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  1. Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development

    Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development

    Edited by Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Pedro Roffe
    This comprehensive book considers new and emerging IP issues from a development perspective, examining recent trends and developments in this area. Presenting an overview of the IP landscape in general, the contributing authors subsequently narrow their focus, providing wide-ranging case studies from countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America on topical issues in the current IP discourse. These include the impact of IP on the pharmaceutical sector, the protection of life forms and traditional knowledge, geographical indications, access to knowledge and public research institutes, and the role of competition policy. The challenges developing countries face in the TRIPS-Plus world are also explored in detail. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 222.00   Web: $ 199.80
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 73.00   Web: $ 58.40
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  2. The Militarization of the Persian Gulf

    The Militarization of the Persian Gulf

    Hossein Askari, Amin Mohseni, Shahrzad Daneshvar
    The Persian Gulf is arguably the most militarized region in the world. The authors of this insightful book examine military expenditures, arms imports and military deployment to analyze how and why this came to be. Muslim teachings have much to say about peace, war and economics, and this book explores the ways in which Islamic thought affects military and economic developments. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  3. Handbook of Innovation Systems and Developing Countries

    Handbook of Innovation Systems and Developing Countries

    Edited by Bengt-Åke Lundvall, K. J. Joseph, Cristina Chaminade, Jan Vang
    This Handbook is the first attempt to adapt the IS approach to developing countries from a theoretical and empirical viewpoint. The Handbook brings eminent scholars in economics, innovation and development studies together with promising young researchers to review the literature and push theoretical boundaries. They critically review the IS approach and its adequacy for developing countries, discuss the relationship between IS and development, and address the question of how it should be adapted to the realities of developing nations. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 229.00   Web: $ 206.10
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    2011   Paperback Price: $ 66.00   Web: $ 52.80
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  4. Diversity in Economic Growth

    Diversity in Economic Growth

    Edited by Gary McMahon, Hadi Salehi Esfahani, Lyn Squire
    Economists have long relied on cross-country regression analysis to identify the determinants of continued growth, but with only limited success. This book demonstrates the value of a different approach. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 170.00   Web: $ 153.00
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  5. Chinese Economic Development and the Environment

    Chinese Economic Development and the Environment

    Shunsuke Managi, Shinji Kaneko
    Over the past two decades, China has become an economic powerhouse. However, as the world’s largest producer of CO2 emissions, the scale and seriousness of China’s environmental problems are clearly evident. This pioneering book provides an economic analysis of the significant environmental and energy problems facing China in the 21st century. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  6. Understanding Economic Development

    Understanding Economic Development

    Colin White
    This fascinating book considers one of the most important problems in economics: the inception of modern economic development. There is at present no satisfactory explanation of the inception of modern economic development; an excessive focus on either pure theory or on unique histories limits the explanatory power. This book realises the need to integrate the two approaches, moving beyond the proximate causes of economic theory to review the role in an analytic narrative of significant ultimate causes – geography, risk environments, human capital, and institutions. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Handbook of Research on Cost–Benefit Analysis

    Handbook of Research on Cost–Benefit Analysis

    Robert J. Brent
    This Handbook provides an authoritative overview of current research in the field of cost–benefit analysis and is designed as a starting point for those interested in undertaking advanced research. The Handbook contains major contributions to the development of the field, focussing on standard microeconomic policy evaluations, the relatively neglected area of macroeconomic policy and its integration into a formal CBA framework, and dynamic considerations in CBA Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 264.00   Web: $ 237.60
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  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. 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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  20. 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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