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Economic growth, development, planning

  • Professional Service Firmsby

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 118.99

    Features studies of organizations that deliver professional services, including accounting, law, and management consulting firms that: underpin the modern economy, enabling economic exchange; constitute the 'intellect industry', developing and disseminating new ideas; and, are exemplars of knowledge-intensive organizations. more...

  • Immigrationby

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 123.99

    Immigration to what is now the United States has been a contentious issue from the earliest days of the European settlement. What has been the immigration history and what have been the consequences of these inflows of people? This volume addresses these issues. more...

  • Communication for Development and Social Changeby

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 58.00

    This book explores development communication, highlighting that it is, first and foremost, about people and the process needed to facilitate their sharing of knowledge and perceptions in order to effect positive developmental change. 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...

  • Berufliche Selbständigkeitby Martin Abraham

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 54.42

    Das Buch fragt nach der Organisation des Haushalts und der Beziehung von Selbständigen. Für die berufliche Selbständigkeit besitzt der Ehe- oder Lebenspartner eine besondere Bedeutung. Dessen Unterstützung ist insbesondere für die Gründung und den Betrieb eines eigenen Unternehmens eine wichtige Voraussetzung. more...

  • Workers' Culture in Imperial Germanyby Lynn Abrams

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...