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  1. Beyond Inflation Targeting

    Beyond Inflation Targeting

    Edited by Gerald A. Epstein, A. Erinc Yeldan
    This book, written by an international team of economists, develops concrete, country specific alternatives to inflation targeting, the dominant policy framework of central bank policy that focuses on keeping inflation in the low single digits to the virtual exclusion of other key goals such as employment creation, poverty reduction and sustainable development. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  2. Explaining Civil War

    Explaining Civil War

    Syed Mansoob Murshed
    This book explores the pre-conditions for conflict in terms of growth failure and critically appraises the greed and grievance theories common to conflict literature. It is argued that various institutional mechanisms of restraint that can be labeled the ‘social contract’ are crucial for violent conflict avoidance. The reasons underpinning the instability of treaties ending civil wars, post-conflict reconstruction issues, liberal peace theory, and how globalization and conflict relate are also examined. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  3. Sectoral Systems of Innovation and Production in Developing Countries

    Sectoral Systems of Innovation and Production in Developing Countries

    Edited by Franco Malerba, Sunil Mani
    This book examines in detail the features and dynamics of sectoral systems of innovation and production in developing countries. Processes of rapid growth are usually associated with specific sectors such as automobiles, electronics or software, as well as with the transformation of traditional sectors such as agriculture and food. The book shows, however, that the variations across all these sectors in terms of structure and dynamics is so great that a full understanding of these differences is necessary if innovation is to be encouraged and growth sustained. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  4. Purchasing Power Parities of Currencies

    Purchasing Power Parities of Currencies

    Edited by D. S.P. Rao
    This up-to-date book demonstrates how the purchasing power parities (PPPs) of currencies are being increasingly used in place of exchange rates for a variety of purposes. These include: comparisons of real income, measurements of global inequality and poverty, calculation of the human development index and assessment of nations economic performance. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  5. Integration and Globalization

    Integration and Globalization

    Edited by Helena Marques, Elias Soukiazis, Pedro Cerqueira
    The main challenges the European Single Market is facing in the 21st century result from the enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe, the EMU, and the globalization of trade and investment that has aided the rise of competitive emerging markets. This state-of-the-art book provides fresh theoretical and empirical evidence on the challenges presented by integration and globalization for both developed and developing countries. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  6. Monetary Policy Frameworks for Emerging Markets

    Monetary Policy Frameworks for Emerging Markets

    Edited by Gill Hammond, Ravi Kanbur, Eswar Prasad
    Financial globalization has made monetary policy formulation in emerging market economies increasingly complicated. This timely set of studies looks at the turmoil in global financial markets, which coupled with volatile inflation poses serious challenges for central banks in these countries. Featuring papers from the research frontier and front-line policymakers in developing and emerging market economies, the book addresses questions such as ‘What monetary policy framework is most suitable for these countries to confront the new challenges while they continue to open up to trade and financial flows?’, ‘What are the linkages between monetary stability and financial stability?’ and ‘Is inflation targeting or a fixed exchange rate regime preferable for developing and emerging markets?’ Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  7. Corporate Governance and Development

    Corporate Governance and Development

    Edited by Thankom Gopinath Arun, John Turner
    This book analyses the complex relationship between corporate governance and economic development by focusing on the reform of corporate governance, the role of the legal system, and the interconnections with the financial system. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  8. Microfoundations of Economic Success

    Microfoundations of Economic Success

    Edited by David G. Mayes
    This book uses detailed data on individual firms and households to explore the basis behind Estonia’s record as the most successful of all the EU countries over the last decade. We find that much of the reason is the greater flexibility of the Estonian economy, in both price setting in employment and wages and in consumption. Estonia is also able to adjust to shocks more rapidly and with less cost than other countries. Coupled with a favourable macroeconomic policy and a good institutional structure and legal framework, Estonia will be an example to others despite the recent downturn. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  9. Twenty-First Century Macroeconomics

    Twenty-First Century Macroeconomics

    Edited by Jonathan M. Harris, Neva R. Goodwin
    The authors and editors of this book challenge traditional assumptions about economic growth, and develop the elements of a reoriented macroeconomics that takes account both of environmental impacts and social equity. Policies including carbon trading, revenue recycling, and reorientation of private and social investment are analyzed, providing insight into new paths for economic development with flat or negative carbon emissions. These issues will be crucial to macroeconomic and development policies in the twenty-first century. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  10. Uneven Paths of Development

    Uneven Paths of Development

    Banji Oyelaren-Oyeyinka, Rajah Rasiah
    This book focuses on what can be learned from the complex processes of industrial, technological and organizational change in the sectoral system of information hardware (IH). The IH innovation system is deliberately chosen to illustrate how sectors act as seeds of economic progress. Detailed firm-level studies were carried out in seven countries, three in Africa (Nigeria, Mauritius and South Africa) and four in Asia (China, Taiwan, Malaysia and Indonesia). Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  11. Infrastructure’s Role in Lowering Asia’s Trade Costs

    Infrastructure’s Role in Lowering Asia’s Trade Costs

    Edited by Douglas H. Brooks, David Hummels
    This book analyses and draws policy implications from infrastructure’s central role in lowering Asia’s trade costs. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  12. China, India and Beyond

    China, India and Beyond

    Edited by Natalia Dinello, Shaoguang Wang
    China, India and Beyond challenges the widespread belief that China and India will be the driving forces of the global economy in the 21st century. Scholars of these two countries offer scenarios ranging from buoyant to subdued to negative, depending on how they evaluate the drivers of development (market-oriented reforms, global integration and investment in human capital), and its limitations (infrastructure bottlenecks, environmental degradation and institutional frailties). The book covers a broad set of topics, including international trade and investment, health care and grassroots democracy. Readers from all countries will benefit from this cogent analysis of the delicate balance among various ingredients of successful development versus failure. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  13. Microfinance

    Microfinance

    Edited by Suresh Sundaresan
    This book takes a solid step toward a systematic analysis of the implications of microfinance for the role and regulation of capital markets. The authors address integration of capital markets with microfinance, technological innovations such as the use of mobile phone technology, the consequences of women’s access to micro-loan borrowings, and the regulatory challenges and opportunities emerging as the landscape of microfinance dramatically evolves. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  14. The Political Economy of HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries

    The Political Economy of HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries

    Edited by Benjamin Coriat
    The book is based on original data and field studies from Brazil, Thailand, India and Sub-Saharan Africa. Focusing on the issue of universal and free access to treatment (a goal now taken to heart by the international community), it assesses the progress made and presents a rigorous diagnosis of the obstacles that remain, especially the constraints imposed by TRIPS and the poor state of most public health systems in Southern countries. In so doing, the book renews our understanding of the political economy of HIV/AIDS in these vast regions, where it continues to spread with devastating social and economic consequences. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  15. Institutions and Development

    Institutions and Development

    Mary M. Shirley
    A landmark contribution to our understanding of economic development. This significant book argues that fundamental changes in deeply rooted institutions do not happen because of outsiders’ money, advice, pressures, or even physical force; which explains why foreign aid has not, and can not, improve institutions. The impetus for changing institutions must come from within a society, and the author shows how groups of local scholars contribute to institutional change and development when the political opportunity presents itself. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  16. Economic Integration in East Asia

    Economic Integration in East Asia

    Edited by Masahisa Fujita, Satoru Kumagai, Koji Nishikimi
    Increasing numbers of free trade and economic partnership agreements have been concluded among many countries in East Asia, and economic integration has progressed rapidly on both a de facto and de jure basis. However, as the authors of this book argue, integration may intensify regional inequalities in East Asia and so this process has attracted much attention of late. Will it actually succeed in achieving greater economic growth or will it in fact cause growing regional disparity? Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 164.00   Web: $ 147.60
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  17. Sustainable Development in Western China

    Sustainable Development in Western China

    Colin G. Brown, Scott A. Waldron, John W. Longworth
    This much-needed study provides a unique examination of the intricate web of policies and institutions that now impact on grassland degradation and sustainable development in China’s pastoral region. Understanding this complex matrix and its impact on the management of people, livestock, grasslands, markets and industry structures is crucial in charting a way forward. The authors argue that the aim should be to manage these inter-locking complex systems in a manner that takes advantage of the opportunities that technology present to achieve sustainable use of the grasslands. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  18. Trade Liberalisation and The Poverty of Nations

    Trade Liberalisation and The Poverty of Nations

    A. P. Thirlwall, Penélope Pacheco-López
    This book argues that orthodox theory is based on many unreal assumptions, and that there are sound economic arguments for selective protection of industrial activities in the early stages of economic development. The historical evidence of the now-developed countries also illustrates this fact. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  19. Infrastructure and Trade in Asia

    Infrastructure and Trade in Asia

    Edited by Douglas H. Brooks, Jayant Menon
    Analysis of infrastructure’s role in facilitating international trade and consequently regional economic integration is still rudimentary. This original book fills that knowledge gap by exploring relevant concepts, measurement issues, aspects of the implementation of trade-related infrastructure facilities and their impacts on poverty, trade, investment and macroeconomic balances. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  20. Sustainable Welfare in the Asia-Pacific

    Sustainable Welfare in the Asia-Pacific

    Edited by Phillip Lawn, Matthew Clarke
    Frequent references are made to the ‘Asian economic miracle’ as a means of describing the wave of GDP growth experienced across the Asia-Pacific region over the past twenty years. Implicit in this description is the assumption that the Asia-Pacific region has progressed at the same rate that GDP has risen over the same period. But is this truly the case? Employing a Genuine Progress Indicator as an alternative measure of sustainable welfare, the contributors to this book aim to answer this question by presenting case studies of seven Asia-Pacific nations. The results reveal that all is not as positive as conventional indicators might suggest. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 178.00   Web: $ 160.20
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