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Handbook of Development Economics

Handbook of Development Economics

Author: H. Chenery

Publisher: North Holland

ISBN: UOM:39015048555372

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 960

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Handbook of Economic Growth

Handbook of Economic Growth

Author: Philippe Aghion

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780444520432

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1867

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Featuring survey articles by leading economists working on growth theory, this two-volume set covers theories of economic growth, the empirics of economic growth, and growth policies and mechanisms. It also covers technology, trade and geography, and growth and socio-economic development.
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The Cambridge Economic History of the Modern World: Volume 2, 1870 to the Present

The Cambridge Economic History of the Modern World: Volume 2, 1870 to the Present

Author: Stephen Broadberry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009038553

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

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The second volume of The Cambridge Economic History of the Modern World explores the development of modern economic growth from 1870 to the present. Leading experts in economic history offer a series of regional studies from around the world, as well as thematic analyses of key factors governing the differential outcomes in different parts of the global economy. Topics covered include human capital, capital and technology, geography and institutions, living standards and inequality, trade and immigration, international finance, and warfare and empire.
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The World Bank Legal Review, Volume 2: Law, Equity and Development

The World Bank Legal Review, Volume 2: Law, Equity and Development

Author: The World Bank

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047411727

Category: Business & Economics

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A Contribution to the Empirics of Economic Development

A Contribution to the Empirics of Economic Development

Author: Klaus Gründler

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783958260726

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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Why are some nations rich and others poor? What are the sources of long-run economic development and growth? How can living standards be increased? In this book, Klaus Gründler empirically analyses these central economic questions and puts a particular emphasis on the role of technology, inequality, and political institutions. To substantiate his empirical studies, he introduces a new method to compute composite measures and indices that is based on mathematical algorithms from the field of machine learning.
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The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics

The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics

Author: Célestin Monga

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191510731

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 704

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A popular myth about the travails of Africa holds that the continent's long history of poor economic performance reflects the inability of its leaders and policymakers to fulfill the long list of preconditions to be met before sustained growth can be achieved. These conditions are said to vary from the necessary quantity and quality of physical and human capital to the appropriate institutions and business environments. While intellectually charming and often elegantly formulated, that conventional wisdom is actually contradicted by historical evidence and common sense. It also suggests a form of intellectual mimicry that posits a unique path to prosperity for all countries regardless of their level of development and economic structure. In fact, the argument underlining that reasoning is tautological, and the policy prescriptions derived from it are fatally teleological: low-income countries are by definition those where such ingredients are missing. None of today's high-income countries started its growth process with the "required" and complete list of growth ingredients. Unless one truly believes that the continent of Africa-and most developing countries-are ruled predominantly if not exclusively by plutocrats with a high propensity for sadomasochism, the conventional view must be re-examined, debated, and questioned. This volume-the second of the lOxford Handbook of Africa and Economics-reassesses the economic policies and practices observed across the continent since independence. It offers a collection of analyses by some of the leading economists and development thinkers of our time, and reflects a wide range of perspectives and viewpoints. Africa's emergence as a potential economic powerhouse in the years and decades ahead amply justifies the scope and ambition of the book.
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The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe: Volume 2, 1870 to the Present

The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe: Volume 2, 1870 to the Present

Author: Stephen Broadberry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139489515

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

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Unlike most existing textbooks on the economic history of modern Europe, which offer a country-by-country approach, The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe rethinks Europe's economic history since 1700 as unified and pan-European, with the material organized by topic rather than by country. This second volume tracks Europe's economic history through three major phases since 1870. The first phase was an age of globalization and of European economic and political dominance that lasted until the First World War. The second, from 1914 to 1945, was one of war, deglobalization, and depression and the third was one of growing integration not only within Europe but also between Europe and the global economy. Leading authors offer comprehensive and accessible introductions to these patterns of globalization and deglobalization as well as to key themes in modern economic history such as economic growth, business cycles, sectoral developments, and population and living standards.
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The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics

The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics

Author: Célestin Monga

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780199687114

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

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Identifies the central themes, issues, questions, and methods of analysis of economics, and discusses how they have been approached in the African context over time. Reviews and document how the study of African societies has contributed to and shaped major fields of the discipline of economics.
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Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics

Author: Wendy Carlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199655793

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 638

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Carlin and Soskice integrate the financial system with a model of the macro-economy. In doing this, they take account of the gaps in the mainstream model exposed by the financial crisis and the Eurozone crisis. This equips the reader with a realistic modelling framework to analyse the economy both in crisis times and in periods of stability.
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Advances in Economics and Econometrics: Volume 2

Advances in Economics and Econometrics: Volume 2

Author: Bo Honoré

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108245685

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

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This is the second of two volumes containing papers and commentaries presented at the Eleventh World Congress of the Econometric Society, held in Montreal, Canada in August 2015. These papers provide state-of-the-art guides to the most important recent research in economics. The book includes surveys and interpretations of key developments in economics and econometrics, and discussion of future directions for a wide variety of topics, covering both theory and application. These volumes provide a unique, accessible survey of progress on the discipline, written by leading specialists in their fields. The second volume addresses topics such as big data, macroeconomics, financial markets, and partially identified models.
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New Perspectives on Structural Change

New Perspectives on Structural Change

Author: Ludovico Alcorta

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192590374

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 688

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New Perspectives on Structural Change is a comprehensive edited volume that outlines both the historical roots and state-of-the-art debates on the role of structural change in the process of economic development, including both orthodox and heterodox perspectives and contributions from prominent scholars in this field. The volume consists of four main sections. The first section covers the theoretical foundations of the structural change literature. The second section presents an empirical overview of the major trends of structural change, using up-to-date data sources and methods. The third section presents a broad ranging empirical analysis of the drivers of structural change. The fourth section examines how processes such as inclusive growth, poverty reduction, productive employment, the global income distribution, and environmental sustainability are affected by structural change, and how they can be influenced by policy.
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The Oxford Handbook of Structural Transformation

The Oxford Handbook of Structural Transformation

Author: Célestin Monga

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192512697

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

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The Oxford Handbook of Structural Transformation addresses the economics of structural transformation around the world. It deals with major themes, which include history and context, critical issues and concepts, methodological foundations, main theoretical approaches, policy issues, some illuminating country experiences of structural transformation, and important debates on the respective roles of the market and the state in that process. The historical record provides a challenge for economists to understand the success of the rising economic powers (some of them initially considered unlikely candidates for prosperity) and the stagnation or decline of others. Five major questions emerge: · Why has so much divergence occurred among nations of the world since the Industrial Revolution, and particularly during the 20th century? · Why has the pattern changed recently with the emergence of a few developing economies (e.g. the multi-polar world), and can it be sustained? · What are the key drivers, strategies, and policies, to foster structural transformation in various different country contexts and in a constantly evolving global economy? · How could low- and middle-income countries avoid development traps and learn from past experiences whilst exploiting the new opportunities offered by the Fourth Industrial Revolution? · What is the role of various development stakeholders and other important players in facilitating sustained economic convergence among nations? This book addresses these questions, bringing the rigor, usefulness, and multi-disciplinary scope of the Oxford Handbook series to a critical topic in economics. The Oxford Handbook of Structural Transformation is an essential reference work and a stimulus to new research and creativity across all branches of the social sciences.