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  1. Fiscal Decentralization and Local Finance in Developing Countries

    Fiscal Decentralization and Local Finance in Developing Countries

    Roy Bahl, Richard M. Bird
    This book draws on experiences in developing countries to bridge the gap between the conventional textbook treatment of fiscal decentralization and the actual practice of subnational government finance. The extensive literature about the theory and practice is surveyed and longstanding problems and new questions are addressed. It focuses on the key choices that must be made in decentralizing, on how economic and political factors shape the choices that countries make, and on how, by paying more attention to the need for a more comprehensive approach and the critical connections between different components of decentralization reform, everyone involved might get more for their money. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 190.00   Web: $ 171.00
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  2. 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
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  3. Law and Development

    Law and Development

    Frank H. Stephen
    This book draws on the analytical framework of New Institutional Economics (NIE) to critically examine the role which law and the legal system play in economic development. Analytical concepts from NIE are used to assess policies which have been supported by multilateral development organisations including securing private property rights, reform of the legal system and financial development. The importance of culture in shaping the legal environment, which in turn influences financial sector development, is also assessed using Oliver Williamson’s ‘levels of social analysis’ framework. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 115.00   Web: $ 103.50
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  4. Economic Stagnation in Japan

    Economic Stagnation in Japan

    Edited by Dongchul Cho, Takatoshi Ito, Andrew Mason
    Japan’s dramatic transformation from economic success to economic stagnation offers important policy lessons to advanced countries everywhere that are struggling with stagnation. The term ‘Japanization’ is often used by economists to describe long-term stagnation and deflation. Symptoms include high unemployment, weak economic activity, interest rates near zero, quantitative easing, and population aging. In the global context, what can governments do to mitigate the downward trends experienced by Japan? This judiciously timed book investigates in depth the causes of Japan’s ‘lost decades’ versus the real recovery achieved by the United States, and the lessons that can be learned. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  5. Sustainable Development Goals and Income Inequality

    Sustainable Development Goals and Income Inequality

    Edited by Peter A.G. van Bergeijk, Rolph van der Hoeven
    This timely book documents and analyses the seriousness of growing national inequality in different regions around the world. It argues that the treatment of inequality in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is wholly insufficient due to their failure to recognise the growing difference between the income of work and the income of capital and the super rich, and the strain this places on a country’s social fabric. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  6. The World Bank and the Globalisation of Housing Finance

    The World Bank and the Globalisation of Housing Finance

    Liam Clegg
    The World Bank remains one of the most prominent actors in the field of global development, and one of the foremost international organisations in contemporary global politics. Over its history, its lending for housing has mortgaged development by prioritising financial sector expansion over the needs of low-income groups. Through this book, Liam Clegg explores the drivers of World Bank operational practices, and the contribution of these operations to state transformations across the global South. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  7. Advanced Introduction to Cost–Benefit Analysis

    Advanced Introduction to Cost–Benefit Analysis

    Robert J. Brent
    This concise yet comprehensive introduction aims to outline the core principles of Cost–Benefit Analysis (CBA), laying them out in an accessible manner with minimum technical detail. The applied nature of the subject is emphasized by showing how each of the principles is applied to an actual public policy intervention, covering transport, education, health and the environment. Robert Brent demonstrates how economic efficiency and equity can be combined as social objectives to help determine decisions that can increase satisfaction for all. Learn More
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  8. 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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  9. Innovation in Developing and Transition Countries

    Innovation in Developing and Transition Countries

    Edited by Alexandra Tsvetkova, Jana Schmutzler, Marcela Suarez, Alessandra Faggian
    This edited work offers a multidisciplinary perspective on innovation challenges and innovative practices in the context of developing and transition countries. The contributions mostly embrace a national innovation system approach in an attempt to understand innovation processes and their implications at both macro and micro levels. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  10. The Economics of Natural Disasters

    The Economics of Natural Disasters

    Edited by Mark Skidmore
    This timely new collection presents essential readings for those interested in the economics of natural disasters. It features influential articles on the macroeconomic and regional impacts of natural disasters, natural disaster vulnerability, resilience, recovery and adaptation. Topics covered include short-run and long-run economic impacts, poverty and vulnerability, emerging life-saving technologies, the role of government in fostering resilience and adaptation in response to disasters. Together with an original introduction by the editor, this volume will be an invaluable source of reference for researchers and policymakers alike. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 465.00   Web: $ 418.50
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  11. A General Theory of Economic Development

    A General Theory of Economic Development

    Sung-Hee Jwa
    This book makes the bold attempt at proposing a new general theory of economic development. The main premise is that economic institutions and policies must embody ‘economic discrimination’ if there is to be any chance of real economic development. By economic discrimination, the author means ‘treating differences differently’ by selecting and supporting economic entities and behaviour that contribute positively to the economy. The book identifies markets, government and corporations as the ‘holy trinity of economic development’, that is, the three most important institutions that must work together via economic discrimination to steer the economy towards real transformative progress. The book also warns against the current trend of economic egalitarianism or ‘not treating differences differently’ because it destroys economic incentives and results in an array of economic problems including growth stagnation. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  12. Mapping a New World Order

    Mapping a New World Order

    Edited by Vladimir Popov, Piotr Dutkiewicz
    This book identifies possible factors responsible for the recent rise of many developing countries. It examines how robust these trends actually are and speculatively predicts the implications and consequences that may result from a continuation of these trends. It also suggests possible scenarios of future development. Ultimately, it argues that the rise of ‘the Rest’ would not only imply geopolitical shifts, but could lead to proliferation of new growth models in the Global South and to profound changes in international economic relations. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  13. The Rise to Market Leadership

    The Rise to Market Leadership

    Edited by Franco Malerba, Sunil Mani, Pamela Adams
    In recent years many new international market leaders from the BRICS countries have emerged in several manufacturing and service industries. This important study answers a number of crucial questions including, how did these companies rise up to become important players in their respective industries? What is the contribution of systemic and country specific factors? What is the role of internal firm factors in enabling these companies to become market leaders? The book presents evidence from companies in the automotive, pharmaceutical and ICT industries of China, India and Brazil. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  14. Handbook of Globalisation and Development

    Handbook of Globalisation and Development

    Edited by Kenneth A. Reinert
    Characterised by conceptual diversity, the Handbook of Globalisation and Development presents contributions from prominent international researchers on all aspects of globalisation and carefully considers their role across a whole host of development processes. The Handbook is structured around seven key areas: international trade, international production, international finance, migration, foreign aid, a broader view, and challenges. Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, the section on ‘a broader view’ delves into dimensions of globalisation and development that go beyond the mere economic, such as: culture, technology, health, and poverty. Carefully crafted, the chapters herein offer a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of the available research to date and provide an assessment of policy options across all areas considered. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 315.00   Web: $ 283.50
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  15. Living Wages Around the World

    Living Wages Around the World

    Richard Anker, Martha Anker
    This manual describes a new methodology to measure a decent but basic standard of living in different countries and how much workers need to earn to afford this, making it possible for researchers to estimate comparable living wages around the world and determine gaps between living wages and prevailing wages, even in countries with limited secondary data. Learn More
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  16. Corruption, Natural Resources and Development

    Corruption, Natural Resources and Development

    Edited by Aled Williams, Philippe Le Billon
    This book provides a fresh and extensive discussion of corruption issues in natural resources sectors. Reflecting on recent debates in corruption research and revisiting resource curse challenges in light of political ecology approaches, this volume provides a series of nuanced and policy-relevant case studies analyzing patterns of corruption around natural resources and options to reach anti-corruption goals. The potential for new variations of the resource curse in the forest and urban land sectors and the effectiveness of anti-corruption policies in resource sectors are considered in depth. Corruption in oil, gas, mining, fisheries, biofuel, wildlife, forestry and urban land are all covered, and potential solutions discussed. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  17. The Economics of Food Security

    The Economics of Food Security

    Edited by Raghbendra Jha, Raghav Gaiha
    Professor Jha and Professor Gaiha address important issues of food security in their wide-ranging selection of the most influential published contributions in this area of study. Their comprehensive, original introduction discusses each article and places it within the context of twelve distinct themes, from which emerges a cogent view of the developing scholarly literature in this area and of the challenges that still remain. These volumes will provide ready access to major landmark contributions in food security and thus be of interest to all academics, policymakers, international organizations and students working in this area. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 798.00   Web: $ 718.20
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  18. Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development

    Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development

    Edited by Erik S. Reinert, Jayati Ghosh, Rainer Kattel
    The Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development explores the theories and approaches which, over a prolonged period of time, have existed as viable alternatives to today’s mainstream and neo-classical tenets. With a total of more than 40 specially commissioned chapters, written by the foremost authorities in their respective fields, this volume represents a landmark in the field of economic development. It elucidates the richness of the alternative and sometimes misunderstood ideas which, in different historical contexts, have proved to be vital to the improvement of the human condition. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 399.95   Web: $ 359.96
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  19. Corruption and Economic Development

    Corruption and Economic Development

    Edited by Jayasri Dutta, Toke S. Aidt
    Corruption is an almost universal and persistent feature of the modern state. Commentators primarily view corruption as a major obstacle to development, whereas dissenting voices claim that corruption has the power to facilitate trade that would otherwise not have taken place. This comprehensive collection presents the most significant works contributing to our understanding of this debate, focusing on the key conceptual and theoretical issues and discussing anti-corruption policies. Alongside an original introduction by the editors, this collection is a highly valuable asset to scholars and academics alike. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 455.00   Web: $ 409.50
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  20. Innovation Systems for Development

    Innovation Systems for Development

    Edited by Bo Göransson, Claes Brundenius, Carlos Aguirre-Bastos
    The rise and expansion of organized scientific research has led individuals to become accustomed to an unceasing delivery of new scientific results and technical improvements that resolve even seemingly unsolvable problems. This timely book examines how science-based research and innovation is designed, implemented and applied in developing countries in support of development and poverty alleviation. The expert contributors trace and compare the emergence of national innovation systems (NIS) in four developing countries – Bolivia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Vietnam. Dedicated chapters on each country identify the main structural and organizational problems for improving the relevance and quality of research output for the productive sector, and conclude by offering suggestions on how the process of applying research outputs and innovations in support of development goals can be improved. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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