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  1. The Evaluation of Complex Infrastructure Projects

    The Evaluation of Complex Infrastructure Projects

    Lasse Gerrits, Stefan Verweij
    Infrastructure projects are notoriously hard to manage so it is important that society learns from the successes and mistakes made over time. However, most evaluation methods run into a conundrum: either they cover a large number of projects but have little to say about their details, or they focus on detailed single-case studies with little in terms of applicability elsewhere. This book presents Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) as an alternative evaluation method that solves the conundrum to enhance learning. Learn More
    June 2018   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  2. Teaching Benefit Cost Analysis

    Teaching Benefit Cost Analysis

    Edited by Scott Farrow
    Teaching Benefit Cost Analysis provides detail and inspiration that extends and clarifies standard textbooks. Each short, self-contained module includes guidance to additional sources while many also provide class exercises. Classes for advanced undergraduates, practitioners, or Masters students could especially apply these tricks of the trade. Learn More
    May 2018   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  3. The Ecology of Tax Systems

    The Ecology of Tax Systems

    Vito Tanzi
    This groundbreaking book analyzes how the ecology of taxation is fundamental for the success or failure of tax systems. It specifically focuses on the role of the ecological environment on taxation; the factors that determine the ecology of taxation; and how the ecology of taxation has changed and may continue to evolve. The implicit, important conclusion is that there are no permanent or universal optimal tax theories: all theories are related to this ecology. Learn More
    March 2018   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  4. Fighting Terrorism at Source

    Fighting Terrorism at Source

    Jean-Paul Azam, Véronique Thelen
    This book offers a unique and insightful econometric evaluation of the policies used to fight transnational terrorism between 1990 and 2014 using a sample of 124 countries. It proves that foreign aid plays a crucial role by inducing recipient governments to protect the donors’ political and economic interests within their sphere of influence. In contrast, US troops on the ground are counter-productive as they increase the supply of terrorist attacks from the host countries, even though this effect has been significantly reduced by the Obama administration. Learn More
    February 2018   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  5. The Reform of Network Industries

    The Reform of Network Industries

    Edited by Massimo Florio
    Network industries such as electricity, gas, rail, local public transport, telecommunications and postal services are recognised by the EU as crucial for fostering European social and territorial cohesion. Providing an overview of key policy reforms in these industries and an empirical evaluation, this thought-provoking book offers a critical perspective on the functioning of the networks that provide vital services to EU citizens. Learn More
    December 2017   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  6. Central and Local Government Relations in Asia

    Central and Local Government Relations in Asia

    Edited by Naoyuki Yoshino, Peter J. Morgan
    Sustainable and inclusive growth in emerging Asian economies requires high levels of public investment in areas such as infrastructure, education, health, and social services. The increasing complexity and regional diversity of these investment needs, together with the trend of democratization, has led to fiscal decentralization being implemented in many Asian economies. This book takes stock of some major issues regarding fiscal decentralization, including expenditure and revenue assignments, transfer programs, and sustainability of local government finances, and develops important findings and policy recommendations. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 180.00   Web: $ 162.00
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  7. A History of American State and Local Economic Development

    A History of American State and Local Economic Development

    Ronald W. Coan
    A History of American State and Local Economic Development relates the history of American local and state economic development from 1790 to 2000. This multi-variable, multi-disciplinary history employs a bottom-up policy-making systems approach while exploring the three eras of economic development. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 210.00   Web: $ 189.00
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  8. Public or Private Goods?

    Public or Private Goods?

    Edited by Brigitte Unger, Daan van der Linde, Michael Getzner
    The book explores the core public tasks that the state has traditionally provided but which increasingly are being privatized and subsumed by the private sector. The night-watchman state role of providing security is instead offered by private prisons and security guards. Legitimized by the argument of efficiency gains, social security including public housing, pensions, unemployment insurance and health care are all being gradually privatized. This book argues that on the basis of efficiency, morality and equality there is still an overwhelming need for public intervention – the res publica. Although the state still funds and regulates core domains, it provides fewer and fewer visible goods. The authors show how this apparent invisibility of the state presents serious challenges for both income equality and democracy. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  9. The Future of Federalism

    The Future of Federalism

    Edited by Richard Eccleston, Richard Krever
    The crisis and its aftermath had a dramatic short-term effect on federal relations and, as the twelve case studies in this volume show, set in place a new set of socio-political factors that are shaping the longer-run process of institutional evolution and adaptation in federal systems. This illuminating book illustrates how an understanding of these complex dynamics is crucial to the development of policies needed for effective and sustainable federal governance in the twenty-first century.? Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  10. Public Utilities, Second Edition

    Public Utilities, Second Edition

    David E. McNabb
    A thoroughly updated introduction to the current issues and challenges facing managers and administrators in the investor and publicly owned utility industry, this engaging volume addresses management concerns in five sectors of the utility industry: electric power, natural gas, water, wastewater systems and public transit. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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    March 2018   Paperback Price: $ 55.00   Web: $ 44.00
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  11. Structuring Public–Private Research Partnerships for Success

    Structuring Public–Private Research Partnerships for Success

    Gordon Rausser, Holly Amedon, Reid Stevens
    As funding for universities and governmental research units has declined, these institutions have turned to the private sector to augment their research and development budgets. This book presents a framework for structuring public-private research partnerships that protect both these institutions’ academic freedom and the private firm’s corporate interests. This formulation is developed using insights originating from the incomplete contracting and collective decision making literatures. The book presents a number of template designs for a variety of research partnerships. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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    March 2018   Paperback Price: $ 47.95   Web: $ 38.36
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  12. Accessibility, Equity and Efficiency

    Accessibility, Equity and Efficiency

    Edited by Karst T. Geurs, Roberto Patuelli, Tomaz Ponce Dentinho
    Accessibility models not only help to explain spatial and transport developments in developed and developing countries but also are powerful tools to explain the equity and efficiency impacts of urban and transport policies and projects. In this book, leading researchers from around the world show the importance of accessibility in contemporary issues such as rural depopulation, investments in public services and public transport and transport infrastructure investments in Europe. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  13. The Global Financial Crisis and its Budget Impacts in OECD Nations

    The Global Financial Crisis and its Budget Impacts in OECD Nations

    Edited by John Wanna, Evert A. Lindquist, Jouke de Vries
    The global financial crisis of 2007–09 constituted the biggest shock to the economies of the OECD nations since the Second World War and caused most of their governments to move into intense crisis mode. They made significant adjustments to their fiscal policy regimes, including massive interventions to stabilize markets and economies. But how they reacted to the crisis, and what measures they took to deal with it, still underpin their economic and budgetary positions. This singular shock provides the editors and authors of this book with an intriguing opportunity to examine how different OECD budgetary systems performed. Chapters cover the EU, North America and Asia, assessing how governments responded to the challenge and how their budget systems evolved in the aftermath. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  14. The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2013

    The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2013

    Edited by Pengfei Ni, Peter Karl Kresl, Wei Liu
    The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2013 is an empirical study and evaluation of the sustainable competitiveness of 500 cities around the world from regional, national and other perspectives. This one-of-a-kind resource draws on a wealth of data sources, all of which are described and assessed, and involve urban economics, geography, urban studies, regional economics and many other fields. Using a sophisticated methodology and a team of 100 researchers from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the book not only ranks these cities but also presents a treasury of information with regard to the strengths and weaknesses of each city in relation to each other. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  15. Benefit–Cost Analyses for Security Policies

    Benefit–Cost Analyses for Security Policies

    Edited by Carol Mansfield, V. K. Smith
    Benefit–Cost Analyses for Security Policies describes how to undertake the evaluation of security policies within the framework of benefit–cost analysis and offers a unique contribution to analysis of homeland security regulations in the United States. The authors outline how established procedures for benefit–cost analysis must adapt to meet challenges posed by current security policy, through examining specific security related regulations. The logic of risk assessment, selection of a discount rate, valuation of travellers’ time when delayed due to screening, valuation of changes in risks of injury or death, and impacts of terrorist events on the economy as a whole are among the issues discussed. An outline of the research and policy evaluation steps needed to build robust benefit–cost methods to evaluate security related regulations in the future is presented in the book. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  16. Accessibility and Spatial Interaction

    Accessibility and Spatial Interaction

    Edited by Ana Condeço-Melhorado, Aura Reggiani, Javier Gutiérrez
    The concept of accessibility is linked to the level of opportunities available for spatial interaction (flows of people, goods or information) between a set of locations, through a physical and/or digital transport infrastructure network. Accessibility has proved to be a crucial tool for understanding the framework of sustainability policy in light of best practice planning and decision-making processes. Methods such as cost–benefit analysis, multi-criteria analysis and risk analysis can benefit greatly from embedding accessibility results. This book presents a cohesive collection of recent studies, modeling and discussing spatial interaction by means of accessibility indicators Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  17. Taxation and Development: The Weakest Link?

    Taxation and Development: The Weakest Link?

    Edited by Richard M. Bird, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez
    Taxation and Development highlights the importance of better understanding the ways in which taxes and expenditure are linked. Focusing on developing countries, the book argues for a broader approach to the topic, with a secondary focus on developing and applying new modeling techniques to country-specific data. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  18. The Role of the Postal and Delivery Sector in a Digital Age

    The Role of the Postal and Delivery Sector in a Digital Age

    Edited by Michael A. Crew, Timothy J. J. Brennan
    This volume, the result of the 21st Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics (Ireland, 2013), describes the continuing problem of the decline of the postal sector in the face of electronic competition and offers strategies for the survival of mail services in a digital age. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  19. Urban Competitiveness and Innovation

    Urban Competitiveness and Innovation

    Edited by Pengfei Ni, Zheng Qiongjie
    Against the backdrop of today’s climate of economic globalization and the rapid development of information, this timely book explores the complex concept of competitiveness between cities. The expert contributors illustrate that innovation is a prerequisite for increasing urban competitiveness, and highlight the various ways that urban innovation-based competitiveness can be approached. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  20. Smart Transport Networks

    Smart Transport Networks

    Edited by Thomas Vanoutrive, Ann Verhetsel
    Transport is debated by many, and liberalization processes, transport policy, transport and climate change and increased competition between transport modes are the subject of heated discussion. Smart Transport Networks illustrates that whether concerning road, water, rail or air, knowledge on the structure of transport markets is crucial in order to tackle transport issues. The book therefore explores key factors concerning the structure of transport markets, their environmental impact, and questions why decision makers often fail to tackle transport-related problems. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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