On the whole, Unveiling Wealth is a very useful book for economists, environmentalists, policy makers as well as eco-conscious practitioners of business." (Environmental Politics, 12:3 (2003)... more...

  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Managementby

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 169.00

    This book presents the new EU approach to environmental management and its attempt to place it in the perspective of sustainable development. China and other large and fast growing economies are putting increasing pressures on global environment, but they are also looking at the European experience with great interest. To present critically this experience... more...

  • Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle Eastby Myriam Ababsa; Baudouin Dupret

    American University of Cairo Press 2012; US$ 38.99

    Irregular or illegal housing constitutes the ordinary condition of popular urban housing in the Middle East. Considering the conditions of daily practices related to land and tenure mobilization and of housing, neighborhood shaping, transactions, and conflict resolution, this book offers a new reading of government action in the cities of Amman, Beirut,... more...

  • The Cotton Plantation Rememberedby Mona Abaza

    American University of Cairo Press 2013; US$ 26.99

    Cotton made the fortune of the Fuuda family, Egyptian landed gentry with peasant origins, during the second part of the nineteenth century. This story, narrated and photographed by a family member who has researched and documented various aspects of her own history, goes well beyond the family photo album to become an attempt to convey how cotton,... more...

  • The Role of Domestic Debt Markets in Economic Growth: An Empirical Investigation for Low-Income Countries and Emerging Marketsby S. M. Ali Abbas; Jakob Christensen

    International Monetary Fund 2007; US$ 9.00

    We develop a new public domestic debt (DD) database covering 93 low-income countries and emerging markets over the 1975-2004 period to estimate the growth impact of DD. Moderate levels of non-inflationary DD, as a share of GDP and bank deposits, are found to exert a positive overall impact on economic growth. Granger-causality regressions suggest support... more...

  • Measuring the Informal Economy in the Caucasus and Central Asiaby Yasser Abdih; Leandro Medina

    International Monetary Fund 2013; US$ 9.00

    This study estimates the size of the informal economy, and the relative contribution of each underlying factor, for the Caucasus and Central Asia countries in 2008. Using a Multiple Indicator-Multiple Cause model, we find that a burdensome tax system, rigid labor market, low institutional quality, and excessive regulation in financial and products... more...

  • Immigration, Trade, and the Labor Marketby John M. Abowd; Richard B. Freeman

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    Are immigrants squeezing Americans out of the work force? Or is competition wth foreign products imported by the United States an even greater danger to those employed in some industries? How do wages and unions fare in foreign-owned firms? And are the media's claims about the number of illegal immigrants misleading? Prompted by the growing internationalization... more...

  • Development economics: An aspect of developmentby Akampurira Abraham

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 40.57

    Development economics entail all the aspects of the development process especially meant for the developing countries to overcome the challenges that impede development. This can be through education, education and man power development, restructuring market incentives, incorporating favorable social and political approaches and practices among other... more...